Oct. 15th, 2016

hillarygayle: (Agent Smith)
1. When was the last time that you enjoyed a camp fire?
You know it's been a while! I have one of those cool split logs with kindling in the middle, meant to use in a fire pit. I should get it out and Ganon & I can roast marshmallows later tonight.

2. What is your favorite fall tradition?
I love the IDEA of hayrides, but Bryan & Ganon & I all have allergies to some extent which are exacerbated by hayrides, cold air, and smoke. So that means it generally stays an "idea" rather than a thing we actually do.

My favorite autumn tradition that I actually DO, however, is warm drinks. I live in Arkansas, which means we get all 4 seasons, very distinctly, and usually in 3 month increments. I drink coffee and tea iced during the spring and summer, but I go back to drinking it warm in the fall and winter. I actually prefer it warm in both cases, but it is simply too HOT here in the summer to drink anything warm. When it's 101F outside, hot coffee sounds like torture.

Just for interest, my own very unscientific perception of how the seasons break down here in Arkansas:
Spring: March, April, May
Summer: June, July, August
Autumn: September, October, November
Winter: December, January, February

3. Do you celebrate Samhain?
I don't, personally. I feel like it's a religious celebration that I'd be appropriating if I even used the trappings of it, as I know it's important to a lot of people who follow various forms of paganism. That said, I've always had an interesting draw toward some of the pagan belief systems. There are things that stem from those belief systems that make me feel better; more firmly grounded, safer. There's a lot of the concept of balance in certain pagan beliefs, which appeals to me on a very visceral level.

4. What are your real feelings about candy corn?
You know, most people are either very pro or very con as it comes to candy corn. Me, I'm all about balance in this too! I'm not particularly fond of candy corn. I won't seek it out to eat it on purpose the way my husband will, but when he buys it and keeps it in a dish on the kitchen table, I will eat a piece or two every so often if I think about it. I don't adore it, but I don't hate it either!

5. Do you believe in things that go bump in the night?
I don't, particularly. There are things I can't explain, but it's because I simply don't KNOW the explanation for them, not because they're supernatural. 

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