I don’t know what that big glowing ball is, but I think I like it

Out in the Sunset, it’s been about a month since we saw the sun with any regularity. Knowing full well that this happens each and every July and August is of no matter: this year, whichever year it be, is always the worst, foggiest, coldest summer EVER.

But yesterday, I woke to something nearly forgotten – sunlight streaming through my window. And today, not only was the sun shining again, but when I went outside at 8 am, there was the undeniable scent of heat in the air. Yes, kids, I think it’s safe to say – Summer II has arrived.

And none too soon. As has been pointed out already today, with rising gas prices and an upcoming holiday weekend (something that would have driven up the price even without Katrina), we’re probably going to luck out and be able to enjoy a holiday weekend without ever leaving home. In fact, I spent yesterday afternoon acquiring a base sunburn to get me through Labor Day while running along Crissy Field, watching the kite boarders risk life and limb skimming the waves under the Golden Gate Bridge.

So – where do we go when it gets hot? This city has no air conditioning – and I’ve yet to see any ads for Labor Day Weekend movie openings that don’t make me laugh (ironically), so the theaters are probably out – but lots of outdoor space. What’s your favorite beach? Ice cream? Brewery? Activity?

Time to rent a kayak, learn to sail, or just spare the air and enjoy the sunshine, sans car, right here in our own, rain free, finally sunny city. Because soon it will be the coldest, foggiest, most miserable October, EVER, once again.

1 Comment so far

  1. Greg Dewar (unregistered) on August 31st, 2005 @ 7:54 pm

    I was glad to see the belated summer come back to us…I’m up on the hill by UCSF and it’s been so foggy and windy…today was great….just an excuse to work fast so I could go outside and enjoy the sun…



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