Christmas is almost here and so is:

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    Dec 06, 2010 9:51 PM GMT
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    BBQ's, the beach, broad shorts, siesta in the hammock, dragon fruit, fresh seafood, and more fresh seafood, summer holidays and the list goes on. Thats what we get down here in Oz at Christmas time.icon_razz.gificon_cool.gif

    What do you get?
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    Dec 07, 2010 2:52 AM GMT
    I just ordered half my body weight in seafood for Christmas day lunch; yummy.
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    Dec 07, 2010 3:09 AM GMT
    Don't rub it in, bitch. It didn't get above 12 all day here.
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    Dec 07, 2010 3:22 AM GMT
    GuerrillaSodomite saidDon't rub it in, bitch. It didn't get above 12 all day here.


    wow and we have been up around 30Cicon_cool.gif

    But matey come on down.
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    Dec 07, 2010 3:31 AM GMT
    Ugh... celebrating Xmas on a beach sounds like so much fun!
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    Dec 07, 2010 3:33 AM GMT
    marcobruno1978 saidUgh... celebrating Xmas on a beach sounds like so much fun!
    Celebrating Christmas on the beach is my yearly ritual.
    It's cold right now, but it'll probably be in the 80's on Christmas day. icon_wink.gif
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    Dec 07, 2010 3:37 AM GMT
    Not an issue, we'll remind you how awesome summer is here come June.. for me this is a break from summer heat and mowing.... nice break, thanks.
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    Dec 07, 2010 3:44 AM GMT
    TheGuyNextDoor saidOK,, I'm a freak. I like the 4 seasons and cool weather and Christmas just go together. I have the fireplace going and in the mood for some mistletoe action...
    What? I said was a freak....icon_cool.gif


    But matey thats why we have Christmas in July too. So we have the fire all the warm foods, and stuff
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    Dec 07, 2010 3:46 AM GMT
    HndsmKansan saidNot an issue, we'll remind you how awesome summer is here come June.. for me this is a break from summer heat and mowing.... nice break, thanks.


    Matey remind all you like, at least in my winter there is no bloody snow to deal with either. But then you do it aways; regardless!
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    Dec 07, 2010 3:47 AM GMT
    marcobruno1978 saidUgh... celebrating Xmas on a beach sounds like so much fun!


    It's a wonderful thing to do, and it's daylight until around 9 PM too.
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    Dec 07, 2010 3:54 AM GMT
    True_blue_aussie said
    HndsmKansan saidNot an issue, we'll remind you how awesome summer is here come June.. for me this is a break from summer heat and mowing.... nice break, thanks.


    Matey remind all you like, at least in my winter there is no bloody snow to deal with either.


    We have very little in Kansas... we have many where no snow shovel is needed. We've only had 1 day in the 30's so far. I'll keep Kansas, thanks.. and our 4th of July in the summer... LOL
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    Dec 07, 2010 3:56 AM GMT
    GuerrillaSodomite saidDon't rub it in, bitch. It didn't get above 12 all day here.


    lol

    +1

    winter is killing me already
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    Dec 07, 2010 4:02 AM GMT
    I had enough days shoveling snow in Kansas...I'd say it was only worse in VA dealing with a Nor'easter. Snow is pretty to watch, then I'm done with it. Packing my bags for tropical beach, grilled shrimp, and maybe I'll put on a pair of Aussibums.
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    Dec 07, 2010 4:16 AM GMT
    Celebrating Christmas in Florida this year.
    It should be a high of 65 to 75 and a low of 45 to 60 each night where we'll be.
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    Dec 07, 2010 4:31 AM GMT
    NCReal06 saidI had enough days shoveling snow in Kansas...I'd say it was only worse in VA dealing with a Nor'easter. Snow is pretty to watch, then I'm done with it. Packing my bags for tropical beach, grilled shrimp, and maybe I'll put on a pair of Aussibums.


    I'm not sure I'' ever get over spending a wasted Christmas in Milwaukee, and my companions elderly mother lived on a CNR block, so her front walkway was an L shape, and I for a new experience, decided I would care for it while we where there, I was over that the first time, and all the bullshit you had to go though just to get you bloody car out of the drive.

    Then on Christmas day, it was dark, just as things got started, now that I found a wee depressing; dark by 5.

    PS not sure about shrimp on the grill as they are to bloody small, we use prawns.
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    Dec 07, 2010 5:46 AM GMT
    RPMSoccer saidCelebrating Christmas in Florida this year.
    It should be a high of 65 to 75 and a low of 45 to 60 each night where we'll be.
    Take a quick drive to Haulover Beach. I'll be there. icon_wink.gif
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    Dec 07, 2010 6:09 AM GMT
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    RPMSoccer saidCelebrating Christmas in Florida this year.
    It should be a high of 65 to 75 and a low of 45 to 60 each night where we'll be.
    Take a quick drive to Haulover Beach. I'll be there. icon_wink.gif


    While we are on this topic, I had been looking at investment properties in America, because it's so cheap. What is I think it's Wilton Manor like in Florida?
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    Dec 07, 2010 8:21 AM GMT
    HndsmKansan said
    True_blue_aussie said
    HndsmKansan saidNot an issue, we'll remind you how awesome summer is here come June.. for me this is a break from summer heat and mowing.... nice break, thanks.


    Matey remind all you like, at least in my winter there is no bloody snow to deal with either.


    We have very little in Kansas... we have many where no snow shovel is needed. We've only had 1 day in the 30's so far. I'll keep Kansas, thanks.. and our 4th of July in the summer... LOL


    Thats OK, I am looking at spending Winter in Hawaii, as I can stay in the US for 3 months without a visa.

    Well there will never be a challenge from me for Kansas, as I have Oz, and the 4th of July to, is all yours; albeit I do fly the American flag on the 4th of July.
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    Dec 07, 2010 8:40 AM GMT
    Well, we have four inches of the white stuff on the ground in northern W.Va., where I live, and lots more in other locales to the south and east.
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    Dec 07, 2010 8:50 AM GMT
    Christmas isn't Christmas in my book without snow. I had one tropical Christmas and I think that was enough for me.
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    Dec 07, 2010 8:59 AM GMT
    I don't like snow, I don't like temperatures below 60, I don't like seasons...I like the tropics and can't wait to get back to endless summers in Hawaii. But hmmm Australia.
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    Dec 07, 2010 9:00 AM GMT
    Merry Christmas to you!
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    Dec 07, 2010 10:28 AM GMT
    That just seems wrong... christmas is the pagan festival of light: its meant to be celbrated at the beginning of winter, the equinox...

    In the northern hemisphere:

    21st of december is the longest night of the year.. the day of longest darkness = symbolic "death" of the sun, the bringer of light (god's "son")

    25th of december: the sun begins his reascent in the heavens to a higher level in the sky (symbolic "rebirth" of the sun, or "resurrection" of god's "son" after three days of death, astrologically "aided" by the "three kings" or orion's belt and the brightet star in the sky, sirius, whom the three kings follow on their path along the night sky)

    5th of december is the end of Christmas, thats twelve days of christmas = twelve months or twelve moon-cycles.... add the three days of the sun's death to the twelve days = 15 days to the end of the yule period since beginning of winter.... 15 days is the time for the moon to go from new to full = symbol of return of light after dark...

    During christmas, we utilise two colours .. red = fire = the sun.... green = plants = life on earth

    It will come as no surprise now that the celeberation is accompanied with pine trees (evergreens = everlasting life through the darkness) that are decorated with lights (to commemorate the return of light to earth

    So to be celebrating the pagan festival of light in the summer in the southern hemisphere... is just completely inapproppriate icon_razz.gif



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    Dec 07, 2010 1:02 PM GMT
    amar_m, but it's bloody fun though, so is being a true blue aussie, it's all apart of my heratig and culture to be irrelevant, so it all fits then. Then just for the cold we do Christmas in July.
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    Dec 07, 2010 1:03 PM GMT
    moscowmikey saidMerry Christmas to you!


    And to you too.