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Oh, by the way?
*turns cartwheels*

Starting next April, assuming it doesn't get repealed (because spending time and effort to repeal it is going to put money in those starving children's mouths, Rep. Crawford.) , Indiana will be on Daylight Savings Time.


(Granted it's going to suck for my fellow Hoosiers in northwest and southwest Indiana who've been doing DST all along, but on Central Time, if the whole state gets switched to Eastern - which hasn't been decided yet. But still. DST!)

(This entire post immediately identifies me to most Indiana residents as someone who a) grew up in one of the renegade counties that practiced DST all along, and b) now lives in a non-time-changing county. Yup. Cope. Deal. I've lived in central Indiana for ten years and got used to the practicalities -- though am still annoyed at what I see as the idiocy -- of no time change within the first six months. Your turn.)


2005-04-29 10:44 pm (UTC) (Link)



2005-04-29 10:47 pm (UTC) (Link)

I still love you.

I'll just love you an hour later in April!


2005-04-29 10:48 pm (UTC) (Link)

So when will they pass the referendum about the world not being flat?


2005-04-29 10:58 pm (UTC) (Link)

There are STARVING CHILDREN in Bloomington, dammit! We shouldn't be wasting time and money with issues like this.

Which I never got, because if the big moral issue with DST is the time/resources spent trying to get it voted in? Vote yes and the problem is solved, innit. Instead of voting no (or filibustering/committeeing the bill out of existence before it even hit a vote) every year for the last 30 years.


2005-04-30 03:47 am (UTC) (Link)

So, you grew up in a "fast time" area and now live in a "slow time" area, right? I only know this because I visited my sister-in-law in Bright, Indiana a few years ago. I saw store signs that were open at 10:00, slow time." Her friend's kids lived in fast time and went to school in slow time, and gain and lost an hour to and from school. 'Til then, I didn't even know the whole country didn't observe DST!


2005-04-30 02:48 pm (UTC) (Link)

I grew up in northwest IN, which is on Central Daylight, following Chicago, then went to college in southwest IN, which likewise. Now I live in the center of the state, which is on Eastern Standard, all year round, no changing the clocks.

I've actually never heard 'fast time and slow time' used -- I've never lived in an area where it would be necessary, because they're all large enough spaces that the surrounding towns are also in the same timezone. Bright's near the Ohio border but not directly on it, so I'm guessing they're on Eastern Standard, like we are, but right next to a town that follows Eastern Daylight, like OH does.


2005-05-02 06:02 am (UTC) (Link)

I'm so confused.

I thought everyone was on DST.


2005-05-02 06:10 am (UTC) (Link)

Nope - most of Indiana isn't (but will be starting next year assuming the new law doesn't get repealed). Neither is Arizona or Hawaii. (Or Puerto Rico. And certain parts of Canada and Australia don't use it either.)