I'm secretly terrified to go back to America (in 9 days!) because I've acclimated to Taiwan's "weather."
Last week, I thought it was cold. It was around 15C which is like 50F, which is so not cold, especially compared to the numbers I've been seeing all over the States lately. My mom mentioned that I could go without packing much considering all of my winter clothes are in Austin.
I'm fairly certain that I will step off of that plane in Seattle and immediately become hypothermic.
I just hate wearing tons of clothes on planes because then you get hot and then cold and then hot and the cold... It's this ridiculous cycle of icy-hot.
This means I'm probably going to have to run to the airport bathroom to put on some clothes that are more suitable for the weather in Washington (which has been in the 20s and they're expecting snow this weekend!).
Hopefully my sister's car will be nice and warm for me.
The other thing I've been wondering about is getting in touch with people while I'm back home. Obviously I can use the land line at my parents' house, but I was considering getting a prepaid cellphone for the week that I'm in Austin so that we can get in touch with each other. I know my dad doesn't like phone calls after 9 p.m. at the house and my friends are almost exclusively night owls.
We'll see. Maybe I'll just have to do a lot of pre-planning or just show up places.
Until then, I have one parent conference down and two to go.
And I get to spend my last two days teaching having Christmas parties with my students!
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