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Are you looking forward to daylight saving time?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on March 2, 2009

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Photo of Steven Danielson

“Yeah, I’m looking forward to it just to get some more sunlight.”

Photo of Caitlin Ballard

“I do like the fact that the days are longer. It’s kind of nice to have it still be sunlight when you get off work.”

Photo of Erin Bellassai

“Yeah, of course. Gaining an hour, gaining more daylight, who wouldn’t like that?”

Photo of Ralph Woods

“Absolutely. It gives me more time at night to play golf.”


sgtwolverine 8 years ago

Yes, I always look forward to the time changing for no good reason. It really puts a smile on my face. It's like Christmas all over again.

Omegatron 8 years ago

More sunlight = more sunbathing. I wonder if Erin sunbathes...

Flap Doodle 8 years ago

We all need to get home earlier so we can tend our Victory gardens & help defeat the Kaiser.

OldEnuf2BYurDad 8 years ago

All non-vampires are looking forward to the time change.

gccs14r 8 years ago

It should be the other way around, with DST being the norm and moving forward an hour in winter. Having it get dark at 4:30 in December sucks.

Maddy Griffin 8 years ago

gccs14r- where do you live that it gets dark by 4:30??

Christine Pennewell Davis 8 years ago

man is that coming up? I do not mind the extra sunshine in the evening but that means a day of 1 hour less sleep and i do not get enough as is.

dajudge 8 years ago

I suppose my tomatoes will be bigger since they will get an extra hour of sunlight to grow on.

Christine Pennewell Davis 8 years ago

so is this sat. into sunday or sunday in to the already dreaded monday? I never remember

Mary Darst 8 years ago

can't wait. It could be light till 11p.m. for all I care. I don't need it to be dark to go to sleep. I do wonder if it didn't get dark till 11:00, would I still be trying to cook in the dark while camping?

Chris Ogle 8 years ago

Yeah, I’m looking forward to it just to get some more sunlight.”

final answer.

nut_case 8 years ago

As mentioned every year: You don't get MORE sunlight from 'daylight savings time'. You get the SAME sunlight, just one hour later in the day.

However, this time of year, our days are getting longer due to the Earth's tilt or "obliquity of the ecliptic"

Christine Pennewell Davis 8 years ago

as long as there is warm temps to go along with the sun I will be happy I tired of cold.

staff04 8 years ago

No--it confuses the cows. How are they supposed to know when to come in to be milked?

BrianR 8 years ago

Yes I am.

I think the reason that there are more heart attacks after DST begins is that the weather gets warmer and people get off their couches, go outside and exert themselves.

BorderRat 8 years ago

We never changed in Arizona. All we had to remember if we were on Pacific or Mountain time.

zettapixel 8 years ago

Ugh! Extra daylight! Give me the dark any time!

ms_canada 8 years ago

NO< NOT AT ALL I hate it. Who needs sunshine at 10pm anyway. I'm not kidding. I can sit on my front porch and read the paper at 10pm without artificial light. But I don't understand how a change of just one hour can have such an effect on my physical being. It throws me all off. I hate it and we don't need it.

Left_handed 8 years ago

Daylight saving time is akin to cutting six inches off the end of a blanket and then sewing it on the top.

jonas_opines 8 years ago

autie: "trying saying the three times in a row really fast."


Not too hard. ;P

classclown 8 years ago

I just got done changing all the clocks back to standard.

classclown 8 years ago

BorderRat (Anonymous) says…

We never changed in Arizona. All we had to remember if we were on Pacific or Mountain time.


I remember that from back when I was in Arizona. Of course, we never knew when to change the batteries in the smoke alarms either.

viewfromahill 8 years ago

I'm generally looking forward. Looking backward can lead to embarrassing collisions, even in broad, temporally displaced daylight.

Hoots 8 years ago

I'm looking forward to another hour of light to use in my day. I wish we never fell back in the Fall. I hate it when it gets dark so early and feels like it's late at only 7 p.m.

TacoBob 8 years ago

Ah yes, more time to defoliate the Victory garden.

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