Daylight Savings Time: it's depressing!!

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    Nov 09, 2011 11:09 PM GMT
    Can anyone explain to me why is it a good idea to make my day get darker sooner in the winter?!
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    Nov 09, 2011 11:20 PM GMT
    Daylight Savings Time is over. We've "fallen" back to Standard Time.
  • rnch

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    Nov 09, 2011 11:45 PM GMT
    here in new orleans, the sun was gone at 5:30 pm.

    Daylight Savings Time SUCKS icon_exclaim.gif









    (and NOT like my bf does)
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    Nov 10, 2011 12:55 AM GMT
    I empathize.

    At it's worst, we only get about 8 hrs of daylight becoming dark at 4:30. By the end of Jan, hope is on the horizon with an increase of an extra hour of daylight.

    Tough it out, go outside for a walk at lunch and work next to a window if you can. I started doing this a few years ago and it has helped.
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    Nov 10, 2011 12:58 AM GMT
    thanks for clarifying about standard vs daylight savings
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    Nov 10, 2011 1:21 AM GMT
    carabin saidthanks for clarifying about standard vs daylight savings


    I HATE shorter daylight hours of winter......look it up on this link......http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daylight_saving_time
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    Nov 10, 2011 1:23 AM GMT
    Yeah, standard time sucks. Daylight Saving time is great.
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    Nov 10, 2011 1:47 AM GMT
    Uh, you get the same number of hours of daylight, guys.

    Just a matter of whether you get them at the start of the day or at the end.
  • JP85257

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    Nov 10, 2011 1:48 AM GMT
    We dont have to fuck with our clocks in Arizona. Only reason I live here. This and our winters are AMAZING.
  • Glorfindel

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    Nov 10, 2011 1:50 AM GMT
    Well, days are getting shorter. They do until the winter solstice (Dec 22/23) which is the shortest day of the year. So just think of it in that terms... only like 6 more weeks and then days start getting longer.

    But also... this is standard time now. We're off daylight savings time.
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    Nov 10, 2011 1:51 AM GMT
    I studied in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia from Sep-Dec 2006. When DST ended in October, it was depressing to see the sun rise at 8:30am and set at 3:10pm! I couldn't get past the idea that it would be completely dark outside by 3:30. Since then, I haven't complained so much about Standard Time here in the eastern US.

    Interestingly, Russia ditched DST just a couple of years ago.
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    Nov 10, 2011 2:12 AM GMT
    Same hours of daylight but by the time people get home from work at 5pm it's too late to hit the dog park. Noone goes in the dark... poor doggies suffer
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    Nov 10, 2011 4:07 AM GMT
    It's Jewish Mother Nature's way of telling you "If you had a nice doctor boyfriend you could be cuddling with him on a dark, chilly night. But do ya listen to ya mother? Do you see how he treats me?"
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    Nov 10, 2011 4:07 AM GMT
    Daylight What?!


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    Nov 10, 2011 4:10 AM GMT
    Ariodante saidIt's Jewish Mother Nature's way of telling you "If you had a nice doctor boyfriend you could be cuddling with him on a dark, chilly night. But do ya listen to ya mother? Do you see how he treats me?"


    LOL

    I hate it too.

    ..And winter solstice is Dec 21, not the 23.
    Can we have summer again please?!
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    Nov 10, 2011 4:11 AM GMT
    carabin saidCan anyone explain to me why is it a good idea to make my day get darker sooner in the winter?!


    ...Or why it is so-necessary to F w/ the time, when the days in spring are getting longer anyway . . .
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    Nov 10, 2011 4:21 AM GMT
    It drives me nuts. I wish they would either get rid of DST or keep it on permanently. I can deal with the days getting shorter and longer. It's the sudden change that screws up my internal clock.
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    Nov 10, 2011 4:23 AM GMT
    I've grown to love this time of year because I get off earlier.

    From work, that is.
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    Nov 10, 2011 4:25 AM GMT
    It doesn't matter much here in Miami. To quote "Moon Over Miami": There is no time time in Miami. It's light, then it gets dark. Then it gets light again.
  • JP85257

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    Nov 10, 2011 4:26 AM GMT
    Ariodante saidIt's Jewish Mother Nature's way of telling you "If you had a nice doctor boyfriend you could be cuddling with him on a dark, chilly night. But do ya listen to ya mother? Do you see how he treats me?"

    This made me LOL
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    Nov 10, 2011 4:27 AM GMT
    ThePenIsMyTier saidDaylight What?!


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    My problem is figuring out which time zone we are on. Are we on Pacific or Mountain? How many hours is the east coast ahead of us NOW?

    FUCK.
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    Nov 10, 2011 4:35 AM GMT
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    ThePenIsMyTier saidDaylight What?!


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    My problem is figuring out which time zone we are on. Are we on Pacific or Mountain? How many hours is the east coast ahead of us NOW?

    FUCK.


    Arizona is Mountain Standard Time always.

    2 hours behind in the east coast now