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It’s About Time …


…and what time would that be? Time to change the clocks again from Standard time to Daylight Savings time, and therein lies my teeny gripe!


According to the dictionary the definitions of standard are: normal, accepted, definitive, and official to name a few. I bring this up because this Sunday, March 9th 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 long evenings when you can 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… 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.

Daughter 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, or could be, Daylight Savings Time – but it isn’t BECAUSE  she was born before  the change so she’ll always be time-wise, 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. So, don’t forget to turn your clocks ahead this coming Sunday at 2 a.m. — and why is it 2 a.m. why not midnight ! Anyone know? I’ve got a headache now and I’m sure you do too.  By the way, is there anyone reading this who agrees with me?

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  :)

By the way, I Googled ‘what do you call someone who likes the dark‘ and  of course got ‘vampire’…but lo and behold there is a word for those of us who do like early darkness better, it’s..

nyctophilia  nyc·to·phil·i·a (nĭk’tə-fĭl’ē-ə)
 A preference for the night or darkness.


Guess I’m a nyctophiliac.


Author: mvobsession

I'm married, I have two daughters and two grandchildren and they all love MV. Enjoy my MV blog and contact me if I can answer any questions. This blog started out as strictly about Martha's Vineyard but over the years I've branched out to include other obsessions and interests. I enjoy photography and like sharing my photos here as well. Hope you enjoy :)

4 thoughts on “It’s About Time …

  1. LOL.. well.. I love the longer days myself. 🙂

  2. Yay… another one of us 🙂

  3. Love that clock with all the numbers at the bottom! I like early morning light. I don’t mind early dark, but that’s because as a freelancer I can make my own schedule: I can go walking or biking at 11 a.m. or 3 p.m. if I want. One good thing about living on MV is that I have zero fear about walking in the woods at night. Well, not quite zero fear — I do worry about my dog pouncing on something that turns out to be a skunk.

  4. oh….vampire…..hahahaha….joan, i too, HATE daylight savings time….i also was born on *normal* time….and i think DST is just WRONG!!!! it messes me up, it screws up the dogs….*their* stomach clock is ALWAYS right!! 😉 booooooooooooooo to daylight savings time…..boooooooo i say!!!

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