Starbucks released the pumpkin hounds on August 30, the earliest release yet of the fan obsessed Pumpkin Spice Latte beverage.  It was a twitter’lanche of joy for thousands (millions?) of people who begin a new year with the first sip of the seasonal favorite.  Many people wrote of how summer hot it was outside  but it would bring them closer to Autumn which was only three weeks away.  Hooray!  I’m happy for them!  My gripe, aside from the PSL not being a favorite holiday beverage (Peppermint Mocha, bring back Eggnog!) was the plain plain plain cup this icon of drinks was served.  A holiday beverage that is being passed down through the generations (this drink is serious culture) should be presented in a cup befitting its glory.

The graphic for the early promotion is quite beautiful, pumpkins representing, but drinking a representation of autumnal seasonal bliss in 90 degree weather, in a plain cup is like a toast at a wedding being done ’round back amongst the refuse with your champagne in a brown paper bag.  I’ll wait til the nights cool off to the 80s and the cups are festively adorned.  Then I can sip my fall favorite and read the twitter’lance about how shitty the holiday designs are and the conspiracy against a certain group of people.  Hey, let’s wager on who takes offense this year.

Enjoy Enjoy, my friends.  Enjoy the year begun anew with your Pumpkin Spice Lattes.  May your good cheer start an early wave of hap-happiness for the rest of us.