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Dude and Dude: Unsprung

Quilly’s legion of fans will be happy to know that Quilly is having a grand time on her retreat. She should be back on deck tomorrow afternoon sometime (Sunday 14 March, Pacific Daylight Time) to catch up with your comments and blogs. Meanwhile, the Dudes have snuck out of their video game cave and are trying to hijack this site. If they can find Jack, that is. Or even get themselves out of bed …

“C’mon, dude, it’s morning already. We got stuff to do.”

“My pillow’s already stuffed, dude, and you can’t have it. How come I gotta be up at this hour? The sun ain’t yet.”

“The sun has sprung forward, dude. We gotta too.”

“Says who? Oh, d …mmmfmffm.”

“Watch your mouth, dude. Remember where we are.”

“Dude, it isn’t Daylight Saving Time time already, is it? Why can’t we go back to Hawai‘i, or someplace else sensible, where they save daylight all the time and don’t mess with the clocks?”

“Ours not to reason why, dude, ours just to smell the coffee.”

“I did that already, dude. I even drank some. Saved money on it, too, I’ll have you know. It ain’t helpin’.”

“Saved money on it?”

“Yeah. Said the caffeine was free.”

“The … caffeine … was … Dude, get out of that bed now, or I’ll give you a jolt. And I don’t mean the cola!”


    1. And therefore was contributed to the world by an editor, dawg? Dude thanks you for the support, but points out that either of the hours you name is more suitable for tattoo than reveille.

  1. Lol ! our time comes the first weekend of April. But one hour I don’t even realize. We just put all clocks one hour ahead and that’s it. It’s worse when you travel and you have to catch up 4 to 6 h !
    Mr. G. would kill me if I saved coffee ! As an Italian he drinks Espresso !
    .-= Gattina´s last blog .. =-.

    1. In America, Gattina, it’s all about how much you save. Never mind that the coffee looks and tastes like dishwasher effluent, so long as it was on sale. Of course, Your Friendly Neighborhood Amoeba thinks all coffee tastes like this …

  2. I say get used to it by sleeping as long as you need to – that is my coping mechanism! That, and teaching wee one how to work the TV remote and get herself a snack… yeah, I’m a bad mom sometimes. Surprisingly… I’m OK with that!!

    Hope you’re having a fabulous time!
    .-= Jenn@ You know… that blog?´s last blog ..6 Word Saturday =-.

    1. Well, Jenn, I could sleep in, I suppose, but the phone has a nasty habit of ringing and pulling you right off the mattress. Even if the call’s from a seller, it’s too late to crawl back …

  3. How ya been, Dudes?

    I can’t stand Daylight Savings Time. The only purpose it ever served for me was, that once a year I could go to work late and have a valid excuse for it. Since “retiring”, it’s useless to me and pretty irritating too. Good for Hawai’i for ignoring it, the rest of us should wise up too.

    Quilly, I hope you had a lovely wonderful weekend!

    1. “So answer the nice lady, already, dude!”

      “I c – c – c – can’t, dude!”

      “And why not?”

      “B – b – b’cause my t – t – t – teeth won’t stop ch – ch – chattering, dude! It’s c – c – cold here! Tell me again why we left Haw – w – w – w – w – wai‘i where the weather’s w – w – w – warm and they leave the clocks alone!”

      “You know the reasons same as I do.”

      “Name one.”

      “Y’can’t eat surf, dude!”

    1. Well, Polona, caffeine-free coffee does cost more to make. You don’t wish to know how they make it …

  4. Funny.

    I like having it light longer in the evenings, but the mornings are killers.

    My sister lives in a South American country on the equator and that country actually tried DST one year. Besides the fact that it was stupid for a country on the equator to do it, the people totally couldn’t understand the concept of the clock change.
    .-= Mocha with Linda´s last blog ..Please Pray =-.

    1. Mocha, have a look at a time-zone map of South America sometime. Makes you think that the various Latin American nations chose to figure out what time it is by throwing darts at a board.

      Prayers as requested. Your group has more intestinal fortitude than I can claim, even contemplating travel to the place you tactfully chose not to name.

    1. “Hey dude, y’think she’ll go surfin’ with us?”

      “You want to go with a teacher, dude? Quilly’s not enough for you?”

      “Quilly’s a surfer?? Who knew?”

      “Not you, dude, that’s for sure. But there’s something I know.”


      “Yeah, something. With you around, dude, that Melissa won’t be handin’ out none o’ those reward cards …”

    1. Uh huh, Thom. Tell us, have they closed the U of H and the public schools to balance the state budget yet?

  5. You could always move to Arizona. My dad never has to change his clocks… I just have to remember which season they fall into Pacific Time and which season is Mountain Time.
    Or are all seasons Miller Time? 😉
    .-= kcinnova´s last blog ..Random Dozen… PLINK! =-.

    1. Arizona and Indiana are America’s time zone confusion champions, Karen. Of course, with computers as all-pervasive as they are now, and able to sense where you are at any given moment, we could all be on local solar-noon time any day now …

      It’s never Miller time at Amoeba’s place. On the rare occasions that we indulge (too many “alcoholism” stories), only real beers need apply.

  6. It’s a good thing that we don’t have to change our time here. The little ones have enough problems to adjust with one time.

    It was great to meet the Dudes again, Amoeba. I hope all of you have a wonderful week.
    .-= Rosidah Abidin´s last blog ..Fun Kindergarten Trip =-.

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