Alright, fine. I hate fall (see my last post), but it does have a few redeeming traits. I can name them on one hand plus three fingers. See? I can be fair.
- The end of flea season. If you’re a pet owner, you know exactly why this is important. Especially if you’re sensitive to their bites, the way I am.
- No more blisteringly hot, humid, days that make you feel like you’re covered in glue and cause your hair to frizz up and your clothes to stick to you like ColorForms™, and cause tempers to flare.
- No more bugs.
- You don’t have to mow the grass anymore. Or at least you can mow it a lot less.
- Halloween is kind of fun, and Christmas always turns out to be nice, in spite of the dreaded, over-commercialized “holiday season” that precedes it starting around Labor Day.
- You don’t feel guilty about sleeping in on weekends, or get that awful feeling that you might be missing something because you wasted your day lying in bed.
- Pumpkins are overrated and taste like garbage, but they do look sort of bright and happy sitting out there on a patch of grass covered with leaves. Gourds are nice too.
- The smell of wet fallen leaves, fattening baked goods (except pumpkin pies, ew), and fires.