Ah September. It takes so long to get here when summer's in full swing, and then there's so much to do before the end of the year. Every year I have Christmas and birthdays to worry about once I get to this point in the year, and I get my lists out. I already have ideas for some people, which will entail wine. If you tell me you don't need anything, you'll still get something. My grandmother says that all the time to my mom and I won't fall for that.
And now that it's September, Starbucks will start shoving pumpkin stuff in our direction. I haven't been to Starbucks yet so I don't know what our branches are doing, but I don't like pumpkin. I've never been a fan and then the sudden popularity of the pumpkin spice latte... How many calories is that again? I'll stick with my tea. It's flavored, caffeinated water. As they say in Doctor Who: "tea fixes everything."
I also figure if Starbucks and craft stores can shove pumpkin-whatever in our faces, I can get my Halloween playlist out. It's a favorite, and I seem to have good runs when I've got it on. I try to hold out until October to put out Halloween decorations (because I LOVE Halloween), but the playlist comes out earlier. It's healthier than the PSL anyway.
Thinking Out Loud with Amanda.