There are all manner of things that mystify me, not the least of which occurred last month. There I was, resting in the confines of Youngblood Manor, appreciating the breeze emanating from the air conditioner vent that served to distract me from the fact that I was party to the hottest summer in the annals of scorch, when …
There I was, resting in the confines of Youngblood Manor, wondering if Noah would be kind enough to give me a lift.
It would seem that this summer tried to get all historical on us.
From June somethingth to August somethingth we had to monitor our thermometers routinely just to make sure they weren’t pre-programmed to register three digits. Then the skies opened wider than many of us can remember.
Yet, some day, people who make a habit of looking back at weather patterns will conclude from the numbers that, “yeah, it was pretty much a normal summer, back in oh-two-two.”
“EHHHHHH. Wrong answer.”
The fact is: There was very little about the past three months’ weather that checked the “normal” box, which is all the more reason I am celebrating my favorite season, starting this month. I hope you’ll join me.
I hope you’ll join me at Globe Life Field when the Rangers conclude the 2022 baseball season beneath the stars (and not a roof). I’m up for a game on any day in autumn but Friday, because, well, because God made autumn Fridays for high school football. Any Colt, Cougar, Texan, Viking, Volunteer and Warrior will tell you that.
Oh, and Sundays are out, too. We need to save those for our date at AT&T Stadium, where we’ll take in an array of stars (including the sun, which occasionally gets in the eyes of pass receivers during playoff games).
I jest, of course. But, c’mon, Jerry. Just close the blinds on game day.
I’m not joking when I say that a stroll along a trail at River Legacy Park is one of life’s premier pleasures. Likewise, a picnic at Randol Mill Park. Both endeavors, when partaken in the fall, will give you a sneak-peek at heaven, and who couldn’t use one of those these days?
While we’re celebrating the season, we should be sure to accessorize with lawn chairs. That will give us the best seats on the lawn at Levitt Pavilion, no matter where we sit as we take in an autumn concert. Before the show, I recommend that we grab a bite to eat out on the patio of a downtown restaurant. There are plenty from which to choose. They are all good choices in the fall.
OK, I think I’ve made it pretty clear that I’ll be smitten for the next three months. After that? Well, that depends on what mysteries ERCOT has in store for us this winter.