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Dec. 21st, 2004 | 10:09 am

Past the waning of the year (in my hemisphere) and I'm hoping that this next year will be better for me.

I'm struck again by the beauty of Berkeley. It's been cool but mostly bright, and today is sunny and lovely. Right now it's 48.9 °F / 9.4 °C. I need to turn on the drip irrigation because it hasn't rained in a while. You can see my part of Berkeley at the LHS webcam -- my house is right in the center of the buildings in the middle ground, and I have no Bay view :-(

The other day, I drove right through a low-lying cloud on the Dumbarton Bridge (one of the southern bridges across SF Bay). Bright sun on either side of the Bay, just a fog right on the water. Very odd.

We might drive up to the snow next week. It takes about three hours. That's as close as I want it. I hate extremes of temperature.

PS: anyone who says "Christ is the reason for the season" can bite me. I don't mind Christmas as a religious holiday for others, but season means nature, and that's solstice, which has happened since the earth began. Just because it rhymes doesn't mean it's correct.

PPS: wedding fic is done and off to beta! Must tig and work on slasha! Writing solo is exciting in a different way than writing collaboratively. I need to balance.

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m is not here

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from: mrkinch
date: Dec. 21st, 2004 06:31 pm (UTC)
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That cam is so cool! Have to wait for a really clear day and look for my street.

I remember when you could see the Farallones from Space Sciences on a regular basis.//old timer-ness

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from: pir8fancier
date: Dec. 21st, 2004 07:18 pm (UTC)
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You're right. Berkeley is pretty this last week. Colder than a witch's tit, but beautiful. We've been getting the valley fog in Lafayette, so it's a real treat to near the tunnel and then see the sun, the Golden Gate, downtown S.F. We live in a beautiful place.

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relax, I know how to make cement

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from: telesilla
date: Dec. 21st, 2004 07:23 pm (UTC)
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It's gorgeous here today as well. I stayed up last night and took Nancy to work this morning and then did my shopping. It's cool, but so clear! I could see the Sierras on one side and the Coast Range on the other, down to Mt. Diablo to the south and when I hit just the right spot I could see the Buttes up near Marysville.

It's a nice change from last week's fog.

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Anonymity as a Refuge

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from: mirabile_dictu
date: Dec. 21st, 2004 08:22 pm (UTC)
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Reporting in from the North Bay. Extremely foggy again this morning, but the sun is out now, and for the first time in a couple of weeks I can go outside without a jacket.

That cam is so great! Hi! I'm waving at you from my desk!

(And ditto on your first PS. Were I the ranting type, I would rant.)

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We're screwed. With our pants on.

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from: chevauchee
date: Dec. 21st, 2004 10:34 pm (UTC)
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Axis tilt is the reason for the season. That and the whole orbiting the sun thing.

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be patient I am getting to the point

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from: airgiodslv
date: Dec. 22nd, 2004 12:57 am (UTC)
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Ahahahahaha.

Well, technically, Christ is the reason that Christmas was placed so close to the Soltice, to keep the Christians from going out with the Pagans to celebrate the turn of the year. So...um...the season in the reason for Christ? Or something like that. *g*

I hope the next year is good to you, lovely one. <3

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be patient I am getting to the point

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from: airgiodslv
date: Dec. 22nd, 2004 12:58 am (UTC)
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Solstice, Jen.

Bad witch, no cookie.

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