So I called my parents so that they could tell me what a genius I am and that they love me, and instead they're all, "Oh, hi, honey! What's that? I can't hear you over the LIVE MUSIC!"
My parents are at MerleFest, camping out at a four-day music festival in the North Carolina mountains, grilling out, sleeping in a tent, playing in fields and meadows with my baby brother Bug, and listening to live music by Doc Watson, Old Crow Medicine Show, Tift Merritt, Sam Bush, and Ricky Skaggs.
And I'm stuck in grad school hell, silently watching my hair turn green with envy.
Life, for the record, is so not fair.