Wednesday, August 10, 2005

End of Summer

Summer seems so much shorter now than it used to be, because my kids, unlike when I was in school, start the week before Labor Day, instead of the Wednesday after. One of my kids has already started soccer practices, and next week we have to have a reading assessment for my first-grader, and do school shopping and stuff.

I was oh-so-ready for this summer, after a late spring jam-packed with stress. But I’m looking forward to this fall, too, even more than usual.

What Fall means to me in 2005:

1. Football season, watched at home every week, every game, with our new satellite dish and NFL Sunday Ticket purchased for this sole purpose.

2. Gorgeous days of perfect temperatures and still plenty of daylight.

3. After a summer of truly mediocre or worse films, an influx of really good ones (well, we can hope):

Cameron Crowe’s Elizabethtown, starring Orlando Bloom

Everything is Illuminated with Elijah Wood

An apparently funny film, Waiting, with my new heartthrob Ryan Reynolds

The really big one, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

4. DVDs! Kingdom of Heaven, which I think was much better than anything I’ve seen since. Also Crash, Fever Pitch, and Mindhunters (which might not be a good movie, but it has Christian Slater in it). Even bigger: Season One of LOST and Season Four of ALIAS on DVD, with all those yummy extras.

5. The return of LOST!

6. The return of ALIAS!

7. The start of KITCHEN CONFIDENTIAL!

I adore LOST, the entire cast, the mysteries, the drama, the humor, the hunks…and I can’t wait to get some answers. But even more, I want to know, who the hell is Michael Vaughn???? And I missed Bradley Cooper, Will on Alias, very much last season, so I’m all about his new comedy.

So, what do YOU like about Fall?

9 comments:

MaryF said...

Drinking hot chocolate and eating apple pie while watching new episodes of my favorite TV shows.

Watching/feeling cold fronts come in.

Halloween.

AuthorM said...

Kids in school. Time at the coffee shop. Early nights. Ladies' movie night...I'm thinking...Alfie? For pure eye candy value...

M

Natalie Damschroder said...

Oh, yes, all of that and more.

M, don't you think Alfie is a bit too much of art imitating life? :)

Kathy Holmes said...

Fall is my favorite season - good time to travel, cooler weather, etc. But the weirdest thing about my newly-adopted state of Florida is the kids in our county went back to school last week. Can you believe that?

Anyway, right now I am so looking forward to my favorite TV shows. And did I mention cooler weather? :)

Natalie Damschroder said...

Ahhh, yes, cooler weather. Without a doubt.

Arizona went back last week, too. It's too freaky for me.

Cernig said...

Hi there,

I come here via PSoTD blog, who said to say "hi".

So "hi".

Nice place.

Regards, C

Natalie Damschroder said...

Well, thank you, Cernig! Now, if I can just figure out who PSoTD is...

Natalie Damschroder said...

Ah! I figured it out! I have to go thank him. Apparently, he drove quite a bit of traffic my way this week. :)

Beth said...

What I really like about fall are the leaves, the slightly cool air in Brady Village, and how my friend made eating mac and cheese a really fun game.