And then there is this guy in an adjacent lab from inner Siberia who wear thin poplin shirts year round, and a windbreaker when it rains or snows... He says that he has never felt cold in Boston. Ever. He told me once that Boston had essentially 2 seasons - summer and spring. I'm slightly worried that when I get back to the States I'm going to be too acclimated to this hideously hot weather. I was OK in the German winter after my first year in Iraq, except that I had completely forgotten how to drive on the snow and ice. But that time I got back to Europe in the summer time and went through a gradual cooling. This time it's back to Germany in November, just in time for the bitter cold.