Thursday, November 5, 2009

Back to the Future

I am living precisely 1 hour in the future. Ok - it's just that I didn't change the clock last week. What's the point of changing something that's going to just change back? As EW's character in her Trib story said "What's the point of ironing?" Anyway, there are extreme advantages to this new way of life - not only have I saved the precious 30 - 40 seconds that this work would have taken, but I also have a far more positive approach to getting up in the morning, now that I feel like everything is happening an hour later. I've even half managed to take back up my old habit of getting up early to write and/or do practical writing related things, which is fantastic actually. This morning I made out a mini writing plan - goals I want to reach, how I plan to reach em etc, and feeling more energetic in general.
The drawback is that I am working a full hour later in the evening, altho the local pub is running great bar extensions every night, so plenty of time to catch up. I can highly recommend it anyway - as a way of life - c'mon everyone now and live in the future with me!! Change your clocks now early for next year, and laugh as you arrive into work at 9.30 in the morning, instead of the usual 8.30 etc etc

9 comments:

Titus said...

I am so confused by this that I can't work out whether you're a genius or not.

Totalfeckineejit said...

This is probably a really good idea, or a bad one ,or somewhere between the two, well done.

LilyS said...

I set my phone clock 40 mins fast to trick myself into getting up earlier and now my brain just knows. I do like your thinking though.

Niamh B said...

Thanks Titus - yes I am - my mother says so.
TFE - yes it definitely fits in one of those categories, how very astute of you.
Thanks Lily - your brain is obviously less easily tricked than mine!!

the watercats said...

I just spent an entire year living that other hour... whatever the reverse was.. ?.. now I'm all over the place, I'm so used to re-reading the clock in the morning. I have to second guess my second guess... the universe sucks!

NanU said...

Now there's an idea. I tried it for a while in college and kept messing up going to class, but it's worth a new effort.

Niamh B said...

Watercats - never thought of that... I'll have to change the clocks next May to stay one hour ahead forever, maybe even go 2 hours ahead next year then, or maybe it could just be a winter thing.
NanU - yeah I always used to forget in college, to change the clock at all, so for those 4 terrible mornings I was one whole hour early.

Totalfeckineejit said...

Even if you were half an hour late you'd still be half an hour early,this could disrupt the entire faragile balance of the universe. So if the world ends Tomorrow and if there is enough time, I'll be blaming Ye.

Niamh B said...

I'm never more than 25 minutes late for anything, so don't worry, the world won't end on my watch