>When is that again?

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Let me apologize. You are going to be confused.

Today, I saw a commercial for a movie that starts on Friday, 11/11/11.  But the announcer said it was going to be shown at midnight on Thursday. 

Technically, midnight on Thursday happens on Wednesday night.

I told you you would be confused.

Would you like a diagram?

At 11:59 PM on Wednesday, it’s still Wednesday. One minute later, however, it is Thursday at 12:00 AM, what we all call midnight.  But we still call that Wednesday night…even though it’s really Thursday…morning.

So, is the movie is going to be released at 12:00 AM on 11/10/11 or is it going to be released at 12:00 AM on 11/11/11?

Want to be confused more?

What day will it be a year from today? Is it 11/8/12 or is it 11/7/12? 365 days would be one less day on the calendar than it is today. But one year from today is the same date with a high number for the year.

How about a month? Is it 30 days from today or this same day of the month in December?

Blame my stupid random thoughts on the fact that I had to turn back my clock simply because of a lame tradition with little basis in scientific fact.

2 thoughts on “>When is that again?

  1. Susan Cooper

    >Hi, Love your Blog. You are such a refreshing delight to read. I found you through the Sac Bee Blog Conference last week and was so very happy to have had the opportunity to meet you and to gain some knowledge about blogging. :-),
    Susan Cooper

  2. Ms. Chick

    >Hi Susan! Thanks so much of the compliment. Glad you enjoy my silly writing. It was great to meet you at the panel.


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