It's rather late now (past midnight), but happy winter solstice to all of you who celebrate it. I had a decidedly low-key celebration this year, but I'm not entirely sad about it. It made me resolve the following for next year:
  1. The "only on the internet until noon" rule was a failure. I can't be on the internet at all. It just doesn't work.
  2. I am unplugging my phone just before I go to bed the night before solstice starts. That way I won't get friends who should know better calling and asking me about Christmas, including the ones with whom I have discussed my non-celebration of Christmas at length. That's like calling up your Muslim friend during Ramadan and asking if they want to have an Easter brunch with you.
I guess it wasn't meant to be this year. Next year solstice falls on a Monday, which means that I'll have to use a vacation day to celebrate, but hopefully will have better luck with finding some space.