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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2015 7:12 pm    Post subject: Grumble About Daylight Saving Time Reply with quote

*grumble*
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2015 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tired?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2015 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eh, I'm a morning person, but I find DST annoying and pointless, therefore I am grumbling about it.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2015 12:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2015 12:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's my least favorite day of the year. I don't even have a 2nd least favorite day.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2015 4:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No daylight savings here. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2015 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I always think of moving to Arizona at this time of year.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2015 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why Arizona?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2015 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Why Arizona?
None of this Daylight Savings Time nonsense Very Happy

I didn't even know what Daylight Saving Time was until my family moved out of Arizona...
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2015 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Huh, I didn't realize Arizona doesn't have DST. I thought Indiana used to not have it but now they do. Although I haven't checked and could be wrong about that. Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2015 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know about Arizona as my manager some years ago was based in AZ and for half of the year she was Mountain Time, and the other half Pacific Time.

Hawaii doesn't observe it either, but it matters a little less for them as they're not surrounded by other states.

I think Indiana does observe it but has a very convoluted history of both time zone and DST. I recall taking with someone in Chicago about it years ago and saying he gave up trying to understand it.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2015 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

D.S.T. results from trying to align our rigid 24 hour clock to the very non rigid amount of daylight during the course of a year. After a few days the change doesn't bother me. I do like having the extra hour of daylight after work in the summer.

It used to be that about 3/4 of Indiana was on Eastern Standard Time year round and the rest was on Central Time. They changed that a few years ago: The Eastern Time Zone portion now uses Eastern D.S.T.

Hawaii doesn't need D.S.T., the amount of daylight doesn't vary as much that far south.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2015 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I heard a story about someone on spring break, getting drunk on Saturday night, and then being unable to find his wallet.

First I thought, poor guy, he's going to lose an hour of hangover.

Then I thought, he's going to be like, "oh my god, I have no memory of what happened from 1am to 2am!"

Bad night to drink, I say.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 7:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

YES! I love DST! Wish we stayed on it all year, but we don't because of the sunrise time during the shortest days of the year. Don't want little kids waiting for the bus in the dark and such.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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It used to be that about 3/4 of Indiana was on Eastern Standard Time year round and the rest was on Central Time. They changed that a few years ago: The Eastern Time Zone portion now uses Eastern D.S.T.

More than 3/4 stayed on Standard time. Just 3 counties in northwest Indiana (Lake, Porter, and LaPorte) and a few in the southwestern "toe of the sock" would switch to Daylight time in the summer. I grew up in LaPorte County, about three blocks from the Michigan state line -- and Michigan is in the Eastern time zone and always switched to Daylight time.

We had *endless* fun figuring out the time when I was a kid. Laughing We were always the same time as Chicago, and always an hour behind New Buffalo (in Michigan). But we were on the same time as South Bend and Indianapolis only in the summer. Shocked
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very confusing.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like it Very Happy It works well in my part of the world with the longer summer days. The first day is a bugger though, losing that hour...
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 12:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

aliantha wrote:
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It used to be that about 3/4 of Indiana was on Eastern Standard Time year round and the rest was on Central Time. They changed that a few years ago: The Eastern Time Zone portion now uses Eastern D.S.T.

More than 3/4 stayed on Standard time. Just 3 counties in northwest Indiana (Lake, Porter, and LaPorte) and a few in the southwestern "toe of the sock" would switch to Daylight time in the summer. I grew up in LaPorte County, about three blocks from the Michigan state line -- and Michigan is in the Eastern time zone and always switched to Daylight time.


I thought I read that a term the rest of Indiana has for the Northwest counties of the state is "The Region". Is that true?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Damelon wrote:
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Damelon wrote:
It used to be that about 3/4 of Indiana was on Eastern Standard Time year round and the rest was on Central Time. They changed that a few years ago: The Eastern Time Zone portion now uses Eastern D.S.T.

More than 3/4 stayed on Standard time. Just 3 counties in northwest Indiana (Lake, Porter, and LaPorte) and a few in the southwestern "toe of the sock" would switch to Daylight time in the summer. I grew up in LaPorte County, about three blocks from the Michigan state line -- and Michigan is in the Eastern time zone and always switched to Daylight time.


I thought I read that a term the rest of Indiana has for the Northwest counties of the state is "The Region". Is that true?

It is. It's short for the Calumet Region. And I didn't learn that 'til I went to college in Bloomington. Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2015 6:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dst and the partial school year for children are hangovers of our agrarian roots and should be abolished.
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