Friday fun facts


What do you do when it’s Friday, and you have no real brain space or time, but you still want to say things?

You just say them.  All in a row.

Like this…

I got a haircut.  No more mermaid hair – although, correspondingly, no more dead head.

If you have ever prayed, “Dear God, please can there be a movie that combines “The Sandlot” and “Signs” and “Independence Day”?” then guess what.  Your prayer has been answered, and it’s called “Super 8.”  I LOVED IT.

I’m taking the first week of August off of work.  No plans – except to climb as many mountains as I can, and do fun things, and turn 29 years old.

Tom Petty is proof that a man doesn’t have to be attractive to be sexy.  That is just the strangest phenomenon.

Tomorrow night, I’m going to a professional lacrosse game.  I’m never quite sure which sport is lacrosse, and which is rugby, and which is polo.  I feel like all involve grunting?  Time to do some research.

I don’t think I know anyone in Denver with a truck.  Does anyone in Denver have a truck?  (I know – that is the question that every truck-owner doesn’t want to answer.  Except I’m SO nice, and I make very good cookies.)

Lately, I’ve been missing Seattle so much I can barely breathe.  I haven’t been there in almost a year.  This is so wrong.

But it’s pay day.  This is so right.



  1. Heather on July 15, 2011 at 9:05 AM

    Hello from London!

    Your friend (my new friend) Rebs sent me a link to your blog when I was looking for something good to read during a quiet time at work, and I just wanted to say hi and that I really enjoy your writing!

    Oh, and totally agree on the Tom Petty front…

  2. Suzanne on July 15, 2011 at 9:15 AM

    I did not realize we were birthday buddies. My 29th is July 25th. I will not be tackling any mountains, however, unless the piles of laundry count. I like to think they do.

  3. rachel b on July 15, 2011 at 9:28 AM

    eff yeah payday.

  4. Ali Ashmead on July 15, 2011 at 10:16 AM

    Annie, I’ll be in Denver the first week of August..if you want some company climbing..let me know!

  5. JJ on July 15, 2011 at 10:58 AM

    Seattle misses you too. COME BACK!!!!

  6. Emily from Seattle on July 15, 2011 at 12:01 PM

    Ummm…polo is played on horseback, and I’m pretty sure there are lots of fights in rugby. Not sure about that, though, and I know NOTHING about lacrosse! :D

  7. Mandy on July 15, 2011 at 3:44 PM

    I own a truck. What do you need it for? If it works for me to come help you with something in said truck, it would be a great opportunity to finally MEET you KNOWING who you are and not just as “JJ’s cool friend.” :)

    PS–I love a good cookie! :)

  8. Sarah M on July 15, 2011 at 4:33 PM

    Years 29-32, my best years yet bar none! Also, sometimes I feel like you are in my head – when I read your blog it’s like I hear it in my own voice – weird, right?

  9. shteeb on July 16, 2011 at 2:59 AM

    Friday thoughts…

    That the bloke i was working with and defending all week against harsh criticism probably does deserve it.

    I love my garden, it is such a place of peace for me.

    I am really impatient about my new job starting.

    I don’t get out as often as i should just to hang with friends.

    My cat (bless her) is taking her medicine very well.

    My wife has gone Friday crazy and its wonderful.

    I can hear a odd noise in my ear and its worrying me

    love your writing, keep writing :)

  10. Tad on July 16, 2011 at 9:28 AM

    I played lacrosse through my Jr year at the UW.

    The best description I’ve ever heard of it from a non-player is “It’s like hockey, but played in the air.” This was before Harry Potter, so no one thought of Quidditch.

    There’s not much grunting at the pro level because everyone is too fast for football-style collisions.

    You’ll love it. BEST. SPORT. EVER.

    The Native Americans in the NE invented it and called it “Little Brother of War.” That’s because they used the game to train for battle. Pretty Badass in my opinion.

  11. Greta on July 18, 2011 at 12:58 PM

    Come to Seattle!!!

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