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are juicy tidbits for those of you who still talk to me. If
these words give offense, let me know and they will be removed. Otherwise,
send praise for yourself and poison about
others, and your words may then grace these pages.
Beth finally escaped to New York from Los Angeles, much like Kurt Russell
in the John Carpenter classic sequel, "Escape from L.A." She
is now working as the Program Director for American Friends of the British
Museum. How very high brow.
Bayne: Lyssa sprinted her way through a marathon in Hawaii in December
2001 to raise money for AIDS research (as did Drew Hallin, below). She
and Art and now living in Portland, Oregon.
Brehm: Regine moved to sunny California with hubby Jöerg despite
the waning economy. At least there are jobs on the west coast
if you are a German national.
Bright: CB is doing that legal thang in northern California. She
is credited as being even brighter than usual because she wisely decided
to attend the New Year's Eve celebration in New York City.
Buksbaum: Buks realized that running to scene of a story is not always
the smartest thing to do when there is the possibility that buildings
might collapse. She survived and was instrumental in running
CBS's downtown coverage after 9/11. Also met a boy as a result,
so not everything was horrible.
Practicing law in Florida while singing in band (what's new?). Does
that make him a barri-star?
Carroll: Seen Sports Illustrated lately? Then you've seen
his photographs. 'Nuf said. He and Nell are living in their
"homemade" house in bliss in Austin, which is a tad odd, because
very few normal people put "bliss" and "Texas" in
the same sentence.
Chambers: She and fiancée Jason Clampet are living in Princeton
as V. works on her next project. Jason dutifully commutes
into NYC each day. A true prince in Princeton for a woman
who was donned a BAP.
Yes, that was David and his music on the WB. Impressed? Check
out his web page for show
times and free mp3s.
Andy is apparently afraid of what might be said about him in these pages. We'll
start with very tame information and build into something more robust
over the next few months. Andy and Shara Kabakow have partnered
to start Percolator Productions. It's
like MTV Productions on caffeine.
Dolgoff: Putting our tax dollars hard to work. Or working
for our tax dollars. Or working to decide whether to tax
those dollars. Or something like that.
Auntie Em is living in Chicago, saving the world and humanity. God
& Jack Green-Musselman: As an historian of science, Liz researches
and writes about a lot of old scientific and mechanical stuff from the
home office in Austin. Here's my question even though it
relates to a more modern scientific phenomenon. Who created
the beep-beep-beep alarm for garbage trucks that back up at 5:30 a.m.,
and how much would it cost to hire a hit on that creative genius?
Ran a marathon in Hawaii. Wow. Drew crossed the
line as number 18,163 in a field of 19,236 finishers. But
he completed the marathon, which is a feat that defies most of our feet. Drew
almost fell off a cliff when a running buddy admitted that his favorite
music was Brittany Spears.
Giving up the ex-pat life in London and returning to the United States.
Incredibly excited that he is teaching me to play guitar. He
is even more thrilled that one day, he will be credited with mentoring
the finest rock star to walk the planet during the 21st century. Until
that blissful day arrives, he is making due with playing guitar and
selling his fabulous gig bags
(endorsed by Paul McCartney).
Practicing labor law in Oxford . . . England, not Mississippi, for those
who may have been uncertain.
Singer: Congrats to Leah and Jason, who are now parents to Zorah.
Hof: Living in Germany with David and attempting to save us from bad
Ikeda: Doing media strategy at NBC, which is going to need a lot of
strategizing since the network just resigned Katie Couric for a gazillion
The HHS grantees quiver when she enters the room. She is
the One affectionately known by those audited as "Diann the Decapitator." Actually,
she speaks softly but carries a big stick.
Just started working at Baker & McKenzie specializing in Internet
privacy. No, he says, it's no more of an oxymoron than "legal
ethics." Ah, very convincing.
Teaching and influencing those young, malleable minds during the tender
high school years. Her favorite teaching moment may be the
African history student who wrote, "In conclusion, colonialism
was a positive force in Africa's history despite some initial issues
with military oppression and involuntary paternalism." Ah,
yes, quite malleable.
Getting married to Kathy in May 2002 in Texas. Taco Cabana lost the
catering contract, but do not fear. Even better tacos will
be available at the reception . . . with multiple slurries of hot sauce. Tacos,
Texans, and weddings. Some things just seem like they were
made for each other.
Langsam: Works for an organization with the word "posse" in
its title. Yeah, I thought it was an Internet porn company
too, but apparently, it's a legitimate not-for-profit.
Very very preggers. She and John Mulligan are also taking
good care of the Hobbes-a-raptor, who is adjusting well to a northern
California rotisserie of bird prey.
McKinnon: Does he really work for a financial institution in northern
California or is he a covert member of the international intelligence
community. Where was he in the days following the bombing
of the U.S.S. Cole? The U.S. embassies in Africa? The
Pentagon? TWA Flight 800? The assassination of
John F. Kennedy? The 1976 Olympics hostage crisis? The
Boston tea party? You think the answers to those questions
are coincidental? Don't be a pedantic fool.
Assisting those anxious seniors to find their ways into colleges and
universities. A note to any of her students reading this
page: We have the dirt on Ms. McManus from college, and we are willing
to sell it to the highest bidder. A note to any of the parents
of her students reading this page: This is an opportunity to invest
in your child's education. A note to the school administration:
We're joking (sort of).
Defending the wrongly accused in Air Force JAG Corp. With
the president's executive order establishing military courts, one has
to wonder whether she may end up defending members of Al Qaeda?
It's still hard to grasp the concept that Rob, a fun loving, techno-geek,
is truly a member of the media elite.
Power: Call him Papa Power. Nick and Penelope decided to
contribute to the birth rate in Mexico with the birth of Chiara Elizabeth
Ellen is working with a Massachusetts speech therapist to perfect her
southern dialect as she packs her bags in anticipation of genetic research
below the Mason-Dixon line. One area of genetic inquiry may
include mapping family trees that do not branch.
The end of an era as men across Arlington cry in their beers upon realization
that Kikke is engaged to Tom. The carnies responsible for
the Moon Bounce on the front lawn of 704 took it especially hard.
Defender of Maxine and pillow rest for Melrose. Her love
for the kitties is equaled
only by her tolerance and ability to embrace my geekdom.
Back from Roma after having run publicity for a U.N. conference on world
hunger. Her advice to others includes enjoying the pasta,
but avoiding the Italian men. Hmmm, sounds interesting.
Silver: Completed the New York Marathon in November 2001 despite a small
disagreement with running partner Konstantin at mile 21 about land speed
mobility. She is now training for number two.
He and Megan got engaged in Central Park minutes before they arrived
at the New Year's Eve party. As Meghan Stone loves to dance
with (and smash) chairs, she promised to participate in the Hora at
Laurie van Löben Sels: Congrats to the parents of Baby vLS, also
known as John Tjaard (pronounced 'chard'). For news, click
Working at a law firm in Manhattan and living in the savvy bachelorette
pad in Ft. Greene, Brooklyn.
She claims she was busy this year with something about an election run-off
and court challenge due to voting irregularities in Florida. ABC's
political coverage is getting so parochial.
She and John went through wedding sites like a baby goes through diapers,
but it finally went down in Key West, home to Ernest Hemmingway. It
was cool. Cool like a streaming river at daybreak. Streaming
with coolness. The ceremony itself was officiated by a self-help
preacher who seemed a bit too interested in the details of the first
kiss. "I'm okay. You're okay." Yeah,