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Random Autumn Thoughts

[weather|sunny & breezier than usual]
[mood|revving up for the morning]

[Paragraph 1] Wow, it's autumn again. I've had to wear long sleeves for a while now (notice my LJ icons have been wearing sleeved clothing recently? =) and a semi-thick jacket when I go outside.

[Paragraph 2] It's getting darker earlier. By 7:00pm, it's dark out. I think we're changing our clocks back this weekend. "Spring Ahead and Fall Behind"... I've always thought that was cute =)

[Paragraph 3] They don't change their clocks in the Prairie provinces. Z95.3 (local radio station) had a phone-in thing, one year waaaay back*.

[Paragraph 4] The question was "why don't they have to change their clocks in the Prairies?". They had a call from a lady that was originally from Alberta, Saskatchewan or Manitoba (I forget which) - "it's because we're special and laws don't apply to us". She's either a Hutterite** or just plain stupid.

[Paragraph 5] No, I really don't have a point with this entry.

* For the Vancouverites: this was last century when Janis Ungaro and Clay St. Thomas were still friends and they did the morning show together.

For the Non-Vancouverites: they were very well liked radio personalities - they used to do a segment called "When Clay Was A Boy" with Janis doing the voice of Clay's Mom. It had us all ROTFLOAO.

But, they apparently had a Really Big FightTM. One morning, Janis just wasn't there, they had another girl (probably Pamela Stevens) and they said that Janis wasn't coming back. The audience protested, they brought back Janis and Clay was gone. *shrug* I guess people liked Janis better than Clay... Clay disappeared and Janis stayed on for a few more years... I think he's now at some AM radio station. Anyway... Goto: Paragraph 4

** Americans have the Amish; Canadians have the Hutterites. They are exempt from taxes (though, I'm sure they get dinged for hidden GST charges one way or another) and voluntarily don't use modern amenities. Goto: Paragraph 5


( 4 comments — Leave a comment )
Oct. 23rd, 2001 10:54 am (UTC)
Um... they don't change their clocks in Saskatchewan. In Alberta they did last time I lived there, and for the past year of talking to friends there, they're an hour ahead of us. Manitoba doesn't change their clocks either to the best of my knowledge.

Apparently it's just Saskatchewan - ONE of the prairie provinces that doesn't move their clock. I recall hearing that half the year they're on Mountain time (AB) and hald the year on Central (Manitoba)...

Oct. 23rd, 2001 11:11 am (UTC)
Just Manitoba...
Oh, okay. I know it's because the cows don't understand Daylight Savings Time though. =)
Oct. 23rd, 2001 11:20 am (UTC)
Re: Just Manitoba...
You sure it's not Just Saskatchewan?
Oct. 23rd, 2001 11:50 am (UTC)
Re: Just Saskatchewan
Yeah, I meant Saskatchewan... whichever province has the larger population of cows.
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