Thursday, September 13, 2007

I can feel it in the air tonight..well, this morning anyway...

Do you know what that smell is? No, not the strange odor eminating from the cube next to me, the one outside? yep, it's Autumn. It's right around the corner. I could feel it this morning, smell it in the air. And I can't wait. It's football on the weekends, pots of chili, warm dinners instead of whatever happens to be convenient. Jeans and long sleeved shirts...fires...good beers that sit a little heavier on you than the light ones you drink when it's a million degrees out. Fall is also a time of rebirth for me. People think of it as a time of dying, preparing for the cold of winter...but I always look at fall as the beginning of the year. I guess that stems from starting school and all that in the fall. But, it's a great time for me. A comfortable one. Soon it will be hunting season (which amounts to sitting on the porch with my step-dad, a 12 pack, and some guns, but still...) and the leaves will change and cover us in a multitude of colours. And the air is so clean and crisp and the sky so blue. And, this year instead of walking around sniffing for the first person to build a fire on a cold night, that person will be me. I can't wait. I even saw 3 deer walking this morning...through the intersection on the main road that I cross to get to work. In the city. If they're not ready for fall, no one is.

8 comments:

JDizzle said...

I'm with you! I LOVE autumn. Even though it's almost 80 degrees today, I'm sporting my cords at work. can't wait.

Ha Ha Sound said...

I love fall, too. It means buying a new jacket, Halloween and Thanksgiving are coming up, everybody's in town again on the weekends and, frankly, it's always a good time to meet women. Everybody wants somebody to hibernate with during the winter.

Mortarbored said...

Couldn't have said it better; cheers to Autumn.

DrunkBrunch said...

I have to agree with Ha Ha - I get lots of tail during autumn. Also, fall reminds me of all things venison! Mmm, deer jerky.

(What's up, Midwest roots.)

MsPuddin said...

I'm looking forward to Halloween!

MsP

brookLyn gaL said...

You hunt? :(

country roads said...

I wouldn't call it hunting per se, but we usually will fill the freezer for the winter. I don't have heads on the wall or anything :-P

stripper barbie said...

summer holds the #1 spot in my heart, but i'm dealing with fall by thinking about all the fun halloween decorations i get to start putting up in a week. score! plus i can finally start wearing the hot new sweaters i bought when fall clothes came out mid-summer. (mid summer.. who thought of that? it is torture, i tell you.)