ARRRRGGGHHH DAYLIGHT SAVINGS!!!!

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ugh I hate the waking up difficulty. I was popping out of bed no problem at 6:30, and now it is such a fucking chore even if I give myself until 7:30!

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Wednesday, 11 March 2015 12:47 (two years ago) Permalink

That said, I bought some pansies and today I'm gonna put those bitches in a pot, so gardening season begins today!

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Wednesday, 11 March 2015 12:48 (two years ago) Permalink

the number of car accidents climbs 17 percent during the first week after the clocks spring forward

DST is killing people!

mookieproof, Wednesday, 11 March 2015 12:57 (two years ago) Permalink

I guess it there still being sunlight when I get home from work is fun, but that's more than offset by the fact that I have to wake up while it's still dark, which is a horrible way to start a day

silverfish, Wednesday, 11 March 2015 13:11 (two years ago) Permalink

If they waited another month, as they used to do, the dark mornings would be as pronounced.

pplains, Wednesday, 11 March 2015 13:36 (two years ago) Permalink

Wow, I feel all that SAD just evaporating! Thanks, 7-11!

http://i.imgur.com/5SRjvij.jpg

pplains, Wednesday, 11 March 2015 13:38 (two years ago) Permalink

I love going to work in the dark! So cozy. Wish they'd get rid of DST though. Especially the 2005 extended version. It's like a shitty time remix. I suspect folks in the extreme northern latitudes might hate winter DST hours though?

erry red flag (f. hazel), Wednesday, 11 March 2015 13:49 (two years ago) Permalink

Poor Canada. Were they even consulted on that remix?

pplains, Wednesday, 11 March 2015 13:50 (two years ago) Permalink

Rep. Meeks' proposal up there is a rarity for me as (1.) Something I endorse from a GOP lawmaker, (2.) Something I support even though I know it's a terrible, terrible idea, and (3.) Why in the world would we do such a thing, let's do this, I mean it.

pplains, Wednesday, 11 March 2015 13:51 (two years ago) Permalink

I love going to work in the dark! So cozy.

Me too and I wish I could feel that way about evening darkness.

DST restores me so getting up in the morning is much easier, even if it's dark. That's not the norm, I know.

a girl with colitis (Je55e), Wednesday, 11 March 2015 13:52 (two years ago) Permalink

See, I don't mind leaving work in the dark. MY DAY IS DONE.

Going to work in the dark makes me feel like I'm rushing to the airport for an early flight or I'm being forced to go duck hunting again.

pplains, Wednesday, 11 March 2015 13:54 (two years ago) Permalink

Going to work in the dark is fine with me. I can just sleepwalk through it, it's an extension of my sleeping.

Jeff, Wednesday, 11 March 2015 13:57 (two years ago) Permalink

Interesting to see the different takes on this. My wife is in the "I can't get up in the dark" camp (never mind that she's been doing it all winter) and I live for being able to come home from work, sit on my front step and have a beer in the sun.

Losing swag by the second (Dan Peterson), Wednesday, 11 March 2015 14:03 (two years ago) Permalink

She didn't wake up in daylight one day and darkness in the next all winter though. It was gradual, which was easier to get used to.

pplains, Wednesday, 11 March 2015 14:05 (two years ago) Permalink

And again, wait another goddamm month. I'm glad everyone can sit on their stoops in 45-degree weather and drink a beer, but c'mon.

pplains, Wednesday, 11 March 2015 14:05 (two years ago) Permalink

I'm with Jeff. Easier to get ready for work while pretending you are still asleep if it is still dark outside.

erry red flag (f. hazel), Wednesday, 11 March 2015 14:07 (two years ago) Permalink

my mom:

"Politicians are the only people who think that if you cut the bottom off of a blanket and sew it to the top, you get a bigger blanket"

sleeve, Wednesday, 11 March 2015 14:41 (two years ago) Permalink

I live for being able to come home from work, sit on my front step and have a beer in the sun.

otmfm

marcos, Wednesday, 11 March 2015 14:50 (two years ago) Permalink

i love the extra daylight in the evening but the converse of that is that shittiness in the fall of having to set the clocks back again, it might be easier just to have it at standard time year-round in terms of handling the transition

marcos, Wednesday, 11 March 2015 14:51 (two years ago) Permalink

basically i just wonder sometimes why i live in northern latitudes, if i just moved somewhere sunny and further south i could have a beer in the sun any evening of the year

marcos, Wednesday, 11 March 2015 14:52 (two years ago) Permalink

Be an adult and drink a beer on your porch before heading into work.

pplains, Wednesday, 11 March 2015 14:56 (two years ago) Permalink

basically i just wonder sometimes why i live in northern latitudes

otmfm back atcha

Losing swag by the second (Dan Peterson), Wednesday, 11 March 2015 15:05 (two years ago) Permalink

better solution: mandate 30-hour work weeks!

erry red flag (f. hazel), Wednesday, 11 March 2015 15:09 (two years ago) Permalink

See, I don't mind leaving work in the dark. MY DAY IS DONE.

That's what makes it hard for me - it feels like the day is over and it's time to get back to the nest. I guess it might be easier to handle if the weather didn't feel like it was trying to kill me.

I have a SAD lamp but I don't know that it does much for me.

a girl with colitis (Je55e), Wednesday, 11 March 2015 16:15 (two years ago) Permalink

got out of work and it was still light and i was sort of in a good mood? maybe it's working

mookieproof, Thursday, 12 March 2015 00:18 (two years ago) Permalink

Every evening this week has been active and felt like blessings. Like a reprieve.

TBPF, DST coincides with the weather going from 0/teens w/ blistering wind to 40s (57° today!!). Decent weather would make me the early dark feel more benign.

I've been waking up (without an alarm) at 6:30 every day this week instead of 7:30-8. I credit the remission of the long winter depression.

a girl with colitis (Je55e), Thursday, 12 March 2015 12:22 (two years ago) Permalink

I support DST. I like both changes. Last night I took a long walk home and got pizza, then opened all of the living room windows and listened to music had a couple of beers and watched the block. When we switch back I'll dig that too. Sleeping in and the darkness of approaching winter.

chinavision!, Thursday, 12 March 2015 13:41 (two years ago) Permalink

the number of car accidents climbs 17 percent during the first week after the clocks spring forward

ban cars

chinavision!, Thursday, 12 March 2015 13:42 (two years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

It has rained and rained and rained this week. Haven't seen blue sky since last week. Plus, I was sick.

What I'm saying is, that extra hour of daylight in the evening is going to be like a prison break.

pplains, Sunday, 13 March 2016 04:47 (one year ago) Permalink

we don't need extra daylight in hawaii, so my tuesday-morning conference call to seattle's moving from 8 AM to 7 AM ugh

denies the existence of dark matter (difficult listening hour), Sunday, 13 March 2016 04:55 (one year ago) Permalink

Aaaargh!!! My favorite event of every year!!!

Je55e, Sunday, 13 March 2016 04:56 (one year ago) Permalink

:):):)

tokyo rosemary, Sunday, 13 March 2016 06:31 (one year ago) Permalink

I dislike it, because it is the advent of a punishing six months of summer

erry red flag (f. hazel), Sunday, 13 March 2016 06:56 (one year ago) Permalink

^^^

also i have to re-do the sun being in my eyes in the morning

mookieproof, Sunday, 13 March 2016 07:27 (one year ago) Permalink

Oh it's going to suck. Going to be chasing shit until August and then I'll finally fall into a routine.

*tera, Sunday, 13 March 2016 07:38 (one year ago) Permalink

Toddler nightmare

Here, let me Danesplain that for you (jjjusten), Sunday, 13 March 2016 07:39 (one year ago) Permalink

Love you dst

Jeff, Sunday, 13 March 2016 13:37 (one year ago) Permalink

It's not for another two weeks in Europe. So that means the deluge of complaints and queries that accompanies LA getting into the office is just going to hit me at 4pm instead of 5pm.

Michael Jones, Sunday, 13 March 2016 13:48 (one year ago) Permalink

Springbreak is an hour shorter.

It's extra confusing this year because I'm traveling between Austin, Indianapolis, and Chicago. Keeping track of the various time zones is a nightmare.

Check Yr Scrobbles (Moodles), Sunday, 13 March 2016 13:54 (one year ago) Permalink

seven months pass...

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CwbyCL0VEAEMCyn.jpg

everyone be careful out there

mookieproof, Friday, 4 November 2016 17:17 (one year ago) Permalink

The phones at work have been an hour early all week. We use the cutting edge technology of 2004, apparently.

pplains, Saturday, 5 November 2016 00:09 (one year ago) Permalink

wishing for summer time in the winter sun

erry red flag (f. hazel), Saturday, 5 November 2016 00:14 (one year ago) Permalink

main dangers of dusk and evenings in nyc are stepping in dog shit

mookieproof, Saturday, 5 November 2016 00:41 (one year ago) Permalink

http://www.daylightsavingstime.info/ - It's like an IRE thread come to life.

pplains, Saturday, 5 November 2016 03:20 (one year ago) Permalink

four months pass...

at least those of us in the Northeast will be able to see the foot of snow for an extra hour on Tuesday.

Supercreditor (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 11 March 2017 13:42 (eight months ago) Permalink

Who do I talk to about never going back to standard time after the DST change this year?

DST is superior in every way.
Standard is dumb and it sucks.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Saturday, 11 March 2017 13:44 (eight months ago) Permalink

Truer words have never been said.

Jeff, Saturday, 11 March 2017 13:51 (eight months ago) Permalink

also i get to get up in the dark to go to my doctor appointments again

Supercreditor (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 11 March 2017 14:01 (eight months ago) Permalink

I'll say this: With the way this year has already been going, DST likely won't feel so disruptive this time around.

pplains, Saturday, 11 March 2017 16:12 (eight months ago) Permalink

the only thing good about DST is that it prevents the sky getting light at 4am in june

mookieproof, Saturday, 11 March 2017 18:41 (eight months ago) Permalink


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