Originally posted by Gedunker
Originally posted by Gedunker
Last edited by JNA; 29 Oct 2004 at 12:46 PM. Reason: Because I can't/din't spell correctly
I will beable to drink a bit more on Saturday night knowing I have an extra hour to sleep it off!
I am not looking forward to a dark evening commute.
Dude, I'm cheesing so hard right now.
During standard time in the winter, I have almost no daylight in my personal life during weekdaya. I leave work at 4:30 PM; the sun is still out when I leave, but when I get home at 5:05 or 5:10, it's dark.
With the new house and its accompanying half-acre forest, there is some woodlot management I want to perform before snow covers the ground; cleaning up some litter, cutting some fallen trees into smaller, easier-to-remove bits, and so on. I won't be able to do this on weekdays.
Growth for growth's sake is the ideology of the cancer cell. -- Edward Abbey
I like this guys thinking! This line of reasoning should be the basis of most human activity. For example, if someone offers you the extra bag of pretzels that falls out of the vending machine you can say "Great! this will probably soak up an extra 6 ounces of beer." or upon hearing the news that a family member has passed away you could say "That's terrible! But now that I think of it, there will probably be beer served at the wake/reception afterwards".Originally posted by michaelskis
People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor
We don't go in for that new fangly-dangly time change stuff 'round here. Time stays still, the way it was meant to since the beginning of time....oh, wait....no, other than scheduling meetings in other cities, it probably won't have any effect at all here.
I don't dream. I plan.
It gets dark so early and I really don't like that. I was in a store last night around 7:00 -- looked outside and it was already almost completely dark. Ick. But I will enjoy the extra hour of sleep!
Oh joy - an extra hour of renovating!
That reminds me... when I die, the keg will be under the casket, and the tap line will drape over the top. Pay your respects, get a cup (I will be holding in my right hand) and fill up! *just no keg stands if I will be unable to participate.Originally posted by Maister
I would prefer waking up in the dark and having some time for my own life after work What was that argument made about it helping the environment...(you transport types should know this one....?)
"The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness."
John Kenneth Galbraith
I agree it is BS... the environment does not know what time it is. As for today's standards, there is a 3 to 4 hour rush hour period in many metropolitan areas, and the concept of a workday is so variable that for many it does not matter what time you go to work. We are part of a global economy so for many places the office is open from 5am to 10pm.Originally posted by The One
I'm with you on this one.Originally posted by boiker
He's a planner, he's a dreamer, he's a sordid little schemer,
Seems to think that money grows on trees . . .
Ahh to be in Arizona! The funny thing is the Navajo reservation does observe it. Continuity for them because they are in three states.
I'll drink to that!Originally posted by michaelskis
You get all squeezed up inside/Like the days were carved in stone/You get all wired up inside/And it's bad to be alone
You can go out, you can take a ride/And when you get out on your own/You get all smoothed out inside/And it's good to be alone
I started a thread without even knowing it. If only my name was spelled correctly
Because of our proximity to Louisville, we observe Daylight time, unlike much of the rest of the state. Our City-County building has two clocks, an hour apart during DST. I wish I had a dollar for every time I've explained the reason for that.Originally posted by ludes98
BTW: both candidates for governor support observing DST/Central Time in Indiana, although allowing us and the Indiana Cincy 'burbs to legally observe DST/Eastern Time.
I like fall back, more than spring forward. My body's internal clock thinks it's sleeping in every day for about a week until it gets used to the new time.
Me Bad and sorry for dising the name of another Hoosier and fellow Jersey Boy.Originally posted by Gedunker
I always wondered how police officers and fireifghters handle the night where the clocks turn back an hour. Essentially, we have a 25 hour day that day, since we have to 1AM to 2AM hours. So we have two 1AM's, two 1:15AM's, etc. If a traffic accident, a crime, or a fire occurs during one of the two 1AM times, do they have to log which one it was?
I could imagine the accounts of victims, witnesses, and responders to an incident getting all confused trying to answer questions like "At what time did you leave the bar? When did you see the accused do such-and-such?". You could have an explanation like "I left the bar at 1:45 AM, walked down the street reaching my car at 1AM, heard the gunshots ten minutes later at 1:10, and saw the accused run past me at 1:15."
Sounds like one of those Law & Order things. You could pass a lie detector test about where you were at one of the 1:30's and still have committed the crime at the other 1:30.
And this is all with changing your clock at 2AM. If some people adjusted their clocks before going to sleep and others after they got up in the morning, they'd all be on different times! Mix in a person who moved their clock forward instead of back, and you've got a real mess.
Debt is normal . . . Be weird!
"Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think."
Martin Luther King, Jr.
I wish they would do away with this time-change business. I say - pick one and stick with it.
(but then again, I tend to be a creature of habit.)
The best proposal I have ever heard was made by JIm Stiles, the editor of the Canyon Country Zephyr. He figured that the most important thing was to be able to take a hike (ski, swim, etc) after supper. So the sun can't go down 'til about 9:00 P.M. So the time would adjust every day of the year, gradually, incrementally, so that sundown is always at 9:00 P.M. That would be my type of schedule. Working in the dark all morning would be no big deal if I could actually have an outdoor life in the evening.
Unlike the heathens of Indiana, the Upper Peninsula of Michigan does honor Daylight Savings Time and will be switching this Sat/Sun.
The Eastern Time Zone in the YooPee stretches almost as far west as St. Louis, MO. The entire Upper Peninsula is in the Eastern Time Zone except the counties that border Wisconsin.
Took the bottle...errr, works right out of my mouth.Originally posted by michaelskis
I have a mild case of Seasonal Affective Disorder so the next few months will be tough. Like Dan, there will be very little sunlight in my schedule. It affects me mentally.
I knew a guy in college that had a bad case of SAD, to the point of being suicidal. His shrinks prescribed physchotrophic light therapy. One day when he was at night class we sat in fron to the light bank (complete with gov't warnings about not being for unprescribed use), playing Nintendo. After about 20 minutes eveyone was "high". It was the most interesting feeling unlike any drug. not that I've tried drugs. Drugs are bad, m'kay?
I hate it every year when DST ends; I want to be able to go out after work/dinner and shop (X-mas, you know!), run errands, etc in the LIGHT because I feel so less tired if it's light out. I like to come home and work in the yard but it's just too dark on EST. Dang.