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Friday, November 04, 2005

Save me from daylight saving :-p

Just a few months back, when I wrote the Hmm Dis I Like post, one of my friends Soum quipped about my disliking the sunset at 9 PM and said "Just wait until its winter". God, you were so right yaar!! Just last week the sun had started to rise at about 7 AM and set at about 6:30 PM. I thought it was just right. Then these Americans had to do it. The daylight saving ended and the time got advanced by 1 hour. Now the sun rises at 6 AM, but sets at bloody 5:30 PM!!! Have you ever heard of total darkness at 6 PM in the evening?? If you haven't, you are hearing it now :-p.

Daylight saving does have a good purpose.

"Daylight Saving Time "makes" the sun "set" one hour later and therefore reduces the period between sunset and bedtime by one hour. This means that less electricity would be used for lighting and appliances late in the day."

And it is usually from the first sunday of April to the last sunday of October. If you are interested, more details are here. The problem is not when the daylight saving is implemented (Yeah, yeah, I did crib about the 9 PM sunset :-p), but when it ends. Its a sudden change. It seems life all around you is going on like it was but you have advanced an hour. In 2 words, it feels like "Jet lag" :-p.

Since sunday (that's when day light saving ended), its been bad. I don't feel sleepy at the right time, but I feel sleepy when I'm not supposed to. In total, I feel like I'm just not getting enough sleep :(. Sri even says that he feels hungry at odd hours!! Yeah I am getting slowly adjusted to the change, but I can't help but crib about it. After all that's what my blog is for ;-).

Sri tells me its only going to get worse. Come winter, its gonna be dark throughout. I am sorta worried about my work more than anything else. I work from home and the only place in our house which has tubelights is the kitchen. I can't put the computer table in the kitchen. The hall has only bulbs, which do not provide sufficient light. So, obviously need to work a way to get light into my home ;-). We are planning to buy a couple of fluorescent lights in the near future...

But its still a beautiful world. There's fall everywhere, but the leaves have already started falling. Reminds me of the beautiful Louis Armstrong song "What A Wonderful World". You really got to listen to it, if you haven't heard it yet. You can listen to it online here.

I see trees of green, red roses too
I see them bloom for me and you
And I think to myself, what a wonderful world

I see skies of blue and clouds of white
The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night
And I think to myself, what a wonderful world

The colours of the rainbow, so pretty in the sky
Are also on the faces of people going by
I see friends shakin' hands, sayin' "How do you do?"
They're really saying "I love you"

I hear babies cryin', I watch them grow
They'll learn much more than I'll ever know
And I think to myself, what a wonderful world
Yes, I think to myself, what a wonderful world

One wonderful song that makes me feel good to be alive :). No matter what, daylight saving or not!! :-D :-D :-D


Amit retorted...

I dont know why these guys here do not use tubelights
except kitchen. Dont they need sufficient light anywhere else.
If they ask Yankees to use these low power consuming tubelights,
power saving battle is half won.
Anyways good thig is at least they sell these tubelights in Walmart.

First thing I did when I took my apartment was buy tubelights.

No Matter what the time was with those lights it always used to be
dark in the hotel room :-)

Thanu retorted...

It is so hard to getting used to sun setting at 5.30. By the time I get home after work, it is already dark outside. Just wanna go sleep.

Soumya retorted...


ooooooh!!!i'm flying in the air...someone bring me down...deeps mentioned my name in the first!!i'm so honoured...

welcome to winter in america dear...its totally depressing to see the katthale so early in the evening...6.30pm is like 11pm...u must get some tubelights for ur apartment...i very recently asked my landlord to put a tubelight in my hall, its sooooooooooooo much better now...i wonder what the americans have against bright light...everywhere its dim lighting...can't understand!!!

anyway, enjoy man...its so nice to read ur posts on every experience of urs...i so wish i'd done the same when i came here...

wise donkey retorted...

hmmm thankfully urnt in a scandinavia like my sibling :D

wise donkey retorted...

cant understand the logic of poor lighting..
take care and enjoy deeps:)

Deeps retorted...

>> Amit >>

Haan yaar!! The only place in the house I have really bright lights is the bathroom what with 4 100W bulbs :-p.

>> Thanu >>

Thats exactly how I feel!! As soon as I see the darkness outside, I simply want to go to bed!!

>> Soum >>

I'm glad that you feel honoured :-p. Yup, we went and got a nice big lamp and table lamp this time. It does make the hall so much better!

>> Gaya >>

I'm glad I'm not in some arctic region too. Life must be worse there ;-). Thanks :).

Tarun retorted...

dropped here form WD's.

Dip Dip Dip!! If you want it stronger, dip a little longer. That's why probably you have long e (dip a little longer) in your name. So right.