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September 30, 2004

How I Know Autumn Has Begun:

Today is the day I flicked the thermostat from "Cool" to "Heat."

Stupid autumn.

Posted by john at September 30, 2004 09:25 AM

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Guy Matthews | September 30, 2004 09:30 AM

*huddles in a corner with the cat and a blanket* You have a thermostat? :X

Ryan Freebern | September 30, 2004 10:14 AM

I'm glad we invaded Afghanistan, since now I can wrap an Afghan around my shoulders when it gets this cold.

Laura | September 30, 2004 10:22 AM

And I turned on the heat in my car whilst I commuted for the first time today. Yup. It's autumn.

Dave Munger | September 30, 2004 11:11 AM

Y'all should come down to North Carolina, where it's forecast for 80 today, sunny all week. It was a very pleasant 60 degrees for my morning run today. I typically have to wear gloves for my run only about two months out of the year.

Of course, we pay for that with our 95-degree, 99 percent humidity summers, but hey, life's a trade-off.

Bob Sassone | September 30, 2004 11:38 AM

Oh, come on people, fall is the best season! Who the hell wants the humidity and heat of summer? Give me a crisp, cool fall day any day.

Tim Pratt | September 30, 2004 11:56 AM

I knew it was autumn when I woke up today with a mild fever and a sinus headache.

Still my favorite season, though, once I get over the initial sickness.

JamesG | September 30, 2004 12:18 PM

In a cruel twist of fate, the afternoons are perfect for riding my motorcycle home from work, but the ungodly hour that the expect me to show up for work, would leave me feeling like a popscicle if I were to ride the bike there.

Justine Larbalestier | September 30, 2004 01:19 PM

Autumn pretty.

justfred | September 30, 2004 02:31 PM

I know what you mean. When I went out swimming in the ocean yesterday, I had to wear a surf shirt. The water's down to 68 degrees, brrr.

Tripp | September 30, 2004 02:58 PM

There should be a word for the smell that comes the first time you turn on the furnace in the fall. I wonder what causes it? Is it the combustion of the fungi that have been living on the AC coils all summer? Yuck!

Sue | September 30, 2004 04:07 PM

Y'all should come down here to Houston, where it's still in the 90s. We're all atwitter with excitement, though, because it's only supposed to be in the mid-80s next week.

It'll probably be another month till I need to turn the furnace on and that'll only be to warm up the house first thing in the morning.

*sigh*

I hate summer.

Squid | September 30, 2004 08:00 PM

Sigh. Want to trade weathers? I'm still running all the air conditioners and sitting in front of a fan whenever humanly possible. Come on, weather gods, give me an excuse to wear multiple sweaters and sleep under so many blankets I can't move my arms! You know you want to!

Rob Wynne | October 1, 2004 01:50 PM

I'm glad we invaded Afghanistan, since now I can wrap an Afghan around my shoulders when it gets this cold.
Posted by: Ryan Freebern at September 30, 2004 10:14 AM

That's gotta be brutal, man. Them dogs is heavy!

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