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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #16650 on: July 31, 2020, 04:27:48 pm »
Hiya BetterMost friends.




TGIF to you all!   *looks at clock*  just a few minutes left to the work day, and then I can shut down for the weekend.  ;D

We got word today that we will no longer be reporting to work in September as originally planned, but rather waiting until January of 2021.

No major plans for the weekend, so I can just chill out, which is always good.  This evening is grocery pick up time, so I'll have to make sure I have my mask handy.

I was going to say "remembering Rich today", but I remember him daily.


Just passed 8:15, and the sun is going down.  ;D  Nice to see the darkness coming back to night time.  :)

I find it horrible! Well, I don't mind the sun rising later in the morning and not shining in my eyes at 5 a.m. But I get depressed as I see the sun setting noticeably earlier. I used to be able to sit out on the patio reading until 10 and now it's more like 9.

I'm with you there, I think hunnerd percent.

Make that three of us! I also noticed it's already halfway dark at 9:30PM and I hate it!  :laugh:

Our other holiday's evil twin: Shorterdays.  :-\


I like it when it gets darker.  LOL   I think that perhaps I shouldn't have been raised in the Catholic religion, but rather the Wiccan religion.

I enjoy marking the time through the year, and the Wiccan religion has all of its holidays on what I call 'seasonal marks'.



Yule: Celebrated at the Winter Solstice, Yule is the celebration of the Goddess giving birth to the God.

Imbolc: Celebrated on February 2, it is the time when the first plantings of spring crops occur. It is also considered to be a time of spiritual cleansing and renewal of vows.

Ostara: Celebrated at the Spring Equinox in March, this sabbat represents a new beginning partly because it marks the beginning of longer days and shorter nights. It also marks the union of the God and Goddess and therefore symbolizes fertility.

Beltane: Celebrated on May 1, it represents the end of the planting season and the beginning of harvesting. It also represents fertility, as the celebration often involves loosened rules for fidelity.

Litha: Celebrated at the Summer Solstice, this sabbat represents the peak of the God's strength. It may involve lighting large bonfires to ward off evil spirits.

Lughnasadh: Celebrated on August 1, this is a time when the Goddess turns over control to the God. It is a time of feasts and craft festivals.

Mabon: Celebrated at the Autumn Equinox, Mabon represents the balance between light and dark, as it is the day that nights start becoming longer than days. It is officially the Pagan day of Thanksgiving.

Samhain: Celebrated on Halloween, Samhain means the end of summer and the beginning of winter. On this night, the dead are said to be able to communicate with the living in order to be with and celebrate with their families.


Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
'Voulez-vous, will you kiss my dick?'
Will you play my record? One-track mind!

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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #16651 on: August 01, 2020, 06:59:55 pm »
Hmm ... interesting that this pagan post appeared on page ... 1666!! Dah dah daaahhhhh ...  :o



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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #16652 on: August 01, 2020, 09:19:02 pm »
Hmm ... interesting that this pagan post appeared on page ... 1666!! Dah dah daaahhhhh ...  :o

Does this mean this blog has slipped into ... The Twilight Zone?
"It is required of every man that the spirit within him should walk abroad among his fellow-men, and travel far and wide."--Charles Dickens.

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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #16653 on: August 02, 2020, 10:27:23 am »
Does this mean this blog has slipped into ... The Twilight Zone?

You're traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination. That's the signpost up ahead - your next stop, Chuck's Wiccan holidays ....!


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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #16654 on: August 02, 2020, 06:18:15 pm »
Hiya BetterMost friends.




Weekends pass too quickly!

LOL

Sunday evening here, and the laundry is done, dinner has been prepared, and the bed is made.  ;D  Now I can relax for the rest of the day.

Hmm ... interesting that this pagan post appeared on page ... 1666!! Dah dah daaahhhhh ...  :o




Does this mean this blog has slipped into ... The Twilight Zone?




You're traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination. That's the signpost up ahead - your next stop, Chuck's Wiccan holidays ....!



Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
'Voulez-vous, will you kiss my dick?'
Will you play my record? One-track mind!

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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #16655 on: August 02, 2020, 07:44:02 pm »

I like it when it gets darker.  LOL   I think that perhaps I shouldn't have been raised in the Catholic religion, but rather the Wiccan religion.

I enjoy marking the time through the year, and the Wiccan religion has all of its holidays on what I call 'seasonal marks'.
...

Lughnasadh: Celebrated on August 1, this is a time when the Goddess turns over control to the God. It is a time of feasts and craft festivals.

I'm with you, Chuck. I enjoy the darker mornings when I can sleep in until, 6:30 am or so! And the evenings are so much nicer without the sun blaring down until halfway into the night! I am a closet Wiccan too. I am a Scot, after all!
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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #16656 on: August 02, 2020, 11:53:46 pm »
Lughnasadh: Celebrated on August 1, this is a time when the Goddess turns over control to the God. It is a time of feasts and craft festivals.

I guess we all sorta missed that one, didn't we?
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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #16657 on: August 03, 2020, 10:46:12 am »
I'm with you, Chuck. I enjoy the darker mornings when I can sleep in until, 6:30 am or so! And the evenings are so much nicer without the sun blaring down until halfway into the night! I am a closet Wiccan too. I am a Scot, after all!

Interesting -- Scotland currently has earlier sunrises and later sunsets than places the rest of us live, except of course Sonja. I got curious, so I searched sunrise sunset times in Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Denver, New Jersey, Stockholm, Berlin and Munich (sorry, Chrissi, I'm never clear on where you live in Germany relative to big cities), Glasgow and Edinburgh.

The sun sets and rises at most cities in the United States at roughly the same time, give or take 20-30 minutes. Denver and Philadelphia are only one minute apart. The eastern U.S. cities are, as you would expect, roughly the same in terms of overall daylight, though of course the actual times vary not just because of latitude differences but because of where in the time zone the city is located. The sun rises at about the same time in Denver and Minneapolis, but it sets later in Denver, for some reason.

Glasgow and Edinburgh are outliers -- the sun rises half an hour earlier and sets 45 minutes later than in Minneapolis. Here I thought I was going to have to move to Denver, but I guess now it's Edinburgh -- when they'll let me in. And of course Stockholm has even longer days -- in summer.

I'd have to return here for winters -- on Dec. 21, Edinburgh's sunset is at 3:40 p.m and Stockholm's at 2:48!  :o

I didn't realize, until someone pointed it out to me a couple of years ago, that most of Europe is at a higher latitude than the United States but has mostly warmer winters because of ocean currents rather than distance from the sun.



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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #16658 on: August 03, 2020, 10:47:06 am »
Oops! I just realized I forgot to check New Zealand. But that would really confuse me.



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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #16659 on: August 03, 2020, 10:51:50 am »
One of the reasons this is a big deal to me is that I have Seasonal Affective Disorder. I first noticed in college that I got depressed in winter. To the extent I connected it with the season, I assumed it had to do with cold. Nobody was talking about SAD back then.

Then I moved to New Orleans and never even thought about it or noticed it. Again, I might have thought the nice winter temperatures were the reason the depression wasn't hitting me. But by the time I came back to Minnesota, SAD was a pretty familiar concept and I realized that was probably a factor. I noticed if I went outside in early afternoon on a really sunny day I'd immediately feel better, even if it was cold and I was inside my car (under the moon roof).