Note: we in the United States changed our clocks this past Sunday but the UK doesn't spring forward into British Summer Time until March 30 - until then, we're only 4 hours apart!
Back in the days when I was young and reckless - otherwise known as my senior year of college, when I was 21 in Manhattan and pining masochistically for someone in London - I realized something magical and dangerous about the time difference between EST and GMT: the later I stayed out partying, the more acceptable it would be to call my ex.
I don't just mean that I could convince myself that it was a good idea to call him after however many drinks, though that didn't help the situation, but that 4am in New York was 9am in England and that's a totally reasonable hour for the phone to ring!
(After I explained this logic to my friends, they made sure to confiscate both my phone and my laptop before nights out so that I couldn't call, text, or Skype the boy in question. I had wonderfully supportive friends in college, don't you think?)
I'm sure that Jon's grateful to have missed those days, but we do still struggle with finding the best time to speak given our respective schedules and the five-hour time difference. Thank goodness xkcd made this handy chart to help everyone who has friends and family scattered across the world!