Sunday, October 04, 2009

Fall

I was sick as a dog today, but my adorable kitties were right here cuddling with me - and Mr. RK went out and got me an array of goodies, so I suppose I am spoiled.

That's the only thing I don't like about fall - I always manage to get sick at least once - oh wait, and I hate the days getting shorter.

Other than that, I love fall, and October is my favorite month. I love having tea and cocoa (not together), the smell of bonfires (it may be yard trimmings but don't rain on my parade!), walks over leaves that turned colors and crunch under my feet.

The kitties re-fluff and look even bigger than they do the rest of the year. It would be kind of funny if humans fluffed up in cooler weather, too, wouldn't it? Not that it's something I'd like to see...

We are going down to California to visit my family later this week, for my dad's 60th birthday. I don't know if fall will have arrived there by then or not - they call us each year on Thanksgiving and gloat about having an outdoor bbq - but it will be fun to see everyone. I can't wait to go into North Beach in San Francisco - it's my favorite time of year to go to that city, too.

Well, this is about as fluffy and sappy of a post as I've ever written, so I suppose I should close with something more Riot Kittyish...

I gave a speech last night at a dinner/fundraising hosted by one of my organization's local chapters. If it wasn't bad enough that the band was an awful (and I mean awful) 70s cover band - complete with out-of-tune guitars and a lame lead singer - those motherfuckers were talking to each other, right behind me, when I was on stage giving my speech.

So at one point I turned around and hissed, "Will you knock it off?"

They did.

I am going to make a great grumpy old lady!

15 comments:

Darth Weasel said...

Have fun with the fam. Hope you get to feeling better.

The Peach Tart said...

I hope you're feeling better and that you enjoy your Dad's birthday party. I love the Fall also.

LL Cool Joe said...

You see that's what I always say. Have a good quality dj that plays good quality music, rather than some local pub band that can't play or sing.

Sometimes live music isn't always better. I'd much rather hear Frank Sinatra sing New York, New York, than Dave down the road who can't sing at all.

Fireblossom said...

70s music was unbelievably lame when it came out, and now its baaaaaaaack! Ugh. I'm waiting for 80s music to come back, because I loved that.

People DO fluff up! Comfort food and such causes it! ;-)

Aliceson said...

I hope you start feeling better soon. We've already had 2 fall colds roll through this house. Fun stuff! And I think humans DO fluff during the winter months, it's called the holidays. Stuffing, pumpkin pie, yams with enough brown sugar and marshmallows to induce diabetes. Then come the Christmas cookies...

A trip to CA sounds fantastic! I hope you have a great time with your family.

pheromone girl said...

Yes, SOMEDAY you will, darling.

A little moonstruck should make you feel right as rain!

Pouty Lips said...

I hope you feel better soon.

Aliceson said...

I totally forgot! You asked for a salsa recipe last week on my blog. I found a blog with a great recipe that I used this year. Fantastic flavor and the recipe has detailed instructions! Let me know if you try it.

Aliceson said...

Me again. I forgot the most important part of my last comment. Just one more casualty of Mondays!

http://afarmerslifecooking.blogspot.com/2009/08/granny-donnas-famous-canned-salsa.html

Riot Kitty said...

Hey, thanks everyone!

Lynn said...

I hope you feel better soon. Good job on shutting those guys up. :)

October is a great month - I am sort of looking forward to it being a bit more fall-ish in Georgia.

G-Man said...

Your Dad turns 60?
Jeez, I do too in December...
You could be my daughter......
OK, for my Birthday, run over to Voodoo Donuts, get me a Dozen Maple Bacon flavored, and send them to me In Michigan. I'll call up Fireblossom and we'll send you the pics...Deal?

Riot Kitty said...

Happy b.day, G-Man! Deal ;)

Scarlet said...

I miss everything you love about the fall (everything but the getting sick part). Hope you're feeling better now that they've spoiled you a little.

Btw, you're going to be one of those cool old ladies that comes up with weird shit at the most inappropriate moments (just for giggles). They're gonna love you!! :)

Green tea said...

Hot water with blackberry brandy and you'll feel great..:D