Seriously. next to February( which sucks on general principals for a variety of reasons) October is like..icky..in every way possible.
gone are the pretty sunny days of September. instead we get rain. and not soft gentle rains of April and May but freezing sleety type rain that makes your bones ache.
have to get up at 0600? well in July and August you could at least have the satisfaction that the sun was getting up with you. now? you need every light in the house turned on just so you don't trip over the cat as you stumble into the shower.
Work til 1700? no more early evening walks on the beach before enjoying a nice dinner watching the sunset. you can put away the sunglasses, pal, cuz by the time you get outta the office Apollo has left the sky and the chariot has already been scrubbed down for the night.
and whose bright idea was to have a holiday that requires you to dress up and beg for candy just as the weather turns to crap in a handbasket? when you need to fit a costume over a snowsuit, something is wrong okay? and the solution? really?! trick or treating at 3 pm?! what's the bloody point if you can't get the socks scared off you by having to walk down creepily lighted streets?!
That's not the whole reason of course. and there are one or two redeeming qualities. Today, for instance, we celebrate the US Navy's founding. but overall.. yeah. October has got to go.