Greetings intrepid TDHers,
December 21st marks the Winter Solstice, the "shortest" day of the year. I for one am glad. I hate the fact that it gets dark so early in winter. I go to work when it's still dark, and by the time I come home. . . yup, dark again.
I'm saving up to move to a solar system where there's a habitable planet with a perfectly circular orbit so I don't have to deal with this anymore. Darn pesky elliptical orbits!
To give a bit of scientific history, let us examine the word solstice. It comes from two root words; sol--the Latin word for our star, and stice--an ancient Phoenician word meaning "to meander about aimlessly." This proves conclusively that not only were the ancient Phoenicians shiftless layabouts who didn't even care enough about their culture to ensure its survival (I mean, honestly, have any of you ever met a modern Phoenician? And no. . . people from Phoenix don't count), but that indeed, I haven't the slightest idea what the word solstice actually means.
This does not however preclude me from posting about it.
That's one of the greatest things about the internet, isn't it? That anyone at any time, for practically any reason at all, can post some bit of silliness for anyone else in the world (except Phoenicians) to read and enjoy!
Sorry, just in a bit of a silly mood tonight.
If anyone actually cares enough to look up the meaning of the word solstice, please post here! I'm actually too lazy to do it myself.
Peace out, Phoenicians!