9.03.2008

what i love about fall...

it's 7:02am. i've been up for about an hour and a half, a little later than usual, but this is one of those rare days when i can walk to work...and this fact, i love.

i know that i've annoyed some people with my extreme glee over the fact that at least according to my calendar, summer is over. all the teachers in my acquaintance, i believe, have collectively pooled their resources and put a contract out on my life. :-) so, in my defense, i will try to explain why i love fall so very much, beyond the fact that it means that summer is over, and won't be back for three whole seasons!

i love fall because:
  • the days are shorter. i love leaving for work when it is still dark outside, it makes me feel like i am being so productive, and getting so much more done. and conversely, i dislike going to bed when there is some semblence of light outside, which, given my occasional gramma-like bedtime, happens in the summer. i dislike feeling like i'm missing out on something, but not enough to not go to sleep when i'm tired.
  • the clothes are better. in the summer, you have to dress to stay cool. in the fall, you can dress how you want to.
  • the food is better. apple pie. apple strudel. apple crisp. sweet potato anything. pumpkin anything. not to mention the fact that because it is not sweltering outside, one can bake!
  • the colors are better. yes, green is okay (it is also michigan state's color, and that, in & of itself should tell you something is not right with the color), but oranges and reds and yellows, and leaves crunching under your feet as you walk...not to mention...
  • the smell of fall...
  • college football (in spite of the previously mentioned breakdown) whether or not i can watch it on television...
  • the fact that fall ushers in the christmas season...
there are more, so many more, but here are just a few of the reasons that i am obnoxiously happy of the fact that summer is no longer among us.

2 comments:

D J Futers said...

So - hate to break it to you, but fall doesn't start until September 21st.

süz said...

so long as the temperature is less than 19 degrees celsius, i don't care when the actual day is!

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