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Art of the Day: Dog Days of Summer
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The Dog Days of Summer

1 : the period between early July and early September when the hot sultry weather of summer usually occurs in the Northern Hemisphere
2 : a period of stagnation or inactivity

The brightest star in the constellation Canis Major ("the big dog") is Sirius. It is also the brightest start in the night sky. In the summer Sirius rises and sets with the sun. The ancients believed that the heat of the "dog star" added to the heat of the sun thus creating a stretch of hot and sultry weather. Thus, the 20 days before the conjunction between the sun and Sirius to 20 days after were called the "dog days." The Dog Days of Summer occur between July 3 and August 11 this year.

Old Girl II by Andrea Mackey
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jasminetoad From: jasminetoad Date: August 31st, 2004 03:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hey Amie!!

I've finished my Pet Swap Show piece (of Carrie Hawks' kitties Zoe & Tabby), but the website is telling me that the deadline has passed when I'm tried to enter it! It's August 31st still, the deadline listed - what am I doing wrong?
wickedgillie From: wickedgillie Date: August 31st, 2004 03:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
jasmine, it should be all good now. there was a date glitch in the database, and i fixed it as soon as i got your message. let me know if you're still having problems!
jasminetoad From: jasminetoad Date: August 31st, 2004 04:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yay!!! Thank you so much Amie!! Got it up there!!!

::heart goes back to normal beats::
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