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Falling For Fall

November 16, 2010

Fall has hit campus hard and it is finally, finally getting cool outside. So, of course, Fall means two things: first, beautiful yellows, reds, and oranges clinging to the trees and littering the ground. Second, coffee. Fall means hot coffee in cold hands, and it always will.

So promising!

Being a (questionably) sane, rational human being, it was imperative to obtain hot coffee as soon as possible. Unfortunately, that opportunity did not come until 2:30. I work in the writing center on Tuesdays from 2:00 until 4:00, but fortunately (for me, at least), my student did not show up. I took this golden moment of peace to run to get a Venti Peppermint Mocha.


For those of you who have not had the chance to drink this concoction, let me break it down for you. The first ten sips are like a ray of fall sunshine culminating in what is possibly the best taste ever invented. The next ten sips are slightly disappointing. After the epiphany that was the first moments of cradling this ambrosia in your hands, you begin to question your purchase. Is it too sweet? Too minty? Too thick? Each subsequent sip further confirms this unfortunate prognosis. The next ten sips are pure hell. You have finally come to the conclusion that this was possibly the worst idea you ever had, and you honestly cannot believe you paid five bucks to ultimately have your foot fall off. Finally, you are nearing a sense of determination and acceptance, much like the five stages of death. The sips leading to the soon-to-be empty cup are nothing but steely resolve. Each sip is one step closer to the end of this hideous drink. Unfortunately, this attempt to justify your purchase will basically end in a diabetic coma. The moral of this story is, while it may look good on the menu and sound good in theory, AVOID!

Despite my failure to appreciate the second necessary component of Fall, the colors were still beautiful. I went on a mini-photo safari (and, I’m sure, looked like a crazy person in the process) to snap a few photos of campus. Enjoy.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Lindsay permalink
    November 16, 2010 8:23 pm

    Looooove it. We need to photo safari asap. And next time I’ll share that coffee. We can both have 10 glorious sips.

    • November 16, 2010 8:40 pm

      We’ll still have to split a tall. Lol.

  2. Natalie permalink
    November 16, 2010 8:25 pm

    Your pictures make campus look so much better than it actually is. I love these pictures, Lisa.

  3. janet permalink
    November 16, 2010 8:51 pm

    love your pictures! You really have an artistic eye

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