No, it’s not daylight savings time — the correct term is daylight saving time — and it’s coming up this weekend. So pay attention.
At 2 a.m. on Sunday, most of the United States will spring forward an hour and the correct time will be 3 a.m. Spring forward is in the spring, of course, and fall back is when the clocks are readjusted backward by an hour in the autumn.
Fortunately for most people who live in the 21st century, this adjustment will take place automatically on smartphones, computers and tablets that have become the real timekeepers instead of watches and clocks.
But those of you still living with non-automated temporal devices on your wrists or shelves will have to manually upgrade the time to stay, well, au courant.
Yes, you will lose an hour of sleep because of the change. If that really matters to you, don’t write your representative in Congress.
The federal government doesn’t require the states to comply with daylight saving time, and indeed some states, such as Arizona (except for residents of the Navajo Indian Reservation), have spurned the practice.
Others who will not have to go through the anomaly in the temporal stream include Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam and the Northern Marianas Islands.