Coming Soon To a Backyard Near You.......Winter!!!
It's happening again here. "Winter" is coming and is scaring the #$*!@ out of the natives. I was talking with a friend of mine on the phone this morning and she was telling me that she was considering having a party in her backyard for her daughter's birthday at the end of November. "Do you think it will be too cold?" she asked me. "No," I said, "it will be great--they're kids--they'll be moving around and they can bring a sweatshirt if they want to. " "But I looked up the average temperature at the end of November, " she said, "and it said it could be 71." I was sure I had misheard her. "71?" I asked. "Yes, 71 degrees," she answered. "71!!" I said, "that's perfect--it will be great." "But 71 is cold for LA," she said. "Do you hear yourself?" I asked her. "71 is great--they can bring a sweatshirt," I said again. "Maybe I can rent heat lamps," she continued. Huh? Every time I start to feel sort of normal here something like this happens. I am already wearing long sleeves most days because even though it is 80 degrees most days it is already the end of October. I'm done with summer. I've moved on to fall. I'm ready for some cool crisp days. Bring on those 71 degree late fall and winter days--I've got my scarves and Uggs all ready.