It seems like every time you go home for a break from school you get the same jokes from your hometown friends and family about you bringing home the rain and you get asked the same questions about school. It would be surprising if you didn’t get asked all of the following questions.

Have you been out in the sun lately?

Very original. Well I just finished winter term, a particularly cold and rainy part of the school year, so logic would tell us that no, I have not been soaking up any UV rays. And to save some time with answering the next question, no I did not get any paler. I really am just this white.

Do you have a boyfriend/girlfriend yet?

Nope. The answer is still no. Still, thank you for checking in about this again. No, I know I’ll find someone, thanks Grandpa.

How is school going?

Totally great, I totally don’t want to drop out and don’t think about becoming an escort on a daily basis. I get really excited to go to class and my mental state is extremely stable.

How often do you drink?

Oh you know the same amount as any college student? Never more than a couple nights a week. I swear. And besides, it’s not alcoholism until after college, right?

Do you know what you want to do after college?

If I had a dollar for everytime someone asked me this I could afford to get a decent handle of vodka instead of drinking Burnett’s every weekend like a peasant. I don’t even know if I want to stay with my current major let alone what career path I want to take.