Enjoying fall: Fresh air, burnt leaves and cow-tipping

By Rachel Swafford

When I close my eyes and think of the fall season, I can almost smell the aroma of freshly burnt leaves and feel the cool, crisp air rushing across my face.

Fall is my favorite of the four seasons. It’s not too hot, usually not too cold, and it’s the best time of the year to cuddle up by the fireplace with a blanket and a good book.

You will find that during the fall season, there are a lots of people who handle it very differently.

First you will find the typical white girl. According to the Urban Dictionary, a typical or basic white girl is a creature that often posts pictures of Starbucks on Instagram and wears yoga pants, Ugg boots, and ALWAYS has an iPhone in her hand.

I think it’s safe to say that we have probably all ran across one or two of them in our lifetime.

Maybe you’re reading this and you just came to the realization that you are a typical white girl.

If you are, embrace it. If you want to walk around in boots that cost $300 just because they say the word “Ugg” on them, go right ahead. If you want to drink four pumpkin spice lattés a day, do it. If all you wear during fall is leggings and a shirt saying PINK, that’s fine, too.

If you’re a typical white girl, don’t be ashamed. Not everyone can be as fabulous as you are.

Next you’ll find the good ol’ small town boys and girls who spend the fall season hunting and sitting around a bonfire with good friends.

These people will spend countless nights in barns drinking apple cider (and sometimes beer) and cow tipping.

For those of you who don’t know, cow tipping is actually a real thing and I believe that everybody should do it at least once in their lifetime.

People in this group enjoy spending time outside. They love to see how nature changes during this time of year and some even look forward to the winter months.

Winter means snow and snow means drifting around in your truck and seeing which of your friends can turn the most doughnuts in the high school parking lot.

The last group of people that you will find are those who hate the cold.

They avoid going outside at all costs. When they are forced to go out, they wear a winter coat, a scarf, a stocking cap, jeans, and some warm shoes.

They’re always complaining about being sick and they constantly dream of summer and warmer weather, as they hope it will come back soon.

In my opinion, fall is the best time of year.

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