Monday, November 4, 2013

For the Love of Pumpkin and All things Fall

I was browsing McSweeney's this morning over my rocket fuel grade coffee with exactly 15 mini-moo creamers, because we're out of the fresh stuff, waiting for the caffeine to hit my bloodstream and magically wake my tired, case-of-the-Monday's self up so that I may tackle my Senior Project with force and grace as I run it down the home stretch to Graduation, at last. Graduation. How many days until that again? Oh right, 40 days....4-0 days. I can do this....have Pumpkin flavored treats, will graduate. Here it is: "An Open Letter to Pumpkin Flavored Seasonal Treats" by Ilana Plen which made me smile, laugh and crave a pumpkin loaf with cream cheese icing.

Reading on, I found another gem, with ample amounts of profanity included (which let's face it really makes the reading very entertaining) about decorating for fall. It may take just the "right" sense of humor to appreciate this one, but that isn't going to stop me from sharing it because it made me laugh out loud, not an easy thing to do before the java is jittering through my veins, to read it go to 

"It's Decorative Gourd Season - ...".

Happy Fall! Now let's make some pumpkin treats, buy the biggest turkey that will fit in the oven, and soothe our souls with pumpkiny treats and ample fall decorations as a means to deal with the sudden wintertime darkness that has fallen early in the evening with the end of daylight savings time.

Here's a couple links to my pumpkiny culinary adventures from this fall, if you're feeling inspired to get you cooking groove on:

I'll close with one more helpful hint found on McSweeney's this morning while I was procrastinating researching:


The Ultimate Guide to Writing Better Than You Normally Do

"Procrastination is an alluring siren taunting you to google the country where Balki from Perfect Strangers was from, and to arrange sticky notes on your dog in the shape of hilarious dog shorts. A wicked temptress beckoning you to watch your children, and take showers. Well, it’s time to look procrastination in the eye and tell that seafaring wench, “Sorry not today, today I write.”

Okay, now to take those sticky note pants of Honey Bearskins Rug and to pick-up where my Anti-Showering Campaign of last week left off.

“I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.”
Henry David Thoreau

Happy Monday!

- H.M. Wild