Shimmering tidbits


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…?


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  1. Deborah Barnett on August 29, 2008 at 9:40 AM

    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. duane on August 29, 2008 at 10:33 AM

    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. Greta on August 29, 2008 at 10:39 AM

    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. AnnieBlogs on August 29, 2008 at 11:30 AM

    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. Deborah Barnett on August 29, 2008 at 12:01 PM

    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. Greta on August 29, 2008 at 12:08 PM

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

  7. Deborah Barnett on August 29, 2008 at 3:00 PM

    I’m an idiot.

    I meant Firth. :o)

  8. Sarah on August 29, 2008 at 4:13 PM

    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. Sarah on August 30, 2008 at 9:35 AM

    F is for…freedom? From work?

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

  10. erin on August 31, 2008 at 10:06 PM

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

  11. Anonymous on September 1, 2008 at 9:36 AM

    How ’bout a blog on “fame”?

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