Happiness Is: Fall break fun is almost here

Jacob Parker

Five weeks into the semester, most would argue it’s about time for a well-deserved break. In Kenneth Grahame’s “The Wind in the Willows,” he states that “after all, the best part of a holiday is perhaps not so much to be resting yourself, as to see all the other fellows busy working.” 

Starting on Thursday, take advantage of the chance to kick back, prop up your feet and recuperate for the impending midterms. 

Happiness is getting out of town for a few days to spend time with close friends and family. 

Happiness is remembering to pack your toothbrush. 

Happiness is cashing in on frequent flyer miles for a destination you have yet to explore. 

Happiness is packing enough animal crackers, goldfish and Gatorade to get through a full day of driving. 

Happiness is no turbulence, free peanuts and a window seat. 

Happiness is rolling down all the windows, blasting music and screaming lyrics when there’s nothing else to do. 

Happiness is using the free days to work doubles and make extra dough. 

Happiness is finding a gas station when you’re 20 miles past empty and driving through the barren countryside.

Happiness is the first view of the beach after 12 hours on the road, when there’s no more goldfish. 

Happiness is being able to fold out your chair, grab a book or a beer and not worry about school for a couple of days. 

Happiness is a successful and restful celebration of autumn.