Friday Night Think Tank: Spring Ahead Edition

Doc BrownIt’s Friday night, Modern Philosophers, and this is the weekend when we time travel.  Are you ready to spring ahead an hour?

As we head off to the Think Tank tonight, we should form some Deep Thoughts on what it means to have one less hour this weekend.

Sigh.  I could’ve used a 24 hour Sunday to recharge my batteries.  I hope 23 hours is enough to have me up and running again for Monday.

This week’s topic: Let’s go deep and get really philosophical.  Would you describe yourself as a “Spring Ahead” or a “Fall Back” kind of person.  Since neither term has a real definition, please feel free to get creative with this…

spring-aheadI would like to say that I’m a “Spring Ahead” person.  That just sounds so darn positive.  A Springer (as I’ve decided we like to call ourselves) is a real go getter.  We attack life with a passion others cannot even begin to comprehend.

Those who spring ahead make things happen.  They jump at opportunities that aren’t even visible yet.  They are ahead of the rest of the herd, and always know which way the wind is blowing.  When you spring, you force life to react to you.

As much as I’d like to say that I’m a “Spring Ahead” type, Modern Philosophers, I’ll glumly admit that I’m a textbook “Fall Back”.

I wait for life to happen and then I scurry to react to it.  Even then, I’m more than an hour behind, and it takes me forever to even get back on the same lap as life.

A Fallinator, as I assume we’d be called, is lucky to keep his head above water.  Which is a good thing because I’d imagine we aren’t very good swimmers.  We can doggie paddle and maybe do the back stroke to a degree, but we’re never going to force Michael Phelps to break a sweat.

I don’t think it’s all bad for those who fall back.  We’re stable, hard workers, we don’t make rash decisions, and we’re extremely dependable.  Because we get that extra hour’s sleep, we are always well rested and ready to put in a hard day’s work.

Plus, we are Deep Thinkers, creative, and just a tad sarcastic.  Who wouldn’t want to have those qualities?

What about you, Modern Philosophers?

I’m looking forward to reading how you define those two terms and then classify yourselves.  Knock my toga off with your Deep Thoughts and creativity please.

As always, there are no wrong answers in the Think Tank, so write whatever you want to share with the group.

Have a great weekend!

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Native New Yorker who's fled to the quiet life in Maine. I write movies, root for the Yankees, and shovel lots of snow.
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14 Responses to Friday Night Think Tank: Spring Ahead Edition

  1. Wow, I’m a Fallinator and you’ve just described me to a T. I am all of the above and definitely not a good swimmer! I would rather earn an extra hour than lose it. Damn, I’m already not getting enough sleep and now they want to take away a whole hour from me?? From the moment I awaken on a Sunday I’m already an hour behind. I can’t imagine what will happen this week.
    As I’m looking forward to the mounds of snow melting off the ground, I’d really appreciate leaving the office one night when it’s still daylight, so yes, I will definitely welcome next week when I will be able to see the sun again.

  2. floridaborne says:

    If regular time is 8am and spring-forward time is 9am, why not just call 8:30am 9am instead and call it a compromise so that no one ever has to endure daylight slavings time again. I am so very tired of having my inner timeclock fubarred. It takes a month to get used to a change that our bodies weren’t meant to endure.

  3. grannyK says:

    I like to keep my options open. If my weekend is sucking, I want to be the spring ahead. If it is a great weekend, I will be the fall back type. I guess you could say I have commitment issues.

  4. skinnyuz2b says:

    I tend to like anything that has to do with spring. On the other hand, I really get PO’d at having one of my hours taken away.
    As for falling back, it’s nice to be able to have a do-over. Jump back an hour and fix anything you did wrong the first time you lived through that hour.

  5. gimpet says:

    Im tired of being a mole. I go to work when it is dark and I come home when it is dark. My body is crying out for some vitamin D. So spring me ahead and let me see the sun when I drive home! I am very impulsive, so perhaps I am more a springer.

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