Sunday, July 20, 2008

Do You Have the Time?

I don't have a watch. Tom does and it has local and East Coast time, so I have been using his East Coast time and changing it by two hours to figure out what you-all are doing in Minnesota (usually when I'm up you're sleeping). I am embarrassed to admit that it wasn't until yesterday that I figured out a pretty good trick for figuring out the time back home. When I had Tom's watch, I figured out I could take the current time, add two hours and change the AM to PM to get East Coast time. Then, I had to subtract two hours to get Minnesota time. Some of you math-people might already be there. Here's the trick to get Minnesota time: We're twelve hours off. I just change the AM to PM. Duh.

6 comments:

j'adoube said...

Had a lot of fun reading your stuff, thanks! I do think that is the chin of a much younger woman though ;)

carrie said...

Wait a sec ... are you doing some fuzzy math there? Isn't the east coast *one* hour off from MN? Or am I missing the whole middle-eastern-US time zone?

Anonymous said...

Esmirelda says,
The am to pm makes sense if you really are 1/2 way around the world. Pretty scary. Love.

Alex said...

Well, Carrie's right as usual. We're eleven hours apart. And I thought I was so clever. I just had the incorrect Minnesota time on my digital camera.

And thanks for noticing that my chin is young. It's always hard to tell how old I am until you see the dowager's hump and peg-leg.

j'adoube said...

Hmm, with stunning physical features like those, AND your obvious flawless sense of time and space, I can't imagine why a mere personality quirk would prevent you from having a meaningful relationship! Wishing you safe travel home :)

j'adoube said...

PS...after posting the above comment I realized that using the word "meaningful" was a poor choice. By simply reading your blog one can easily see that you have many relationships that you hold dear! My bad!