Ah, alas. The Great Pumpkin Week of 2012. How lucky are we, privileged college students in a constant state of stress and unnecessary delusion, to be blessed with Halloween on a Wednesday. DO YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS?? That means, my dear colleagues, that we can not only celebrate All Hallows Eve on Wednesday, but EVERY day before and after it! For nearly a 10-day span! Jumpin’ pumpkins, it’s a miracle!
Whoever would think that Halloween has to be confined to one weekend this year? If the greatest drunken excuse for a holiday (excluding St. Patty’s) has to occur on a weekday, than we should be entitled to the weekends before and after. Halloween is the one time of year where it is not only acceptable to gorge on sugary orange, pumpkin-shaped treats, but also to parade around the streets of Ithaca in the most ridiculous attire you can think of.
And to all of those people that complain about not having enough costumes for the extended period: Get off ya lazy bums and get creative!!! ONLY THE GOOD DIE YOUNG. IF THE MUSIC IS TOO LOUD, YOU’RE TOO OLD.
Embrace the creative challenge to come up with more than two or three costumes – heck, think of five! – for the weekend. Why, you muse? Because Halloween is the perfect college holiday, and here are our reasons:
1. Constant use of accents/yelling
2. Finally having the excuse to dress like the weirdo that you are
3. NO SLEEP TIL PUMPKINS
4. Lots of candy. And beer.
5. Lots of beer.
6. Legitimate excuse to act like a toddler
So, go out to Moonie’s, trick-or-treat, eat candy corn, don’t do your homework. BUT REMEMBER, don’t regret any of it. You Are Only In College Once: YAOICO.
And if you ever find a better place to strike up conversation than the TCAT at 2 a.m., jam-packed with drunk people in costume, let us know.