Friday, January 26, 2007


The sexy chanteuse turns 30 today, and we're parting in style: Glo-Bowling at Ft. Myer. SNAP!

Thursday, January 25, 2007

ADD Calculus

Tired + Bored + Don't Like My Assignments = ZERO Motivation

It's t-minus 2 weeks to the end of this quarter. Standing between me and the finish line are 2 10-page papers/projects, and 2 5-minute presentations (the latter? giving me ulcers. HATE public speaking). I should be spending my time working on all of these things but I am so catastrophically lacking in motivation it's almost comical.

Yeah, that's right, I'm laughing. Right up until the moment that I start to cry.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

W&M: Reknowned football school

Um, yeah, notsomuch, but still, big news!! The new head coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers is none other than Class of '94 alum Mike Tomlin. He graduated before I got there so I never got to see him work his mad skillz at Zable (heh...Zable) but it still makes me proud. GO TRIBE!

Monday, January 22, 2007



This is the TV that graced my various homes since 1991. My brother Steve bought it for me so that I could watch Quantum Leap reruns as a teenager and not get in the way of my parents enjoying the evening news. Domestic harmony for under $200. Sweet.

But, in a conversation this past Christmas Day wherein I mentioned that I still used this TV for all my A/V needs, something in Steve broke and even though he didn't say it, I know in that moment I shamed the family.


Ten days after our conversation, this arrived. An Hitachi 26" LCD HDTV. I literally squealed and jumped up and down after the delivery guy left. That wasn't a proud moment for the family, either, but we believe in honesty here at the 'Sport. This thing is so sweet, especially considering what came before, I have no words for it. Although, now all my component pieces are no match for what this thing can do, so I have a new appliance agenda to keep me busy for quite some time.

Steve...THANK YOU! :) Love, Foo

Sunday, January 21, 2007


It is, at long last, snowing in DC. It's cold, and grey, and snowing. That, plus good football to watch = a happy Anne.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Navy Carrier Squadron

Sent to me by a Naval Aviator buddy who shall remain nameless, for security reasons. Feckin' ROCKS!

Sunday, January 14, 2007

*Insert clever title here*

I've started to blog 3 or 4 times in the last few weeks, but so far every time fizzled. I believe the word for it is "apathy" (I accidentally started to type "apartheid" just then...Freudian? A commentary on how school separates me from all former semblance of my life? You decide). I feel bad about this because my absence has people asking if I'm alright and (the worst part) I gave Stefan a hard time about not reading BlogSport religiously and that I would chronicle our New Years Eve in depth and so he HAD to check it out. And you know how that ended. In the words of Inigo Montoya, lemme sum up:

NYE: Lovely, all-too-brief evening of hanging out with Christie, Stefan, Kristin, and Todd. We pre-partied at my new place (that is now suitably large for visitors!) and then headed to Matt's place downtown for a great party, where we were joined by Grace, Robin, Clarence, Jonathan, Heather, and Lori. It was very adult (not *that* way, Adam) and low-key and vunderbar.

TV: Earlier this week, totally out of the blue, this was delivered to me. Courtesy of my brother Steve, from whom all good electronics come (he bought the last TV I had, the one this new one replaces, when I was 15. I believe I've proven myself a good gift recipient, caring for my things and appreciating the goods). At some point I'll post before and after pictures, because the difference is hilariously astonishing. I am so in love with it, making the only downside the fact that I have so damn much else going on, between work and school, that I have inadequate time to SIT ON MY ASS enjoying the goodness.

MOVIE: With 4 unexpected hours of free time last weekend I met up with Pam and we saw The Holiday. Total chick flick and unrealistic (do YOU know anyone who lives like either of the main characters?) but such a lovely escapist balm for the soul, especially fueled with my stocking-stuffer Milk Duds.

HOCKEY: Yesterday I went with Kristen to see a charity hockey game between the FBI and the Secret Service. The Service eventually thumped the Feds, but not before we put up a decent fight. Apparently these games are a regular thing, and the rink in Reston was PACKED. There was even a clique-ish section of players' wives and everything, so there's some ceremony and history and, not for nothing, some very handsome players who could immobilize you using just their pinkies. Good times.

I wish I had more to show for the first 2 weeks of 2007, but that's not too shabby, considering.

Monday, January 01, 2007

Happy New Year

This is what happens when you mix too much food, too much drink, an exhausted ADD and a last-ditch attempt at holiday cheer. We all looked like this at some point this holiday; I'm just brave enough to have photographic evidence of it.