Twice a year in the most parts of Canada and the US, we have a special day where we either set our clocks forward or set them backwards. At the end of winter we set them backwards in order to gain an extra hour of light throughout the day. The farther north you live in Canada, the less light you get during the day. I’ve lived in a city quite far north in comparison to most towns in Canada where sometimes it would get dark before four o’clock in the afternoon.
Around this time of the year waking up in the morning becomes a bit of an ordeal. I find my alarm clock doesn’t necessarily get the same amount of respect early mornings. Instead of shutting it off and getting up, I tend to just let it ring incessantly, disturbing probably both my roommates and neighbours. I’m sure they understand though. I mean, after all, if I’m tired it’s not my fault. You gotta blame Daylight Savings Time!
set one’s clocks – to adjust the time on your clock.
An ordeal – a tough experience that you go through
To shut something off – To turn something off.
To be someone’s fault – To be the result of someone’s actions.
To blame – To say that something has been caused by someone else.