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Thursday, 21 December 2017

Winter Solstice - Long Morn

Ugh. Winter is tough on me - I love the weather, it's downright balmy by Aaaaaadmontin standards... but I HATE the short days and endless nights. Lookit that - darn near quarter to nine and the rooster is still snoozing on his perch! Ya go to work in the dark, ya come home in the dark. The sun sets at 4:15 here today.

Winter Solstice is a big thing for me personally. While I am an outhouse Christian of sorts, I also like the idea of pagan blood sacrifices to the sun and would like nothing better than to dress up in a loin cloth, do the Oogah-Boogah round a volcanic campfire - and sacrifice our politicians to the old gods in hopes of currying their favour for a prosperous new year! HAR HAR HAR!!! HAR HAR HAR!!

But - this is life in the Great White North. And there's a plus side to everything. Back when my wife and I were kids, this long haired liberal f-knuckle accidentally produced one of the most endearing of Canadian songs. Today he's just another greasy, elderly hippy but he can still sing, oddly enough. Once you understand that Bruce Cockburn is just another liberal dancing monkey not to be taken seriously - you can truly enjoy his music. He is a product of Morontario, Tranna to be specific, where the asshole density is almost as high as it is in New York City, if ya catch my drift!

I hope your loved ones are close on this longest, if not the coldest night of the year.  :)


  1. I hate the short days as well, Glen. I've never met you, but I cringe at the thought of someone as wrinkly as myself running around in a loincloth!!!!

    I dealt with the endless nights when I was stationed in Kodiak while in the USCG. I remember the darkness literally EATING the light coming fro y headlights! 'Just something y'gotta deal with...

    What's that in the center of the dash? That looks like a ham radio frequency; Mhz...

    1. It's the date, Pete. I need it because I usually don't know what day it is and I am lucky if I remember what I ate for breakfast! :)

      Yup - you woulda had it even worse up at Kodiak... but the hunting up there is suppose to be awesome from what I've heard. There's a good side to everything! :)

  2. I want you to know that I could have easily finished out the day without the mental image of you dancing the 'oogah-boogah' in a loincloth.

    I too hate the short days of winter. Getting up in the dark, coming home in the dark, going to work in the dark - and it's cold outside. I much prefer the warmth of a tropical climate.