Thursday, March 13, 2014

Breakfasts of Champions

Daylight Savings Time—setting the clock ahead an hour--has turned me into a Hobbit.  Every day this week, I’ve made like Bilbo Baggins and consumed a second breakfast at eleven a.m. Mind you, eleven a.m. is the new ten, so my hunger's a mystery. Does eating the first breakfast in full darkness not count?

While others complained about the lost hour of sleep last Sunday and the drive to work in total darkness Monday morning, I fantasized about afternoon snacks. Hey, anyone who eats breakfast before noon is hungry again by three.

Don’t worry; I haven’t lost perspective. I know my peckishness, unlike true hunger, is a trifle—a first-world and Middle-earth problem.

How about you? Are you a friend or foe of Daylight Savings Time? Where do you stand on second breakfasts?


Jennette Marie Powell said...

I think we should abolish time change. I am having a harder time even than usual getting up in the morning! But I am all for second breakfasts, if one is hungry!

Lark Howard said...

I hate the "spring forward" but am okay with "fall back." I do like staying light later--I feel like I have a life away from my office when I'm motivated to do things because of the daylight in the evenings. Getting up has been especially hard this year because I have 2 puppies that need to play in the mornings before I go to work--which means getting up at 5:30 rather than the pre-puppy time of 6:20.

As for eating...when you eat breakfast at 6:00 a.m., a second at 10:30 is almost necessary. Then there's lunch at 1:00, tea at 4:00, dinner at 7:00...OMG, I'm a Hobbit!

Patricia Rickrode w/a Jansen Schmidt said...

I like daylight savings time. I don't like to drive home in the dark.

And i love the idea of a second breakfast, daylight savings time or not. I may have to start incorporating that into my schedule.

I don't know if they have Dennys where you're at in Texas, but here in California they have a whole Hobbit menu now. It's cool. Lots of fun "middle earth" stuff to eat. (It's a lot like 21st century food.)

Thanks for the fun movie clip.

Patricia Rickrode
w/a Jansen Schmidt

Pat O'Dea Rosen said...

Hi, Jennette,
I hate the darkness in the morning, too, but Lark and Patricia make good points about the evening brightness. Apparently we're doomed to travel to work in the darkness one way, and DST picks morning for us.

Second breakfast! I'm a believer.

Pat O'Dea Rosen said...

Yes, you're a Hobbit, Lark, but you're one with PUPPIES!!! PUPPIES!!! You're so lucky.

Pat O'Dea Rosen said...

Hi, Patricia,
There's a Denny's less than three miles from me, and I've never been there. Now that I know there's a Hobbit menu, I'll go.

I'm glad it's light when you drive home from work, Patricia because, you know, I worry.

Second breakfast rules!

Coleen Patrick said...

My hunger is more about second lunch or second dinner. Slow to warm up I guess. Like me and this whole time change business. :)

Pat O'Dea Rosen said...

Ooh, I could go for a second lunch. At my house, dinner's at seven or seven-thirty, so I can't fit in a second unless I give up dessert. Not going to happen.

The time change is tough on our systems. Hang in there, Coleen.

Liz Flaherty said...

I hate time change. I don't care which one we stay with, as long as we stay. And, yes, there have been numerous extra meals. I was blaming gluttony, but DST is better. :-)

Anonymous said...

Hi Pat,

First, you'll be happy to know that my faith in humanity has been restored since my gloves turned up in the Lost & Found at NYU the other night. Of course they pratically stripped-searched me before releasing them but I'm proudly wearing them again. No longer under a threat to have them sewn to my jacket any more too.

I hate DST too - my body just doesn't like losing that hour sleep. There are two things I love to do in life - one is sleep and the other is eat. I don't eat breakfast (which I have to eat) until 11:00 a.m., lunch is usually at 3:00 p.m. and dinner at 9:00 p.m. My only desert vice is I like a cup of hot cocoa before I go to bed w/a little bit of "light" whipped cream - you know, Redi-lite or something like that. And I'm on a diet too. Sigh.

Can't picture you eating 2 breakfasts though - but I guess we just eat when we are hungry and maybe you need the energy. Or maybe, like myself, you just love eating. How to do you feel about sleeping?

- Patrick

Pat O'Dea Rosen said...

Hi, Liz,
I can always find a time, weather, or seasonal reason for an extra meal or two. Today's St. Patrick's Day, so that calls for a drink and who drinks on an empty stomach? See what I mean?

Pat O'Dea Rosen said...

Hi, Patrick,
Isn't it nice to know someone took the extra five or fifteen minutes to take your gloves to the Lost and Found and turn them in? The kindness of strangers keeps us going.

This week, I'm back to one breakfast a day. Who knows how long that will last?

I like your hot cocoa routine. It's just enough chocolate and sugar to satisfy a craving for sweets, but not enough to damage the system.

After a certain age, we're all on diets, Hobbits included. I'm sighing along with you.