Saturday, November 5, 2011

Changes

Is anyone with me on this whole time change thing?

Meaning that it's crap.

I keep hearing how people love dalight saving time because there is more light.
There is no more light than if it were standard time. The government just moved it.

It is lighter because there are more daylight hours during the summer.

Between the winter solstice and summer solstice the days gradually get longer.
After the summer solstice, the days gradually shorten until winter solstice where they start lengthening again.

I read that the Department of Energy did a study that we actually do save energy because of the change.
Is it really due to the change?
Or is it because it naturally stays lighter longer during the same time frame as daylight savings time?



Instead of it starting to get light when I get up.
It's gonna be pitch black.
Awesome!

I have a hard enough time getting up at 6 am.

 Now, we have come to the end of daylight saving time.

And other people are excited because they get an extra hour of sleep.
Does that even really work?
Don't you kind of lose it at the end of the day?
You know, you end up staying up later since you are not tired and are more tired the next day.

I really wish it would be left well enough alone.
Just leave it standard time all the way around.

I used to know exactly when it would be.
End of April.
End of October.

Congress had to go screw with it some more.
After 50 years.

Yep, it's what I love about America.



11 comments:

  1. "Is it really due to the change?"
    You mean we change our clocks due to menopause?????
    Yegods, I better give Mrs. Penwasser a wide berth!!!

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  2. Or, as I prefer to call it: Mentalpause.
    Extra hour of sleep, though. That's why I'm still up.

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  3. Al, I don't even know why I am still up.
    If I didn't know better I would say I have mentalpause.

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  4. My daughter hates the daylight savings time like she hates nothing. I conceded to a lot of things when we moved to America that is why it di not seem like a big deal to me. I heard that a lot of heart attacks (or symptoms of heart attact) occur in April when we turn the clock forward as people get tense because of one hour being minused. Great post.

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  5. Munir, In the grand scheme of things it is not that big of a deal. I have heard there are more traffic accidents too. Either because people are tired or because of sun glare going to or from work that they are not used to.

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  6. Oops, I didn't know. Thanks for this post. Guess I need to change my clocks tonight (?). What I hate most of all about it is, if you don't know/remember, you're really screwed.
    xoRobyn

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  7. Time change drives me crazy. They don't do it in lots of other countries.

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  8. Robyn, It changed this morning at 2 am. so you definitely ought to change them.

    Belle, I know. My mom grew up without it because at that time eastern Iowa didn't participate. Now the whole state does. D:

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  9. Thanks to you, Ruth, I was on time for work. Funny I didn't even notice the extra hour of sleep but I did notice the extra darkness this morn.
    Be well.
    xoRobyn

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  10. Robyn, I am glad I could be of use. :)

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