I was tagged by Engie from "Musings From Neville's Navel" for the "I love fall" tag. Which is perfect, because I'm enjoying some great fall weather and awesome leaf colors right now. :)
|The obligatory "look-at-how-cute-my-dog-is-in-the-fall-leaves" picture.|
If we're talking in terms of weather, September is usually pretty good, usually later in the month. I love mostly sunny weather with a slight breeze so it's cool enough to still wear a t-shirt, but not hot enough to start sweating.
Otherwise, obviously November because NaNoWriMo!
What music do you like to listen to in fall?
Depends on my mood, but I usually transition from things like pop songs, which are totally summer songs, to more Indie/alternative music. (Of course this year I'm listening to a lot of musicals right now, because I've been really into that.) I tend to gravitate towards artists like Melanie Martinez, Sleeping At Last, Louden Swain, The Civil Wars, etc.
What is your favorite fall outfit?
A cute t-shirt, jeans, and a plaid flannel.
What is your favorite fall scent?
Coffee, campfires, cinnamon. Apparently just things that start with "c."
What books get you in the mood for fall?
I know it's obvious, but the Harry Potter series. School starts on September 1st, they always have a Halloween feast, and every book has a part that's just creepy enough to feel like a fall story. The whole series is cozy.
Do you enjoy fall weather?
Absolutely! I prefer crisp and cool weather to sweltering hot days.
What is your favorite fall food?
I don't know if I have a favorite, but warm drinks, Thanksgiving pies, and apples in some kind of caramel/chocolate/peanut butter dips are all excellent. Also our "pumpkin pasties," which are pumpkin cookies with chocolate chips.
Apple pie or pumpkin pie?
Hot chocolate or warm apple cider?
Do you like pumpkin spice lattes?
Yes! It was one of the first coffee drinks I had that made me realize how much I liked coffee.
Tea or coffee?
It depends on the time of day and my mood. Usually I like coffee in the morning and tea in the afternoon while I'm writing. Sometimes decaf coffee at night with a cookie or biscotti is really nice.
Do you like candy corn?
Eh? It's been a while since I had it. I wouldn't seek it out or anything, but it's okay.
What is your favorite past Halloween costume?
Ooh, that's tricky. My Luna Lovegood costume when I was eleven was pretty awesome. I had a homemade Quibbler and everything. I also went as Hermione when I was ten. But I also love the costumes I had the past couple years, like the Tenth Doctor and my steampunk angel creation.
|My 10-year-old self as Hermione, next to my little brother who's a ninja here.|
|My genderbent 10th Doctor.|
Who/what did you dress as for Halloween last year?
A steampunk angel! :) I loved the wings so much, I made a couple excuses to put on the costume for other events, like Time Traveler's Day at the Renaissance Faire.
|You can see the wings better here. I was going for a coppery look to match the steampunk theme.|
What is your favorite Halloween candy?
Reese's peanut butter cups, of course. I also like Kit-Kats, Twix, Three Musketeers . . . basically anything that's chocolate.
Do you enjoy carving jack-o’-lanterns?
It depends on my mood each years, but most of the time I do!
Do you like to visit creepy graveyards?
Not as a hobby or anything, but walking through them is always kind of cool. I love to get name ideas there and read the epitaphs. The really faded ones that you can hardly read always look like something that belongs in a story.
Cats or bats?
Cats, even though I'm allergic. They're just so darn cute.
What is your favorite scary movie?
I've never gotten into scary movies, but I really enjoyed "The Sixth Sense," if that counts?
Halloween or Thanksgiving?
Halloween for the candy and Thanksgiving for the pie. Because food.
What is your least favorite thing about fall?
Everything seems crazy busy when fall starts. There's a lot less time alone to read and write because even though we're doing TONS of super fun activities, they're all in a row without a lot of breathing room.
What is the best thing about your town during fall?
Seeing cute pumpkin/fall decorations in our small town, corn mazes, coffee shops, etc.
What is your favorite fall memory?
I can't pick out a singular memory, but I have vivid memories from every NaNoWriMo season of writing a certain story. They're still some of my favorites.
What is one thing you’d like to try during fall, but haven’t?
I can't think of any fall specific activities. But what are your favorite things to do during the fall?
In one sentence, why do you love fall?
I love fall because of the weather, the atmosphere, the creativity, and the feeling that comes from it.
Tag, you're it! "Steal" this tag for your own blog, or answer some of the questions in the comments. :) Have fun!