I mean this title in two ways. Like, it is October so it's basically fall now even though we're still in the 80's right? And am I new to this, or has fall always been basic...? I don't get it. In my very small understanding of cool lingo I thought that basic meant boring. Or simple. Like, basic cable. But if everyone loves fall so much, why is it basic? Is this some kind of ploy sponsored by Starbucks? I thought the red cup got all the attention? So confusing.
But anyways, it is October now so I will agree that it is fall. Even though, like I said, it's still pretty warm for what I like to think of as "fall." It was 83 on Friday and I wore a sweater. You wouldn't find me in a sweater until it was 63 any other year prior, but Texas has definitely changed my blood. I was cold. But today we're going to the pool. So this fall is confusing, basically.
There's been a lot of other noticeable changes in the air though that tell me it's fall. Fall always reminds me of school, and I was also reminded to stay away from the schools when I got stuck driving near one and took about 40 minutes to navigate around all the mini vans. There was that red moon thing, that I forgot to look at, but I could have sworn I saw an orange moon the other night and maybe it's nothing to do with fall, but it would seem that the moon is celebrating it. There are a few crunchy leaves here & there on the ground, which Ted is slightly terrified of. I smelled a scent outside the other day that I could have sworn was pumpkin spice, but come to think of it, it was probably just the vent of someones drying machine wafting in the wind. Unless they started making pumpkin spice scented laundry sheets? (....don't even tell me.)
I haven't made anything pumpkin yet, but I actually really, really love pumpkin so that time will come. I could eat an entire pumpkin pie by myself. And pumpkin bread?! I love it all. But as far as buying pumpkins, passing. I'm not into decorating, and carving a pumpkin as an adult doesn't get any better than it did as a kid. Still will look like sh*t. Pumpkin seeds sound good though...
The most I come to decorating for fall is pulling out these two tiny sparkly pumpkins I bought a few years ago when I thought I could be the kind of person who decorates for fall.
But I like candles. And I've seen candles all over Instagram lately like it's a new invention. I was never really one for candy corn scented candles, but you better bet when Christmas comes, I need a cookie one.
Speaking of candy, I about died when I say the Halloween candy display at Costco. It's the first year I'm not buying any. But...now that I am thinking about it, I wonder if any kids will come around here so I better get some just in case. (Also, we say that every year and never happens.)
And speaking of store displays...Trader Joe's. You're killing me. I have to shop with blinders on lately or I would come home and need to make a shelf in the pantry just for pumpkin flavored foods. Also, I took this picture of pumpkins at Trader Joe's without buying any, but that's normal blogger behavior right? It confused John very much because I actually forgot my phone so I had to ask to use his. But it was worth it. Double worth it if I instagram it.
Let me see what else is fall about...oh duh, Starbucks. The last time I went to Starbucks I started a note in my phone called "avoid Starbucks." It went something like this:
- All the employees are lazily moving around chit-chatting about their lives to one another, while one person is hustling the cash register and making all the coffee.
- Women keeps coming back to the counter "I thought this oatmeal came with granola!!!! Where are the napkins?????"
- Watched a lady throw a fit because she's been here for 30 minutes and she's threatening to "never come back!!"
- Someone else, "are you SURE you put sugar-free vanilla in here?"
- Not kidding, "I asked for light on the ice" hands drink back.
...like dark nail polish. I am down with the dark nail polish. And booties. I have been on the hunt for booties. Light brown, leather preferably. Recommendations appreciated!!
But can I ask a question about these blanket scarves. Is there a baby wrapped in there? Are you covering up a neck brace? Just tell me, is that really comfortable? Who would have thought that basically a blanket could become the next big accessory. I love a scarf as much as the next girl, but just a thought...if it's cold enough to be wrapped up in a blanket, why not just put a coat on?
No I'm just kidding. I think they're cute. And if I happen to buy a blanket scarf, I'm really just kidding.
So that's basically it for today. No real point to this post so I'm just going to leave like I prefer to leave a party, without saying goodbye...