The Party's Over . . . It's Time to Call it a Day

They've burst your pretty balloon
and taken the moon away.

It's time to wind up the masquerade.
Just make your mind up
the piper must be paid. . .

(But cheer up! Even though THAT party may be over,
the Pity Party's just getting started!)

Today when I stepped outside I said the same thing every single Minnesotan said:

Because we're such a naturally optimistic people, we never think the party will end. After being outside 5 minutes, the look changed to this:

Why were we, as an entire population, wearing looks of sadness, shock, disillusionment, and even despondency?

a) It was COLD.

b) It was hideously windy.

c) It was dark.

d) All of the above.

I have found that on multiple choice tests when there is the
"d) all of the above" option given, it is usually the choice I am
drawn to. Today's test would be no different.

So I'm just going to pull out my ubiquitous knit cap
(hello, little friend -- I cannot tell a lie -- I have not missed you!)
which I will wear for approximately the next 250+ days, and do my best Nat King Cole impersonation as I croon the rest of the song:

Now you must wake up,
All dreams must end.
Take off your make up.
The Party's Over.
It's all over my friend. . .


Judy said...

We had a cold snap too--only 90 degrees today. I actually didn't have to turn on my AC until about 3:00. (It's about now that Californians, after having endured the unendurable all summer, start to become obnoxious.)

Allie said...

I am sitting here with my hoodie on, wrapped in a quilt and shivering. We had the exact same day. All the winter clothes are in storage. I'm pulling them all out in the morning!

VO said...

I am mourning for you. So Cal was coolish in the morning but warmed up in the afternoon. I can feel fall coming but it's not quite arrived here yet.

Warm woolens and Ugg boots to you.

susan m hinckley said...

IT IS 62 DEGREES IN MY HOUSE THIS MORNING! BRRRR! Nothing to do but find those sweats and put them on, because this furnace ain't runnin' before October. Not no way, not nohow.

luanne said...

62 degrees indoors? isn't this precisely why they invented thermostats, to be able to turn them on?

or you could fire up the oven and bake some of those molasses cookies you mentioned last week, and then sit in your nice warm kitchen and console yourself with tea and treats while you stitch. (can you stitch with your mittens on?)

me? i'd go turn on the darn furnace first, and then bake the cookies.

VO said...

OMG, day before yesterday it was 106. Today it was 60. That is too cold already. My toes are frozen and I'm already planning on wearing long pants and long sleeves tomorrow.

My luck it'll go back to 106.

susan m hinckley said...

Well, as a final note to all of this weather (and teeth) chatter . . . I broke down and turned on the furnace this morning. It is almost October, after all. But since we were in the 80's all last week, once again the old Minnesota tradition continues: air conditioner goes off, furnace goes on. Same week.

Stay warm, VO, although we haven't seen 60 for several days now . . .

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