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Re: Celebrating the Winter Solstice
« Reply #120 on: December 14, 2014, 04:12:52 pm »
Guess what's only a week away!  8)
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Re: Celebrating the Winter Solstice
« Reply #121 on: December 14, 2014, 07:33:59 pm »
Yes, and one week plus one day from now is the holiday I invented last year -- Longerdays.

Here's how you celebrate Longerdays: Get together with loved ones. Put lights, candles, berries, evergreen trees and other decorations around your home, or perhaps in the front of your home. If it seems appropriate, exchange gifts or cards. Enjoy special tasty foods. Build fires. Relax.

This holiday peaks on Dec. 22, but it continues on a lower key until you come out of work at the end of the day and the sky is not dark.


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Re: Celebrating the Winter Solstice
« Reply #122 on: December 15, 2014, 02:28:59 am »
until you come out of work at the end of the day and the sky is not dark.


Oh yes. Don't you just hate it when it's pitch-black dark when you leave the house and as dark when you come home? :P
Longerdays can't come fast enough.

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Re: Celebrating the Winter Solstice
« Reply #123 on: December 15, 2014, 03:26:26 am »

Oh yes. Don't you just hate it when it's pitch-black dark when you leave the house and as dark when you come home? :P
Longerdays can't come fast enough.
???But it is several days since I saw the dark. This morning sun rose at 5.43am and will set at 9.26pm  ;D

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Re: Celebrating the Winter Solstice
« Reply #124 on: December 15, 2014, 10:58:58 am »

Oh yes. Don't you just hate it when it's pitch-black dark when you leave the house and as dark when you come home? :P
Longerdays can't come fast enough.

Funny thing. I don't so much mind it right now, at this time of year, but if you ask me again on December 26 I'll probably give you a different answer.  8)
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Re: Celebrating the Winter Solstice
« Reply #125 on: December 15, 2014, 12:25:15 pm »
???But it is several days since I saw the dark. This morning sun rose at 5.43am and will set at 9.26pm  ;D

Rub it in, why don't you?!  :P
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Re: Celebrating the Winter Solstice
« Reply #126 on: December 15, 2014, 05:08:48 pm »
I probably asked this before, but do you think of the solstice as marking the beginning of winter, or midwinter?
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Re: Celebrating the Winter Solstice
« Reply #127 on: December 15, 2014, 06:23:50 pm »
In the Southern Hemisphere or at least Australia and NZ, summer officially begins on December 1 and Winter June 1 but I think the Northern Hemisphere uses the solstices and the equinoxes as boundaries. However the hottest months down here are January and February and the coldest are July and August. Just as the hottest part of the day is about 2pm after the sun has begun to go down.

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Re: Celebrating the Winter Solstice
« Reply #128 on: December 15, 2014, 06:59:00 pm »


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: Celebrating the Winter Solstice
« Reply #129 on: December 15, 2014, 11:49:14 pm »
Quote from: brian link=topic=6898.
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???But it is several days since I saw the dark. This morning sun rose at 5.43am and will set at 9.26pm  ;D

Yeah? Let's talk again in late June.  ;D