0: The number of winter days I have spent not wearing the above outfit
Okay, I guess that is a slight exaggeration and sometimes I do pull out the skinnies or those black high-waisted jeans I’ve been wearing on a weekly basis since 2006, but I’d say 5 days out of 7 it’s a high-waisted mini skirt+leggings/tights+legwarmers+boots along with the signature horizontal striped item on the upper half of my body and always, always a cardigan. (Not pictured: my token american apparel circle scarf in either blue, yellow or brown). Basically, someone could be me for Halloween and it wouldn't be that hard.
2: The number of days since Christmas I have spent not wearing my Steve Madden boots
This is actually not an exaggeration. One day I wore my Asic Tigers and one day I wore my Polish black boots (seen above)…the rest of the days have belonged to my brown Steve Maddens.
5: number of minutes it took me to get ready for work yesterday morning
I have to leave my house every morning at 7:20 if I want to get to school on time. I pressed snooze a few too many times, woke up at 7:15 and somehow managed to get dressed, brush my teeth, do my hair/makeup and put in my contacts in 5 minutes flat. I'm still wondering how this happened.
2: The number of women I’ve witnessed publicly putting on deodorant within the last 24 hours
I’m not talking about the gym locker room; I’m talking about train stations and school hallways. Excuse me? Is this normal and I just didn’t realize it?!?
90: The percentage of my students whose English abilities surpass my German abilities
Seriously, America. Germany’s school system is kind of a force to be reckoned with. You might want to think about this. (Although I still stand behind my convictions against the Gymnasium/Hauptschule/Realschule separations...if you're not familiar with German education, ignore this statement.)