Wish I Was There Wednesday ~ November 3, 2021

Are you ready for the time change? Do you favor or oppose DST?

Astronomical Clock, Prague

Live, love, bark! ๐Ÿพ

57 thoughts on “Wish I Was There Wednesday ~ November 3, 2021

    1. It was nice to breathe a sigh of relief that the world returned to sanity this morning (even if it’ll be darker this evening). But it’ll be short lived thought since DST is scheduled to return March 13th ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

  1. Beautiful photo…….I know there was a reason for DST way back when but not so sure any part of that thinking applies to NOW. Hubby says “GET RID OF IT”…….I’m like “DOESN’T MATTER TO ME”. We are “wishy washy” I guess!

    Hugs, Pam

    1. Thank you. I’m with your hubs. It’s an outdated idea that’s well past its shelf life. In a global economy it doesn’t make sense given that nothing is uniform.

    1. The fact that that baby is over 600 years old and still operating says a lot, both aesthetically as well as functionally.

  2. What a cool clock!! My Dad had lots of clocks, and oodles of books about them since he was a clockmaker/watchmaker and had his own shop for many years, but I do not ever recall seeing that one in his books.

    When it was time to change the clocks, that was a pain in the neck for him…LOL! But it was fun to hear all the chimes esp when he had to reset all those clocks. I have several of them now…the old cuckoo clock is the hardest to work with.

    It was always hard on us working the night shift when you had to work an hour longer…phooey…and somehow you never got to work the night shift when it was time to lose an hour, that was when II almost always was om day shift. YAWN!

    The dogs here are always confused for a day or two, while they readjust…

    Sometimes I wish the time would be the same all the year long.

    1. This clock which is attached to the attached to the Old Town Hall in Prague was first installed in 1410. It’s a magnificent timepiece and the oldest astronomical clock still in operation. When I worked for an international company it was a nightmare trying to schedule meetings with the upper brass. Dealing with multiple time zones was always challenging but the fact that Europe’s DST period is different from the US’s made it a nightmare. I cannot fathom the challenges facing night shift employees.

      Hearing the cuckoo clock from Bavaria was one of the great joys for the kids in my family. Such a fun memory. How fortunate you were able to hear your Dad’s multiple clocks.

    1. Tell your Dada there’s not enough coffee in the world for me to like the semi-annual change. #riseandshine

  3. I want to go there too.

    I hate the time changes and especially fall back. LONGEST day of the year. I wish they would spring forward and leave it there forever.

    Have a fabulous day, my friend. Scritches to the pups and a smooch to Norman. โ™ฅ

  4. No time changes in Costa Rica….thank goodness! Just shorter and longer days according to the time of year. It did not worry me too much while inFrance, as it was never worth going out early to shops or government offices as they would not be open anyway, despite what opening hours they claimed to have. No good going to government offices after lunch, either…..

    1. You’re lucky not to have to deal with this foolery. Such a nuisance. We eventually get used to the time but the fact that they authorities change the weekend every year makes me crazy. I have to reset a few clocks manually twice with each change. ๐Ÿ˜ก And then there are a couple of places in the US that don’t do DST. Kudos to Hawaii.

  5. I may be in the minority but I love the early daylight during the summer. For me the change isn’t a big deal. My cats adjust easily. Maybe it’s harder with dogs.

    1. The dogs eventually adapt to meal time, it just makes it harder to administer medication evenly spaced for Elsa. Keeping her blood levels on an even keel helps with seizure management. Plus when you’re dealing with a global economy, planning calls/meetings in multiple countries is a nightmare when we don’t follow the same schedule for switching. I used to pull my hair out when I worked for an international company with offices all over the world. Time zones were bad enough but add in the complexity of who’s on DST and who’s not, many a day was spent sobbing with the stress and trying to translate the availability of busy executives.

  6. I’m absolutely against that time change, but I can’t decide which time [“winter” or “summer” time] I’d prefer. From a medical/health point of view I think “winter” time would be better, because that’s closer to “normal astronomical” time and thus better for the human body. At least that’s what I have read.
    Maybe we should all move to Arizona where don’t take part in that stupid switch of times.
    The European Parliament voted in 2018 – I believe – to abolish the time change, but since the member states can’t agree to which time they’s switch, it hasn’t come to be yet – and maybe won’t.

    1. That reasoning makes the most sense for optimal health. Hawaii is another place that avoids this semi-annual hassle. Seems wrong to try and โ€˜adjustโ€™ time.

  7. Wee OPPOSE 150%!! Wee get all messed up an more tired an BellaSita furgets when to feed mee on time…
    ISS a PITA as shee wuud meow Miss Monika!
    Sorry you asked now aren’t you???
    ~~head rubss~~ BellaDharma~~ an ((hugss))BellaSIta

    1. ๐Ÿ˜‡ Not at all. I enjoy hearing everyone’s thoughts on DST. It seems like a totally inefficient way to try to manipulate time, especially in a global economy. Then there’s the cluster surrounding when to administer medications on time, something where I definitely have skin in…well Elsa does. Going back seems easier on my internal clocks, the ‘springing forward’ part plays hell with my biorhythms.

    1. In a global society, it makes no sense to me that some countries changed last weekend, while the US changes this weekend. Add in the dogs and it’s a real cluster. Especially when I have to adjust the timing of Elsa’s medication which must be delivered 12 hours apart. ๐Ÿคฌ

    1. That’s understandable. Does that mean you’d prefer to set daylight time for the whole year or go back and forth?

        1. Interesting. I try to see the plus side of this annual switch but find it more challenging, especially when the switch time is different year to year.

  8. DST can take a walk. The fur babies in our house just don’t get the point. In fact, I don’t either. The clock is beautiful. It is a wonder it survived WWII. Thanks, Monika.

    1. I’m right there with you, John. Prague is a absolute wonder in having been saved from WWII bombings. It’s my understanding Hitler planned to use the city as a living museum for Jews with the stolen art and property being housed there.

    1. Thank you-it’s over 600 years old and still works. I totally agree with you on DST. And every year there’s talk about getting rid of it or moving to it full time. And that’s all it is. Talk ๐Ÿ˜ฌ Happy mid-week, my friend.

      1. It’s trully outstanding. 600 years old and still works. We had a bridge that didn’t last 50…
        And yeah. Did you ever hear the Native quote about DST that goes: “Only the government (or white man) would believe that you could cut a foot off the top of a blanket, sew it to the bottom, and have a longer blanket.” ๐Ÿ˜€

        1. Yup, that quote nails it. It’s the dumbest thing around, especially considering you’re in a global society.

          1. Seriously. Just leave the farmers slowly get up earlier or later, depending on the sun (as they did for millennia). No need to impose this foolishness on us regular folk.

            1. It seems disruptive and plays havoc with administering timed medications for patients, including Elsa. While I understand wanting sunlight longer, it seems arrogant to try to manipulate time.

              1. Yes. Medication, children, pets. You want sunlight longer? Get up earlier or go to bed later ๐Ÿ˜‰ It is very arrogant.

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