Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The Sweater Weather Tag

Kara at Flowers of Quiet Happiness has tagged me with this charming, seasonal tag :-)  Thanks, Kara!  Because this is linked directly to the season which we happen to be in right now, I'm going to do it before all the other tags that are patiently awaiting my attention.

Favorite candle scent?

I got this candle once called "Dragon's Blood" that was kind of a blend of citrus and musk and something spicy -- oh, I loved that candle.

Coffee, tea, or hot chocolate?

I like all three, actually.  I drink coffee every morning, and sometimes in the afternoon too.  I drink hot chocolate on snowy days or in the evening when I'm writing.  And I drink tea when I'm writing or when I have a sore throat.

What's the best fall memory you have?

When I was ten or eleven, we went to visit some friends who lived on top of a hill, and we spent ages rolling down the hill.  I got so many leaves stuck in my long, long hair that the matriarch of that family took a photo of it and then gave me a copy when she got them printed.  I was convinced I still had that photo, but I looked all through my photo albums just now, and it's not there, so my parents must have it.

The countryside near where my parents live in North Carolina, as it looked last week.

Best fragrance for fall?

Burning leaves.

Favorite Thanksgiving food? 

Pumpkin pie!  Happens to be my favorite pie flavor.

Most-worn sweater?

I don't like sweaters.  Blech, too hot.  Also, often itchy.  I can't stand to be hot, and I hate being itchy.  However, I do have one loose, cool, non-itchy sweater that I bought for Christmas last year that is very comfy -- it's cream-colored and very simple, and I like to wear it in the winter to church now and then.

Football games or jumping in leaf piles?

I have zero interest in football.  Leaf piles for the win!

The woods not far from here last autumn.

Skinny jeans or leggings?

I've never worn either, but my girls wear leggings a lot.

Combat boots or Uggs?

Combat boots, though I still don't have a pair.  What's wrong with me?

Is pumpkin spice worth the hype?

Few things in this world are worth the hype.  I do like pumpkin spice-flavored things now and then, though.

Favorite fall TV show?

The Granada Television version of Sherlock Holmes, starring Jeremy Brett.  There's something deliciously autumnal about it.

(Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes)

What do you want to be for Halloween?

I went as the Armie Hammer version of Illya Kuryakin from The Man from Uncle, complete with cute hat, black turtleneck, and a bright blue sport coat.  I didn't get any good pictures, so here's one of me in the hat and my Illya t-shirt.

Me at my parents' house

Hats or scarves?

Hats!  I am exceedingly fond of hats.  I own lots of them.  But I like scarves too.

What's your #1 favorite thing about fall?

How creative I get as the weather cools off.  I write much more in fall than in summer, and craft more as well.

I'm not going to tag anyone in particular, so if you feel like joining, go for it!  If you don't, that's fine too :-)


  1. I looooooooooooove fall. It's awesome. Especially since it's such a relief after our hot Deep South summers :)
    Fallen leaves are one of God's greatest gifts to mankind. The end.
    Fantastic costume! You really do look rather a lot like Ilya with that hat :)

    1. Yeah, the relief from the heat is one of the things I like best about fall. Here in VA it doesn't get all that hot, but still hotter than I'd like.

      And thanks! I think I look a smidge like Illya sometimes myself.

  2. I'm so glad you joined in! Even if I am a bit late in noticing. :/

    Okay, first thing, Dragon's Blood huh? The name is certainly intriguing! The way you described it sounds nice though, so I'll take your word for it. Wherever did you find such a candle?

    Leaves just love long hair, don't they? Been there myself. :D Also yay for pumpkin pie! My fave!

    That hat is awesome by the way. Very cool, my friend. But of course you always are, so it just comes naturally, right? :)

    1. Kara, yes, Dragon's Blood. It came from a store called the Ruptured Moon, one of those neo-hippy stores that sell candles and incense and tie-dyed clothing.

      Pumpkin Pie Is The Best. The End.

      And thanks! I really love the hat.


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