UNEXPECTED THINGS I'VE LEARNED LIVING IN MONTANA SO FAR

  1. I could be the only Jewish girl here
  2. You may need a match to light your stove
  3. It may hail even though it's spring
  4. Your laundromat could be 2 miles away
    Bring a page-turner while you wait
  5. Strangers smile at you on the street
  6. You may live with two random middle-aged people and actually enjoy it
  7. It doesn't get dark until 10 pm
  8. There is pie on a stick at the Saturday farmer's market
  9. Few people wear makeup
  10. Apparently moose are more aggressive than bears
  11. Low creamy clouds linger until the late morning
  12. Deer really are everywhere