Autumn began last Friday, September 23rd. With its cool, crisp weather and stunning natural beauty, autumn is the perfect time of year to enjoy the great outdoors. From weekend trips to local recreation, opportunities for fall fun abound! What have you done in the autumn? Let’s find out.
The rules are simple: For each question that you answer ‘yes’ to, give yourself a single point. When you reach the end of the quiz, add up your points and post your total in the comments.
Have you ever?!
1. Have you ever raked leaves? 2. Have you ever jumped into a pile of leaves? 3. Have you ever gone apple picking? 4. Have you ever consumed warm apple cider? 5. Have you ever made caramel apples? 6. Have you ever gone pumpkin picking? 7. Have you ever baked a pumpkin pie from scratch? 8. Have you ever planted mums in the autumn? 9. Have you ever purchased and decorated with gourds? 10. Have you ever hung Indian corn on your front door? 11. Have you ever made a scarecrow? 12. Have you ever decorated and filled a cornucopia? 13. Have you ever decorate the outside of your home with hay bales and/or corn stalks? 14. Have you ever driven more than an hour away just to see some beautiful fall foliage? 15. Have you ever gone for a hike in the autumn? 16. Have you ever gone camping in the autumn? 17. Have you ever warmed up next to a campfire in the autumn? 18. Have you ever posed for a photo in front of colorful fall foliage? 19. Have you ever gone to a haunted house? 20. Have you ever gone on a hayride? 21. Have you ever gone to a corn maze? 22. Have you ever gone to a harvest festival? 23. Have you ever dressed like a pilgrim? 24. Have you ever spent a Sunday watching football? 25. Have you ever debated whether or not “autumn” is a better word than “fall”?
Tell us your total and your exciting upcoming autumn plans in the comments.
Friday night I visited Mr. Sombrero. He lives an hour away, and I had a feeling that with the impending storm, it’d be the only chance that I’d get to see him all weekend. We went out to dinner, and walked around town a bit. We found a park with a lake, and since it wasn’t too late, we decided to go for a stroll. We were almost all the way around the lake when something wet hit my foot, causing me to jump and yelp. It felt kind of like a wet dog’s nose — but I quickly realized that it was actually a large frog. I guess I had crossed its path exactly at the wrong time, resulting in a damp and forceful collision. The frog hardly seemed to notice, and continued hopping on its way to the lake. With a quick splash it was gone.
I’ve been toying with the idea of returning to the land of vegetarianism lately. A week or so ago I ate a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup (there’s dairy in the chocolate) and was quickly stricken with a rather oppressive migraine. At dinner with Mr. Sombrero that night, I tried a tiny morsel of his meal (which contained honey) and about an hour later I was attacked by a large frog. Coincidence? I think not.
Clearly the universe wants me to maintain my vegan lifestyle. Or am I just being ridiculous?
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