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Re: Up All Night: A Technopagan Solstice Celebration 2019
« Reply #90 on: December 22, 2019, 10:10:09 am »
So for her first UAN, Oldest made it to two and a half hours short of dawn, with an accidental nap in the middle.

Delighted for Oldest!

I gave up around 3:15, and fell over in bed. This turned out to be a good choice, because I got woken up at about 9:45 with people doing things involving large banging noises outside my bedroom window.

(My landlord is having the patio that is my usual route to my apartment reconstructed. The banging seems to have been to free a wheelbarrow from durance vile, and has stopped now.)

On the other hand, I now have an aggressively cuddly cat, so there are rewards for consciousness.

Happy solstice, everyone! Thank you for seeing the sun up, those who did!
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Re: Up All Night: A Technopagan Solstice Celebration 2019
« Reply #91 on: December 22, 2019, 10:14:28 am »

With just under half an hour until sunrise in Calgary, it is gloaming. (How often d'you get to use that word in conversation?!?)

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Re: Up All Night: A Technopagan Solstice Celebration 2019
« Reply #92 on: December 22, 2019, 10:41:28 am »

And the clock says the sun is up in Calgary!. Alas, cloud cover means all I see is gradually increasing nondirectional light.

Nevertheless, the light has returned!

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Re: Up All Night: A Technopagan Solstice Celebration 2019
« Reply #93 on: December 22, 2019, 10:49:32 am »
Nevertheless, the light has returned!

Here's a cool animation of that march of darkness across the globe that we watched last night, and the light that finally came after. (It also shows its opposite that will occur with the June solstice.)

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Re: Up All Night: A Technopagan Solstice Celebration 2019
« Reply #94 on: December 22, 2019, 11:01:21 am »
Here's a cool animation of that march of darkness across the globe that we watched last night, and the light that finally came after. (It also shows its opposite that will occur with the June solstice.)



hey now, still watching over here. Another 6 minutes before the light comes back in Vancouver. ;)
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Re: Up All Night: A Technopagan Solstice Celebration 2019
« Reply #95 on: December 22, 2019, 11:25:26 am »
hey now, still watching over here. Another 6 minutes before the light comes back in Vancouver. ;)

and the sun, she is back, and Morag, zie is sleepy.

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Re: Up All Night: A Technopagan Solstice Celebration 2019
« Reply #96 on: December 22, 2019, 11:56:59 am »
and the sun, she is back, and Morag, zie is sleepy.

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i stumble bedwards now

LOVE the pics, Morag! Congrats on making it to dawn, and go rest.
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Re: Up All Night: A Technopagan Solstice Celebration 2019
« Reply #97 on: December 22, 2019, 04:04:48 pm »
I'll post mine after I've had some sleep!

As promised, Uncle Chris's Eggnog recipe--

10 egg yolks
1 cup sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 quart milk
2 pints heavy cream
8 egg whites
6 Tbs sugar
3-1/2 Tbs vanilla extract
nutmeg (a ton of it) to taste

Beat the cup of sugar and the salt into the yolks; gradually beat in the milk and heavy cream. Cook over a medium high heat, constantly stirring, just until the mixture starts to steam and the consistency becomes silky smooth; DO NOT overcook, or your eggnog will be thicker than sludge. Cool the mixture (at least to room temperature, or refrigerate until later).

In a bowl, use a beater to combine the egg whites and the remaining sugar, whipping to soft peaks. Fold the whites into the cooled mixture and add the vanilla and nutmeg. Chill and serve straight or spiked with liquor (in my family, it's rum)
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The fifth song binds our fate to silence / and bids us live each moment well / The sixth unleashes rage and violence / The seventh song has truth to tell
The last song echoes through the ages / to ask its question all night long / And close the circle on these pages / These, the metamythos songs

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Re: Up All Night: A Technopagan Solstice Celebration 2019
« Reply #98 on: December 22, 2019, 04:09:45 pm »
go rest.

Which are actually words for all of us, at this point! Now that the sun has returned after the solstice the world over.

Thanks to everyone who joined in, whether for a moment or the long haul, whether in the forums, chat (I think that's still going strong), or the meditation session! It really is a joy to see our community come together each year, and it makes staying awake during the long journey through the dark so much easier! Special thanks to Aisling, who launched the fun "So Do I!" thread that can live on long past the solstice.

But most of all, thanks to our host, Sunflower, and our emeritus founders, Randall and Lyric, for giving us a home, not just for Up All Night on the December solstice, but all year long.

We launched with a traditional rhyme, and custom dictates we close with a supplementary couplet:

A SOLSTICE ADDENDUM

The sun has raised its shining head
Get your sorry ass to bed!
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The fifth song binds our fate to silence / and bids us live each moment well / The sixth unleashes rage and violence / The seventh song has truth to tell
The last song echoes through the ages / to ask its question all night long / And close the circle on these pages / These, the metamythos songs

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Re: Up All Night: A Technopagan Solstice Celebration 2019
« Reply #99 on: December 22, 2019, 04:30:56 pm »
Special thanks to Aisling, who launched the fun "So Do I!" thread that can live on long past the solstice.
Happy to contribute!  Next year, I'm going to try to stay awake past midnight for a change.
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Re: Up All Night: A Technopagan Solstice Celebration 2019
« Reply #100 on: December 23, 2019, 12:33:12 pm »



The sun has raised its shining head
Get your sorry ass to bed!

Of course I was working (Nutcracker) and missed this entire thread. But I wanted to share this with people who might understand at least part of it:



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Re: Up All Night: A Technopagan Solstice Celebration 2019
« Reply #101 on: December 24, 2019, 11:58:22 pm »
As promised, Uncle Chris's Eggnog recipe--

10 egg yolks
1 cup sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 quart milk
2 pints heavy cream
8 egg whites
6 Tbs sugar
3-1/2 Tbs vanilla extract
nutmeg (a ton of it) to taste

Beat the cup of sugar and the salt into the yolks; gradually beat in the milk and heavy cream. Cook over a medium high heat, constantly stirring, just until the mixture starts to steam and the consistency becomes silky smooth; DO NOT overcook, or your eggnog will be thicker than sludge. Cool the mixture (at least to room temperature, or refrigerate until later).

In a bowl, use a beater to combine the egg whites and the remaining sugar, whipping to soft peaks. Fold the whites into the cooled mixture and add the vanilla and nutmeg. Chill and serve straight or spiked with liquor (in my family, it's rum)

This looks more like the recipes I ran across online, what with separating the eggs whites and whipping them before adding to the nog. Should probably try adding the vanilla next time I make some, especially if I don't add Captain Morgan to the batch.

Yeah, just popping in to check in. I've been trying to be gentle with myself since I ate a lot of rich food at odd hours this solstice (and the nog). It worked until tonight when I spend Christmas Eve with my family. So much fish, but so worth it. Thankfully tomorrow we're keeping it a bit more simple.
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