This is just wrong.
- NO one should be happy and chipper at 5:00 in the morning.
- Snow?! Whose bright idea was this?
- "Crisp" and "Chilly" describe foods, not weather. Chips are crisp and go really well with salsa and a nice chilly margarita. French fries are crisp and are awesome with a nice chilly beer. Weather should be "warm" or "balmy" or even "hot" as far as I'm concerned.
Lots of folks really enjoy autumn and
First off, I don't know about this whole leaves littering the path thing. It's more like my yard is shortly going to be covered in leaves and I'll have to get them all raked and bagged. Or I could just leave them and let them blow into the common area across the street or into the neighbors' yards. Not very neighborly of me, so I'll rake 'em and bag 'em. Or hire someone. The leaves are pretty. On the trees.
from a trip to Rocky Mountain National Park
Second, assuming anyone is really taking the time and energy to bake an apple pie, the houses today are built so airtight there is no "delicious aroma wafting through the air." Unless you're inside and you're the one baking the pie. Honestly, I don't know that many people that actually bake anymore. Except me, but I'm trying to watch the calories, so there's no apple pie baking going on at my house.
Third, as far as I'm concerned there is no "exciting" nip in the air. Unless it's coming from a fanged beast, then it goes way beyond exciting and really doesn't have anything to do with the weather. The nip in the air is nature's way of telling me, "HA! I found you and now I'm going to torture you for the next few months with cold and snow and wind and more cold." Gee. I can hardly wait for that.
what is known as "winter driving conditions"
Children out picking out the perfect pumpkin is kinda neat. They do get so excited and take it very seriously, so I can't really fault that little bit of nostalgia. Its' cute to see a little tyke trying mightily to pick up the "biggest" "bestest" pumpkin in the field - and the thing is as big as they are! I like jack-o-lanterns. I like carving them. I like seeing all the little kids dressed up in their Halloween costumes. It's fun. But that's only one day out of ~90.
where's the candy?
I guess I'm just sad that I missed out on summer. I kept waiting and waiting for those 90 to 100 degree days, and they never showed up. Hearing that it's going to be "crisp," "chilly," and there's a chance of snow just means that summer is well and truly over. And I'm going to have to wait until next year for a summer. I'm really hoping we get one.