By Jocelyn Geboy in News on Sep 23, 2006 6:50PM
While the first day of September marked the first day of meteorological fall, today is the autumnal equinox, which kicks off autumn for real. If the chilly weather hasn't brought them out already, it's official. The sweaters and boots can come out of the closet. Perhaps even a light, jaunty scarf.
We overhear people excitedly chatting about how this is their "favorite time of year." Chicagoist sort of wants to slap those people. We can't help but notice how quickly the sun leaks out of the sky or how if we stay late at work, there isn't any light left when we leave. We fear that bonechill and dibs are only a short time away. The farmers almanac is backin' us up, saying it's going to be colder and snowier than it was last year. We read that the Almanac is right about 80% of the time. Those are good gambling odds.
Speaking of, if you're so inclined, you can get your money in on which of your potential favorite new shows will be cancelled. Much more fun and harmless, we think, than betting on hurricane season.
There's new fashion trends to be aware of, and plenty of time to stay inside, wrapped in a blanket watching the finale of Project Runway (we aren't sure how we got hooked, either).
Whether you're getting ready for the season of glogg or dreading the season of the multi-layer, fall is here.
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