Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Fall Back

I've never been to Arizona, but based on what I know about it, pretty much the only thing I like about the state is that they ignore daylight savings time. This happens ever year. Beginning in November the clocks change and I have to ride my bike home in pitch black. It lasts until the middle of March when we finally start getting to walk or ride home from work in the sunlight again. No one likes daylight savings time except morning people, and let's face it, they're going to like morning even if it's dark when they wake up. That's just how they are. I've been told daylight savings time was enacted so that factories wouldn't have to be lit up at night during WWII, because if these factories were darkened it would be harder for planes to drop bombs on them. No one is bombing our factories currently, but if someone were to do so, I'd suspect that the perpetrator would be a morning person. There's something fundamentally wrong with all of them.


  1. technically (pushes glass up nose) daylight savings time puts the extra hour of daylight at the end of the day so it's daylight savings time you like and you dislike standard time. Daylight savings time just ended and we're now back in standard time. Daylight savings time was expanded in 2007 so hopefully someday they can expand it even more.

    Side note. Colorado once attempted to permanently change to daylight savings time but found out that is against federal regulations. So, write your senator and tell them to get rid of standard time and you can ride home in the daylight all year. Unless you work late or if the sun dies.

  2. Good point, good point. Or I assume it is. I'm not going to bother looking into the details. Does it still get dark an hour earlier than it used to?