Earlier this morning, Male Mode Me was scrolling through his Instagram feed and noticed a post regarding a certain local “holiday” I had completely forgotten about:
Four years ago, in this post, I talked about “Hippie Christmas.” That’s the name for the time period, normally on or around the 15th day of August, when many off-campus apartments in the downtown and UW areas of Madison see their leases expire, and the students who occupied said places move into other digs. When they do so, they tend to leave on the curb items they no longer have a use for. If said items are in good condition, the apartments’ new tenants may make them their own. If not them, perhaps someone who believes in sustainability who just happened to walk past will claim the item (hence the “hippie” in the holiday name).