Saturday, March 7, 2009

I Have a Right To Remain Silent?!?






Tom has a friend that, years ago in school, thought the Miranda Rights included "a cannon will be used against you in a court of law".

Ben Franklin, bless his intelligent soul, had similar thoughts a few years back, and thank his lucky stars, this idea
never took off!

It seems he believed people should be forcefully roused from their pillows by ringing church bells. If that didn't work, he proposed cannons being fired. At 4 AM, mind you. Or when the sun rose - now, I live in Ohio. The sun doesn't rise at 4. Neither does Deanna. Cannons or not. I often rise between 5:30 and 6:00, because I like to see Tom for a few minutes before he heads out the door to his very long work days. But until I've mainlined enough coffee to make me human, you're likely to get a fist in the face if you start belting out "Come On, Ring Those Bells, Light Deanna's Tree..." (there's a throw-back to the 70's with the Allowable Christian Christmas Music by Evie...)

For people who take issue with Daylight Savings Time, shush it! As someone who is ever so much nicer in the summer than in the winter, I appreciate all the sunshine I can get. They have a name for people like me. Actually they have lots of names for people like me, but the specific name I refer to is SAD. Do I sound like a SAD person? I'm not SAD. MAD might be more appropriate. Mouthy Affective Disorder is fairly accurate, but the doctors see it as Seasonal Affective Disorder. SAD gets you in trouble with your insurance company, MAD gets you in trouble with the cops. So far I've managed to avoid trouble with both industries. Pretty much.

So here's to Ben Franklin's better ideas, mood music, and sunshine. Spring your clocks forward tonight.

I love summer!



Big Ben courtesy of Google/FreeFoto

2 comments:

mbainter said...

For people who take issue with Daylight Savings Time, shush it! As someone who is ever so much nicer in the summer than in the winter, I appreciate all the sunshine I can get.

Well, not to inject logic into your little rant there -- but to tell you what you already know, there's no more sunshine being created.

You're just endorsing the use of tyranny to force the rest of us to shift our schedules all around so you don't have to get up when there are different numbers on the clock. ;-)

DST is like having a blanket that's too short, and cutting two feet off of the head of the blanket and sewing it to the foot to make it longer.

Deanna said...

Well, I do prefer to have warm feet over a warm head. I just don't want the tyranny to include cannons! And hey, nothing wrong with injecting logic as there typical isn't a ton of it around here... ;-P