Thursday, August 27, 2009

Are You There God? It.'s Me, MetaMegan

I am not going to horrify my tens of readers by going into details here, about what happened at work today. I am going to speak in code:

Horrifying: White Pants
Life saver: Cardigan Sweater.

Also, I am 12.

That is all.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Catching Up

Back again - this time from another medical near disaster: a corneal ulcer. The good news is that I will not be going blind in one eye at this time. The potentially bad news (for my looks) is that even though I have been told I can wear contacts again, I am considering a break. So I may be requesting help picking out my next pair of glasses. On the one hand, I fear that asking the glasses person at the doctor's office to take pictures of me in each and every style may be annoying. On the other hand, I have been in that office 5 days out of the last 7, and I'll be going back several more times in the next few weeks. I've already tried on every pair of glasses in the store, so I think they won't be surprised.

One of the doctors suggested that I figure out how to do a better job taking care of myself and managing stress. So I ordered a book about simplifying my life. And then I added some cake decorating tools to the order while I was at it. I may have a problem. Speaking of embarrassing problems, since I was shopping anyway, I added the last Twilight book to the order. My wonderful sister sent me the first one when I was convalescing a month ago. I bought the second one on my way to a doctors appointment for a complication, and I saw the third one (out of one eye) when I was picking up eye drops. 40% off! The pharmacy tech guy asked if I wanted a bag, and I said yes, to hide my book. Hopefully since I have already bought the book, I won't need some sort of new and terrible medical emergency to give me an excuse to find out what happens with the sparkly vampires.

I still have all my Yellowstone posts to do, and now you can all look forward reading about my adventures with the Twilight series, simplifying my life, and then decorating some fancy cakes.

In the meantime - here is Luke doing a little rock climbing at the best raft/climb/guide/kayak store in Cody, WY.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

And We Are Back

I am going through the pictures and I think I am going to organize them into the following categories for blog posts:

1.) Wildlife
2.) Mushrooms and Wildflowers
3.) Jack getting dirty and dirtier
4.) Food
5.) How my pedicure faired
6.) Other
7.) Luke's ad campaign for Target/Walmart
8.) Core Mountain Sports

Possibly not in that order.

AND - school starts on Thursday, so I'll have to post about that too. I have plenty of material, I just need to get back into the blogging routine. I have a feeling I'll be doing a lot of work for the next year or so, so hopefully I can squeeze a bunch of blog posts in too!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Where in the World is MetaMegan?

MetaMegan is camping/vacationing and sort of checking work email and sort of checking personal email. But I'd prefer not to be doing either...

So as I try to limit my computer time, please feel free to check out MetaDave, as he is a blogging fiend this vacation.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Comment Contest Winnder Announced!

Last year I had a cute picture of all the comments before we drew a name out of the hat. But this year that was impossible as I am 90% unpacked from our trip last week and 10% packed for the trip we are taking this afternoon. Long story short, the camera is missing, and even if I had it, I couldn't take a picture of the process because my name picker, Luke, is for some unknown reason, not wearing any clothes.

But without further ado...

Family of Weebles! You are the winner! I wasn't too surprised because I think they had the most comments over all. I will be purchasing a souvenir for you in Yellowstone next week and I'll mail it when we get back!


In other news I had planned to have a bunch of new posts appear while we are out of town, but that looks unlikely at this point. However, I have agreed to be on call, and if I find myself working with a geyser in the background, I'll be sure to share that.

Hopefully I will be more of a consistent blogger soon. Did I mention I'll be sleeping in the van with my family for the next 8 days? I should come back with some good material.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Comment Contest Winner

Hello long suffering MetaMegan fans. The comment contest winner will be announced this evening and the prize will be a souvenir from Yellowstone. I have been thinking about the contest a lot, but I don't want to be the one to pick the winning name, I want a child to draw the name out of a hat. And fortunately, there are no children around at 1am, when I have time to work on my blog, at the end of my work day. That also explain the lack of posts since all I have to say at that time of day/night is, "blaaaaaah." As opposed to Friday, at 4:30, when I am in a meeting waiting for a bunch of people to come back from a break so we can finish our tasks. At that time of the day, I am freaking hilarious! By "hilarious", I mean "hostile".