Starting summer vacation in Wisconsin means sweatshirts and jeans.
It also means the rejections come pouring into your inbox from students
at other schools who start summer vacation later than you do, and waited
until the last minute to decide/notify.
Ocasionally there are acceptances sprinkled in with the rest.
Soon I will be back in the eternal greenhouse of Alabama, subsisting entirely
on popsicles and salads and air conditioning.
Soon I will reread the Harry Potter series rather than write my thesis.
Soon I will be back in Wisconsin.