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Picklefish
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So I forgot to fall back the clocks an hour for the reverse of daylight savings. I guess both events in spring and fall are called the same. Anyways, since I forgot, Im up an hour early lol to remind yall not to forgot.

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KindaScratchy
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November 4, 2012 - 7:03 am
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We forgot, too, Rob. Grrr. I feel cheated out of my extra hour. This calls for a nap later today!
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I pull out my fiddle and I rosin up the bow.

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We changed our clocks last weekend, you should have asked me to phone you all to remind you

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and to my surprise I still have most of it left!

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I remembered.

It says that at two o'clock I am supposed to turn the clock back to one o'clock.

So I got up at two and did that.

An hour later it was two o'clock again, so I turned the clock back to one.

Now it is just a few minutes to two, and I am about to set the clock back to one.

It will be the seventh time, and really I don't know when this is going to end.frown

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Thanks RosinedUp, funny stuff. Gave me a good chuckle.thumbs-up

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Our daughter came in an hour early this morning to remind us to turn the clock back.

I love getting that extra hour of sleep, I think.

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RosinedUp - that is REALLY funny, thanks for that perspective, haaaaaaaaa!

You've cleverly incorporated a great concept from "A Brief History of Time", a practical application of the concept of time (which is the 4th dimension, as everyone now knows) as merely physical movement within the universe, and if every particle in the universe could stop moving then time would actually stand still. 

Btw, this was one of the BEST books I've ever read in my life (aside from "Green Eggs and Ham" of course, which is THE best book ever written and which I've read, easily over 400 times) and have read it probably 8 times over the past 25 years; it is truly GREAT stuff; "The Grand Design", not such an easy read, lmao.

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ftufc said
RosinedUp - that is REALLY funny, thanks for that perspective, haaaaaaaaa!

Thanks.  I didn't really do it of course.  That was just a little thought experiment I ran last evening when reminded that it was time to Fall back.  The result was surprising and as you can imagine sent me into uncontrolled laughter for some fraction of a minute.

I read part of "The Theory of Everything" but somehow didn't pursue it.  I have a friend who is a physics prof and high-energy theorist who has given me permission to not understand relativity.  So I remain somewhat satisfied with what I know about classical physics.  Maybe I will take a look at ABHOT sometime though.

Around the time of Einstein's hundredth birthday, I was able to understand that time is the measure of the progress of physical processes, that anything (or everything) could in principle be used as a clock.  I guess that is how it is anyway.

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LOL!

We don't change our clocks in Russia anymore.... too much electricity, i guess!

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Good for you, Naska!

I wish the whole world would realise the folly of this Daylight Saving business and follow Russia to abolish it. Silly concept that wastes time, money and life every year, not to mention how much it confuses everyone. Here, have a look at this video on the subject: Hilarious and educational.

~ Once you've ruled out the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be true. ~

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KindaScratchy
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Thanks for the video, Alma. All good points. I'd never considered the international ramifications before. I say, let's get rid of time zones, too!

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(Only kidding, of course.)

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An idea I had years ago (as a joke) was that since daylight savings time doesn't cost anyone any time because moving the clock ahead an hour and then back an hour equalize out..

That what we need is Weekend Savings Time.  How that would work is that the clocks would be set ahead an hour at 2 PM on Friday afternoon, and then back an hour at 4 AM Monday Morning.   That way it would be like getting out early from work on Friday and being able to catch a little extra sleep Monday morning without being late for work.  LOL  You know, so people who work a 9-5 M-F job could enjoy more weekend time.

I wrote the idea up and dropped it into the suggestion box for a company I worked for at the time as a joke for the human resources guy who checked the box for suggestions once a week.  I forgot about it, but a month or two later, got called in to a board meeting where they explained that while the idea had been seriously considered and discussed, they were very sorry, but accounting said it would cost too much money at that time. 

rofl

When I talked to the human resources guy about it, he said that he had actually understood I meant it as a joke, but the brass had been riding him about wanting more suggestions from the floor and nobody had given any for a few weeks and well, it was a suggestion, wasn't it?  So he just wrote it up and bounced it up the chain to see how far it would go.  It was a good chuckle, but from it being seriously considered, I began to get an idea why companies keep losing money..

"This young wine may have a lot of tannins now, but in 5 or 10 years it is going to be spectacular, despite the fact that right now it tastes like crude oil. You know this is how it is supposed to taste at this stage of development." ~ Itzhak Perlman

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KindaScratchy
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I like that idea, Daniel! Too bad they didn't go for it. It might have become the latest trend...like casual Friday did 15+ years ago.

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When the work's all done and the sun's settin' low,

I pull out my fiddle and I rosin up the bow.

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