Almost all of you will lose an hour of sleep this Sunday. No matter what you do, you will be waking up an hour later.
That's right, kiddos, it's Daylight Savings Time ... time to Spring forward in time in order to add another hour of daylight to everyone's day. Fun, fun, fun.
Unless you live in Guam, Hawaii or most parts of Arizona (excluding Navaho land). We don't follow this antiquated system of energy conservation. Yep, you can't blame the farmers for this, though many do. Unlike the American school calendar (which, seriously, needs to be updated/changes in most places), Daylight Savings is not about agriculture. It was originally proposed by Benjamin Franklin, who figured that the French alone could save about $200 million in candle wax by adopting the concept.
Franklin + the French = trouble.
So why don't Guam, Hawaii or Arizona follow Daylight Savings time? The answer is quite simple: We choose not too. Daylight Savings isn't federal law. OK, it is — The Uniform Time Act of 1966. But, according to the law, states are allowed to opt out. It's just that almost all don't. Part of the reasoning of why Guam and Hawaii don't follow it is because we are much closer to the equator. Therefore, when Earth tilts and shifts in orbit, we aren't as affected by the shift in available daylight hours.
Which I love. Because I hate giving up an hour of sleep at any time, even if I know I will get it back in the fall.
What this means for me is that I get to "see" all of you an hour earlier. The time when I talk to most of those who read my blogs is your first of the morning time — my late night/early morning.
For example, the person I talk to on the West Coast the most, the beautiful and talented Chrissie usually gets up around 6 a.m. their time, midnight my time. Now, she'll still be getting up around 6 a.m. but for me, it'll be 11 p.m. Which means, for me, she'll be leaving an hour earlier for work, which means I can go to sleep an hour earlier ... theoretically. But the odds are I'll stick to my going to sleep time of somewhere between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m. Heh.
So, why does the topic of Daylight Savings even come up on my blog, which is usually filled with so much other critical, important and deep informational postings? I thought you'd never ask! Well, in fact I'm pretty sure you wouldn't ask (why would you? LOL), so of course I'm going to share.
It's because I'm a born gloater. A guy who likes to not only watch others suffer, but to lord it over them after informing them of the thing or things that makes them suffer. LOL
So, here goes ... oh, and you have to picture me saying this in a sing-song voice: You have to wake up an hour earlier on Sunday and I don't! Na-na-na, na-na-na!!
A sad and trite and petty man I am ... I know ... but still ... heh.
Random Guam Fact Of The Day:
• You lose an hour of sleep on Sunday and I don't! LOL ... sorry, that's the rubbing-it-in part of the gloating. ;)