Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Spring Forward

Next Sunday, for the first time in my life, I am expected to change all of my clocks to observe “Daylight Savings Time.” I am VERY disgruntled about this. It has always been a point of pride that I live in one of the only two states that have ANY sense about time.

To quote my brother Andy, “Daylight Savings Time?? What?? You can’t SAVE daylight. There is how much daylight there is!”

That says it all.

I’m hoping to emigrate to Arizona.

1 comment:

Carl Vehse said...

Starting in the spring in the northern hemisphere some of the lenghthening daylight is taken from the morning and saved until the evening. This lets children and adults have more daylight time to do things outdoors in the evening.

Starting in the fall, when the daylight hours shorten, and people spend less recreational time outside, the daylight saving (NOT 'savings') time (DST) transfer is cancelled.

Because each hour of daylight saved in the morning is spent later that evening, don't expect any time interest to accrue or be paid.

In the extreme northern hemisphere, such as in Alaska, daylight saving time is not useful since the daytime is so long in the summer anyway. And Hawaii is close enough to the equator that it also doesn't need DST.

I have no idea why DST is not used in Arizona except for the Navajos, who may save money in casino lighting in the evening.