According to Dictionary. com among the definitions of standard are: normal, accepted, definitive, and official to name a few. I bring this up because today, March 13th is the beginning of Daylight Savings Time… or in my own definition…fake time Hang in here with me as I try to explain.
I’m one of those rare people who like it when it gets dark early. I like a long evening in the house to be cozy and comfy… not that you can’t do that when it’s light out but it seems somehow more cozy when it’s dark. I know there are some others out there that agree with me but somehow when we mention this preference we get looks of disbelief. I’m not saying that I don’t enjoy an evening stroll, I’m not totally a hermit… I have been known to actually be outside after supper and enjoyed it.
But… and here is where I usually lose people with my explanation of ‘real’ time versus ‘fake’ time. OK…so in my head it goes this way… when you were born determines what YOUR real time is. I was born in February so my ‘real’ time is Standard Time… my daughter Patty was born in June so her ‘real’ time is Daylight Savings Time. Deb was born in November, her ‘real’ time, Standard Time. Wait, not so fast, they changed the time change from the end of Oct to early November and so her ‘real’ time should now be Daylight Savings Time – but it isn’t because she was born before the change so she’ll always be a Standard Time person. Talk about messing up body clocks.
Totally confused! Me too but I needed to get this whole silly thing off my brain. Hope you remembered to change your clocks at 2 a.m. — and why is it 2 a.m. why not midnight ! Anyone know? I’ve got such a headache now and I’m sure you do too.
As for me, I’m always…
(I know there are very good reasons for the time changes, I’m just indulging my sense of silliness with this timely post).