Monday, March 9, 2009

Daylight Savings

I never really got the point of Daylight Savings Time. I mean, i get the line they feed you about giving you more daylight to bring in the harvest, but come on REALLY??? How many of us are actually harvesting anything nowadays? Then there is the whole thing with stretching it out an extra couple of months to help save electricity. So what's next? Pretty soon they'll tell you that Daylight Savings Time is the new TIME, and then will they create a Daylight Daylight Savings Time.

All daylight savings time is, is a government sanctioned way to f*#k with people's heads.
"Oooh, let's give them an extra hour so their kids will stay up way past bedtime and be all jacked up because they can't fall asleep because the sun is still out."
Insert sound of people who make black out shades cheering.
"Then a few months later we will take that extra hour back so they can spend a week trying to get the kids all adjusted to normal time again.

It's all a complete waste of TIME. You wanna know how I know this? It's because I've been off the Daylight Savings treadmill for the last 5 years. If Arizona has one redeeming quality, something so awesome it makes up for dealing with 120 days in the summer, it is the lack of Daylight Savings Time. We just don't do it. Maybe it doesn't stay light here extra long in the summer, but it still stays hot (100 degrees at midnight kinda hot), so I really don't miss that extra hour of sun at all. So the only effect Daylight Savings Time has on me is having to remember what time everyone else is now. When it's DST, California is the same time as us and it's now 2 hours later in Texas where my best friend lives. Other than that, life goes on like normal, no clocks to change, no trying to get the kids adjusted to the new time, no being late for church Sunday morning (not that I go, but there are a LOT of people in Arizona that do), no having to remember what day you are supposed to switch the clocks and which way you are supposed to switch them.

So yesterday and today when I read everyone's blogs and facebook posts about f*#king Daylight Savings Time, I consider myself very lucky to live in Arizona.


Alexis AKA MOM said...

No way I didn't realize that you guys didn't do DST. That is so cool and weird all wrapped up in one! Ok I'm going to check out the Peanut Butter post :). I started to email you back and noticed your email didn't pop up, so you get an extra long comment today ... LOL

Here's what I typed before I realized I'm a dork! Ok yes it's the whole email, at least I didn't push send this time (yes I'm a dork and have done that before).

I'm affraid I will soon too, I've been trying to do a new one each week so fingers crosed I'm good for the next few months. I was doing a few a week, but this way I always has something for Mondays :).

I'm so glad you liked it, the boys here are a little whimpy no spicy ... ha-ha. The pepper jack sounds like a good idea, you'll have to let me know how it turns out! Yummy Taco Soup! And peanut Butter Bars, so delish! You rock girlie!

Mrs. B. Roth said...

Yes, the only best thing about AZ - no DST. Oh,and you can golf in like November, that's awesome. If I could just get my state to end DST ... gah ... and I try really really hard. No one ever listens.