I love pumpkin-flavored goodies -- breads, scones, muffins, soups, and even pumpkin spice lattes (which, no, don't have any real pumpkin in them, just 'pumpkin spice' flavors which are basically cinnamon, clove, and allspice.)

Normally I'm pretty pumped for the first taste of orange-y goodness. Not this time.

I refuse to acknowledge anything pumpkin-related this early.

Sipping on pumpkin coffee means you're acknowledging that fall has arrived.

I refuse. I'm not giving up my flip-flops that easily.

I propose a moratorium on all things pumpkin until October 1st. Or perhaps September 22, the first official day of fall.

Until then, I will sip on my iced coffees and other summery delights, imagining that the temperature will never dip below 65.

Pumpkin, I love you, but it's just too soon.