Thursday, December 20, 2007

I miss the sunrise in the afternoon

Today in Nome, Alaska, the sun rises at 12:02 pm (that's two minutes after noon) and sets at 3:56 pm. This time last year, I usually walked home to lunch and walked back to school even before the sun ever rose.

That was definitely something to experience. I tell people about that here in Illinois and they say they couldn't handle it. I didn't think so either before I lived there for two winters. And I tell people here in Illinois that it is actually worse in the summertime when the sun doesn't even set until after 2 am and goes back up before you wake. More sun was actually worse to me.

I always felt like it was an adventure. Now I am back in normal Illinois (a true pun on Normal, Illinois).

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