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Friday, September 28, 2007

Preparing for the Inevitable...

Summer is really, really over. Sure, we can bar-B-Q until the snow flies (and even beyond if I can find my umbrella), and it hit 90 one day this week, but the nights are down in the 50s and we've already had one freeze warning.

Some summer pleasures are simply done and gone for another year...



Soon it will be Halloween, with rotten apple fights on the front lawn and Bobbing for Dick Cheney's Head in the big galvanized tub in the living room.

And then it will be time to unpack the Winter Weather Wear.



Happy Fall, everyone!

25 comments:

Preposterous Ponderings said...

Nude Croquet! Interesting!!!!!

Fall is my favorite time of year!

Happy Fall back to ya!

Malach the Merciless said...

MA is funny, out where you are is much different than me in SouthEastern MA. It was 85 - 95 all week and in the 70's at night. Being by the sea, we won't get any really cold weather consitently until January, same with snow.

Colonel Colonel said...

PrePonderance- Nude Extreme Croquet is our regular pastime. In the fall in can get a bit, er, "nippy".

Malach- We lived in Cambridge before coming here and yes, near the coast in the eastern part of the state is completely different.

Pope Benedict XVI said...

It is alwasy Sunshine and rainbows at the Holy See, yes, yes.

Phoebe Fay said...

Oh but fall, beautiful fall! The perfect time of year for warming your head with migrant water fowl.

Sirdar said...

90's? 50's at night? I think it got over 10˚C today. Its 7˚C right now at 10:20pm. It will probably get down to around 2˚C tonight. High of 8˚C for Saturday. Sorry...you have no sympathy from me :-)

AngryMan said...

That looks like one of the covers for the Hard Case Crime novels. I can't wait to have money and a house with enough room to start ordering those.

Colonel Colonel said...

Popey- Nice hat.

Phoebe- Well, actually, there no bad time of year for warming your head with migrant waterfowl. Just ask Bjork.

Sirdar- I know, it's true.

Angryman- Be careful- the sad truth is there's never enough house and never enough money for all the books.

here today, gone tomorrow said...

I love fall. It's cool enough to wear slippers this morning - all is right with the world (well, except for that little post-season baseball imbroglio...).

Colonel Colonel said...

HTGT- According to the NYT this morning, the Yankees cannot care less about not winning the Division, as long as they have made the playoffs.

Grrrr. It would make beating them so much better if they'd be upset about it!

Colonel Colonel said...

I'm not quite finished with this topic-

The Yankees had won the A.L. East in each of the last nine seasons, but they did not seem to care much about ending the streak. "Honestly, we haven’t thought much about it anymore," starter Mike Mussina said. "We climbed back from obscurity. We were written off, we were firing everybody, we were releasing everybody. We were finished, according to everybody, and we’re in the playoffs."

"I just went out to get some work; it wasn’t good at all," Rivera said. "I missed a lot of pitches. But I’m fine. You have to move forward."

WTF????

C'mon guys, you LOST!

Whine!
Bitch!
Moan!
Make Excuses!
Blame Somebody Else!!!!

LOSE LIKE MEN, DAMNIT!!!

Mike said...

The weather has been like that here too. Kind of hot during the day and downright cold at night. We have had two frosts so far.

Nude croquet. Hmmmm. It could work.

Colonel Colonel said...

Mike- nude croquet is a much-underrated sport. You just have to be careful with the mallets...

FOUR DINNERS said...

I do not fall! Ever! I occasionally get drunk admittedly but I remain perpendicular at all times. Got me rep to consider.

oh....that fall...er...right

Nude croquet eh? Remember not to sit on the stick I suppose...

Colonel Colonel said...

FD- Welcome -just popped over to your place for a quick visit- looks like a rockin' good time!

Yeah, in nude croquet the sticks can be a problem, and you have to be pretty careful how you use the phrase "grab that ball, would you?"

Sara Sue said...

Nude croquet! I'd not worry about the mallet and focus on the balls.

Colonel Colonel said...

Sara- well, of course nude croquet has its own slang, so a 'mallet' isn't always a mallet...

Sara Sue said...

This nude croquet ... was it invented by the Kennedy clan?

Beach Bum said...
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Beach Bum said...

Nude Croquet? Would like to try that but the damn neighbors might say something about it, sometimes I really hate subdivisions. But nude twister is a weekend favorite between Dragonwife and myself.

C.Rag said...

I never let weather stop me from being naked.

Colonel Colonel said...

Sara- yeah, but they won't let Ted play anymore. Obviously.

Beach Bum- next time, play nude twister on the deck...

C.Rag- and there's no reason why it should. Well, sometimes there's a reason...

Tequila Mockingbird said...

honestly, i prefer naked scrabble, but that's just my personal opinion.

also, i like crunkopoly. i'll probably eventually blog about it, but the gist is you use a regular monopoly board, and when you hit someones property, you take a shot. when you hit something bad like go to jail or luxury tax, take off an article of clothing. when you hit something good, like free parking or whatnot, you get to either put on a peice of clothing or tell someone else to take a peice off. basically, the object of the game is to get drunk and naked. shit happens when you party naked.

Kaytie M. Lee said...

I do enjoy a swan hat/coat ensemble.

Colonel Colonel said...

T-Bird- "the object of the game is to get drunk and naked. shit happens when you party naked"

Surely not!

Kaytie- And they are free-range, organic swans.