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Pumpkin Spice What?!

I almost always have a funny picture on the screen when my students enter the classroom. Here's the picture I had on my computer on Monday this week.

Pumpkin Pi

Most got that it was pi, but missed that it was pumpkin pi. One of my students informed me that October 26 is National Pumpkin Day [1]. I hadn't been planning to do a pumpkin theme for my daily pictures this week, but that bit of info flipped a switch for me. And so the rest of the week I'll have pumpkin-related pictures for my students and a pumpkin spice blog post for my readers. Here's the funny picture I put on the screen this Tuesday.

Human Spice Latte

With my current fatigue level after turning in my midterm grades this week, it's hard to imagine that this time last year I was still working part time at Starbucks, on top of teaching full time. In retrospect, I'm actually not quite sure how I did it. But I also know that next week marks one year since I turned in my two weeks' notice, knowing that I simply could not keep up the pace of teaching during the day and cranking out the pumpkin spice lattes (PSL's) evenings and weekends (along with grading and course prep). Anyway, on to the PSL humor.

Pumpkin Spice Everything

As if PSL's aren't decadent enough, check out the following spin off that reminds me of deep fried candy bars [2] or deep fried butter [3].

Deep Fried Pumpkin SpiceLatte

(That item is not really available at Starbucks. You can learn how to make it [4] though.) 🙂

About five years ago I did a blog post on Pringle's flavors [5], but I don't recall this being one of them.

Pumpkin Spice Pringles

And, of course, if you're going to have PSL Pringles, why not have a side of Peppermint White Mocha Pringles?

Seasonal Pringles

If you don't want the peppermint Pringles to be the lingering taste in your mouth, you can freshen up your mouth and breath with some pumpkin spice toothpaste.

Pumpkin Spice Crest

If everything that goes in your mouth can be pumpkin spice flavored at this time of year, why can't other things be pumpkin spice as well? This service station got in on the mania.

Pumpkin Spice Oil Change

Other service stations apparently had the same thought.

Pumpkin Spice Motor Oil

The next item could be taking things a bit too far.

Pumpkin Spice TP

This final meme might say it all for many people.

Say PSL 1 More Time

Are you into PSL's or pumpkin spice-flavored things?


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