By ALEX FRUECHTENICHT
October to December are my favorite months. This list shows why year’s end is the best part of the calendar:
10. Pumpkin spice
Before you argue that pumpkin spice is overused, let me say I agree. The oversaturation has almost driven me away, but I still love pumpkin spice-infused foods and drinks. Starbucks’ pumpkin spice latte remains my favorite drink from the coffee shop.
9. Shorter days
With the sun being out less and less as we get deeper into winter, the days seem to go much faster than in other parts of the year.
I always grab eggnog from the first time I see it in early October until well into December. There’s something about this thick winter drink that just calls me and many others for an afternoon cup.
7. Winter break
Having time off between semesters is just what all of us at Pima need after stressing over finals. Most people leave the city to visit family or go on vacation, but relaxing at home can be just as good.
6. The holidays
You can’t help but get excited by all the holidays in the last quarter of the year. We have Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa and many others that lead up to New Year’s Eve.
5. Holiday releases
If you’ve read my articles this semester, you know I like video games. October-December always promises most of the year’s best games. Throwing a blanket over yourself as you play a new game on the couch with a cup of coffee? Heaven.
4. Cool clothes
We all love wearing winter clothes. You’ve got hoodies, beanies, gloves, scarves, jackets and long pants to keep you warm, and they look awesome. Don’t forget to break out that scarf you bought three years ago.
3. Mount Lemmon snow
We don’t get snow all that often here, and you know what? I’m OK with that. I’ve heard the horror stories from relatives in Indiana. Thankfully, Mount Lemmon gives everyone in Tucson enough snow to play in — without the consequences.
If you’ve got a significant other, you understand the trouble of cuddling during warm summers. It just doesn’t work. But cuddling in the winter? Almost unbeatable.
1. Cold weather
I was born and raised in Tucson. After spending more than 20 boiling summers here, I can say without a doubt that being cold is way better. It may not get as cold as other places around the world, but I’m happy with the bit we get. I just wish it would last longer.