As a confirmed vampire (my creative juices don't kick in until well past dusk), I'm not one to fear The Longest Night of the Year. Indeed, I can't count how many times I've bah-humbugged by the dawn's early light and the insipid sounds of twittering birdies. Fun's over, draw the shades, and egad, I have to be up in two hours. Sometimes the night can't go on long enough.
Not that I celebrate Winter's Soltice in any religious way (I'm a confirmed believer that this is all one huge chaotic game of chance) although this year I have a reason to make plans for December 22: a couple of peace activists in California are calling for all of us to get our jollies that day for the sake of world peace.
Check out the website for Global Orgasm (turn down your speakers to avoid the wretched new age music) and you'll see it's simple to do your part. For myself, I intend to do what I can at least a dozen times that night (probably alone but I am open to any offers). After all, it's a long night and I can't think of a better way to wile away a cold December evening than making noise for the sake of world peace.
I hope ya'll come!