I wondered if things are the same here in the waterlogged Pacific Northwest as other places.

Maybe it has something to do with the pounding in our heads from rain hitting the roofs, winds lifting shingles, transformers blowing up when the lines are coated with ice, etc. It's become nerve wracking.

Before you tell me that winter is worse where you live though please consider that the National Weather Bureau ( I may have made that up, but it's similar) has deemed our winter to be the third most depressing winter in the nation.

Anchorage came in first. Well ya... It's about 9 months of dark up there and as you stagger from one bar to the next you can get trampled by a moose or dragged away by a bear.That's not good.

Seattle came in second because they think they invented flannel and coffee to warm you so they get all competitive about it. Except for the Space Needle I don't see what else they have going up there.

I have six and a half decades living in the region and this has really been ridiculous. It's been a greater change than most have experienced is what I think the difference is. We're used to running around all winter pruned up like a geriatric that couldn't get out of the tub, but the cold and ice were just too much. I'm certain there will be some good "Snapped" episodes though to come out of it. The local cyber rag has had plenty of those spousal crashes that happen when people have to actually hang out together instead of just showing up at holiday functions looking like all is well.

That brings me to the subject of the post.

I must have received 10 emails in the last two days on my bizmail reminding me to set my clock forward for Daylight Savings Time. Does somebody forget that they want the day to seem longer?

I don't actually understand the need to change it back and forth but it has something to do with kids and school bus routes and something else to do with mucking out the chicken pen, neither of which have anything to do with my daily life.

Which now brings me to the essence of my puzzlement.

Who thought it was a good idea to do this in the middle of the night?

Why can't we do it on Friday afternoon? Throw the clock forward and get out the hell out of the office sooner and into a dark bar nursing a Happy Hour drink like makes sense?

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Comment by alsoknownas on March 10, 2017 at 1:05pm

We have a problem indeed Myriad.

I do not intend to spend another summer dealing with this. Time to organize.

Comment by nerd cred on March 10, 2017 at 1:58pm

Not to be oppositional or anything (like  hell) but I don't worry about daylight savings time. Especially now that most of the clocks change themselves. DT moves active times to the light. What's wrong with that.

One of the things I like about living here is the weather makes sure there's always something to complain about so I don't need to go looking for things. But for now climate change is being good to us. The last predicted 12" snowfall missed us by 40 miles and we were dry as a bone. It's still cold but not as much and we have record high temps from time to time all winter. That will happen in the summer, too and I'll be complaining then.

Good luck with the gypsy population.

Comment by Jonathan Wolfman on March 10, 2017 at 2:16pm

Or:  be The People's Republic...far more latitudinal a place than the US and never caved to time-zones: when it's 5pm in Peking it's 5pm in Lhasa (Tibet), much, much further west from Peking than you are from here (Maryland). 

And Standard/Daylight?  Another Useless Capitalist Affectation!

Comment by alsoknownas on March 10, 2017 at 2:16pm

nerd cred,

 I wear an analog watch. Two extra chores per year. Why not complain?

Comment by Myriad on March 10, 2017 at 2:28pm

NC - when I get a superduper new car (in a few years, when they're no longer new) will the clock change itself?  In the meantime, a nuisance.  (Plus 2 battery clocks and an electric alarm... tho admittedly I can go for long periods of time getting the hour from my computer...)

Comment by alsoknownas on March 10, 2017 at 2:33pm


Thank you for providing me with a smart sounding reason not to like it: Useless Capitalist Affectation!

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Comment by JMac1949 Today on March 10, 2017 at 2:45pm

My laptop leaps forward all on it's own.  R&L

Comment by Stephen Brassawe on March 10, 2017 at 2:46pm

It undoubtedly has something to do with the vanity of humankind, this fooling around with the clock.

Comment by alsoknownas on March 10, 2017 at 3:22pm


 That's because your every move is being tracked by the Alphabet Agencies. Cover your webcam if you take the laptop in the can for some reason.


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