DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TWICE ANNUAL GRIPE THREAD

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Re: DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TWICE ANNUAL GRIPE THREAD

Post by Jasper » 11 Mar 2019, 14:58

lunchstealer wrote:
11 Mar 2019, 14:06
nicole wrote:
11 Mar 2019, 11:56
lunchstealer wrote:
09 Mar 2019, 14:40


It’s intuitively obvious to the most casual observer that daylight is wasted before work, and daylight after work is both useful and joyful. So Standard time is worst time. That said, I too could compromise on half hour to end the madness that is true standard time.
I continue to be deeply confused by people who feel better after work than before.
I feel great before work most of the time because I'm still asleep and that's pretty comfy. Then I'm in the shower and that's super comfy, and then I'm in the car and nobody loves that. But I'm never awake for more than an hour before work. Often less. I'm awake for 7-9 hours after work. For most of the year, the only circumstance when I leave work in the dark is a circumstance where I've worked late, putting in a day of 10-12 hours. So when suddenly in early November it's dark when I go outside, it's like oh god I've worked late and lost the day. If it had happened gradually it wouldn't be terrible, but certainly having as little of that as possible would be pretty good.
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Re: DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TWICE ANNUAL GRIPE THREAD

Post by Andrew » 11 Mar 2019, 16:34

The best part of the day is 4:30am until 8 am. Second best is 8am to noon. It's all steeply downhill after that.
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Re: DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TWICE ANNUAL GRIPE THREAD

Post by Ellie » 11 Mar 2019, 16:36

Andrew wrote:
11 Mar 2019, 16:34
The best part of the day is 4:30am until 8 am.
Yes, because I'm sleeping.
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Re: DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TWICE ANNUAL GRIPE THREAD

Post by nicole » 11 Mar 2019, 17:31

Andrew wrote:
11 Mar 2019, 16:34
The best part of the day is 4:30am until 8 am. Second best is 8am to noon. It's all steeply downhill after that.
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Re: DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TWICE ANNUAL GRIPE THREAD

Post by Jadagul » 11 Mar 2019, 18:20

Why would you sleep from 4:30 am to 8 am? That's like prime being awake and enjoying yourself hours.

Sadly, I mostly have to go to be by 4 or 5 because people want me to wake up before noon for some reason.

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Re: DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TWICE ANNUAL GRIPE THREAD

Post by Jasper » 12 Mar 2019, 11:37

The thing with getting up early and having a few free hours before work is that it would stress me out. I wouldn't be able to enjoy the time becasue I'd always be checking the clock to make sure I wasn't going to be running late. I don't consider myself uptight by any means, but I was raised that you show up to work or appointments on time, or even a little early. Maybe a big part of it was being a clock-puncher machinist for so many years. But even now, if I'm 30, 40 minutes late for work, I'm anxious all day about it.

After work is when all the stress of the day is released. Lotsa daylight hours really helps with that.
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Post by Dangerman » 12 Mar 2019, 12:56

I'm with Jasper. Having To Go To Work looms over me, so the best thing to do is wake up early enough to prepare for (read: shower and coffee) and arrive at work, and no earlier.

Leaving work and knowing I have 3 hours of daylight is an amazing feeling. Also, waking up really early on a beautiful day off is really nice too.

I understand Morning Power People, and I would like to subscribe to your newsletter, but anxiety from terrible executive function in the mornings, and the resultant tardiness in my past, prevent me from being a dues-paying member.

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Post by dhex » 12 Mar 2019, 15:11

i am a morning person, but 4:30 is not my idea of morning. that's nighttime.
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Post by Aresen » 12 Mar 2019, 15:22

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Post by Tuco » 14 Mar 2019, 07:08

I can't even imagine not watching the sun come up.

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Post by Eric the .5b » 14 Mar 2019, 09:26

I see sunrise a lot, but I'm an insomniac.
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Post by Aresen » 14 Mar 2019, 11:59

Tuco wrote:
14 Mar 2019, 07:08
I can't even imagine not watching the sun come up.
Ever been past 60° north or south latitude at the time of the (respective) summer solstice?
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Re: DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TWICE ANNUAL GRIPE THREAD

Post by Jadagul » 14 Mar 2019, 16:44

Tuco wrote:
14 Mar 2019, 07:08
I can't even imagine not watching the sun come up.
Me either. That's how you know it's time to go to bed.

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Post by lunchstealer » 14 Mar 2019, 16:55

Aresen wrote:
14 Mar 2019, 11:59
Tuco wrote:
14 Mar 2019, 07:08
I can't even imagine not watching the sun come up.
Ever been past 60° north or south latitude at the time of the (respective) summer solstice?
Spent a 4th of July in Turku Finland. It was nuts how late sunset was, how early sunrise was, and how not entirely dark it was in the couple of hours in between.
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Re: DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TWICE ANNUAL GRIPE THREAD

Post by Aresen » 14 Mar 2019, 17:15

Jadagul wrote:
14 Mar 2019, 16:44
Tuco wrote:
14 Mar 2019, 07:08
I can't even imagine not watching the sun come up.
Me either. That's how you know it's time to go to bed.
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Re: DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TWICE ANNUAL GRIPE THREAD

Post by Tuco » 15 Mar 2019, 06:08

Aresen wrote:
14 Mar 2019, 11:59
Tuco wrote:
14 Mar 2019, 07:08
I can't even imagine not watching the sun come up.
Ever been past 60° north or south latitude at the time of the (respective) summer solstice?
Not yet. Spent a summer up in that Kamloops/Quilchena country, that's as far north as I've been. Pretty long days, fer sure. And what a beautiful part of the world.

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Post by Warren » 15 Mar 2019, 11:16

I once met a woman from Texas in Michigan. She said she didn't like Michigan in the summer time because it was still light out after 10:00 at night.
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Re: DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TWICE ANNUAL GRIPE THREAD

Post by Kwix » 15 Mar 2019, 16:58

Yeah, here at 61N it makes zero sense. We gain just shy of 6 mins of light per day this time of year. That means that any solar advantage to rocking the clock is negated in 2 weeks.
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