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25 Worst Things About Fall Slideshow

25 Worst Things About Fall Slideshow


Dark days, barren trees, and weight gain? No thank you

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25 Worst Things About Fall

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For every wonderful pumpkin spice latte in the world, there’s a particular type of evil known as the pumpkin spice chicken sausage. And while the leaves turning into rich shades of red, gold, and orange represent peak nature, you know what happens shortly after you see those picturesque views? The leaves fall, the trees are left barren, and those fallen leaves turn into slippery, hazardous pieces of doom that you have to break your back raking up.

Back to School Shopping

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Ask any parent, and they’ll tell you they dread back to school shopping. The malls are crowded, children whine about wanting the $2 folder with Five Nights at Freddy’s on it when a 25 cent plain blue one will do… and doesn't it seem like new boxes of crayons more expensive than you remember as a kid?

Bare Trees

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Yes, the trees are positively gorgeous when the leaves are changing colors. But you know what happens shortly thereafter? The leaves fall. And the trees are left barren and looking dead.

Bye Bye Barbecue

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No more backyard burgers, no more grilled chicken, and no more hot dogs or ribs. And no matter how desperately you want a shish kabob, it’s not safe to grill in your garage due to the danger of carbon monoxide poisoning.

Chapped Lips

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And dry skin. They’re signature signs that the weather is getting colder and that it’s blustery out. Ugh, peeling lips are never a good look.

Christmas

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“But, wait!” you say. Christmas is in the winter. I know that because December 25 is a few days after the winter solstice. And yes, you are technically correct. But Christmas starts to infiltrate stores and radio station playlists in early November. It’s madness.

Coats

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The great thing about summer is that you can leave your house or office and just step outside. But once fall and cooler temperatures hit, you have to bundle up before going outside. Leaving a place quickly yet gracefully while you’re zipping up jackets and trying to find your scarf is basically impossible.

The Days Are Shorter

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Look outside your window after 7 p.m. Yeah, it’s dark out. Just a few short weeks ago, daylight lingered well in to the eight o’clock hour, and those precious few hours between work and bedtime felt so long and open. Now, you’re just tired. It is pitch black outside, after all.

Decorative Gourds

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I mean… What’s their purpose? Right? You buy them from the grocery store or farmers market, put them in a decorative bowl, and then… just look at them? But then they go moldy. It’s gross.

The End of Beach Days and Your Glorious Summer Tan

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On any given weekend during the summer, you can pack up, head to the nearest lake or ocean, and have a wonderful, relaxing day at the beach. But nobody wants to spend the day outside in a swimsuit when it’s a high of 65 degrees.

The End of Summer Fridays

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Those half-days or full days off you got in the summertime? Say goodbye. You’ll have to wait until November to get a day off for Thanksgiving.

Inconsistent Temperatures

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You wake up and it’s freezing. Then you go out midday to get lunch and it’s sunny and warm. Then you go back outside at night and it’s literally freezing and your ears are about to fall off. Fall can’t keep a consistent temperature, and it’s maddening.

Layering

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It’s cold in the mornings (as we just said), so you throw on a tank top, shirt, and a sweater. Then throughout the day, it gets warmer so you take off your cardigan — and crap! — you leave it on your office chair. Layering is maddening.

More Laundry

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You know what layering leads to? More laundry. Those sweaters, scarves, tights, socks, and pants won’t wash themselves! It was easier in the summer when all you needed was a sleeveless dress and you were good to go.

No More Rosé

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Rosé (and its trendier, frozen counterpart frosé) is available to drink anytime throughout the year, but as summer turns to autumn, this wine seems a little less appropriate. There’s always red wine and mulled wine, but those drinks are not nearly as fun.

No More White Wine

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There’s something particularly refreshing in the summer about an ice cold glass of white wine, maybe with a crisp apple or peach as a garnish. But say goodbye to summertime sangria and white wine. Something about this drink in the fall just feels off.

Pants

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If you’re like me, you know that jeans are the enemy. The great thing about summer is that you don’t have to wear them! But when fall hits, you have to put pants back on in order not to freeze your butt off. It’s a sad thing.

Pumpkin Spice Explosion

We love a pumpkin spice latte and a classic slice of pumpkin pie just as much as the next person, if not more. But pumpkin spice spray, sausage, and margarine? Nope. We’ve gone too far.

Rain

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Yes, the weather is cooler and the humidity has lowered. That’s a good thing. But those crisp fall days are kind of a myth. It’s a dreary, grey season.

Raking Leaves

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Sure, jumping in big ol’ piles of leaves is fun. And there is no more beautiful natural landscape than that of a forest in peak fall. But you know what is not majestic about leaves? When they fall from trees and become a big, brown mass that you need to rake up. Our shoulders hurt just thinking about it.

Say Goodbye to Summer Treats

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Oh ice cream, I barely knew thee. No longer can you enjoy soft serve or sundaes or milkshakes without freezing your butt off.

Slipping on Leaves

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Sure, leaves are gorgeous, but you know what is absolutely awful about those little brown buggers? They fall from trees, absorb the morning dew and rain water, and then become slippery little devils that are seriously hazardous. I’ve gotten more than a few scrapes and bruises from simply walking outside in the fall.

The Pressures of Halloween

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Some people love Halloween, and I totally get that. But Halloween is one of those holidays where you have so much pressure to do everything right. You need to have the best, most creative costume. You need to go out and get drunk. You need to eat the most candy ever. It’s just exhausting.

You Need to Put Away Summer Clothes

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Goodbye tank tops, goodbye shorts, goodbye sandals. It feels like we only just got to know each other, but it’s back to the closet for you.

Weight Gain

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The chillier weather, comforting casseroles, and fall beer are all wonderful things about fall. The resulting weight gain is not a wonderful thing.

Winter Is Coming

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We all know that true fall only lasts for, like, two weeks. Fall just really means “suddenly it’s freezing and actually winter.” Goodness, why is it so cold?!


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Yes, you should be making copious amounts of pesto with your summertime basil. But this sweet herb is good for a whole lot more than sauce. These 43 basil recipes prove it. From a teeteringly tall green salad with those gorgeous green leaves tucked between each layer to a warm dressing you’ll want to drizzle over all your summer veg to a cold shrimp and noodle dish that’s as refreshing as a dip in a pool, these basil recipes make use of the season’s No. 1 herb. Oh, and before you go out and buy a whole bunch (or start growing your own) we have a few important tips for how to store it and how to keep it from going bad.


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Yes, you should be making copious amounts of pesto with your summertime basil. But this sweet herb is good for a whole lot more than sauce. These 43 basil recipes prove it. From a teeteringly tall green salad with those gorgeous green leaves tucked between each layer to a warm dressing you’ll want to drizzle over all your summer veg to a cold shrimp and noodle dish that’s as refreshing as a dip in a pool, these basil recipes make use of the season’s No. 1 herb. Oh, and before you go out and buy a whole bunch (or start growing your own) we have a few important tips for how to store it and how to keep it from going bad.


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Yes, you should be making copious amounts of pesto with your summertime basil. But this sweet herb is good for a whole lot more than sauce. These 43 basil recipes prove it. From a teeteringly tall green salad with those gorgeous green leaves tucked between each layer to a warm dressing you’ll want to drizzle over all your summer veg to a cold shrimp and noodle dish that’s as refreshing as a dip in a pool, these basil recipes make use of the season’s No. 1 herb. Oh, and before you go out and buy a whole bunch (or start growing your own) we have a few important tips for how to store it and how to keep it from going bad.


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