Shimmering tidbits

Written by hootenannie on August 29th, 2008

Last night marked the first of 5 shows at the Bluebird that I am attending in a 2-week span. I saw one of my heroes, Lori McKenna – and among others, she performed this song. The bridge gets me every single time. She has such an economy with words – how can someone write so devastatingly?

I have missed every single speech of the Democratic National Convention thus far, and have some catching up to do via the internet. In the meantime, I think that Greta has some amazingly insightful words about the upcoming election. But in case you’re wondering: no, I don’t really want to talk about politics. Not today. Thanks for asking, though.

It’s hard to believe that the time has come, but Micah started preschool this week. If you’re ready to see some of the most achingly adorable pictures of your life, look at my nephews. I am a proud auntie, and can’t wait to see them again when I head to Kansas City in October.

If you want to laugh (of course you do!), please watch this, and this, and this (why does this one never get old?).

My long weekend will be spent in Nashville, but surprisingly, it is filled to capacity. I wish that I was driving to Hilton Head, or flying to Seattle, but instead, I’m making a little extra money hanging out with the German Shepherds again. Maybe I’ll blog over the weekend. Maybe not. One thing is for sure: even though there’s no work, I still have to blog on Monday, because F is for…?

11 Comments so far ↓

  1. Aug
    29
    9:40
    AM
    Deborah Barnett

    1 – Lori McKenna is pretty good, but she’s no Annie Parsons. Seriously, you are a brilliant writer. The guitar playing will catch up.

    2 – Loved Greta’s post – and wholeheartedly agree.

    3 – Nephews – SO ADORABLE!

    4 – This, this and especially this, were hilarious!

    5 – Bring the puppies hot dog treats. They’ll be your best friends.

    5 – F is for friend. Which you are. And I effin adore you… look! Another “F”!

  2. Aug
    29
    10:33
    AM
    duane

    ya know… i was just thinking about maybe pulling out the ol’ “christ the lord is risen today / thats amore” medley for church next week. do you know the harmony part on that?

  3. Aug
    29
    10:39
    AM
    Greta

    Aww, you linked me!! (And thanks Deb!)

    Maybe F could stand for all things “effin.” Although. I guess that doesn’t help narrow things down. A lot of things could be effin. Cheese. Jim Halpert. Brandishers. German Shepherds. Songs played at the Bluebird that talk about effin.

    I hope we see each other effin soon. Love.

  4. Aug
    29
    11:30
    AM
    AnnieBlogs

    Lori McKenna was off the chain. Thank you for letting me go with you.

    I’m laughing right now. At so so many different elements of this post.

  5. Aug
    29
    12:01
    PM
    Deborah Barnett

    Greta – love it. But you left out a few effin details:

    red wine, Colin Farrell, Annie’s video blogs, convicts as neighbors, front porch hangs, and hummus.

    I’m just sayin’…

  6. Aug
    29
    12:08
    PM
    Greta

    Ooo, good call Deb. But I vote for Colin Firth over Colin Farrell. :)

  7. Aug
    29
    3:00
    PM
    Deborah Barnett

    I’m an idiot.

    I meant Firth. :o)

  8. Aug
    29
    4:13
    PM
    Sarah

    Annie, you broke my heart with Ms. McKenna’s song… and then promptly put it back together, again, with Jim slapping Dwight. I think I could watch that clip over and over and over and…

  9. Aug
    30
    9:35
    AM
    Sarah

    F is for…freedom? From work?

    Too bad I don’t get labor day off of school. Who does that? Effin private schools.

  10. Aug
    31
    10:06
    PM
    erin

    How about F is for Fall. Or perhaps double F for fall fasion (or even forshadowing…wait for it…)

  11. Sep
    1
    9:36
    AM
    Anonymous

    How ’bout a blog on “fame”?

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