Are you there, blog? It’s me, Annie.


Don’t worry, I’m still here.

Not only am I HERE, but I am not depressed, despondent, or dead, either.  On the contrary, I am very much alive!  Thanks for being concerned, though, ye who have reached out.  I guess I’m just taking my time living life these days.

I have a new favorite song: “See You in the Spring” by the Court Yard Hounds and Jakob Dylan.  The subdued verses bloom into one of the most satisfying choruses I’ve ever heard.

You know how today is May 13th?  That makes yesterday May 12th.  And that makes it all the more astounding that yesterday it SNOWED.  It snowed here in Denver.  In mid-May.  It was actually one of the coldest days since I moved here – or maybe it just felt like it because I was outside at the Rockies game.  In the wintertime.


But here we were – bundled up.  Those are my lovely co-workers, Leigh and Gina.  And that is me in Gina’s boys’ x-large snowboarding jacket.  The Rockies won in the bottom of the 10th with a home run.  By that time, we couldn’t move our faces.

“Lost” is almost over – over forever.  Since I don’t own a TV, most Tuesday nights I go to the gym in hopes of one of the sets being tuned to ABC, fully prepared to elliptical my ass off (literally, hopefully) for the entire 60 minutes.  Usually, though, 24 Hour Fitness does not have ABC on – and I’m way too terrified to change the channel in front of all of the scary men glued to SportsCenter.  So I wind up watching “Lost” online later.

If you haven’t watched the episode from Tuesday night, don’t worry – no spoilers here.  Except, I will say one thing: Allison Janney is one crazy mofo.  I LOVE HER.  Such a freak.

Last night, a guy asked me if I would refer to a certain movie as a “romantic comedy.”  I informed him that we well-seasoned ladies call them “RoCos,” thank you very much.

The other night, I was lying in bed when I saw a SPIDER crawl out from under the sheets.  I quickly killed it – but I didn’t scream.  I just went on reading.  And I slept in the bed.  This, I believe, is what we call “progress.”

Some people pay off their student loans.  I buy plane tickets to people’s weddings.  I can’t help it, though – I love these friends.

You know who else I love?  My family.  And tomorrow, I will slide behind the wheel of the 20-year old Honda to drive to Kansas City once again to be with them.  Nine hours there on Friday, and nine hours back on Sunday – a straight-shot on I-70.  Remind me to renew my AAA before 5am tomorrow morning.



  1. Val on May 13, 2010 at 9:03 AM

    Your plane ticket + my plane ticket = Annie and Val together again.

  2. Eric on May 13, 2010 at 9:05 AM

    Unfortunately the song is not on Grooveshark yet so i’ll take your word for it. Jakob Dylan’s new albums is awesome FYI. Have you read Donald Miller’s newest book? I think he would approve of your lifestyle about now. :)

  3. rachel on May 13, 2010 at 9:20 AM

    omg i think i just died.

  4. Angie on May 13, 2010 at 10:01 AM

    Oooh RoCos! I’ve always been a fan of RomCom but I could totally get on board with RoCo.

  5. Erin the KC Native that wants your chair on May 13, 2010 at 11:02 AM

    I like the song suggestion.
    We’ll be in KC this weekend too, but our trip will only be 45 minutes.
    I get to spend a giftcard at World Market and get a massage.
    Pretty stoked.
    Hope it’s not icky weather like it’s supposed to be for your sake!

  6. jasonmichael on May 13, 2010 at 1:18 PM

    I’ve always heard them called RomComs. RoCo is a cuban baseball phenom who had to float his way into the country make his dream of playing professional basball a reality.

  7. hootenannie on May 13, 2010 at 3:19 PM

    Update: I am AAA’d UP. Look out, Kansas.

  8. Lyla on May 14, 2010 at 1:39 AM

    I am glad that you are not depressed, despondant, or dead. Also, I must say I was QUITE disappointed with Tuesday’s episode. Definitely not as good as the rest of the season. However, THANK YOU for telling me who that lady was. The whole time I was trying to figure out who she is because I knew I’d seen her before.

  9. Jacklyn on May 14, 2010 at 6:39 AM

    So glad you’re back :)

  10. Brent on May 14, 2010 at 7:04 AM

    Allison Janney on Lost?! I’m dead with Rachel.

    There are a lot of spiders in my cottage. I only kill them in them when they intrude on my shower time. Otherwise I treasure them for their fly-eating-ness. And because they call me TERRIFIC! (Ok… I did kill the one that called me “Some Pig”. Unacceptable.)

    Also, when I think about driving 9 hours, I think I would LOVE to do so blasting Florence and the Machine out my windows. You should try it. :)

  11. Brent on May 14, 2010 at 7:05 AM

    Also, all the people behind you in your picture look so happy. YEAH BALL GAMES!

  12. becca on May 14, 2010 at 8:56 AM

    roco mofo.

  13. Nala on May 14, 2010 at 3:54 PM

    hey, i just saw your comment on my photo blog! how do you know brynn? i forget. small world. i didn’t even realize you moved to denver!!! i feel like i’ve seen you around CCEN the past month though… nice website!

  14. Sarah on May 17, 2010 at 12:41 AM

    Glad you’re not dead

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