it's so funny to me. it's only been about 7 months since we left tucson for baltimore, and coming back, i'm surprised at how much i've already forgotten.
the first thing i forgot was to not schedule my flights into/out of tucson for the heat of the day. because it's the desert and the west, the sun heats the air and creates big wind currents because of the valley tucson sits in. so getting into and out of the city is least bumpy in the morning and at night. guess what brilliant person booked both flights for afternoon?
traffic cameras. they're everywhere. and the yellow lights are short, so here they really mean "stop, i'm about to turn red," rather than "eh, you've got a good 5 seconds--speed up and make it" the way they do on the east coast. i might have already earned a ticket or two. whoops.
the sun is so much hotter here. and everything is more open air because there isn't crazy in-climate weather like there is other places.
there isn't any grass.
and while i can get around town and remember how to get to friends' houses, etc, i can't remember street names as well, or think through all the restaurants in a particular neighborhood.
i had also forgotten what it feels like to sweat without knowing you're sweating, until you get up from the chair and realize that your back is damp because the air didn't wick you dry.