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MONDAY, JAN. 3, 2011, 12:45 P.M.

Crump: Shoulda Stayed In Bed

There can’t be excellence without there also being abomination; it’s a rule of nature. May 1, July 4, Sept. 26? They’re usually pretty good days to be alive. But Jan. 2, the day after New Year’s Eve and the high season of hangovers? Not so much. Julius Caesar and later Pope Gregory XIII arranged the calendar so the shortest and darkest days would fall at the end of the year and at the beginning of the next one. And the mother of all ugly days is just now peeking over the southern horizon. The sun will rise at 8:08 this morning and set at 5:16 this afternoon. That’s nine hours and eight minutes of daylight. And what are you going to do with all that sunlight? Freeze, that’s what/Steve Crump, Twin Falls Times-News. More here.

DFO: 2 of the most beautiful days of the year occurred Dec. 31 & Jan. 1, as far as I'm concerned. Cold? Yes. But absolutely beautiful, with the snow shining off last Wednesday's snow. Mother Nature, of course, has a lot more to work with in North Idaho than she has in Twin Falls area.

Question: Are you tired of winter, yet? Or do you enjoy the first & coldest season of the year?

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