Tuesday, November 4, 2014
This past weekend we had the fun opportunity to "fall back". Not every state in our great country does this irritating ritual. Yes, I said irritating. I know, I know...but YaYa, we get an extra hour of sleep. Huh? Really? I woke up at the same time on Sunday which turned out to be too early but I can't go back to sleep so I stay up and then take an hour (or 2) nap in the afternoon....which makes it hard to get to sleep in the evening so I stay up and now it's 11:00pm and my brain says it's midnight but I still can't sleep so I'm up forever until it's time to get up on Monday and now I'm tired because I'm missing that stinkin' extra hour of sleep...and that has to be the longest sentence in history! See what I mean about irritating? What else is irritating about this time change shananagans? Well, all the clocks have to be turned back so we can have that lovely extra hour. I shouldn't complain because Jack actually does all the clock changing. Except for one...my car. Now I've had that car for 13yrs. Yes, it's old but it runs and of course it's paid for! Anyway, I've changed the clock twice a year for 13yrs. You would think I could manage that without looking in the owner's manual wouldn't you? Well, guess what...I can't. I also forget to do it for a few days and every time I look at the clock I get panicked because I think I'm late. But then I remember I haven't changed the stupid clock so I have an extra hour. Ha! Today I thought I was smart enough to do the change without digging the manual out of the glove compartment. Of course it didn't work right and I finally had to admit I'm car clock challenged and looked it up. Now I'm on time. Great. Now let me tell you about work. Some of the clocks changed on their own. I called them "anatomical" clocks. Yeah I know, that's not the right term. On Monday my work buddy Kim comes in to give me a morning 15min. break. Or so I thought. Here's our conversation: "Hey Kimmy, you giving me a break?" Kim: "No I'm giving you lunch". Me: "But it's only 10:30". Kim: "No, it's 11:30". Me: "No, it's 10:30....(I'm now pointing at the clock)" Kim: "Huh?...The clock at the scrub sink says 11:30. Remember, we have a time change" Me: "Yeah, but we go back in time...oh never mind, I'm going on break". We were leaving work today and waiting for elevator when I noticed a bunch of clocks on the window sill. I asked why they were all sitting there. The answer: "Oh, we have to put them in the sun to get them to change back an hour." Blink, blink. I'm thinking I might need to sit in the sun for a bit so my body clock will jump back an hour. Maybe if I sit in the sun long enough I can go back about 20yrs.....great, I'll have to change my car clock again...forget it.