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Christopher
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0 posted 10-31-2000 12:52 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher


Ok - Daylight Savings time... what am I saving here? Not daylight... it's gone for me before I go home... sigh - s'not fun driving to work in the dark... then driving home in the dark... downright abysmal if'n you ask me... ~pout~
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1 posted 10-31-2000 02:07 AM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Christopher !
Wake up, Christopher !

First off, this recent change
was a change back to STANDARD TIME ...
=================================================
Secondly, the correct terminology is Daylight Saving Time.
(not Savings)

Thank you for visiting us, Christopher.
You can go back to sleep now !
~*Marge*~



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Kit McCallum
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2 posted 10-31-2000 06:37 AM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

Ummmm, there are a few advantages off the top Chris, but after that ... http://piptalk.com/pip/Forum42/HTML/002047.html

I agree with you ... for the next while, I'll be waking up in the dark and driving home in the dark, and it does get depressing over the long haul. I did some research on this once (seriously, it's a good topic Chris).

The've coined a medical term "seasonal mood disorder" or "seasonal affective disorder" and have done studies on the lack of light in the winter months, even recommending "light therapy" for those affected. Here's a techno blurb if anyone's interested.
http://www.mentalhealth.com/book/p40-sad.html

Think I'll go sit under a light now!  
Nan
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3 posted 10-31-2000 06:40 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

I'm still adjusting..... I want my Sunshine!!!
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4 posted 10-31-2000 09:06 AM       View Profile for Alicat   Email Alicat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alicat

Yanno...it's times like this that I don't mind living in Arizona, where, as PdV has pointed out in another thread, once you set your clock, you never touch it again, except after a power-outage. Arizona does not 'recognize' DST, and I doubt they ever will. They'll just let the rest of the US revolve around them...which I think they do anyways with a 'sod you' mentality.  
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5 posted 10-31-2000 09:14 AM       View Profile for doreen peri   Email doreen peri   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for doreen peri

pssst (wipe your nose, christopher)
Jamie
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6 posted 10-31-2000 10:46 AM       View Profile for Jamie   Email Jamie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Jamie's Home Page   View IP for Jamie

I couldn't help but notice--this was posted 2 minutes before your post lamenting the lack of grounds for complaint......and you could move to Arizona-- they make no efforts to save daylight there...



Jamie

Tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito. - Virgil.
"Yield thou not to adversity, but press on the more bravely".


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7 posted 10-31-2000 12:44 PM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

Now, why do have Standard time now??  We should have DST NOW and Standard in the Summer. . . well, we have Ben Franklin to thank for all of this Ladies and Germs. . .

And I want my Sunshine too!!!  Where is my Sunshine!!!!

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That which gives light must endure burning
--Victor Frankl

Ron
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I think they only run DST through the summer because they know, during this time of the year, there's really no good reason to make the days appear longer. I mean, sheesh, even the bears are smart enough to stay at home right now.

While I dislike seeing the sun set so early, I'm nonetheless always pleased when the DST time of year passes. Even though I live in Michigan, I'm only about 20 miles from the Indiana border, where I do much of my shopping, and less than a hundred miles from Illinois, where they switch to a different time zone. And Indiana, like Arizona, apparently thinks they have enough daylight and feel no need to save any during the summer. It's bad enough trying to remember what time a particular store closes without also having to remember which clock they're using, too.  
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Marge - step. aw. ay. from. the. mic. ro. phone... it's ok.. just step back... no one wahts to hurt you.. there now, there...

that does sound like a pain Ron... memory's not my strong suit either...  

Jamie - grrrrrrrr  

and Sven - you're partially correct - Mr. Franklin originated the theory, but Daylight saving time began in the US during WWI. The basic reason was to save fuel by reducing the need to use artificial light.

There's actually a petition on the Internet to get rid of it - lol... if interested, visit: http://www.standardtime.com/

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For Chris



For NAN




and SVEN



LOL


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Christopher
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11 posted 10-31-2000 02:22 PM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

HEY!!! How come Nan got two????????

~sulk~
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12 posted 10-31-2000 03:28 PM       View Profile for nakdthoughts   Email nakdthoughts   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for nakdthoughts

This is for Sunshine...I thought her response to you absolutely adorable Chris...
in the East it helps the children have light while waiting for their busses..not that I think that a great reason but that's what everyone thinks around these parts...this was a good gripe though  

~Wynter Bliss
*try not to blame it on the seasons though ok?  
Blissfully Me

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...Pope John Paul II

Nan
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13 posted 10-31-2000 04:30 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Thanks Sunshine...

Chris - Because I always let her borrow mine...

Ron - At least you have the sun for an hour longer than I do - and you're in the same time zone - Sometimes life's just not fair - Go figure...
Ron
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An hour later, Nan, not an hour longer. You get it first, so it's only fair I get it last. (Not that I have anything useful to do with it right now.)
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15 posted 10-31-2000 06:48 PM       View Profile for Lady Lost   Email Lady Lost   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lady Lost

All I can say is that I am quite pleased...

The bar was open an extra hour on Saturday night.....I think.  Come to think of it I'm not sure if I even remember...
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16 posted 10-31-2000 06:54 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

This is all so confusing to me! Now I have to remember that the posts here are actually 2 hours ahead of me not 3 as they are in the summer.  
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17 posted 10-31-2000 08:07 PM       View Profile for LoveBug   Email LoveBug   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LoveBug

Shame on you all, complaining about an extra hour of sleep...

False gems may shine as brightly as the genuine article, but there are always those who can tell the difference.


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Actually--it was an extra hour work for me...
Elizabeth Cor
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19 posted 10-31-2000 10:18 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Cor   Email Elizabeth Cor   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Cor

Franky, I'md preddy habby aboud DST ad dis moment... after looding fourteen hours of my life to a plane ride it was nice do gain one more extra hour besides the few I collecded by trawelling west. But if you wand something to complain aboud here's one for you boys and girls: can you say JEB LAG????
I had to LEAVE the houe at 4am today and when I finally arrived homd I hab da wors head colb, and it's raining cats and dobs on my favorite hobiday. No Trib or Treaters!
~scowls~~sneezes~

btw, I mentioned it in at least one pose, but it obiously dibn't get circulated aroun... I onbly lef to go to a wedding, not for good. You dibn't get rid of me dat easy

Chris, you're complaining abou nothing to complain abou? Gib a life!

~ Beth

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Thinking about the good things to come
And I believe it could be
Something good has begun

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20 posted 11-01-2000 09:45 AM       View Profile for Erin   Email Erin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Erin

Hey Chris look on the bright side at least we got an extra hour of sleep!!!Winter will come and go here. But there is still no sign of winter yet!! Thank god.

~*Love is sometimes like a rose. Beautiful in the beginning but dies in the end.*~
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21 posted 11-01-2000 12:51 PM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

Sheesh. . . do you have to have the last word on everything???  

I was just trying to spare our fellow Alley members a lengthy discussion. . .  

And I want to know why Nan got TWO sunbursts too Sunshine!!!  She's not anybody special!!!  (pout)

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That which gives light must endure burning
--Victor Frankl

Alicat
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22 posted 11-01-2000 12:54 PM       View Profile for Alicat   Email Alicat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alicat

Well Prometheus, Arizona doesn't save daylight...no need to hoard here, as we get just about most of all the sunny days in the US, especially down here in Yuma. So, if'n any of you snow-bound suckers wants some, I'll see what I can do to bottle some fer ya.  
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23 posted 11-01-2000 01:29 PM       View Profile for Temptress   Email Temptress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Temptress

I LOVE THE DARK!  
err..thats all I have to say.  
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24 posted 11-04-2000 01:12 PM       View Profile for Dopey Dope   Email Dopey Dope   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dopey Dope

Well I live in Puerto Rico......we stay the same always with that time stuff....plus we always have plenty of sun.......*lays in a hammock in the sun*
how refreshing.....



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