As a college student, October surprisingly often finds me frustrated and sometimes even a little depressed. All I want to do during these first Autumn days is read books about witches, bake pumpkin cookies, and come up with my favorite costume ideas. In the evenings, I want to sit on my couch with a mug of hot apple cider and watch ABC Family's Thirteen Nights of Halloween (which, of course, our cable company doesn't provide). I want to plan a birthday party and not have to worry about turning in an English paper the next day. I want to go trick-or-treating on the 31st—because, let's face it, I could probably pass for a 13-year old—without feeling guilty about skipping my 6:30pm journalism class. AND I WANT IT TO BE COLDER OUTSIDE, DAGNABIT.

Lastly, rather than study for my history midterm on Friday, I really just want to write a long creepy blogpost about this haunted plantation that I will be visiting in a few months. But alas, there's too much work to be done.

Oh, first world pains.