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omshanti Donating Member (851 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-01-03 04:20 PM
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ARGH!! Why does it get dark so early?
Edited on Mon Dec-01-03 04:24 PM by omshanti
It's depressing. I HATE the winter!
:(

Well, only 21 more days till the solstice, right?

(edited to clarify that I was asking a hypothetical question, rather than seeking the scientific reason of why the days get shorter.)
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wryter2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-01-03 04:22 PM
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1. I know what you mean
I weep when I have to put my hammock away every year. Only a couple of weeks more and we can start to see the days get longer.
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ProfessorGAC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-01-03 04:23 PM
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2. Just To Piss YOU Off!
It could stay light, but "it" just knows you hate it. Bummer, huh?
The Professor
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omshanti Donating Member (851 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-01-03 04:24 PM
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3. YEAH. "IT" is out to get me!!!
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omshanti Donating Member (851 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-01-03 04:24 PM
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4. YEAH. "IT" is out to get me!!!
Edited on Mon Dec-01-03 04:25 PM by omshanti
edit -- see!! I only hit "post" once, but "IT" made me post twice!
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ProfessorGAC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-01-03 04:26 PM
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6. LOL!
The Professor
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everythingsxen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-01-03 04:25 PM
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5. Weak mortal!
Edited on Mon Dec-01-03 04:28 PM by everythingsxen
Embrace the darkness! It is your cruel mistress/master; bow down before the darkness!!! BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

*ahem*

I like the darkness. :evilgrin:

On Edit: See how cruel the dark is? It made me make a typo.. a typo of all things!
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Nikia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-01-03 04:27 PM
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7. I hate the short days too
I get tired earlier. I think it makes me a little sad too. I like light. Why does it have to be light mostly when I am work too?
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VOX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-01-03 04:31 PM
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8. Right there with you. Don't like the short days...
You start wanting to go home from work around 4:00 p.m., but are obliged to sit around the office after nightfall.

Much prefer the longer days of spring and summer -- when you leave work, you still feel like you've got some of your daily life left!

Here's to longer days after the 22nd!

:toast::
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Zomby Woof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-01-03 05:07 PM
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9. I used to live way up north
I am waaaay better off down south, where the sun shines a lot more in the winter. I don't miss the depressing dark days of winter in the northwest. It's not good for your mental health, I can verify.
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TXlib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-01-03 05:10 PM
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10. It gets dark early because
the Earth's axis is not perpendicular to its orbital plane.

Oh, you didn't want a literal answer, did you?
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-01-03 05:20 PM
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11. Because Australia grabs summer from us
every year. Damned Aussies and Kiwis! :P
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-01-03 05:24 PM
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12. Ah...well...the sun goes down,
the tide goes out,
people gather round and they all begin to shout.
Hey Hey, Uncle Judd,
it's a treat to beat your feet on the Mississippi mud.

Sorry, I got distracted.
;-)
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