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30 things you can do now that fall is here

Remember when we all longed for summer like a lover who had been away at war for months and months? And how when it finally arrived, the first few hot days felt like a euphoric, freeing blessing?

But now that we’ve surpassed hot day number 90-something and our bodies are finally a little less sweaty, our minds are focused on the next flavor of the week (year): fall.

Sweet, sweet fall. How we’ve missed you.

Not only is the weather about to become a whole lot more bearable, but autumn’s small pleasures are finally within reach of our trendy touchscreen gloves.

Here are 30 things you can finally do again:

1. Unplug your air conditioner and experience a lower electric bill

2. Unpack your giant box of infinity scarves

3. Comfortably wear your noise-cancelling headphones outside without your ears getting schvitzy

4. Indulge in pumpkin-flavored everything

5. Ride the subway with less fear of sweaty body contact

6. Put less product in your hair because NO HUMIDITY

7. Wear a jacket with pockets so you have more room to store things

8. Trade in your thin summer blanket for your cozy comforter

9. Step on crunchy leaves and experience the ultimate satisfaction

10. Go apple and pumpkin picking just to take cute pictures

11. Have a funeral for that mosquito that’s been plaguing your apartment for months

12. Lose a pair of gloves

13. Buy new rain boots with the money you’ll be saving from your electric bill

14. Squeeze all your sunscreen out and into the sink because you don’t need that sh*t anymore

15. Drink mulled wine for some sultry wine-stained lips

16. Reorganize your Instagram filters to make the ones that look better with fall foliage come up first

17. Cover your whole body in denim

Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake, arriving at the 28th annual American Music Awards, held at the Shrine Auditorium. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)

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18. Watch all the TV shows returning from summer hiatus (and then when winter comes you can binge watch them again)

19. Stop carrying deodorant in your bag

20. Pretend you just thought of the perfect Halloween costume (but secretly you’ve been planning it for months)

21. Go to a haunted house and scare the employees

22. Wear any thickness level sock because the weather will be perfect

23. Pose as a badass in a weather-appropriate leather jacket

24. Crash a bonfire so you don’t have to build your own

25. Hide your identity by covering yourself in layers

26. Complain you’re cold until your crush offers to lend you a hoodie

27. Describe the weather with words like “crisp” and “brisk”

28. Jump into a leaf pile that hopefully doesn’t have a dead rodent in it

29. Get lost in a corn maze and live tweet the experience

30. Find a pair of gloves