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(WTOP)   Seasonal time changes can wreak havoc on the delicate systems of precious snowflakes, moonbeams, and rays of sunshine all over the nation. If you're one of them, don't worry -- Mommy Blogger is here to help, and local news is here to cover her   ( wtop.com) divider line
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2017-11-14 09:30:27 AM  
You've deal with this for your entire life. Get over yourselves. It's not a thing. It's just an excuse to whine a bit. Which can be nice, which is why when we get sick, we sometimes play it up a bit if we have a partner who is compassionate and caring for a little extra attention, but it would be nice if folks stopped pretending that this is some new thing. Get over yourselves.

/cranky this morning
//Yes, I've been getting up for 48 years now, and I still haven't forgiven the Sun...
 
2017-11-14 09:42:29 AM  
In all fairness, though, this is just another reflection of the amazing diversity of our species. I mean, some people set out to conquer Mount Everest. Others found great companies and become titans of innovation and change. Still others dedicate themselves to science and unearthing the discoveries that will carry mankind into the future. And others out there need to figure out how to fit in an extra nap because falling back made them sleepy. Humanity is a great, woven tapestry, after all, and who's to say the dangly threads in back aren't every bit as important as all the others?
 
2017-11-14 09:46:23 AM  
Ohforchristsake. How did the human race survive before prozac-addled bloggers?
 
2017-11-14 10:14:41 AM  
There's a simple solution to the whole time change problem.

Rather than make 2 massive leaps of an hour each, change the time 10 minutes per month.

Adjust the current time so that sunset occurs at approximately 9:00 PM all year round.
 
2017-11-14 10:59:12 AM  

hubiestubert: You've deal with this for your entire life. Get over yourselves. It's not a thing. It's just an excuse to whine a bit. Which can be nice, which is why when we get sick, we sometimes play it up a bit if we have a partner who is compassionate and caring for a little extra attention, but it would be nice if folks stopped pretending that this is some new thing. Get over yourselves.
/cranky this morning
//Yes, I've been getting up for 48 years now, and I still haven't forgiven the Sun...


WTF, did I log into your account?
Fine, I'll leave
 
2017-11-14 11:46:42 AM  

Eddie Adams from Torrance: There's a simple solution to the whole time change problem.

Rather than make 2 massive leaps of an hour each, change the time 10 minutes per month.

Adjust the current time so that sunset occurs at approximately 9:00 PM all year round.


Around here, that would make dawn into noon, and 1:30 by mid December. Somehow, I think spending half of the working day in darkness would be worse.
 
2017-11-14 12:15:59 PM  
time is a construct of man.  yawn.
 
2017-11-14 12:20:33 PM  
The time change happens Sunday morning. On Thursday there was a guy at work complaining that he couldn't concentrate because he was still adjusting to the time change. Some people are farking morons and nothing will change it.
 
2017-11-14 12:20:38 PM  
Coffee
It's all you need.
 
2017-11-14 12:21:56 PM  
If you get up at 4 every day it never bothers you.  Well me anyways.
 
2017-11-14 12:23:00 PM  

Pocket Ninja: In all fairness, though, this is just another reflection of the amazing diversity of our species. I mean, some people set out to conquer Mount Everest. Others found great companies and become titans of innovation and change. Still others dedicate themselves to science and unearthing the discoveries that will carry mankind into the future. And others out there need to figure out how to fit in an extra nap because falling back made them sleepy. Humanity is a great, woven tapestry, after all, and who's to say the dangly threads in back aren't every bit as important as all the others?


Sometimes you make me laugh, but say something like this to my face after a time change and I will put you through a wall.
 
2017-11-14 12:23:31 PM  
It's worse than I thought.

FTFA: While we've heard that we're supposed to get eight hours of sleep per night, many people have a difficult time figuring out how to do that.

People are far dumber than I had ever imagined.
 
2017-11-14 12:24:08 PM  

Eddie Adams from Torrance: There's a simple solution to the whole time change problem.

Rather than make 2 massive leaps of an hour each, change the time 10 minutes per month.

Adjust the current time so that sunset occurs at approximately 9:00 PM all year round.


Or just drop the whole stupid thing and use the same time year round.
 
2017-11-14 12:25:39 PM  
This is about Big Clock. They know that changing them this often leads to breakage. And so consumers buy more clocks.

/Follow the money.
 
2017-11-14 12:26:27 PM  
I guess that would make leap years akin to an apocalypse.  Oh the horrors we must endure.
 
2017-11-14 12:26:51 PM  

laid back w/bud light: If you get up at 4 every day it never bothers you.  Well me anyways.


Me too.  Up at 4am for work every day.  Doesn't matter.
 
2017-11-14 12:27:05 PM  
Pfft...clocks.  I rely on the swaying of my pendulous nads to accurately keep time.
 
2017-11-14 12:27:22 PM  

farm machine: I guess that would make leap years akin to an apocalypse.  Oh the horrors we must endure.


heaven forbid they travel across the International Date Line.
 
2017-11-14 12:27:52 PM  

guestguy: Pfft...clocks.  I rely on the swaying of my pendulous nads to accurately keep time.


Pics or gtfo.

/oblig
 
2017-11-14 12:28:40 PM  
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I think I'll take my health tips from someone else.
 
2017-11-14 12:30:09 PM  
I understand the problem with the spring forward part of this cycle, but fall back is really a problem?  Getting an extra hour of sleep on a Saturday night?
 
2017-11-14 12:30:55 PM  

Satan's Bunny Slippers: guestguy: Pfft...clocks.  I rely on the swaying of my pendulous nads to accurately keep time.

Pics or gtfo.

/oblig


Hey, I am more than an impressive pair of testicles...stop objectifying me.
 
2017-11-14 12:31:13 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: [img.fark.net image 275x183]

I think I'll take my health tips from someone else.


farking old people being old. Why can't they be young and cool like me?!?
 
2017-11-14 12:34:40 PM  

Satan's Bunny Slippers: guestguy: Pfft...clocks.  I rely on the swaying of my pendulous nads to accurately keep time.
Pics or gtfo.
/oblig


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Seems like a watch would be better, but whatever works. he looks good. Well-rested.
 
2017-11-14 12:36:09 PM  
I'm only irritated by the fact I have to wear sunglasses when I take the kid to school in the mornings, I'd gotten used to it being dark in the mornings.

The first morning after the change I forgot my sunglasses.  Oh hell that hurt, sometimes I hate the life giving nuclear ball of fusion hatred in the sky.   When I forget my sunglasses is one of them.

Other than that, this is a problem us insomniacs don't have. My morning is usually 3-4 hours after whenever I last fell asleep.
 
2017-11-14 12:38:07 PM  
What about pets? My cat is just now getting used to her new schedule. I tried to explain it to her but she quickly lost interest and wandered away.
 
2017-11-14 12:40:30 PM  

cherryl taggart: I understand the problem with the spring forward part of this cycle, but fall back is really a problem?  Getting an extra hour of sleep on a Saturday night?


People with precise internal clocks don't get an extra hour of sleep and then just continue on like nothing happened. People who don't know what time it is without a clock and need alarms to wake up have no idea what it's like. We wake up at the same damn time we always do no matter what the clock says. And we start getting tired at the same time we are used to getting ready for bed. An hour change either way is miserable to adjust to.
 
2017-11-14 12:40:40 PM  

unregenerate: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: [img.fark.net image 275x183]

I think I'll take my health tips from someone else.

farking old people being old. Why can't they be young and cool like me?!?


It's not the age, she just does not look healthy.
 
2017-11-14 12:50:19 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: unregenerate: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: [img.fark.net image 275x183]

I think I'll take my health tips from someone else.

farking old people being old. Why can't they be young and cool like me?!?

It's not the age, she just does not look healthy.


Well, it doesn't look like a good picture to tell how her weight, blood pressure, cholesterol, sodium, metabolism, or kidneys are doing. Sure, she's loose in the neck, but she's old. Her hair is rough, but she's old. Her hands or wrists don't look very large. So, other than being old, I'm not sure how she looks unhealthy. I suspect she's chesty... other than that, I guess I can't make the same calls on health as someone with your medical expertise. I only play a doctor on TV.
 
2017-11-14 12:50:47 PM  
Should we also ban flying across time zones?

If you fly from NY to Chicago, it's the same effect as setting the clocks back an hour.
 
2017-11-14 12:53:19 PM  

Omnidirectional Punching: Pocket Ninja: In all fairness, though, this is just another reflection of the amazing diversity of our species. I mean, some people set out to conquer Mount Everest. Others found great companies and become titans of innovation and change. Still others dedicate themselves to science and unearthing the discoveries that will carry mankind into the future. And others out there need to figure out how to fit in an extra nap because falling back made them sleepy. Humanity is a great, woven tapestry, after all, and who's to say the dangly threads in back aren't every bit as important as all the others?

Sometimes you make me laugh, but say something like this to my face after a time change and I will put you through a wall.


Oh look, there's one of the snowflakes now.
 
2017-11-14 12:53:22 PM  

hubiestubert: You've deal with this for your entire life. Get over yourselves.


They changed the dates a few years ago. I was mostly fine every year up until that point. Also, I suppose I've gotten older (over 50).
The spring forward was always harder to deal with. Falling back was easy.
Now, it's not the fall-back that wreaks havoc on my "delicate" constitution, it's the few weeks leading up to it.
I am one who likes to wake up "with the sun," so those days where I have to wake up BEFORE it are just hell.
 
2017-11-14 12:59:59 PM  
Jeez, even my cat got used to it after a couple of days.
 
2017-11-14 01:01:26 PM  
I live 20 miles west of the Eastern time zone border. I don't suddenly get tirederer everytime I pass the sign telling me that the time changes here.
 
2017-11-14 01:11:37 PM  
Just FYI, Seasonal Affective Disorder is a real ailment, particularly acute if you have an underlying disorder (chronic depression, bipolar illness). It can be treated with exposure to light boxes and medication. 

I know you guys like to laugh at people who have brain chemistry illnesses, but a little compassion now and again isn't a bad thing.
 
2017-11-14 01:20:35 PM  

Omnidirectional Punching: People with precise internal clocks don't get an extra hour of sleep and then just continue on like nothing happened. People who don't know what time it is without a clock and need alarms to wake up have no idea what it's like. We wake up at the same damn time we always do no matter what the clock says. And we start getting tired at the same time we are used to getting ready for bed. An hour change either way is miserable to adjust to.


I have a way bigger violin reserved for people suffering from perfect pitch.

Anyway, just move to Venezuela or Ecuador. Problem solved.
 
2017-11-14 01:23:36 PM  
Sounds like subby is a snowflake that got triggered by snowflakes that get triggered by time changes.
 
2017-11-14 01:26:49 PM  
Being a child is not a sickness, it's a phase of life that everyone alive has passed through.  I'm tired of adults treating kids like they're some how infirm instead of just small.  Kids are humans and are as resilient to illness as you are.  They'll deal.
 
2017-11-14 01:27:15 PM  
For some reason since the time change I have been waking up at 3:30-4 am most mornings. Been kinda weird, but ill get over it.
 
2017-11-14 01:28:37 PM  
My big problem is when it is dark when I leave for work and dark when I come home.  Fark winter!
 
2017-11-14 01:28:59 PM  
Good grief. Have these whiners never traveled outside of their home time zone?

It takes a half-day at most to adjust to a time change.
 
2017-11-14 01:33:06 PM  

Omnidirectional Punching: cherryl taggart: I understand the problem with the spring forward part of this cycle, but fall back is really a problem?  Getting an extra hour of sleep on a Saturday night?

People with precise internal clocks don't get an extra hour of sleep and then just continue on like nothing happened. People who don't know what time it is without a clock and need alarms to wake up have no idea what it's like. We wake up at the same damn time we always do no matter what the clock says. And we start getting tired at the same time we are used to getting ready for bed. An hour change either way is miserable to adjust to.


Yep. Before the time change I'm up at 7. After, I'm up at 6, 20 minutes before dawn. And the rest of you can go fark yourselves for going along with it.
 
2017-11-14 01:34:13 PM  
Meh, I have no issues with going to sleep, except the cold, cloudy and depressing weather just makes me want to not get out of bed. I work 2nd shift so maybe I see what little sun there is for 6 hours at best.

/Seriously think about becoming a 'snowbird' if my job would allow it.
 
2017-11-14 01:51:45 PM  

crzybtch: My big problem is when it is dark when I leave for work and dark when I come home.  Fark winter!


This
 
2017-11-14 01:55:50 PM  
Turning the clocks back?  Eh; sucks a little for a day or so, but honestly sucks a lot less since I've quit drinking, for whatever reason, up to and including coincidence.

Relentlessly shortening days this time of year?  Godawful, and that's gotten worse as I've gotten older.  I have a light box that I use in the morning, and it's been a big help, as has knowing that SAD is a thing and the encroaching depression that I feel is coming from somewhere, and even if it feels like it's inexorable and permanent, it will start to pass after the solstice, and things will get gradually better again.
 
2017-11-14 02:13:42 PM  

Bermuda59: What about pets? My cat is just now getting used to her new schedule. I tried to explain it to her but she quickly lost interest and wandered away.


A lot of people should be more like your cat.
 
2017-11-14 02:16:36 PM  
When I become god of America I will change time everyday, let's see how you like that fark.
 
2017-11-14 02:31:13 PM  
I'm all for ending fiddling with clocks twice a year and the mild annoyances that go along with it, but this isn't helping the cause.
 
2017-11-14 02:31:28 PM  
These people are so special they need their own special treat: Pop Tart and cheese sandwiches
 
2017-11-14 02:39:08 PM  

GreenSun: When I become god of America I will change time everyday, let's see how you like that fark.


You've got my vote.  I mean, why not?  shiat's already upside down and on fire, anyway.
 
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