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Daylight Saving Time Is THIS Weekend!

Daylight Savings Time
National Geographic

I should have known daylight saving time was near when the sun kept rising wayyy tooo early.  For me at least, I prefer to wake up about 10 AM, lounge around till noon, then stroll into work about 2PM.  If only that were allowed.  Sigh.  Any who, more info about what daylight saving time means to you this weekend is after the JUMP.

According to National Geographic:

Daylight saving time 2011 starts at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 13, when most states spring forward an hour. Time will fall back to standard time again on Sunday, November 6, 2011, when daylight saving time ends.

So I’m losing an hour aye?  Bummer!  However, I did find some interesting info about Daylight Saving Time.  The US Government does NOT force us to do this, it’s a state right.

The federal government doesn’t require U.S. states or territories to observe daylight saving time, which is why residents of Arizona, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, and the Northern Marianas Islands won’t need to change their clocks this weekend.

Ya know my brother used to live in Arizona and I could never tell what time he was in, so I’d call at all hours of the night.  :-)

Now if your interested in knowing who to blame for messing up your sleep schedule it was actually Ben Franklin.  Basically, Benny Boy thought that since the sun rose and fell at different times of the year, why not change our lives around the suns and save some energy.  But does it even make a difference?

In recent years several studies have suggested that daylight saving time doesn’t actually save energy—and might even result in a net loss.

Ah HA!  That’s it, I’ll just show up an hour late on Monday!  Oh wait, I can, because I’m going on VACATION!  Oh sorry, too much?  :-)

VIA NationalGeographic.com

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