Welcome to the JAM House


Do you have any idea how much I appreciate you, my dear readers? You’re a bunch of little sweeties.

In the past couple of days, I have gotten so many amazing, caring, encouraging messages from so many of you – via blog comment, Facebook message, voicemail, email, text, or booty slap (okay, that’s just my roommate Julie). I am overwhelmed. Thank you for your words. Thank you for your support. Thank you for passing along job leads and treating me to wine and assuring me that I will not wind up homeless.

I’ve been a busy little bee, applying for jobs and researching companies and updating my resume. It’s actually been very fun. I was able to go running yesterday afternoon, and walked 6 miles through the woods in Percy Warner Park today. I’ve relished the quiet time in my sweats, and feel peaceful and hopeful and content.

Perhaps it is foolish for me to be hopeful right now. There are currently 50,000 people out of work in Nashville, and I know of individuals who remain jobless for months and months and months. But I am choosing to believe that there is not just some random position for me, but that there is an awesome fit.

It feels like it’s time.

But until then, this is where I’m spending my days. How could I complain?

JAM House from Annie Parsons on Vimeo.

Yes, I realize that this video isn’t all that exciting, but it’s mostly for our parents – hello parentals! Bedroom #1 is Mel’s, bedroom #2 is Julie’s, and I reside in the Princess Tower upstairs. Things to notice: the washcloths on the staircase that are soaking up a red wine spill, the file cabinet built into my bedroom wall, and the grill on the deck covered with a camouflage tarp (not that you could see it?).



  1. Kim on February 24, 2009 at 4:11 PM

    Ok, so I am a fan of your blog :) I am a friend of a sister of a friend (could that be more confusing?!?)…. I am friends with Heidi Weisman through SPU :)

    Anyway- I am sitting in my pajamas on Queen Anne- and decided to check out your little blog-o and found this sweet little video. Strangely enough, I felt like I was home!

    I love your princess tower….and actually, I may be a bit jealous. I need to get back to nursing course work, but wanted to encourage you: Your next job or career will be right where you should be…God’s been there already…(I know, easy enough for me to say)…Who knows, maybe you will end up writing songs for a sweet little independent film and have artsy travels across the world displaying your sweet tunes.

    For now, I’ll stop being a creepy person who you don’t know and bid you farewell!


  2. Terry McNichols on February 24, 2009 at 4:26 PM

    I love it. Great place to live. Hope you can enjoy the enforced time off!

  3. Brooke on February 24, 2009 at 4:50 PM

    Lovely and so cozy!

    You keep moving forward because you are exactly where you are meant to be.

  4. erin, with the fabulous hair on February 24, 2009 at 5:09 PM

    now i want to live in a princess tower! And DON’T LIE. you love that filing cabinet for it’s organizational wonderfulness AND space management. JAM out!

  5. Sarah Kate on February 24, 2009 at 8:53 PM

    There are so many things I LOVE about your house. Oh how I miss old, eclectic houses. I love the decorating styles. It all goes together very nicely.

  6. Isaiah Kallman on February 24, 2009 at 8:54 PM

    Annie, we’ve met, right? Are you aware of how I live? I mean, according to the circumstances in which I’ve lived for the past year and a half, I should be sleeping under a bridge. But, oh, the stories I could tell you…

    My point is, if you ever want to hear how God provides in various and hilarious ways, I’ll make good on that offer to have JAM House over to Wedgewood Manor for dinner. Between Charlie and I, the stories will never – ever – end.

  7. Angie on February 25, 2009 at 9:59 AM

    officially in love both your house the decorating sense of you & the fellow JAM house residents.

  8. annie on February 25, 2009 at 1:38 PM

    I would love to have a house like that…

  9. Tad on February 25, 2009 at 11:20 PM

    What a beautiful home! “Princess Tower” is right!

  10. Mom on February 26, 2009 at 12:45 AM

    Looks staged and ready to sell. Can I hire JAM Inc. to come stage a home in Overland Park, KS?

  11. JJ Kissinger on February 26, 2009 at 10:53 AM

    Seriously? Your place is great. I can only imagine the phenomenal parties that are thrown. So fun!

  12. Laurie Curtis on February 26, 2009 at 10:23 PM

    Thank you for giving us a tour- we are so happy Julie has such great friends…and a nice place to live. We will try to get her a better picture of us!

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