All day I've been thinking it's March already. My watch (the $13 one that has outlasted all other watches combined) tells me it is "3-1" today. I believed it until a few minutes ago.

I was catching up weblog reading and came across Brad Fitzpatrick's leap year entry. Then I realized that, while reliable, my cheap-ass watch doesn't have a clue what year it is. Doh! <homer>stupid watch!</homer>

On the other hand, this completely rocks. I just got back an entire day! It's like daylight savings time, only 24 times better. (And don't get me started on how ridiculous daylight savings time is.)

Maybe this is some sort of cosmic debt system. All those times in the last few years when I've left a meeting and said, "well there's an hour of my life I'll never get back" may have just been erased.

All hail the cheap watch!

Of course, if this had happened during the week I probably wouldn't have been duped as easily. Such is life.

Posted by jzawodn at February 29, 2004 08:48 PM

Reader Comments
# Ferg said:

I'm still rather fond of the invention of February 30th. Ooops, damn coding bug.

on February 29, 2004 09:24 PM
# Scott Johnson said:

Damn this fancy calendar watch! It knew the year. I would have loved to have recaptured a day in the same fasion you did.

on February 29, 2004 09:49 PM
# Bob said:

Oh to gain a day... I depart tomorrow for France and I will be losing 6 hours of my life not counting the 10 hours in transit. Of course, I will be gaining the 6 hours when I return if I can stay awake long enough to enjoy it. Somehow I dount those hours will be high quality given the jet lag.

If only I could use those flight hours productively. I am suprised that more airlines don't offer seat power outlets for road warriors. American Airlines is pretty good about seat power but the other major airlines just don't get it. I guess they are busy figuring out how to fit one more seat per row on their jets.

on February 29, 2004 10:23 PM
# imabug said:

hmm, just noticed today while I was reading your entry that my watch did the same thing. Only it was telling me today was March 2. I usually don't wear my watch on weekends anyway, so no big loss.

on March 1, 2004 06:17 AM
# dws said:

Oops. My hundred dollar watch lost a day, too. Thanks for the heads up. I might not have noticed for a few days.

on March 1, 2004 07:20 PM
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