The formula that I had when I was a kid was this:
Daylight saving time means that:
- You have to wake up an hour earlier.
- You have to go to school an hour earlier.
- You have to go to bed an hour earlier.
- The only upside is that you get to go home from school an hour earlier.
Now that “school” has evolved into “work”, I see no need to update the formula particularly.
*PLUS* there’s the whole “Congress lengthened it ostensibly to save energy” but the research showed that energy was not, in fact, saved (and there are arguments that it used *MORE* than without it) has me absolutely befuddled. Who benefits here? I know the stories from people who say things like “I like mowing my lawn on a Wednesday afternoon when I get home from work!” and other odd things that, you’d think, would not be a reason to make someone who has never done anything to you get up an hour earlier.
It’s like we make everybody except for Arizona suffer Jet Lag. So that one guy can mow his lawn earlier.
This is not the way the world should be.
Anyway, this weekend is going to try to be a downtime weekend after the intensity of the last weekend followed by the intensity of the week. I’ve got a date planned on Friday night that involves Maribou and a bottle of wine. (I don’t know what she’ll be drinking.) After that… well, we’ll see if “the usual” can’t be hastened so that “laundry” can’t be the order of the day for the rest of the weekend.
So… what’s on your docket?