Up from the grave


I am resurrecting from the blog-dead.

Maybe if I say it out loud, it will stick.

Where have I been?  Oh, you know.  Working.  Working out.  Thinking.  Reading.  Watching some more “Friday Night Lights.”  Breathing.

I spent the long weekend in Colorado Springs at my parent’s new house – they moved in June, and I hadn’t made it out until now.  Their new house is a charmer, and the Springs is a beautiful city.  On Saturday morning, we hiked the Incline, a stretch of old railroad tracks that go straight (no, seriously: STRAIGHT) up a mountain side – 2,000 feet of elevation gain in less than a mile, and then a 4-mile hike down.

To give you an idea:



I was pleasantly surprised to wake up the following morning to find that I wasn’t even sore.  Who’s been working out?  [Thumbs] This girl.

Another great thing about the weekend was hanging out with our 3 dogs, Rowdy, Maci, and Kodi.  There is something great about having dogs around.  They don’t need you to say anything, and they don’t need to talk.  They just provide pleasant company – sometimes some vomit on the floor, but mostly, just pleasant company.

On the flight out to Denver, I saw a gorgeous man.  He was so attractive: tall and bearded and broad-shouldered and manly – rugged, like Aragorn.  I didn’t talk to him, though – so the next best thing would be to mention him here.  I’m just reminding myself that I do, in fact, have a heart that beats.

On the flight back to Nashville, I recognized two outrageously successful songwriters who happen to be married, and introduced myself to them.  When I did, the woman fell all over herself: “You’re… Annie PARsons?  THE Annie Parsons?”  My heart stopped – this woman KNEW WHO I WAS?  I mean, word travels fast – especially in Nashville – and I know that I’m AMAZING (there is such a need for a Sarcasm font), but could it be that someone who wrote a CMA and ACM Song of the Year had stumbled across my name?

But then.  I had to correct her.  No, she did not used to babysit for me when she was in high school.

Sigh.  Steady on.



  1. FW on September 8, 2009 at 8:19 PM

    Welcome back!

  2. Marijke on September 8, 2009 at 8:20 PM

    Ah! So awesome and so sad all at once…

  3. Dani on September 8, 2009 at 8:21 PM

    Sounds like you saw my hubby. :) Glad you’re back…

  4. Peg on September 8, 2009 at 9:10 PM

    No sighs – she now knows you! THE Annie Parsons, not some snotty kid she babysat who probably doesn’t have that name anymore. Someday you will run into her again and laugh – and you can remind her that you met on a plane. She’ll say – oh yeah – Annie Parsons – I think of that plane ride everytime I hear your songs!

  5. Matt on September 8, 2009 at 10:19 PM

    Glad you’re back!

  6. Sarah on September 9, 2009 at 12:26 AM

    Welcome back!

    I need a dog. My cat is pretty to look at, but is she good company? Yeah, usually… but I still want/ need a dog.

  7. jeremy Parsons on September 14, 2009 at 8:01 PM

    That’s bad ass sister.

    Nice job on the incline.

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