well, friends, do I have a treat for YOU! the one and only, GINA, is guest posting for me today
because I'm birthday-ed out and spending time to hang out
with my friends and "vacation-ing" if you will indulge me that far.
GINA writes for Hello Giggles ,which is where I first found her,
and is quite seriously the person I would Freaky Friday/switch bodies
and lives with if I could.
THANK YOU, GINA!
Why I’m Excited it’s Almost Autumn
And by “almost,” I mean “two months, practically,” but a girl can fantasize. Maggie asked me if I wanted to guest blog for her while she was vacationing and living out the freshly 21 year-old dream, and I said YES! But had no idea what I should write about. To be honest, I’ve been slacking on my own blog. I got a new kitten (Yoshimi) and she’s been taking up almost all of my free time. Not that she’s a hassle-she’s a very independent little girl. But she gets into EVERYTHING. Like, right now, she’s investigating my Trader Joe’s cookie butter filled chocolate bar sitting on my bedside table. And I have to steer her away from the True Death and so she’s started to claw my thighs and laptop screen. So, yeah, fun times, everyone.
This morning I woke up, however, and realized I really want it to be autumn. Like, really bad. And I was like, this is what I’m going to write about. I’m done with the sticky weather (it’s even been weird and humid in San Diego), I’ve had no time to go to the beach anyway, and I want my pumpkin spice latte already. Fall is seriously the best season because:
1. Like I mentioned: PUMPKIN SPICE LATTES.
Actually, pumpkin everything. Pumpkin bread, pumpkin pancakes (the mix from Trader Joe’s is seriously bomb) pumpkin cupcakes, pumpkin candles, pumpkins themselves. The combination of pumpkin and cinnamon is just so cathartic; add almond milk to the mix and I’m golden.
2. Fall fashion.
Late August means I get to go back-to-school shopping, even though grad school probably doesn’t warrant that luxury. I AM teaching my own freshman comp class this year, so I should get some new clothes for that right? I am SO excited for all the forest greens, burnt siennas, new jeans, boots, tights, and sweaters.
3. ALL the shows.
Well, not all. Shameless and Game of Thrones aren’t back until winter/spring. BUT hello Walking Dead, American Horror Story,New Girl, and the Mindy Kaling Project. So many good things happenings once it starts to cool down, and a lot of them are on my laptop screen. Hooray.
I like food, okay? What can I say. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday of all time because it doesn’t involve the stress of buying presents, it just promotes love and thanks and family, and those are the most important things in life, right? And it’s just a stress-free holiday. Like, even making Thanksgiving dinner isn’t even that hard. You just coat a turkey with seasoning and stick it in the oven for 8 hours mash up a few different kinds of squash. Pretty much easy. Thanksgiving is a holiday that revolves around eating too much and then passing out on the couch while your dad and uncle watch football. It’s amazing.
5. It’s always “crisp”.
I love the word “crisp” because it’s hard to describe the weather when it’s clear, kind of cold but not, and fresh. Like, you breathe it in and you are that much more alive. Fall weather is almost always “crisp” even in Southern California (although sometimes it’s just Indian Summer over here and that’s always disappointing).
I just had to Google “how to play with your kitten effectively”. I’m seriously. I’m such a bad cat mom. But she’s been chewing on my paycheck for the last five minutes and all the toys I give her are not as good as the $120 curtains I just bought. On accident. That’s a different story, though. Also, is it normal for kittens to just attack you? Like, woah, energy. Sometimes she’ll just attack a corner for being a corner. I’m trying not to take it personally.
Anyway, thanks again for letting me guest blog. I know the love of fall is nothing revolutionary, but I just had to get it out there today. And it’s mid-summer. And I’m feeling that mid-season itch where I want things to be different. And fall kind of encourages you to start over, even if it means buying a new maxi skirt and jean jacket. Over and out.