We’ve all heard of the phrase, “Spring forward and Fall back.” This is a cute little reminder for us, to know that in the Spring we have to move our clocks forward one hour, and in the Fall they are moved back an hour. The reason we are obligated to do this is because, and studies have been done on this, we save energy. There are tons of sites dedicated to explaining the why’s and what for’s of this perpetually inconvenient action, but frankly I still don’t fucking understand it.
I’m sorry, but all I know is last week I had plenty of light driving home, I was able to keep my lights off longer and when I went to bed, it had only been dark for about an hour. Now when I drive home, the sun is going down, therefore dusk is setting in and my vision is all fucked up. I have to turn my lights on at 4:00pm or else it’s way too dark in my apartment, and I want to go to bed at 6:00pm! Last night it was 7:20, and I had this urge to close up shop, lock my door and go to bed. I kept telling myself, “You’re only 44, you can’t go to bed this early until you are at least 70! I usually go and climb in bed with my furries at around 8:30, watch TV for about an hour or so and then its lights out. Now, according to the clock, which my body hates right now, I have to wait until 8:00pm, which is really 9:00 pm, put Sofie in the hallway with a pee pad so she can go pee, then go up to bed, try to keep my eyes open for another hour, and go to sleep at a time which in actuality is way past my bedtime!
I hate this! I have no problem driving to work while it’s still dark, and the sun is coming up. It gives me a great excuse to buy that Venti Mocha Latte with extra caffeine, because after all, I need something to wake myself up! I have no problem getting ready for bed while there is still light outside. I love that! Give that to me all year round! And if you try to tell me this is for the farmers, I don’t care! Sunlight is sunlight. You can put whatever time you want on it, but it’s always going to come up and go down at the same time, no matter what your clock says. It makes no sense to me to keep moving the damned clock around!
Curse you daylight savings time! Gah1