posted on Nov, 9 2004 @ 10:42 PM
I can only speak to the modern psychology of it (and even in that I am just an ametuer offering a couple of pennies worth).
Anyway, November is the month when things go from dying to dead in most respects, and it is also a month of waiting.
The fall is ends and all the trees are totally dead. The weather settles into winter mode and starts getting more consistent (and bitter in most
places). Politics create anxiety leading up to November, then you are left waiting for the changes of voted on to take effect.
The holidays are in sight, but they don't actually arrive until the end of november- starting with Thanksgiving.
You pretty much know in November if your team has a shot at the superbowl or not, but they still aren't out of the woods yet- now you have to watch
MORE carefully or they might blow it.
If you live where I live, the Canadians come back for vacation and traffic gets worse. There are more english speakers around, which is nice, but they
give you that pressing "ey" after every casual question that makes you feel like everyone you talk to is your boss.
The "free" period on your car registration is almost over- you know how your tags expire in july but you dont renew them until nov/dec just because
cops only look at the year sticker?
You are trying to get all you can out of your neighbors during these last few weeks, because pretty soon you'll be the only one with no christmas
lights up and everyone will know that you have no family and no pride in your home..
Last but certainly not least, my grandparents have the family over for thanksgiving so that we can all remember how thankful we should be that we
rarely see our extended family.