Yes, all at the same time! I'm announcing my first post on Vox and I'm announcing my anger at the look and feel of Los Angeles less than a month before Thanksgiving. I'm probably cleaning my oven too, but that would be patently ridiculous.
Now. See those trees? To the right? All burnished gold and stuff? THAT'S what I'm talking about! Deciduosity rules! But roundabout Southern California all we seem to have are evergreens – the few trees who are good enough to lose their leaves during the Autumn merely become spontaneously Bleak. No brilliant sheafs of orange and yellow.
The only time I've seen a show like that was when I was in England – in Oxford, actually – right around this time of year. The leaves were SCARLET. The sight of that and my nearly getting run over by a student on his bicycle made for a very eventful afternoon.
And don't get me started on the weather – oh, now, just don't! – 80 degrees in October I find offensive. I know that people really suffer through a snowy Autumn and Winter, but this just ain't right. Out of rebellion today I wore a wool skirt, boots and a long-sleeved shirt. I wasn't too comfortable, but I'd like to think that I looked darned snappy.
I'd like to end this screaming session with a mention of a very Vital Book. A picture of it, anyway. Read it. Learn it. Love it.