8 Ways You Know It's Autumn In Los Angeles
Autumn is a funny time in Los Angeles: the leaves stubbornly affixed to their trees, the hoi polloi going about in all manner of t-shirts and flip-flops. As the 92-degree days bleed into 85-degree days bleed into 79-degree days, you could be forgiven for not quite realizing that summer is over until it's pouring rain and Vons starts offering specials on heart-shaped boxes of chocolates.
Sarah Fenske Who needs autumn leaves when you have a sky like this?
Here, then, are eight helpful ways you can tell when fall has arrived in God's one true city, Los Angeles:
8) American Apparel Billboards Start To Look Almost PG-Rated
That billboard with four girls in swimsuits giving off looks of unimaginable lust that nearly makes you crash your car every time you drive by on the way to work? Sometime in September or October, it's replaced with one of a girl in a sweater. Without pants. But still with a look of unimaginable lust. Or is that melancholy? The changing of the American Apparel ads is our very own changing of the leaves -- beautiful, bittersweet, drenched in nostalgia...
7) Jews Are Always On Vacation
It's unclear why the Chosen People decided to cram all their holidays into one month, but it confuses the hell out of the gentiles every year.
"Another holiday? Weren't you just off last week?"
"That was the Jewish New Year."
"And what's today?"
"Day of atonement."
"And next week?"
"That's the one where we build a little house outside and sleep in it."
"You just made that last one up didn't you?"
"Are you oppressing me?"
Turn the page for more ways you know it's autumn in L.A., including the seasonal occupations of its hipsters.