To start the day …. Spring Forward!!

~~March 9, 2014~~

OMG, OMG, OMG!!! It happened again! Good thing I’m not working.


After all the reminders, after all the warnings, after all the graphics I saved, I didn’t change the time. Not that I really need to but today I woke up around 10AM, not usual for me.

I was so sure it was going to be at 2AM today, meaning tomorrow.

Hey, nothing lost!!! Just the post that I was going to write to remind the readers!!


Can’t be clearer that this!! 


SpringThe time to change clocks is once again nigh.

We’ll put our unabashed bias as a lover of the night sky right up front: we loathe Daylight Saving Time. And it’s not just because of the biannual hunt through our home for the dozen-odd non-networked clocks that it instigates twice a year. For astronomers, the shift to DST means that true darkness falls much later in the evening, marking the abrupt end of the school star party season not long after March. You don’t have to go far north to about latitude 45 degrees to find areas where it doesn’t get dark until about 11PM local towards mid-summer. And sure, we gain back an extra hour of morning darkness, albeit that too soon dwindles towards summer as well.

In 2014 we (as in a majority of North America) spring forward one hour on March 9th at 2:00 AM local. That’s just one day shy of the earliest that we can now spring forward, as the current convention established by the Energy Policy Act of 2005 during the Bush administration that was enacted in 2007 now sets the beginning of DST as the 2nd Sunday in March.

1918 Poster espousing the benifits of the first DST shift for the U.S. Credit: U.S. Library of Congress image in the Public Domain.

Most folks trace the notion of daylight saving time back to Benjamin Franklin, though DST saw its first implementation by Axis powers in 1916 as a cost saving measure. In the United States, the Standard Time Act of 1918 put DST into effect for the first time, and it was an on again, off again affair through most of the 20th century.And it’s not just your imagination: we do spring forward earlier and fall back later in the year than we used to. The Uniform Time Act was amended in 1986 to begin DST on the first Sunday in April and run until the last Sunday in October.

And as mentioned previously, the Energy Policy Act of 2005 modified this even further under President George W. Bush to our present state of affairs, starting DST on the second Sunday of March through the first Sunday in November.

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After all these reminders, I forgot!! Oh, well ….. thank god for computers, cell phones and the like. They automatically change. Don’t rely on your memory, clocks around the house or any other non-automatic devices!! 

~~Skit Guys – Spring Forward Fail~~


Published on Feb 27, 2014

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Watch as Dwight thinks he arrives on time at church, only to find out that he was an hour late. Don’t be like Dwight. Spring Forward on March 9th. Includes 2 versions; 1 week out and/or one that you can show the day of March 9th.

“Oh, well …. “

In spite of this excellent post, I missed it!



We ALL are ONE!!