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February 21, 2007

Let There Be Light

Over the past week or so, it has been getting lighter and lighter on my walk to work. Walking to work in the dark was kind of romantic, but walking in as the sun is rising feels a bit more normal. I feel like I'm actually going to work at the beginning of the day, not working the midnight shift. In less than a month, however, I'll be plunged back into darkness, as daylight savings is about three weeks early this year. I'm not sure how I missed it, but I wouldn't have known about the DST change if they hadn't had to patch our computers at work to make sure that we didn't show up an hour late to appointments logged in Microsoft Outlook. It is Y2K all over again!

I'm guessing that walking to work in the dark in March won't be quite as bad as it was in January because, in theory, at least, it should be warmer. And the past couple of days have been warmer. Yesterday the high was about forty degrees which, after two weeks of subzero temperatures, felt downright balmy. It is amazing how relative it all is: a forty-degree day in May would have me cursing the state of Michigan, but a forty-degree day in February feels like the tropics!

Posted by eklanche at February 21, 2007 07:31 AM


Ugh. I remember the hell of leaving the house before light. But now being a person who doesn't have to leave the house till noon if at all, I'm really excited for lighter evenings. It reminds me of playing outside as a child with all my neighbors after dinner on late summer evenings. For some reason, I distinctly remember being excited the first time I was able to do that.

Josh and I are going to see the Oscar nominated short films at the Michigan on Saturday, at 1:30pm. Any interest in joining us?

Posted by: sbfirst at February 21, 2007 12:21 PM

The relativity of the weather is one of the core delights of Michigan. One never knows what month it will be today, and one is always dressed perfectly appropriately for yesterday.

Posted by: esik at February 21, 2007 12:43 PM

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