A handy end-of-summer checklist for Denver

We’re one week away from Labor Day weekend, which means we’re just 10 days away from the moment when we are legally required to stop enjoying ourselves so much.

ashley-dean-square-crop
FALL IS COMING. (Base photo via jcookfischer/Flickr)

FALL IS COMING. (Base photo via jcookfischer/Flickr)

We’re one week away from Labor Day weekend, the ceremonial end of summer.

That means we’re just 10 days away from the moment when we are legally required to stop enjoying ourselves so much. Ten days away from having to put away any white article of clothing upon penalty of public stoning. We’ll embrace sweaters as our saviors, suddenly remember we love pumpkin and start talking endlessly about the changing of the aspen leaves. We’ll gain five pounds.

To help you prepare, we’ve created this Denver end-of-summer checklist.

  1. Turn off the AC.
  2. Go see the last film in every outdoor movie series because you’ve probably been saying “we’ll catch the next one” all summer.
  3. Spend some quality time in one of Colorado’s national parks. Send everyone Snapchats of the elk.
  4. Pick a starting quarterback. (This one only applies if you are Gary Kubiak.)
  5. Pick a starting quarterback and write many letters to the team politely compelling them choose that player. (Do this one if you are not Gary Kubiak.)
  6. Buy new sweaters. Your other 53 sweaters are boring now.
  7. Visit the Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St., perhaps for a meal al fresco or a concert.
  8. Spend half an hour wondering when the leaves changed last year but don’t bother looking it up.
  9. Cry.
  10. Calm down, it’s going to be warm for, like, at least two more months.