Tuesday, March 29, 2011


No, no - that's not where I'm going - that's what I got to jump up from my seat and yell during our Flag Day when I won our Post Bingo game. It's not right to just shout Bingo! in this crowd, so we came up with one of the funnest words to say (it was going to be Ouagadougou but not everyone could remember it) so Djibouti it was, and I'm happy to say that I won.

And yes, it was a little embarassing to stand up and yell it first in front of all those important types attending our big day.

So... I've been thinking about how I'm going to write this posting for a very long time. I don't want to just say where I'm going - what fun is that, right? But the Tabbies kept me up until the wee hours last night (BAD Tabbies!); I had a terribly exciting day, some fun with classmates and family afterwards and then some very, very spicy Vietnamese food for dinner with my family (word of caution: they don't ask how many stars of spiciness you want it out here. They just dump it in. I'm not in Snohomish anymore!).

I'm exhausted. This isn't how I wanted to break the news to everyone, so I'm just going to say it in a flag and then give a better story tomorrow.

Any guesses?

Think really good coffee.
Think of mountainous terrain and average temps between 45-68 degrees.
Think of me taking a Spanish assessment test tomorrow at 0800 to go to......

Bogota, Colombia!!

So that's it. The big reveal.

Wow, we're moving to Colombia.

Pretty cool, eh?

Details to follow.


  1. Wow! Really good coffee! And parrots and wildlife and SO COOL! Very excited for you. :)

  2. Wow, indeed! You know, the crime rate in Bogota has decreased considerably -- might not be so dangerous after all! At least you aren't moving to Detroit. Now THAT'S dangerous. :) Congratulations, senora! Buena suerte!

  3. Hopefully, they will allow you to take lots of pictures for us to see Stateside. And the adventure begins for you and the gato de coños

  4. ¿Dónde está el baño? Always learn the important questions first!! Congrats on the new assignment! You both will have a great adventure and I am looking forward to the updates and photos. Traci