I’m calling it. FALL. http://photos-b.ak.instagram.com/hphotos-ak-xpa1/1741049_1997988823675897_132302074_n.jpg
I know some of you in other parts of the world may not understand the seasonal uncertainty that we Texans have. When the calendar says October and you’re still in flip flops and shorts and smacking mosquitos, it can be a bit confounding to the internal clock.
But I have a scarf on today, and I’ve got “closet change” on my weekly to-do list, the process wherein I pull out the knits and boots and long sleeves and box up the tanks and floaty skirts. So that’s it. It’s Fall. Done. *mic drop*
And yes, I may still be smacking mosquitos at Thanksgiving dinner, but I’ll have boots and a scarf on, damn it.
TEXAS FALL TRADITIONS
So now that it’s fall, it’s time to share my favorite fall traditions.
- Aggie Football – http://photos-b.ak.instagram.com/hphotos-ak-xaf1/10724904_772889306108089_1947678452_n.jpg We got to go down to College Station to soak up the Aggie/ Ole Miss game day atmosphere last weekend. A beer at a tailgate in Spence Park, a look at the new stadium remodel, and seeing the yell leaders and Aggie Band bring the football team into Kyle Field. There’s nothing better. (Ok, a WIN would be better, but I’m focusing on the positives, here.)
- State Fair of Texas http://photos-g.ak.instagram.com/hphotos-ak-xfa1/10729349_1497252487223054_216507153_n.jpg Look at this guy. This is Big Tex and he's an icon here in Dallas. And this year, he’s telling everyone to wash their hands. *Sigh* (Hopefully incurable disease is not a new Texas tradition) My family spent a fun day at the fair, watching pig races, going to the car show, and eating fried foods. My favorite? The Fletcher’s corny dog. Close second: fried collard greens from Chef Cassy’s. No pic because I ate them too fast.
- Pumpkin Ok, this isn’t a Texas tradition. I just wanted to share my favorite pumpkin find this season – Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Bar mix.It’s like a blondie with chocolate chips and pumpkin and spices. The PERFECT treat to enjoy with a cup of tea and a good book on a chilly 85 degree day.
I’d love to hear your favorite fall traditions in the comments or on Facebook or Twitter. Also, make sure you sign up for my newsletter! I promise I’m only going to mail it out for the BIG IMPORTANT BOOK ANNOUNCEMENTS (hopefully soon! *crosses fingers*)