Hot as hell.
Dry as it's ever been in Texas.
Still a couple of weeks from college football.
In a nutshell, these are some seriously shaggy dog days.
So I'm going to close my eyes and channel the greatest season of the year: Fall.
Pantone has released the Fall 2011 fashion trend colors, and I'm loving 'em.
"Designers take a painterly approach to fall 2011 by artfully combining bright colors with stable neutrals, reminiscent of how an artist would construct a stunning work of art," said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. "Much like a painter's masterpiece, there is a certain romance to this season's palette."