Updated Mar 21, 2011 - 10:39 pm
Why you should fight Daylight Saving Time
Today is National Napping Day. That's because we're dragging, after losing an hour of sleep this weekend to Daylight Saving Time. Yet another reason to resent DST. The only time I wish my life would jump ahead an hour is when I'm watching the Oscars.
DST seems stuck in the last century. We don't all work 9 to 5 anymore. We're global. We're flexible. We're round-the-clock. Yet twice a year, a whistle blows and we run around re-setting our VCR's and microwaves so we can follow the government sundial?
You do realize that no Daylight was Saved this weekend, right? We just picked up our lives and moved them an inch so we can move them back in October. And why? Energy conservation. So we can turn on fewer light bulbs at dinner time.
I've got a better idea: What if we invented a low-energy light bulb? Oh wait, we did that. It's called a CFL. You know who invented it? Somebody who was thinking creatively. Because that's how you solve problems.
Or ... I guess we could just call 2 am: "3 am." Then, come July, it will stay light in Seattle until 9. And people like me who don't work a traditional schedule will be trying to fall asleep. While the sun shines.
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