Got the time?  

rm_VoodooGuru1 49M
2116 posts
8/22/2005 10:20 am

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7/14/2007 9:00 pm

Got the time?

You know how psyched you are when you find a twenty dollar bill in a suit you haven’t worn since last fall? Or even finding a shiny quarter in the supermarket parking lot?

Well I just found something more valuable than money... time!

A while ago I was working and looked at my digital clock and read 1:14. “Yipes!” I thought, “I gotta get going here, my queries are going to run for at least an hour, and I’m still writing the code!”

So I start coding double time, complete it, debug it, and load it, and I kick it off. I push back from my desk, mildly self-satisfied that I got the script done and it was successfully running, and went out to get a yummy frappucino. In my car I look at my watch and... it’s a little past noon. I thought it was around two o'clock... what gives? Did my power go off or something?

I get my yummy frappucino (not from Starbucks, but from my locally owned independent coffee house - see Some Things I Know if you wonder why I mention this), say hello to a girl I knew in high school who’s there with her kid (didn’t we fool around once at an orchard party?), and drive home.

I come in, expecting to reset the clock, but it’s showing the correct time now. Huh?

Ahhhhhh! The one was hiding. When I looked and read the clock earlier, it was at a slight angle so I didn’t see the leading one... it had been actually 11:14. I had found two hours!

I was happy, yes, but not as happy as I would have been had I found $20.00 in a suit. Why is that? I mean, two hours are worth a lot more than $20.00, both in opportunity cost and actual income, and these were two hours that I had written off.

Time is worth more than money, because once you spend it, you can never get it back. And as I’ve been writing this, and thinking of time in economic terms, I’ve come to realize that the value of time, as both a real and subjective good, increases over time. This year is more valuable than the last; today is more valuable than yesterday, and tomorrow will be more expensive.

So, procrastinating reader, you got something you need to do? Something you should do? Something you want to do? Do it now, do it today. Take your child to the zoo, or read her her favorite bedtime story for the 1000th time; tell your partner you love him; YES, do it honey - go back to school! That “thing” you’ve been curious but apprehensive to try in the bedroom... do it tonight.

Time is on sale today, but the price goes up tomorrow.

SunneyOne 43F

8/22/2005 1:27 pm

However, that extra time sucks when it is time at work and you are in serious need of a filthy assed dirty martini. Trust me... I looked at my watch (which has no numbers) and thought it said 5pm. Clock shows 4p. As to why my watch has no numbers, it has those lines, and I guess you're supposed to be able to count them. However, when looking through glazed, martini-needing corneas, things become a bit skewed. Perhaps I need a dorky digital watch.

rm_VoodooGuru1 49M
2053 posts
8/22/2005 1:53 pm

Dirty Martini where? Dan Marino's, Across the bay at Blue Martini?

Me? If I still drank, I'd love to have a cider at Moon Under Water.

jo7270 46F

8/23/2005 7:32 am

well, Voodoo, i've got the time.... you??????

TexasMar 43F

8/23/2005 8:03 am

I share MzHuny's opinion.

It's displays of intelligence and compassion like this that attract me to a guy quickest, not displays of his cock!

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