Join Early Retirement Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Daylight savings time begins Sunday at 2am
Old 03-09-2013, 07:16 AM   #1
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
obgyn65's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: midwestern city
Posts: 4,061
Daylight savings time begins Sunday at 2am

And with a nice article about grumpiness associated with time change :-)

http://www.11alive.com/news/article/...ses-grumpiness
__________________

__________________
Very conservative with investments. Not ER'd yet, 48 years old. Please do not take anything I write or imply as legal, financial or medical advice directed to you. Contact your own financial advisor, healthcare provider, or attorney for financial, medical and legal advice.
obgyn65 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 03-09-2013, 04:16 PM   #2
Recycles dryer sheets
lemming's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 414
Fortunately I just woke up from a nap to see this reminder.
__________________

__________________
lemming is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2013, 06:12 PM   #3
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
easysurfer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 7,885
I'm gonna set my clocks ahead now.

That way when I wake up in the morning, I won't feel so behind
__________________
Have you ever seen a headstone with these words
"If only I had spent more time at work" ... from "Busy Man" sung by Billy Ray Cyrus
easysurfer is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2013, 06:18 PM   #4
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
easysurfer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 7,885
I just finished setting.

No wonder I'm so hungry
__________________
Have you ever seen a headstone with these words
"If only I had spent more time at work" ... from "Busy Man" sung by Billy Ray Cyrus
easysurfer is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2013, 06:50 PM   #5
gone traveling
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 333
Just finished setting all of mine in the house. (and changed the batteries in my smoke alarms - which I do when the time changes like this twice year) Will do the cars tomorrow.
__________________
HighRoller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2013, 07:13 PM   #6
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
freebird5825's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: East Nowhere, 43N Latitude, NY
Posts: 9,017
Snarl....

oh wait, I've been FIREd for almost 6 years. Never mind.

Long ago and far away, when I was chasing a paycheck and fame , the transition to DST caused grumpiness for me. Sleep and I have always been very good friends.
__________________
"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." - Walt Disney
freebird5825 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2016, 09:37 AM   #7
Full time employment: Posting here.
Silver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Orlando, Fl
Posts: 580
Bumping this old thread to remind everyone of the time change this week-end.


Ugh.....I hate time changes. Takes me several days to get comfortable with it.
__________________
You're only crazy if you're poor. If you have money, you're eccentric.
Silver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2016, 10:20 AM   #8
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
audreyh1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Rio Grande Valley
Posts: 16,457
And all of a sudden the US mainland flights start arriving on Hawaii one hour earlier! Magic!
__________________
Well, I thought I was retired. But it seems that now I'm working as a travel agent instead!
audreyh1 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2016, 10:22 AM   #9
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
steelyman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Triangle
Posts: 3,218
Welcome, obgyn65.
__________________

steelyman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2016, 10:32 AM   #10
Dryer sheet aficionado
noone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by steelyman View Post
Welcome, obgyn65.
Noone likes your sense of humor.
__________________
Noone knows everything
noone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2016, 10:36 AM   #11
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
steelyman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Triangle
Posts: 3,218
Them's fightin words. Unless you are noone.
__________________

steelyman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2016, 03:28 PM   #12
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Nodak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Cavalier
Posts: 2,317
I wish they would just abandon the whole concept of DST.
__________________
"Don't take life so serious, son. It ain't nohow permanent." Pogo Possum (Walt Kelly)
Nodak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2016, 03:30 PM   #13
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
RockyMtn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: North Scottsdale
Posts: 1,229
One nice thing about living in Arizona....never have to change the clocks!
__________________
FIRE'D in July 2009 at 51...Never look back!
RockyMtn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2016, 06:52 PM   #14
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Senator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Eagan, MN
Posts: 3,045
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nodak View Post
I wish they would just abandon the whole concept of DST.
Actually, that would be bad for the economy and food supply. There is a very good reason for it.

The government decided to give the farmers an additional hour of daylight in an effort to boost crop production. Soon after it was implemented, the extra hour of daylight helped crop yields by an average of ~6-7% more, than without the extra hour of daylight. Some people even think that an additional hour would even be better, and want to set the clocks forward by two hours.

On a macro level, it has helped reduce potential food shortages and increased grain production. That extra grain is used for feed and much of it can be exported to other countries.

Even the cows grow a bit faster with the extra hour as they can eat longer. Imagine an extra hour a day just to eat and grow. It really makes a difference when you multiply the effect over millions of cattle.

While it is an inconvenience with TV shows, remember how much better your life, and grocery bill, is because of it.
__________________
FIRE no later than 7/5/2016 at 56 (done), securing '16 401K match (done), getting '15 401K match (done), LTI Bonus (done), Perf bonus (done), maxing out 401K (done), picking up 1,000 hours to get another year of pension (done), July 1st benefits (vacation day, healthcare) (done), July 4th holiday. 0 days left. (done) OFFICIALLY RETIRED 7/5/2016!!
Senator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2016, 07:12 PM   #15
Recycles dryer sheets
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Yonder
Posts: 300
I remember caring about DST, back when I worked.

__________________
tfudtuckerpucker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2016, 07:35 PM   #16
Recycles dryer sheets
naggz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 93
Quote:
Originally Posted by Senator View Post
Actually, that would be bad for the economy and food supply. There is a very good reason for it.

The government decided to give the farmers an additional hour of daylight in an effort to boost crop production. Soon after it was implemented, the extra hour of daylight helped crop yields by an average of ~6-7% more, than without the extra hour of daylight. Some people even think that an additional hour would even be better, and want to set the clocks forward by two hours.

On a macro level, it has helped reduce potential food shortages and increased grain production. That extra grain is used for feed and much of it can be exported to other countries.

Even the cows grow a bit faster with the extra hour as they can eat longer. Imagine an extra hour a day just to eat and grow. It really makes a difference when you multiply the effect over millions of cattle.

While it is an inconvenience with TV shows, remember how much better your life, and grocery bill, is because of it.
That was fantastic!

__________________
My 2 is only worth a penny.
naggz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2016, 07:49 PM   #17
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Midwest
Posts: 1,564
Every study I've ever read showed at best a marginal upward tick in any economic and social factors attributable to DST. And nobody anywhere gets an extra hours of daylight. The planet earth does that automatically. Moving the clock just rearranges the timing. the amount is the same. The crops get the same amount of sun no matter what.
__________________
razztazz is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2016, 08:30 PM   #18
Full time employment: Posting here.
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 684
Quote:
Originally Posted by Senator View Post
Actually, that would be bad for the economy and food supply. There is a very good reason for it.

The government decided to give the farmers an additional hour of daylight in an effort to boost crop production. Soon after it was implemented, the extra hour of daylight helped crop yields by an average of ~6-7% more, than without the extra hour of daylight. Some people even think that an additional hour would even be better, and want to set the clocks forward by two hours.

On a macro level, it has helped reduce potential food shortages and increased grain production. That extra grain is used for feed and much of it can be exported to other countries.

Even the cows grow a bit faster with the extra hour as they can eat longer. Imagine an extra hour a day just to eat and grow. It really makes a difference when you multiply the effect over millions of cattle.

While it is an inconvenience with TV shows, remember how much better your life, and grocery bill, is because of it.
You're kidding, right?
__________________
48Fire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2016, 08:31 PM   #19
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Senator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Eagan, MN
Posts: 3,045
Quote:
Originally Posted by naggz View Post
That was fantastic!
Thank you. It really is all based on facts, and now is confirmed as it is on the internet.
__________________
FIRE no later than 7/5/2016 at 56 (done), securing '16 401K match (done), getting '15 401K match (done), LTI Bonus (done), Perf bonus (done), maxing out 401K (done), picking up 1,000 hours to get another year of pension (done), July 1st benefits (vacation day, healthcare) (done), July 4th holiday. 0 days left. (done) OFFICIALLY RETIRED 7/5/2016!!
Senator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2016, 08:33 PM   #20
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
audreyh1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Rio Grande Valley
Posts: 16,457
Quote:
Originally Posted by Senator View Post
Thank you. It really is all based on facts, and now is confirmed as it is on the internet.
LOL!
__________________

__________________
Well, I thought I was retired. But it seems that now I'm working as a travel agent instead!
audreyh1 is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


 

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:16 PM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.