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Old September 25 2009, 01:59 AM   #1
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What did you see?

It's September 23, 1988.

You just blacked out 2 minutes and saw "something", the time you saw was September 23, 2009 9:37am. (21 years)


What would your younger self have thought about what you saw.
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Even though I'm the one asking, I can't really say what I would have thought. I was in the 8th grade and hadn't even thought of joining the navy yet. Even after getting out, I still work for them and it's been my entire adult life. I would have seen my desk and probably a program we use...maybe me surfing the internet when I should be working. The only things that would have really given any information are; my command ball cap from the last ship I was on, a Certificate for 15 years service to the US Gov't, and my challenge coin collection that I try to get one from every ship I can all on a shelf above my desk. Oh, a couple of individually wrapped cookies with japanese writing on them would have been my only clue I'm in Japan, something I would never have dreamed of at the time.

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Just thought it would be a fun little thought experiment, I used the 21 year timeframe from the book instead of the 6 month one from the series...most people haven't had any major changes in six months. The exact time and date are just random ones I picked.
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Old September 25 2009, 02:27 AM   #2
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Re: What did you see?

I was 6 so probabally something like:

"Eh? Wierd. Ooh! Ninja Turtles is on!"

Especially since at 9:37am yesterday I was dead to the world, sleeping all day on my day off.
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Old September 25 2009, 05:33 AM   #3
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Re: What did you see?

Heh. I would have been three... But remembering what I was like back then (and yes, I remember quite a bit from that age), I probably would have figured out what was going on. I'd be watching myself sitting in Lit Crit, so I really wouldn't know what everyone is talking about, but I'd realize that I'm in school, which three-year-old me would absolutely love.

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Old September 25 2009, 05:45 AM   #4
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Re: What did you see?

My younger self would have been 19. And he'd probably come away from the experience extremely depressed if he had a chance to find out anything regarding personal circumstances.

If all he was able to do was just see things, he'd probably first say:

"What a cool-looking Mac".

Followed by

"Holy S**t where's my hair???"

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Old September 25 2009, 06:41 AM   #5
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Re: What did you see?

Three-year old me: "I get to sleep past seven? Being twenty-four rules! ...why is there a girl next to me? That's gross."
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Old September 25 2009, 06:48 AM   #6
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Re: What did you see?

I would have been one, so I probably wouldn't have understood a bit of it, and would have forgotten it just as quickly.
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Old September 25 2009, 06:53 AM   #7
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damn bunch of youngins !
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Old September 25 2009, 07:00 AM   #8
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Re: What did you see?

I was five at that time. After the experience, I probably would've just wondered, "What's the Trek BBS?"

Although, I might have still been in bed. In what time zone would it have been 9:37 am? Whatever one we happened to be in? 'Cause that's not how it worked in the TV show (maybe it was different in the book, I don't know).
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Old September 25 2009, 07:18 AM   #9
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Yeah, I know that's not how it worked on the show...or in the book. So yeah, it's whatever timezone you're in.
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Old September 25 2009, 09:47 AM   #10
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Re: What did you see?

"How did the house get so messy?"

EDIT: Oh, wait, 9:37a.m.?

"Cool! I have a TV & a Nintendo in my room!"
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Old September 25 2009, 09:56 AM   #11
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Re: What did you see?

My four year old self (almost five) wouldn't have seen anything, because I was asleep at 9:37 AM on the 23rd.
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Old September 25 2009, 10:03 AM   #12
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Re: What did you see?

I would have seen me, dripping with the cold, stripping paint off an old picture frame back to the veneer. Then sneezing on the Jack Russell. Then starting a really stupidly big medieval tapestry. If you're going to do something stupid, make sure it's monumentally stupid, I say.
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Old September 25 2009, 12:40 PM   #13
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I would have seen me checking out customers at a bank. Ooo, exciting!
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Old September 25 2009, 03:55 PM   #14
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Re: What did you see?

I spent the entire day and much of the night getting notes on a script. I think my younger, just post-college self would have been thrilled.
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Old September 25 2009, 03:58 PM   #15
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Re: What did you see?

I would have seen myself sitting at a desk at a software company, writing programs. I'd be all, "What the hell language is that? I only know BASIC!" But I'd be pretty happy I was programming for a living. Woot woot!
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