I'm a bit behind on this series. I'm still waiting on some fall decor in the mail, so who knows when that post will be up. I'm not much of an apple fan, so I skipped that post. Basically I'm glad this is a very relaxed series, otherwise I would have to step out.
This is a weird post in the series. What I associate with autumn isn't traditional by any means. I have certain things that scream fall/cooler weather to me, but I don't think they'll hit others with the same impact they do me. So let's turn this into a Learn About Liz post and find out the reasons behind my silly choices in fall related entertainment. :) Yes, I went ham and decided to share my fall picks for all of the options suggested to us.
First up is music. The first thing that came to mind for fall music was the Ironforge music from World of Warcraft. LOL! Besides that, Eiffel 65's Europop album is synonymous with fall to me. This album first made me think of moving to Washington state, spending weekends and long holidays in Sequim with my grandparents, and listening to this album as I got ready to go to the local indoor pool with my aunt, uncle, and siblings. In fall 2014, I had a huge nostalgia bug hit and had the entire album on repeat whenever I was home and in the car as I drove into work. That changed the memories I associated with the album, but it's still from the same time of year.
Next is the movie. Right about that fall 2014 nostalgi-bug session, Titanic was also added to the Netflix movie list. Either that or I noticed it. I had only watched Titanic once before, in the summer before 8th grade. Something about having that movie being on in the background while I cleaned or lounged around the empty house filled a hole in my heart where Michael should have been. Depressing? Just a little. Do I care? Nah. It's a time in my life that I don't deny happened, and I'm in a much better place now.
Finally is the book. Lightning by Dean R. Koontz. This was the first of Koontz' books that I pulled from my dad's expansive horror/mystery collection one fateful cold evening in high school. Thus began my love of Koontz, Stephen King, John Saul, and others who wrote in the same genre. There was also a downside to this: most of Dad's books were from pre-1990. That in itself isn't bad, but I came to like each of these authors' earlier writing styles and became a bit of a snob about their later writings. I still have some trouble reading their newer books, so I've given up trying. For now.
That's it for my fall entertainment preferences. I'm also in love with classical music, but that plays in the house at all times of the year so I wouldn't call it a fall preference.
For melts, I've been slacking. All I've melted that's fall themed is Candles From The Keeping Room's Bendel's Fig Type.
Please don't forget to visit these other lovely ladies participating in this fall series and read their contributions!
Amanda at Thrifty Polished
Ashley at The Bohemian Sassenach
Hayley at Polished At Heart
Jaybird at The Candle Enthusiast
Jessica at The Meltdown Blog
Julie at The Redolent Mermaid
Lauren at LoloLovesScents
Liz at Furianne
Sandra at Finger Candy
Stephanie at Imperfectly Painted
Sunnee at Our Sunny Life