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Re: How are you spending the summer solstice?
« Reply #220 on: May 31, 2023, 08:09:36 am »
In three weeks it will be Midsummer Day--I mean the Summer Solstice.

The year will be half over already.

This year the approach of the solstice is giving me a feeling that--I don't know--I guess I could use the old-fashioned word melancholy.

I'm not sure why. There is probably more than one reason.  ???

I'm certain it has something to do with the days beginning gradually to be shorter.  :(
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Re: How are you spending the summer solstice?
« Reply #221 on: May 31, 2023, 09:55:48 am »
Thanks for the heads-up. I think there's a movie called Midsommer, I'll look for it. Or we could watch "Midsommer Murders."

Although my first thought was, "It's only May and yet the Shorter Days Moaning has started already."

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Re: How are you spending the summer solstice?
« Reply #222 on: May 31, 2023, 11:48:30 am »
Thanks for the heads-up. I think there's a movie called Midsommer, I'll look for it. Or we could watch "Midsommer Murders."

Although my first thought was, "It's only May and yet the Shorter Days Moaning has started already."

I started my own personal Shorter Days Moaning last night.  :laugh:  And ahem, it will be June tomorrow and the solstice is just three weeks away.

My son took a date to Midsommer and regretted it during the very first scene and beyond. Apparently it's pretty creepy.


This year the approach of the solstice is giving me a feeling that--I don't know--I guess I could use the old-fashioned word melancholy.

Meanwhile, there's another movie called Melancholy. It's not particularly creepy -- although it's about humans on earth awaiting their imminent destruction by an asteroid, so not exactly cheerful -- but the director, Lars von Trier has done some of the most creepy movies out there. I mean, I haven't seen them so maybe I shouldn't talk, but what I've read about them makes them sound so creepy I've vowed not to see them.



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Re: How are you spending the summer solstice?
« Reply #223 on: May 31, 2023, 03:23:25 pm »
There's some time before the shorter days start....I know, I'm counting.  ;D


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Re: How are you spending the summer solstice?
« Reply #224 on: May 31, 2023, 03:52:04 pm »
There's some time before the shorter days start....I know, I'm counting.  ;D

You're just weird. Go back in your coffin. We'll wake you in October.  ;D  :-*
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Re: How are you spending the summer solstice?
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Re: How are you spending the summer solstice?
« Reply #226 on: May 31, 2023, 07:49:34 pm »


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

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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: How are you spending the summer solstice?
« Reply #228 on: June 21, 2023, 08:02:56 am »
Today is the summer solstice.

Friday we lose an hour a minute of daylight.

Somebody go bang on the lid of Chuck's coffin. ...

Edit to Add: Idiotic mistyping fixed thanks to Katherine.
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Re: How are you spending the summer solstice?
« Reply #229 on: June 21, 2023, 10:12:38 am »
Yes, but we gain an hour of delightful nighttime! You see, the wonderful thing is, there are always 24 hours in a day, some of them light, and some of them dark. I feel a it like Gandalf right now.  ::)
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