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Off-Topic / Merry Equinox
« on: March 20, 2023, 10:40:21 am »Message ID: 1374729
Merry Equinox to all residents of planet Earth. On this day, Earth’s tilted axis points neither towards nor away from the Sun.
Astronomically, that gives us Spring north of the equator, and Autumn south of it.
Also 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of nighttime - worldwide.
But if you check the sunrise/sunset tables worldwide, you will notice slightly more than 12 hours of sunlight for today.  Mostly caused by the refraction of sunlight entering Earth’s atmosphere from space.  When you see the Sun rise, what you actually see is the location of the Sun’s refracted light, and not the location of the Sun itself.  The actual Sun does not rise for another several minutes. Refraction at sunset delays what you see by several minutes as well.
Also, the part of the Sun that peeks above the horizon at the moment of sunrise, is a different part of the Sun (sitting a whole diameter away) from what’s referenced for sunset.
Combined, these phenomena add multiple minutes of unearned daylight that wouldn't otherwise be there.

Off-Topic / Spring is Just around the Corner
« on: March 19, 2023, 05:37:15 pm »Message ID: 1374710
It's our last weekend of winter.  I hope that means our weather will turn nice.  It has been so cold and rainy here, I am looking forward to spring and working in my garden!!!

Off-Topic / Cowboy & His Brothers
« on: March 03, 2023, 12:57:23 pm »Message ID: 1374494
A cowboy, who just moved to Montana from Texas, walks into a bar and orders three mugs of Bud.
He sits in the back of the room, drinking a sip out of each one in turn.
When he finishes them, he comes back to the bar and orders three more.
The bartender approaches and tells the cowboy,
"You know, a mug goes flat after I draw it.
It would taste better if you bought one at a time."
The cowboy replies, "Well, you see, I have two brothers.
One is in Arizona, the other is in Colorado.
When we all left our home in Texas, we promised that we'd drink this way to remember the days when we drank together.
So I'm drinking one beer for each of my brothers and one for myself."
The bartender admits that this is a nice custom, and leaves it there.
The cowboy becomes a regular in the bar, and always drinks the same way.
He orders three mugs and drinks them in turn.
One day, he comes in and only orders two mugs.
All the regulars take notice and fall silent.
When he comes back to the bar for the second round, the bartender says, "I don't want to intrude on your grief, but I wanted to offer my
condolences on your loss."
The cowboy looks quite puzzled for a moment, then a light dawns in his eyes and he laughs.
"Oh, no, everybody's just fine," he explains.
"It's just that my wife and I joined the Baptist Church and I had to quit drinking."
“It hasn't affected my brothers though." 😁😁😁

Off-Topic / Irish Toasts and Blessings
« on: March 02, 2023, 09:29:50 pm »Message ID: 1374489
May the best day of your past be the worst day of your future.

May the winds of fortune sail you, may you sail a gentle sea, may it always be the other guy who says this drink's on me.

Off-Topic / Crazy Weather
« on: February 27, 2023, 08:22:04 am »Message ID: 1374443
Boy have the last few days been crazy here. (Southern California)  Our cabin has over 4 feet of snow, usually we get maybe a foot for the entire winter.  At our home we have gotten over 11 inches of rain in the past week.  Winds have been really really really strong.  Thankfully all of our trees have stood tough!  Now starting today we are getting more rain, 1 to 2 inches which we usually think of as a big storm.  It is going to seem like a reprieve after the last few days.  Our storm is now moved on to the Midwest and East.  I heard tornadoes in Oklahoma and Kansas..rain and snow in parts of the East that have gotten barely any this year.

Off-Topic / Snow Jokes
« on: February 23, 2023, 10:47:15 am »Message ID: 1374403
 What do you call a snowman in the summer?   A puddle.

Why was the snowman sad?     Because he had a meltdown.

What food do you get when you cross a snowman with a wolf?    A brrrr-grrr.

Did you hear about the man buried alive under a sudden snowstorm?   He was feeling under the weather.

What do you get when you cross a snowman with a vampire?   Frostbite.

Off-Topic / Happy President's Day
« on: February 20, 2023, 08:21:24 am »Message ID: 1374349
I hope that we are all enjoying a three day weekend.  I have a couple of friends in retail who don't like the 3 days weekends because of the sales and shoppers where they work.  They do say that the time does go by quicker though!!!

Off-Topic / Who's ready for Superbowl???
« on: February 10, 2023, 10:48:00 am »Message ID: 1374198
We always have a bunch of family and friends watch the game...but more importantly to watch the half time show, the commerials and the pregame activities.    Some of the commercials that have been previewed look pretty funny. 
Don't really have a team favorite in this game, I guess it will be Kansas CIty Chiefs!   Statistically this looks like a really close game.

Off-Topic / More short Winter Jokes
« on: January 30, 2023, 09:05:19 am »Message ID: 1374029
What did the police officer say when he saw the snowman stealing?  "Freeze!"

Why was the snowman sad?  Cause he had a meltdown.

Why did the girl keep her saxophone out in the snow?  She wanted to play cool jazz.

What's the best way to scare a snowman?  Talk about global warming.

What do you call a snowman in the summer?  A puddle.

Off-Topic / COLD JOKES
« on: January 28, 2023, 09:08:24 am »Message ID: 1373991
Where does a snowman get the weather report? The winternet.

What's the weatherman's favorite food in winter? Brrr-itos!

Why did the husband pour warm water on his computer? He had asked his wife what to do if windows froze.

What can you catch in the winter, even with your eyes closed? A cold.

What did the tree say after a long, cold winter? What a re-leaf!

What did the icy road say to the car? Wanna to go for a spin?

Off-Topic / W E A T H E R
« on: January 25, 2023, 07:51:53 am »Message ID: 1373957
I cannot believe the crazy weather we are having this year.   West Coast is getting flooded and very saturated.  Other areas are getting snow that usually don't get any and some places are getting record amounts of snow, while New York CIty is in the 50's.    Now if the west could figure out how to save more of the moisture they are getting it would be wonderful.  Maybe we need water pipelines across the country.  Just spent 2 weeks in Hawaii at 82 degrees and came back to California with 49 degrees.  What a shock.  Unusually cool.

Off-Topic / Happy New Year!!!
« on: December 31, 2022, 10:47:41 am »Message ID: 1373669
Happy New Year everybody.  I  hope this year we all find health, happiness and better payouts!!!

It's really raining hard here, so our plan is to stay in around the fireplace to welcome in the new year.    We may even do it on East Coast time even though we are on the West Coast!   LOL

Anyway, hope every has a great 2023!!

Off-Topic / Weather
« on: December 20, 2022, 11:20:47 am »Message ID: 1373544
A lot of people in our area will be disappointed on Christmas when our temperatures are 80 to 85!  I will be happy, but  those who wanted to wear new sweaters, etc. won't be.  The  little with bkies, skates, skateboards will be happy to play outside.

Off-Topic / What are some things people drop?
« on: December 20, 2022, 08:47:17 am »Message ID: 1373542
I see people say their piece or 2 cents worth and then drop the mic!

You can drop a hint.

You can drop something like a hot potato!

What else?????

Off-Topic / Christmas Jokes
« on: December 18, 2022, 10:31:33 am »Message ID: 1373520
Why shouldn't you lend money to elves?    They're always short.

Did you hear about the ski trip?    It started off fine, but went downhill fast.

Why do snowmen live at the North Pole?    Because it's cool.

Why shouldn't you trust snowmen?    They're always up to snow good.

What did the ocean say when Santa flew over?    Nothing. It just waved.

What do you call Santa when he's on a break?   A Santa pause.

Why does The Grinch enjoy gardening?    He's got a green thumb.

What's a sheep's favorite Christmas song?    Fleece Navidad.

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