The break up


My love,

You know the old saying, “It’s not you, it’s me”?

Well, sorry. This time, it is definitely you.

We’ve been together for a long time. So long, in fact, that I can scarcely remember a time when we were apart. There was that one time during my freshman year of college when I needed some space, and space we took. But in your absence, I gained a ton of weight and my face ballooned up like a chipmunk. I missed you. I begged God that you would return to me.

And you did. Slowly but surely, you came back. Ever since that traumatic experience, I have clung tightly to you. You have been safe. You have been secure. You have made me look good.

At least, you used to.

Lately, I’ve been realizing what a hassle you are. You promise to be low-maintenance, but you actually take up too much time. You assure me that you’ll behave, but then you wig out and go nuts. Certain people have told me that you make me beautiful, so I’ve kept you around. But the truth is, I’ve wanted you gone for a long time.

I’ve waited. For many reasons, I’ve waited. I’ve waited until “after I’m skinnier,” I’ve waited until “after I get married,” I’ve waited until “after I’ve convinced Nashville that I am glamorous.” But when I woke up this morning, I could wait no more.

I’m sorry. I know that I will probably eventually shed tears, but not today. You’ve done nothing but take, and it’s time that you be cut off – literally. I’m leaving you for my new lover, Bob.

Cutting and running,



  1. MarijkeJane on February 23, 2008 at 2:31 PM

    Wow. Just wow! Looks good, Annie Parsons. Looks good. Also, your pictures have convinced me that you should be in show business. Go get ’em, girl!

  2. kristy on February 23, 2008 at 2:36 PM

    rock on.


  3. Laura on February 23, 2008 at 2:37 PM

    I love it! I feel like you and I have very similar hair history. Congrats!

  4. jjkissinger on February 23, 2008 at 2:48 PM

    I’m all, Lisa, have you looked at Annie’s blog today? And she’s all, no…so I read it out loud to her, and she ran over to the computer, and we were both all, “she looks SO GREAT!” Bravo.

  5. Helen Beshoar on February 23, 2008 at 3:13 PM

    I love it I love it I love it

  6. graham r on February 23, 2008 at 4:24 PM

    beautiful. absolutely beautiful. I LOVE IT!

  7. Sarah Kate on February 23, 2008 at 4:51 PM

    Love iT! Glamorous! Looks Soooo good.
    Can’t wait to see it in person.

  8. Mary on February 23, 2008 at 6:00 PM

    we’re twinsies! same hair! it looks FAB, lady…

  9. ashleechoi on February 23, 2008 at 7:02 PM

    So cute!!!

  10. Greta on February 23, 2008 at 7:15 PM

    Wooo hooooooo!! LOVE it! Now go take a walk in boots and your red coat, and toss toss toss it. My strides get longer when my hair is short. :)

    You look fantastic! And so spunky and chic!! :)

  11. Julianne on February 23, 2008 at 7:30 PM

    Why can you look amazing with any haircut?

  12. Nicolas Frisby on February 23, 2008 at 7:39 PM


  13. Christina on February 23, 2008 at 8:03 PM

    You have more guts than me. I’ve been wanting to make a major hair change for years. And go brunette. Dan will not allow it. Stupid boys!

  14. bec on February 23, 2008 at 9:13 PM

    i got my hair cut this week too!

    but it did not turn out cute like yours. in fact, it will be a while before i post any pictures.

    so i am glad yours was not a flop like mine.

    peace in.

  15. Kelli on February 23, 2008 at 9:52 PM

    I love it!! I have a similar cut and it takes me half the time it normally did. You’ll love it!

  16. Shannon on February 23, 2008 at 11:40 PM

    YES! Annie! You look GREAT! I love it!
    isn’t it liberating?!

  17. ashley &amp; jeremy parsons on February 24, 2008 at 6:49 AM


  18. erin castioni on February 24, 2008 at 3:50 PM

    Just think of how much money you’ll save on shampoo!!

  19. I am Kate Maxwell and home is in on February 24, 2008 at 3:53 PM

    who knew one person could get so many comments on a hair cut?
    It does look pretty dang good though.

  20. Anonymous on February 26, 2008 at 5:23 PM

    Best of luck to you and Bob, you guys make a cute couple.

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