First someone had the bright idea to schedule the Daylight Savings Time (which I hate) jump to coincide with April Fool's Day.

I thought it was a joke and went to bed early, tired from something or other.

So I woke up utterly confused on Sunday, with two clocks telling me different things. I was tired anyway, so I turned off the alarm and rolled over. As you might expect, I woke up promptly at the crack of 1pm (or noon?) and felt a bit out of phase with the world for the remainder of the day.

Strike one.

Today, struggling to stay awake, I called the eye doctor to find out if my new sunglasses are ever going to show up. I'd been without them for a few weeks, after losing my previous pair and having to undergo an exam to get a new prescription. (It's okay. I was due for one.)

"Oh, your glasses are here!"

"Uhm, when were you planning to call me?"

Strike two.

The new glasses fit quite nicely and the prescription is only slightly different from the one I had before. Of course it's different enough that the world appears to be just a bit odd in a way that's hard to put my finger on.

And that gives me a slight headache.

Strike three.

In unrelated news, I'm not actually working at Google. I'm pretty sure most people figured out the April Fool's Day joke, but I did get some strange emails about it.

In more unrelated news, the best headline of the day award goes to: Trust Me, I'm A Jedi Scientist -- Those Aren't The Fraudulent Clicks You Were Looking For.

We need more references to Jedi Mind Tricks in day to day life.

Posted by jzawodn at April 03, 2006 09:42 PM

Reader Comments
# Jeffrey Friedl said:

Whether you like it or not, a good story about it can be found at

I found it interesting, at least, when I read it a few years ago.

on April 4, 2006 02:54 AM
# pmp said:

> As you might expect, I woke up promptly at the crack of 1pm (or noon?) and felt a bit out of phase with the world for the remainder of the day.

You obviously don't have children! I can't remember the last time I woke up at noon... enjoy it while it lasts.

on April 4, 2006 08:43 AM
# Abhishek Goyal said:

I didn't realise that it was on 1st april. I was seriously disheartened to read it (i am an ex-yahoo from bangalore office).

on April 6, 2006 02:32 PM
# Vishy said:

Don't mean to sound too pedantic, but it's Daylight Saving Time, not Daylight SavingS Time. The switcah causes us to save some daylight for the end of the day, so 'daylight saving' is an adjective to time. Kind of like: "Whoa! It's 5:00pm--dog walking time."

on April 10, 2006 11:12 AM
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