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Friday, March 12, 2010

DST

This is my favorite weekend of the year, but the thrill wears away fast.  Let me explain.

Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday morning at 2:00.  You lose an hour of sleep.  Because of my schedule, I'll be awake, and losing an hour of work.

It's fun while it lasts.

I'm an early riser, and bedtime often arrives long before Norm Jones says "Good afternoon, and welcome to Newswatch 16 at 4:00"

In other words, I like early sunrises and even earlier sunsets.  Daylight Saving Time deprives me of that.  I'm a big Ben Franklin fan, but I don't think this was one of his better ideas.

Dark bedroom curtains block out the afternoon and evening sun.  An air conditioner defeats the summer heat, and it also muffles the outside noise.

I can't wait for November.