Crap. Daylight Saving Time Starts Today…

For the record, I HATE Daylight Saving Time. I will feel sleepy and just off for at least two to three days this week. It is such a terrible feeling. Plus I like having a little sunlight in the early morning – and I don’t care that much if it is sunny until almost 8pm here now. Why do they insist on changing the clocks? Can’t we do something about changing this? It just … sucks. Gah!

Oh, I forgot. My Dad reminded me at dinner that it doesn’t start today – it starts tomorrow. Whatever. I’ll still change most of the clocks before I go to bed. And if I haven’t slept yet, it is still today – even if it is after midnight.

The exact timing of the change in the US vs Europe has been a topic of conversation in our house this week because Mike has conference calls with Holland once a week, and this week they were at 6am instead of 7am since Europe changes their time earlier than we do. But not for long! Thanks to the article linked above, I have now learned that in 2007 we will go to Daylight Saving Time even earlier. Bah!

On August 8, 2005, President George W. Bush signed the Energy Policy Act of 2005. This Act changed the time change dates for Daylight Saving Time in the U.S. Beginning in 2007, DST will begin on the second Sunday of March and end the first Sunday of November. The Secretary of Energy will report the impact of this change to Congress. Congress retains the right to revert the Daylight Saving Time back to the 2005 time schedule once the Department of Energy study is complete.

Really? Does it serve any purpose? Lets just go to one time all year and leave well enough alone!

By Christine

Christine is an Avenger of Sexiness. Her Superpower is helping Hot Mamas grow their Confidence by rediscovering their Beauty. She lives in the Heights in Houston, Texas, works as a boudoir photographer, and writes about running a Business of Awesome. In her spare time, she loves to knit, especially when she travels. She & her husband Mike have a food blog at Spoon & Knife.

10 replies on “Crap. Daylight Saving Time Starts Today…”

You could always move 2 states over to Arizona–they, along with Hawaii, are the only two states that DON’T observe DST.

But if you think you get messed up observing, think about poor Indiana, where half the state observed it, but the other half didn’t! I wonder if there was anyone in one half of the state that had to commute to work in the other half. That would be messed up! I just looked it up, and they decided to make the whole state observe it.

Thanks for the reminder though. The only way I ever rememer is when I see that my computer and cell phone clocks are a different time than my wall clock! 😉

I TOTALLY agree! I don’t understand why we can’t just abolish the whole stupid DST thing. In fact, I’m going to go write a VERY strongly-worded email to,…wait, who the heck is in charge of this thing?

Yeah I got that over here last week… and having grown up in Arizona (the pentultimate state for this crap as they were smart enough to say that… WE DONT CHANGE) I dont get this! Even after living with it for over 10 years… I still CANNOT wrap my brain around it or that twat phrase “Spring forward, Fall back”.

Sure I like that it is light out later but man what it has done to my internal clock… UGH

I think that pockets of Indiana don’t observe DST either because the farmers there aren’t stupid enough to think that changing the time on paper actually affects their lives in any way (and the farmers are why DST was started in the first place, I believe).

But seriously, the fact that Europe changes times a week before us just screws with the mind… When I was in Ireland, my family could not get the hang of the 6-hours instead of 5-hours difference. Of course, by that point, I’d already witnessed a Mother’s Day in February and the prospect of a whole week of Easter holidays (Easter Thursday? stores actually observe Easter Thursday?!), so I was just willing to look the other way for a few days.

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