The start of October last year was unseasonably cold, although according to the National Weather Service, on October 8 last year it got up to 80 degrees. So far, this year seems to have been much more on the Indian summer side of the ledger. No rain yet this month, and it’s supposed to get up into the high 70s tomorrow and Friday. Today was almost like the first day of spring in some ways. For whatever reason, tonight the area around South U and East U was packed with chattering, fun-seeking undergrads, along with a few rowdy out-of-towners poking fun at the safe sex shop on South U near Forest; the burrito place I often go to, which is usually close to empty, was filled with customers. There wasn’t even the hint of a chill in the air when I was waiting for the bus.