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Saturday, November 19, 2021

(Slightly) cooler weather has reached the Tampa Bay area this week, prompting the need for warmer clothing.

I never did like the Autumn season, even while growing up in New York. And here’s why: The temperature swings during the course of the day make dressing up a real chore.

Put on something fairly weighty, like an undershirt and a long-sleeve dress shirt, and you’re set for the cool morning. But then, as the sun rises and heats everything up to the customary 80-degree range by noon, and you find yourself sweating like a dog when you step out for lunch. As the evening approaches, things get cool again.

Yes, I’m familiar with the concept of layering, along with easily-removable jackets and such. But I hate fussing with that stuff. I feel that, once I put on my clothing for the day, I should be set. I don’t want to put stuff on and take stuff off all day long — what am I, a runway model?

As much as I dislike cold weather, I’d rather it just got cold already, so we could break out the sweaters and overcoats and stick with those. It’s better than this shifty season.

- Costa Tsiokos, Sat 11/19/2005 06:20:00 PM
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  1. We don’t seem to have fall in NY anymore. It feels like summer turns into winter within a week nowadays.

    Comment by David — 11/20/2005 @ 11:19:43 PM

  2. To resort to an overused cliche: Global warming, dude.

    Count your blessings. Down here, we’re on the verge of abandoning the idea of “Fall” and replacing it with what’s actually happening: “Hurricane Season”.

    Comment by CT — 11/21/2005 @ 09:25:23 AM

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