Old School Blogging is happening here, folks. Get ready.
Do you love it? I love it. It’s so nice to have something easy to write about, because the ideas, people. They are hard to come by sometimes. Oh, you’ve noticed? How nice of you to keep that to yourself.
I'm linking up with Elaine of The Miss Elaine-ous Life, who has teamed up with Mindi of Simply Stavish this month to ask a few questions related to everybody’s favorite season: Fall! Okay, Fall really isn’t my favorite season. I like it okay. I mean, it’s fine. The leaves, the gourds, the cooler weather. It’s nice. It’s sort of the lead-in to that time of year where claustrophobia reeeeally takes hold for months and months and my skin dries out like tissue paper and my bones feel like ice cubes. I do love Halloween, though.
Let’s talk about Fall, shall we?
What Fall traditions do you have? I always put up fall decorations in mid-September. Each year I try to do something fun and unexpected, like hide tiny pumpkins around, or string a garland of leaves around our life-sized cardboard cut-out of Joe Paterno, or put a horrible rubber mask on top of a broomstick and stick it in a different place in the house every day. Then I record my family members’ reactions when they come across it. What a bunch of scaredy-cats.
What is your favorite fall recipe? Our family loves comfort food, and I make a ton of soup in the fall. This kind is awesome:
|The recipe is pretty easy. If you give me your contact info I will send it to you.|
What is a favorite Fall photo (or photos) you’ve taken? Last year our son and his friends wore those rubber horseheads and I drove them around. Why no, that’s not four children in the back of a sedan. Why do you ask?
Football – love it or hate it? Hate is such a strong word. That’s so cute. Multiply hate by infinity and we are approaching how I feel about it. I’ve written about it before here and here.
What was your favorite Halloween costume as a kid? In the 6th grade my girlfriends and I dressed up as punk rockers. I got a little too excited and became Emo Goth Girl instead. Incidentally, this photo is a fair prequel to my high school years.
Pumpkins or ghosts or both? Pumpkins. You can’t make pie from ghosts.
What’s your favorite fall fashion item? In the fall I start wearing jeans, boots, and scarves, and I don’t stop until April, which is also around the time when I start suffocating under all the clothing that must be worn to keep from freezing to death.
Is “leaf pile jumping” your thing or not? Leaves are outside, yes? Then, no. It is not my thing.
Is “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” a must-watch at your house? That’s one of those shows that is on at like 8:30 on a Monday night during the first week of October when school starts ramping up and there are a zillion other things going on. I haven’t seen it in years.
What are you going to be for Halloween this year? I don’t know. I’ve always wanted to own a tuxedo. Maybe Halloween will be my excuse for finally getting one, and I’ll tell everyone I’m a penguin.
So there you have it. I'd love to see you take part in Old School Blogging this month! How do you bring in the fall? Link up with Elaine or Mindi and let us know. You can tweet it up using #OSBlog, and in the meantime, Happy Fall, Y’all! Saying that is a fun part of fall. Try it today! Be sure to record people's reactions when you say it, then post them online. You will be an internet star, I promise.*