I’m really sick of this semiannual nonsense of changing clocks either forwards or backwards by an hour in the spring and the fall. It screws up my circadian rhythm (i.e., body clock). It’s now Daylight Saving Time, which is supposed to give us more hours of daylight, right? But for me, it’s just the opposite.
I typically get into bed between 10 and 11 each night and, before we changed the clocks at 2 a.m. Sunday morning, I would typically wake up between 6:30 and 7 each morning. But since the clocks changed, my nights have been longer and my days have been shorter.
How so, you ask? Well, my 10-11 o’clock bedtime hasn’t changed. But now I’m waking up between 7:30 and 8 each morning. So instead of being “up and at ‘em” for 15 to 16 1/2 hours a day, I’m now only up for 14 to 15 1/2 hours a day.
And that means less “awake” time to blog. Oh yeah, and to eat, to read, to watch TV, and to do whatever the hell else I do with my waking hours. I don’t like it.
And I’m not alone, either. Last November, California voters overwhelmingly supported a ballot initiative to end this spring up/fall back craziness. Nearly 60% of Californians voted in favor of leaving the state in Daylight Saving Time all year round.
And I am actually excited to say that, for the first time ever, Donald Trump and I actually see eye-to-eye on something. Woo hoo!