Anyway. It feels so surreal being home (at times, it feels like I never left) that I thought I ought to give Hot or Not a try to truly analyze the situation.
Hot: Actually having time to do the New York Times crossword puzzle.
Not: Not getting the NYT for free everyday. And not being surrounded by a bunch of smart kids to help you with the clues.
Hot: Real food!
Not: Having to prepare it yourself, especially when you end up burning it, or worse, burning yourself.
Hot: Washing clothes for free.
Not: Living out of a suitcase.
Hot: Driving the car with the music turned up really loud.
Not: Wasting gas and contributing to global warming.
Hot: Watching movies on a screen with real speakers.
Not: Cringing at all the mushy scenes because you know your parents are watching too.
To sum up:
Hot: Lots of free time.
Not: Little independence to enjoy it with.