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#1 Old 12-20-2009, 05:56 PM
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Winter in the northern hemisphere officially arrives on 21st December 2009. It is the day with the least amount of daylight. After that, the days will begin to get longer, although for those of you living in really cold climates, you probably won't notice for a long while.



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My Wiccan friend is leading a big ceremonial ritual this evening, involving walking a spiral or something... Solstices are cool.

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Another friend is hosting a huge Saturnalia tonight, with a great bonfire, and masked costumes.

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Yay!!!



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Having solstice dinner tonight. Which is basically Christmas dinner round one. Get in
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Also I was totally wishing you a happy solstice, you stole my thread
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Happy Winter Solstice to everyone!





Yes, Happy Winter to you! I'll try to remember to think of you poor things when I'm down on the beach in my swimming cozzie later on today, getting sand in places it's not supposed to be.

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yeah, I think I'm gonna go down to the beach and watch for whales... happy solstice everyone!

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And Happy Summer Solstice to our upside down friends
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And Happy Summer Solstice to our upside down friends



Sucks for them. Sure it's summer for them now, but it's all turning around, we'll be getting the long days and sunshine soon and they'll all be stuck in the dark getting cold and depressed.



I mean...



Happy Solstice!



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Sucks for them. Sure it's summer for them now, but it's all turning around, we'll be getting the long days and sunshine soon and they'll all be stuck in the dark getting cold and depressed.



I mean...



Happy Solstice!



Everyone!



LOL!



I actually prefer winter to summer though. I'll take the bruises from slipping on ice and the self-inflicted cold fingers because I haven't got the dexterity to smoke while wearing gloves over the heat and the wasps, THE WASPS!, anyday
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Yes, Happy Winter to you! I'll try to remember to think of you poor things when I'm down on the beach in my swimming cozzie later on today, getting sand in places it's not supposed to be.



bwuahahaha don't look at ME I live in LaLaLand. Our winters make everyone else cry in despair.

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My Wiccan friend is leading a big ceremonial ritual this evening, involving walking a spiral or something... Solstices are cool.



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Another friend is hosting a huge Saturnalia tonight, with a great bonfire, and masked costumes.



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yeah, I think I'm gonna go down to the beach and watch for whales... happy solstice everyone!



all sound like awesome fun.....happy winter solstice
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Happy Solstice to all.

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Having solstice dinner tonight. Which is basically Christmas dinner round one. Get in



Me too!



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While your celebrating Winter solstice today I'll be preparing to go up North to visit my folks in IL we will run into snow . We will arrive there sometime Tuesday and I am glad to get away.
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LOL!



I actually prefer winter to summer though. I'll take the bruises from slipping on ice and the self-inflicted cold fingers because I haven't got the dexterity to smoke while wearing gloves over the heat and the wasps, THE WASPS!, anyday



I'll take the heat and even the wasps.
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It's frigid and windy in NH today. I plan to attend a couple yoga classes after work (a hot one followed by a restorative one) then go home and light some candles to welcome back the sunshine... whenever we actually see it again...
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I'll take the heat and even the wasps.



It's strange, I never minded the heat when I was in Africa but in the UK I can't stand it. I think it's the humidity more than anything...



I will always take being cold over been hot. If you're cold then you can just put more clothes on or shove the heating on, but when it's hot you don't have many options apart from going swimming and the only pool around here is an indoor heated one so doesn't make any sense (remember in the UK, air-conditioned houses are extremely rare)
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Happy Solstice!

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I love the shortest day of the year. I love winter. The only reason I love the longest day of the year is because the days start getting shorter again.
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I love the shortest day of the year. I love winter. The only reason I love the longest day of the year is because the days start getting shorter again.



Everything Teresa just said, only exactly opposite!

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Yaay Winter Solstice!!!!

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bwuahahaha don't look at ME I live in LaLaLand. Our winters make everyone else cry in despair.





Yeh, where I live in Aus it's a very similar climate to LA. That's one of the reasons I felt at home in LalaLand. I could NEVER live in NY for that reason. Brrrr!





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Sucks for them. Sure it's summer for them now, but it's all turning around, we'll be getting the long days and sunshine soon and they'll all be stuck in the dark getting cold and depressed.







Not exactly.LOL. The Aussie winter is more like British Spring. But whatever, my comment was just meant to be a bit of lighthearted teasing, it wasn't done to provoke a "sucks to be you" mentality.

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It's strange, I never minded the heat when I was in Africa but in the UK I can't stand it. I think it's the humidity more than anything...



I will always take being cold over been hot. If you're cold then you can just put more clothes on or shove the heating on, but when it's hot you don't have many options apart from going swimming and the only pool around here is an indoor heated one so doesn't make any sense (remember in the UK, air-conditioned houses are extremely rare)



You can eat ice.
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Not exactly.LOL. The Aussie winter is more like British Spring. But whatever, my comment was just meant to be a bit of lighthearted teasing, it wasn't done to provoke a "sucks to be you" mentality.



Aw, I wasn't being serious, I was being drunk and silly
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