Monday, August 31, 2009

Falling in Love with Fall

Even though the first day of Fall is officially September 22, I've always felt that the day after Labor Day marks the end of summer and the start of Fall.

When I was young I loved summer so much that Labor Day was a day of mourning for me. I'd mope around the house and sometimes even cry over the loss of Summer.

Now that I'm "an adult" working for "the man" in an air conditioned office every day, and I don't go back to school, seasons matter less to me. And since I live in a Southern California beach city where the weather rarely drops below 60 all year, and the palm tree leaves don't turn to shades gold and brown, the concept of Seasons is sometimes irrelevant. But nevertheless, in recent years Fall has grown on me.

So since "Fall" is right around the corner I've been thinking of the reasons that I've fallen in love with Fall.

1. College Football! Specifically, my Alma Mater, the USC Trojans!
I love the excitement around college football in general. But there is almost nothing I love more than tailgating on the USC campus with my alumni buddies and watching the Trojans demolish a team in the Colosseum.


PS- Can you believe that a true Freshman, Matt Barkley will be starting at quarterback on Saturday? It's the first time ever in USC history a true Freshman has started at QB.


2. Holidays
I've always loved Halloween. And now I love Thanksgiving because it is always such a fun and special time with the Mr's family in Oregon (where they actually have seasons). Plus my MIL is a great cook and does a lot of fun dishes with the leftovers too.



3. New Fall TV Shows
I don't watch a TON of TV, but I am excited for new episodes of three of my favorite shows (my other favorite show, LOST, will not back on until January)

The Office premires on September 17.


How I Met Your Mother premires on September 21.


Grey's Anatomy premires on September 24 (thank goodness for DVR!)


What parts of Fall do you enjoy? Or do you still hate Fall like I used to? What are you looking forward to in Fall?

30 comments:

Geezees Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

I love fall! Your blog is very cute!

Southern Web Girl said...

I'm just like you...I LOVE college football in the fall! I would love to see a Trojans-Crimson Tide bowl matchup this year!

I also LOVE when the leaves change here in Alabama. This year we plan on going camping in north Alabama when the leaves are turning, it should be gorgeous!

And like you, I also love Grey's and The Office. I'm also into Private Practice and Gossip Girl and plan on checking out Community...I LOVE Joel McHale & The Soup!

I like that fall gives me more of a schedule... it's sort of based around TV watching and who Bama is playing each Saturday, haha!

Lindsey said...

I love fall and I know my hubs could NOT be more excited for football season! =)

Kassie said...

I LOVE fall. It's my hands down favorite season, even though I currently live in South Florida, where the seasons are equally irrelevant, like you. But the onset of the holidays are my favorite part!!

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

Can't wait to see the office!

Gretchen and Jimmy said...

I love Fall!! Its my favorite season!!! I love the cooler weather, football, carmel apples and the Holidays! Just thinking about it puts me in a good mood!!!

In this wonderful life... said...

YAY YAY YAY!!! I'm SO looking forward to fall! I love EVERYTHING about it! :)

Sarah Ann said...

This will actually be my first "real" fall! Living in the SF bay area my whole life where seasons barely change has made this coming fall kind of exciting! Though I am NOT looking forward to all the snow that winter will bring after!

Nicole said...

Im ready for PENNSTATE FOOTBALL :) and Greys Anatomy!!!! and I agree with the holidays too!

Sweet Simplicity said...

I love fall clothes!! I love decorating my house for all the fall holidays. It is always so festive.

Brown Girl said...

I love me some college football, best.thing.ever!!! Hook em Horns!!!! Hope that little true freshman doesn't get his face planted in the ground....ha ha! ;)

Jess said...

September makes me happy because of the new shows (of which I watch a ton).

It doesn't feel like Fall until October, here in Florida. However, I still love Fall.

Shoshanah said...

I think honestly I'm most excited about Starbucks' Pumpkin Spice Lattes coming back

Living and Loving In L.A. said...

You are too cute! I wrote an entire post last week on how I can't let go of summer! It's so tough, but like you, I'm not only in SoCal, but also indoors all day, so you make some very good points! I am looking forward to Halloween! It's on a Saturday this year!

Happiness Is... said...

I am seriously obsessed with football. I love all college football, and I love my Saints. I get so depressed when the season is over in January/February!

noelle said...

I just found your blog - super cute! As a fellow 20 something SoCal beach city newlywed, I can totally appreciate your blog too.

So funny, I just wrote (a slightly more scathing) post today about why I can't wait for fall to get here too!

noelle

Crazy Shenanigans said...

I can't wait for the holidays and for greys anatomy!!!! SO excited for that!

Jen said...

Just found your blog! Big fan of Halloween AND Grey's! Can't wait for the fall :)

Katie said...

I love the holidays!!!

Sarah Rosemary said...

It is so funny you say that now you find that working means that the transition between summer and fall feels different because my husband and I were just saying the same thing! We, too are looking forward to football, and I am personally looking forward to the fall clothes at Ann Taylor Loft.

Elizabeth said...

I am totally dreading fall!! Probably because I live in Kansas and fall means winter is right around the corner. Freezing, wet, miserable winter...

Lucky in Love said...

I've missed my fall shows for sure...and we always go apple picking which is really fun :)

Chic Runner said...

I SO wish I could go with you to the game :( I'm pouting ha ha. BUT I'm super excited to see them play and I'm glad they are playing again! I love football. We will go to a game together soon!

a H.I.T. said...

I think we are anticipating fall t.v. most in the H.I.T. household. That and our new home!

Meant to be a mom said...

Yay college football, Yay fall tv! Both things I just love to pieces!

SassyEngineer said...

Oh, I LOVE LOVE LOVE Fall! I can't wait for it to come here. It does get colder than 60 here in TX, but it takes a while to get down there. I love Fall for all of the same reasons, and pretty much everything else about fall :)

Lil' Woman said...

I can;t wait for the holidays and tv....those are the 3 shows I'm looking forward to too so thanks for premiere times : ) Love The Office and HIMYM!

Ally said...

Love love love the summer. Soooo sad it is back to school for my hubs and back to cool weather. I love Desparate Housewives. I don't know when the season premire is but I hope soon! :)

Megan said...

Ahhhh! You're a Trojan? Was I meant to find your blog? I'm a "T-shirt Trojan" - my brother is an SC grad and since I went to Baylor, I bandwagon-ed onto SC football when he was a freshman 2003, since my own football team only wins one conference game a year. So, I'm all about SC. I loved visiting him and going to games. Fight on!

I'm really excited to see Barkley play. That's pretty incredible. But I trust Pete Carroll.

Happy Labor Day weekend! I hope Kelly's Korner gets the show us your life post up before I head out of town :-)

Perfectly Imperfect said...

I'm so excited for fall!! I love football and cooler weather and fall food! And I can't wait for my shows to come back on tv!! Grey's will be awesome!!

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