I'll start with a story from fall 2003,
because this is what really started us on the path to this page...
Annemarie, her mom, another teammate and I
were all riding in my truck on the way to or from dinner (I don't remember
which), when Annemarie noticed the digital compass/clock built into the roof of
the cab. She began playing with the button that changes the display from
Fahrenheit to Celsius. When set to Celsius, a little "C" appears next to
the temp. This prompted Annemarie to ask "What does the "C" stand for?
Without missing a beat, I told her that it was displaying the temperature in
Canada. Now, those of you who know Annemarie won't be surprised that she
bought this hook, line, and sinker. She started asking why we'd want to know the
temp in Canada (because they sell Ford's there, too, was the reply), and how did
it know the temp in Canada (satellites), etc. Good thing she's a
It was this story that prompted us to say
"We really should be writing this stuff down!" Just wanted you to know
what we're dealing with here before we go any further. Now, on to the
Spring Potomac Skirmish - 2005
While sitting around the campfire - "What
moon is that?" <insert team laughter here> "No - I mean what trimester is
it in?" <insert uncontrolled team laughter here>
Chesapeake Skirmish - 2005
While working in the stat shack Annemarie
was trying to post something on one of the cork bulletin boards with a thumb
tack and said "These boards aren't tacky enough." <insert team laughter
While talking about something or other,
she mentioned that she received an "A" in English. No lie... thirty
seconds later in response to some comment, she said "I have a job... you know...
J-O-B-E!" <insert team laughter here>
Early Bird Skirmish
"Stop! I'm trying to think."
Sorry Annemarie, we thought we smelled smoke.
While inserting herself into a
conversation about a hunt one of the team member's relatives was going on in
North Carolina in the fall...
Annemarie: "What do you hunt in
Jon: "Yeah, free-range chickens."
You gotta love her. She'll believe
Spring National - 2006
Annemarie's mom, Nancy, was changing a
propane tank on her trailer, and was having difficulty getting the line
reconnected to the new tank.
Jon and Harry, in unison: "Nancy...
remember that gas lines have a left-handed thread."
Annemarie, walking back from trying to
help her mom: "I know! I told her to let me try cause I'm left handed."
That might be the best Annemarie quote
Chesapeake Regional - 2007
Annemarie didn't come to this shoot
because she was babysitting Saturday night. So, we called her to give her
a hard time. During the course of the conversation, one of us made a
smart-a** comment that she didn't hear, to which she replied "What?" The
rest of the conversation is paraphrased below...
Jon: (Dodging the question) I said
your hair looks nice.
AM: You can see my hair?
Jon: Yeah, I'm on a camera phone.
AM: Really? You can see me?
Jon: Yes, I can really see you.
AM: Wow! I didn't know they
could do that.
Like I said, you gotta love her.
She'll believe ANYTHING!
Spring National - 2007
"I'm probably going to get pee-neumonia."
- Annemarie, discussing how she'd get pneumonia from being in the rain all day.
Yes, she pronounced the "p".
Discussing her prom...
AnneMarie: "Guess what. I went
tanning before the prom."
Team member who shall remain nameless:
"Oh yeah, prom. So... how does your mom feel about being a grandmother in
Annemarie: "They don't let you tan
when your pregnant."
I think she missed the joke.
...and, the best one...
Annemarie: "You're going to miss me
when I'm gone."
Jon: "Where are you going?"
AM: "I want to go to school in
Jon: "Which school?"
I wonder if that stands for University of
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