Sunday, March 09, 2008

Spring Forward

I have to say, I'm not a fan of Daylight Savings Time. That's not entirely true-- I guess it would be more accurate to say I don't have an opinion about it. My husband is, as I type, joyously proclaiming the benefits of it being 4:00 and looking like 3:00. I just don't get it. Never have. I am not bothered by shorter days nor do I get riled up about longer ones. There are 24 hours in a day, every day, and I use them as I desire, sunlight or lamp light.

I realize I am in the minority on this one, and that's ok. My father used to say "Ten thousand Frenchmen can be wrong." I never quite got why it was the French who were followers, but that was always beside the point. What matters is I'm at peace with my ambivalence about the whole time change thing.

Every year I come back to the central question: what's with all the switching? Can't we just go to daylight savings and stay there? I understand why we switch now, but why do we switch back? Why bother?

So Happy Extra Hour of Daylight to all of you out there who care. As for me, well, I guess the best thing about today for me is a good reason to take an afternoon nap.

4 comments:

Mike said...

I'm one happy Belgian looking forward to riding home with lots of sunshine left in the day.

Happily sprung forward.

Weather Boy said...

The reason you aren't impressed with springing forward is because you don't suffer from seasonal affect disorder. (Yet another in my arsenal of maladies.)

hoyden said...

I don't care about the extra hour at night. I get off at 3:30 and waste the daylight I already have with a nap because my freshmen suck all of my energy (they are little dementors). But now, I'll be once again waking up in the dark. Nothing says, "Go back to sleep, your students don't really need whatever it is you didn't finish last night" like darkness at 5:30.

SJ said...

I vote that we keep the clock the same throughout the entire year. The change of the clock really messes with my internal clock, and you can just ask weather boy - I like this to be the same!