Fall. Autumn. Football season.
I can’t lie, the thought of living without football definitely helped convince us to get cable.
Pumpkin spice lattes. And candles. And breads. Basically pumpkin anything.
But then there are the things I love that I don’t think I’ll be getting any part of. Leaves falling. “Hoodie and flip flop” weather. Brisk mornings.
I am feeling homesick for fall. I don’t think I necessarily get fall in Florida though. Fall in NJ/IN is probably like… February in Florida.
I had a friend who moved to Orlando tell me that after Labor Day, the humidity breaks a bit and it’s enjoyable to be outdoors. She said it’s the absolute best. B used to travel to Florida in the fall for his old job, and said it was AMAZING… shorts weather but really enjoyable to be outdoors.
I posted something on Facebook about this last week – just saying I was excited for fall and that I hoped it was like summer in New England. AKA, hot, but nights are better and it’s enjoyable to be outdoors. Right. Apparently everyone and their mom became a Florida expert and professional meteorologist, since I pretty much got 931,284,732 comments saying what an idiot I was and that it’s going to be RIDICULOUSLY MISERABLY HOT FOREVER AND YOU ARE SO DUMB.
I responded with this little chart…
This was taken from Wikipedia… it does- shockingly- show that the temperature drops a bit each month in the fall.
I mean, I’m pretty sure on the overall, it can only get cooler from September on, until like January or February. But what do I know?
And the humidity will go down when this crazy rain/monsoon/wet/hurricane season ends… right? One would assume. Since the rainfall decreases a ton in the fall per the chart too. But again… I’m no expert.
Either way it can’t be worse than the miserable past few months. And I’m going to be excited, dammit.
It might get really nice by the end of September. Or it might be 98 degrees and humid. Either way, I will be happily sipping my pumpkin spice latte.