The [weekend]


What did I [climb]: Pike’s Peak – all by myself, and SO FAST.  Seriously, I hope this doesn’t come off as all braggy-face of me, but I scampered up the entire mountain, and barely broke a sweat.

Sir Edmund Hillary?  How about Sir ANNIE PARSONS.

What did I [burn]: the backs of my calves.  Why does this always happen?  Why doesn’t the sun wrap around to my shins, too, bathing all 360 degrees of my legs in that horrible blazing Vitamin D?  It’s a mystery, and that’s why so is mankind.  [If you get that joke, you win.]

What did I [buy]: two new pairs of Toms.  I couldn’t decide, so I bought both.  Let’s hear it for happy feet – and shoes for kids!

What did I [hear]:
the golden, dulcet voice of Jonatha Brooke – live.  Oh sweet Moses, y’all.  Do you know about this woman?  KNOW ABOUT HER.  Her “Ten Cent Wings” album is something special – trust me (and really, trust Duane, who originally spread the good news).

What did I [make]: jalapeño hummus.  My new food processor is changing my life.

What did I [feel]: so sad, and so happy.  These days, I’m feeling both, and more than ever – like the spectrum is growing, like my capacity for the extremes keeps increasing.  I wonder if this will continue as I get older – until one day, the sad and the happy will stretch out from my heart in opposite directions, hugging the globe and meeting in Madagascar.

I have a million little pieces glued together for my heart.

I don’t know that that’s a bad thing.



  1. The Bug on August 16, 2010 at 9:45 AM

    Why, I’m wearing my Toms even now. AND I have a Jonatha Brooke album. So why aren’t I climbing Pike’s Peak?

  2. annie on August 16, 2010 at 10:52 AM

    I have yet to buy myself a pair of Toms, but I’ve bought at least half a dozen pairs for family members as gifts! I love the ones you picked out…

  3. dn on August 16, 2010 at 6:09 PM

    I get it! I get jokes!

  4. Mandy on August 16, 2010 at 9:40 PM

    I win. LOVE Jack Handy.

  5. mackenzie on August 16, 2010 at 11:29 PM

    I love being a winner. I also really like pieheaven as an option.

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