Monday, September 13, 2010

Me, My Shop & Daylight Savings Time: #Back2Blogging My First Post

Random Bits of Writing
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Hey everyone,
So, first a little about myself. I'm a designer & a writer. I say this, not because I do these things professionally but, because these are things that I love to do & couldn't stop myself from doing, if I wanted to (& I don't). I have my own shop samsstuff (two now, there's also an Arfire studio, also samsstuff),where I share the things that I make, in the hope that, one day, this will be my full time job!
I can also be found on flickr (all kinds of photos, not just things I've made, please take a look), twitter, *mycraft, *ravellry & *craftstylish, all as samsstuff. 
One of the first things that I wanted to talk about, since we just went through our annual torture, is Daylight Savings Time. Do we really still need to go through this twice a year? We have "modern" lights & electricity. What function does this practivce now serve? Most of us do not live outside (& if we did, we'd probably rise & go to sleep with the sun, so we wouldn't need a system anyway) so why do we need to go through some torturous, antiquated ritual? It really defies logic. We work & go to school at all hours of the day & no longer function only during daylight, plus we have lights & electricity to see & function when it's nighttime. So, my thought is that we should abolish Daylight Savings in all states (some states have already done this, like Arizona). What do you think? Sorry for the rant, I go through this every year, particularly in the spring. We have to force our bodies to adjust & really, for what?
Winter is definitely still here, in the Northwest! Yesterday we had snow again & expect freezing temperatures for the rest of the week. The day before, it was rain, snow, hail & sun, randomly dispersed throughout the day! When will it end. I'm so ready for this to be over!
I have been working on several new projects for my shop & will be posting them, I'm hoping daily (this was pretty ambitious, for me & virtually impossible to do, while still working a day job. Oh well, you live & learn). Stop by the shop & have a look around!
 I have also been adding vintage items (some of them handmade, by my grandmother!). Multiple item shipping has been reduced!

That's it for now. Stop by the shop, let me know what you think about Daylight Savings (& winter) & take care!


* Update: I still have MyCraft, CraftStylish & Ravellry accounts under samsstuff, these accounts are not used as often as I'd like. I write articles for Handmade Spark. Stop by, have a look  at the articles& visit my mini site. Check out my FaceBook fan pages for the Etsy shop (one of a kind & vintage jewelry, accessories & clothing) & the ArtFire studio (one of a kind & vintage household items, art & photography) Take a look at the sidebar for some of the other sites where you can find me :)

This has been day one of the "Back2Blogging" challenge for SITS, sponsored by: Standards of Excellence, Westar Kitchen & Bath & Florida Builder Appliances.  Here's a link to the original post, from 3/09, if you want to see the changes:

Thanks for reading! I hope you enjoyed this 'blast from the past' with extras...SAM


designed to a T said...

Hey Sam, we have Daylight Saving over here in AUS also. I think ours starts sometime next month. Can never really remember, they remind you on news broadcasts anyway.

I don't mind it, now that I live in Sydney, New South Wales, but I originally come from Bundaberg in Queensland (QLD). When I was younger (a lot younger), we had Daylight Saving in QLD, but it didn't last long. That state voted it out. They said the curtains faded and the cows didn't know when to come home. Yeah right!!

Anyway, I suppose it depends on where you are for Daylight Saving to work or not. For me it's a bit of hit and miss. My 2 sons still live in QLD, so I have to remind them we are an hour later than them. It's good travelling back there though, because I gain an hour. I can leave Sydney airport at say 9am and be in Brisbane airport around the same time!!

I know what time of the year it is anyway by how much daylight (or not) I have on the train trip home across Sydney.

Stop by and visit sometime. I have a Fabric Stash linky happening at the moment.

Would love to hear from you if your have time.

BTW - I saw your list of stations. Try one of our national ones over here in AUS. You can stream it live on the web...Triple J


Rene W. said...

Yes, you are a designer, indeed! What lovely creations!! THanks so much for stopping by my blog - it's taken me a while to make my rounds, but I'm so glad to have followed you back here :)