Just a little seasoning

This is going to seem so random since it’s only just barely summer, but today I got really excited about fall being on its way.

I know what you’re thinking: “Justine, by that logic, you should be excited all the time because technically fall is always on its way.” (Side note: All of those italics/unitalics are a major bee-yotch in HTML.)

And maybe you’re right. The world is continually turning its merry little way towards Autumn. But you know what? I don’t care. I’m excited, and that’s that.

Because I love fall. Like, want to wrap myself up in it and never let go. This is why I plan to get married in October. (Oh come on, you’re not surprised I have that planned out, too.)

Think about it: What other season lets you wear sweaters, boots, scarves, and hats; eat pumpkin flavored ANYTHING; has the prettiest trees; and has just enough crispness to the air that you’re pretty sure anything could happen?

Not your milquetoast spring, that’s for sure.

I always feel like something exciting is going to happen to me in the fall. I mean, sure, usually it turns out to just be a feeling and nothing actually happens, but sometimes that feeling is all you really need to FEEL ALIVE.

Am I right?

So I’m excited about fall. I feel like something exciting is going to happen to me. And I can’t wait to see what.

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Play it forward

On any given day, I get roughly 6 to 8 songs stuck in my head at some point.

Sometimes it will just be for a few minutes, other times for hours at a time. For example, here is today’s lineup (with triggers):

1. You’re just too good to be true (a side effect of looking at engagement photos)

2. Going to the Chapel (a photographer quoted this in a caption)

3. At Last (Alex, another Knot intern, mentioned this song)

4. You’re Just Too Good to be True (again. Because of looking at engagement photos. Again.)

5. It’s Getting Hot in Here (the person responsible for this knows who he is)

6. Somewhere Out There (related to the last one…as hard as that is to believe.)

7. Breakfast at Tiffany’s (Tiffany engagement rings)

The last one I was kind enough to share with two of the other interns as we walked to the subway after work. They soon found that they also could not get it out of their heads. They were oddly not grateful that I had shared. Go figure.

The point is, I lead a very musical existence. It’s just not intentional. And apparently entirely out of my control. And I said, “Well, that’s one thing we got.”

You’re welcome.