All Things Pumpkin.

We’re so excited for Fall, we had to reblog a favorite!Pug Sweater

I think by now you have figured out that Autumn is our favorite season, not just because kids are back in school and have stopped razor scootering around us like we are in a game of Frogger but because we just F@#*ing love pumpkins.

Phoenix the Cat

(About two years ago I found out that Brittany liked cats so I decided to show her a picture of my friend’s cat, Phoenix, who was dressed up like a pumpkin. She proceeded to laugh and cry at the same time for the next 15 minutes. I don’t see what is so funny though)

Pumpkin Spice Latte(September through November means a significant weight gain for me because I dabble in the daily Pumpkin Spice Latte market. They are available at every coffee shop so it is kind of impossible to avoid. I tried taking different routes to work but I just ended up lost, late, and sitting in a pile of leaves sipping on a Pumpkin Spice Latte from a coffee shop I just discovered on my new route to work)

Pumpkins Muffins

(I can’t stress enough how important it is to eat at least one thing Pumpkin related each week in Fall. Not sure if you have done this yet but make some of our Pumpkin Muffins this weekend and fill that quota)

Smashing Pumpkins(I love this band and I love Billy Corgan. It’s not like I am obsessed, have a restraining order, and a tattoo of their logo on my butt…yet. Anyway they are on tour now and just released an amazing album called Oceania which is totally my new jam)

Pumpkin Beer(Blue Moon makes a good Pumpkin Ale that is completely seasonal. Drink with caution, you don’t want to end up as a pumpkin who has had one too many- it’s just not a good look)

“This Love’s For Gentlemen Only”

photo 1When I heard one of my favorite bands was going to be coming to San Francisco and playing one of the smaller venues in town, I think I stopped breathing for a second.  I knew I needed a ticket some how, some way.  Problem is, the show sold out in 10 seconds!  This show was not to be missed.  Long story short, a very good friend of ours was looking out for my die-hard, Phoenix-loving, heart and found me a ticket to buy last minute.  I will forever be grateful to him for the ticket.  The show ironically fell on April 1st (I thought someone was punk-ing me at first) but this show was no joke.  These parisian musicians played a 90 minute set including new tracks, Wolfgang Amadeus tracks, and even a few tracks from It’s Never Been Like That.  Thomas Mars, the front man, took his time to connect with all concert goers and even walked through the crowd during the end of their set to get up close and personal with the back of the room.  I had my phone to snap a few photos once I could snap out of my mega-crush on these talented guys.

photo 2(Opening with their brand new single “Entertainment,” Mars wasn’t scared to get up close and personal)

photo 5(During the instrumentals for Love Like a Sunset Part I and II, Mars laid on the ground and let the rest of the band carry everyone away with the beautifully trance provoking tunes)

photo 4(For the beginning of the encore, Mars came out with only one guitarist and covered Air’s “Playground Love” while sitting right on the edge of the stage in the crowd.  It was incredible)

photo 3When it all sadly had to come to an end, the entire band joined Mars back on stage only to perform my most cherished Phoenix song… Rome!!!  I couldn’t have asked for a better experience.  This band has a way of combining sounds and lyrics in such a fun and talented way.  I’m in awe that I was able to see such a phenomenal band, in such an intimate setting.  I’ll be seeing them again in less than two weeks at Coachella, however that time I’ll be joined by 80,000 others.  With major rock star status, I feel so grateful that I was able to get a ticket to this show and gaze at them while they crooned the crowd.

Were any of your there, too?