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Saving Time

March 10, 2012

What are you going to do, all good things come to end and the comfort of living by standard time is one of them. In just under seven hours we jump back into that crazy time of year where we start saving time again for whatever reason. Soon it’ll be light out until, I don’t know, something like 3:00 a.m., I think, and we’ll have to struggle to find a quiet, comfortable – and dark – corner.

So here it is. For the next 149 days, until November 4th, we’ll all struggle with knowing what time it really is. Some of us will be places early and the some of us will be places late and some of us won’t know what time we’re supposed to be places. If you’re looking for me, I’ll be holed up in a dark place somewhere waiting for the sun to go down.


6 Comments leave one →
  1. Marlana permalink
    March 10, 2012 7:44 pm

    The first few days of Daylight Savings Time is always a challenge for me. I also like the night life, and tend to be a night owl, so I cope with bamboo coverings on the windows so I am not waking up to full sun every morning at 5am.


    • Michael Fishman permalink
      March 10, 2012 7:59 pm

      I have sun blocking shades. This year I pulled one over on Daylight Savings Time by turning all my clocks forward an hour yesterday so tomorrow I won’t have lost an hour and it’ll be business as usual!


  2. March 10, 2012 11:03 pm

    the day after the clocks change, my kids and i have this thing where we say as a joke, “it’s 4 oclock, but really its 3 o’clock…if it was yesterday” (we’re all in different states now, so i can guarantee tomw I’ll get texts from at least a few of them saying it! ) We do that for at least 3 or 4 days after a time change because it’s such a senseless exercise!
    I tell you what i don’t understand? what happens to the tv/radio programming at 2am change time? does some show get cut when we lose the hour, and added in when we get it back? maybe one of your night owls can check that out tonight and report back!


    • Michael Fishman permalink
      March 11, 2012 5:20 am

      I’ve wondered the same thing about TV at 2:00 a.m. and if people working radio only get paid for seven hours instead of eight.


  3. March 11, 2012 10:39 am

    Daylight “saving” time in the Spring is really “losing” time, isn’t it? As we spring-forward an hour, thus losing an hour which makes it lighter longer in the evening but darker in the morning, hence as we’ve done is screwed up our internal clocks. **ugh** I don’t like it, never have. It’s an outdated “custom”. Just leave it alone already.


    • Michael Fishman permalink
      March 11, 2012 2:50 pm

      Yeah, I’d like to see it done away with. Get rid of it and we can all save a lot of grief and headaches!


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