Kickball in Sowal

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  1. scrltbegonya

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    it was great fun! no injuries to report other than being sore!

    no kickball this weekend. see you all on the 26th! :wave:
     
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    it's a guuuurgus day for kickball.

    see you at 3:30!
     
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    nice shot!

    great turnout yesterday for kickball. if i'm not mistaken, daylight savings ends this weekend...so if you're not on time this week, we'll be playing in the dark.

    see you at 3:30 sharp this sunday!!!!
     
  5. Smiling JOe

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    I think they pushed Daylight Savings back to mid-Novemeber, starting last year, didn't they?
     
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    http://geography.about.com/cs/daylightsavings/a/dst.htm

    Sep 22 2008
    On Sunday, November 2 (the first Sunday in November) at 2 a.m., Daylight Saving Time ends in the United States. This is the second year that Daylight Saving Time is four weeks longer due to the passage of the Energy Policy Act in 2005. The Act, which extends Daylight Saving Time by four weeks from the second Sunday of March to the first Sunday of November, is expected to save 10,000 barrels of oil each day through reduced use of power by businesses during daylight hours.
    Every spring we move our clocks one hour ahead and "lose" an hour during the night and each fall we move our clocks back one hour and "gain" an extra hour. But Daylight Saving Time (and not Daylight Savings Time with an "s") wasn't just created to confuse our schedules.

    The phrase "Spring forward, fall back" helps people remember how Daylight Saving Time affects their clocks. At 2 a.m. on the second Sunday in March, we set our clocks forward one hour ahead of standard time ("spring forward"). We "fall back" at 2 a.m. on the first Sunday in November by setting our clock back one hour and thus returning to standard time.

    The change to Daylight Saving Time allows us to use less energy in lighting our homes by taking advantage of the longer and later daylight hours. During the six-and-a-half-month period of Daylight Saving Time, the names of time in each of the time zones in the U.S. change as well. Eastern Standard Time (EST) becomes Eastern Daylight Time, Central Standard Time (CST) becomes Central Daylight Time (CDT), Mountain Standard Time (MST) becomes Mountain Daylight Tome (MDT), Pacific Standard Time becomes Pacific Daylight Time (PDT), and so forth.

    Daylight Saving Time was instituted in the United States during World War I in order to save energy for war production by taking advantage of the later hours of daylight between April and October. During World War II the federal government again required the states to observe the time change. Between the wars and after World War II, states and communities chose whether or not to observe Daylight Saving Time. In 1966, Congress passed the Uniform Time Act which standardized the length of Daylight Saving Time.

    Arizona (except some Indian Reservations), Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and American Samoa have chosen not to observe Daylight Saving Time. This choice does make sense for the areas closer to the equator because the days are more consistent in length throughout the year.


    Daylight Saving Time Around the World
    Other parts of the world observe Daylight Saving Time as well. While European nations have been taking advantage of the time change for decades, in 1996 the European Union (EU) standardized a EU-wide European Summer Time. This EU version of Daylight Saving Time runs from the last Sunday in March through the last Sunday in October.
    In the southern hemisphere where summer comes in December, Daylight Saving Time is observed from October to March. Equatorial and tropical countries (lower latitudes) don't observe Daylight Saving Time since the daylight hours are similar during every season, so there's no advantage to moving clocks forward during the summer.

    Kyrgyzstan is the only country that observes year-round Daylight Saving Time. The country has been doing so since 2005.


    U.S. Daylight Saving Time

    Year Spring Forward Fall Back
    2004 2 a.m. April 4 2 a.m. Oct. 31
    2005 2 a.m. April 3 2 a.m. Oct. 30
    2006 2 a.m. April 2 2 a.m. Oct. 29
    2007 2.a.m. March 11 2 a.m. Nov. 4
    2008 2 a.m. March 9 2 a.m. Nov. 2
    2009 2 a.m. March 8 2 a.m. Nov. 1
    2010 2 a.m. March 14 2 a.m. Nov 7
    2011 2 a.m. March 13 2 a.m. Nov. 6
     
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    Who knew? I never knew it was to save energy... If they had taught us that useful fact in school, it might not have been such an annoyance every year.

    As far as kickball goes, I haven't had that much fun in a long time! I kinda feel like I was run over by a truck today, but it's all good, I should be fully recovered in time for the next game... :D
     
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    If it saves so much oil and money, why the hell do we end it in the late fall? That she-ite doesn't make sense. Getting out of the office at 5pm and having it be completely dark, sucks @ss!

    I may start a protest fo real. Ef that!
     
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    agreed!
     
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    slight chance of rain tomorrow afternoon, but no matter - come play kickball at 3:30!

    don't forget the time change and be on time! if you show up late (though we might have a few early peeps!), we'll be playing in the dark!
     
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    see you on sunday!
     
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    sounds like most of our crew isn't around to play kickball this week so we'll skip it 'til next time!
     
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    After a slight break in the schedule, kickball is back on tomorrow!

    3:30 at Gulf Place!!!
     
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    join us this afternoon for kickball! 3:30 at gulf place. mind the time change!
     
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    It's baaaaaaaaaaaaack! Kickball at Gulf Place 2:30 pm TODAY. Be there!
     
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    Tons of FUNN on a beautiful SoWal Sunday afternoon!:clap: I think we're gonna start doing every Sunday @ 3:00 at Gulf Place.
     
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    KICKBALL RETURNS!!!!

    This Sunday at 3pm. Gulf Place Green.
     
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    Everyone come out and enjoy the beautiful afternoon. The kicking of balls is not required.:wave:
     
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    Hey Scarlet

    Will this be a regular Sunday thing?
     

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