TGIF (Thank God It's Fall)
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TGIF (Thank God It's Fall)

Can fall get any better?

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TGIF (Thank God It's Fall)
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It's fall again! Another year of seasons have come & gone, and we're back to the fall. The leaves changing color, the breeze getting cooler, the pumpkin getting stronger. There are so many things during every season that are exciting, but there is something about fall that makes it stand out from the rest.

1. Harry Potter Marathons.

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2. Pumpkin everything.

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Fall is coming, which means there is pumpkin everywhere. Name a product, any single product in the universe. I guarantee there is a pumpkin flavor for it. I cannot even begin to list the pumpkin-flavored/scented/accented products that are on the market: coffee, spices, pop-tarts, bagels, cream cheese, salsa, laundry detergent, cheerios, lattes, oreos, cakes, cookies, cupcakes, dog treats, pasta sauce, etc. The list could literally go on for days, and as you go further and further down the list, the products are more and more absurd. It's amazing how such a random thing could bring a society together so much. Pumpkin spice. Who knew?

3. Scary movies.[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2016%2F09%2F18%2F636098193658789824-752548026_giphy-2.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=727&h=8547b3d6b3777269c98a0ee9704263e5b03451878637a9dbddfcee9b57662ab6&size=980x&c=3442459217 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2016%252F09%252F18%252F636098193658789824-752548026_giphy-2.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D727%26h%3D8547b3d6b3777269c98a0ee9704263e5b03451878637a9dbddfcee9b57662ab6%26size%3D980x%26c%3D3442459217%22%7D" expand=1]

I know so many people talk about how they hate scary movies. But, really, it's part of the season. You can't go a whole fall season without watching a scary movie, or at the very least, reading a scary book. Ghosts? Clowns? Vampires? Werewolves? It's the greatest time to curl up on your couch by yourself, your significant other, or your favorite pet to cuddle and scare yourself with the same scary movie you've been watching your whole life.

4. Halloween.

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Almost everyone's favorite childhood holiday. And even the favorite holiday of most adults. It's a day, where you can dress up and be whoever you want to be: no rules, no requirements. You can be anyone in the whole world. I know plenty of people that take this holiday very seriously. They spend a LOT of money on their costumes and they pretend they are that person ALL DAY, no matter what. It's also so cute to see little kids get excited to dress up like their favorite superhero and princess, running around the neighborhood, collecting the most candy that they possibly can.

5. Halloween candy.

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Halloween is basically a preparation for Christmas. The candy that is available to you on Halloween is ENDLESS. Halloween candy supersedes all other holidays in the candy department, hands down. The best part is, a lot of drug stores sell the candy in big bags that have a huge variety of different types: gummy, sweet, sour, chocolate, etc. So, you can always have a different kind of candy at your fingertips. You can eat ALL the candy you want and no one will say a word. Didn't you know? Calories don't count on Halloween.

6. Apple/Pumpkin Picking

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One of my personal favorite things to do is go apple picking and pumpkin picking in the fall. There's nothing quite like going to an orchard or to a field and personally picking out your apples and your pumpkins. Whether or not you pick the best ones in the field, the apples just taste better and the pumpkins just look nicer to you, knowing that you picked them out all by yourself. Buying them from the supermarket works too, of course, but you don't get quite the same effect. Personally, I like to make a whole day out of it! I like to go there with my family and friends, and then come back and make apple pies or carve pumpkins. It really makes for a wonderful memory, and it's something I personally look forward to every single year.

7. Columbus Day.

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Ok, so I know that there have been many debates about whether or not Columbus Day is an appropriate holiday to celebrate. Some people believe that it's just fine the way it is and others think it is a racist holiday that should be abandoned and left uncelebrated. At this point, we get the day off. So let's just leave it alone! Personally, when that Monday in October rolls around and I'm sleeping in, the absolute last thing I am thinking about is Christopher Columbus. This holiday has been around forever, and truth be told, we all need that day off from school/work in the beginning of October. As they say, if it's not broken, don't fix it.

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Fall is when all the TV shows come back!! You've been waiting all summer for your favorite shows, scrolling through netflix trying to find something that fills the void. Well, not anymore! Flip on cable, get your DVR ready, and start recording your favorite channels because all of your shows are back. "Scream Queens" is back with another flawless season, as is the long-awaited "American Horror Story: Season 6". That's just to name two that I personally love. There are plenty more, just turn on your tv.

9. Football.[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2016%2F09%2F18%2F636098214033435199-72846406_giphy-8.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=560&h=c1bf6edeb3ff987f83fcfce959c56a21f9efb45ab3483b6889dcd9fb884550f9&size=980x&c=146360352 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2016%252F09%252F18%252F636098214033435199-72846406_giphy-8.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D560%26h%3Dc1bf6edeb3ff987f83fcfce959c56a21f9efb45ab3483b6889dcd9fb884550f9%26size%3D980x%26c%3D146360352%22%7D" expand=1]

Football is definitely not my favorite part of the fall, but I'm sure it's someone's. It's back! Fall is when the football season begins and we can start to get together with our friends and family to argue over touchdowns, interceptions, bad calls, bad players, and bad coaches. Not my hobby of choice, but to each his own.

10. The weather.

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Last, but certainly not least, is the weather. The beautiful fall weather that is so short-lived is here to bless us for a little while. The brisk chill in the air, the crunch of the leaves under your feet, the dry air that tickles your skin and gives you goosebumps. It's the perfect in-between whether. I love the heat, but it's time for a break. Also, let's be honest. It's time for yoga pants and Ugg boots.

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