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Re: Season's Greetings......
« Reply #30 on: December 22, 2011, 10:43:37 AM »
Down here at 19⁰ north lattitude the sunset is at around 5:45 for winter solstice and 7:10 for the summer solstice (we don't do daylight savings time here).  That's at sea level.  You can gain a few extra minutes by heading up to the summits of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea.  They are almost 14,000 feet high.



According to the Mayan calendar we have started our last orbit.   :o

Where I grew up summer solstice is a 15h 33m day compared to a 8h 50m day on winter solstice.
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Re: Season's Greetings......
« Reply #31 on: December 22, 2011, 10:47:02 AM »
Down here at 19⁰ north lattitude the sunset is at around 5:45 for winter solstice and 7:10 for the summer solstice (we don't do daylight savings time here).  That's at sea level.  You can gain a few extra minutes by heading up to the summits of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea.  They are almost 14,000 feet high.  (thats 4267m for you metric types)

According to the Mayan calendar we have started our last orbit.   :o

The Mayan calendar ends in 2012.  Our calendar ends on January December 31 (every year).   That was a massive brain fart.  :( 
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Re: Season's Greetings......
« Reply #32 on: December 22, 2011, 12:42:18 PM »
Down here at 19⁰ north lattitude the sunset is at around 5:45 for winter solstice and 7:10 for the summer solstice (we don't do daylight savings time here).  That's at sea level.  You can gain a few extra minutes by heading up to the summits of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea.  They are almost 14,000 feet high.  (thats 4267m for you metric types)

According to the Mayan calendar we have started our last orbit.   :o

The Mayan calendar ends in 2012.  Our calendar ends on January December 31 (every year).   That was a massive brain fart.  :( 

According to the Mayans we have started out last orbit of this cycle.  The next cycle starts in 2013.  I'm not really too concerned about the world ending on 12/21/12.  My youngest brother, on the other hand, is a bit more worried about that date.  He turns 40 that day.  ;D

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Re: Season's Greetings......
« Reply #33 on: December 22, 2011, 03:39:20 PM »
We've made it around the bend.  The days are getting longer again.  I feel better already!

Ho Ho Ho!
Can one even notice the change in the days length there?  Just asking, never been that far south.
Today we're getting maybe 8.5 hours of daylight.  Maybe.

But that means when the NHC is here next year for the summer solstice we'll have more like 16 hours of daylight - sunrise is 5:10 AM, sunset is 9:10 AM.  And even after sunset it won't be dark until 10. ;D

Not that anyone will notice because they will be enjoying pro brewers night, or club night, or the banquet.
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Re: Season's Greetings......
« Reply #34 on: December 22, 2011, 05:38:09 PM »
I'm gonna be in Iceland next month... about 5 hours of daylight...
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Re: Season's Greetings......
« Reply #35 on: December 22, 2011, 07:00:47 PM »
I'm gonna be in Iceland next month... about 5 hours of daylight...

There's a lot of awesome volcanic activity up there.  Lucky you!
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Re: Season's Greetings......
« Reply #36 on: December 22, 2011, 07:25:21 PM »
I'm gonna be in Iceland next month... about 5 hours of daylight...

There's a lot of awesome volcanic activity up there.  Lucky you!

Gonna hit at least one brewery too, gotta try Iceland's finest! Hoping to see some aurora borealis, too!
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Re: Season's Greetings......
« Reply #37 on: December 23, 2011, 02:23:09 AM »
I'm gonna be in Iceland next month... about 5 hours of daylight...
Enjoy the hákarl!
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Re: Season's Greetings......
« Reply #38 on: December 23, 2011, 07:35:25 AM »
I'm gonna be in Iceland next month... about 5 hours of daylight...

Wow...short days up there...enjoy!

Check this out.

http://www.departures.com/articles/icelands-craft-beer-scene
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Re: Season's Greetings......
« Reply #39 on: December 23, 2011, 10:05:03 AM »
A guy at work just sent this one around:

A married couple had been out shopping at the mall for most of the afternoon.
  Suddenly, the wife realized that her husband had "disappeared".
  The somewhat irate spouse called her mate’s cell phone and demanded: "Where the hell are you"?
 
  Husband: “Darling you remember that jewelry shop where you saw the diamond necklace and totally fell in love with it and I didn't have money that time and said Baby it'll be yours one day.”
 
  Wife, with a smile blushing: “Yes, I remember that my Love.”
 
  Husband: “Well, I'm in the bar next to that shop.”


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Re: Season's Greetings......
« Reply #40 on: December 23, 2011, 04:32:57 PM »
Zing!  That was funny!
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Re: Season's Greetings......
« Reply #41 on: December 23, 2011, 08:19:46 PM »
I want to share a CLASSIC from NB forum, Legman wrote this in 2009. See the original, http://forum.northernbrewer.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=83092

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
not a beer was brewing, not even a Rauch.
The hops were hung by the chimney with care,
in hopes that Denny Conn soon would be there.

The brewers were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of Robust Porters danced in their heads.
And Bo_gator with his Stout, and I finishing my CAP,
Had just filled a pint glass of Winter Warmer straight from the tap.

When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the barstool to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.

The moon on the breast of the newly-poured pint,
Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects insight.
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But Weazletoe dressed as a pirate, dry-humping my fake reindeer.

Stumbling from the bushes, with slurs from his thick tongue,
I knew in a moment it must be Denny Conn.
More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name!

"Now MullerBrau! now, Boulderbrewer! now, Shadetree and Kaiser!
On, ColoradoBrewer! On, Capozzoli! on, on Humulus_guy and Vanwolfhausen!
To the top of the porch! To the top of the wall!
Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all!"

As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky.
So up to the house-top the coursers they flew,
With a shopping cart full of kegs, and Denny Conn too.

And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof,
The stumbling and cussing of each drunken goof.
As I savored my pint’s frothy head, and was turning around,
Down the chimney Denny Conn came with a bound.

He was dressed all in grey, except for red Chucks,
And his clothes were all beer stained and a chicken hat that clucked.
A bundle of grains he had flung on his back,
And he looked like an old hippy, just opening his pack.

His eyes-how they twinkled! His dimples how merry!
His cheeks were like roses, he’s drank too much
Wheat beer flavored with cherry!
The drool on his mouth was drawn up like a bow,
And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow.

The stem of a goblet he held tight in his teeth,
And he wasn’t embarrassed to scratch somewhere beneath.
He had a broad face and a little round belly,
That shook when he laughed, like a bowlful of jelly!

He was chubby and plump, a right jolly homebrewer,
And I laughed when I saw Beerider and BRANDON,
Fighting and throwing dog manure!
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,
Soon gave me to know Denny had nothing but liquid bread.

He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And filled all the stockings, then swaggered with a jerk.
And laying his goblet aside of his nose,
And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose!

He staggered to his shopping cart, to his team gave a mumble,
And away they all flew, er...uh…more like stumbled.
But I heard him exclaim, ‘ere he drove out of sight,
"Happy Brewing to all, and tu zull a guperd mpmumpight!



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Re: Season's Greetings......
« Reply #42 on: December 25, 2011, 11:23:37 AM »
How did I not see this sooner?!?! Good stuff. I feel so honored to be mentioned humping a reindeer. I knew that pirate suit would come back to bit me in the butt. How come every time I let someone take a picture of me in a public bathroom, it always ends up in disaster? :-\
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Re: Season's Greetings......
« Reply #43 on: December 25, 2011, 11:39:31 AM »
How did I not see this sooner?!?! Good stuff. I feel so honored to be mentioned humping a reindeer. I knew that pirate suit would come back to bit me in the butt. How come every time I let someone take a picture of me in a public bathroom, it always ends up in disaster? :-\

It's been around a while. A few years at least.
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