Sunday, March 13, 2016

Not a friend of DST

OK. Here's what I was thinking early this morning: I'd like to invent a new form of torture. One that is slow and trauamatic. A sadistice proceedure so vile and unthinkable that it forces suffering to seeps deeply into the soul and psyche of the individuals who decided that changing the time twice a year was a good idea.

After having received a full dose of the torture, they involuntarily begin twitching and drooling at the mere mention of the phrase Daylight Savings Time.

I love this apocryphal quote that is attributed to a Native American:

"Only the government would believe that you could cut a foot off the top of a blanket, sew it to the bottom, and have a longer blanket."

Can you tell that I'm not a fan of Daylight Savings Time?  I could go on, but I started yawning just after lunch and at 7 P.M. I can barely hold my eyes open.

Here's a photo I've mentioned before (I think). It has nothing to do with this post (apologies to my blog buddy Julia), but it was among the stash of photos I came across recently. The picture is one that appeared in Seventeen Magazine. It was Jilda with another young model in a skylift at Stone Mountain, Georgia back in the early 1970s.


  1. Nice picture. I always wondered... if someone wants to begin their day an hour earlier why don't they just get up an hoour earlier? It doesn't seem that complicated to me. Why force the rest of us to do it?

  2. I am not a fan of daylight savings time either.. I'm pretty sure tomorrow won't be a prosperous day at work. I hope one day they decide it's not worth it. I hope your Monday is good Rick :-)

  3. Ok now...Im one FOR it. I like the longer days of daylight but sometimes think it would be longer anyway. Like how you used the blanket for an example. I just wish they would leave it alone either way. Never really understood the whole idea.

  4. Iloce that Native American quote because it is so true. I think it is so stupid. Just keep it one way or the other but I hate this change...hate it

  5. Someone once explained daylight savings time to me. It had something to do with farmers and school buses and little kids. No it didn't make sense to me then either.

  6. When we were in Arizona, they did not change their clocks. It sorta messed with your mind at first. But all in all I like a state that can think independently. The Indians however do go to DST. YOu figure.
    Love the picture!

  7. I'm certainly not a fan of DST either, especially when we have a bunch of animals to feed. It's very disruptive to our body clock and causes people to have more accidents because of lack of sleep. My 2 cent worth.
    No apologies necessary Rick. Your picture is timeless. Jilda still looks like a teenager. Good for her for being featured in Teen Magazine.
    Have a great day.

  8. Daylight Savings made sense when we were an agrarian society and crops needed to be brought in and the more daylight the better, but it isn't useful today.

  9. I don't mind this time change for some reason...what I hate is having to change time at all. Either keep it here or send it back but for goodness sakes, just leave my clocks..especially the car one because I always have to look it up in the car manual on how to change the time....ALONE! Oops...didn't mean to scream! Anyway, I'm with you on time change and I'm with you on how dang cute Jilda was in the photo. I remember you posting something about her modeling before. She was, and still is, adorable! But you already know that! Have a good week and get some rest!

  10. Love the photo of Jilda!
    We know a guy that refuses to change his clock, he truly has never changed the time! The guy is making a statement to somebody.. He says look its my time, not the goverments.

  11. Grandpa wouldn't change his watch when we went to DST. It was funny that he always had to mentally add the hour.
    The picture of Jilda is great. She has such an infectious smile.

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