daylight savings time Sunday blues

Sunday bloody Sunday, March 10th, the year 13~

Today I awoke at 8am, a good hour earlier than usual. Jenny, sitting in the recliner in her favorite martini glass and toothpicked olive pajamas, laptop positioned where one would expect, looked up wide-eyed and marveled at my early arrival to the day. She then checked her iPhone to verify the exact time, to record for posterity. It was 9:00. Yeah, last night "daylight savings time," whatever that is exactly, switched back.

Damnet . . . actually the time switching thing in the spring is historically, for me, a day of happiness and joy. An extra hour in the evenings; green grass, luscious tree buds and flower shoots soon to follow. Habit would dictate that I am therefore happy today, and I suppose I am. Sure would help though if it wasn't one of those "the sky is crying" mornings. Crying, pissing . . whatever. It's drizzling and gloomy, but oh look, there's a robin out there listening for worms. 

 I just put on "Here Comes the Sun"-- that might help, for 3 minutes and seven seconds at least . . .

I wonder if part of my down mood might be empathy for Eli, who I texted with yesterday. When we talked last week he was excited about a new temporary assignment to the Phillipines for three months. He calls Okinawa "Okitraz" or "this fucking penal colony," so the prospect of getting off that rock for a while to do something new sounded good to him, to say the least.

Yesterday though-- once again, text messages.

Me: "Good morning. When are you leaving for the Phillipines?"

Three hours later, him: "My deployment got taken away from me Dad. I'm not going :/"

Me: "Oh man. So sorry. What happened Eli?"

Him: "They just gave it away to someone that was way less qualified and has been on island a shorter time than me. I was quite butthurt for a while."

Me: I can imagine )-; you ok now?"

No answer . . . yet. I doubt he even has the daylight savings time change to be happy about, like we do. 

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Comment by Rosigami on March 10, 2013 at 9:50am

Oh damn; I know how Eli feels. Happened to me more than once.  It fueled my decision to leave the Long Island, NY education field and head to a place where I could establish myself as an artist and teacher on my own terms. I was past 50 at the time. It was hard but it happened. Is still happening. Eli is young and talented and should have more opportunities to move forward. i wish him the best.

Comment by JMac1949 Memories on March 10, 2013 at 10:30am

So we leap an hour ahead and I didn't have a clue, I wondered about that?  Tell Eli that it's been my experience that whenever that kind of crap goes down that there's often a Karmic reason behind it... very often you end up with a better deal in the end.  Who knows?  Say when is that young man going to sign up for an account and start publishing posts of his own?

Comment by Jenny on March 10, 2013 at 10:30am

I have to believe Eli will have many very cool options in his future. 

Comment by tr ig on March 10, 2013 at 10:53am

Hi Rosi Gams. If you can do that at your advanced age, my goodness, then I suppose he'll be fine :D

JMac, I totally forgot too, the time thing. All proud of myself for getting up "early" only to find it was my regular time. Eli does in fact have an account here and I've been riding him about posting and he promises he will. Didn't say when though. Damn his young eyes. As far as the karmic thing, the "better deal" I agree. Things work out as they are meant to and will undoubtedly unfold perfectly as the universe intends.

Jenny.. yeah he'll be fine. Love the jammies baby :-)

Comment by Rosigami on March 10, 2013 at 11:13am

Hiya Triggy.  "Ah, but I was so much older then/I'm younger than that now" (-BD)

Comment by Rosigami on March 10, 2013 at 11:15am

hey how come you gots a gold star? 

Comment by tr ig on March 10, 2013 at 11:21am

Same here young lady. I'm liking these older years

Comment by tr ig on March 10, 2013 at 12:02pm

alpha member... maybe the first 100? You'd have to ask lorianne

 

Comment by koshersalaami on March 10, 2013 at 12:42pm
Rosie,
One of my favorite Byrds songs. Yeah, I know it's a Dylan cover

Sorry the kid is stuck in Markinjapanland
He doesn't like it either
Comment by Rosigami on March 10, 2013 at 5:22pm

Trig,  gotta agree about these older years..  my favorite so far.

Kosher, I loooove the Byrds version. 

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