On-line Opinion Magazine…OK, it's a blog
Random header image... Refresh for more!

Clocks Change – Fall Back

Remember, at 2AM the clocks reset to 1AM, so you get an extra hour of sleep, or an extra hour of work if you’re on the graveyard shift.

Half of my clocks have already shifted, so the world around here has been dual time-zoned for the last week.

11 comments

1 Michael { 11.03.07 at 7:37 pm }

Yet another thing the Hedgemony managed to fuck up. Fortunately for me, I was scheduled to read at a later Mass than usual last week, or I’d have totally missed it. My alarm clock is one of those self-setting ones, and it automagically reset itself last week. So there I was, thinking it was 8 a.m.–no problem, sit down, have breakfast, plenty of time for a couple of cups of coffee, grab a shower, yada, yada, yada. Only of course it was really 9 a.m. If I’d had to make the 10:15 Mass, they’d have had to start without me.

2 Bryan { 11.03.07 at 9:04 pm }

That’s the first time I realized the problem, looking at my clock radio. I bought that particular unit because it did it automatically, and they messed the automatic setting.

I’ve just left it alone and adjusted to the difference.

3 andante { 11.03.07 at 9:32 pm }

Sigh….the clock in my car will be off an hour for another six months. And no; I can’t change it without paying some guy mucho $$$ to fix whatever is wrong.

On the bright side, it won’t hurt me to think I’m late. And the atomic clock doo-dad on my computer monitor will finally be correct.

4 Steve Bates { 11.03.07 at 10:18 pm }

andante, sure you can reset your car clock, at zero cost. Just disconnect your battery and reconnect it at the new midnight… 😆

Other than the computers (to which I’ve applied the patches), the only device that used to automatically shift is the VCR/DVD player. Ever since the house antenna went awry and the management refused to fix it (“everyone has cable now”), I’ve left the time unset until/unless I need to record a broadcast. Then I set it manually. Feh.

5 Bryan { 11.03.07 at 10:46 pm }

No doubt, right after everything gets reset to the new system, they’ll change things again. I have to remember to feed the ferals an hour earlier by the clock, because they aren’t interested in changing anything.

Oh, Andante, if your car clock is like most of them, you can disconnect the battery at noon, they don’t usually care about AM and PM.

6 andante { 11.03.07 at 11:32 pm }

A good idea, disconnecting/reconnecting. Thanks, guys.

If you think kitties & technology are bad, you should experience a human toddler. On second thought, forget it. I like y’all too much.

7 Bryan { 11.04.07 at 12:06 am }

Toddlers, I still hate “Spring Ahead”.

8 cookie jill { 11.03.07 at 11:53 pm }

Check your smoke alarms, too.

(Coming from the “Wildfire Food” State, formerly known as California)

9 oldwhitelady { 11.04.07 at 1:18 am }

Clocks rolled back! Yes, indeedy. The computer clock and the car clock still need the change. The watches in my purse, also need the change. Those will be taken care of tomorrow! I took a nice nap, tonight. When I got up, I noticed my cell phone had a text message. One of my friends had sent a text reminder of the time change, too:) How fun!

10 Steve Bates { 11.04.07 at 10:52 am }

My cell phone still shows the old time. They were always slow to change it when they were Cingular, and they’re still slow to change it now that they’re AT&T. It’s nice to know some things in the world don’t change.

My stomach agrees with your feral cats, Bryan. It doesn’t care what the clock shows.

11 Bryan { 11.04.07 at 2:00 pm }

CBS has been running a countdown reminder on their news site.

My cell phone [a Nokia] doesn’t pick up the change unless I turn it off and then back on as it only syncs with the network during the power on cycle and runs off its internal clock after that.