A pleasant preview of the summer to come

Posted on September 30th, 2009 4 great comments. Room for one more!

Okay, whoever’s responsible for the weather needs to just stop and look at what they’re doing, because this isn’t right. To begin with, you’ve got the evening rolling in earlier and earlier.

and yet, they chose to walk

Actually, that part’s normal. But the cold … where did that come from? Suddenly everyone’s got a coat on and the inappropriately tiny-clothed are dashing for their lives down the street, frantically clutching at their frigid bodies, screaming as they scramble for the nearest entrance. And now they’re stuck in a coffee shop for the night.

and they'll be there until spring

Despite my multifaceted enjoyment of underdressed ladies, however, I must profess that they probably had a good reason for being so today. I had on an undershirt, button-down shirt, and fall jacket, and still my armpit hair stood on end from the cold. I simply don’t think anyone expected the wind and the temperature drop. I’m sure that come spring, this kind of weather will be a pleasant preview of the summer to come, but right now it has a pretty mean looking winter breathing down its neck.

I don’t consider myself slight. Slender, I am not. But I didn’t think that the scarves, parkas, mitts, and toques I experienced tonight were too much.

turn that frown upsideblur

There it is, harsh reality disguised as a smiling silhouette: we’ve totally skipped autumn and gone right to winter! The weather people claim it’s normal and that past years have been freakishly warm. I would beg to differ. But I can’t because my fingers are starting to go numb. The landlord hasn’t turned on the heat yet so I’m warming myself by the glow of the computer. Too bad light doesn’t keep you warm. Damn eco-friendly bastard!

4 Comments on “ A pleasant preview of the summer to come ”

  • Inge
    September 30th, 2009 9:27 pm

    It has also gotten chilly here in Elvisland. Mainly at night lows in the 50s but during the day we still have upper 80s going on.

    I AM slender and I don't look forward to the cold coming! At least if we do manage to get any snow, it won't be of any significance.

    Nice night pics!

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  • Patrick
    October 1st, 2009 6:57 pm

    :D I had to look that up in the temperature converter, Inge. Is that normal?

  • Lidian
    October 1st, 2009 1:54 pm

    I don't mind the cold because it discourages bugs and also my brain clears :) Summer does not agree with me – or rather, humid summers. Humid is no good!

    Read more from Lidian at: http://lidianblog.blogspot.com
  • Patrick
    October 1st, 2009 6:59 pm

    In regards to winter versus summer thing, Lidian, I say you can always add another layer, but you can't take off your skin.

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