Sunday, November 2, 2008

Fall Back

The Daylight Savings time change does wacky things to your body. Medical data have shown that the "fall back" raises the incidences of heart attacks. And there are all those morning brunches with friends that are missed while sleeping through the "spring forward." And then there's that pesky side effect of artificially extending daylight--saved electricity. For Bryan and myself, the fall clock change transformed us into senior citizens.

It was about 4:15 this afternoon, when after some snacks, Bry and I both confessed to being hungry enough to eat dinner. So we cooked up some pasta and were chowing down by ten til five. To combat feeling like I was in my final stage of life, I decided to live it up and have wine with dinner. For those who might not be aware, this is pretty unprecedented for me. But it was a fruit wine (cherry) and tasted more like fruit juice that booze. Shortly after, I fell asleep on the couch, and I'm not sure whether I should also blame that on the time change (it was dark outside!) or the wine.

3 comments:

Mom said...

Hope you get on the new time soon; it isn't any fun in the meantime and you'll be busy tomorrow! When you and your brothers were growing up, you all had trouble for about a week when the time changed, and there wasn't any wine in your diet to cloud the issue.

Arizona and Hawaii have a twice a year advantage, as neither utilizes Daylight Time. I'd like to have Daylight time year round, but that will probably never happen.

Michelle Panik said...

Thanks, Mom! I still have nightmares about when Grandma and Grandpa would look after us while you and Dad were out of town. I'd get home from school, about 3:30, and Grandma would say, "Set the table!"

lpanik said...

The tylenol arthritic formula, metamucil, reading glasses, and hearing aid will be in the mail tomorrow. BUT the walker stays here. I need that to get into the pool with.
Love
DAD