Daylight Savings starts Sunday (or: the bright side of getting adjusted to Eastern Standard Time)
Typically I stir around 6am, but don't wake up until I've had my tea (or sometimes coffee). In Boulder these days, the sky is lightening at 6am Mountain Standard Time, but the sun isn't quite up yet. I don't know about you, but I've always had a harder time getting up in the dark of night.
I feel like a travel amateur this week because I was having a hard time waking up early enough to hit the first sessions of DrupalCon in Boston. It's been years since I lived in the Eastern US, and I'd forgotten how profound just a couple of hours' difference can be.
This morning, without an alarm, I woke at 6:40am Eastern Standard Time. Getting adjusted!
I was concerned that by the time I fly back on Saturday I'd be adjusted to Eastern Standard Time, but then I'd just get used to Mountain Standard Time again before the shift to Daylight Savings Time in April.
Ah, but remember: Congress, in its infinite wisdom, expanded Daylight Savings Time so that this year it commences on the second Sunday of March.
That's this Sunday.
No doubt Congressional approval ratings will start to go up next week, once we're all reminded of the wonderful work they're doing to keep the sun shining.