What did you do on Summer Solstice?

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  1. 63dot macrumors 603

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    Being the longest day, I stayed out until dark on backyard lawnchair and played guitar. Nothing wild, just enjoying what would be the longest daylight day of the year. In the Northern hemisphere this year, every day from now on will get shorter.

    I also used to use the after dinner hours to walk and skateboard around town since it was light out, walk the dog, and other activities. When it gets dark in a couple of months right after dinner, I will probably be in watching more tv and reading.

    How about you guys?
     
  2. tjsdaname macrumors 6502

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    didn't do a damn thing....

    it's been raining all day...
     
  3. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    I drank beer and ate chicken wings with friends.
     
  4. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    Huh, I thought it was unusually light at 9:30 PM. :p

    I went to the theater and watched "The Hangover".
     
  5. iVeBeenDrinkin' macrumors 65816

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    Went mountain biking, drank Guinness, and ate pad-thai. Now, none of your business!
     
  6. Mord macrumors G4

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    Nothing, if I'd remembered I would have done something :/

    Lame.
     
  7. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Slaughtered a few goats, did some dancing and collapsed after trying to build our own Stonehenge.
     
  8. CorvusCamenarum macrumors 65816

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    I called my dad (yesterday was also Father's Day), had a nice little chat with him, and spent the rest of the day lamenting the fact that it was consistently over 80º inside my house.
     
  9. yg17 macrumors G5

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    I spent the day worshipping the person who invented air conditioning.
     
  10. maflynn Moderator

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    It rained and I was dealing with a rare summer nor'easter so all I did was try to keep my kids entertained indoors
     
  11. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    So on the longest day of the year you sat in the dark? Awesome.


    I sat on a plane, squished in the center seat between two people, which was interesting considering it was me who busted ass to check in right away to ensure the best seating possible. :cool:
     
  12. yg17 macrumors G5

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    Southwest?

    Check in online 24 hours before your flight, you're almost guaranteed to be one of the first to board.
     
  13. Andrew D. macrumors 6502

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    I went to work and saved lives for about 8 hours while the weather here was utterly amazing. Yup.
     
  14. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    A similar story here, although our festivities were almost spoilt by a policeman nosing around the island looking for a missing girl.

    We didn't burn him, honest. :eek:
     
  15. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    It was Father's Day, and my dad wanted to see a movie. *shrug* ;)
     
  16. SpaceKitty macrumors 68040

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    I spent the day sleeping and playing with my iPhone. :)
     
  17. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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  19. benflick macrumors 68020

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    We drove to Alabama to pick up a '76 GMC motorhome that my dad bought. A father's day gift for himself. Plus I got some hours in for my temporary license. :cool:
     
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    Glad to hear that none of you had a better night than me. :p
     
  22. Rt&Dzine macrumors 6502a

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    Was I the only one?

    I went to a Summer Solstice party on the night of the 20th. But only about ten of us stayed past midnight. My crowd is not in our 20s anymore, that's for sure. :p
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  23. benflick macrumors 68020

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    Has anyone else noticed the misspelling in the thread title?
     
  24. creator2456 macrumors 68000

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    Spent the morning at a family father's day picnic and did dinner and a movie with the girlfriends father for his birthday.
     
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