Thursday, March 12

Jet Lag

Airplane Parts sculpture 2001 by Nancy Rubin

This time change is kicking my butt. Its Thursday and I am still feeling the effects of the hour I lost on Sunday. The thing that has saved me from going completely mad is the fact that I USED to wake up at 5:00 in the morning. Two hours before I had to be anywhere. There were a lot of reasons for this, but the main one is that it takes that long for me to feel "with it".

Now, despite my alarm singing Monty Python's "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" to me every morning, I am waking up, hitting the KILL switch and going right back to sleep. I have been late every morning, running to catch the bus. Not fun.

Why do we continue to do this to ourselves? I don't get it. Why do we continue a tradition that was set up to encourage child slavery? Are farmers still so hard up for farm hands that they need their children to be able to work the fields after school?

Since all of our Congresspeople are sliding their own pet projects into spending bills, I think we should all write letters to our representatives asking them to slip in a new law. One that would make it illegal for the government to steal time, and thus ending the whole daylight savings scam that has been robbing the American people of sleep for far too long. Whose with me?!

Meanwhile I am really hoping this gets better. I need my mornings back. Maybe I will catch up Saturday when I can sleep for as long as I want.

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