Are Americans Obsessed?

I recently read an article, okay, I read a headline, that said something to the effect of Why the Rest of the World Believes Americans are Obsessed with Autumn.

“Huh,” I thought. I like Autumn, but I don’t like like it. I mean, I could live without it, totally, if I had to. I might get the shakes for a couple of months, but surely by Christmas I’d be fine.

What would be obsessive is someone like me who lives in Florida, where autumn temps barely drop into the 60’s, lowering her thermostat so she can wear sweaters around the house while sipping hot chocolate with a cozy blanket wrapped around her feet. That would be obsessive.

Here, hold my hot chocolate while I decide if I want to wear the orange sweater or the brown one.

Peace, people.

Author: nananoyz

I'm a semi-retired crazy person with one husband and two cats.

16 thoughts on “Are Americans Obsessed?”

    1. Yes. And while Autumn doesn’t technically begin until Sept. 21 and doesn’t end until the winter solstice, September, October, and November are considered the autumn months. It’s weird, but coincides with the changes in weather more than the calendar.

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  1. I have great memories of autumn in NYC when I was a child – eons ago! and I really wish things hadn’t changed so much since. Four regular seasons were somehow mentally relaxing, including in terms of what to wear!

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  2. While I’m not obsessed with Autumn, I definitely enjoy it. There are just so many things to love about it. I’ve always thought I’d enjoy living somewhere that has a longer or more defined Autumn as it seems like we never get one that lasts long enough, but I’m not willing to give up my full range of ALL the seasons to get it.

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  3. I’m with you – I don’t know why either. I’m sick of hearing about the pumpkin latter, pumpkin cakes, pumpkin bread and this and that. But I do love the brown and orange leaves though they can be a pain to keep clean in the garden and on streets. But it’s what autumn is all about. I’ll try to enjoy it for the brief period.

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  4. I loved autumn when I was a kid in Poland, so I don’t think autumn love is an American thing. I think what makes it different in the States is–as always!–the commercialism and marketing of autumn-themed products, like pumpkin spice, jack’o’lanterns, scarecrows etc.

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