Lest I leave you hanging…


Plastic bags
I have a confession: I’ve forgotten my canvas bag TWICE. Both times, I slunk out of Harris Teeter (oh yeah, did I tell you that the grocery here is called Harris Teeter? Ironically, it was the site of this smudge on my dignity), stealthily surveying the parking lot for any blog readers who might catch me with the plastic bag contraband in my hands. Once safe in my car, I leaned my head against the steering wheel, counted my lucky stars, and then prayed that God would heal the earth of global warming.

Otherwise, it’s steady on with my mission to save the planet.

The weather
Oh my word. I am in heaven. I am Miss Congeniality. I am Maria Von Trapp. I am a Disney princess whose hair is braided every morning by cartoon birds. October has always been my favorite month, and I am happy to report that there is no geographic chauvinism involved when it comes to autumn: October comes through in Nashville just as it comes through in Seattle. Praise be.

Dan Evans
What can I say? The man is totally redeeming his name!

After contacting him via MySpace with a quick note saying, “Hey, I’m the girl whose TINY car was clobbered by your GIGANTIC bus,” I received the sweetest, most apologetic message in response. He graciously offered to cover any damage, and even had some very kind words about my songs. I wrote him back saying, “It ain’t no thang,” asked for a free CD, and said that when he’s back in Nashville we’ll go for a beer.

And so, in about two weeks, we will be real-life friends.

Thus ends any Dan Evans smack-talk. I won’t have it. He’s won me over!

This weekend
This afternoon, I am rushing off to fly to Kansas City for the weekend. I have 3 Southwest drink tickets, and will be sharing with two friends of mine who are booked on the same flight. I will probably not have the chance to blog tomorrow, since the three of us will be otherwise occupied doing something that is currently non-bloggable. But should a day come when it IS bloggable: oh sweet mercy, it’s going to be good.

But maybe… just maybe… tune in over the weekend. I’m hanging out with my nephews, which typically instigates some sort of hilarity.



  1. wrecklessgirl on October 2, 2008 at 7:56 AM

    oh man!!! KC? without me? oy vey! hope you have a splendid time!!!!


  2. rachel rianne on October 2, 2008 at 9:28 AM

    only YOU would get a free cd and beer with a reality show celeb who ran into your car.
    sounds like nashville is good to you.

  3. Emily on October 2, 2008 at 9:44 AM

    I told Andy about your run in with Dan (I confess a fondness for the Biggest Loser. I got hooked while I was pregnant and cried just about every episode). Then he read your blog and said, “I think that she is making it up” in an “I hate to break it to you honey” tone of voice.

    I said, “She is NOT making it up. This is ANNIE. That kind of thing just happens to her.”

    He also thought you were making up the twin old ladies. Ha ha.

    Don’t worry, I believe you and I will defend the honor of your name!

  4. bec on October 2, 2008 at 11:16 AM

    yes! i should get credit for suggesting contacting him via myspace!

    see you soon.

  5. Case and Los on October 2, 2008 at 12:34 PM

    I hope you just use him for contacts and don’t become bff’s- but I trust your judgment. I never pegged you as a star who’d have an rv wrapped with your likeness, but maybe that’s your secret desire too? I can see it now- ANNIEPARsons. Don’t worry, I’ll still buy your cd’s.

  6. erin on October 2, 2008 at 3:43 PM

    guess who’s going to be in texas not 30 minutes from my house tomorrow? Dan Evans. Maybe i’ll be BFFs with him first – and maybe, just MAYBE i could you-know-what in his tour bus. Just to get him back, ya know?

  7. ~lady j on October 2, 2008 at 4:58 PM

    Annie, you make me so happy. :)

    so, i’m totally with you on the no plastic kick. i don’t have a canvas bag yet– but then again i haven’t grocery shopped in a few weeks. but the past 2 times i’ve gone shopping, i’ve told them i didn’t need a bag and just walked out with my stuff! the Trash Island story made me sad. I’m trying to do my part.

    And I’m very glad Dan redeemed himself. :) that’s such a great story. Have fun in KC! I may borrow your hair braiding birds while you’re away… :)

  8. i'mthechief on October 2, 2008 at 7:44 PM

    hi! this is allison from your neighborhood group. i saw your name on debbie’s blog list. so i read yours. it’s funny. i think i’ll keep reading it.

  9. i'mthechief on October 2, 2008 at 7:44 PM

    hi! this is allison from your neighborhood group. i saw your name on debbie’s blog list. so i read yours. it’s funny. i think i’ll keep reading it.

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