So I’m a few days late with this. But I just thought of it today.
Only in the states. Not even in all the states. Well the states and a few other places in the world.
And this year it happened on the first.
For those of us who were starting NaNoWriMo or NaBloPoMo or any other NaNo thing on the very first day theoretically we got an “extra hour” in which to write.
That’s good, right?
For those of you unfamiliar with the concept, in the Spring your clocks “spring forward” an hour … and then each Fall (Autumn) it “falls back” an hour. In the states it happens at 2:00 a.m. on the second Sunday in March and reverts to standard time on the first Sunday in November.
Most areas in North America and Europe, and some areas in the Middle East observe daylight saving time (DST), while most areas of Africa and Asia do not. In South America most countries in the north of the continent near the equator do not observe DST, while Paraguay and southern parts of Brazil do.
So here is the thing.
How odd is it that Daylight Savings Time is done in the time of the year where we have daylight coming out the wazoo?
And now, when we could use a little extra daylight at the end of the day?
And then right around this time of year, we should throw the clocks ahead an hour.
That way it would be light out even later in the day.
And we could go back to “regular” time again in the Spring when there is a lot of daylight to go around.