Sometimes people tell me that fall makes them think of me. This is funny to me only because fall is my third favorite season. I know. Crazy, right? It’s so perfect it’s actually my first favorite season, as well as my second favorite and third favorite. It’s just winter that chills my heart. I think that things make people think of me because I talk so much. That’s my only theory. When it’s spring and that light is stretching out later and later, people think of me. When it’s summer and there’s moose tracks ice cream? People think of me. When there are moose? People think of me. And that’s ok because I think of people too.
And so, after that candy and pie talk, I am so excited to participate in Old School Blogging again! Elaine’s theme this month is, “Pie & Other Fall Things” and you can go link up at her blog post HERE. I can never resist. Here goes:
What is your favorite Halloween candy?
As a kid, it was all about the Reese’s. Now? No. I’m a supertaster and I have a real problem with chocolate and non-chocolate candy mixing. I’m nuts, right? Speaking of nuts, Snickers are the only dessert I can tolerate with nuts. I choose them.
What is one of the worst “treats” you ever received in your candy bag?
I mean, I try my hardest not to offend anyone, but this is my post so I have to be honest. Definitely that house that gives you pamphlets about how Halloween is for sinners and if you celebrate, you might go to hell. I’m good, thanks! Moving on.
What was one of your favorite costumes you wore when you were a kid?
I’m only sorry I don’t have pictures, or ones that won’t require me calling my mom and having her scan photos. I was a California Raisin in 3rd grade and I loved it, even though I couldn’t breathe or eat. Sometimes I can’t, without costume.
How about your favorite costume as an adult?
It’s always Supergirl or Snow White. I hope to eventually get better with those two. I’d also really like to dress up as someone from Batman, but it hasn’t happened quite yet. It runs in the family. I just got pregnant from looking at this photo of Des.
What scares you most on Halloween? Spiders? Zombies? Axe murderers? Eyeballs in a jar… (or something else)?
Oooh, it’s something else! But what? With the intention to not go too deep here, and to just read this question as is and answer it like a human being, I will say that I don’t love snakes. Anything but snakes! I have stories that will chill your bones.
So then, what is your favorite scary movie??
What? When I was 14, I would go hang out with my 17-year-old friend and we’d cuddle under blankets and watch the Friday the 13th movies. We watched every single one together. I came home at 3:00am once and that’s why we all got curfews. Sorry, Mom. We really were only watching movies. I wanted more. He didn’t. It was better that way. Blah blah blah.
What is your favorite part of the Thanksgiving meal?
As far as I’m concerned, nothing is anything without mashed potatoes. And yet, I went decades without.
What is your favorite piece of clothing or accessory to wear in the Fall?
It’s hard for me to choose between my flannel shirts, my flannel pants, my skinny jeans, my leggings or my boots. So for today’s post, I’m going to go with purple pants and tall boots. And I also have these pants in red, if anyone is interested.
What is your favorite pie? If you do not like pie I will forgive you but then what is your favorite Fall dessert?
I’m going to tell you a story. A Pie Bar opened up in town, next to Des’ daycare. It makes parking an annoyance but I still go in there. I do. Today I got a slice of salted honey pie, which may be the best pie I’ve ever had. Before today, I might have told you my favorite pie was chocolate peanut butter pie or chicken pot pie. I don’t love fruit pies. I love pie and I love fruit, but I don’t love baked fruit, and therefore I mainly don’t love fruit pie. I wouldn’t.. kick it out of bed or anything, though.
Do you live where there are four seasons? If so, where is your favorite place to see the fall colors?
Yes. This is New England and this is what we’re meant for. Foliage. Maple Syrup. Pie. Purple pants. And maybe even me.
What is your favorite fall tradition?
It all is. That’s just it. I like it all together. With leaves and pie. I’ll have to say the holidays, though. Activities come and go and the kids change, and sometimes I’m anxious. Holidays, though? We always do them in style.
Is there anything else special about the Fall to you?
Other than purple pants, socks, wood-burning stoves, salted honey pie, foliage, my job, Halloween, Thanksgiving, hot coffee, bull moose with full antlers, and the memories and promises of a million wonderful things? I think that about covers it.