Heh-heh-heh!!!!! I've often noticed that the smoke seems more prominent the next day myself, and have read of others feeling the same way. I think the main cause is that you're around the smoker most of the day/night and are carrying that with you everywhere you walk. Your clothes are permeated pretty well just after a few minutes.
A major part of your sense of taste begins with smell. Have you ever noticed how bland and poorly your food tastes when you are suffering from a head-cold? You can't perceive the normal flavors of the food because you can't smell it. Anyway, your sense of smell has become so accustomed to the smoke odors that when you finally sit down to eat, you have a reduced perception of the flavor.
A word of caution on smoke: if it tastes great after you haven't been around the smoker for a day or two, then you got it right...if you were to run a longer smoke period or a bit heavier smoke, you may end up over-doing the smoke and have a very strong flavor.
Sounds to me like you got it just right, brother!