I figured since I already ran into a couple of people who were not aware of the time change this weekend that I better post it to provide a community service 🙂
Sat night/Sunday morning – we spring forward folks. Losing an hour. Begin cursing now.
Not that any of us have clocks that actually need changing anymore. Even those are almost exclusively idiot proof now (thank gawd).
Ooh – hey – got any “oops, forgot to change my clocks!” stories?
The one that I remember like it was just yesterday was way back in the late 80’s when I had just started working at NU. In those good old days, they had graduations every quarter end and always on Sundays. They would ask the employees to volunteer to staff the events. That earned you a free day off. I was fairly new to the company and still feeling my way socially with everyone. As one of the only ones my age with a child I was already odd person out a lot of the time since I couldn’t go to happy hours and things like that. Well, one of those graduation Sundays was on a spring forward weekend. Not only did I forget about THAT, but I also totally forgot to set my alarm at all. When I woke up I thought I could still get there at least within 30 mins of the check in time. Nope, I was 90 minutes late. I still remember that horrible sinking feeling in my gut when I caught on to my blunder. In my insecure early 20s brain, it was awful! Obviously in the long run it didn’t matter eh?
But hey – just to COMPOUND the yuckiness of losing an hour of sleep, guess what I get to do?
Remember how I’ve been thrilled about getting SB involved with the triathletes in our work out group?
Did I mention the Time Trial bike race event he signed up for with the team?
Did you know it’s this coming Sunday morning on Fiesta Island?
Did you know he has to check in before 6:30am?
Did you know that his start time is set at 7:05:30 am and in order to check in and warm up he should be on the island no later than 6am?
Back into that from where we live and factoring in shoving some breakfast down our throats, did you know that means a 4:30-am at the latest wake up?
Are you guessing that I am perhaps no longer so thrilled about all this?