You've no doubt noticed it's staying darker later in the morning and getting darker earlier in the evening. Less daylight means that archaic ritual we call Daylight Saving Time is coming to an end.

2 a.m. this Sunday, November 3, we go back in time and 2 a.m. magically becomes 1 a.m. again resulting in the mythical “extra hour of sleep.” The end of DST also means our lives, schedules, and body chemistry will be completely disrupted for a few days following the change.

Sorry, I didn't mean to be such a buzzkill. Please enjoy the extra hour of partying on Saturday and the extra hour of beer and football on Sunday.

The time change is also a great reminder to replace the batteries in your smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors, and love toys. Okay, maybe not the last one -- but then again, I don't know you.