October has always been one of my favorite months of the year. I love the fall and everything that goes along with it! In my teaching days the fall was really fun with all of the homecoming buzz and general excitement about football, cooler nights and the changing of the seasons. I am most definitely a big fan of pumpkin everything- especially since I haven’t really had any in the last six months or so. I actually just opened up my first can of pumpkin the other day (I used to eat pumpkin everything year-round but got totally sick of it this year).
I used to give my students a (photography) shooting assignment each October called “Colors of the Season.” I would always begin by leading the class in a discussion about what fall looks and feels like. Obviously the first words that would come to mind would be pumpkins, changing leaves, Halloween, etc. I’d ask them to also think about the feeling of fall. There’s just something in the air… you know what I mean?
What I mean by all of that rambling above is that it’s OCTOBER! (And I love October.)
Current books: NOTHING. Sadly, I’m not reading a single book right now. I have about 5 different ones that I started reading and never finished (which is something I’m famous for). So much for that New Year’s Resolution!
Current music: This. Over and over… all the time (and I KNOW I’m not alone here!):
You know you love it too.
Current guilty pleasure: See above!!
Current nail color: I just switched my Jamberry Shields from this:
Ignore my supremely dry skin. Ew.
I ordered about ten different designs a few weeks ago and even though they last at least two weeks, I’ve been super anxious and changing them out about every ten days. You can order them here, and if you buy 3, you get one free!!
Current drink: I’m still having a love affair with this hot beverage:
Current food: Monday night’s dinner…
Steak and shrimp kebabs
Current favorite show: It’s definitely a toss-up between Survivor and The Amazing Race (remember- I’m not cool like everyone else!) I’ve been hooked on these shows for years and Greg and I would love to be on The Amazing Race (not Survivor though!)- we’re even going to hear this guy speak at REI Denver tonight!
I hope I don’t geek out.
Current wish list: Oh just, you know… to stop getting side-tracked with this whole attempt at weight loss thing. Some new trail running shoes would be nice too. And a nose piercing (which is going to be my incentive to lose 10 lbs). <— from last month’s list. Since this hasn’t happened yet, I’m keeping it right where it is.
Current needs: Some snow pants, a warmer jacket and other snow gear. You see where I’m going with this?
Oh, and I need an oil change too.
Current triumphs: Surviving the elements during this crazy hike (with these crazy ladies!).
Current bane of my existence: Trying to make my blog look pretty. You’ll read more about this in a minute.
Current celebrity crush: Ahem.
Always, always, always.
Current indulgence: This past Saturday’s beer tour of Ft. Collins…
Why do so many different beers have to taste so darn good?!
Current blessing: Having two happy, healthy pups to love (who I appreciate even more after last week’s scare)!
Current slang: Backstreets Back, Alright!! (bonus points if you can guess what movie I watched this weekend based on those three words)
Current outfit: My work uniform!
You can find me in some kind of KIND gear pretty much any day of the week!
Current link: The Elegant Themes website.
I’m trying to redesign my blog and make it pretty, so I bought some fancy templates. The problem is, I can’t figure out how to make any of them do what I want!! (Add frustration to my mood above!)
What’s going on with you [currently]?