Saturday, April 01, 2006

Spring forward, no foolin'!

Tonight most of the USA sets their clocks ahead for Daylight Saving Time. "It is sometimes asserted that DST was first proposed by Benjamin Franklin in a letter to the editors of the Journal of Paris. However, the article was humorous; Franklin was not proposing DST, but rather that people should get up and go to bed earlier." Personally, that would have been my preference as well. Imagine our sundials being useless for most of the year. It's just unnatural!

Today is also a red-letter day for other reasons: "April Fools' Day began in the 1500s when the Gregorian calendar took over from the Julian. Those who forgot the change and attempted to celebrate New Year's (previously celebrated on the 1st of April) on the wrong date were teased as 'April fools.'" Paul's gonna try and pull another fast one this year. I'm ready for him this time. Probably.

Oh, one more thing. The first of a series of upgrades to MWBH begins with more visible headlines, a setting about which I was finally informed. A tip of the Black Hat (one size larger) to Rick Lugari, one of the "Amateur Catholics." (I'm thinking about going back to past entries, maybe to the beginning of March, and upgrading their titles as well. We'll see.)

This would be a great day to see the cherry blossoms, if it wasn't raining. Maybe Sunday...

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