For those already jumping on the pumpkin spice everything train...

We're about to come up on one week of enjoying the pumpkin spice latte at both Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts. Although I enjoy this beverage and love to treat myself with it every so often, I can't help but think that these coffee shops are laughing all the way to the bank. I felt like I was on a hidden camera show as I tried to order one the other day because it felt like I was asking for some forbidden fruit.

I have to say, I wasn't feeling it.

The warm, spicy notes seemed to fall flat. It didn't have the same nostalgic feel. And I realized it's because this whole experience isn't supposed to happen for another few weeks. I'll admit that I've never felt that way in years past.

So what can we pair with this delectable drink in the time being? Unfortunately, nothing that will make it feel like fall. Instead, we will have to pair basic necessities to make the experience a little more tolerable.

1. Ice Water - You'll find that drinking your pumpkin spice latte feels heavy in the heat. Instead of warming your soul, you just find yourself thirsty after every sip. Take a few swigs of water and you should be good to go.

2. Calendar - This is simply to remind you that it's not fall and that drinking one of these at this time of year will make it less satisfactory. You may even get sick of it *gasp* before the fall season really gets going. Ain't nobody got time for that.

3. Sunglasses - Preferably big ones to hide your face when you disregard my warning and choose to get your PSL anyway.

Sip on my friend!

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