Monday, December 21, 2009

Winter Light

Yes, it is closing in on the end of my current employment, and yes I have a new opportunity on the next horizon.

Yes, Becky will be coming to visit (allegedly) on the 26th of this month (possibly Morty and George too!).

Yes, people around the globe will be celebrating the birth of baby jebus or the arrival of Santy Claus.....or both, as somehow they can't really separate one from the other, even though they shouldn't be related.

I particularly chuckled at the Big Bang Theory (don't laugh, it's a funny funny show) when the head nerd guy described the holiday:

December 25th, 1642. Julian calendar. Sir Issac Newton is born. Jesus, however, was actually born in the summer. His birthday was moved to coincide with the traditional pagan holiday that celebrates the winter solstice with lit fires and slaughtered guts.

You have to see it done in complete deadpan, of course. ...and no, I didn't memorize it or anything....I looked for the exact quote on-line, thank you.

But none of these are the highlight of the week. I mean, I can and will tie in part of the quote of the winter solstice - which is today at 17:47 (that's 5:47 pm).....Greenwich Mean Time, of course.

It is the shortest day of the year. Well, I mean, they're all pretty much 24 hours and such, but it is the least amount of daylight during the year - which means the days will start getting longer. Unfortunately, they will not start getting warmer, but I'll take what I can get.

I am very much like my father in pointing this out, I might add. But I've stopped fighting fate, to a degree, that I am and will turn out like him.

Song by: Linda Ronstadt


tornwordo said...

Tis a great show. And it's the shortest day (least amount of daylight) of the year in the Northern hemisphere. Since we're being pedantic and all.

Larry Ohio said...

Why so defensive about Big Bang Theory? That shit is funny! It's my third favorite show behind Glee and Ugly Betty.

That pic is perfect.

Birdie said...

I need the sun. While I await its return, every winter I go home to Florida to get a major dose.

I look and sound more and more like my mother—much to one sister's chagrin. But it's not a bad thing; my mom is pretty amazing. Look for the good things about your dad and own it!

Blobby said...

Why so defensive, Larry?

b/c I have some SNOBBY friends. Don't I, Jon?

rebecca said...

Not that there's anything to link to...