It is official. In the eyes of the US and foreign governments I have been officially baconized (as evidenced by my spanking new passport.)
My new passport is much more sleek and techy than the last one but I will miss the worldlyness and general well-traveled appearance of the old one. And, given that my international travel has slowed down considerably, I am guessing I may never fill this new one with the same level of exotic locals - oh Paraguay Visa, I will miss you the most.
Now that I am officially a new person with new stamps to acquire it is time to start planning a trip.