By Amber Roniger

What’s so great about September? OMG, so many things… the grandeur of summer still fresh on our minds as stifling heat gratefully retreats from our living nightmares. September is gorgeous layered fancy-silky scarves, funky-colored tights (remember those, my trippy friend?) and sophisticated little jackets; unfolding from leather seats after a splendid meal without stressing the back of your dress is plastered solid to sweaty thighs. It is moderate heat without the rash, mosquitoes on last dying wings, make-up maintaining its proper place and not running clownishly down slippery faces – even after a harrowing half-hour wait on the subway platform in the monsoon gloom. It is not signing over your entire check to Con Ed’s collection department, turning off the planet-destroying-blowers, opening up the windows and letting the marvelous breeze in. The day of labor (us peons only get one day for our government-sanctioned-BBQ’s – pathetic, I’m moving to Belgium!), one month closer to the election of the century; and so many of my other favorite things. Julie Andrews should pen a new ditty to September’s noble glory and I’ll mix the break-beats! But at the very least, we can say we made it through another endless summer, swishing around this swirling urban tide pool habitat of ours, we stuck it out with valor and charm. So props to us for our woman-against-city-stance and two snaps to the left for grinning and strutting it, despite the colossal asphyxiate odds against us! Keep on breezing on, my pre-autumn sisterlings!

Originally published September 2007












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