Sunday, April 29, 2007

With a Gentle and Quiet Spirit

Last night I went out to dinner with a few friends and had a great meal at an Italian restaurant in Clarendon. Afterwards, we went back to the church to listen to some tunes and I let out the faintest burp - at least, I barely heard it. Now, I'll admit that I'm a burper. Growing up, my mom would always get upset with me because I loved to burp at the dinner table. And the more it upset her, the more fun it was for me to burp even more (I was such a pleasant child).

Anyway, back to last night: so I burp. Then my friend turns to me and says, "Wow Anne, did you just burp??" and I say, "I guess so." Then he says "That was a very nice burp. You really burp with a gentle and quiet spirit."

Now, I don't think Peter was referring to a woman's burping skills when he said that her beauty should come from a gentle and quiet spirit, but I say, if a gal's got to burp, that's the way she should do it :)

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Ann has been letting me down.

Maybe it’s because she doesn’t spell her name with an “e”?? For the past several years I have shopped almost exclusively at the AT and the ATL (as I like to affectionately call them). Lately I have not been able to find much of anything that flatters me. I always leave there thinking I would give you people all my money if you would just supply me with something that fits but alas, no luck.

So this Monday I went shopping and stopped first in both of the AT's. Nothing. Then I went to Macy's and discovered Michael Kors. Thank the Lord! I found a shirt that is way more stylish than anything I normally wear and it fit me. So I bought two. I also tried on a MK jean skirt. Didn’t get it, but it reminded me of how great it would be to have a cute jean skirt for the summer so finding one became my new mission. I stopped in the Gap and AE and realized that jean skirts these days are about 10 inches long from the waist. I can totally relate to Christine’s post about feeling too old for some of these stores. So I continued on to BR and was headed to Guess when I noticed the Tommy Hilfiger store. I’d never been in a Tommy store (other than the outlet) and thought it might be a little pricey, but after the MK purchase I figured I’d moved up a bit in the fashion world, so Tommy would be perfect. And he didn’t let me down. I found the perfect jean skirt (simple and at the knee) and it was 83% off. Yeah I know. The original price was $168 and it was marked down to $39.99 but then rang up for $29.99. Craziness! Best shopping day evah!!!

Monday, April 23, 2007

See you later Trav-ass-ah!

This weekend we had a going away dinner for Travis. He will be leaving us to go home to NJ for the summer and then he'll be off to law school in the fall. To show him just how much we've appreciated his friendship over the last year, the ladies decided to enhance our looks in a special way: we all wore white bows in our hair!!

At dinner a couple of months ago, the conversation turned to a small christian college where supposedly there is a group of young ladies who wear white bows in their hair as a symbol of their purity and their desire to marry a pastor-to-be. While all of us ladies were gagging during this conversation, Travis seemed to really like the idea. So we sported the white bows for him on Friday night.

Even Albert joined in on the fun, but Travis didn't quite know what to think about all that!

We'll miss you Travis and we hope that one day you will find a nice wife who likes to wear white bows in her hair.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

What good is sitting alone in your room because sometimes you can't make it on your own.

The gift card I got last night at my church's creative arts team appreciation dinner. I'm flattered to know that Liza and Bono appreciate my service to the church and the tech team.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

My Hair is Back!!

Praise the Lord Jesus!! I have been having hair drama for the last month and a half. It all started the last time I got my hair colored. I decided I'd ask my hairdresser Fabi to give me some bangs. It seemed like bangs were in lately and I have to do everything I can to keep my cool factor up. So I described to her how I didn't want them too short and how I wanted them to sweep across my forehead and she seemed to totally understand. Then she started cutting. From the looks of it, I thought she had everything under control. My fear had been her cutting them too short, but that didn't seem to be a probem. Well, when all the blow drying and poofing was said and done, I had this big ol' mess of bangs that went more than half way back into my head. Ahh!! It was freakish!! My hair is pretty long, so it looked like mega bangs on top and then long straight hair below. Just a mess. So I've warn my hair back everyday since then and I don't look hideous with the hair back but I'm just not a fan. I could no longer take it anymore so this week I visited a salon recommended to me by one of my small group girls. I just have to say that Daniel at Subairi Salon in Dupont Circle is a genius. He was able to blend that bang mess into the rest of my hair, and pull off some shorter layers without me looking like Carol Brady (one of my biggest hair fears). I am happy and I'm wearing my hair down. Thank you Daniel.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

I'm busy making tuna fish sandwiches as fast as I can.

Fun weekend. Last night I met Justice Alito at the John Carroll Society dinner. What a kind and unassumng man. I think I was the only non-Catholic who attended, yet I was mistaken for a high schooler who won an award for her essay "Why I'm a Catholic." Supposedly, at 28, I was the youngest looking person in the room and so the presenter of the award assumed I must be the recipient. I told her I would gladly accept the award if high school chick never showed up :) but alas, she did, and she got to go home with $1000.

I attended the dinner as the blind date of a friend of one of my coworkers. Very nice guy, but all I could think of the whole time was how much he looked like Jimmy Olsen of Superman fame and I'm definitely the kind of girl who's attracted to the Superman himself. Oh well.

BTW - the title of the post was a line spoken by one of my friends tonight. It's kind of an inside joke, but I cracked up so much when I heard that I had to include it in the post somewhere so as not to forget.

Friday, April 13, 2007

One of my Fav TV shows.

I really want a "That Girl" t-shirt. Can't seem to find one online. Maybe I'll make my own.