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Buzzfeed Fall Tag!

So, apparently the creators of Stranger Things are receiving some backlash over an unscripted kiss between Max and Lucas at the end of the season finale. Parents of America, are you high?! As a fan of the show who also understands the dangers of sexualizing children in the media, this was a sweet moment between two kids and nothing more. You see racier stuff in hamburger commercials (Paris Hilton + Carl’s Jr. circa 2005, specifically), if this is what people are worried about kids being exposed to – we have bigger issues. There were a handful of extremely violent scenes in season 2 that bothered me, a horror movie junkie and yet, I haven’t heard a peep about those. What does that say about our priorities as a society? Basically that we tolerate overt violence but not an innocent expression of childhood infatuation. Would you rather have your kids playing kiss tag (is that still a thing) or beating the snot out of one another? Just sayin’. Critics are saying that they are just kids and that’s right, they are, the interpretation of adult critics is not the fault of the children. If we, as a society are worried about kids being exposed to sex, maybe we should stop being totally obsessed with it ourselves. Sad, very sad and it speaks more about the people who are critical of the kiss than it does the creators of the show who, again, didn’t even have it written into the script.

I found this delightfully sarcastic list of questions about all things fall on Buzzfeed and though this is not a ‘tag’ I am treating it like one 😛

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Of course! Although, I do find that it is more of a city slicker thing to make an all-day production out of it. As a kid, we would fit in a day of apple picking, grocery shopping and whatever else but it was honestly just a stop on the list of things that we were doing that day. Something that you don’t hear a lot about when skimming through all of those Better Homes & Gardens worthy snaps – wormy apples. Legit my worst fear as a kid was biting into a wormy apple and I had to have all of my apples cut first. It happens people. Or the bloody chicken egg, been there too.

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They are for decor unless you want a shit tasting pumpkin pie, there are specific types of pumpkins that one uses for recipes as the taste is better and they aren’t so stringy. Also, you don’t usually want to use a really large pumpkin (like a carving pumpkin) for recipes as they tend to be bland. You can also get tiny stacks of hay in grocery stores, also just for decor.

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I would just like to point out that flannel is not the same thing as plaid which I think is actually what is being referred to here. Flannel is a great transition material for fall because it isn’t too heavy or too light and it can be layered – the weather is all over the place in MN in the fall months and it is just an easy fabric to wear.

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If you mean the actual fabric, hey, it is their business if they want to sweat their asses off in July. As for plaid, you might not see the black and red that most associate with fall all year-round but other color combos are worn all year. Hey, I never said it was fashionable.

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Eh, not really – not that I have noticed anyway. Also, if you have evergreen trees or the like, it doesn’t look so bare. If your neighbors don’t rake their leaves and then they mold it can be annoying.

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No.

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It’s a no from me. Imagine the most cloying, sickly sweet thing that you have ever consumed and add about 8 more tablespoons of high fructose corn syrup and then just have a pumpkin somewhere in the vicinity for your Insta’ photo.

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I don’t think that these things are synonymous, I have friends who could care less about Halloween but still do the pumpkin patch, apple picking and plaid wearing activities. I always associated fall with back to school, to me it is the season of new beginnings rather than spring. It just so happens that my favourite holiday falls within my favourite season but it would still be a big deal.

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Fall leaves because ‘Merica. For all of the self-aggrandizing jackasses who take to Twitter to talk about how autumn is derived from French/Latin and Americans are just uncouth morons, fall is derived from feallan which is Old English and means, to fall or to die. I mean, at least it was actually a word that was used in day to day vernacular whereas Autumn has a more ambiguous origin and it was Shakespeare who used it to describe a season.

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In Minnesota, yes but we called it simply leafing when I was growing up in Colorado and the tourists who came to our town were called leafers and yes, it was meant to be a tad derogatory.

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It’s just a maze cut into a cornfield, are you telling me that some countries don’t have corn mazes?! Fun story, just a couple of weeks ago a lady called to let the Parks & Rec department know that she had somehow managed to get a kernel lodged in her ear while going through a corn maze so heads up. Generally speaking, this won’t happen, some people just can’t handle the corn maze.

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Absolutely not, pumpkin stew is the perfect meal for cold winter weekends. Pumpkin bread, pumpkin butter, pumpkin chili, pumpkin ravioli – the possibilities are endless and what’s great about pumpkin is that it can be prepared in sweet or savory dishes.

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Plot twist, it isn’t in America either 😛 The canned pumpkin is mostly a blend of different squashes. If you want real pumpkin puree, you are hacking that baby up and doing it yourself.

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I mean, I change what I wear for fall mostly out of necessity. There are colours that I am partial to in the fall but I wouldn’t call it an aesthetic. Maybe in warmer climates where clothing isn’t so much of a survival thing it might be more of a choice. One tends to not care about aesthetic when they are scraping their windshield in 20 below weather. My August to early March uniform is tights, boots, skirt, blouse, cardigan for work and leggings, tunic, boots, cardigan for weekends so maybe it is a thing…?

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All seasons, I like floral scents in the spring, fresh scents for summer (think cotton), spicy for fall and sweet (vanilla) for winter.

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Outside of switching all of the bedding to flannel, not me, maybe if I hosted Thanksgiving I would? I go all out for Halloween and then Christmas, I just never got into the teenie gourd thing. Although, I do have some gal pals who manage to decorate very tastefully for fall, I just don’t have an eye for it.

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I am not totally sure, I have always lived in 4-season climates but have traveled to Texas for the holidays and they seem to go all out but it feels weird. I am unsure if I would be into it as much if I lived in a warm climate, it just doesn’t feel right.

I would love to read your answers to these, I bet there are even differences of opinion just in the states! Side note, I have to go to the Mall of America tomorrow, gag. I don’t experience anxiety about much of anything except for going to MOA. It is just one of those places for me, more on this later.

Thanks for stopping by ❤

 

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