Monday, July 03, 2006

Daylight Savings Time and the 4th of July

As the 4th of July is here I can't help, but think of another reason I hate Daylight Savings time.

I have always found dusk rather late when I have gone to see fireworks in July. Now this year with Daylight Savings taking effect here in Indiana the latest of dusk is just ridiculous.

My other reasons for hating it are as follows.

It was hard to put the kids to bed at a reasonable hour in the summer before we went to Daylight Savings. Now it is terribly cruel. I have no choice to let them stay up, since I still have to get up at the same time I did before Daylight Savings kicked in and I have to go to bed at the same time.

Also on the subject of having to get up at the same time, it is now well before dawn. At least before during the summer I would have a period of time where the sun was rising when I was.

I voted for Mitch Daniels and this makes me regret it every day that I am under Daylight Savings Time.

Car Talk

The is a radio program on NPR called Car Talk. You guessed it, people call in and talk about their cars. I love Car Talk, but get off of Real Audio already. It is not portable. It is a pain to install. If I go to someone else's computer, many times they don't have Real Audio installed, so I can't listen. I realize they are probably using Real Audio intentionally to make it less convenient, since they have a deal with to sell the mp3 version. Please find a way to raise money through another avenue, so you can distribute the mp3 or some mopre portable format for free to your loyal listeners.