Long Pants Day

This is always a melancholy day in the Grand Strand – it’s the first day I felt I needed to wear long pants and closed shoes for weather reasons. Generally for me, around April the sandals and shorts come out and stay out until I just can’t stand to wear them any more. Today is kind of chilly and rainy so I broke out the jeans and a long sleeve shirt. Sigh.

This makes me think of the tip for finding out which clothes in your closet to discard from Peter Walsh (via Merlin Mann). I note that their default duration is to check after six months which clothes you haven’t worn and discard them. That betrays a certain Californian lean, I think. Even here in the beachy area of South Carolina, we have significant weather swings. I think for almost anyone in America, you need to do a full year. Had I started that plan in March, around now I would decide I don’t need any of my sweaters or sweatshirts.

I actually don’t mind the turn from summer to fall and then to winter. I like wearing sweaters and sweatshirts and enjoy it when the weather allows me to break them out. I also like that I get that here, but not for a brutal 5 solid months like we had growing up in Kansas but maybe for a month or two in the dead of winter. Before that is mild fall, after that is mild spring. This seems more pleasant to me.

One Reply to “Long Pants Day”

  1. about the wheresgeorge stamp fading… no worries the estimated life expectancy for a 1 dollar bill is 18 – 22 months ! your ink will last that long unless the bill goes thru the washer and the dryer

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