1. I save and reuse baggies.
2. I have a blog.
3. I think in terms of liters and kilometers instead of gallons and miles.
4. I carry a handkerchief with me.
5. I wave and smile at the military police when they let me through a checkpoint without stopping me.
6. I go grocery shopping with Diane. (I love being with Diane even more than I hate shopping)
7. I unpack my suitcase the same day I come back home.
8. I am patient when I am ready to leave and others (that would be Diane) are still getting ready. (This may be a genetic breakthrough as I believe "pre-trip impatience" is a Heyman family trait handed down from generation to generation).
9. I don't tip waiters (they don't do that here and I feel like I am cheating them) but I do tip the man who cleans my windshield at the gas station (they still do that here, but I don't think you are supposed to tip them...I can't help myself).
10. When the guy with the red car parks in front of my garage and blocks me from backing out almost every single morning, I do not get mad, I just push his car down the street a few feet (or houses) as he always leaves it in neutral. The neighbors watched me do this the other day and didn't think twice about it, the strange thing is neither did I.
11. I habitually end phone conversations by saying, "chau-chau".
12. I carry some cash with me everywhere I go. No more dipping into Taylor's lunch money jar for me!