Even though I'm sure we're all still recovering from the crazy stress of midterms, don't forget that Halloween is coming up! There's just one weekend left to celebrate the holiday, and taking a break from homework/projects/tests/papers in order to get in some Halloween fun is a great way to de-stress.
This past weekend, I saw a scary movie called Sinister. I normally hate scary movies, but I always make it a point to go to at least one each year around Halloween. Last year I saw Paranormal Activity 3, and this year I decided Sinister was worth a try. While I won't say it absolutely terrified me, I have heard a lot of other people say they found it to be really scary. Which can be fun--you forget ALL about the homework that's due next week for a couple of hours:)
And if scary really isn't your style...Hocus Pocus will always be a classic.
I also got the chance to pick a pumpkin this weekend and carve it. I haven't carved a pumpkin since I was a kid back home, so it ended up being a lot of fun. I plan to do it again next year, but by then I'd also like to figure out how to roast the pumpkin seeds for a snack later so that digging out all the pulp doesn't go to waste.
And if there really isn't time for something like movies or pumpkins, be sure to grab a bag of your favorite Halloween candy to snack on while you slave over all that work. Candy corn isn't on the shelves all the time, so I plan to stock up. And if you haven't ever tried candy corn with a handful of peanuts, I recommend you do that too.
Have a happy and safe Halloween!