It was actually cool this morning when I left for work, almost jacket cool but not quite. I wore a turtleneck -- a thin one, to be sure, but a long-sleeved turtleneck nonetheless.
But I refuse to believe that it is fall, because it isn't. It isn't fall until the Autumnal Equinox; that is, September 22, 2009; 5:18 P.M. EDT. At that time, you can stand on the equator and the center of the sun will be directly overhead, if that's your idea of a good time. What's more, day and night will be equally long; 12 hours of daytime and 12 hours of nighttime.
After that, the night takes over, little by little, until the winter solstice in December, when I will hide under a blanket and whimper.
That might give you the impression that I hate Fall. Not so! I do hate the short days and the long, long nights, but I'm okay with the season itself. The air is cool and dry and feels clean instead of being a big hot mess of damp; the sky is blue as Redd Foxx's comedy act.
And, of course, there's hockey. The first home preseason game is September 21 against the Buffalo Sabres. Sounds like a great way to end the summer!