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5 Things That Don't Suck About Fall (For People Who Don't Like Fall)


Ready or not, fall weather is upon us. That means that the internet is overloaded with pumpkin everything, with people posting about how excited they are for sweater weather.

But for those of us who view fall as mostly a time that betokens the rapid approach of winter, it can be a little bit harder to get excited. As I slump off to class, already in three or more layers grumbling about the cold, I remind myself of these five things that don't suck about fall.

1) TV season is back.

Maybe it's just because I consider going outside when it's cold as a personal affront to my comfort, but I'm glad that fall means networks are cranking out new episodes of all my favorite TV shows. Finally, I can curl up under a blanket and watch new episodes of New Girl, The Mindy Project, Once Upon a Time and yes, even The Vampire Diaries (my guilty pleasure).

2) It's not too hot for tea.

Sometimes, I just want a nice warm cup of tea. But during the summer when it's already hot, this often seems like the least attractive option. I might not be the sort of person who gets all excited about the return of the fabled pumpkin spice latte (which I've never tried, not being a coffee drinker) but that doesn't mean I'm not glad that hot beverages are a much more appropriate thing this time of year.

3) Food.

Admittedly, I'm all for the pumpkin insanity when it comes to pumpkin bread, pumpkin spice cake, etc. Not to mention fall is chock full of glorious excuses to eat delicious, delicious food. I mean, it's the time of Halloween candy and Thanksgiving dinner. What's not to love about that?

4) Boots. Like, every day.

While the words "sweater weather" kind of make me want to cry because I know that means I have to bundle up to stay even remotely warm, I have a weakness for boots. And let's face it, if you lace or zip up your favorite boots in the middle of summer, not only are your legs going to fry, but people are going to give you funny looks. Bring on the boots, fall!

5) The leaves actually are kind of pretty.

Okay, so my AP biology course in high school pretty much ruined the leaves for me. All I can see is leaves being drained of their chrolophyll as they die a slow, slow death that mirrors the death of my soul as I retreat indoors for the entirety of winter. But actually, the colors really are kind of gorgeous. Might as well enjoy them while they're here!


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