Sweaters in the summer, short sleeves in the winter — count on me to completely disregard the weather and then halfway regret it when I realize how uncomfortable I am but not enough to make me change my habits!
In fairness, last Tuesday was very nice for a day in late February, especially in South Bend — the sun was shining, the temperatures had made it beyond the 30s, and the last remains of the snow piles (including the 10 ft tall snowman who stood on South Quad for at least two weeks) had finally melted.
In celebration, I broke out this thin short sleeve Hawaiian shirt and even thinner trousers, and then immediately regretted it when I took a step outside and realized that just because the sun was out, did not mean it was summertime. Or even springtime, for that matter. It was still cold, and I’m still in Northern Indiana, and it’s still February.
But as I said repeatedly in the summer, when I wore sweaters and jackets in 80 degree heat, you should dress for whatever look you want and tolerate the (minor) discomfort of the elements. Nothing too extreme, of course, but you should take advantage of the fact that humanity has come so far and you live in a part of the world where the elements probably won’t kill you.
So I pretended I was a Hawaiian tourist for the day, even though nothing about the climate in February in South Bend suggests a Hawaiian vacation. I wish I were on a Hawaiian vacation. Actually, I wish I were just on vacation in general, regardless of where it was — anything so that I didn’t have to deal with my midterms.
That’s what spring break’s for though, right? Five more days.
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