As I mentioned yesterday, there's a distinct fall-like nip in the air here. It came on so suddenly that it practically smacked me in the head with the realization that I haven't yet shopped for any new fall clothes. I don't need a lot, mainly because I already have plenty of perfectly good clothes. I do, however, need ... sweaters. I've taken stock of my last-year's sweaters and pronounce them boring. I love a good supply of cute sweaters because I wear them with everything and live in them all Winter. I also want a new leather bomber jacket because -- yeah, you guessed it -- my old leather jacket is boring. I don't need any more boots and God knows I don't need more shoes. I really wouldn't mind throwing out some old shoes and getting some cute new ones, though.
I'm also in the mood to do some sprucing up around the house. I don't really Spring clean. Instead, I Fall clean. Fall is when I throw out the icky stuff, clean out closets and drawers, and generally adjust my domestic Feng Shui. Cluttered surroundings, after all, don't do much to improve a cluttered mind.
The crisp chill in the air reminds me that I need to start giving some thought to ... Christmas shopping. Can you believe it?! I waited way too late to get started last year, perhaps because it stayed so warm so long. I'd prefer to get a head start this year and at least have some idea about a "list." And then there will be the logistics to work out. Who's coming into town? Should I stay in town? It can all be either très exciting or very daunting. I always prefer it when it's the former.
Of course, I realize it's way premature to be going full-tilt boogie into Fall mode. It will certainly get hot again before real Fall and Winter. In fact, it'll be back to near 90 by the weekend. This little taste of Fall feels good, though. It stimulates the senses and provides some impetus to take care of things that have been put off all Summer. I know you know that three or four months from now I'll be complaining about freezing to death. We won't talk about that.
TWISTED LINGUISTICS tracked down and roped in today:
romantiac - A psychopath who writes love letters.
consession - Training seminars for grifters.
rolls to play - Game in which bread is batted back and forth.
threating - Thinking about writing hate mail.
mentailty - Mindset whereby head is up butt.
Hot off the presses from that one and only "editor" person:
|You Belong in New Zealand|
Good on ya, mate
You're the best looking one of the bunch
Though you're often forgotten...
You're quite proud of who you are