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March 9, 2008

Daylight Saving Time Just Isn't the Same

By: The Dude on the Right
So a group of us got together last night and since this is the new weekend for Daylight Saving Time, we reminisced a bit about how back in college the changing of the clocks pretty much had two meanings - "Spring"ing forward sucked because it was one less hour to drink, while Fall"ing backward was party time, but for each season there was always the untold rule of pretty much doing absolutely nothing during the afternoon except watch TV (my choice was golf) in order to begin resetting the body clock, and then getting back to studying that night.  I told the tale of how I was late for Easter mass one Sunday because I forget to set my clock ahead and walked in halfway through mass, while Whammy now laments one less hour of sleep.  The Dude on the Left sees things a little differently, namely that you shouldn't miss out on your hour of sleep, that you should still get your prescribed nine hours and the hell with the rest of the day, while Stu Gotz and Mama Gotz quickly reminded The Dude on the Left of his lack of children who don't really grasp the concept of time changes nor sleeping in.

Mostly EntertainmentAnd while I had many intentions of being very productive today, maybe catching another movie, doing some DVD reviews, or cleaning, when I woke up this morning, looked at the clock that said 8:15, which really meant 9:15 because I didn't reset it yet, I knew today was going to be pretty much useless in terms of getting much done because I was already out of synch with my day.  So resigned to the fact of a discombobulated Sunday, my accomplishments have been few today, but I think I'm okay with that.  I did watch a DVD I need to review, called "Spiral," which I'll write about later this week, I did get this cool Headline Animator going for our Mostly Entertainment link on the web site (sure, it's only on the home page right now, and here, but I did say today was going to be useless).  Such was my afternoon.

My evening is even looking even more exciting as I finally decide if Flickr will be the site for posting all of the old family photos I am trying to scan, archive, and get out on the web for all to see.  I mentioned in a previous blog about enlisting Mom's help in identifying a batch of photos, and since I've finally settled on my Canon scanner to do the job, I've been e-mailing her copies of the pictures, at first just looking for simple things like who is in the photo, maybe an age or year, but Mom has gone a step further, giving some nice back stories, like for this picture of a baby and a dog she e-mailed me back (My Mom is so hip!): "I'm positive that is me in the rocker as Mother always talked about how the dog would be by my side to protect me.  The dog's name was Skippy.  There was another dog who was the mascot of the Boy Scout's Troop, and he was called Trooper.  A beautiful dog.  His dog house was back by the garage."

My body clock should be back to normal tomorrow, and maybe having Daylight Saving Time a few weeks earlier isn't so bad, especially since it looks like those of us in Chicagoland will be breaking out of our cold spell for a week.  All I do know is that it was so much easier to deal with time changes back in college.

That's it for this one!  I'm The Dude on the Right!!  L8R!!!

Posted by Rightdude at March 9, 2008 4:13 PM


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