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Question Of The Day, Sunday, November 4, 2018

Discussion in 'The Cat Lounge' started by micknsnicks2mom, Nov 4, 2018.

  1. micknsnicks2mom

    micknsnicks2mom Thread Starter TCS Member Top Cat

    Feb 15, 2014
    ...with the cats...
    good morning! :wave3:

    this morning was the fall daylight saving, turn the clocks back an hour, here in the US.

    for today's Question of the Day......

    Did you remember this, or (like me) did you wake up and notice that...something was 'off' with the time on some devices (ie, computer, cell phone, alarm system, tv show times not as they should be, etc)?

    i'll start!

    yup, i woke up in the early morning hours to give my cats their 'middle of the night' snack, and noticed that the alarm system's time had jumped back an hour. it took me a few minutes, but i figured that it was due to fall daylight saving having taken effect. :doh:

    so i'll be changing the few clocks that need it, later this afternoon. :agree:

    How about you?
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  2. Furballsmom

    Furballsmom Cat Fan especially Black Cats Staff Member Forum Helper

    Jan 9, 2018
    Colorado USA
    LOL, I didn't notice a thing - I completely forgot about it until someone reminded me ;) - I'm blaming my forgetfulness on @GreyLady 's football chili recipe I was focused on getting into the crockpot :thumbsup:
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  3. kashmir64

    kashmir64 TCS Member Top Cat

    Apr 9, 2017
    Most of Arizona doesn't have DST, so I didn't notice anything different.
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  4. DreamerRose

    DreamerRose TCS Member Top Cat

    Dec 11, 2015
    Naperville, IL
    I didn't notice it either until I turned on the TV and got the local news instead of Meet the Press.
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  5. m3rma1d

    m3rma1d NeoMaxiZoomDweebie Super Cat

    Oct 12, 2018
    It annoys me. I really think it's archaic and not needed anymore.
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  6. DreamerRose

    DreamerRose TCS Member Top Cat

    Dec 11, 2015
    Naperville, IL
    They tried leaving Daylight Saving Time on year round back in the early 70s. This meant that on the western edge of the time zones, the sun didn't come up until after 9 a.m. Too many children were killed waiting for the school bus or walking to school in the early morning darkness. So we went back to standard time in the winter.

    There's no real solution to this as long as the time zones are so wide. There's an hour's difference between the east and west sides. The only thing that could be done is to split up the time zones in half hour differences, which would really be confusing.

  7. verna davies

    verna davies TCS Member Staff Member Forum Helper

    Feb 23, 2016
    Wales uk
    I got my extra hour in bed last week here in the UK and I did remember. Now its dark about 5pm.
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  8. maggiedemi

    maggiedemi TCS Member Top Cat

    Mar 26, 2017
    Upstate NY
    @Furballsmom --We posted a reminder to set your clocks back on the Pawsitive thread last night. :)
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  9. Furballsmom

    Furballsmom Cat Fan especially Black Cats Staff Member Forum Helper

    Jan 9, 2018
    Colorado USA
    LOL, yeah but that was last night :thumbsup:
    So, I've been zipping around getting all the clocks up to date, and all that's left is the one on my car radio, and my wristwatch which won't happen until later anyway since the battery is dead.
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  10. Willowy

    Willowy TCS Member Top Cat

    Mar 1, 2009
    South Dakota
    Yeah, I don't really see a way around it. If we stayed on DST it wouldn't get light until 8-9 am in the winter, and if we stayed on Standard time the sun would come up at 4 am in the summer. The farther north you get, the more sense it makes to stick with DST.
    I thought of that, and maybe it wouldn't be too bad, if they just switched to the half-hour and kept it there. But there are probably complications I haven't considered.

  11. dustydiamond1

    dustydiamond1 Minion to Gypsy since October 2016 Top Cat

    Jan 24, 2017
    Central Illinois, USA
    :bliss::doh: We all slept in. I fed Gypsy her wet around 7am then she and I went back to sleep in the spare bedroom. Its windy and rainy outside, good weather to curl up with a cat and a book or TCS. Well since Scott goes to work today at 2pm I'd been keeping an eye on the time on the clock atop the tv and the one on the microwave.... About two hours ago I noticed the time on the phone.....and realized that time had "fallen back" :doh2::fallsmiley::thud:
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2018
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  12. foxxycat

    foxxycat TCS Member Top Cat

    I woke up at 4am old time..then got up turn the clocks back. The internet clocks had already changed. I tried to go back to sleep but ended up watching Chicago PD and really enjoyed it despite it being 3am in the morning! I love the time falling back. I abhor it going forward since I'm not good at waking up on time. And the one morning I could sleep in I was up at crack of dawn!! :lol:
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  13. MoochNNoodles

    MoochNNoodles TCS Member Veteran

    Apr 30, 2005
    Where my cats are
    It's on my calendar and my phones calendar so I remembered. Last year I bought an analog wall clock to teach my kids to tell time. It needed a battery change but it's in a hard to reach spot so I never changed it back forward last spring before the battery ran out. So I decided to pull that down on Thursday and go ahead and set the time ahead then.
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  14. MonaLyssa33

    MonaLyssa33 TCS Member Alpha Cat

    Mar 10, 2018
    I changed my clocks before I went to bed last night. I slept horribly though and I've been periodically falling asleep throughout the day today. Daylight Saving Time ending does not apply to hungry cats though, so I was still woken up early by my two.

  15. rgwanner

    rgwanner TCS Member Alpha Cat

    Feb 1, 2017
    I remembered. It was on my mind since I was going to a Cat Show on Sunday. My Shelter always brings several cats to show and it is just a lot of fun.

    I think they need to do away with it. (DST, not the cat show) There is no real reason now to be changing time. It is just a big headache. On the east coast the kids go to school so early that it is dark anyway.

    I have to change all the battery clocks at work tomorrow and a wall clock at home that is a real hassle. And the car clock. And it takes about 2 weeks for the people and animals to get used to the new time. It is just one more thing in the world to annoy me.
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  16. DreamerRose

    DreamerRose TCS Member Top Cat

    Dec 11, 2015
    Naperville, IL
    @rgwanner - We were in Atlanta when the children were getting killed. Atlanta is so far west, it should be in the Central Time Zone, but I guess because of the trains running on the eastern seaboard, it was put on Eastern time.

    My cats are confused, too. Lunch went fine, but now they want dinner, and it's just past 4 p.m.
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  17. artiemom

    artiemom Artie, my Angel; a part of my heart Top Cat

    Dec 22, 2014
    near Boston
    Yes, I did change the clocks... for some reason, I really cannot sleep well, after any type of time change... sigh...

    creature of habit...

  18. mani

    mani fervent feline fan Staff Member Moderator

    Feb 28, 2012
    Most of Australia put theirs forward, except us... here in Queensland the farmers complained bitterly and it didn't happen. So we live out of sync with the rest of the east coast.
    My problem is when I need to ring a business in another state and I've left my run too late. Or when my more early-birdy friends who normally ring me at 7am forget and I get 6am phonecalls. That kind of thing. :rolleyes2:
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  19. neely

    neely TCS Member Staff Member Forum Helper

    Dec 22, 2005
    Ditto, same here, it's a very gloomy and rainy day. :storm:

    Even if we wanted to forget to turn the clocks back we couldn't, i.e. they kept announcing it on the news all week.

  20. allmykitties

    allmykitties TCS Member Young Cat

    Mar 8, 2016
    southern IL
    I remembered to reset clocks ... and I really wish they'd do away with it and leave us on standard time. The idea of splitting time zones into half-size with half hours is an interesting one, and I could see that (and leave us on standard time year round, and stop fussing with the clocks -- it's not only archaic, but it plays havoc on vulnerable people--cardiac issues, and messing with the timing of medications that have to be taken multiple times a day). It'd be an adjustment at first, but honestly it wouldn't be that hard to get the "What time is it in [other place]?" converters re-calibrated to provide more options.

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