So, this blog is a little different (for me). I was nominated by ScaleSimple to do this, and it looks interesting. Full disclaimer though, I can’t answer some of the questions purely because Australia doesn’t work the same way as America does in terms of traditions etc. Also, it’s Spring in Australia so talking about Autumn is a little weird, but I’ll do by best!
Favorite Candle Scent: I don’t really like scented candles. We used to have them at my old work and I was always the one sneakily trying to hide it so it couldn’t be relit. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t necessarily mind the smell, but I find them too potent and usually lead to headaches. If I had to chose a scent though, I’d say vanilla. Not too original but it does smell nice (in very small doses).
Coffee, Tea, or Hot Chocolate: Hot Chocolate by default. I don’t do tea or coffee (I know, what is this?!). I don’t usually drink hot drinks at all. I’d prefer iced chocolates, milkshakes, smoothies, fizzy drinks or energy drinks generally.
What is the best fall memory you have? I have a bit of a cheat answer here and say my birthdays, because I was born in Autumn. This year’s birthday was awesome (well, at least, the during-the-day part). Had my first (non-work-related) Lux experience, went to Escape Hunt (my first go at an Escape Room), got my nails done for the first time and then went to dinner with my closest friends. We won’t talk about the car accident on the way to dinner.
Best Fragrance for Fall: Do people really change their perfumes for different seasons? I don’t know. My current perfume is Taylor Swift’s “Incredible Things”. I guess it would be suitable for Autumn?
Favorite Thanksgiving Food: This is the first question I actually can’t answer. Australia doesn’t do Thanksgiving.
Most Worn Sweater: Hmmm. I don’t know. I used to wear hoodies a lot a few years ago, but since I put the extra weight on, I’m more of a cardigan wearer now as they seem to fit better. I miss being able to fit into my purple Superman hoodie though, that was always one of my favourites. Hopefully I’ll be able to fit into it again soon!
Football games or jumping in leaf piles? Not that I do it, but I’d say jumping in leaf piles because I hate watching sport.
Favorite Type of Pie: Apple. I make a wicked apple pie! If I didn’t live by myself, I’d probably make them quite often. Probably a good thing I don’t though, they aren’t the healthiest of foods.
What is autumn weather like where you live? It starts off very hot and dry while summer conveniently forgets that it’s time to go away, and then within a couple of weeks, the weather does a complete 180 and is rainy, cold and grey. Those couple of weeks are probably some of my least favourite of the year because it’s so hard to get used to. Annoyingly enough, it usually happens during (or just before) my birthday.
Which makeup trend do you prefer, dark lips or winged liner? Honestly, neither, though if I had to pick one I’d say dark lips. I’ve never been a fan of winged liner – I won’t even let my sims characters have it!
What song really gets you into the fall spirit? Hmmm. That’s a tough question. Probably “Ketchum” by Ben Lee, one of my all-time favourite songs ever. It’s sad and beautiful and seems appropriate for the onset of the cooler weather.
Is pumpkin spice worth the hype? I wouldn’t know…I don’t think that exists in Australia. If it does, it’s news to me.
Favorite Fall TV Show: I don’t know what shows are Autumn-specific, so I’m gonna play it safe here and say The Simpsons, which is my favourite show ever and is always on.
Skinny jeans or leggings? Nobody wants to see me in either of them, but I do miss wearing skinny jeans. Leggings are good under dresses, and that’s about it.
Combat boots or Uggs? Uggs all the way.
Halloween – Yay or Nay? In Australia, nay. There’s always people in the neighbourhood who try to make it work but honestly, it’s such an American holiday that it doesn’t. If I was in America on Halloween though, then yeah, I’d be down for it.
Fall mornings or evenings? Depends how miserable the weather is, and whether daylight savings had finished. If it was a nice day and daylight savings was still going, then definitely evenings.
What do you think about Black Friday? I have no opinion on this because it’s another thing Australia doesn’t really do. It’s only just started to sneak into our vocabulary because of online shopping. Prior to that, most of us would have had no idea what that was.
I know a lot of those answers weren’t great, but I attempted them! Now for my nominations. Give it a go!