I hope that 2012 is better for everyone than 2011, and that you all experience and appreciate a perceptible increase in the quality of life.
Article from HERE
APIA, Samoa — Sirens wailed and fireworks exploded in the skies over Samoa as the tiny South Pacific nation jumped forward in time, crossing westward over the international date line and effectively erasing Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, from the country’s calendar.The time jump means that
Samoans who had gathered around the main clock tower in the capital Apia cheered and clapped as the clock struck midnight on Thursday, Dec. 29, instantly transporting the country 24 hours ahead to Saturday, Dec. 31. The switch, also being observed by neighboring Tokelau, is meant to align the islands’ time with key trading partners in the Asia-Pacific region.
I, personally, doubt the Samoans were “cheering and clapping”, They were probably rioting like I imagine all the Plutonians did when their world, Pluto, was flippantly voted no longer a planet in 2006!
MY Navy buddy will never get that birthday back. He is probably ridiculed because suddenly, he is one year younger than all his friends now, probably still suffers the emotional anguish of actually having his birthday taken away by the US Navy. I think we need to get on boats, and go down there an help the people of Samoa recover from this disaster. No one will be born in Samoa on Dec 30, 2011, not one single soul.
Or look at the bright side, no one will die in Samoa on Dec 30, 2011 either. AND Samoa’s 186,000 citizens, and the 1,500 in the three-atoll United Nations dependency of Tokelau, will now be the first in the world to ring in the new year, rather than the last..
The Foyer of Tukka.
Bicycle with building construction and decay.
Today is Saturday again. Not much going on today. Today is My Wifes friends birthday and we’re going to her birthday party tonight.
Tomorrow is my Brother-In-Laws birthday and we’re going to a brunch tomorrow with them.
Seems like there’s something else going this weekend too….
All I know is that after I quit, I felt soooo good all day.
I got up at the regular time this morning, and the moon was as tiny a crescent as it could be. I guess you’re getting tired of the moon shots, but I can’t help it. Below is the pre sunrise from the roof and the second is a zoom in of the same moon as the first shot. Click to view full size, as everyone knows I’m sure.
You may notice that every year about this date, I post a similar post,(Only if you live in the Northern Hemisphere of this particular planet).