What Happened to Fall?

November 13, 2007

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I have to let you in on a little secret. We are not amused. (Yes, I am using the royal plural) We look forward to crisp Fall days where layering is welcomed but not essential. Lately we have been bundling up under wool coats and trying not to freeze our royal a** off.

The reason for all this weather-related angst, is the lack of Fall. I had just been discussing with my friend how we had shifted right from summer to winter. Back in September, I anticipated the wonderful Fall weather to come, but it hardly showed up. It shouldn’t be that humid in October, really. The nerve! Doesn’t Mother Nature realize that I need to be coddled into the cold not just shoved into the deep end? In total, there were probably only 5 blissful days of Fall weather to enjoy.

Which leads me to this article Fall Canceled After 3 Billion Seasons on The Onion,  which cracked me up. We miss you Fall! Please come back.

A Beloved Classic Comes To An End

Fall Cancelled

Some of fall’s most memorable moments

1841: Leaves crumple gently underfoot

1969: Nation charmed by adorable kids bundled up in scarves

1998: A number of highly anticipated weddings showcase stunning foliage

2006: Crisp autumn air makes its final appearance

WASHINGTON, DC—Fall, the long- running series of shorter days and cooler nights, was canceled earlier this week after nearly 3 billion seasons on Earth, sources reported Tuesday.

The classic period of the year, which once occupied a coveted slot between summer and winter, will be replaced by new, stifling humidity levels, near- constant sunshine, and almost no precipitation for months.

“As much as we’d like to see it stay, fall will not be returning for another season,” National Weather Service president John Hayes announced during a muggy press conference Nov. 6. “Fall had a great run, but sadly, times have changed.”

Though it came as a surprise to many, the cancellation was not without its share of warning signs. In recent years, fall had been reduced from three months to a meager two-week stint, and its scheduled start time had been pushed back later and later each year. Still, many Americans continued to hold out hope that it would make a last-minute comeback.

“I guess I should have seen it coming, but it’s still upsetting to think about fall being gone forever,” said Peterborough, NH resident Dale Simmons, who was informed of the cancellation yesterday while waterskiing with his family.  “Maybe other people won’t miss it as much, but I practically grew up watching the leaves change color.”  

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♥ the alchemist

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      The Clothes Horse Nov 13, 2007

      We are also missing the Fall. Uncharacteristic temperatures of 60s??? Who would dare cause such a deed!

      thealchemist Nov 14, 2007

      We are not sure who would, but we are royally pissed off. 😉 ha!


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