ARRRRGGGHHH DAYLIGHT SAVINGS!!!!

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Ha @ 11 Months Pass... Had I only waited five more hours...

pplains, Sunday, 9 March 2014 17:24 (four years ago) Permalink

farmer's market was a shit show this morning - half the stands were only just setting up, everyone late

couldn't sleep at all

so much bullshit, i dont want extra daytime yet it's only march ffs

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 9 March 2014 17:29 (four years ago) Permalink

Yes!!!! Can't they move it to April or May? Wasn't it in April or May?

*tera, Sunday, 9 March 2014 18:35 (four years ago) Permalink

I think it used to be early April. DST got extended in 2007 so there'd be four extra weeks of it.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Sunday, 9 March 2014 18:43 (four years ago) Permalink

>:(

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 9 March 2014 18:43 (four years ago) Permalink

I know, right? Also,

Wyoming Senator Michael Enzi and Michigan Representative Fred Upton advocated the extension from October into November especially to allow children to go trick-or-treating in more daylight.[11]

And yet, it's still dark anyway when trick-or-treaters come by. Great plan.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Sunday, 9 March 2014 18:46 (four years ago) Permalink

DST is an important milestone for us with extreme seasonal depression. It's something to look forward to, it gives us hope.

Jeff, Sunday, 9 March 2014 18:48 (four years ago) Permalink

go back to the yay daylight savings thread, flunkie

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 9 March 2014 18:51 (four years ago) Permalink

sorry bout yr depression tho

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 9 March 2014 18:51 (four years ago) Permalink

sunset at 7pm >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> sunset at 6pm

tokyo rosemary, Sunday, 9 March 2014 20:57 (four years ago) Permalink

oops

tokyo rosemary, Sunday, 9 March 2014 20:57 (four years ago) Permalink

eleven months pass...

fucking insane, but apparently coincides with return of human temperatures to NYC

touch of a love-starved cobra (Dr Morbius), Friday, 6 March 2015 11:43 (three years ago) Permalink

Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can we make this a holiday yet?

Jeff, Friday, 6 March 2015 12:05 (three years ago) Permalink

Fortuna, N.D.:

March 6, 2015
Sunrise: 7:29am
Sunset: 6:45pm
Day length: 11h 16m

March 9, 2015
Sunrise: 8:22am
Sunset: 7:49pm
Day length: 11h 27m

pplains, Friday, 6 March 2015 15:27 (three years ago) Permalink

June 22, 2015
Sunrise: 5:51am
Sunset: 10:03pm
Day length: 16h 11m

^^ This is why I still favor the Electoral College. Give the flyover yards some equal footing while you Mid-Atlantic Northeasterners monkey with everybody's time.

pplains, Friday, 6 March 2015 15:30 (three years ago) Permalink

That's beautiful.

Jeff, Friday, 6 March 2015 15:34 (three years ago) Permalink

http://i.imgur.com/ckpibNg.jpg

"Fortuna, North Dakota, minutes before its Midnight Fourth of July Extravaganza."

pplains, Friday, 6 March 2015 15:40 (three years ago) Permalink

Hahaha, yesss. YESSSSSS

http://i.imgur.com/UQS0IcK.png

pplains, Tuesday, 10 March 2015 17:13 (three years ago) Permalink

"Welcome to Arkansas, home of Sen. Tom Cotton. Please turn your clock backward."

pplains, Tuesday, 10 March 2015 17:13 (three years ago) Permalink

sun all in my eyes again in the mornings

mookieproof, Tuesday, 10 March 2015 17:28 (three years ago) Permalink

That's where you save the light.

pplains, Tuesday, 10 March 2015 17:40 (three years ago) Permalink

DST is an important milestone for us with extreme seasonal depression. It's something to look forward to, it gives us hope.

Since Sunday I've felt a marked change for the better. I had an immediate improvement in my outlook and I've been doing things I want/need to do each evening and day instead of barely hanging on. A lot of important and fun shit has gone undone since December.

a girl with colitis (Je55e), Wednesday, 11 March 2015 12:09 (three years ago) Permalink

I would be all for making DST the year-round standard. Standard time is needlessly difficult, especially for those of us on the very eastern edge of a time zone. Sunset at 4:15 is bad and if it's cloudy, it can get fully dark by 3:30. That's really hard for me.

a girl with colitis (Je55e), Wednesday, 11 March 2015 12:13 (three years ago) Permalink

Only 7 more days until the sun sets at 7:00 PM.

Jeff, Wednesday, 11 March 2015 12:42 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three 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 (three 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 (three 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 (three 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 (three 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 (three 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 (three years ago) Permalink

Poor Canada. Were they even consulted on that remix?

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

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

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

better solution: mandate 30-hour work weeks!

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


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