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Tuesday, March 5

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jenny / April 5, 2004 11:22 AM

My roommate missed the opening of the show @ steppenwolf. The guy I was doing box-office with was about an hour late and getting folks into the play I was helping with was a nightmare.

Mike / April 5, 2004 11:28 AM

I set every clock in the house ahead just fine yesterday -- except my cell phone which I use as an alarm. So I managed to wake up late TODAY -- which is a rather unbelieveable excuse for the boss.

anne / April 5, 2004 11:35 AM

The chefs at the restaurant I work at on Sundays were so late that we didn't even open for brunch! I got to have my Sunday brunch somewhere other than standing up in the kitchen though, so I guess that's a positive result.

Pete / April 5, 2004 12:21 PM

Normally we would have forgotten, but after seeing a house on Saturday afternoon that we were just dying to buy, my wife was so worked up that she couldn't fall asleep all night, and during one of the times she was up walking around, she re-set the clock for lack of anything better to do.

Ian / April 5, 2004 12:49 PM

I've got this alarm clock that is supposedly set to an atomic clock even though the time it displays is always five minutes off in either direction (it fluctuates). It didn't switch over yesterday until late either did I.

Carly / April 5, 2004 1:12 PM

This was quite possibly the most seamless spring ahead I've ever had.

I was out til 5 (6 am) and it didn't feel like I lost an hour.

I kind of liked it that way. Plus, I'm looking forward to the sun setting later tonight.

The only bad thing was that Marigold's bar closed early because of it. I hate when establishments do stuff like that! But I guess I understand why.

Andrew / April 5, 2004 2:15 PM

I slept in yesterday, so it didn't affect me much then, but I had a devil of a time falling asleep before "midnight" last night. My body knew it was really 11.

Carlos / April 5, 2004 2:37 PM

I suprised myself by waking up an hour early today.

Naz / April 5, 2004 3:32 PM

I slept even later and got up on time. Well, got up on time according to a few days ago.

Jake / April 5, 2004 4:52 PM

I went around yesterday morning and set all the clocks. And then last night at 3am we lost our power for an hour, so this morning I had to set all my clocks again.

Pat / April 5, 2004 5:02 PM

my relationship to the passage of time is pretty spotty to begin with, let alone on time change dates. i have probably 15-20 clocks and watches around the apartment, and at any given moment probably half of them are displaying the wrong time.

it's best not to make any concrete plans those days.

Onid / April 5, 2004 6:20 PM

Worked at a bar until 5am and (closed an hour early. wanted to keep that pesky liquor license don't you know) I went home and changed only some clocks before I went to sleep. When I woke up later I couldn't remember which clocks I had changed and which I hadn't so I went online and checked the actual time and I realized that my cell phone was right. Then I went to my parents house for dinner and had to change their clocks. Then I went to my cousins house and changed her clocks. This was my sunday.

Brandy / April 5, 2004 8:59 PM

Slept til 2pm/3pm. Huh?

bran / April 6, 2004 10:09 AM

Went out Saturday night until 2AM or 1AM, depending on which time you were ascribing to at that point. Then I got up the next morning and flew to California for business, where I am now, cutting from Central to Pacific time. So my sense of time is pretty screwed-up.

'That Ian' / April 6, 2004 2:48 PM

I almost missed the beginning of my JGSI orientation which would have been LAME. Luckily the woman who opens the Union Station Multiplex on Sunday mornings also forgot about daylight savings time and I made it a few minutes before she showed up to let the group in! PHEW!

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