It’s undeniable that fall is in the air. The leaves are turning subtle shades of yellow or red. The temperature continues to get cooler in the evenings to justify having a light sweater or jacket when you’re out––at least depending on where you are in the world. Even pumpkin flavored everything is making a comeback with a vengeance! With fall being one of my favorite seasons, next to spring, there’s still much to keep a geek occupied when the lazy days of summer packs its bags until next year.
Summer tends to be a busy time for me because of vacations, outdoor barbecues, and just going out more to enjoy the warm, sunny weather. I find the autumn season to be a welcome break from my hectic schedule of getting the most out of the warm weather and vacation deals in abundance during those summer months. Autumn strikes the perfect balance between getting outside during the day when it’s a bit warmer and then spending your evenings at home with a hot beverage in your hand while being curled up in a blanket to do whatever indoor activity strikes your fancy.
Being a geek who doesn’t have enough time in my days to indulge fully in the hobbies I always love, autumn leaves me plenty of room to devote my free time on them now before the holiday rush comes marching through town again. Aside from the obvious pursuit, playing video games, there are other activities I haven’t fully spent a ton of time on.
I currently own a few comic books in my personal library I’ve been meaning to read, but haven’t gotten around to. I bought the original comic book of X-Men’s Days Of Future Past after seeing the movie last year and wanting to read how the original story played out. It has been my ongoing mission to read more comic books or graphic novels that aren’t strictly shojo manga. Alongside this comic book, my older sister gifted me a volume of Guardians of the Galaxy for Christmas last year. With these unread comic books sitting on my shelf waiting to be read, I think the fall season is the perfect time to sit down and read them while snuggled up in a blanket. I certainly live for simple days like the one I just described.
Fall also means plenty of shows will be returning or premiering soon. TV watching will be high on my priority list with such shows like The Flash, Once Upon a Time, New Girl, and others I like to keep up with consistently. Arrow would also make this list except I got into the show kind of late and I’m currently two seasons behind. Thank God for Netflix! Speaking of Netflix, summer would typically be the best time for binge watching or catching up on shows you didn’t get to watch when they aired, but I haven’t always been great at carving time for watching TV these days. I’m hoping that since I’ll be staying put for the rest of the year and not jet setting to an exciting country or city at the moment, I can find time to watch shows that are Netflix exclusive like Daredevil and keeping an eye out for the upcoming Marvel entry Jessica Jones in November. TV is definitely anything but dull for us geeks who still like our superhero stories.
Finally, when the crisp autumn weather beckons me to come outside and play I won’t be ignoring that call because in October I’ll be attending New York Comic Con for the whole weekend. This girl is going to be getting her geek on along with her other friends to mingle among the masses at a place we call our oasis every once a year at the Javits Center in New York City. I also conveniently live here and as long as I have the time and money to go, it’s tradition to attend every year with a bunch of good friends of mine. How can you not want to be a part of the energy and excitement over seeing interesting panels, people watch the tons of cosplayers roaming the convention floor, or potentially throwing your money at merchandise you might not be able to get anywhere else? There’s nothing like it.
It’ll be a busy fall, but a geeky one. How do you like spending the fall months? Are you able to indulge in hobbies in the fall that you don’t get to spend time on in the summer?
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For me, once the fall rolls around, it’s back to house projects and knitting! Though…mostly knitting. Not only are there Christmas presents to be made (new additions to the family keep me plenty occupied), but there’s just something about curling up with a knitting project on a cool, crisp day (with some coffee, maybe pumpkin-flavored) that makes everything better. I look forward to it every year.
Knitting sounds like the perfect geeky activity for autumn! I don’t and can’t knit myself, but I can see how your hobby is a cozy activity to look forward to picking up again. I think with the cooler temperatures, it naturally prepares us for hibernating season but not completely since days are still warm enough to go outside when you want to. I also think it’s the best season to try and be more productive with certain activities that may have fallen by the way side because summer and heat tends to make us lazy or busy with plenty of outdoor stuff. Yeah, I love autumn for being snuggly with my hobbies. 🙂