How do you know when the season is over?

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    Sep 06, 2007 3:58 PM GMT
    My "new" bike gloves are worn clear through, and the tires are about shot, too.
    By the time I went out to ride last night, it was getting dark.
    The cat came down off the headboard and slept on my legs last night.
    There is fresh snow up on the mountain this morning.
    For a minute or two, I was thinking of wearing a shirt today.

    What are your cues for the changing seasons?
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    Sep 06, 2007 4:24 PM GMT
    seasons? what are those? we don't get seasons here. it's either hot, or less hot. LOL ;)
  • iHavok

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    Sep 06, 2007 4:39 PM GMT
    Same in Nor Cal.
    It's either hot and sunny, or Hot and overcast, or Hot and muggy.

    Actually fall is heralded by cold winds, and the need for a jacket to the gym in the morning. Unfortunately because I'm not used to the weather I ran monday and tuesday without a jacket in the afternoons and it was so overcast and windy, I now have a sore throat. Darn sweating like a stuck pig! Oh well! The Emer-Gen-C worked well last nite, and i'm fine today.
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    Sep 06, 2007 5:23 PM GMT
    all the students come back and the air is thick with chlamydia.
  • iHavok

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    Sep 06, 2007 5:33 PM GMT
    mmmm STDs in the breeze!
    LOL!

    I've also noticed I only enjoy going out to the bars in fall and spring. I'd like to think it's because it's less obnoxiously hot inside the clubs, however I'm not sure if that's the actual reason.
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    Sep 06, 2007 5:38 PM GMT
    Here in Old-Montreal:

    the motorcoaches are no longer present;
    the influx of tourists and day-trippers no linger after midnight;
    you'd be hard-pressed to spot a child in this neighbourhood after Labour Day;
    I can walk my dogs at 22h00 and not see a single person, if I wish, nor worry about the dogs cleaning up too many toppled ice cream cones;
    Quebec license-plates outnumber the VT, NY & MA plates once again...

    and, just yesterday, I spotted the first ducks heading south in perfect V-formation.

    Hooray! This thin guy loves wearing 'layers'.
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    Sep 06, 2007 5:39 PM GMT
    No seasons here either...although in LA you can tell by what people are wearing...dark colors, fall/winter...light colors and flip flops spring/summer...also by how much body they show...sweatshirts and sweatpants=fall/winter, running shirtless and shorts= spring/summer.
  • gymingit

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    Sep 06, 2007 5:58 PM GMT
    Well I'm in Southeast Georgia and we know muggy.... So Friday Night Lights... lol By the end of the month and first of October, you will need a jacket to keep the chill off and a cup of hot chocolate while watching the game.
  • Squarejaw

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    Sep 06, 2007 6:06 PM GMT
    Around the end of September in LA, the days are warm but the nights are cool and the ground gets cold. It's too expensive to heat my pool and I can't throw any more pool parties until next year.
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    Sep 06, 2007 6:12 PM GMT
    At the moment, I'm kinda living between the southern and northern hemispheres, so it's kinda confusing... and with all this freakish weather lately to add to the wardrobe confusion...

    ... however in Paris you always know when Summer's over, because everyone comes back to work and school, and the supermarket goes off "summer-hours" (la rentrée!) ;-)
  • code_joe

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    Sep 06, 2007 6:13 PM GMT
    Yes Nickster .... Exactly Right .. only Hot and More Hot!!

    It's starting to wear on me. But luckily I got away up to Flagstaff, AZ for a week or so. And boy have I been taking advantage of it. I've been outside enjoying the cool weather every day.

    I've been Mtn biking, Hiking, and visiting the local Arboretum. Today I am going to go on a 4-5 hour hike up to a lookout point above Flagstaff. Looking forward to it big time.

    This weekend I even get to go to the Grand Canyon ... I'm soo excited
  • code_joe

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    Sep 06, 2007 6:14 PM GMT
    MindGarden:
    I wish my bike gloves were worn out :(
    I haven't been able to get out much the past 4 months since it's been sooo damn hot. But soon I will be able to go biking all I want.
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    Sep 06, 2007 6:18 PM GMT
    With the cooler nights, the pond isn't nearly as warm as it was a few weeks ago. There's not much swimming left this season.
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    Sep 06, 2007 6:30 PM GMT
    In Northern California...rain, rain , rain.....around Halloween, in a normal year, though April or May....

    ...oh, and the absence of fog, paradoxically, this time of year, heralds warmer temperatures in the late summer early fall...before the rain arrives...

    ...thus spake Zarathustra
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    Sep 06, 2007 7:07 PM GMT
    Tan lines are fading.

    :(
  • art_smass

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    Sep 06, 2007 7:25 PM GMT
    My gym gets crowded with people who have taken the summer off. The September rush is usually worse than the New Year's rush. I do live very far north, though, so it's probably different than most locales.
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    Sep 06, 2007 9:34 PM GMT
    When I can actually sleep at night finally. With all the windows wide open. God I love winter.
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    Sep 07, 2007 4:07 AM GMT
    When I run on the path by the beach, and there is no longer any reason to stop. stretch, and admire 'the view'. God I love summer. Sigh.

    R
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    Sep 07, 2007 1:45 PM GMT
    When all you wanna do is snowboard; when sunsets come too early.

    If you've never seen it, the fall in states like MI and OH is spectacular, dramatic and short. Unlike the gradual move towards winter back in England.

    Burning MI:
    Fall and autumn are
    not the same.

  • MSUBioNerd

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    Sep 07, 2007 2:32 PM GMT
    Well, working on a college campus, change of seasons is pretty obvious. When fall starts, there's a surge of 30,000 people who weren't here the week before. Things become open longer hours, but also far more crowded.

    I'd say something about the weather, but really, I grew up near Buffalo. I've got a few months to go before I start having to really think about turning on the heat.
  • Lincsbear

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    Sep 08, 2007 8:01 PM GMT
    I love the coming of Autumn!The signs are:
    The shorter,cooler evenings.

    The swallows and house martins gathering on the telegraph wires.

    The fading colours in my garden.

    People start having bonfires.

    The new television schedules.

    Spiders start to spin their webs in my flat.

    The darker,cooler mornings.

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    Sep 11, 2007 4:58 AM GMT
    speaking of spiders making their way inside, I was typing on here the other night and one of those creatures from the depths of hell went running across my chest. I didn't even make a peep...but on the inside I died a little.

    Also, some girls in the class after I teach were complaining about the spiders as I left the room and one of the girls knowledgeable pointed out, "Spiders are technically not animals." I politely corrected her, and she said "what do you know!?" I guess I am just too boyish looking to be taken seriously as a biologist.