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    Solstice

    Happy Summer / Winter Solstice to you all BAUTers

    sunshine and clear dark skies wherever you are

    (to quote antoniseb...BAUT IS a great community... )

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    Half moon?

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    Quarter moon?

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    Moved from "Fun and Games" to "BABBling."

    If I've missed something, let me know, and I'll move it back.

    Meanwhile, a happy solstice to all. It's hot here today!
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    Waning Crescent.
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    Summer solstice, blue skies, kids at camp, 19th anniversary, Babbling instead of working (a guys gotta eat and chat sometime) - it doesn't get any better than this.

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    The first winter day will bring temps between 13 and 19 C down here. A very pleasant season. Low humidity (~35%) will make next days almost perfect for stargazing.

    Clear skies to you all.

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    We're having our party tomorrow. I find it's easier for people to keep track if I pick one day and stick to it, despite the wavering of the calendar. (Okay, it's also so I don't have to look it up when I'm doing my planning.) We're having milkshakes and watching MST3K episodes, and there will be birthday cake, too, because last Friday was my neighbor (and coreligionist)'s birthday.
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    I'll be celebrating saturday.

    We'll be having meat1 roasted over an open fire, with copious amounts of mead.

    1) either cow or horse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HenrikOlsen
    I'll be celebrating saturday.
    Our party is on Saturday also, mainly due to the rehearsal schedule.

    Quote Originally Posted by HenrikOlsen
    We'll be having meat1 roasted over an open fire, with copious amounts of mead.

    1) either cow or horse.
    Don't forget the ice cream.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tensor
    Don't forget the ice cream.
    It's not that kind of celebration, though there likely will be several kids there.
    Last edited by HenrikOlsen; 2006-Jun-22 at 03:33 AM.
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    I like the Solstice, but I think the Saturn Sky is better looking, and it has the same mechanical bits. In any case, I think I'll keep my Eclipse for another year or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToSeek
    Moved from "Fun and Games" to "BABBling."
    If I've missed something, let me know, and I'll move it back.
    Meanwhile, a happy solstice to all. It's hot here today!
    thanks ToSeek...happy days to you too...

    thought i WAS in "BABBling", obviously not...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gillianren
    We're having our party tomorrow. I find it's easier for people to keep track if I pick one day and stick to it, despite the wavering of the calendar. (Okay, it's also so I don't have to look it up when I'm doing my planning.) We're having milkshakes and watching MST3K episodes, and there will be birthday cake, too, because last Friday was my neighbor (and coreligionist)'s birthday.
    So what is a coreligionist? Sounds like someone who practice's the same religion as you, but that would seem too easy. Are there just the two of you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by farmerjumperdon
    So what is a coreligionist? Sounds like someone who practice's the same religion as you, but that would seem too easy. Are there just the two of you?
    Someone who practices the same religion as I, yes. While there aren't just two of us (both the people currently staying with me are Pagan as well), we aren't in so many words a coven, as that requires organization, and there really isn't such thing as a Pagan congregation in the way that there are congregations for people whose religion has buildings. Hence coreligionist. (Solstice is a religious holiday for neopagans.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gillianren
    . . . there really isn't such thing as a Pagan congregation in the way that there are congregations for people whose religion has buildings.
    Someone should start one. We should start one. I wonder what we would do?

    Sing, drink wine, prognosticate about the world's problems; you know, just like all the other congregations.

    Hallelujah!

    Brother Don

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gillianren
    (Solstice is a religious holiday for neopagans.)
    But you're casual about it's observance? So, more or less a social holiday? Kinda?

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    APOD marks the date.

    Our local pagans used to borrow a Unitarian church for some of their festivities.
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    Just remember that two Pagans do not have to have the same religion.

    Eg. Wicca and Asatru has very few things in common.
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    82 degrees. Sunny. Not bad, not bad at all.

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    So, this thread is not a game?

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    Games are next door

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    Quote Originally Posted by hhEb09'1
    Games are next door
    Thanks, hhEb09'1. Let the games begin!

    Why is your name so different?

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    Read it upside down and as a number.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HenrikOlsen
    Read it upside down and as a number.
    Doesn't do anything for me? Thanks for making me get on my chair to look upside down.

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    hhEb09'1
    1.609344

    Now you get to figure out what's special about the number.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HenrikOlsen
    hhEb09'1
    1.609344

    Now you get to figure out what's special about the number.
    Well, it's not pi.

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    I hear the square root of 69 as a joke, but this is not that.

    I don't know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hhEb09'1
    But you're casual about it's observance? So, more or less a social holiday? Kinda?
    More or less. If my parties were nothing but Pagans (they're not), or I were better focussed (I'm not), I might be a lot more careful about celebrating on the actual correct solstice/equinox. However, just as many other holidays aren't actually celebrated on the right day (I'm pretty sure we got Veteran's Day, for example, on the closest Friday), I go with the 21st of whatever month as close enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HenrikOlsen
    hhEb09'1
    1.609344

    Now you get to figure out what's special about the number.
    avogadro's number ? what is it number of molecules in a mole of something or other.. right right ???

    time to google


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