Reminder....Dayligt Savings Time starts tomorrow.

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  1. FSWer

    FSWer Well-Known Member

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    Just a reminder to all our Members to Spring your clocks Ahead 1hr. tomorrow for Daylight Savings Time.
  2. nubka

    nubka Well-Known Member

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    I really HATE daylight savings time... :mad: :mad: :mad:
  3. Badams

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    Thank you for the reminder. :)
  4. Buzz

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    Thanks for the reminder. :respec:
  5. Garden Kitty

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    Thanks for the reminder!
  6. manleywoman

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    I thought it was Sunday?
  7. milanessa

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    Sure - go ahead and stay up til 2am and change all your clocks then. :rofl:
  8. Aaron W

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    I LOVE daylight savings time. It's nice to actually still have daylight to enjoy when I get home from work in the evening.

    I am so excited for next week. It's going to be warm here and I'll be able to go out and enjoy several evening runs after work. No more running in the dark! :cheer2: :cheer2: :cheer2:
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  9. ChelleC

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    I hate daylight savings time. :(
  10. MacMadame

    MacMadame Internet Beyotch

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    I'm generally up at midnight on a Sat. anyway. ;)
  11. Gazpacho

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    I LOVE not being in the dark when leaving the office! George W. Bush extended the length of Daylight Savings Time, and although I can't stand the guy in every other way, I am SO grateful that he did this.
  12. Vash01

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    Here in Arizona we don't change our clocks, but since others do, it usually creates some confusion.
  13. ballettmaus

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    And why would that be so funny especially on a Saturday evening? I go to bed that late the majority of the week. :shuffle:

    Anyway, I'm one to dislike it as well. The sun doesn't skip an hour ahead so why change the clocks? It really just moves sunrise and sunset an hour ahead, thus it doesn't exactly save anything. :blah:

    And on a side note, Europe doesn't change time yet ;)
  14. HisWeirness

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    :lol: Yes, they always seem to shift in the middle of Worlds, making figuring out the schedule a bit more challenging! This year they are shifting before Worlds, how polite of them! ;)
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  15. Karina1974

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    FYI, it actually occurs Sunday morning.

    I hear you! I hate "falling back" and having to drive home from work at %:00 PM and not have any daylight hours to do stuff outside. I'm like you, looking forward to next week, except I cycle, but I refuse to do that in the dark! Too dangerous!
  16. Cachoo

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    I saw this and wondered if we set our clocks later tonight and tomorrow night?

    "For most people, the missing hour Sunday means a sleepy Monday. But for some -- particularly those who aren't big on mornings to begin with -- it takes a heavy toll on mood and productivity, earning blame for car accidents, workplace injuries and stock market dips..."
  17. Japanfan

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    I thought this happened in April? I am a nocturnal animal and hate hate hate DST.:(
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  18. KatieC

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    I like Daylight Savings Time. I like the extra hour in the evening. I'm a nocturnal animal too but it doesn't seem to upset me at all. Especially since it happens on a Saturday night, so I just get the same number of hours I normally would. OTOH, the fall back just depresses me.
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  20. Kasey

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    For those of us who are night shift workers, spring DST is a nice thing....(work 11 hours, get paid for 12...) It's fall that sucks.
  21. MacMadame

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    I think we should "Spring Forward" one year so all the people who think it's so wonderful to have an "extra hour" of daylight will be happy and then never "Fall Back" and stop doing this hack job on the calendar, which is just robbing Peter to pay Paul and doesn't do what it was intended to do (save energy) anyway.

    I am one of those people who gets thrown off for a week by DST and I just hate, hate, hate it. And all these people being chipper about it and acting like it's a gift just make me GRUMPIER!!! :lol:
  22. Jot the Dot Dot

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    I wonder if all those street doomsayers will adjust their signs that say "The World Will End At Midnight (12:30 Newfoundland)" ?
  23. Really

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    Thanks for the reminder, FSWer! :)
  24. A.H.Black

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    You must be younger than I am. They tried that one year. It think it was in the 70's or early 80's. There were many accidents with school children getting hit while going to school in the dark. As someone who still walks to an elementary school every morning, I can still see the danger.

    I would be happy to do away with daylight savings. If you want more daylight - get up earlier.
  25. Karina1974

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    :rolleyes:

    Yeah... that really helps those of us who use those extra evening hours-worth of daylight for outdoor purposes. Some of us do more when we come home from work than plunk our asses in front of a TV or computer. I cycle for 15-20 miles after work during the Spring/Summer/Fall months, but I can only do that when there is enough daylight to do an hour to an hour and a half ride. And that doesn't include the time it takes for me to get home from my job, change clothes, load the bike in the car and drive to the trailhead parking (I do NOT ride on the roads, only on the bike trails). Not to mention, I'd have to get up at 4:30 AM to do my cycling workouts in the morning... so much for "more daylight" by getting up earlier, plus it's pitch black outside and doesn't start getting light until well after 7:00 AM post "Fall Back"/pre "Spring Forward", at least here in the northeastern US.
  26. milanessa

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    Well, aren't you just the paragon of virtue, Karina. :rolleyes:
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  27. MacMadame

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    I'd be surprised. I'm probably old enough to be your mother. ;)

    Maybe they tried that where you lived but it wasn't a country-wide thing.
  28. Vash01

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    It used to happen in April, but recently they changed it to March.
  29. A.H.Black

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    Nope they really did. I will try to find some information about it. It might have been as far back as Nixon.

    Found this on info-please http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/sci/A0814845.html

  30. my little pony

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    i refuse to get up earlier on the monday after this cruel spring ahead, i get there when i get there. after about 7 10 days it works itself out.
  31. Really

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    I wish I could do that. Somehow though, I think my classroom might have run amok by the time I got there!

    I'm even more tired than usual on the first day after DST kicks in as I slept like crap last night. :yawn:
  32. my little pony

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    but they would love it!
  33. Really

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    Yeah... :eek:
  34. Lara

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    I'm one of those who love having daylight in the evening, so it's worth the hour lost last night (and vice versa for the fall). :slinkaway
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    I started getting up an hour earlier on Friday, after reading an article about adjusting to DST. Felt like crap yesterday, after getting up at 5 AM, not too much better today. Maybe, by tomorrow, I'll be more adjusted. I do like having the daylight after work, so eventually, it will be worth it.
  36. IceAlisa

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    Ugh, is Spring forward always in mid-March? Because I thought it was in April. Or may be it's just wishful thinking, can't stand losing an hour.
  37. MacMadame

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    Well I was in HS back then and I don't remember that at all

    I think sleeping like crap the night before is part of the DST experience. It's like we know we are going to lose an hour so our brain makes sure we have even less sleep worrying about how we really need to fall asleep. Or something. ;)

    It was in April for decades. And the fact that we now know it wastes energy instead of saves it makes it even more :rolleyes: that they moved it back. Let's waste even more energy! Whee!
  38. Grannyfan

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    I remember this quite well. It would have been 1973. I remember because it was the only year I worked at a particular school.
  39. suep1963

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    It was 1973--I was in grade school. Our teacher had all of us bring a candle (in a holder) and she set them on the window ledge and lit them all. We had class by candlelight. It was actually a lot of fun--she was a fun teacher.

    And yes, it was April in the spring, and the week before Halloween in the fall. Then about 2-3 years ago it was changed to March in the spring and November in the fall. And every year since then, so many people seem so surprised when it happens. Guess what--it'll happen again next year too!! So get your "surprised" on. :)
  40. Really

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    Alberta didn't start DST until 1972. I thought it was later than that until I searched Google for the information. Now, for almost 8 months a year, Pat C and I are on the same time...;)