THE PHILADELPHIA EXPERIMENT

Admittedly, I did not plan on waking up at 2pm this afternoon but seeing as how I went to bed at 5am, it could not be helped. That damn Wikipedia sometimes can waste hours of your time at a blink of an eye.

Undeterred, I got up, had some breakfast, got changed, played some Xbox 360, and then proceeded with my original plan. I was going to work today. We’ve got lots to do on the game so the more I can do before the break ends, the better shape I’ll be in when crunch time comes. Plus, I wanted to see how it felt going to work in the late afternoon instead of the late morning.

I breezed into work a little before 5pm after leaving the house just after 4pm. Surprisingly, one guy was in the office but he was using his computer to play Battlefield 2142. It took me about an hour to settle in and remember what I was doing before the break. Looking through my code, I planned what needed to be written next.

Around 7pm, I got hungry and it was off to the Japanese restaurant up the street to pick up a bento box for dinner. Returning with my dinner, I spent the next twenty minutes eating and reading Xbox 360 game reviews on the web.

It was then back to work. I worked straight, essentially without any breaks, until 11:30pm when I decided it was probably wise to take the second to last bus of the night.

There were several things I noticed after I did my stint at work. The first was that I really enjoyed being there. I got lots done and I felt like I was super focused on my tasks. Usually, I feel a dip in my energy level in the afternoon on a normal day but not tonight. I powered right through the six plus hours. In general, I felt very productive and wished every work day could be like this. When I returned home, I felt completely relaxed and quite pleased with the whole evening.

I only left because I didn’t want to get caught downtown after the buses stopped running, otherwise I would have stayed later. In fact, I was on the verge putting some really cool stuff into the game. I think I might return to the studio either Friday or Saturday afternoon to finish off the current task I’m on.

I’m of the opinion now that I’d probably enjoy a 4pm – 12am shift if that could be arranged. Now, I know some of you are probably wondering how that might impact my social life, but to be very honest, nearly all my friends have moved away, so it wouldn’t change it all that much.

If you’re wondering, the title of this post refers to an incident (real or fictional, depending on the source) that occurred on a US Navy ship in the 40s. According to some, an accident caused the ship to briefly teleport to another location. Upon it’s return, some say five crewmen were found fused to ship. Neat stuff!

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