Here's a list. While not exhaustive, it's a good start. I'm breaking it into categories because, well, food is important and is probably most of it. Deal with it.
- Mexican food - last time I had it in Mendoza, I got food poisoning.
- Queso (you know, Velveeta + Rotel), although we did have it once already here. It's still rare.
- VARIETY (i.e. anything other than steak, pizza, salad, and tartas).
- Indian food
- Seedless grapes
- Spicy things
- American-style bacon
- Thai food (although I haven't tried Wasana yet)
- Being able to order food for delivery without having a panic attack and psyching myself out of it
- Not waiting in line for over 30 minutes at the supermarket 10-items-or-less lane
- Actually using the little conveyor belt at the checkout, rather than moving it all manually and having the cashier give you a dirty look
- Not having to walk everywhere or take a cab
- Eating before 10pm and being considered normal
- SPEAKING ENGLISH - I'm making a serious effort to speak only Spanish all the time with strangers, and it is seriously tiring. It is really helping my Spanish, though!
- Men with good haircuts
- Ethnic diversity
- Laws that say you need to pick up after your dog
- Giving someone a $20 bill and not being constantly asked if I have any smaller bills.
- My friends and family from home
- My boyfriend (sorry babe - you're just as important as friends and family but I wanted to give you a shout-out!)
- My car
- Turning on the hot water and having it be hot right away, rather than 5 minutes later
- Not being bitten by mosquitoes nearly daily
- Not almost slipping on the sidewalk because it's made of tile and not concrete or brick/stone