Get ready to fall behind next weekend, as Daylight Saving Time is scheduled to give way to Standard Time in the witching hours soon after Halloween night ends  -- at 2 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 1.

If you're like me and expect to be sound asleep at 2 o'clock, set your clocks back one hour at bedtime to avoid confusion in the morning.

You know you should put that extra hour to good use by getting up bright and early to rake leaves, but who are we kidding? More than likely we'll be using it to recuperate from the inevitable costume party.

Arizona and Hawaii are the only states that don't observe DST, presumably because they have enough daylight without it. The rest of us will begin waking up in the dark, and coming home from work in the dark, too, as there's more than the clock at play: Days are shorten in winter, too. That might seem like a double whammy, but it is Standard Time, after all, which is natural, unlike DST, which I prefer but nonetheless is an altered realtiy.

 

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