Now that the autumnal equinox has finally passed, I can officially declare it the start of my favorite season of the year: Fall! And while I really wanted to write a super insightful blog this week about “On being the slowest hiker” or “The beer of my adopted homeland (aka Wisconsin),” I just couldn’t resist making another fun list. I made it a little harder on myself this time by forcing myself to populate the whole alphabet (definitely semi-cheated on X and Z) with all the fun things about fall.
A — Apples, apple pies, apple cider. And Aaron Rodgers.
B — Boots. All the boots.
C — Color change. So many reds, oranges and yellows.
D — Dead things. (Like leaves and trees… and zombies and vampires)
E — Excellent eating: apples, pies, pumpkin things, tailgating food… seriously all the things.
F — Football. But mostly just Wisconsin Football (because all the other teams just don’t matter): Packers and Badgers.
G — GOURDS! Love me some decorative gourds.
H — Halloween. Haunted houses. Haunted hay-rides. And HOCUS POCUS.
I — Indian Summer.
J — Jack-O-Lanterns. Because pumpkin carving parties aren’t just for children.
K — Kit-Kats. So many leftover halloween candy kit-kats. (Sorry kids, they’re mine).
L — Leaves. Leaf piles. (Jumping in leaf piles. Racking leaf piles.)
M — Maple flavored things.
N — [No-shave] November.
O — Orchard adventures.
P — Pumpkin. Seriously, all the pumpkin flavored things.
Q — Quilts! Warm, cozy, glorious quilts.
R — Running. It’s just so much better in the fall.
S — Sweaters, scarves, and [thick] socks.
T — Thanksgiving. Turkey. Eat all the things.
U — Ugg boots. So ugly, but just oh so comfy.
V — Vote. (seriously, please vote.)
W — Weather. Not too cold. Not too hot.
X — Xenial season (i.e. the season of giving thanks)
Y — Yamitty yams.
Z — Zealous feasting.
…I’ll be the only geologist in the geology building rocking leggings, a blanket scarf and ugg boots while carrying at venti pumpkin spiced latte. #noshame