I HAVE ONLY THREE MORE WEEKS IN JAPAN AND...
I CAN'T WAIT: until a 1.5 hour drive to a mall with an import store is no longer necessary in order to enjoy a root beer or tortilla chips.
I CAN'T WAIT: for someone to give me a sassy *sigh* or "ugh." when I take a long time counting out my change at a convenience store in America. Japanese people just politely wait in silence...that's not going to make me go any faster.
I CAN'T WAIT: until the night when frogs no longer keep me up. (Even though they're cute.)
I CAN'T WAIT: for a variety in breads. (See my posts about rye and wheat bread.)
I CAN'T WAIT: until I get my pension refund... gimme back my money, JAPAN.
I CAN'T WAIT: for pizza without mayonnaise
I CAN'T WAIT: until I can sleep at night knowing I'm safe from poisonous centipede attacks (the evil mukade).
I CAN'T WAIT: for breakfast food! (Baaaaaaaaagels!)
I CAN'T WAIT: for insulated homes!
I CAN'T WAIT: Air conditioning!!
I CAN'T WAIT: to see movies when they come out! (we get them 1-6 months later than you folks... Iron Man 2 just came out a few weeks ago...)
I CAN'T WAIT: For restaurants other that aren't Italian or Japanese. (Here's looking at you Mexican. *Wink*)
I CAN'T WAIT: for all things barbeque (the sauce and the actual party around some charcoal with hot dogs and hamburgers)
I CAN'T WAIT: to live in a place where the the average age of the local population isn't in the mid to late 50s. (That is true, I checked the city's homepage [based on 4 year old data.] 20-24 year olds are even greatly out numbered by 75-79 year olds...that probably means now that 20-24 year olds are out numbered by 79-83 year olds.)
I'm compiling the things I'll miss for later.