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did you set your clocks back?
time is twisted
Ladies and gents -

welcome to the end of daylight savings time, where those of us who observe this crazy ritual just lived through 1am twice and got an extra hour of sleep.  It's nicely timed for me who has to start getting up around 6a next week, but it still seems like a weird thing to do.

The year I lived in AZ was nifty, they don't do daylight savings.  However, because everyone else does it was still noticeable, mostly on the TV.  Because we would swing from Pacific to Mountain time, all of the cable channel shows I watched would suddenly shift by an hour.

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I dread going back to work and hearing everyone whine about the time change like they did when we started DST earlier this year. I love the change in both directions - I love when we turn it on in the spring and it stays light out so late, which means I can do more things in the evening and just seem to have more energy! - and I loved waking up this morning after going to bed when the clock said 3am, and it was only 8:30 and I get a nice long morning to get things done before running off to brunch with friends at 11:30.

My love for both DST/EST changes is so big it makes up for everyone else's hate!

I actually don't mind DST/EST, and like I said this time it totally is working in my favor. Most of my past frustration with it came from stage management, when I had a lot of people who had to be somewhere at the right time on Sunday morning so I felt responsible for making sure everyone knew.

There's really no point in griping about it, it is what it is. I'm just curious with who came up with the idea in the first place, it seems like such an odd thing. hrm, maybe now I have a research project for my Sunday.

I think it was Benjamin Franklin? (Wasn't everything?) It was supposed to save power by making it stay light out later. A few years ago they changed when we end it to make it happen after Halloween, which was totally the candy lobby's fault- they thought kids would trick or treat longer if it was light out longer, and wanted to sell more candy. No lie.

Yup, Ben Franklin. I always thought it was weird that it used to be right before Halloween since so many kids were going to be out on the streets in the evening, even if the candy lobby was responsible, moving it to the first Sunday of November makes sense to me.

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We have to reset the microwave and our living room clock, and I keep a clock radio by the bed so I can roll over and see the time without having to pick up my phone - those are all done. It's the random ones like the clock in my car that are easy to forget about and will freak me out in a week or so.

Luckily for me, the clock on my phone and computer automatically switched, so I didn't even need a reminder. Just my watch and my car needed switching. I guess, I could switch the clock on my stove, but I don't really use that to tell time.

In our new digital age most of the clocks change themselves, that's true. I still have several change by hand clocks, I'm not certain if that has a deeper meaning or not.

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