Sunday, November 2, 2008

What is the CORRECT time?

So the time officially changed at 2 a.m. today. We went from daylight savings time to standard time. First of all, why do we keep going back and forth, and who gets to decide which day it starts and ends. And didn't it start earlier and last longer this year?

Okay, enough about the reasons WHY.

We have two atomic clocks in our house. Up to this point they have always shown the identical time. I love clocks. We have a LOT of them. So an atomic clock is very useful to carry around with me to each room when I change the clocks twice each year.

Do you notice a problem here? The two atomic clocks are a minute off. My two cell phones actually say 12:45! (Well, the green one says 1:45 but that is clearly a user programming glitch--fairly easily taken care of.)

So I googled atomic clocks. And you can go here to check out the "correct" time. Really? Okay, if you say so. Turns out, it matched up with the cell phones. Am I spending too much time thinking about time. Probably so. Maybe I should just listen to one of my favorite Chicago songs: "Does anyone really know what time it is? Does anyone really care.....?" Besides me, that is...


05 08
JHNickodemus said... #

Kudos to you for changing the clocks! The clock in my car will probably be an hour off until we Spring forward again!