fall...

The crispness in the air is refreshing... makes me glad to live in Reno/Sparks, where we get to have all 4 seasons... The more I travel, the more I'm thankful for the change in temperature, the occasional frosty dew on the grass, & even the need to bundle up before going out. Even the brown that is the normal Nevada landscape is something I appreciate.

Life is short, & time goes by so quickly, hidden in the change of seasons, the rhythm of the familiar, which seemed to take forever when I was but a wee bairn, & now seems to roll as quickly as a slideshow on my IPhoto...

The last 3 months have been a time of reconnections - I've gotten more contacts from people from my past through Facebook in that time period that I had heard from in the previous 20 years. Very interesting to be able to hear from people who have been significant in my life at some point, & now to hear/see what is happening in whatever phase of life that they're in. And seeing the fruit of the choices that have been made too. Cool beans.

It seems that the "falling back" part of Daylight Savings Time should be happening sooner than November. What the heck? We go through ALL of October with no recompense for the travesty of the Spring Forward? I'm a standard time guy. Forget Ben Franklin, forget the 'practicality' of the sin of packing more into the day than can fit in the 23 hours 56 minutes we're allotted by the Most High...

Diet Sierra Mist rocks the world. The DSM with Cranberry is on another level as well. Absolutely incredible. I shall pour me another.

5 launchings into the blogosphere....:

Destro Jones said...

I have to disagreee with you. Nothing depresses me more than coming out of the office at 5pm and seeing that it is dark. Maybe if our office building had windows I would feel differently.

Erica said...

I need to learn to appreciate Nevada's brown landscape, but I do love the 4 seasons we get to experience living here.

laura said...

I agree with destro... now, no matter if I am working days, or nights... its dark when I get to work, and its dark when I leave.
And facebook is awesome. No one organized a 10yr highschool reunion which I was really bummed about, now that we have all found each other on facebook, there is already a 15yr reunion being planned. Technology is awesome:)

Jeni said...

Hmm... I don't particularly care fore either time change, but I am a big fan of the DSM with Cranberry-- though not as big of a fan as my mom-- last year she bought about 30 bottles at Thanksgiving/Christmas time of year so that she would have enough to last until it was available for sale again. Pretty funny. I personally appreciate it more since it's not available year round...

TPluckyT said...

I too appreciate Nevada's four seasons, and really none of them are extreme . . .

As to the time change, I look forward to falling back, however when it does I tend to "fall back" into hibernation mode where sleep is the typical highlight of my day . . .