In the spirit of picture stories…


I have this friend named Juliette.


We met through the internet.


I’ve met some of my favorite friends through the internet.  Here is a sampling.








Whoa.  If it’s possible to meet such attractive women through the internet, could I meet attractive guys?  Why have I not signed up for eHarmony?

Anyway, this story is not about them.

It’s about her.


Juliette lives here in Nashville – well, Franklin, to be exact.

Franklin is where I did this.

(I know, it always has to be about me.)

BACK to her.


She’s wonderful.  In my year and a half in Nashville, we’ve only hung out a handful of times, but she’s one of those people that you kind of wish you could hate but you can’t help but love – because she’s all these fabulous things like beautiful and creative and hilarious and talented and kind and really smart.

She makes this look cool.


The week that I lost my job, she treated me to wine & cheese at Rumours.


IN CASE YOU DIDN’T KNOW, that is the way to my heart.  That, and foot rubs.  And men with good scruff.  (Clarification: Juliette did not give me a foot rub, nor does she have scruff.)

But guess who does?



The girl is engaged.

And I am so, so excited for her.  She deserves the best guy ever.  And it sounds like Todd is.


I hope that through the various activities that surround weddings, I will be meeting Val and Dani and Joey soon.



(If you’re wondering what Joey looks like, well.  He no longer believes in Facebook.  Probably because internet strangers like me would go in and steal his pictures and post them on their blog.

But I have it on good authority that he looks exactly like this guy.)


I know Val, Dani, and Joey through the internet, too – although I’ve never met them.  They’re some of Juliette’s best friends.  I hope they will adopt me.

Sometimes, against all odds, people find each other.  WE find each other.  Congratulations, Julie-girl and Todd – and thanks to all of you internet people who have turned out to be awesome in real life, too.



  1. Sarah Kate on June 4, 2009 at 10:10 AM

    I am so glad to have gotten a shout out on hootenannie as one of your “true love(s)” you met on the internet.

  2. Dani on June 4, 2009 at 10:10 AM

    Hahahaha. This makes me happy. :) All hail the Internetz.

  3. Mom on June 4, 2009 at 10:11 AM

    can people sue you for posting their pics? just wondering.

  4. hootenannie on June 4, 2009 at 10:12 AM

    Anyone. If you want to sue me, just tell me first. If I get taken to court, I want to make sure I’ve showered.

  5. Marijke on June 4, 2009 at 11:53 AM

    I love the picture stories… :)

  6. Val on June 4, 2009 at 12:10 PM

    You know you’ve hit it big when your picture is on ANNIE PARSONS’ BLOG!!!

    Oh my goodness Annie. I cannot even wait to be in Nashville. You do not even realize. :)

  7. Juliette Piwiec on June 4, 2009 at 4:14 PM

    If anyone tries to sue you I will slash their tires.

    I love you, girl! Thank you for splashing my face all over the interwebs, you’re amazing. :) Also, I need your address. :)

  8. annie on June 4, 2009 at 8:23 PM

    Good scruff – YES!

  9. Jessica Beecham on June 6, 2009 at 9:56 AM

    i owe eHarmony more than the $119 fee i paid to find the love of my life. my new husband is abundantly more than anything i could ever have asked for or imagined. it’s entertaining at the very least. i HIGHLY recommend it!!

    p.s. you and the other annie are my two favorite people i’ve met online!! i’m ready to meet you in real life!

  10. Katie on June 11, 2009 at 8:47 AM

    I can vouch for the fact that Val, Dani and Joey are just that awesome in real life, since they are also my friends. And YAY for Julie and Todd!!!!

  11. hootenannie » Blog Archive » Change and sameness on October 12, 2009 at 10:11 AM

    […] me. It was so strange – hugging complete strangers and feeling totally at home. We celebrated Todd and Juliette’s wedding, and shared stories from junior high, and explored Nashville, and laughed – honest […]

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