Day: 19 October, 2015

(Finally) It’s Cooling Down

It can get rather irksome trying to predict the weather during Fall in Houston. One can never tell if it’ll be hot or if it’ll be chilly.   And, more often than not, temperatures tend to soar with the rising sun so if you’ve started the day in a plush wooly sweater, I’m so sorry.  Dressing for Fall and Winter here is rather like pretending you’re an Ogre (read: Shrek, stench and burps are optional) and you have layers to peel as the weather warms up (or pile on as it gets nippy).  It took me two years (and very many uncomfortable situations) to learn that. First lesson, wear an undershirt.  Be it something concealed or one which you fully intend to flaunt, the point of an undershirt extends beyond aesthetics.  It’s pivotal in maintaining a consistent body temperature (as do socks), as I’ve learned, under some very harsh circumstances.  Furthermore, should it warm up, all I need do is remove the sweater and I’m still decently covered. The sweater is a light one.  Cotton.  …