I know, I’m late to the party… Pumpkin Spice is back at Starbucks! Pumpkin Spice day is the unofficial first day of Autumn because I live in the South, and we don’t really have seasons here. Not in the traditional sense. We have really fucking hot, Pumpkin Spice, cold and wet, and go outside now or you are going to miss it.
So even though Starbucks doesn’t really put pumpkin in their Pumpkin Spice, and even though their marketing geniuses have figured out that a large number of consumers only religiously stop at Starbucks during Pumpkin Spice season and moved up the release to the week before Labor Day, it is Fall. Everyone celebrate with a Grande Pumpkin Spice Latte. I’ll wait here.
Now that we are back… I live in the south and it is still in that really hot season. It is in the upper 90’s and I just don’t feel like fall. I’m working my way into it… I got a new pair of boots (we pretend it gets cold enough for that here), I’m pulling out my sweaters, and I’m starting my Autumn shopping list for the family. Still, it is hot and humid and I sweat even thinking about going outside.
So I welcome you Autumn. I welcome you with open arms. Unfortunately you are stuck with my hot and sticky hugs for a few more weeks at least.