The 23-Hour Week That Was

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At least if I make any typos or spell something wrong, I can blame it on the beginning of Daylight Saving Time at 2 AM (which became 3 AM) this morning. There’s either a national or state drive to eliminate DST. I get it, people like having the extra hour of sunlight, but they also like not feeling like a zombie for a week while their circadian rhythms catch up with the clock. I’d be happy if we went back to the old schedule, last Sunday in April to last Sunday in October. It’d still be a pain, but I think the adjustment would be easier.

Hopefully we’ll get out to Costco this week so I can get some new glasses. We tried getting out this week, but it was not to be. Things have beeen kind of bananas there, anyway, what with Covid-19 and all the associated panic buying. I’m having a little trouble seeing with the old glasses… anyway, here’s this week’s summary.

As you just saw, The Association really trounced Kool & The Gang and Madonna in songs named "Cherish." A late vote added one to The Association’s total. Just thought you’d like to know.

This week’s challenge was to find songs with names in the title. I came up with ten songs that I don’t think anyone else did, which makes me happy.

Until I can think of a new theme, I’ll be featuring artists that I featured back at the beginning of the blog. Tuesday’s featured artist was Django Reinhardt in a Two for Tuesday from 2013.

We had light-hearted questions this week: can we bake a cake, what can instantly make our day better, did we eat crusts on our sandwiches, and what our families would be surprised to hear about us.

Chose a one-liner that talked about life before time-shifting.

I talked about the whole coronavirus thing, including are we prepared (yes) and is it being overhyped (also yes). I think the danger lies at the extremes: when people don’t care enough, and when people care too much. The basic rules of hygiene (wash your hands, clean your counters and devices, stay away from sick people, stay home if you’re sick etc.) will make it less likely that you get sick, and they’re rules you should follow whether or not there’s a virus going around.

We visited KGB in beautiful San Diego, California and shared their Top 10 from the first week in march 1969.

The word was "figure," giving me a chance to talk about figure skating and about a book I read (part of) many years ago.

Tomorrow on M⁴ I’ll continue with the theme we did last week, and I’ll share some more songs that others didn’t share. Tuesday will be another encore performance by an artist I discussed years ago, and we’ll do another survey on Friday. I’m waiting on prompts from Melanie, Kat and Linda for the rest of the week, and of course we’ll have a daily song.

8 thoughts on “The 23-Hour Week That Was

  1. Hi John – I enjoy time change … so look forward at the end of March to our lighter evenings for a few months – might take our minds of the dreaded Covid19 – which is perfectly awful. Good luck with the glasses – hope you can get out to get the new ones … cheers Hilary


    1. I was in England during the summer a few years ago, and I remember it didn’t get dark until 10:30 at night. I can see why you might enjoy that. As for Covid-19, “this too shall pass.”


    1. The original “last Sunday in April to last Sunday in October” was fine: it wasn’t as disruptive as it is now. Now you barely get used to standard time and you’re back to Daylight Saving time. We’ve set the clocks ahead one hour, now let’s leave them there.


  2. I just realized I have taken the first week of the time change off for the last decade. Purely by coincidence. Now subliminally I’m sure it helps me adjust.


    1. We try not to schedule anything for the weeks following time changes, but as luck would have it we always end up having to do something the Monday after. This morning it was get new glasses…

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  3. I want all my lost hours from all the past time changes back. It seems each year I get more tired after Daylight Savings Time arrives. I’ve already had one hour long nap today and I’m still tired. Maybe it’s just me. After all, being retired I shouldn’t even have to notice the time.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out


    1. You get them back when we set the clocks back: in the fall, we have two 1 AM’s on time change Sunday, basically giving us a 25 hour day…


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