It’s a Cruel September
Hurray! September is just around the corner and that can mean a lot of things in Austin. For one September means school is in session. And by school I mean elementary, secondary and college divisions. Sure most classes start in August but they are in full swing by September, which means more activities for the adults and the kids.
For Longhorn fans September 1 is the first football game in Memorial Staduim. UT, which is ranked in the preseason around 15th, plays Wyoming. This game will be a great opportunity for true orange bloods to view this year’s team. Texas plays New Mexico State on September 9th in Austin. So it is home games for the horns the first two weekends in September.
September 1 also means the opening day of dove season in the central zone. Dove season is a co-ed sport in Texas, more social than killing of defenseless animals, and is a harbinger of fall weather. I can remember one or two opening days of dove season in the south zone that were interrupted with a wet,blue norther.
In fact northers are why September is the cruelest month. Cruel because we suffered through August knowing it was going to be hot but thinking September will be better. It usually is with an average high temperature in Austin around 90° in September rather than 100° in August. So back in the old days September meant a norther or at least cooler weather. Well of course that was before global warming.
Heck, in the old days September used to mean ACL Fest. But warmer weather has now crowned October as the month for cooler weather. So whether then or now September means 30 days of renewed excitement and activities, but also prolonged hope for cooler, wetter weather.
Ah the good old days!
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