General musings on the ups and downs and ins and outs in the life of a 30 something, unmarried, life loving, some times interesting and sometimes not, mostly happy girl just trying to figure it all out!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


So, I must admit that until recent years my Southern roots have not given me the greatest opinions of fall. I mean, we don't really HAVE a fall here. We have a few glorious weeks of summer New England Style (85 degrees) and then suddenly it's raining and cold. But I have traveled some the last few falls and thus have come to understand why the rest of the country loves fall so much. These are a few of my new fave fall things:

Who knew- leaves actually DO change color! And pumpkins and squash come into season and apples are pickable. Color color everywhere!

SO, I didn't even know what this WAS until last year. This year I went to the Oktoberfest put on by the German Naval Wing at Pensacola NAS and drank too much German Beer. Come to find out, it's stronger than American brews. We got into a pretzel food fight with the next table that ended up being shut down by a German Naval Officer. Kinda scary. I drank more beer to get over it.

This year T and I carved pumpkins together and had a ball. I carved Van from a Better Homes and Gardens stencil, but notice I shortened that left ear so it was really her. I think it came out pretty well.

I have recently become a major fan of scarves and wraps. It's like getting to wear a little safety blanket!

And, of course, my all time Fall fave...
Specifically, LSU Football. And we're undefeated so far, so HELL YEAH, GEAUX TIGERS!!!


  1. scarves are my favorite part of fall and winter and early spring!! haha. Love that you are in dc in the pic too!!


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Playing with and keeping up with my nephew and niece take up a lot of my time. Van Geaux takes up the rest of it. Work is an afterthought most days! I like to be outside- but not when it's too hot. I get bored at my desk all day. Niki keeps my world spinning and without her and AC I'd lose it. My work ethic crashes at 4 p.m. daily and I live my sweet puppy and my hedgehog whenever I am not at Niki's. I truly believe naps are quality pass-time events, and sometimes I say bad words at work. I'm pretty sure I'm insane on multiple levels and I believe rules don't apply to me.
It seems that my life is quite entertaining. I didn't realize this myself, but was informed of it by my friends- who are rather entertained by tales of my life occurrences.

I'm far from a professional writer. These are just stories, comments, and other items for simple amusement. Hopefully it's a fun read, as Shannon plans to edit it into a book one day! Maybe we'll become famous, and maybe we'll just have some good laughs at my expense (and some other characters in my life). Either way, happy reading!