Great things about Fall – 2016


Happy Fall everyone!  September 22nd of this year marks the first day of Fall equinox, the third season from September-December.  It’s a season full of pumpkin-flavored food, colored leaves, cold nights, and people dressed in Halloween costumes all around.  Lots of things ‘fall’ in Autumn – the leaves, daily temperature, and the amount of daylight we receive every day.  While Fall isn’t my personal favorite season (Summer will always be #1!), there are some fun things I enjoy about this season.  Here are a few of my favorite things going into Autumn:

 

Fall Season = Sweatshirt Season

         

With a fall season brings colder weather coming our way.  What better way to bundle up than with sweatshirts and sweatpants?  Nothing better than hoodies and sweatpants when going into school or work for the day.  I personally love getting those sweatshirts out of my closet for the season.  The sweatshirts go great with my white fingerless gloves/black knit beanie hat combo I put together.  It’s goodbye to shorts/tank-tops and hello to sweatshirts/sweatpants weather.

New TV Seasons

            Fall is also the quintessential season for new TV shows or new seasons of recurring series.  The kids are back to school and the new episodes are waiting to be seen right when you get home from a long day of class/work.  It’s that time again to catch the new episode of Big Bang Theory or check out the newest series premiering on Fox.  For me, I am excited for the new episodes of American Horror Story: Roanoke this year!  American Horror Story always premieres its new season in October (it’s a HORROR series, duh!) and I always look forward to the newest chapter of the anthology series.  With the weather getting colder, it’s time to bundle up inside and check out the latest series on television.

Pumpkin-Spiced Craft Beers

            One thing I have to point out is that I love my craft beers, especially those that create seasonal flavors in the mix.  I have to have my pumpkin-spiced ales after drinking my fruit-flavored beers during the summer.  Shipyard, Sam Adams, Ballast Point, and many other craft brewers mix various ingredients to create autumn-seasoned beers.  While I’m not the biggest fan of pumpkin pie, I will certainly drink a Shipyard Pumpkinhead when it’s out on draft at a bar.  Cheers to drinking pumpkin-spiced ales and IPAs these next few months!

This is Halloween

            October marks the month of one of the most cherished holidays of the season: Halloween.  Halloween, a time to dress up as your favorite character and go trick-or-treating for candy around the neighborhood!  If you’re a young adult like me, it’s the time to go bar crawling as a power ranger or a Pokémon.  Bar crawls during Halloween are the only time you’ll see Mario, Freddie Krueger, and a Jigglypuff downing shots at the bar.  So don up your costume and take on the spooky streets on this creepy holiday.

Thankful for Thanksgiving

            Gobble gobble!  Thanksgiving is that memorable time where you spend time with your family feeling thankful for things…and also the holiday where you eat a massive turkey with sides such as corn, mashed potatoes, peas, and other meals.  It’s that time to watch the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade special while you wait for that turkey to be ready for dinner.  After gobbling up that turkey, you start napping from the tryptophan entering into your brain (if people still believe that idea these days).  With that bird all gobbled up, just take a moment to remember all that you are thankful for during Thanksgiving.

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