Here's a very simple extension for getting the current time and/or date in the local time zone.
Sample Vocola commands using the extension:
what day is it = Date.Now(); what short day is it = Date.Now("%m/%d/%y"); what time is it = Date.Now("%I:%M %p"); tell me the time = TTSPlayString(Date.Now("the time is %H hours and %M minutes"));
The default format is December 23, 2010; the second command above produces 12/23/10, and the third 11:04 AM at this moment. See here for the codes you can pass to control the formatting.
Date.Now is an extension function so you can write
Eval( Date.Now("%Y")+1 ) for next year.