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Normally, I Like LL Bean

Normally, I Like LL Bean. However, yesterday a new catelog arrived. And it’s the fall catelog. Fall. FALL.

Yes, thank you.

So I like fall as much as the next guy, but I’m getting too old to wish for time to fly by. I haven’t even been able to appropriately enjoy this summer, why would I want to wish it was already fall?

I thumbed through a couple of pages, but when I saw hats and gloves I was forced to fling the horrid thing across the room. I cannot and will not go glove shopping in July. Just no.

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  1. Bill

     /  July 15, 2006

    On July 11, you said you love the internet … why are you still into this catalog thing that is obviously so distressing?

  2. Jody

     /  July 15, 2006

    I order via the internet…I can’t stop them from mailing me catelogs. Besides, what else can you keep int the bathroom in case you run out of TP?

  3. Trace

     /  July 15, 2006

    You won’t like me for what I am about to say. I received the LL. Bean Fall catalog also. I was thrilled! I love spring, autumn, and yes,winter; but,I absolutely can not stand summer!It isn’t the summer activities I hate, it is the damned humidity!! Fall of the year? Bring it on!

  4. Jerry

     /  July 16, 2006

    Well if this is some indication, the squirrels (ala. rats with tails) at my house have been gathering nuts for last 2 weeks. Of course I get the leftover mess in the driveway to sweep.

    I like summer. We are up to 4 ACs in our house now (when we moved here we had none for many years, how did we survive ?).

    I did find a nice 10K btu roll around unit at Circuit City and put in the finished half of the basement. I made a panel for the casement window and plumbed it up. Works great. This morning added a condensation pump to pump the excess h20 outside. Now that I am all done I will jump in Spec Pond this pm of course.

    Can’t stay inside on nice day like today.


  5. Christine

     /  July 16, 2006

    I too love fall, but I agree with Jody — I had a similar reaction when I got the fall Bean catalog. I got the following quote on a teabag once and try to live by it — apparently, those retail people didn’t get the memo, because I also got the fall J Jill:

    “Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air; drink the drink; taste the fruit.” — Henry David Thoreau

    On the plus side? New Bean retail store opens in Burlington SEPTEMBER 1!

  6. Trace

     /  July 17, 2006

    I love Thoreau! I can taste the fruit, as I have rasberry and blackberry bushes all around my yard. I can also drink the drink. However, I cannot breathe the air; at least not outside. It was 97 degrees here yesterday, with 100% humidity. I believe, if he were living these days, even Thoreau would agree that in this extreme weather, it can be very difficult to breathe the air.

  7. Nicholle

     /  July 17, 2006

    Hey I used to go for swimming lessons at Spec Pond when I was a kid….

    small world. =)

    And I’m definitely a fan of fall, and it’s cool crisp jacket weather and frosty mornings. Summer…not so much, heat makes me cranky (er).

    And how come I didn’t get MY LL Bean catalog in the mail?

  8. Jody

     /  July 18, 2006

    Jerry do you live on Spec pond? My friend just bought a house there.

  9. Jerry

     /  July 19, 2006

    I do not live there. JCC is no longer a day camp but for a few $$ you can swim there. Spec is amazing clean, all spring fed. Wish I did live near it. Have a good day.

  10. tanilove

     /  July 22, 2006

    I got the same catalog but couldn’t look at it, even though I’m a shopoholic. Just can’t do it.