It’s Party Time!

It’s Party Time!

My friend, Nancy, is into numbers. She knew way ahead of time that this New Year’s Day would be 1-1-11. She hosted a party with a start time of 11:00 a.m. That’s 1-1-11 at 11. Cool.

Now, I never go to parties on New Year’s Eve, or any other eve. I am definitely a morning person and I turn into a pumpkin way before midnight. So a party that starts at 11:00 a.m.? That’s my kind of party.

I arrive a few minutes late. Nancy is there. Lucy, her friend who is helping her with the party, is there. I am there. No one else is there.

Nancy had changed the start time to 1:00 p.m. due to the weather forecast (making that 1-1-11 at 1, still numerically correct). Only some of us didn’t get that update. Me. I wasn’t a few minutes late. I was two hours early.

That didn’t bother us.

I followed Nancy and Lucy around the kitchen while they finished preparing the food items for the party. Mostly everything was ready; ready enough for me to eat. I had the required black-eyed peas, vegetarian tamales, and chips and queso (just a taste of queso).

I got my own private party. It was fun. I’m glad I didn’t know about the time change, as I had to be somewhere at 1:00. I wouldn’t have gone to the party if I had known it started at 1:00 p.m.

A few minutes before I left, two other people showed up. They also thought they were late. They were only one hour early. They got their own private party, too.

A good time was had by all.


Ahead of its time

My VCR has already updated its clock, back to Standard time. The VCR was made before the last law change by Congress to Daylight Savings/Standard time and its programming is based on the previous time schedule.

The first time the VCR changed to Standard time and it was an hour earlier than the current, “real” time, I dutifully updated it back to Daylight Savings time. It was in sync for a few weeks until we went to Standard time and then I had to manually change the time again.

Now I just let the VCR be an hour different for a few weeks, twice a year. It’s a low tech solution, and it works for me.