Sentimental Underpants

While going through the process of applying to the Peace Corps, you can read helpful blurbs about each country. Listed under “things you should know” about Kosovo was this statement: “It is much colder indoors than Americans are used to.”

Boy, they weren’t kidding! It’s only early October, and it’s already cold! As someone who loathes hot weather, though, I am really not complaining. I’ll take this over 95-degree heat with no air conditioning (hello, July!) any time. I once heard this expression: “There is no such thing as bad weather. Only bad clothing.” I believe that. There’s only so much you can take off, but you can always add another layer in winter.

I’ve been wearing a wool peacoat and long underwear when I teach. I’ve had the same pair of long silk underwear for … I’m not sure how long. They were a gift from my grandmother, who passed away in the spring of 2003. (It’s hard to believe it’s been 13 years since I’ve seen her!) A lamp and my long underwear are the only gifts I have left that she gave to me. Perhaps it’s weird to feel sentimental about underwear, but my grandma’s gift is still keeping me warm, 13+ years later and all the way in Kosovo. 🙂

Here’s an Underpants Gnome from South Park. Just because.

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