Springing Forward in the MMP

We have reached one of my least favorite milestones in the year. The time when we “spring forward” and lose an hour. An hour of sleep, an hour of playing with the kids, a hour of reading books under an afghan while checking flood warnings. The point is that I Hate It. I personally would like to have just one time system per year without all of this random jumping back and forth. Pick a time and stick to it people!

Ahem. Yeah. So that’s me. Who else hates springing forward in the MMP?

(Spidey - I’m guessing now that you love it.)


It’s good to be juvenile. :smiley: Good Mornin’ Y’all! Up and caffeinatin’. YAWN ‘Tis 61 Amurrkin out with a predicted high of 84 and sunny for the day. Rain predicted for the end of the week then a little cool down next week. We shall see. I woke up feelin’ rested and not like I got up an hour earlier, so maybe that’s a sign. Sunny I too wish we’d just pick a time and stick with it all year. I don’t care which, just pick one!

OK, that’s all I got. I need more caffeine and rumbly tummy wants to be fed. Then, alas and alack, 'tis Moanday so irk purtification must commence.

Happy Moanday Y’all!

I join the OP in hating DST. I agree, pick one time and stick to it! Ever notice how all those people who are late in the spring aren’t early in the fall?:mad:

Ready for another week. At least we are not supposed to be as busy as last week, my hours should be less. Yay!

Cue my semi-annual “standard, daylight, split the difference, pick something else altogether, I don’t care, just pick something and STICK WITH IT!!!” rant.

In other news, I hear sleep is a good thing. Maybe should have tried it last night?


Funny. Since I retired, that extra dark in the morning doesn’t seem to bother me as much as it used to.

We’re two weeks away from “summer hours” and I can’t wait for them. Right now I’m already waking up before 5am but it gets dark less than one hour after I get home; the extra difference comes in handy to move me to hours less distant from most people’s “normal”.

Sadly and considering part of our job function is “to cover European customers”, my also-a-morning-person coworker and I don’t think our manager would be agreeable to letting us work India hours, leaving our afternoons free…

Up, caffeinated, and sheveled. I’m working the closing shift tonight. It’s supposed to be 76 with storms today.

Sunny, I’d just keep it set at DST hours. That maximizes evening daylight hours for dog walks.

DST isn’t something I give much thought to, except to change clocks (and since the TV, computer, and two of my three wall clocks do it automatically, it’s not even that big a deal anymore).

Napped both Saturday (lazy) and yesterday afternoon (after heavy dinner at Olive Garden), so didn’t miss the hour change all that much.

Very light rain when I left home, changing to a monsoon while enroute to work, and tapering off to no rain by the time I arrived at my workspace. Total distance covered: 7 miles. Weather is wierd.

Otherwise, just another day towards retirement. Blurf.

Afternoon, mumpers! We don’t change our clocks for another two weeks so I have a fortnight to grumble about it. I don’t see the point of it, might just as well pick a time and stick to it as far as I’m concerned.

Today is a mixed bag of things for me, I had an awesome few days away at Hard Rock Hell, watched some fantastic bands and generally had a pretty great time. The downside is that the caravan we stayed in must have been closed up for a while and the general dampness has given me a bacterial chest infection so I’m feeling pretty grim. In fact, I would describe my condition today as being rough as a badger’s arse. The online medical info says it should clear up by itself with rest, fluids and paracetamol…so I am work but I’m drinking plenty of tea and water to help with the hydration bit (and to detox from the alcohol binge of the last few days).

Two weeks left until I go to Maui though, I’ve got to get fit for that!

Benjamin Franklin came up with the idea that folks would use fewer candles if they got up an hour earlier.
DST is ridiculous. We have the lights on whenever we are in a room, at home or the office.

Benjamin Franklin was an idiot. Right now I hate him very, very much.

Kid 2 is off to school. It’s Pi Day, so I will be trotting over there mid-morning with a pie, so that they can fully celebrate Pi. Or something.

This afternoon I’m off to Botox for the migraines.

Just found out that the other treatments my doctor recommends for chronic migraine are not covered by insurance. Too new. One I managed to cover on my own. The other is $13,000. Yeah, that’s not going to happen.

So blurf. More coffee and toast are required.

BooFae hope you feel better soon.

Another vote for* “stop changing the stoopit clocks, fercryinoutloud!!!”* It serves no purpose any longer, and I can’t get behind [whine]But we’ve *always *done it that way!![/whine]

Good morning. Been busy - just waiting for a drawing to be converted into a PDF so I can finish with it. After that’s done, I have about 10 minutes more of work pending, then thumb-twiddling time again. C’mon Firday, so’s I can be done with this place!!!

Oh yeah, Happy Moanday.

Just a quick stop for my twice a year bitch-fest that we have too many damn stoopid clocks for this time change crap. Other than that, awake and ready for work.

I just realized something critical. Back when I started school (Sept 1960, for those who care) my school didn’t have a kindergarten, so I leapt right into first grade. That means a missed an entire year of nap time after lunch. No wonder I’m tired!!!

I am owed nap time! :mad:

Altho at the moment, I’d trade a nap for some hot chocolate. It feels like someone turned on the a/c here and I’m under a vent. * brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr*

Is that why old people nap so much, you’re trying to recover decades worth of naps?

Sure, why not? :smiley:

I’m not really tired - just cold and bored. I’ve finished all my work and I really don’t want to go see the boss… Just gotta get to Firday…

Move to Arizona - Last I heard, they do not have daylight saving time there!

I hate DST, but then again, I’m happiest when it is 6pm, dark, and I’m in my jammies. Yes, I love winter!

Growing up in Indiana, we didn’t do DST, although they do now. Funny thing is that my dad lives straight north of me and is on the western edge of Eastern time. I, on the other hand, am on the eastern edge of Central time, so he gets an extra hour of evening daylight year round.

I like DST because it gives me an hour to ride after irk. :slight_smile:

Happy Moonday!

Woke up earlier and then went back to sleep and slept until 12:48 pm. Guess I needed it. I feel so much better since the trip to the armpit is over. It wasn’t so bad, my mother is learning to stay away from the hot topics.

It’s chilly and cloudy outside.

DST doesn’t bother me one way or the other anymore. My sleep patterns are already all messed up.
I’ve finally remembered how to change the clock in the truck without reading the manual first. Sah-son handles the stove and microwave, and everything else is automatic.

I guess I should do something today, besides sleep.