Three little episodes


My friend Zach moved from Seattle to Nashville this week; it’s great to have him here.

We hadn’t seen each other in almost 3 years until he arrived on my doorstep on Monday night.  As I made dinner and we caught up, he told me that since the last time we saw each other, I’ve gotten sassier.

And here I was, thinking that I wasn’t accomplishing anything!

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Everyone knows that I pride myself on being an excellent speller.  As much as I would deny it, I actually feel slightly superior when I witness someone’s spelling mistake.

Working in the realm of email, I witness people’s spelling mistakes all the time.  The other day, I rolled my eyes when a woman wanted to “rescind” her email campaign – because hello, doesn’t she know how to spell “resend”??  I mean, duh.

I sent her back some very detailed instructions on how to resend her email.

And then, I was informed “rescind” is actually a word.  It means to revoke, to undo what was done – in this case, to pull back the emails after they’ve been sent out (which is impossible, FYI – once you hit send, the deed is done – BE SURE, people!).

In any case, consider me humbled.

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I went to the Bluebird last night with the lovely Haley Shaw.  Luke Laird sang a song called “People in Planes” – please go listen.  I loved it – I think it’s brilliant.   The second verse kills me.



  1. rachel on October 7, 2009 at 11:03 AM

    He had me at :

    “Don’t you want a ride, a ride in my convertible?”


  2. rachel on October 7, 2009 at 11:04 AM

    and for some reason my blog link has been ridiculously wrong – here is the corrected one :-)

  3. Dad on October 7, 2009 at 1:16 PM

    I think the music on your EP is brilliant, too. In a line of Parsons storytellers, I believe you are the best of all, and that you carry the tradition in the family to a place it has never been before. . . because it is words all wrapped up and intertwined with music.

    At the conference Mom and I attended last week, one of the speakers told of Flannery O’Connor’s exasperation when people would ask her what one of her stories meant. She would say, “If I could said it in another way, I never would have written the story! Read the story and listen to EVERY WORD in it, and you’ll find your way to the meaning.” That’s what you do, Annie, something that can’t be said any other way.

    Love, Dad

  4. Dad on October 7, 2009 at 1:18 PM

    Duh, some of us Parsons can’t get the grammar down. . . should have said, “If I could [have] said it in another way. . .” sorry, I’m an embarassment, I know. . .


  5. Chelsea on October 7, 2009 at 2:36 PM

    HAHA. That’s funny. I hate when people misspell things too. I hate when bloggers don’t know they difference between “your” and “you’re” or between “to” and “too”… Come on people!!!

  6. Little AP on October 7, 2009 at 10:43 PM

    Ah, count me in. You’re/your and their/they’re are the worst.

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