A few of my favorite things

While life over here has been great, there are a few things that I am looking forward to when I get back (in order)*:


1.) No mayo! Everything here is slathered with it. So goopy and gross.
2.) Water fountains. The only one I saw was in Olympic park.
3.) Public bathrooms. That I don't have to pay for. (My friend jokes that McDonald's restaurants are the embassy of bathrooms here.)
4.) Southern gentlemen. It will be nice to not be shoved out of the way or have a door slammed in my face. I had no idea how much I value chivalry! 
5.) Bill-based currency. I take an eternity shelling out my coins and feel bad for everyone behind me. 

*This list does not account for family members, close friends, my dog and a sweet boyfriend. They're way better than sans-mayo sandwiches and dollar bills. 

Sometimes I wonder if I'll get pushed in the gap by a guy in a hurry!