Blah. This is an official gripe. Consider yourself warned.
Daylight Savings is a conspiracy. I'm not sure what they're getting at yet, but I know they're after something. I wish I could protest, like Arizona, and simply refuse to change my clock-- just show up an hour late for everything & start a revolution (hey, that's not a bad idea, considering I'm usually at least 10 minutes late for everything! I could call it a Daylight Savings tax, or something).
Why do they call it "Savings" anyways? It's like those obnoxious car salesmen on the radio: SUNDAY, SUNDAY SUNDAY! HUGE SAVINGS YOU CAN'T AFFORD TO MISS!! Usually, it saves me a whole lot more money when I just don't go down to their used car lot & partake in their savings. I'm pretty sure I'm not saving any daylight (unless there's some offshore account in Switzerland that has all my daylight saved up for me, and I don't know about it).
Waking up on Sunday morning was brutal, but it wasn't as bad as waking up this morning. Because the sun didn't set until like 9:30 last night (it's possible that I am exaggerating), we didn't eat dinner until at least 11pm (again, this map may not be to scale), and finally made it to bed at 3am (well, maybe it was midnight). When the alarm went off at 6:30 this morning, it felt (and looked) like the middle of the night.
I feel so cheated. I mean, it's nice that we have all those "extra" lovely hours of afternoon/evening light, but when the sun doesn't actually rise until 7:28am (that is not an exaggeration; I looked it up), I really don't feel like I am gaining anything.
I'm actually thinking of heading up a campaign in San Francisco to ban Daylight Savings. Living in a city that has been trying to legalize Marijuana & prostitution, and put a $1,000 fine on circumcising babies, I think I have a pretty good chance of getting it on the ballot. And once the rest of the state sees how happy we all are without all this switching backing & forth , they'll join in... followed by the rest of the country. All will be right on the world.
Christine for President!
(Original Post: 3/10/08)