This week, I chose Prompt 3 — Your Fall Favorites.
Unlike some people, I love fall. Not only was I born in the fall, it has one of my all-time favorite holidays — Halloween. (Be sure to check back for my upcoming Halloween post where I’ll show you some of my Halloween costumes through the ages.) Plus the weather is just what I prefer — not too hot, not too cold. You can wear jeans (much more attractive on me than shorts, I might add) and a t-shirt with a light jacket — my preferred mode of dress.
Plus who doesn’t love the brilliant fall colors when the leaves change?
Or the crunch of leaves when you walk on them?
Or the nip in the air you feel on fall mornings?
Or candy corn and those honey pumpkin candy things?
Or carving jack-o-lanterns?
Or the bright colors of mums?
And one of the best reasons to love fall — kids go back to school! The Little One started Kindergarten this year and he loves it and I love it. Four hours of blissful alone time each weekday morning. It is like a gift to me from the public school system.
And finally, the fall brings the new television season and the return of my favorite shows. I’m not a big TV watcher as a rule so I look forward to fall when the shows I can actually stand come back. So here are some of my fall favorites. I’m just quivering with excitement.
Oh how I’ve missed you Dexter!
Mr. Jenners orders Showtime as a birthday present for me every fall so we can watch what I consider to be the best show on television. Don’t watch the namby-pamby edited version they show on CBS — watch the uncut Showtime version in all its foul-mouthed glory. Every season has been immensely satisfying, and I’m hoping this season is as good as the last three.
Did you know this season will have a faux Seinfeld reunion?Yeah. Call and order HBO now — it starts on Sunday.
If you liked Seinfeld, you’ll love Curb Your Enthusiasm. It chronicles the life of Larry David (Seinfeld co-creator) and it has a nasty, hilarious edge to it that I dig. The episode with the chef with Tourrette’s was a comic gem, and the fact that this season will feature a four-episode arc featuring the Seinfeld gang filming a faux reunion show is the closest you’ll ever get to the real thing. I’ve heard they’ll even have clips of the fake reunion show in the show. I can’t wait.
I want Liz Lemon as my new best friend … but I’ll take Tina Fey too.
We weren’t going to watch this show when it first debuted because — let’s face it — Saturday Night Live alumni are very hit and miss with their follow-up projects. But this show is brilliant — and totally deserving of all the Emmy nominations heaped upon it. I have to watch the show on my DVR because the fast pace and the millions of tossed off jokes require constant rewinding. This is how TV sitcoms should be — but hardly ever are!
Oh, Michael Scott. What do you have in store for us this year?
One of these days, I’m going to get that Meredith fundraising walk t-shirt — an emblem to me of just how awesome this show is. Mr. Jenners and I adore this show — from the painful moments when Michael is such a clueless jackass loser to Dwight’s intensity to Creed’s creepiness to Jim’s low-key torture of Dwight. What’s not to like?
You just never ever know how this show is going to play out.
I’ve abandoned pretty much all reality shows but this one because they get so stale and predictable. (I’m still sticking with Project Runway though.) This season, I’ve realized I’m getting sick of Top Chef, but I’m always excited for the next installment of The Amazing Race because it just never feels stale to me. They mix it up just enough each season, and the unpredictability of the race is so appealing — you just never know who is going to screw up royally from week to week. The only real misstep this show ever made was the horrible Family Version. And how can you not love Phil?