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Oct. 30th, 2005

I've lived here for almost 3 years now. canya believe it? part of me feels like it's been a lifetime since i've lived anywhere else, that the phoenix part of me was someone else's life. the other part of me is still totally blown away that i'm here in vancouver.

one thing that is taking some getting used to, is this whole Daylight Savings Time thingie. spring forward. fall back. all that schnazz. after living in arizona for almost 8 years, and not celebrating it (ha, that makes it sound like there's parades and potlucks everywhere else in honor of dst.), i guess it's going to take a few more years to get used to having to deal with resetting the clocks twice a year.

i had my little mandatory meeting at michaels this morning at 8 am. afterwards, i headed to target and picked up my sexeh nylons for my costume (richard simmons work out video, AHOY!) and meandered around the strip mall afterwards, in no gigantic rush to get home. i walked past a mother and two children, faces pressed tightly against windows as they yanked fervently at the door handles of payless shoe source. the kids say "let's go in, mommy!" the mom's voice starts out almost normal as it reaches a fevered pitch by the end of her sentence. "well, we certainly can't Go In if They Don't OoooPEN ON TIIIIIIIIIME!!!!!!" she looks like she is one step away from breaking the door down, although all of the lights are off and there is very obviously no one inside.

i pull out my cell phone and look at the time: 938am. i look at the store hours: sunday 10 am. i was going to point out the whole dst thing to her, but was afraid she would turn her frantic anger upon me for making her look dumb (as if trying to enter a business that is as dark as sin and pounding on the door of a very empty establishment wasn't already making her look a tad silly.) so i inwardly snicker and walk past.

that's when i notice all of the other people.

i look down the sidewalk and see HORDES of customers, yanking on door handles of Bed Bath and Beyond, pounding on windows of Fashion Bug, screaming at the poor guy that worked at the Halloween store that was outside smoking. i thought a riot would form when he very calmly pointed out that daylight savings time was last night: while clocks say it's 1030, it's really only 930, so they will have to come back in a half hour. as approximately 50 or so people were frantic at the doors of the businesses, i looked over my shoulder at the parking lot to see approximately another 20 - 30 people walking towards the dark stores.

hoo, boy, am i glad i don't work today.

and i suppose that since i haven't lived here overly long, after living in a place that doesn't ever change their clocks for almost a decade, that it would be understandable if i showed up at the wrong time the next day. but half the TOWN?!?

so much to do today. i need to help sew jess's costume. i need to help daniel with the cardboard and spraypaint to start making his. there's cleaning and organizing to do. first on the agenda?

go back to bed. i'm farfing tired, yo. slept like a junkie last night.

and now that i have reeeally short hair? you can so tell which side of my face i slept on the night before. the right side of me is nice and flat. the left side of me looks like i had a curling iron accident, and that's after applying gallons of water. *shrug*

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hotarunokokoro
Oct. 30th, 2005 06:55 pm (UTC)
roflol... you know i always thought it was spring back, fall forward! @_@ just like me to do it backwards! just one of the wonderful reasons why they call me kalamity...
beccak1961
Oct. 30th, 2005 07:00 pm (UTC)
Holy heck, Arizona to Phoenix must have been one heck of an adjustment! And here I'm whining about NOLA to TN.
aubkabob
Oct. 27th, 2006 02:50 am (UTC)
hee hee, i assume you meant arizona to washington? yup, it took awhile to adjust, but i feel with my entire BEING that making the split decision to move back up here almost four years ago now was thee best thing i could have ever done, especially with where i was in my life back then. i was a totally different person.
inisfair
Oct. 30th, 2005 07:24 pm (UTC)
Yeah, caught me off guard. I woke up in Amsterdam an with an extra hour on my hands this morning.
aubkabob
Oct. 27th, 2006 02:50 am (UTC)
that's what happens in Amsterdam EVERY morning, whatchoo talking about?
faetal
Oct. 30th, 2005 07:35 pm (UTC)
i guess no one told you. We call it Daylight Awesome Time.
thanks
aubkabob
Oct. 30th, 2005 07:59 pm (UTC)
hee hee. daylight awesome time.

daylight is angering me atm, because it's SO FREAKING BRIGHT. wow. at least my cactus is happy.

i still need to go back to bed! lol!

i managed to get opaque tights that were sheer to waist, so let's hope they work well! i shall try them on later when i have a bit more energy.
oh_the_drama
Oct. 30th, 2005 08:23 pm (UTC)
That's funny, the people forgetting that the stores would be on the new time. And that lady being so upset when it's her that's off. :)
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aubkabob
Oct. 27th, 2006 02:52 am (UTC)
you kidding me? those are the BEST kind to have!
aubkabob
Oct. 27th, 2006 02:51 am (UTC)
and glad that i was rereading this now - i totally thought we were losing an hour and was quite grumpy about it, but now i'm happy that it's not the case - wee!
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aubkabob
Oct. 27th, 2006 02:54 am (UTC)
sheesh. i remember my friend leesa (the one i went there to visit for the weekend, for which i am still beyond upset that i hadn't realized you lived there, because we could have totally hooked up, and in a not sexual way...) getting together with her hunny there all the time and randomly running off to places like cancun on a spur of the moment thing, mainly because they could.

makes me wonder how long i'll pinch pennies when i'm making bank in a medical job.
soulresilience
Oct. 30th, 2005 11:51 pm (UTC)
I remember when I worked in the mall and opened the store by myself that I was aboslutely paranoid that I'd forget to change my clock and open it an hour late once the time "sprung forward."

...luckily I didn't. But a few other stores did. I laughed and laughed...because not only was it the dorky gaming store (which just seemed appropriate, but they get fined for it too. You would think that their little online gaming friends would've mentioned that it was standard time.
aubkabob
Oct. 27th, 2006 02:55 am (UTC)
ha ha, you WOULD think that a store like that would know to open up early! maybe they were up too late playing dungeons & dragons... ;)

makes me thankful that i don't work sundays anymore, as it's coming up next week, too.
soulresilience
Oct. 27th, 2006 03:12 am (UTC)
mmm...an extra hour of sleeeeeep and not being at workededness.
aubkabob
Jul. 13th, 2009 02:23 am (UTC)
Which makes me realize I really should go get into bed soon, after a shower of course. Ooh, and I need to put my clothes in the dryer, or I'll HAVE no clothes for my 7 am shift tomorrow.

I just wish I would stop feeling like I need to vomit.
mixedberrywhine
Jul. 13th, 2009 03:02 am (UTC)
Stupid clothes! If it makes you feel any better...I will need to get almost an entire new wardrobe when I go back to work...have to. And the last thing I want to do is spend money on work clothes *flail*

Drink lots of fluids, get lots of sleep, and make sure that you're taking your allergy pill too.
ornotmajestic
Oct. 31st, 2005 12:50 am (UTC)
People never cease to amaze me with their selfish pursuit of shit they don't need. Sorry, just watched fight club and I'm feeling destructive.
aubkabob
Oct. 27th, 2006 02:56 am (UTC)
i really need to see that movie again. and the human race really makes me want to break things at times, too.
ornotmajestic
Nov. 8th, 2006 02:28 pm (UTC)
It still does, so I joined a martial arts studio to help me get the aggression out.
jecook
Oct. 31st, 2005 12:51 am (UTC)
Funny.

I have two clocks in my bedroom. The wake alarms are set some 15 minutes from each other, because I've been known to reset the alarm and fall back asleep.

One of thes is a radio syncronized clock that also project the time up on the ceiling (or wall, depending on where you aim it).

I had to re-set it this morning. ::rolls eyes::
aubkabob
Oct. 27th, 2006 02:57 am (UTC)
bah ha! i remember dealing with that at times with things, about how they would just automatically switch to mountain time instead of arizona time. many people up here still don't believe me that we never changed our clocks there.
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