ARRRRGGGHHH DAYLIGHT SAVINGS!!!!

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seriously having to get up while it's still dark is the most depressing thing and totally ruins my mood for the entire day and an extra hour of light in the evening is not nearly enough to compensate for the torture I have to endure each morning trying to wake up early enough to get my kids ready for school/daycare on time.

I mean, it'll be ok in a month or so but still

silverfish, Tuesday, 13 March 2018 15:37 (one year ago) link

Yesterday morning I was standing on the platform waiting for my morning train and noticing several unfamiliar faces and thought, these poor bastards forgot to change their clocks. And then I looked at my phone (AKA my alarm clock) which had failed to automatically change the time like it was supposed to have done. Who's the poor bastard now, I was forced to ask myself. Who's the poor bastard now.

Ape Wipes (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 13 March 2018 15:50 (one year ago) link

I mean, it'll be ok in a month or so but still

― silverfish, Tuesday, March 13, 2018 10:37 AM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I mean, maybe they should move the big change to April? What would that hurt?

pplains, Tuesday, 13 March 2018 17:18 (one year ago) link

it used to be in april (and the same date as in europe) until this

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Energy_Policy_Act_of_2005#Change_to_daylight_saving_time

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Tuesday, 13 March 2018 17:27 (one year ago) link

(I know that.)

pplains, Tuesday, 13 March 2018 18:16 (one year ago) link

this has been the easiest adjustment of my life tbh

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 13 March 2018 18:18 (one year ago) link

(Didn't you read this post of mine that I made 13 years ago?)

That's neither here nor there. I'm just mad that the line in "Celebrated Summer" about how sometime in April they add another hour isn't going to be relevant anymore.

― Pleasant Plains /// (Pleasant Plains ///), Monday, August 8, 2005 3:11 PM

pplains, Tuesday, 13 March 2018 18:18 (one year ago) link

no but i'm going to read it now!!

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Tuesday, 13 March 2018 18:21 (one year ago) link

eleven months pass...

I THOUGHT THIS SHIT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN TWO WEEKS FROM NOW, NOT IN TWO DAYS!

pplains, Saturday, 9 March 2019 05:13 (seven months ago) link

it is a nightmare

mookieproof, Saturday, 9 March 2019 05:18 (seven months ago) link

fucking hate this bullshit

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 9 March 2019 05:24 (seven months ago) link

motherfuck

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 9 March 2019 13:09 (seven months ago) link

What the fuck?

☮ (peace, man), Saturday, 9 March 2019 13:52 (seven months ago) link

too soon

brownie, Saturday, 9 March 2019 14:01 (seven months ago) link

can we just spring ahead 30 minutes and then end this whole charade

brownie, Saturday, 9 March 2019 14:02 (seven months ago) link

the greatest day of the year, finally some respite from the suffocating darkness of winter

y'all are crazy

heinrich boll weevil (Hadrian VIII), Saturday, 9 March 2019 15:34 (seven months ago) link

real question: do you guys sleep so consistently from nigh to night that a single hour is that big a deal?

I get an hour less sleep on any random weeknight

heinrich boll weevil (Hadrian VIII), Saturday, 9 March 2019 15:35 (seven months ago) link

“I’m mad because there is light now in the evening” whaaaat ppl

alomar lines, Saturday, 9 March 2019 15:41 (seven months ago) link

Shortest weekend of the year, kill me now

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Saturday, 9 March 2019 16:17 (seven months ago) link

really can't imagine getting worked up over this

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Saturday, 9 March 2019 16:20 (seven months ago) link

i bet you love summer too

hippies

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 9 March 2019 16:37 (seven months ago) link

tbh, getting our early-rising pets re-situated is more of a hassle than our own schedules

27 Discounts ILXors Get Only If They Know (WmC), Saturday, 9 March 2019 16:42 (seven months ago) link

brad the government is stealing time from me

also now the sun’s gonna be all in my eyes in the morning again

also we have to deal with all the people writing EST when they mean EDT

mookieproof, Saturday, 9 March 2019 20:15 (seven months ago) link

last i heard california passed a plebiscite to make it always daylight savings time and because oregon has to copy everything from california we're trying to do it too

can we just pass a law to make time irrelevant, because that's what i really want

the scientology of mountains (rushomancy), Saturday, 9 March 2019 20:17 (seven months ago) link

you all just copying hawaii.

Yerac, Saturday, 9 March 2019 20:36 (seven months ago) link

But Hawaii is always standard time, right?

Some legislator tried to abolish DST again here. Keep in mind that we're at least 400 miles away from the nearest time zone boundary.

pplains, Saturday, 9 March 2019 21:17 (seven months ago) link

this basically means having to get up while it's still dark for the next couple of weeks. The worst time the year.

silverfish, Sunday, 10 March 2019 01:21 (seven months ago) link

grow up y'all

go to bed early

Let's have sensible centrist armageddon (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 10 March 2019 01:35 (seven months ago) link

but it's hard to fall asleep early when it's light later!

petey v, Sunday, 10 March 2019 01:45 (seven months ago) link

chile went permanent with daylight savings for a year or two a couple of years ago, but it caused problems so now they do the time changes again, but they change dates. It's really confusing.

Yerac, Sunday, 10 March 2019 02:09 (seven months ago) link

I can barely keep track of when I am two hours ahead of EST (like right now) and then it goes to one hour ahead (tomorrow) and then eventually the same time. I think.

Yerac, Sunday, 10 March 2019 02:11 (seven months ago) link

hey i have an idea why don’t all you sunlight loving school marms go on over to the yay march thread and let the vampires commiserate

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 10 March 2019 02:17 (seven months ago) link

Yerac, and you don't have to answer, but where are you? Greenland or Brazil?

pplains, Sunday, 10 March 2019 02:48 (seven months ago) link

man we still got like 4 feet of snow on the ground here

j., Sunday, 10 March 2019 03:03 (seven months ago) link

Chill out, it’ll be fine, just roll wid it

calstars, Sunday, 10 March 2019 03:06 (seven months ago) link

Chile. It's summer here right now.

Yerac, Sunday, 10 March 2019 03:12 (seven months ago) link

May as well be summer here.

pplains, Sunday, 10 March 2019 03:22 (seven months ago) link

The day is going by so fast and everyone is still asleep. Grrrrrr...

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Sunday, 10 March 2019 16:05 (seven months ago) link

We get direct, super bright light in our apt from about 5pm to 8:30pm. It's not the best part of your day that you want to be sweating your ass off.

Yerac, Sunday, 10 March 2019 16:49 (seven months ago) link

Oh God it’s as bad as predicted! I lost 1 hour of sleep last night — how will I ever recover?!

Je55e, Sunday, 10 March 2019 17:01 (seven months ago) link

I hate the idea of brunch, but my friend and I walked in without reservations at 10:30 to a normally booming spot #daylightsavingsproblems

Let's have sensible centrist armageddon (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 10 March 2019 17:02 (seven months ago) link

how will I ever recover?!

there are studies that show societal effects, like increases in traffic accidents and illnesses, so it's not entirely about you.

A is for (Aimless), Sunday, 10 March 2019 17:58 (seven months ago) link

I'm fine with Jesse speaking for me.

steven, soda jerk (sic), Sunday, 10 March 2019 18:15 (seven months ago) link

This could be a thing where we have red-hot needles driven into our genitals twice a year and there would still be people all like 'wah wah wah, it's just a couple of needles, what's the big deal you dumb crybabies, three cheers for the people making these arbitrary decisions which slowly erode the quality of our lives'.

Guess which side I come down on wrt this debate. Just guess.

Goody Rickels on the Dime (Old Lunch), Sunday, 10 March 2019 18:40 (seven months ago) link

twice a year

oh I'm 100% against returning to standard time

steven, soda jerk (sic), Sunday, 10 March 2019 19:02 (seven months ago) link

I was shooting for “humor,” but this is a good article challenging the statistics about DST
https://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-hiltzik-daylight-saving-20190309-story.html

Je55e, Sunday, 10 March 2019 19:14 (seven months ago) link

I too would prefer no time changes, as long as we stuck with DST.

Je55e, Sunday, 10 March 2019 19:19 (seven months ago) link

^otm. DST year-round works for me.

A is for (Aimless), Sunday, 10 March 2019 19:28 (seven months ago) link

When the fall change to standard time comes, I complain as loudly as anyone.

Or at least as loudly as most people do about springing forward. That extra hour means nothing to me compared with looking forward to sunset at 4:15 (and dusk at 2:30-3:00 PM on cloudy days).

Chicago is geographically screwed when it comes to time zones.

Je55e, Sunday, 10 March 2019 19:36 (seven months ago) link


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