zaterdag 28 maart 2009

Time switch

Tomorrow at 2.00 A.M. the clock goes one hour forward. As of then Holland is back into the 'summer time zone'. One hour seems to be a relative short shift in time. But in fact it's been proven that the switch has a huge impact on human's daily rhythm of life. Feels kind of like having a jetlag. Without going anywhere. One evening you go to bed at 11.00 P.M. The next morning you wake up and someone in the far past decided that from this day on, year after year after year, it will be one hour later then the day before.
The shift into the summer time zone at this point in the year means: it's getting light later in the morning and it's getting dark later in the evening. The further we get towards Autumn the less impact the time switch will have. So what do we do around that time of the year? At the end of the Autumn we just switch time again. The clock goes one hour back. Again we have longer light in the evening etc. etc.

Advantage for me in this all: due to the switch it will be possible to windsurf again after working hours upcoming 7 months. Big cheer for the guy who invented this time switch. Hurray, hurray, hurray!

zaterdag 14 maart 2009


Just recently Ruben ‘Bang’ Petrisie announced the release of his new track titled ARU-91.
The clue is in the name as this track is in fact a dedication to the 2008 Freestyle World Champion, Sarah-Quita Offringa.
For those who don't know: Sarah-Quita is sailing with sailnumber ARU-91. The letters ARU stand for Aruba, Sarah-Quita's homeground.
Petrisie saw Offringa as the logical choice for his dedication track, following Offringa’s outright dominance in the 2008 PWA freestyle season.
To lisen to Ruben's music check out his myspace page.