Monday, March 15, 2010

Daylight savings awareness FAIL

The bad news is, I am officially 0-2 on Daylight Savings Awareness. The good news is, the universe has at last returned to equilibrium. Remember how I wasted spent my extra hour back in November being early for church? Well, yesterday my lost hour took place during church, because we were an hour late. Once again, I feel stupid, sheepish, and a little bit like it's about time to remember that we are no longer in Arizona (which does not subscribe to the pagan DST tradition).

In related news, two-hour church is AWESOME. As I found out yesterday.

15 comments:

Susanne said...

I will try my best to remind you when DST ends. It was hard for me to miss the time change since so many people on Facebook moaned about the upcoming lost hour of sleep. That and the fact Andrew started changing all the clocks around 6 PM on Saturday so we'd be prepared.

Three hours of church??? Only the black churches go that long here. :)


Well, you had an extra hour of church in the fall and skipped one hour yesterday so now you're all even on the church front.

Liz Johnson said...

I wish I would have forgotten. Two hour church sounds magical. :)

Trina said...

No sacrament to entertain the kids through was pretty great! I felt bad and it was a bad week to miss, with the Bishopric change and all.

Maybe I needed to get onto facebook, then I would have been reminded closer than 3 days before, that didn't work out so well.

I have no excuses, I've been having DST my whole life, but this is the first time I've forgotten. Oops!

Jennifer said...

Scary what living in Arizona for a few years can do to you... :)

At least you weren't speaking or anything!

JackJen said...

I actually thought about you yesterday and wondered how you fared.

Did you know they tried 2-hour church in Chile a few years back? I guess it didn't take. =(

Bridget said...

We had two-hour church in Jordan and it was similarly awesome. I think they've gone back to three now, though.

I can't believe we forgot, either. It was a weird combination of not being used to it and not turning on my computer that morning or checking FB or anything. At least we weren't the only ones.

Suzanne Bubnash said...

You need Daniel around to remind you of DST; no way would you have forgotten!

Liz Johnson said...

Out of curiosity, how did they run the two hour church in Jordan? I have plenty of ideas on how to do it, but I'm curious how they actually pulled it off.

Bridget said...

Liz, as I recall, the first hour was Sacrament Meeting as usual. The second hour was RS/Priesthood.

Now that I think about it, I'm wondering why we got away with it. The original reason they gave was that church started at 10 and they didn't want us hitting the streets at 1pm right when all the mosques let out. So they let us out at noon so we could be tucked safely inside our homes on those volatile Friday afternoons.

I guess we just took the deal and ran instead of asking why church couldn't just start at 9am.

Kitty Crazy! said...

How funny! I was wishing I could get away with "pretending" that I forgot about DST, but unfortunately, I had to play the organ at 9 a.m.!-Janice

Scotty P said...

I pretend to forget about DST once a month.

Sarah Rose Evans said...

I got woken up by a phone call from the gym, and it took me forever to figure out why he was bugging me. He had to really spell it out, "YOU MISSED DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME AND YOUR CLASS IS WAITING for you." And I was like, "Oh."

Crys said...

What year was church two hours in Jordan? The year we went I thought it was three but I remember that church was two hours in Egypt and it was the most awesome thing I'd ever experienced. First hour sacrament, second relief society/priesthood which just goes to show what I've always believed, Sunday school could be just as easily done at home. Primary was awesome too. That one hour just had music, sharing time, lessons all scrunched into it. Before the kids even realized it you were telling them, ok guys time to put stuff up! AMAZING! Jason and I still talk about those days fondly! Maybe we should start a face book page, "Mormons for two hour church" :) BTW this post made me laugh. I still remember the Sunday you guys showed up an hour early...as soon as I saw the title I started to laugh and yelled out to Jason, "Oh no, daylight savings got Bridget again." :)

Bridget said...

Crys, they changed it to two hours in 2007. I think they changed it back to three hours recently, though.

Kristen said...

I agree that you're all even now with having spent an extra hour at church in the fall. It's only fair that you showed up late this time.

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