A month ago, at the beginning of October, I had a case of campus fever. That feeling you have when you really need to change the scenery lest you get a case of severe ennui and then become very irritable and restless. So I went to my cousin’s house. I watched a soccer game, with hard-core fans, and then a band competition. With the same hard-core fans. I ate home-cooked food, worked on my thesis, reviewed flashcards, and practiced my violin. I got barked at by dogs. It was a nice weekend.