Fall season is finally here and the rantings continue!


It’s been a while since I let out my frustrations. So many things that make me want to scream out loud and bang my head against the wall lately. Sometimes, these same irritants come around seasonally, and others come out of left field like a pigeon taking a dump on my head. Let’s start with the most obvious one. And away we go!

1) Pumpkin everything – Really, what the heck? How can such a little used member of the squash family make everyone become so crazed once Labor Day hits? It’s like the population becomes hypnotized and metamorphosizes into zombies craving brains, um, pumpkin flavored everything. Sure, I love me some pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving, but enough is enough. Let’s be real here – most of these over-flavored pumpkin foods and drinks taste like crap anyway. Either way too sweet or just bland.

2) The hot weather – I am so sick of the warm humid swamp ass weather. I am so ready for the cool, crisp, dry and comfortable Fall season. Can Summer please just go away already. I’m done with you. Bye Felicia!


3) The Presidential Nominee Debates ( otherwise known as Monty Python’s Flying Circus ) –  These can’t be real can they? It’s like a bad SNL comedy skit that does not know when to end. How about this? Instead of debating put all the nominees in an oil wrestling ring and let them go at each other. First one to tear off Donald Trump’s (real?) hair is the winner and gets the Republican nomination. Oh, the entertainment!

4) Comedian Steve Rannazzisi. This dude admitted to lying about being in the World Trade Center on 9/11 and escaping on that horrific day. He lied about it for years with his made up stories and details, and only admitted it was a total lie when the truth was going to be exposed by the New York Times. What a total douchebag. His picture should be placed next to the word “dick” in the dictionary. Bet his wife and family are really proud of him!

5) Department Stores. Yes, it’s still warm out here in NYC. I go to the store to pick up some shorts, shirts, lighter material clothes, and what do I find? Winter gear. Freaking winter clothes! Long sleeve shirts. Heavy apparel. Wool coats. Stuff that will make me pass out from overheating. What is it with stores that are in such a rush to dump inventory and push cold weather gear on us in only September? I’m sick of this shit!


6) To go along with the above I just saw a Christmas commercial from Target. A Christmas commercial – in September! I shit you not! Are they kidding me? This is just so wrong. So wrong. I cringed when I saw it. Not ready yet!!! Let’s do Halloween first!

7) What is it with dudes pulling their puds on the subways lately? Here in NYC there have been so many guys caught masturbating on the trains that it’s getting ridiculous. Not just on the subway but also the Long Island Railroad. They are doing this in full sight of anyone walking by and sitting near them. WTF? They can’t use a bathroom or just wait to go home to relieve themselves. This is just plain nasty. No, just, no.

At least I did see something that is so right this weekend while at the annual Oktoberfest in Central Park. It was this dude. He wins Steuben Day and brings wearing Lederhosen to another level! Hungry like the wolf! PROSIT!


34 thoughts on “Fall season is finally here and the rantings continue!”

  1. Regarding the pumpkin stuff, I’m not the one to complain. I don’t like coffee, so of course I’m a big fan of pumpkin spice latte. Not even sure it tastes like pumpkin, but that stuff is addictive.
    Christmas seems to come early this year. That’s one of the benefits of living in a muslim country. Not a lot of christmas celebration until december (but then the department stores go all in, not kidding).
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  2. Well it is pumpkin season after all Phil, and those large orange globes not only serve as lovely dishes, but, they also add lots of decorative pleasure all the way through Thanksgiving. Picking them adds a whole other day of fall fun for kids and adults alike. Now I just know you want to pick your own pumpkin with a hayride. Don’t you Phil? I love pumpkin spice coffee. Pumpkin. Pumpkin. Pumpkin. Just sayin. As far as the candidates, I’m having more fun and getting more laughs surrounding an election than ever…
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  3. I’m with you on the cooler weather! I am sooo over the hot temps. Anything below 90 would be great . Not a fan of the pumpkin spice stuff. I did try the shredded wheats a week ago that had the flavor by accident and they weren’t bad. I wont buy anymore though.
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  4. I don’t do many pumpkin recipes this time of year, but I always do one or two because my younger son is a pumpkin lover. Sorry, I’ll tell you when to avoid my blog. Wonder if there was any Pumpkin Beer at that Oktoberfest . . .
    The Steve Rannazzisi thing was such a huge shock. Of all things to lie about, and for so long. Sick.
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    1. Hello Ice!

      Thanks for dropping by and commenting! I am sure there are many who enjoy this crazed pumpkin time of year. I do admit that pumpkin soup sounds tempting, and I do love pumpkin pie! As for the drinks, maybe a beer or two but I draw the line at coffee! 🙂
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  5. Hey Phil, I just ate a pumpkin/dark chocolate muffin. It was yumdillyicious! If SueAnn’s Bagels still existed in the area, I would be buying pumpkin chocolate chip bagels with pumpkin chocolate chip cream cheese.

    I agree about the Presidential debates. Let them wrestle in oil and mud. I disagree about summer…let it go on for another two months…although I do not like the humidity of July and August.

    I’m ignoring anything I see that remotely looks like Christmas. It’s just wrong to start this early. One can shop for Christmas early, but I don’t want to see elf on a shelf at Target just yet.
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  6. I love your rants and yes all the pumpkin drinks taste like crap. Please let’s do Halloween first. I don’t want Christmas here yet way too early for that shit. Lol What is up with your #7 gross. Idk what I would do if I seen that on my way home.
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