9pm. August 6, 2008
Man: Damn. It's really cold out.
Woman (employing a tone that suggests he has missed the obvious): Well, it's August.
Even if you were blindfolded, overhearing this conversation would enable you to know instantly that you were in San Francisco.
And yes. It is really cold out. And damp. And windy.
The men beside me on my flight home from Nashville were incredulous when I told them they would require jackets. I hope they have heeded my warning. As for me? I've been wearing my winter coat every day since I got home. My sun dresses look at me reproachfully from the closet.