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Semiannual Daylight Saving Time complaining thread

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by 2muchcoffeeman, Mar 12, 2022.

  1. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    So what’s a long term stay in Australia like? What did enjoy most and what did you miss most while there?
  2. FileNotFound

    FileNotFound Well-Known Member

    I enjoyed pretty much everything. I was in Sydney, which is my favorite city in the world. Clean, accessible transit, generally fantastic people, great vibe. Hanging out in a pub with a bunch of rugby fans is a great way to spend a Friday night.

    Coffee in Sydney is amazing. So many options, all of them wonderful.

    The one downside of Sydney: It’s not a great food city. The pandemic really kind of wiped out the mid-level restaurant, leaving either really expensive places or street food. I wasn’t used to needing a reservation for, like, regular dinner, and I can’t remember a restaurant I’d enthusiastically recommend.

    I did travel a bit, to Cairns for a Great Barrier Reef tour (amazing); to Melbourne (great city, and the beaches to the west are spectacular), and spent some time in rural Victoria, which is a lot like the Midwest in which I grew up, just with a different accent.

    When people found out I was American, the first question I usually got was, “Who’s your favorite NFL team?” Oddly, in rural Victoria, I met a group of … Kansas City Chiefs fans.

    I can honestly say the only thing I really missed was Chipotle.
  3. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    I'm kinda pissed. Just got some great new Raybans, and because of my work schedule, I'm usually driving to work in the dark and coming home in the dark. Never get to wear them.
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  4. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    Should be noted that the reservations in Arizona are on DST, which makes your usual Flagstaff to Tuba City trip in the summer very strange.
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  5. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member

    “Not only am I getting fed an hour late, now the trees are falling apart.”
  6. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    Closed the bedroom curtains and shutters, making it as dark as possible. I woke up before dogs. Success.
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  7. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

  8. FileNotFound

    FileNotFound Well-Known Member

    If I recall correctly, Phenix City, Alabama, across the line from Columbus, Ga., stays on Eastern time.
  9. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    Unofficially, yes. By letter of the law, they are still on Central. The school zone speed limit signs there have the time zone stamped on them in addition to the hours.
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  10. Driftwood

    Driftwood Well-Known Member

    They didn't have no Outback Steakhouse?
  11. Twirling Time

    Twirling Time Well-Known Member


    Guten Tag, Kumpel!

  12. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Loved Sydney, a lot.We actually thought about moving there but quarantining the dogs for six months was a dealbreaker. Seemed like a big deal then, it really wouldn't have been that big of a deal.

    A highlight was going to a pub for Tuesday Afternoon Football. Kickoff at noon on Tuesday and most folks just took the rest of the day off. They love the NFL.
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