The Dead Start To Walk In Their Masquerade

Another Labor Day has come and gone, my friends, marking the unofficial end to sweet summertime.  I would be devastated were it not for my intense, burning love of what follows.  This is why fall trumps all seasons:

    • Fall colors – by far, the boldest, most stunning in the spectrum
    • The non-humid, not-hot-but-not-cold sweatshirt weather
    • Halloween
    • All things related to Halloween, i.e., the plethora of new horror movies released in theaters, scary movie marathons on TV, unabashed candy-eating, trick-or-treaters, costume parties, haunted hayrides/houses, pumpkin carving, pumpkin seed eating, macabre decorations (including creepy spiderwebs)
    • sweaters
    • It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
    • the return of the Pumpkin Spice Latte at Starbucks
    • the pumpkin smoothie at Robeks
    • oh screw it, everything pumpkin flavored
    • the start of new seasons of TV shows
    • 3rd Rock From The Sun reruns (I own all 6 seasons on DVD but will only watch them in the fall; any other time just doesn’t feel right)
    • pre-holiday excitement
    • I was born in the fall (shout out to all my fellow Libras!)
    • the wicked summer mosquitoes finally wither and die
    • my neighborhood perpetually smells of woodsmoke (Mmmm, camping)
    • Did I mention pumpkins?

~Nikki

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7 thoughts on “The Dead Start To Walk In Their Masquerade

  1. laksjdflksjdflskj all of this. I did not know you had mad love for autumn–I just threw down way too much money at Bath & Body Works because I’m a slut for their fall scents. OMG the other night I was drinking tea, I had on my new pumpkin lotion, my window was racked open to let the cool air in, and I was listening to the Social Network soundtrack (which = autumn)–I was purposely trying to saturate all my senses in autumn.
    As Ann said, you must try to DD PS latte. I hate all coffee products but I will drink those all season long.

  2. YES to pumpkin-flavored everything! I loooove the pumpkin spice latte at Starbucks. My dad brought home a small pumpkin-spice cake the other day, and it is utterly delish. Totally recommend it, if you haven’t already beat me to it 🙂 My favorite time of the year is the fall-winter turnover, when it’s not completely freezing, but still cold enough that you want gloves and a coat but you can walk outside with a warm drink and feel good.

    And to your co-blogger, DD rocks! 🙂

  3. Yes to all of this, you had me with fall colors and sweater weather, and then the pumpkin spice latte. That latte is delicious. I stare at my closet that’s half full with my cardigans and soon I won’t have to stare at them longingly. You forgot pumpkin carving and pumpkin pie. 🙂

    I say that you just read my mind on why I love the fall season.

    • I could never forget pumpkin carving!! It’s up there in the “all things Halloween” paragraph and is one of my most favorite fall-related things. I look forward to it all year, and eating the roasted pumpkin seeds afterward while watching a scary movie, of course. It’s a tradition in my house.
      Thanks!
      -N.

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