Do people around these areas go into the slow time region after the bars close in fast time to get another hour of drinking under their belt?
Did they leave without chow?
Today’s funny story from Kincaid Grill:
I had three big in-flight caterings, 2 to be delivered at 11:30AM and one for noon. The owner breezed in around 10:30AM and said, "I’ll be back to make the deliveries." Not unusual. Everything was ready by 11:30……..7 full sheet pans of food. No Al (owner). So I waited and waited…….the airport called……where’s the catering? It’s done and ready to go but Al is not here to make the delivery. At 12:10 Al calls me……I’m on my way……I said, I should hope so cuz the airport called THREE times! Whadda ya mean? Al, it’s after noon!! Didn’t you change your clocks last night???? OOPS!
The state of Hawaii also does not switch to DST.
The border of China with Afghanistan has a five hour time change involved when you cross.
Speaking of government, China, which should have 5 time zones from east to west, only has ONE!
Uh….that was supposed to say Sundancer, not Sundander. That sounds like some kind of solar scalp condition. Sorry! [:I]
Sundander, you rat, you sound so smug when you talk of being retired and watching the sunrise/sunset. [V]
When I grow up, I wanna be just like you! [;)]
Yep, we go to DST which is ridiculous because in another 6 weeks we’ll have nothing BUT daylight so who cares??? Those of us below the Arctic Circle will have about 2 hours of dusk from 2-4AM. Those ABOVE the Arctic Circle will have complete sunshine 24 hours a day, all summer.
I agree, Fieldthislte!
I am no good for at least a week trying to catch up… My body does not take it well.
If I dont set my clocks, I will be at work early though..Or will I be late?..LOL
Does Alaska observe Daylight Saving Time?
Like most states in the U.S., Daylight Saving Time is observed in Alaska, where the time is shifted forward by 1 hour, resulting in an 8 hours difference behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT-8).
After the Summer months the time is shifted back by 1 hour resulting in the normal 9 hours difference behind GMT.
In Alaska, DST means Darkness Shifting Time!
I think it makes as much sense as cutting off the end of a blanket and sewing it to the other end to make the original blanket longer!
Gotta love the gov’ment!
[8D]ZZZZZZZZ sleep deprived in Ann Arbor, Alice
Right on both points,Gizmolito!![8D]
Everyting you want to know about dst, but were afaid to ask can be found here:
I heard somewhere that Arizona does not change time because it would just be an extra hour of extreme heat in the summer, but the Navajo nation does observe dst because they straddle 3 states.
When we worked for the State College system in Indiana in the 1980’s we used a computer system with the mainframe in Indianapolis and subsets at each of the 13 regional campus sites. Ours (near Louisville) was the only one on "Fast Time" (Eastern Daylight). That caused a real pain in the work schedule, when we went to work an hour before the folks in Indy (and the rest of the state) would start. Then in the evening , we shut down at 5 PM and they wanted info etc at the "end of their day"…we were long gone !!
Another quirk. When most people think of the time zones, they think in terms of the farther West you go the earlier it gets ( changing an hour at the time zone point each time). Well, When we would go North East towards Cincinnati We would cross from Fast Time to Slow Time at the county line, then drive 80 miles in Slow Time, until we got to the county line of Dearborn County (next to the Ohio Line) where we would switch BACK to Fast Time again. We could avoid the whole mess by crossing the Ohio River here at Louisville and driving in Kentucky to Cincinnati…being on FAST TIME (Eastern Daylight) the whole way.
Growing up as I did in SoCal where no one seems to pay any attention to the time changes very much, this area was a real mess in my mind for a long time. Luckily for the Arizona folks the population density near the state line is fairly sparse, so the impact of the change isn’t felt by too many, but here there are a lot of folks affected by the changes taking place now.
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