DST = Daylight Savings Time.
There are a few things that I like and hate about daylight savings time in general, but that all depends on my current situation. For instance, I’m leaning more towards on the “hate” side:
#1 – My storefront staff meeting starts at 7:00 am. It’s a mandatory meeting that all of us have to attend or we’ll be having huge chances of getting fired. Because of DST, we’ll be losing one hour, meaning one hour of sleep. In short, we need to sleep super early to make up for that one missing hour.
#2 – Time goes really fast. It’s like your entire life will be fast forwarded and you are feeling forced to rush things you enjoy taking your time to and the next thing you know, the day is already over.
#3 – Oh hell, too much sunlight! I happen to like the calm of the cloudy days, the dark and cool starry night sky, and the sound of the rain pitter-pattering by your windows and doors. I say this because this is a part of the typical California weather, but if you live in NorCal,1 it’s got a good mix of hot and cold temperatures at the most unusual and unpredictable times. We may be having another El Niño phenomenon in our weather this year.
#4 – DST will last about seven months this year. It’ll end in early November when we fall back our clocks back to its regular time.
On the other hand, there are good things about DST too, which I also happen to like:
#1 – DST saves electricity. You won’t be turning on your lights at home until… say… 8:00pm.
#2 – You can stay out and soak in the daylight sun as long as you like. That’s why we have DST during the summer season.
#3 – Going back to the point of the time going fast, if your daily life may be dreadful (ie. work, school, etc.), your dreadful period quickly ends before you know it. This doesn’t quite apply to me though. :3
#4 – The brightness of day welcomes you as you wake up in the morning, encouraging you to get up in the bed immediately instead of falling back to sleep simply because it’s still dark outside.
I’m pretty sure there are other reasons I haven’t thought of right off the bat, but at the moment, these are all I could think of.
So, don’t forget to spring forward when you adjust your clocks tonight.
(blogged from Adri’s phone)
On the sidenote...
- especially in the Bay Area… [↩]