I don't have much to offer today, short of telling you that school in Ames starts Thursday.  Yes, that is the sound of parents across the city dancing with joy.  And no, I don't have time for those parents who bemoan the fact (generally on Facebook) that school starts soon, because "I only have a few more days left with my kiddos."  Guess what--no one else believes you either.  I love my kids a ton, but they (and everyone else at my house) do better in the structure of a school year. So, there.

With the end of summer (for our kids) just days away, here's a handy list of things that sucked in the last three months.  Remember when we call cared about the World Cup?  No.  Me neither.