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Not so fast!

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Just when you think it’s time to get that hour of sleep back that they took from you in the spring, they pull crap like this:

Surprise! Daylight Saving Pushed Back One Week by 2005 Energy Conservation Act

Monday, October 29, 2007

Fox News

If you turned your clocks back one hour Sunday morning thinking it was the annual move back to Standard Time, all you succeeded in doing was moving into a new time zone.

The move from Daylight Saving Time to Standard Time doesn’t happen this year until the first Sunday in November, instead of the usual last Sunday in October.

That means computer software, cellphones and other electronic equipment that is programmed to automatically change will have to be manually reset Monday morning back to Daylight Saving Time, then changed back one hour next Sunday.

President Bush in 2005 signed the Energy Conservation Act, which pushed back the time change in an effort to squeeze just a little more daylight — and a bit of energy savings — into the daily lives of Americans.

The legislation also changed the “spring forward” to Daylight Saving Time, which next year will be on March 9.

Government estimates place the overall energy savings at just over 1 percent.

I don’t know what’s going on at your house or place of employment but my phone at work is an hour behind.  Needless to say, I’m bit confused today …more so than usual 😀

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October 29, 2007 at 2:24 pm

I’m injured

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About a month ago I pulled a muscle in my arm, near my wrist.  I went to the doctor and he gave me a muscle relaxer and some anti-inflammatory meds but I don’t like taking them.  This morning I woke up and my index finger was sore.  Now it’s swollen and throbbing.  So now I’m pretty sure I’m going to die.  Ok, I exaggerate a bit but seriously with all that’s going around these days …

*Update – Monday morning and I’m still here.  I over medicated, which for me isn’t hard to do, and over slept.  My finger seems better so I guess I’ll be ok 🙂

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October 28, 2007 at 8:22 pm

Posted in Life in general

Breast Cancer Awareness, First Lady Laura Bush and Greta Van Susteren

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Hi guys!  October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and First Lady Laura Bush headed to the Middle East this past week to spread the word.  Greta Van Susteren was lucky enough to go along with her and she has some amazing coverage on her blog, GretaWire.  Greta will be airing an interview with Mrs. Bush this coming week.  Here is what I’m asking of you (this is from her site):

“Here is where the favor comes in….and I can make this a challenge for you…a game…..I would appreciate it if you could each find 5 new people to watch our interview with Mrs. Bush who don’t usually watch ON THE RECORD. Breast cancer, as Mrs. Bush says, does not discriminate and just about everyone knows someone effected by this ugly disease. So….go find 5 new people to watch this as we spread the word about a very important topic. You can find these new people at work, at school etc. You never know when someone will watch the interview….and be inspired to get medical attention…and discover a problem early – when it is easy to treat.”

Please take the time to watch Greta’s show On the Record on Fox News at 10:00PM EST, Monday-Friday.  Also check out her blog, she has posted pictures and video of her trip!

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October 27, 2007 at 10:20 pm

Posted in Awareness, Health, News, Politics

Question of the day

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November is right around the corner and while there aren’t any big elections this year I am still left thinking about voter registration.  I guess I’m thinking ahead to the Primary Elections for 2008.  Since I am registered as an Independent I cannot participate in the Democratic or Republican Primary Elections.  This has me thinking …am I fulfilling my duty as an American citizen?  Don’t get me wrong, I vote, but for some reason I think I’m limiting myself to choice A or B.  I think it’s time that I become a deciding factor in determining who A or B is.  Of course being in NY, I’m not sure how much my individual vote actually counts.  It’s not like it’s a swing vote state or anything.  But for some reason I feel as if I should be more active.  How can I complain if I don’t participate?

2008 Presidential Primary Calendar

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October 26, 2007 at 10:00 am

Posted in Politics

World Series

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The World Series starts tonight, minus the Yankees.  You can’t win them all or even some these days but there’s always next year.

I’m rooting for the Colorado Rockies.  They have had a lot of time off, which worries me.  Hopefully the rest will prove beneficial.  Maybe I should go to the mall and pick up some Rockies stuff for my lawn.  My neighbor is a Boston fan and I would like to see if he notices.  His wife and son are both Yankee fans and would probably understand. 

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October 24, 2007 at 2:13 pm

Posted in Sports

Dancing with the Stars

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Yeah, I’m hooked.  I get sucked into all kinds of shows if I sit in front of the tv long enough but this is actually entertaining!  Too bad I have zero, nix, nill in the way of coordination because it really looks like fun.  OK, and then there’s Maks 😀

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October 23, 2007 at 8:38 pm

Posted in Life in general

General rambling

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I’m bored :\

There is only so much coverage one can watch on these wild fires in CA.  It gets to be depressing after a while.  I’m not sure what scares me more, fire or water.  I hate the water, probably because I can’t swim (other than a mean doggie paddle).  To me the worse way to die would be drowning.  After watching these fires in action, I wouldn’t want to get caught up in that either.  I guess there isn’t really a good way to go, perhaps in your sleep?  That’s not all it’s cracked up to be either, you wouldn’t have the chance to say goodbye or anything.  UGH!!!  See, depressing!

On a semi-lighter note, growing up I had a friend who claimed she was never going to die.  I know we all think this but she believed it!  How delusional is that?  Or is it?  I wonder if she still believes this to be true?  Maybe therapy would help. 

OK, now that I have that out of my system on to some brighter news.  Halloween is just a week and a day away.  WOO HOO!!  I still don’t have a costume.  Yes, I still dress up …for the kids, yes that’s it!  I’ll have to come up with something this weekend.  Last year I was a doctor and the year before that a Gypsy.   

I’ll end on a high note …only 63 days until Christmas!!! 

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October 23, 2007 at 1:59 pm

Posted in Stupid stuff