Tuesday, August 26, 2008

If you're in the mood for some fun

Chair Bair's press conference is on in 15 minutes!

Monday, August 11, 2008

It's because we don't want your autograph, Mr. Spitz.

Just saw this headline on the front page of yahoo.com and I had to laugh. I went to a conference one time where Mark Spitz was the keynote speaker and he basically talked about himself and his opinion on the Iraq war the entire time and I sat at my table and gave him the evil eye because he was annoying me. Later in the evening, Mr. Spitz was signing autographs and the friend I was with wanted to get one. So he got in line and I stood off to the side and continued to give Mark Spitz the evil eye. A minute or two goes by and Mr. Spitz looks over at me and says "Don't be shy. Come up here and get an autograph" and I said very bluntly "I don't want your autograph" and then he said "Wait! You're that girl from table 23 who kept giving me the evil eye during my speech!" and I said "Yes, that was me."

Ok - so that last line about the evil eye didn't happen and I may or may not have been sitting at table 23, but if it had gone down that way, that would have been funny. Mark Spitz actually just looked at me like he must not have heard what I said, and I just stayed planted in my spot until my friend got the autograph.

On another note, I've spent the entire day whining to my boss Alan that I'm way too busy and how am I going to get everything done this week and stop sending me emails and bleh, bleh, bleh. Then on my way up to the cafeteria, I run into one of the women quoted in this article on Drudge. I thought it was pretty funny because I'd just read the article earlier that day. We exchange some small talk and then I go on my merry way. Three hours later, the big boss (Alan's boss) comes into my office saying he got a call from said women who this very day was quoted in an article linked on Drudge, and she would like some of my time. Ahh!!! Thankfully big boss was smart enough to say "not this week" but gosh!! Will the busyness ever end???

And yes, I would like some cheese with my whine.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008


Before I had this blog, I had another blog over at livejournal.com. A couple of weeks ago I found the old blog and had quite a laugh reading my old posts. I thought I'd share a few (or maybe just one) with you all since most of my current readers did not read the old blog.

This post was written on September 29th, 2005. I was a wee lass of just 26. I think Paige tagged me to do this one. I've added some commentary in red to see how the responses have changed.

Title: Fun things to do while on a conference call:

Three Names You Go By
1. Anne (yep)
2. Annie Beepers (yep)
3. beeps (sometimes)

Three Parts of Your Heritage
1. English (yep)
2. English (yep)
3. More English (yep)

Three Things That Scare You
1. Sushi (eh - kinda)
2. Relationships (Not so much. But marriage? That's another story)
3. Elephants (Of course. Just try to get me to come outside when the elephants go by at Apple Blossom - not gonna happen.)

Three of Your Everyday Essentials
1. Cornflakes (http://members.aol.com/EllenRigbe/flake.html) (oh yes!)
2. Chap stick (now it's Burt's. And I can survive a whole day without it!)
3. Brownie mix (everyday?? well, on average only every 5th day)

Three Things You Are Wearing Right Now
1. Red shirt (green shirt)
2. Dark Grey pants (black pants)
3. watch (no watch, but now earrings)

Three of Your Favorite Bands or Musical Artists (at the moment)
1. Liza Minnelli (now and forever my favorite) (eh - I'm in an off-Liza season right now.)
2. Dave Crowder (hmm...how about Mutemath?)
3. Elton John (digging JET at the moment.)

Three Things You Want in a Relationship (other than Real Love)
1. Humor (one half smart/clever, one half silly) (yep)
2. Bi-weekly watching of musicals (DVDs or live on stage) (I'm doing ok without this actually)
3. Inside jokes (yep)

Two Truths and a Lie (I'm confused because all three of these were true back in 2005. Oh well!)
1. I’m related to George Bush (and about 20 other presidents)
2. I have never eaten at Taco Bell (had my first Taco Bell experience about 6 months ago and I rather enjoyed it!)
3. I have a mad crush on Snoop Dogg (it's probably still there somewhere deep inside.)

Things about the Opposite Sex that Appeal to You (in order)
1. Smile (yep, along with a love for Arrested Development)
2. Jesus like-ness (yep, especially when you add to that a love for Arrested Development)
3. Hottness (always nice, but a person becomes much hotter in my eyes when they love Arrested Development)

Three of Your Favorite Hobbies
1. Tap dancing/fantasizing about tap dancing on Broadway (Pilates - tap teacher moved away)
2. Watching old movies (watching any movies)
3. Going to the Library (taking walks)

Three Things You want to do really badly right now
1. Make out (should the right guy come along.) (I will forever want to do this.)
2. Buy a BMW (Over it.)
3. Go to Ann Taylor loft (I do have a coupon...)

Three Places You Want to Go
1. Greece (yep)
2. Africa (yep)
3. Florida (been there -now maybe the Great Wall of China?)

Three Things You Want to Do Before You Die
1. Have a husband and kids (yep)
2. Visit all 50 states and all 7 continents (I'll do the 50 but not so sure about the continents)
3. tell tons of people how great Jesus is (yep)

Three Ways that you are stereotypically a Chick/Guy
1. I want to have babies (not as sure about the babies but I told my SG a couple of weeks ago that I felt ready to look cool pushing around a stroller.)
2. I like to buy clothes (yep)
3. I say too much before I get to the point (most definitely still true.)

Three people I would like to see take this quiz
1. Paige (except she already did) (Rachel)
2. Dawn (Michael)
3. Alan (Christine)

Well there you have it. It seems like not a lot has changed, but then again, so much has changed!! I'll have to re-post this in 2011 and see what's going on in my life when I'm 32!

This is what happens when you take the map off your wall.*

I tried to look up where a bank was located and when the results came up, I stared at the letters "NE" for a good 60 seconds trying to figure out what they meant. My brain kept telling me "New England is not a state!" I was seriously about to report an issue in our issues database explaining that the "State" field should only return results for real, live states (because "New England is not a state!") but then the words "Cornhusker" and "Osborne" popped into my head and it was all better.

*I took the map off the wall in my office so I could teach Emma to do a headstand after she made the following statement about what she wanted out of life: "Not a husband, just a headstand."

The Best Feeling

Driving away from the reception site as fast as you want because your car is filled with empty cake boxes. Congrats Seth and Lyndsay!!