I winced when I looked at the calendar the other day and saw that August is upon us. To add insult to injury, I received my first “back to school” ad in the mail today. No. Just no.

In other news, dear readers…has anyone ever had an itchy rash that consists of a few clear, pimple-sized bumps sprinkled on the arms, back, and legs? I have no idea if I am suddenly allergic to something, or if I am being slowly eaten alive by microscopic insects. But I’ve had this issue for a week now.

And in other completely unrelated news, if I ever think about leaving Boston, remind me that Boston is the ninth best beer city in the world. According to a guy named Zane Lamprey. Boston beat out my other adopted home of London! Blimey.