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Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Solstice Tip of the Day

Ahh, its here. My least favorite day of the year.
Today is the day that is super short,
the shortest day of the year, and what's that I hear?
Oh, it is also the first day of winter
The only thing that would make today worse is if I had a splinter.

Or maybe a paper cut, but I diverse.
I'm not good a rhyming, can I come up with another verse?

Keep your chin up, I say to myself.
At least last friday I saw the movie Elf.
And days will only get longer from here.
But say it isn't so.
It's 19 degrees and no chance of snow.

Here's to another freezing cold season,
Soon it will be Christmas, don't forget the reason!

10 Comments:

Blogger Amanda said...

Pete, I totally agree about short days. I am a big fan of the sun and warmness.
But look at the bright/dark side...the short days are good if you fast from sun up to sun down.

21 December, 2005 10:21

 
Blogger JCo said...

Way to find the bright side of things Amanda! And tomorrow it will be brighter longer! Yeah!

21 December, 2005 10:58

 
Anonymous Andy said...

Little known fact: The earliest the sun sets in the winter is on December 6th, with a sunset (in Lexington) at 5:18pm.

The latest it rises in the winter is on Jan 6th, at roughly 7:55am (in Lexington).

Halfway between those two days is the shortest day of the year - today (obviously).

Every 20 miles you travel east or west adjusts those times by about a minute. (The sun comes up about 4 minutes later in Louisville, for example.)

21 December, 2005 15:17

 
Blogger The Keiser said...

Go ahead, roll your eyes; here comes the stereotypical Matt-likes-winter comment. Yes, yesterday was the first day of winter, and to be honest, I forgot until I read this tip on Thursday morning. I am, however, proud to say that my brothers, some friends, and I unwittingly celebrated the changing of the season by building a campfire and sleeping outside. As is typical when I sleep outside, it wasn't very restful, but it was warm, even in 17 degree temperatures. Bring on the cold! Happy winter! And Merry Christmas!

22 December, 2005 09:51

 
Blogger Jay said...

Matt, yes. You and your brothers are crazy :-)

22 December, 2005 12:49

 
Blogger Stephanie said...

I second what Jay said. :-)

22 December, 2005 13:58

 
Blogger Amanda said...

Yesterday, I was going to brag that I experience two shortest days cause I spent part of the summer in the Southern hemisphere. But after some checking, I was a month off. I did experience two winters, but just one solstice.

Matt, good call on sleeping outside last night. It was amazing here in KY. I thought about it and I don't really like winter. I did bundle up and laid out there for a little while (ok, probably less than 15 minutes). The sky was clear and the stars were incredible though, so I think it's cool that you did.

22 December, 2005 14:16

 
Anonymous Andy said...

Actually, Amanda, since there is a summer solstice as well, you did have two ;)


Not that you're going to read back this far to see that or anything...

02 January, 2006 19:14

 
Blogger Amanda said...

Andy, I did read this far back...much later - good to know...thanks

09 October, 2006 14:08

 
Blogger Pete said...

Now who was saying they have a hard time finding how to waste their time online?

10 October, 2006 15:25

 

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