View Full Version : Does anyone here live close to a time-zone boundary?


wHATcOLOR
11-18-2008, 04:34 PM
I've always wondered what that would be like. If, for instance, your work was on one side of the boundary and your home on the other. Or your favorite restaurant or something. How strictly is the line observed? Please provide all the details you can. Thank you.

wHATcOLOR
11-18-2008, 04:35 PM
<img src=http://www.time-zone-map.com/rd/time-zone-map/images/map-timezone.gif>

wHATcOLOR
11-18-2008, 04:36 PM
i wonder what it's like near that weird border in oregon. or indiana.

wHATcOLOR
11-18-2008, 04:37 PM
<img src=http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/world_maps/timezones_2001.jpg>

i did not mean to discriminate against those not in the united states

Caine Walker
11-18-2008, 04:39 PM
i regularly visit my family in st. joseph, michigan (it's right across lake michigan from chicago). that hour time difference can be a killer both ways.

also, my dad lives in michigan and works in indiana. i think it's making him nuts.

wHATcOLOR
11-18-2008, 04:48 PM
can you describe some of the specifics and peculiarities? does he ignore the home time zone during the week? and ignore the work one during the weekend? is it like jet-lag?

sppunk
11-18-2008, 04:49 PM
What do you think about the states that don't observe daylight savings time, J?

wHATcOLOR
11-18-2008, 04:50 PM
i'm not really informed on that issue.. got any links about it?

sppunk
11-18-2008, 04:53 PM
Daylight Saving Time &mdash; Infoplease.com (http://www.infoplease.com/spot/daylight1.html)

sickbadthing
11-18-2008, 04:55 PM
i wonder what it's like near that weird border in oregon. or indiana.

a bunch of rednecks in oregon and they could give a fuck about time zones

Caine Walker
11-18-2008, 05:00 PM
can you describe some of the specifics and peculiarities? does he ignore the home time zone during the week? and ignore the work one during the weekend? is it like jet-lag?

i get thrown the most when i get to their house and i see that i've lost an hour. i usually try to leave early, but i have a difficult time pre-adjusting. however, dusk makes more sense at 6pm, opposed to the 5pm dusk in chicago. the clear advantage is when i leave to come back to the city around 5pm EST, and know that i'm gaining the hour on the way back, thus avoiding an hour's worth of traffic.

as for my dad, it actually works better for him. his body is programmed to wake up at 5am, which is 4am work time. so, he's actually ahead of the game by the time he gets to work. however, it's super "late" for him by the time he gets home having lost that hour on the commute back. so, yes, you could think of it as a mini, daily jet lag.

and yes, you ignore it on the weekend. unless you go cross back over the boundary for shopping or visiting friends or whathaveyou.

wHATcOLOR
11-18-2008, 05:03 PM
Daylight Saving Time &mdash; Infoplease.com (http://www.infoplease.com/spot/daylight1.html)


hmm. doesn't really rile me up very much since it doesn't really impact me. but when it comes to things like time zones, the simplicity of uniformity and standards seems pretty important. the more exceptions and nuances, the more time, thought, and energy spent trying to understand, remember, and communicate them.

yo soy el mejor
11-18-2008, 05:09 PM
we didnt have daylight savings time in prescott valley, arizona.

Nimrod's Son
11-18-2008, 05:14 PM
we didnt have daylight savings time in prescott valley, arizona.
yes, it's an oddity specifically centralized in prescott valley

Eulogy
11-18-2008, 05:19 PM
i think parts of indiana were super-fucked for a while before a couple years back. i live just inside the eastern time zone, but i never really get outside of it unless i'm going home or to chicago.

Nimrod's Son
11-18-2008, 05:20 PM
i hate living in any timezone other than eastern or western

primetime at 7pm? blasphemy

Caine Walker
11-18-2008, 05:27 PM
eh, you get used to it.

Nimrod's Son
11-18-2008, 05:48 PM
I lived in central for 5 years and never did. Plus the TV always says things will be on at say "noon" and you always have to check and see if that's a local broadcast so it is noon or if it's a national broadcast that means 11 am.

BlissedandGone2
11-18-2008, 06:07 PM
yeah i agree the tv times is what makes time zones annoying.

Hillzy
11-18-2008, 06:53 PM
I dig how China is just all like fuck that shit, we don't need no timezones.

mercurial
11-18-2008, 07:15 PM
I dig how China is just all like fuck that shit, we don't need no timezones.

if they ever get their shit together, we're all going to end up on beijing time

christian zombie vampires
11-18-2008, 08:01 PM
i live close to a town called creston, bc and in this one town of like 10000, they dont change their time ever. half the year they go by pacific and the other half mountain. apparently they are the only town like that in north america. makes me want to roll my windows and not make eye contact with anyone there while i drive through.

Sarcastic Smile
11-18-2008, 09:22 PM
I used to live in Lake Havasu AZ which is right on one.. Needles Ca was on the other side of the lake.. but I was in high school then so I forget.. but a girl from my school lived in Needles and would take the ferry over every day for some reason

Lucy Sky Diamonds
11-19-2008, 09:45 AM
i live close to a town called creston, bc and in this one town of like 10000, they dont change their time ever. half the year they go by pacific and the other half mountain. apparently they are the only town like that in north america. makes me want to roll my windows and not make eye contact with anyone there while i drive through.

I've been there, they're all weird!

Mariner
11-19-2008, 10:47 AM
how's this for too confusing: arizona does not observe daylight savings time - it stays on mountain standard time all year. the navajo reservation in arizona, which covers a large portion of the northeastern corner of the state, does observe daylight savings time and switches on and off of it along with the rest of the non-arizona states in the mountain time zone. the hopi reservation in arizona is fully encircled by / sits entirely within the navajo reservation, and they do not observe daylight savings time. so during the summer the three different governances form an island of mountain standard time (hopi res.) surrounded by mountain daylight time (navajo res), which adjoins another larger island of mountain standard time (the rest of AZ), which is surrounded on one side by mountain daylight time (CO, UT, and NM) and on the other by pacific daylight time (CA and NV). oh yeah and there's even more time zone wierdness that occurs next door in northwestern mexico and baja california.

Caine Walker
11-19-2008, 10:54 AM
so basically, stay where you are in arizona. got it.

Fattening Ass
11-19-2008, 12:50 PM
The fact that Arizona disregards daylight savings time made no impact on anything while I was there for 2 years. It was actually kinda cool not having to adjust when the time changes. Kinda made it seem unnecessary, IMHO.

maoi
11-19-2008, 01:10 PM
driving through navajo nation was depressing

murgle
11-19-2008, 01:21 PM
I think it's crazy that in that world map of timezones, some places are x.5 hours ahead of GMT. Why not whole hours?

Thaniel Buckner
11-19-2008, 01:21 PM
driving through navajo nation was depressing
elaborate will you.

agenda suicide
11-19-2008, 07:47 PM
I lived in central for 5 years and never did. Plus the TV always says things will be on at say "noon" and you always have to check and see if that's a local broadcast so it is noon or if it's a national broadcast that means 11 am.
I thought they usually would generally say both eastern and central times. Like 8/7pm. Or you could.. you know reference a local tv guide if it's really that confusing.

Starla
11-19-2008, 07:55 PM
I'm about 20 minutes from a different time zone.

redbull
11-19-2008, 07:56 PM
tv in central time will always say stuff like "new prison break! 8, seven central"

wHATcOLOR
11-19-2008, 07:58 PM
Starla, how frequently do you find yourself crossing into the other zone?

Starla
11-19-2008, 08:12 PM
Often, because last winter when the pass was shut down and I couldn't get to a store, I had to go over to Idaho, or take a different hwy to work. I'm not really affected by it on a daily basis.

Fritter
11-19-2008, 09:46 PM
The fact that Arizona disregards daylight savings time made no impact on anything while I was there for 2 years. It was actually kinda cool not having to adjust when the time changes. Kinda made it seem unnecessary, IMHO.

It is. In Western Australia we're like mid way through some trial, and for someone who's hasn't experienced daylight savings much it's pretty fucking eerie that it's light at 9 PM. Somehow i don't remember it being that bad when i was in Melbourne for Christmas one year.

beef curtains
11-19-2008, 10:47 PM
i wonder what it's like near that weird border in oregon. or indiana.

The Oregon / Idaho thing is really stupid. Travelling gets annoying and I have no idea why N Idaho is in a diff time zone than S Idaho.

ohnoitsbonnie
11-19-2008, 11:38 PM
I'm so glad I live in normal land

aTHyQn
11-20-2008, 01:27 AM
o'clock time is an instrument of the capitalist bosses in their work of exploitation. i dont abide by the clock and you shouldnt either

wHATcOLOR
11-20-2008, 01:30 AM
o'clock time is an instrument of the capitalist bosses in their work of exploitation. i dont abide by the clock and you shouldnt either

yes you do

greedo
11-20-2008, 08:21 AM
I live in a time zone 2 hours in front of where I work. I got around this problem by designing and building a time machine. It's not perfected yet, but I have managed to reduce the effective time difference to around 24 minutes, which is good enough for me.