Saturday, November 3, 2007

Spring Forward, Fall...Whatever.

So as the end of Daylight Savings Time descends upon us...or is it the beginning? I get confused.

Anyway, as the time change descends upon us, some of you might rely on the old adage, "Spring Forward, Fall Back" to remind you of how to adjust your clocks. I have a different way.

Shortly after beginning my freshman year of college, my bad-influence, but super-fun roommate told me that she loved the time change in the fall because she got an extra hour to party.

So that's how I remember about Daylight Savings Time. When I wonder whether to turn my clock forward or back, I think, "If I was freshly arrived at college after living a sheltered and quiet life for 18 years and at 3 am I wanted an extra hour in which to drink vodka shots and smoke cigarettes, would I change the clock to 2 am or 4 am?"

I think you have your answer.


  1. Lol! I rarely remember at all, somebody always has to remind me. I got all freaked out a week ago when my VCR changed all on it's own and I thought I had completely missed something. Oh well. Now I know.
    An extra hour is always welcome!

  2. Okay, this helped.

    But it did make me feel slightly (?) old.

  3. anne at annenahm.comNovember 4, 2007 at 10:54 AM

    That's a good way to remember it. Better than my "why am I always more hung over on Easter Sunday?" other side of the change from my college experience.

  4. Ah, yes, I remember getting excited over one extra hour to party. I also remember when it meant one extra hour of sleep. That doesn't happen when you have kids. It just means they wake up their usual time but the clock says one hour earlier and you feel like you got ripped off somewhere.

  5. My husband is a club DJ so at the start of Daylight Savings he gets paid for an hour less!! WHOOT!

    Swings and roundabouts though cause when it ends he has to work an extra hour.....

  6. Extra hour? Nuts. My boys get up with the sun, no matter what the clock says. So I end up losing an hour of sleep.

  7. I'm hating DST more and more as time passes....


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