Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Autumn, corporate-style

The first sign of fall has come to north Texas. Not the weather, although the drizzly rain has been nice. Not the foliage; those yellow leaves aren't changing colors so much as dying from this summer's drought. Not the back-to-school sales or the labor-day sales or the reemergence of school zones just when I'd gotten used to zipping through them.

No, what I'm talkin' about is the Pumpkin Spice Latte, Starbucks' answer to the changing seasons. They whip that baby out every year about this time and it is surprisingly tasty. Much more 'cinamon' than 'pumpkin', because who wants a pumpkin-scented latte? In a place where "fall" doesn't seem to start until mid-October it's nice to have a gentle reminder that summer won't last forever. If you stand under an air-conditioner vent while you drink it, you can almost pretend that there's a nippy breeze.

4 comments:

Amanda said...

Dude...I totally love that stupid latte. Have you tried International Delight's Pumpkin Pie Spice creamer? It's mine and Jordan's new favorite. hmmmm..

Mara said...

No, but I'll try it soon! Sounds yummy.

Bex said...

*drowning in Pumpkin Spice Coffee, Pumpkin Spice Chai, Caramel Apple Lattes & powdered apple cider*

Mara said...

Good to hear from you, Becca. I love knowing that you still read this thing! :)