Thursday, September 23, 2010

Finally Fall!

I realize that for most people, Autumn is a special time of year. The air turns crisp and cool, sweaters and scarves are brought back out from their summer hiding places, kids go back to school, and you can practically see Mother Nature get back to work with her magical paint brush as she changes the leaves from green, to red, yellow and gold.

However, for me, Fall holds no such appeal. You see, this is where I live...

The Great Mojave...try not to be jealous.
As I am sure you can imagine, there isn't a real big change from one season to the next. A joshua tree is a joshua tree, is a joshua tree. Winter, summer, spring or fall. Meh- It's all the same. We really have only three seasons. Hot, cold, and windy. The leaves don't change color here; they simply get blown off the tree while still green. Sure, I love a great boob sweater as much as the next girl. And with bulky clothes comes the relaxation of no longer having to suck it in all the time, as is the case during the hotter, more revealing, cruel months of summer. But other than that, fall just means back to work, (where I now get to deal with the children that you parents are so happy to finally be rid of for the better part of the day) and having to find socks that match.



However, there are two reasons why I still hold on to the notion that fall is the best of all seasons. College football (which we will address at a future point in time), and the return of first-run TV. Yes, people....it's the little things. I am not ashamed (well, not very ashamed) that this week has been awesome simply because I have been able to curl up on the couch, or in bed, with a blanket and welcome back some old friends...
Seriously, could Modern Family be any funnier?  You are officially my new The Office.
and even meet some new ones (who I certainly will not be kicking out of bed anytime soon). I'm actually working on a plan that includes moving to Hawaii just to stir up some mischief on the off chance that this will be my arresting officer.

Brava, Mother Nature and your magical paint brush. Brava!

7 comments:

Naomi said...

I have been blessing new TV all week given that it has coincided with an gigantic pile of grading. It's like a small spoonful of sugar.

Maursupial said...

Book 'em Dano, INDEED. I too have clapped with glee at Glee and snuggled in to watch How I Met Your Mother and Chuck this week. My favorite thing is that tonight we get Sheldon back.

and yes. I have NO life.

William said...

I love Joshua trees. ( maybe i'll do a post as to why....)
You should be considered lucky to get to see them all the time.

Rachael said...

I am a TV junkie and proud of it! I have been so happy this week checking out the DVR and see what shows I have missed for the last 3-4 months. The only problem with some of them...I can't remember how they ended in May-who died or who did what to who!

mintifresh said...

I looooooove tv!!!!

Sparklebot said...

Not to mention that halloween is right around the corner!

Clyde said...

Ha ha ha---great boob sweater and dont have to suck it in---there are advantages to the changes of season---love it