Here’s the time festival I have coming up:
A week from Tuesday I leave for Las Vegas to attend a conference for work. Las Vegas is on Central Time, so that’s a two hour time difference. I know that’s going to mess with me. I return home late that Friday night (like 1 in the morning). The next night we move to Daylight Saving Time, “springing forward” an hour (which I HATE because I lose an hour of sleep.)
Then Wednesday I leave for Paris which is GMT+1, Central Europe Standard Time. Normally that would be 6 hours ahead of home. But get this. Daylight Saving Time (also known as European Summer Time) does NOT start at the same time ours does. Theirs begins the last week of March.
It took me five minutes of counting on my fingers to work out what that meant for the time difference between home and Paris. I don’t really even know why it matters, but it became very important that I calculate it once I realized it wasn’t the usual 6 hours. I think I’ve got it. We spring forward and they don’t, so it’s a 5 hour difference.
Now you know, in case you had a terrible urge to know too.