I was surprised by the comments. I personally love DST (spring forward) because I have more accessible daylight after work. My place of employment is windowless, so now 11 years of no daytime daylight. With DST, I can walk the dogs at least in twilight, as spring progresses, I can garden after work, we can do yard work in natural light earlier in the year. I get to see sunsets, and feel afternoon sunshine on my face after work. During Eastern Standard Time (fall back) I go to work as the sun is just coming up and leave in the dark. And I never saw any affect of DST on my three children as babies or at any age. But that's just me. Longing for green grass and green leaves.
3/12/2011 7:39:54 AM
I could never understand why they claim it saving energy, I do not look at a clock to see if I need to turn on a light, it could be the middle of the day, if I feel I need a light or whatever, I use it.
I do not like DST. I understand why most people enjoy the extra daylight, but not me. I have never noticed it changing my life style or my even realizing it has changed. I would love to live in AZ! Have a great day!
I'm another who HATES having my clock messed with - I'm a night owl so messing with my mornings makes me very grumpy for the couple of weeks it takes me to adjust to waking up earlier.
This year, I've started backing my alarm up and waking up earlier to get ready for the change. As my husband points out, though, it just makes be grumpier now but hopefully it won't last quite as long. :)
3/11/2011 10:45:57 AM
They need to leave DST alone, I like having the sunset at 7PM! The rest of the 49 states need to follow suit, and the government needs to stay out of it. The reasons behind it are not good ones, there is still only 24 hours in a day and I really don't think it was for the farmers.
I hate changing for DST and think it is ridiculous for the government to mess with our clocks. Indiana didn't used to have to change for DST until the current administration who claimed it would improve our economy. I think we have proven having DST does not improve the economy and wish we could go back to leaving our clocks alone.
I hate losing my sleep and am lucky we are on spring break for two weeks right now... I also love the outcome with longer days, so I guess I need to bite the bullet and get over my hour of sleep. The big picture is that this is a strong signal of the end of a very cold and very snowy, long and dreary winter. Hallelujah!! We will be outdoors again, welcome sunshine, Vitamin D and fresh air!!
3/11/2009 11:35:27 AM
The government needs to keep their nose out of changing the time. There are other issues that are more important. One's body just gets used to one time and then it's time to change again....
3/9/2009 1:13:42 PM
How I love living in Arizona where we don't follow DST! I always hated it when I lived on the east coast. It's so hard on kids!
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