To restore my spirits, I made a list of the low-cost things, some newly discovered, that keep me happy and healthy regardless of the weather. Here are the top nine.
Let's start at the bottom (pun intended) and work our way up.
9. The "Blue Bidet"
1. Celebrating a Birthday with my New Housemate
I met Nimesh at his dad's bookstore in Kathmandu about ten years ago. He came to the U.S on a student visa nine years ago and has lived at my house for the past few years while he got his masters at nearby American University. Now he works at the World Bank. I've only known Bhawana since March, when I returned to Nepal for her marriage to Nimesh. Now, I have double the pleasure of Nepali housemates.
So, even in Washington's worst summer ever, life is pretty damn good.