My pretty friends


I have a few things to tell you about – not because anyone asked me to, but just because I think they’re awesome.

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First off, my dear friend Ginger (yes, the Ginger I met only at her own wedding) has a new website – – and it’s pretty amazing. She is embarking on what I believe is a true calling on her life – to speak to and write for teenage girls.

If you work in youth ministry, or know of a group that would benefit from a guest speaker, please keep her in mind. I can vouch for the fact that she is animated, hilarious, and wise, and that she lives her life in this truth-soaked kind of way.

Also, isn’t she pretty?

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Next. Let’s talk about being gluten-free. I am not. But some people are – and probably some of you are. My friend Nashville Miranda is.

Sad, right? WRONG. Apparently.

Because according to Miranda’s cooking blog, she’s been finding all sorts of ways to eat meals that are flavorful and beautiful and sans the gluten. I haven’t tested any of the recipes yet, mostly because life is whiplashing me around and I haven’t had any time at home to cook – this is probably why I am feeling disgusting these days, too – but Miranda is trustworthy and creative, and I plan on trying her method of spaghetti-squash-in-place-of-everything.

Also, isn’t she pretty?

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Finally, my friend Shelby Earl from my Seattle days has a new record out, and GOOD NIGHT, it is wonderful. Do you like Neko Case? Well then. Case closed. Get yourself a copy of “Burn the Boats.”

She has shows the next three days at South by Southwest, and will be in Nashville at the Basement next Tuesday night. And at the Basement, who will be singing harmonies, you ask? Oh. Just me.

You should come bask in her glow, because her voice is heaven and her songs tear you up inside – and because I will give you a hug.

Also, isn’t she pretty?

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Sheesh.  My friends are amazing.



  1. Christina on March 16, 2011 at 9:28 AM

    She is so pretty.

    So is she.

    And her too.

    All of them!

    Way to be gorgeous and talented, friends of Annie!

  2. Christy on March 16, 2011 at 10:59 AM

    Am I allowed to stalk your friends? I want them to be my friends too!

    And yay for coming to Nashville!

  3. Nashville Miranda on March 16, 2011 at 9:33 PM

    Oh Annie, I’m SO flattered! Thank you for including me and my newest project on this post (among some amazing and beautiful women). You know you are my blogging inspiration…after all, you were my first. :) I can’t wait to see you soon and, apparently, hear you sing at the Basement!

  4. Ginger Ciminello on March 17, 2011 at 9:38 AM

    You are so lovely. Thank you, wonderful friend! :)

  5. Jordan Sowell on March 17, 2011 at 4:17 PM

    Thanks, Annie, for posting this. And thanks, Nashville Miranda, for your blog. I follow a similar diet and am always looking for new recipes! These look fantastic!

  6. wrecklessgirl on March 21, 2011 at 6:39 AM

    weeee! gluten-free girl here, toots! :) yay. another amazing g-free read, i couldn’t be happier.

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