A recent conversation.
me: I guess you're leaving for the conference this weekend...it's early this year. I wanted to come by and say hello but it appears as though conference season is upon you, so I'll check ya when the temps (and travel) drop off in October.
him: Leaving on Tues and then it's pretty much non stop for a month. Hope you're well.
me: You'll blink and it'll be fall and holiday season for you. We'll chat in October. I'll take you out for coffee. There's sure to be pumpkin flavored something on the menu by then. I know how you love those flavored fru fru girly drinks.
him: I only drink those with you.