22 Things I'd Rather Do Than Drink a Pumpkin Spice Latte

Over the years, I've actually grown this strange irrational hatred for the Pumpkin Spice Latte or #PSL. The sickeningly sweet, overly hyped, and stomach churning cult classic is back, inducing eyerolls and gagging sounds from me. People hop on the PSL train like it's going out of style. I've never been a fan. I don't even enjoy pumpkin spice candles that much (sue me, I've got this thing about food smells being attached to actual food)

However, if you were to hand me some pumpkin muffins or even a slice of the pie, I'd be good as gold. I don't need to drink it or douse myself in the scent to get my autumn on. I'm getting my autumn on just fine over here. Or at least trying to.

Here are 22 things I'd rather do than drink a Pumpkin Spice Latte:

  1. Go hiking in the mountains in the first weeks of October (hello, changing leaves!)
  2. Get my eyebrows waxed
  3. Donate to charity
  4. Snuggle with my boo
  5. Read a book
  6. Clean my house
  7. Rake leaves
  8. Volunteer
  9. Go to class
  10. Donate blood
  11. Do my homework
  12. Blog!
  13. Kiss my pets
  14. Pick someone up at the airport
  15. Contemplate the meaning of life
  16. Watch the State of the Union address
  17. Drink water
  18. Go to the gym
  19. Organize my computer files
  20. Give a stranger directions
  21. Speak in front of a group
  22. Literally anything else

What would you rather do?


  1. yummm pumpkin muffins/pie!! but i totally agree with you: PSL do absolutely nothing for me. uck! :P
    haha! i love your 22 things list!! :)

  2. Pumpkin spice literally only just came to the UK last year, and so we're ALL OVER IT here, but I imagine in the US where it's been around forever, it is definitely tiresome!

    Owl Girl | A London lifestyle blog

  3. There's definitely not the same obsession with pumpkin here in the UK and it's an acquired taste! Perhaps you should move over here? ;-)
    Simone | Thirty Something OAP

  4. I am not a big fan of the sugary drink myself, I typically stick to teas anyway. I will add watch NFL with the Mr. to the list. :)

  5. Haha this really made me laugh! I just don't get the hype around it, I hate it xx

    Gemma | missmakeupmagpie.com

  6. I can't say I don't love pumpkin spiced anything, but I hate seeing it all over my IG feed. The trendy aspect is annoying!

  7. I must say I do enjoy pumpkin spice lattes quite a bit, but it's almost to the point where I don't want to like them simply because it's so popular. Haha

  8. Hahah, I love this post! I've tried a PSL once and it definitely didn't live up to the hype, gross!
    emmerliejay x

  9. So... I used to LOVE PSLs... But I lived with a roommate who didn't do sweet stuff for 5 years and must have slowly developed his habits because now I cannot stand them! They're so sweet! If ever get one I ask for only 1 pump instead of the 5 they usually do...