Cool weather

While I’m not in Austin at the moment – but in DFW – it’s remarkable that the weather has suddenly cooled down. Talking about the weather is always boring, but when Summer is an endless chain of 100 degree days, it’s on the top of everyone’s mind.

People often make fun of us Texans for not being able to handle snow and ice. Indeed, down in Austin if someone spills a glass of water on a bridge in Feburary, the while city shuts down for our floating holiday: ice-day.

But, we can cope with the heat. This year has been one of the hottest, I hear. But, it’s not like any Summer I’ve lived through in Austin has been “mild.” They’re always miserable.

Going outside now, though, you can feel Fall coming on. The kind of weather where you have to sleep with a thin blanket and you make fun of people wearing shorts. Maybe even a hoodie once the sun goes down.