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Redefining Words

“Friends” are people who you can call in the middle of the night to pick you up at the airport because you don’t have the cash for a cab and the buses aren’t running.

“Friends” are people who will let you sleep at their place when you have a major disagreement with your “significant other”.

“Friends” drop by unannounced.

“Friends” will take care of your pets.

“Friends” will still talk to you after you have made a complete fool of yourself.

“Friends” accept you for who you are, and don’t expect you to change, even when they might wish you would.

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December 21, 2008   13 Comments

Happy Hanukkah!

Hanukkah in Hebrew

MenorahHappy Hanukkah to my Jewish friends.

One of the nice things about Hanukkah is that there are established “gifts”, so you don’t have to rack your brains about what to get: a card and gelt covers just about everyone.

General background at Wikipedia’s entry for Hanukkah and even more at Chabad’s Chanukah page.

[Note: on the Jewish calendar the day changes at sundown, not midnight.]

December 21, 2008   Comments Off on Happy Hanukkah!

Happy Solstice

At 6:04AM CST the winter solstice occurs marking the longest night of the year. If everyone has been good, the days start getting longer tomorrow. Locally, the sun will rise at 6:39AM and set at 4:50PM for a total of 10 hours and 10 minutes of daylight, but tomorrow will be a whole 2 seconds longer.

This also marks HogWatch, so don’t forget to put out the turnips.

December 21, 2008   6 Comments