It’s cold in Alaska.
No; I’m serious.
It’s cold in Alaska.
No; I’m serious.
I hate Daylight Savings Time. I really do. It’s especially annoying to me now, because I recently spent six years on an island where we didn’t use DST.
That’s right. Hawaii doesn’t observe Daylight Savings Time. (Just ONE of the reasons it’s called paradise there.)
Yeah. We LEFT THE CLOCKS ALONE ALL YEAR. What a concept! And guess what? The amount of daylight did not change. TIME was neither saved nor lost.
But now I’m back in the real USA I suppose, where we have to observe ridiculous conventions like DST. Ugh. But of course, there is the ONE good thing about observing the time change: in the fall when you get that “extra hour” of sleep. Right?
But this year I managed to wreck that one positive thing for my family by scheduling a PLANE TRIP during that time. Oh yeah. So we got to actually EXPERIENCE the time change in all its glory.
There we were, sitting on an airplane at one a.m., not sleeping. An hour later… BOOM! The time changed! And we were still sitting on an airplane at one a.m., not sleeping.
I mean, THAT was just cruel and unusual punishment right there!
So now I can say I’ve truly LIVED THROUGH that repeated hour in the fall time change, and let me tell you: It’s AWFUL!!
So why do we DO this? Why do we move the clock around a couple of times a year just to mess with everything? I’ll tell you why: For NO REASON.
I’ve seen that hour from one a.m. to two a.m. and it’s NOT WORTH LIVING THROUGH TWICE. (Even if you’re asleep, because you’re just going to have to lose that hour of sleep again in the spring, you know!)
News flash: Hey DST? We’re not saving anything! Not daylight, not time, and definitely not my sanity!
Just MAKE IT STOP!!!
I got my eyebrows waxed last weekend.
This is the best I can do for “breaking news” here. It’s sad; I know.
Anyways, my family was less than impressed by the change.
The twins wanted to know what was wrong with my face.
The teenagers said it was okay, they guessed.
My husband said flatly, “I don’t like it.”
I said, “You mean, ‘I don’t like it,’ as in ‘I don’t care for it; you looked better before’? Or ‘I don’t like it,’ as in, ‘I can’t bear to look at your hideous face’?”
He looked at me a long time. Finally he said, “I don’t care for it. You looked better before.”
Okay. I can live with that.
So…. What do you think?
Have you been wondering where I’ve been?
Well, I was out of town and then I had some computer trouble, and blah blah blah…
Would you believe I just haven’t been feeling very funny lately?
Whatever. Now that the kids are finally back in school, I’ve been planning on posting again. Still, after such a long absence I was trying to think of something really good to start back with.
Unfortunately, I’ve got nothing.
So, here’s a picture of the twins on the first day of school for you to admire.
Aren’t they cute? And what about that giant, slightly-creepy-looking sunflower there?
What? No good? Think you can do better? Make your own blog, then!
I dare you…
My sister in law just got engaged unexpectedly.
I congratulated her, and asked her about it. She said she was taken by surprise when her boyfriend proposed.
“I think even he was surprised that he asked me. It was the biscuits,” she said.
I said, “What?”
“I had made him breakfast one day,” she explained, “and while he was eating my buttermilk biscuits, he was just so overcome that he said, ‘You have to marry me!’!”
“Wow,” I said. “That’s quite a story.”
Then I asked, ” Can I have that recipe?”
Okay. Here’s a news story about phone app that you can use to “tip off” local police about criminal activity.
Seems to me, just HAVING this app on your phone is going to get you in trouble.
Anyone seeing this thing on your phone is going to think you are up to something.
Obviously you are either (A) a criminal, or (B) a friend if criminals. (And you’re a lousy friend at that; you’re going to turn in your pals?!)
I mean, try thinking of an innocent reason to explain why you have this app? “I thought I might happen to witness a crime sometime soon?”
Yeah, I’m not thinking that this app is going to take off anytime soon.
There are a lot of ravens in Alaska, apparently. When I first saw them, I thought they were crows, but they are much bigger.
Seriously, these things are the size of housecats! Here’s a chart to tell the difference between ravens and crows:
Apparently they are very smart birds; they can solve simple puzzles and even learn to talk.
The weird thing is: the ravens are still here, right now, in the dead of winter.
I feel like catching one and demanding, “Do you SEE all this snow? Aren’t you a bird?! Shouldn’t you have flown south months ago?”
But they don’t go anywhere. They don’t seem to mind the cold, and food is no problem, I guess. As carrion eaters, their main source of food is garbage.
While there aren’t as many dead things lying around to eat in the wintertime, there is plenty of trash, thanks to all the humans around here. It’s kind of unnerving, though, to see these beautiful black birds dumpster-diving all over the place.
Those ravens will eat anything.
Recently my husband was in Wal-Mart and heard an announcement over the loudspeaker. “If you are the owner of a black Ford truck with this license number, be aware that the ravens are eating your groceries right now.”
Ew. Smart birds, indeed.