I just gotta say…

i-f875c0b07d9b3cb6229668554781b35a-alice.jpg… now that I live on the western edge of a time zone, I regularly have to get up before the sun rises. These days that are approaching the equinox, when the sine function of daylight hours has a steep slope, the time of sunrise seems to really change a lot from day to day. Today’s the first time I had to have breakfast with the light on.

While I love fall, this makes me feel winter isn’t far behind. Sunny breakfasts will be relegated to the weekends, and my sleep will be bracketed by darkness, which makes me feel I’m not sleeping enough. (Which maybe I’m not anyway.)



  1. #1 yttrai
    August 29, 2008

    I know how you feel! I was just home for weeks, 8 miles from the Eastern/Central time zone marker. Arbitrary though that marker is, it’s still significantly west of where i live, in Boston area.

    The dark mornings were offset by twilight lasting well after 10 pm (we were damn far north as well).

    It’s still disconcerting though.

  2. #2 Mimi
    August 29, 2008

    I have the opposite problem. I live far east and the sun is up ridiculously early but it’s so dark so early in the evening my day seems cut short!

  3. #3 G. Williams
    August 29, 2008

    I was having similar thoughts this morning. Seattle seems to be sorta in the middle of the Pacific time zone, but I had to turn on the kitchen light to feed the cat today and it bummed me out.

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