Monday, January 19, 2009

Gearing Up For Obama

Well, out of the blue and thanks to a friend, I scored one of these today:
So earrrrly tomorrow morning, I'll be gearing up in ALL of the clothes (and the boots, but not the beach towel) pictured below and heading over to watch Obama take the oath of office.

In related news, on Friday, I went to Condoleezza Rice's farewell reception, where she gave some really great and inspiring remarks and I took her picture:

Thursday, January 15, 2009


Do I have a lazy eye?

Well, things are rolling along and I'm counting down to when we leave this frozen Virginia tundra (the wind is howling outside as I write this) for the MUCH warmer climes of Buenos Aires (highs in the high 90s). Although I love and will miss VA, I'm ready to get my tan on!

I had my Spanish proficiency exam today, which I passed! So that's exciting news, if only for the fact that I am for sure leaving on Jan. 28 and not staying for remedial Spanish training, haha.

This wasn't the most comforting message to greet me at the entrance to the Urgent Care center I went to last week. After having endured two days of excruciating pain and general malaise, I wasn't very surprised to learn I had strep throat.

I've been corresponding with the folks at post, and I found out some details about my apartment. It's in the Belgrano neighborhood for those of you in the know, which is in the city, near the Embassy. And peep this: It's 3 bedrooms 2.5 baths, PLUS a maid's room and bathroom. I don't know what I'm going to do with all that space after living in a studio apt. for the past year! I am happy that Neil will be able to have an "office," as he is going to be studying and working on his degree online. Also, since he will in effect be the maid, he will have his own quarters if he so chooses :) I will definitely post pics of the place once we get there. And we obviously have PLENTY of space for visitors, so COME ON DOWN!

Our shoes by the door. The other day I noticed how cute our shoes look, all the same size hehe. Can you tell whose are whose? Hint: 3 are his, 3 are mine.

I keep hearing the most A-MA-ZING things about Buenos Aires, so I just can't wait to get there.


it is sad to think of all the friends and family that we are leaving here in the States. For all the excitement ahead of us, there are many exciting milestones, celebrations, gatherings, ups and downs of life, etc. that we won't be able to fully participate in because of our physical distance.

This makes me sad, but grateful for these relationships and the support system that I have here at home. I'm glad that I have people I will miss and who will miss me. I am so lucky for all the people I know and love.

These pics are displayed as a tryptic on many a wall in State Dept. buildings. What are they going to do with them come next week??

Tuesday, January 6, 2009


My friend Cavan cracks me up. I have said it before, he is one of the funniest people I know.

We met in the dorms at ISU and a few years later, he was my boss at the Iowa State Daily university newspaper until I transferred to BYUH.

Up until I moved on in Sept., we both worked for the same company, but in different states.

This old e-mail still cracks me up:

Megan [edited]

to cavan

Hey Cavan,

How are you? I read your blog today. I was looking for your picture ... Your photo used to be on there, but now I can't find it. Hmm ... OK, so the reason I wanted to see your photo is because (I think I told you this previously) there is a guy on campus [at BYUH] who looks a LOT like you!! It's really weird. And after a series of coincidences today, I found out his name and HERE is his picture from the student directory! Talk to you soon.

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Cavan [edited]

to me


I did not want it to come to this. You were not supposed to find out. I am a secret agent, Megan, and I am undercover at BYU-Hawaii. I am part of [edited]. Didn't you ever notice that you never see this guy on campus -and- me at the same time? Didn't you think it was odd that I wanted to know about the Half-Breed Outlaws when we were in college [at Iowa State]? Didn't you put it together that I was the one posting those fliers, trying to lure them into a class so that [edited] could arrest them all? Didn't you suspect anything when you saw me ... all those years ago, looking for clues even then? Didn't it seem odd that I am slowly working my way toward controlling the media so that nobody ever finds out about our secret operations, starting with the most influential media outlet in the world, the Iowa State Daily?

Now my cover is blown and I will have to go into hiding. Do not tell anyone about [edited], Megan, or we will never find the Half-Breed Outlaws!

[edited] Secret Agent


That e-mail was from a few years ago, but here is is a current picture of Cavan:
And the BYUH twin again:
What do you think??!?!?!?!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Thanksgiving pics

Neil took our family pictures at Thanksgiving. Here are some of them.
The fam, l-r: Kendra, James, Me, Neil, Mom, Dad, Aranessa, Zak.
Mom gave us all Argentine/American flag pins.

The siblings: Me, Kendra, Zak

The sibs and S.O.'s

The Mom, The Dad, The Wyeth

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Who ARE These People?

If you have a Yahoo! Groups account, you are probably familiar with these people:

Who ARE they? I wonder if they're embarrassed to be on the login page ...