Driving home with the windows down and the sunroof open. Then I went out to the balcony and sat in the 80* weather, read a bit and heard the neighbor children playing the harmonica and running around all the trees. And then I looked at the trees and realized something was missing: leaves. That's when I remembered that it was still only March.
A girl can get used to this, even one who loves her snow.
Oh, and yes, Amazing Race. The theory is, we'd win. And here's why:
First of all, the applications for the next upcoming season were due in January, we missed it. So by the time the next applications are due, and then they do auditioning, and filming and all of that, we have PLENTY of time to get in shape for the physical duration of all the running, the lack of sleep, and carrying around that big back of all of our stuff.
Second, we're both nice, so no one would ever see us coming.
Third, we lived together for two years, but have been friends now for four. During this time we have developed a sort of "ESP" that at first we contributed to the fact that we were roommates. This ESP liked to show itself mostly in the form of Apples to Apples, but also during other various activities. This has not gone away even though we now live 5 hours apart, and as Stacy once said, "There's a whole Kentucky between us." This ESP has also shown itself in the way of us agree-ing (agreeing? it looks weird) on a lot of decisions, especially when vacationing (we have been on two vacations together), even when out of the country (Japan). We usually make the same decisions on which way to go or what to do next, and that helps arguments from not happening.
Fourthly, Stacy is basically fluent in Spanish so that would help us communicate it a lot of the countries that don't speak English.
Fifthly, we are smart enough to learn important phrases such as "fast please!" "we're in a race" and directions in many of the world's languages.
Sixthly, I'm pretty good with directions
Seventhly, we would just kick butt because we would.
Finally, if we did not win and even if we were the first team eliminated, hey! we still got to do somethin' pretty cool!