Hello. It's Belinda.
My roommate knows how I feel about Daylight Saving Time. I am not a fan.
You can flip the clocks back and forth all you want. At the end of the day you have 24 hours. Numbers don't lie.
I've been in a mood all week. Because I know what's coming.
All of my meals will be an hour late or an hour early. Either way I'll be late for work.
So my roommate thought a "movie night" would take my mind off of things. Sounded good to me.
On Thursday night I carried some apple sticks to the living room. I placed them beside my TV rug and stretched out.
My roommate was fiddling with two remote controls. One for the TV and one for the stereo.
"You're going to love this, Belinda. It's 'The Wizard of Oz.'"
She had a little smile on her face. Like she was up to mischief.
The movie started and something was wrong with the sound. But instead of turning up the volume, my roommate pressed buttons on the stereo remote control.
She looked down at me.
"It's 'Dark Side of the Moon.' By Pink Floyd. The music goes along with the movie."
I didn't say anything but come on.
I wanted to watch "The Wizard of Oz" the normal way. With dialogue and so forth. So you could figure out who the crooks were.
Turned out it was about a girl named "Dorothy" who lives on a farm. Everything looks old-timey at the beginning of the movie.
Next thing you know, a tornado pulls the farmhouse into the air with Dorothy inside.
I don't want to give away any "spoilers." The house lands in a little town that is spiffed up with paint and flowers. Really a nice place in my opinion.
Everyone's friendly too. But the first chance Dorothy gets, she "hits the road."
You might wonder why she didn't settle down there. That's a mystery to me, mostly because of the sound. I can't read lips.
"Isn't this weird, Belinda?"
My roommate was having a ball singing along. Songs about time and money and breathing.
I found out later that every time people mention "The Wizard of Oz" to Pink Floyd, he says "nonsense." Meaning the way songs match up with the characters.
But I saw it with my own eyes. I hope Pink reads this blog.
And this brings me back to Daylight Saving Time.
Rabbits know you can't move the sun ahead an hour. It doesn't work that way.
If you want to check the time, look at the shadows. Not clocks.
And there is no dark side of the moon. As a matter of fact, it's all dark.
Spokesrabbit, Small Pet Select
Would you like to read more of Belinda's weekly blogs? See them all HERE.