Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Longest day you say??

Monday, June 21, 2010 - Alas, it is the longest day of the year.  No that does not mean it is the longest day at work... but it is Monday.  It does not mean it is the day that will drag on more than any other.  It means the sun is over the tropic farthest north and as for summer.... this could be as good as it gets.

So tonight was also the opening home game for the Oakland A's farm team, and the stands were full.  They were full of cheering, beveraging (I did partake), and boys in white pants. We won, and in a pretty good game.  Pitcher changes about 4 times in the night, and the fireworks were alright.  We did watch them from my patio with a bottle of pinot grigio.  Hey, there has to be some perks from livin across the soccer pitch from the ball park.

Home team... 1.... Longest day of the year... full count.  It is the summer solstice... the longest day of the year. The day when the boys of summer on the field, and the most sunshine should meet head to head, but alas... this year.. not so much.  There was rain, cloud, and sun. There was no great cheer for the longest day of the year. I did cheer for the 'boys' of summer, but not in a tank top, or a tee.. but in a sweater and jeans.  Thankfully, after the beer guy sorted out his order to meet my needs, it was apparent that he too knew that "beer guy" tee required a sweater.

Celebrating Daylight Appreciation Day should make a ton of sense.  It is the longest day. Supposedly, it is the hottest day.  And ultimately, should be the largest celebration of summer. So... if this is the longest Monday on record or is the hottest Monday on record... Congratulations.  The sun is over the tropics.  We are officially experiencing the longest and hottest day... and this is it.. the start of summer.  Did you miss something?  Me too.. I missed the start of summer, the longest day, and the start of days warmer than those of late fall and early spring.

Wonder what the fall will bring.....

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