"Africa is, indeed, coming into fashion." - Horace Walpole (1774)


other than the 96-degree temps, that is

Sure signs it's summer in Austin:

  1. A fire ant bit me yesterday while walking back from the bus stop.
  2. I spotted the first of the roly polies that invade the basement offices where the TA's work. Wow, am I glad to not be down in the Cubicles of Doom and Despair anymore.
  3. The words "tubing," "Barton Springs," "beach," and "Colorado" are thrown around in conversations about the need to escape the heat, anywhere, any way.

UPDATE: AND, I have a chaco tan. How did that happen so fast?!?


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