I would like to know who the individual was that thought up Daylight Savings Time (DST). Seriously. What were they thinking? Why can't we just stay on Standard Time? I mean, really, what IS the big deal? Can't we just stay on the same time all year long? I read that it had something to do with saving electricity. How does it save electricity? Then I read that it had something to do with the farmers and farming and extra daylight, etc. There is also a book about DST over at http://www.seizethedaylight.com/
Here are two fun quotes from the book:
"An extra yawn one morning in the springtime, an extra snooze one night in the autumn is all that we ask in return for dazzling gifts. We borrow an hour one night in April; we pay it back with golden interest five months later." -Winston Churchill
"It seems very strange . . . that in the course of the world's history so obvious an improvement should never have been adopted. . . . The next generation of Britishers would be the better for having had this extra hour of daylight in their childhood." -Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
I was outside yesterday afternoon, bringing in some of my plants, and I noticed that there appeared to be red bugs half in/half out of the soil. I picked out the top ones and saw that they were boxelder bugs. I wasn't too alarmed, because we have had TONS of them this year. However, as I was digging deeper in the soil, that's when I noticed that my planter had been used as a nursery, because there were little bitty red baby boxelder bugs crawling around in there. Nice. Just what I wanted. A boxelder nursery in my basement. I WAS going to bring my plants inside, but on second thought, I am just going to leave them outside and just let nature takes its' course. I can always repot something else in them next spring. Has anyone else ever had this happen to them?
HAPPY SUNDAY EVERYONE!