Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Do you



ever wait for the longest day of the year and then miss it?




I always wait for the longest day of the year and then miss it. -- Great Gatsby

28 comments:

  1. I guess you are telling the world that June 24 this year is on Friday and don’t miss it.

    Right?

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  2. The longest day of the year.... since 2004 is each day for me.

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  3. Happy First Day of Summer! Now, if someone would just let Mother Nature know...

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  4. Hell yes I missed it too. I was going to post a photo from last year's Fete de Musique in Paris and opppssss.
    Tomorrow. Be there or be square.
    V

    PS Like that vine covered something. Great shot.
    Oh and take that kid up on the job offer. :)

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  5. Let's have a long day party. Oh, hang on, I'll be at work.

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  6. The longest day = the shortest night. After less sleep, I am not in the mood to compromise. Come back in December...

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  7. I always miss it. Every time. In five minutes, I forget it's the longest day and miss it still.

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  8. "Pleasure and action make the hours seem short." WS

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  9. I'm not sure why, but that might be one of the lines that kept me from hating Daisy entirely.

    And don't these long days nag at us, "Go out and DO something. This won't be back for a year. Go, go, go. Do, do, do."

    shut up shut up shut up

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  10. It will be hard to miss in Phoenix.
    We max out at 111 today. It will be very long.

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  11. I went for a walk at dusk yesterday thinking it was the longest day of the year. But I guess not. I'll probably miss it.

    What's that thing hanging out of that dog's mouth? Is that a tongue? I wonder if the kid would walk Tommy.

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  12. I do! thank you. I would have missed it and it's one of my favorite days

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  13. Unfortunately, I rarely miss any long days. I also find there's no wait on my part for them either.

    Btw, when does Spring finally arrive?? It's looks like maybe this is the week.

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  14. I am totally charmed by the Free Dog ... Walking! artwork. The catcher mitt hands, the dog tongue. But I don't think my dogs are what she has in mind.

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  15. That sign is adorable! She wouldn't have to walk far with Thor. He'd just sit down and wait for a hug.

    And since it's sunny today, I threw the boys - including Thor - out in the yard with a pitcher of iced tea and told them to stay there until 9. Dinner at 9:30.

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  16. I was upset to knowingly miss most of it, stuck in a cubicle shuffling papers today. But tomorrow will be only a smidge shorter, so that's worth celebrating as well. Classic dog walking sign. I don't have a dog, but I'd happily go on a walk with the kid who created that sign!

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  17. somehow, someone missed engaging the clutch in my neck of the woods---the transition between spring and summer was like the kid who left your note trying to drive a semi...no clutch and a lot of force. 101F here...if this is summer, pleeeeeease take it back!

    She's got quite an offer---she only walks free dogs...well, that's an easy job, most people paid SOMETHING for their pups. In fact, I have one friend who has a "free dog" but the damn thing has spent a lot of time at the vet...not the concept of free they'd planned.

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  18. I know, Trish. Summer came in like a fire-eating dragon.

    Marjie, we need Thor around these parts to teach some smaller (but not small) dogs their manners.

    Katie, I agree. Wouldn't that be the best walk? Enjoy your Solstish tomorrow.

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  19. I did some free dog...walking this evening and it was splendid. It was more like ambling. I'm charmed by that sign.

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  20. There was still some blue sky at 11 pm here in Cambridge, England. I loved the long days when we lived further north - could still read a newspaper outdoors close to midnight. But when we were once north of the Arctic Circle in Norway, the locals were all out and about, window-shopping in the midnight daylight. It was wonderful to only get a few hours of sleep and not feel tired.

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  21. Awesome sign. Therein lies a whopping big heart. Enjoy the longest day, KB.

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  22. Bellis, I forgot, our longest day of the year is not the longest day in the world. Shell, your summer solstice would be in December, right? And living close to the the pole, do you have daylight 24 hours?

    You know, Earl, this sign is in South Pas. If you rescue a dog, she'll walk it for you.

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  23. I keep meaning to balance an egg, I always miss that.

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  24. I'm surprised that Hallmark does advertise and sell greeting cards for this day...

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  25. I didn't miss the longest day of the year...but I did miss the Spring that was supposed to precede it!!!

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