Sunday, March 13, 2016

Daylight Saving Time Begins

Daylight Savings

Those of you who live in parts of the country that observe Daylight Saving Time, do you dread it or look forward to it?  I usually can't wait, since it means staying light until 8PM.  Some people I know,  however, dread it since it means getting up in the dark for some people.  And many dread it because it causes many people to lose sleep.  Given my present schedule getting up in the dark hasn't been too hard recently.  In the past, however, I hated being up early, mainly when I had jobs I hated. One case in point was working at a restaurant which the original owner had sold to an awfully mean man whom I could not stand. This was back at the beginning of the millennium, something I recalled in writing my story.  But currently I am working somewhere I love, making early rising easier.

I went to a play last night and arrived home after 10PM, and proceeded to set my clocks ahead.  Remember "Spring Ahead." I had to turn my phone off for it it to reset, a fact I had forgotten during the last time change.

I once had a VCR that set back automatically during the time changes. I got in when I was in college and after the time change in April that year I overheard someone on the transit bus saying that a lot of people had probably forgotten to set back the clocks on their VCRs. So I told her about mine setting back by itself.  I kept it well after college, before getting a DVD player in 2002.  That same year, when Daylight Saving Time began, I woke up and saw the VCR clock said 1:57AM.  I stayed awake long enough to watch the clock fast forward to 3AM.

How does the time change affect you?


  1. Having more daylight is great. But I still hate it. I dislike getting up early every morning and it will be an hour earlier tomorrow.

  2. Oh... The spring time change kills me. For instance, it is 10pm where I live and I really need to be asleep, but my body thinks it's only 9pm, so here I am wide awake. Getting up tomorrow morning will be like pulling teeth. I will feel jet lagged all week, out of sync with the time and my environment. To add insult to injury, I've enjoyed driving to work during sunrise the past 2-3 weeks. It was nice to not arrive at work in the dark. That's all over now. I am back to commuting in the pitch black darkness. Personally, I would rather forgo the extra light in the evenings for the additional light in the mornings but I know I'm probably in the minority on that one.

  3. There aren't many places that don't observe it right? Just a couple of states? I lose track! It is SO weird for it to be 6pm and still daylight out. It's just such a jump! But now that I work from home, I just try to ignore time mostly. I get up when I wake up and go to bed when I'm tired.