hello, september! i'm so glad you're here, and not just because those rad andy warhol campbell's soup cans landed on target shelves last night. (i bought eight. we're not allowed to ever open them. i like to teeter that fine line between collector and hoarder.) i'm glad you're here mostly because it means august is over. nothing too terrible happened in august: a little home renovation here, a little tropical storm there... and some relentless heat. no fancy mexican vacations in august, no birthdays- just normal every day life. and that's fine! september just brings with it the promise of (slightly) cooler weather, approaching holidays, long weekend trips north and north-er, and- i'm noticing- pumpkin beer even earlier than usual. true- it also brings the end of my slow-paced summer work hours (hasta luego, friday half-days)- but still, i welcome this new month with open arms. september signifies the start of autumn in my mind, and we all feel the same way about beautiful, colored skinny jean-ed autumn!