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Old 03-08-2008, 04:59 PM   #1
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Daylight Saving Time

For most USA residents

Starts tonight when 1AM becomes 2AM

http://aa.usno.navy.mil/faq/docs/daylight_time.php
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Old 03-08-2008, 07:43 PM   #2
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Not that I plan to be awake at that hour but I think you may be an hour early:

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On the second Sunday in March, clocks are set ahead one hour at 2:00 a.m. local standard time, which becomes 3:00 a.m. local daylight time.
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Not that I plan to be awake at that hour but I think you may be an hour early:
Yeah.

Realized that a while later.

Now I can't correct it and pretend it never happened.

But do remember to reset.
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I have some unkind words about daylight savings time.
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Is it because the bars close early?
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Yee-Haa!!! Most of my clocks will be correct again! (They've been wrong since the last time change! It never really mattered though because since I ER'd I never really care what time it is! )
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I have some unkind words about daylight savings time.
So do I!!

I mean really, can't they even make up their minds on what TIME it is in a given place and stick with it for the full year?

Indecision is an insiduous affliction. People can't decide where to live, so they have two homes. They can't decide what kind of car to buy, so they have three. They can't decide if they want to retire or not, so they take a part time job.

Pardon me, I feel a tirade coming on and I can't find a stump to stand on!! OK I'm done.
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I mean really, can't they even make up their minds on what TIME it is in a given place and stick with it for the full year?
Eh, you could always move back here.

I like it better when the stock market is on DST. Some standard-time mornings I get up before the opening bell and I'd rather join the action already in progress.
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Eh, you could always move back here.
I guess I just never adjusted well to this little idiosyncrasy of mainland life! Hawaii has a much more civilized approach to official time.

Of course, doing things on "Hawaiian time" doesn't necessarily mean following any official time standard so there's no point in having Daylight time in Hawaii. People show up when they get there. Seems reasonable to me.
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Of course, doing things on "Hawaiian time" doesn't necessarily mean following any official time standard so there's no point in having Daylight time in Hawaii. People show up when they get there. Seems reasonable to me.
Since I retired, I seldom have a clue what time it is. Other than if it's light out, it must be daytime....if it's dark, it must be nighttime. The only occasions that I actually need to know (or care) what time it is, is if I have an appointment (very seldom), or if we're going to a concert or play, or something like that. Otherwise, I'm livin' on island time.




Something that I've yet to figure out......Why the heck do they give retirees a wrist watch? 11 months into retirement, and mine's still wrapped up in the box! IF I need to wear a watch (seldom) my old one runs fine! Several months before ER'ing, I suggested to my former employer that they should just get me a gift certificate at the local butcher shop.......but Nooooo.....they give me a watch that I don't need instead. Dumb*sses!

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Goonie, that sounds great. I hope that time doesn't matter much to me either, in ER. I think that going to bed and waking up when I feel like it, will be the ultimate luxury.
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Goonie, that sounds great. I hope that time doesn't matter much to me either, in ER. I think that going to bed and waking up when I feel like it, will be the ultimate luxury.
If it's dark out, and I'm tired, I go to bed. If I wake up and it's light out, I get up....if it's still dark out, I roll over and go back to sleep. I usually don't get tired during the day, because when I see the sun high in the southern sky.....tired or not...... I know it's time for an afternoon siesta!
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Our power went out at 12:56, just a few minutes before daylight savings. It came back on about 45 minutes later. I can't help but wonder if the power outage was somehow caused by a computer glitch dealing with daylight savings.
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Goonie - now that is what I call LIVING. I try to keep the watch off my wrist on the weekends, but it seldom works out for me.

The day I can do that pretty much permanently is when I'll know that I've "made it"!!
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We don't observe it in Arizona. Who needs another hour of 110+ heat?
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It is amazing how many people think they really get an extra hour of day light, as if the sun shines longer.

I don't like DST. There have been several reports this year that it does not save energy.
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I like DST because for me it adds an hour of daylight to non-working hours (my time) and takes it out of getting ready for work or getting to work hours (not my time).

I can see if one is retired, or has a different daily routine, DST would be just a nuisance.

I thought the local all news radio station overdid it this morning though. They pointed out that we lose one hour of sleep, then proceeded to list the medical problems stemming from chronic insufficient sleep - as if "one hour" and "chronic" are the same thing. They didn't specifically say that DST causes things like ongoing irritability, depression, and poor work performance, but they managed to imply it.
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I dont really need this DST in this day and age why dont they just move it once and leave it there or compromise and move it half an hour and be done with it.Why the heck are we doing it anyway?because its dark?i got lights now
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