It's Daylight Savings Time, Homolabians!

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It's Daylight Savings Time, Homolabians!

Daylight Savings Time, for Stateside homolabians, arrives 2am this Sunday, 6 November—which instantly becomes 1am...but you get my point. (Many of you in Europe already turned back yer clocks last week.)

So, don't forget to set yer clocks back, ladies (save those of you who live in Arizona and Hawaii, because ye actually stay on "standard" time year round). You'll have an "extra" hour to cuddle in bed with your lady love or your puppies, or, if you're lucky, both!

Nota bene: according to the AP, our bodies don't really agree with this time change: 

New research published by Current Biology indicates our internal clocks may not be adjusting to the new time but rather to the changing cycles of sunlight. The body's circadian rhythm is set by the sun, changing depending on our residence, so we are physiologically following the cycles of the sun. Thus, our bodies do not simply adjust to the new daylight saving time. 

The adjustment is made more problematic by the federally mandated additional weeks that have pushed back daylight saving time in recent years. While it has had a positive effect on energy consumption, it has not been so beneficial to maintaining good sleep habits. Our bodies are still trying to follow the sun rather than the clock, causing a disruption in our sleep patterns. 

 

As a Leo and a sun-child in general, Daylight Savings is a sad, sad time for me—a time when I offiically breakout my sunlamp. 

Quantitative time is so frustrating and moronic! (Even our bodies think/feel so.)



Comments [8]

Robin Rigby's picture

I've read some places that

I've read some places that there are studies showing DST actually increases energy consumption.

Marcie Bianco's picture

what kind of energy -- you're

what kind of energy -- you're talking environmental? (and not just that humans consume more food, ammi right?)

i think DST is so 5 minutes ago. How can we change this?

Robin Rigby's picture

I'm referring to fossil

I'm referring to fossil fuels. As in, we burn the lights longer. 

Marcie Bianco's picture

yeah....just checking

Smile

yeah....just checking

Conlite's picture

You want to see your body

You want to see your body freak out over changes in daylight hours, come north.  "Daylight savings" is an absolutely irrelevant concept up here, so we stick to standard time too.

Marcie Bianco's picture

oh, i've heard stories. nope.

oh, i've heard stories.

nope. no way. sorry, conlite! i adore you but i just can't tolerate cold or darkness for very long -- a big reason why i've not moved back to the boston area!

Jenny Aisenberg's picture

thx 4 the reminder, dude!

I never know when it's daylight savings, so THANK U for the reminder! I blame my parents, they could never get their shit together to figure it out either, and inevitably I was the kid who would show up an hour early or late to sunday school...late was fine, but an hour EARLY? unforgivable! 

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Marcie Bianco's picture

i think it'd be hilarious for

i think it'd be hilarious for someone to continue to live in "standard time" while everyone changes....and then arguing some hilarious but accurate point that time is relational, blah blah blah.

i'm trying to picture your parents -- scattered-brained parents are fascinating to me, and seem to appear everywhere in YA literature