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October 30th, 2006

October 30th, 2006
04:56 pm

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The Time Warp
A few minutes ago, in my brain-fogged Monday morning state (I should be shambling about with outstretched arms moaning "Braaaains" this morning if I have to be out of bed at all), I looked at my watch and thought "crud, it's 11:30, I'm late taking my pill, and it's time for lunch." And I only realized half an hour later that I had forgotten to reset my watch and it was really only 10:30. It's gonna be a long wait until dinner, I fear. (Unless I do end up snacking on my officemates' brains.)

Which reminds me -- didn't our dumb-assed leaders pass something that was supposed to make the switch to daylight wasting time three weeks later in the fall and three weeks earlier in the spring? I remember thinking how huge a pain in the ass it would be because people's computers would be switching at the wrong time. Going to daylight saving time year around, I would get behind, but just changing the schedule slightly isn't worth the disruption. Did they realize it was a bad idea and quietly undo it, or did the entire country just ignore it?

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05:18 pm

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Chambanacon (and Windy)
Well, it took all afternoon, but eventually I got the Hilton to take my reservation, so I have a room for Chambanacon. (A word to the wise: the hotel seems to be out of 2-bed rooms, and looks to be full enough that if you miss the deadline for the convention rate, you probably won't even be able to get a 1-bed room at the convention rate. Based on something the clerk mumbled, you might be able to book a room on the web using the group code 'CHA' -- but since I didn't know that until I'd already gotten a room by phone, I don't know if that actually works.)

If I can manage to arrange for dog care, I'll actually be at the con.

Which is the same boat as I'm in for Windycon.

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