Now let's get right to your burning questions.
Who am I and why am I starting this blog?
My name is Stacey and I currently live near Washington DC with my boyfriend, Reid, and our new puppy Sherlock.
I say "currently" because we move a lot. Don't worry, we are not fugitives on the lamb (although that would make for some exciting blog posts).
We move so much because Reid is an officer in the Foreign Service.
We just returned from our first post in Indonesia and are now busy preparing for our next post to Madrid.
Well, one of us is preparing. The other has done Lesson 1 of Rosetta Stone Spanish (twice!) and is calling it good. I figure my finely honed charades skills have served me well so far.
Foreign Service life can be exciting and fun yet it also has it's share of challenges.
Trust me, nothing can take the wind out of your sails faster than attending a ball in your custom made gown, feeling glamorous as you rub elbows with ambassadors and dignitaries, only to end up spraying yourself in the face with a bidet after just narrowly escaping a fall into the squat toilet.
Okay, granted that may be my own unique problem and not necessarily attributed to foreign service life, but constantly changing cultures and customs certainly doesn't help matters.
I am starting this blog to share my experiences with you as I travel the globe.
Because really, who doesn't want to hear cautionary tales about global plumbing?