Happy Solstice Y'all....

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by mactastic, Jun 21, 2006.

  1. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    Summer is now officially here. Enjoy the season!
     
  2. dcv macrumors G3

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    Yes but it means the days are now getting shorter...
     
  3. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Winter is now officially here. Enjoy the season y'all.
     
  4. true777 macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks!
    June 21st is my favorite day of the year.

    I love it when the sun stays up forever...the gorgeous late sunset... and the feeling of still having the whole summer ahead of you.
     
  5. mactastic thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Oh, that's right... there's a southern hemisphere out there too!
    ;)
     
  6. Tanglewood macrumors 6502a

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    Go snowboarding for me.
     
  7. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Going skiing (I like to face where I'm going :p ) in August, not enough snow for a proper go yet.
     
  8. Queso macrumors G4

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    Well, just look on the bright side. Only four days till Christmas :D
     
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  10. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Christmas in July is a pretty big thing down here, roaring fires where it's cold enough to have a fire going, everyone rugs up, eats traditional Christmas Fare and because the function is usually paid for by work, they get absolutely maggot on free booze.
     
  11. Queso macrumors G4

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    I should have known. Any excuse to drink for you aussies, even if it means two Christmasses a year ;)
     
  12. Tanglewood macrumors 6502a

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    I've never been snow skiing though can't wait to go out on the lake/bay to go water skiing!
     
  13. iTwitch macrumors 6502a

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    Crank up the AC.
     

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  14. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Yep. Two Christmasses a year. You know it makes sense...

    It's really weird, it's been raining for about three days now, haven't seen this much rain in ages. Pity it's just going out to sea and not inland where we need it. It's no good when one of the larger inland towns has to seriously start considering recycling it's own urine to stop the town drying up. I'm serious, the dam that feeds them is down to 10%. The one that feeds Sydney (all 4.5 million of them) is down to 30something%. Things are really quite dire.

    But, so long as we start getting plenty of snow coming in soon I'll be as happy as a dog with two ummm, squeezy toys....
     
  15. w_parietti22 macrumors 68020

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    why is it always sunny the days before summer solstice and the days after??? :rolleyes:
     
  16. Boggle macrumors 6502

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    Headed off to the pool, right now. Thanks for the reminder. :) Unfortunately I have to work while I"m out there :(
     
  17. medea macrumors 68030

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    **** the Summer Solstice, I'm sweating my balls off at work and it's only going to get hotter. I can't wait to move NW.
     
  18. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Same to you!

    Though this is my least favorite time of year.. too hot here in the South.
     
  19. Chundles macrumors G4

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    I really dislike summer, especially last summer.

    New Year's Day was over 40°C (104°F) at 10am. We didn't get back down below 40°C until about 9pm when a cold southerly change came through. The next day had a maximum of 21°C (70°F) - crazy eh?

    Oh yeah, and I'm on the coast so the rest of summer was around 35°C (95°F) and humid as all hell. Many times during the long hot summer I checked the conditions at around 1am or 2am to find it still over 30°C (86°F) and about 85% humidity - you could see the haze around the street lights...

    Nothing like a Southerly Buster to cool everything down on a hot summer day.
     
  20. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    That sounds a lot like summers here in central NC.

    It's simply NOT RIGHT when it's 85F and 80% humidity at 7AM!
     
  21. mactastic thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I'm not sure if that's supposed to be a nice reply, or a curse at me... ;)

    In any case, it's a gorgeous day here although I'm spending a large chunk of it inside. I'm going to celebrate with some friends and family this evening.
     
  22. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    LOL! Was meant to be nice, but the more I think about 110F heat indexes.. :D
     
  23. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Yeah, especially when the humidity starts to drop and you think "ah that's better" and the next day it gets to 46°C (115°F) and you feel like you want to die. Can you imagine having a New Year's Day hangover and it's 45°C+ outside? I'm so glad I was working the night before, there were about 1 million people around Sydney Harbour for the fireworks that awoke to sore heads and scorching heat the next day.....ergh.
     

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