Monday, March 14, 2016

Memes That Say EXACTLY What I'm Thinking (Vol. 3)

Consider yourself warned...  

I get why we participate in the the whole Daylight Saving Time ritual, I really do. We get more evening light which helps conserve energy because people are outside longer and don't need interior lights on as long, blah, blah, blah... And, after a week or two, once I acclimate to driving to work in the pitch blackness again and get in the habit of telling myself, "Hey, I know it's only 2 hours after sunset, but it's 10 o'clock... Get your butt in bed!" I'll be fine. Until then, I will be a complete, off kilter mess. If you see me wandering about aimlessly, just deduce where I'm supposed to be based on the time of day and point me in the right direction.

One of my biggest complaints, other than the two I already mentioned, is the timing of this biannual switch over. Granted, I'm grateful it is executed over a weekend because if it wasn't, it's a guarantee that I'd be late for the work the following morning, but still...  Why can't we fast forward ourselves on a Friday afternoon? Most weekday employees are already mentally "weekending" on Friday afternoons anyway, so losing one teensy, little  hour wouldn't hurt.

Okay, okay... I know the powers that be will never, ever let the above proposal fly. A second suggestion is this:

Here's an interesting tidbit about how Daylight Saving Time, not Daylight Savings Time as most Americans seem to want to call it (and how it's written on most of these memes and someecards), affects me.  The fall time change doesn't bother me much. No, I don't really like the fact that it gets dark at 5:00pm, but the moving of the clock back an hour doesn't adversely affect the way I feel. The losing of the hour in the spring, well, that's a completely different story.

I feel like...

Yep, pretty much for the next 5 to 7 days, I will feel completely and utterly jet lagged. I will feel out of sync with the time and with the environment. You know, if I'm going to feel jet lagged, then I'd at least like to have gone somewhere other than back and forth to work. Shouldn't I at least have some great travel stories or at least a tan in exchange for feeling this way?

And lastly, as I already alluded to earlier, this all too common practice of adding of the S at the end of "Saving" is a pet peeve of mine. Here's my public service announcement for the week:

Anyone else out there suffer from this "Springing Forward Jet Lag?"  If so, I hope this finds you not late for anything this morning and acclimating to the change as best as you can. As my grandmother used to say, "And this, too, soon shall pass..." 

Oh, and to you all you math nerds out there including my college roommate/cousin-in-law who teaches math to middle schoolers in Tennessee, Happy Pi Day!

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Linking up with Mackenzie @ Reflections from Me


  1. I want my hours sleep back! I don't mind when we spring back, but the falling forward wipes me out for the whole week :(

  2. I forget about the clocks changing every year! And each time it completely throws my kids sleeping routine out the window! Aggghhhh! #mg

  3. I love that Fiday afternoon idea. I think we should have a global effort to have the loss of the hour happen on Friday afternoon. I hate the loss of that hour, Sunday seems to disappear in a flash xx #mg

  4. i always forget which one is back or forward. i hate losing an hour, i love gaining an hour. i really don't mind daylight savingS time (hahaha i think it's because most people say daylight savings, and skip the time? or maybe it's just me).. i don't love it, but eh. i totally agree we should have a day off afterwards. in Oz, QLD doesn't do daylight savings so they should have to work that day while NSW & VIC get the day off. hahaha.

  5. The only thing I like about daylight savings time is that it reminds me that Spring is coming. I hate the fact that when I say bedtime the kids yell back "but it's still light outside!" I don't know why we can't be like Arizona, US and not change the time at all. Just leave it the heck alone. So less confusing for everyone. Very funny post...I am visiting from #mg.

  6. I just want it to be light by 6:30 am and until 8:45 that too much to ask?

    I liked this post! I'm always extra tired this week too!

    1. Thanks! I couldn't agree more (asking for it to be light from 630am to 830pm).

  7. you're awesome I love this! Why don't we get the Monday off! I love this idea, make it happen please. In Australia though we are about to change back as we approach winter so we get the extra hour which I love, but I am totally with you when it changes the other way! #mg


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