30 Days of Thanks: The Time Change

November 7, 2010: Today, I’m thankful for the time change, even if it makes my sleep schedule wonky for a few days.

If you didn’t already know my (usual) political leanings, I’m going to fill you in now…

George W. Bush was not my favorite president.

(Neither is our current president.)

You’ve got to give Bush credit; the years from 2000-2008 were pretty tough- we had the 9-11 terrorist attacks, the wars in Afghanistan in Iraq, and the recession.  I can’t say I always agreed with Bush’s policies, but I can say that he wasn’t ALL bad.

After all, if it weren’t for ol’ G-Dub, we wouldn’t have the infamous ‘Bushisms’, and I wouldn’t have gotten that nice $400 “economic stimulus” check that I used to purchase my bed in 2008.

One really awesome thing that Bush did was extend Daylight Savings Time when he signed the Energy Policy Act of 2005 into law.  Before 2007, Daylight Savings Time lasted from the first weekend in April until the last weekend in October.  Now, Daylight Savings Time begins on the second Sunday in March and lasts until the first Sunday in November.

The idea behind extending Daylight Savings Time is that when there’s more sunlight, people tend to use that sunlight instead of turning on lights.  Pretty nifty, huh?

Of course- Daylight Savings Time just ended, but it’s all good- we might have to give up running outside, hanging out, or cooking out after work, but we can replace those activities with cooking soup or chili, snuggling underneath the covers, and (soon) putting up the Christmas tree.

Who *doesn’t* get into the Christmas/Holiday spirit when it starts to get dark earlier :).

So, thank you Mr. (Former) President! My body thanks you for the extra sleep last night too- especially on a night when I really needed it.

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One Response to 30 Days of Thanks: The Time Change

  1. Lindsay says:

    I did not do my share of economy stimulating – pretty sure I just stuck that check in the bank. Oh well.

    I dunno about saving energy – i would think more people are at home and awake at 5pm than 7am? I hate driving home from work in the dark. I wish it could be daylight til 9pm always!

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