Don’t forget to Spring Ahead this weekend

By Mir
March 9, 2007
Category Hot Hot Hot!

I woke up joyful this morning, because it was light out. Then I remembered it’s time to change the clocks, and Monday it’ll be dark when I wake up, and then I was sad. (Okay, I’m a moron. It’s been pointed out that I had the clock direction wrong, and beyond that I’m just completely confused. Clocks? Huh?)

But then I remembered that it’s time for the Amazon Friday Sale, and then I was happy again!

I cannot justify $250 for a Scooba right now, but someday, maybe. (Picture me shaking a mop, declaring I’ll never eat turnips again.)

Obligatory cheap Calphalon pan, Dyson vacuum, and luxurious sheets.

I’m thinking of decorating the playroom with just a row of these. (Hey, it says right in the title that they’re winsome!) If I buy two extras, I’ll have someplace to put the kids when they’re bothering me.

Here’s a great price on nudity.

Don’t buy these cookies unless you’re trying to gain weight. That’s all I’m sayin’. (If you don’t listen to me, maybe you can offset it by getting this bike and riding around while you eat them. Pair it with this watch and you might even get a decent workout and a warning before you keel over.)

If you’re just here to admire the deals, rather than to shop? Be sure to check out the deeply discounted plastic Prada. Their motto is “Just as ugly, but much cheaper, now!”


  1. Ok, I could be completely wrong, but I think you are reminding everyone to turn their clocks BACK. In the spring, the clocks are turned FOWARD one hour, so it will be even brighter out when you wake up on Monday! I remember this through “Fall Back, Spring Ahead.”

  2. Doh! I’m a moron. Changing the title now. πŸ™‚

  3. double oops….

    Spring ahead means when your alarm goes off at 6am (or whenever), it will still be as dark as it was as if it were 5am. So, you were right the first time.

    You get to be sad on Monday, but you’re not a moron. πŸ™‚

  4. Yeah, you were definitely right the first time. Don’t let people make you doubt yourself so quickly!

  5. Sorry about the grammar – allergies and no coffee. :-O

  6. Yeah, it’s darker when you wake up. BUT. But … it stays light later in the day! Yay!

    No, it didn’t make me less sad, either. Boo to dark mornings.

  7. ok, I wasn’t trying to insult anyone’s intelligence here, just didn’t want a bunch of confused readers. And I thought springing ahead an hour meant that when you wake up at 6 am, that mean that it was the same time as it was as 7 am last week (you are moving an hour ahead!), so thats why I put that it will be brighter.

  8. wait, ignore above comment……i confuse myself πŸ™‚

  9. πŸ™‚

  10. You know, some stores, when you buy stuff, put your things into plastic tote bags (for free!) to take home that look suspiciously like those Prada bags . . .

  11. That Prada bag is so fabulous that one woman is planning a cruise just so she has somewhere to show it off 😐

  12. OK, this reminds me of my mother-in-law, who insisted –insisted! — a few weeks ago that she would have to get up an hour earlier, every day, because of daylight savings time. How’s that for a head scratcher?

  13. Mir was right the first time, as was Kris’s mother-in-law. The morning after we Spring ahead, what was 6 am will now be 7 am. You will lose an hour of sleep. If you don’t change your clock, you could (hypothetically) wake up when your clock says 6. It will still be dark outside, and you will think you get to sleep another hour. Then you will realize that the time changed so it’s really 7 (a dark 7 am, unlike the sunny ones we’ve had the past week or so) and you have to get up now, one hour earlier than you would if the time had not changed.

  14. I still say you only really lose one hour, however, the day of the time change, regardless of perceptions.

  15. I suppose both Kris and her MIL are right – until the time changes back in the fall, we will be getting up one hour earlier (than we do in the winter) each morning. But I would hope that MIL is also GOING TO BED one hour earlier (than she does in the winter) every day until the next time change, so she only “loses” an hour once . . . and gains it back this fall.

  16. SPRING FORWARD! (Just in case anyone is totally confused at this point.) I’m an astrologer, and included this paragraph in my last newsletter:

    Since 1987, Daylight Savings Time has fallen on the first Sunday of April, but thatÒ€ℒs about to change. Starting this year, DST will be extended by four weeks. It will begin three weeks earlier, at 2:00 am on Sunday March 11th, and it will end one week later than usual, on Sunday November 4th. Be aware that computers, etc. that are programmed to automatically re-set their clocks may get fooled this year.

  17. Shortest day of the year! (only 23 hours) Well, for you, anyway. Our part of Europe doesn’t “spring ahead” till the 25th…

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