Time appears to be evaporating. I'm really at a loss to understand where it is going.

Maybe I'm stuck in some sort of twilight zone reality--you know, the kind where time accelerates when you're not looking. A cat jumps into my lap. I pet it for a few minutes. It jumps down. I look at the clock and 2.5 hours have gone by. If I didn't know any better, I'd be rather paranoid, assuming that it was a classic case of missing time and that I had been abducted by aliens as part of some grand experiment.

Or maybe it's just this damned computer. A blessing and a curse all at the same time.


I'll be so glad when this week is over. I've had better. I mean it's not like the Year of Hell episode of Star Trek Voyager, but still. There was much gruntle and little progress.

The again, maybe a temporal incursion is just what I need. Yeah, where's a Krenim Timeship when you need one? You know, the one with Red Forman on a quest to make things right again.

Or... Maybe temporal incursions are what seems to be sucking all the time away.

Nah. It's probably just dark matter. It fucks up everything.

Posted by jzawodn at March 27, 2003 12:13 AM

Reader Comments
# Zak Greant said:

Bummer man. I call this syndrome the 10-minute blink.

If it is any consolation, this has been a crap-tastic week for me as well. I am just glad that, unlike you, I don't have any books to work on for the next few months.

on March 27, 2003 01:45 AM
# Techno said:

Any time I find myself comparing any given day to a Star Trek Voyager episode I know there's something sorely amiss.

Still it's better than being chased down by a rutting vulcan swinging a sharpened art-deco lamp.

on March 27, 2003 08:26 AM
# Kirk said:

Okay, the URL is a joke but, since I'm technically working right now, it's applicable. Fortunately, with the onset of nice weather here in OH (Finally!), it's quiet on the helpdesk. Since it was quiet, I thought I'd surf over and see what Jeremy is up to these days. A depressing experience. Just when I think I might be entering into the world of geekdom...sheesh. I'm just now teaching myself Perl. Sigh, I have so far to go. However, that aside, my comment has more to do with the cat reference than the time reference. I scrolled through the blogs and didn't find this addressed anywhere else: Why do some many geeks have cats? I'm only a geek wannabe and *I* have a cat. Let's face it, cats are not computer friendly. When they aren't jumping on the keyboard, they are demanding attention. Mine starts whining the moment she hears my typing. If it weren't for her demands to go outside and hunt down mice, I'd get no peace. (She was homeless and showed up at my door in a rainstorm one day so she's used to being outside, calm down already.) My dryer just buzzed me so I'll close.

on March 27, 2003 07:46 PM
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