Why I hadn't fallen back yet

I trust technology.

I knew that my watch was wrong. On the night of the "Fall-Back" time warp, I refused to adjust my watch and my alarm clock, because I knew that they could do it automatically. They both receive a radio signal from Fort Collins in Colorado, which synchronizes them with the military's atomic clock. Yes, even though many of you probably can't stand this idea, the official time is whenever the military says it is. My dorm must have been a fallout shelter, because I don't get any radio signals. I have horrible TV reception, I don't pick up any wireless networks, and my clocks don't get the time signal like they do at home. My watch hasn't received a signal since before the clocks were turned back, so it is living one hour in the future. I know it will get a signal at some point, probably this weekend when I go home, and it will adjust to the correct time.

I am like this with a lot of technology, and I'm sure you've had similar experiences as well. When the vacuum doesn't get a thread on the carpet, it would be easy enough to bend over and pick it up. The Wysz does not bend over for a vacuum. Instead, I will give the vacuum as many chances as it needs to finally suck it up. If, after 100 passes the thread remains, I decide that the vacuum correctly identified the thread is part of the carpet, and therefore the thread is supposed to be there. I am not the first person to notice this vacuuming phenomenon, but I figured it is one that most people can understand.

My Jeep has automatic headlights. They turn on when my Jeep decides they're needed, and they turn off when Jeep deems them unnecessary. I am perfectly fine with this. There are many other examples, but this entry is long enough. The end.

Posted: Tue - October 28, 2003 at 10:10 PM