I haven't been this excited about August's arrival since... um... Actually, I was pretty excited last August, because I couldn't wait to get back to Grinnell. And the August before that, because I was starting college. Okay, honestly, I've always liked the first days of school, and I was always pretty ready to go back. But August just gets a bad rap for being the END of summer.
Well ya know what? I'm pretty darn ready for this summer to be over, seeing as I'm carrying THIS thing around with me everywhere: