Still really, really cold. The windows on the bus have been frozen (from the inside!) for the past 2 nights driving home.
It's seriously f*cking cold.
However, in 3 more days I get to go to my parents for Christmas vacation. Here's what that'll be like:
Except that we'll get to insert my friend A! Yep, I've got a friend coming from California for a visit. In talking to my parents recently:
Mom: "Now who's A again? Is he the one that you went to visit Aunt Cathy with in his van?"
Me: "Yep, on our way to Death Valley"
Mom: "Oh, right, the hippie." (I have no idea where she got this from except maybe my Aunt thought we were strange for going to Death Valley to sit in the hot springs in the middle of the summer... note: she was right, it was a bad idea)
Me: "Um, mom, you know I'm a hippie too, right?"
Mom: "I prefer to think of you as 'bohemian'"
Me: [involuntary shudder]