Truck driver


After a whirlwind game of “drive to Texas as fast as you can,” I’m back in Colorado today.

A few things of note:
– I drove the world’s nicest Penske truck.  It had a CD player, and an icy cold air conditioner.  It accelerated on the up-hills, and hugged the turns like it wanted to be more than friends.

The only lame thing was that it didn’t have cruise control.  When I asked the man at the rental desk about it, he suggested I “find a broom, snap off the handle, and wedge that son of a bitch to the floor” – the “son of a bitch” being the pedal, obviously.  And I laughed out loud.  Because a grizzly old man saying “son of a bitch” is enough to do me in.  I’m easy that way.

– I made a video – mostly out of boredom, until I realized that making a video was getting boring, too.  So soak up these 76 seconds.

– All of my dad’s stuff was successfully delivered, unloaded, and arranged in his new home.  I am now considering a new career in professional moving.  The industry is surely short on a vixen.

– I had the “Mr. Pink” at Torchy’s.  Fish tacos are the way to my heart.

– And finally, I just thought you would like to know that when I woke up on Sunday morning, I needed to get to church, but my dad had already left. So I drove the Penske. To church. In red heels. ROCKED IT.



  1. Katie on July 11, 2011 at 7:13 AM

    Those red heels are definitely rockin’.

  2. Katelyn on July 11, 2011 at 11:29 AM

    I’m so glad June is over and you’re back.

  3. Janelle on July 11, 2011 at 9:52 PM

    You rocked it :)

  4. kimberly on July 11, 2011 at 10:21 PM

    annie! your hair looks AWESOME. I am jealous.
    ps I ♥ fish tacos.

  5. Sheryl Romaniuk on July 11, 2011 at 11:23 PM

    I will get in on your Penske shout-out and say that Roma and I drove a SUPER nice truck when we went cross country. Love you & miss you.

  6. Juliette on July 12, 2011 at 11:07 AM

    Get it, girl. :)

  7. Laura May on July 12, 2011 at 12:06 PM

    I laughed so hard at your video. I’m glad that you were able to entertain yourself a little. Driving to Texas isn’t the most fun.

  8. Jodie_Velour on July 13, 2011 at 6:26 PM

    cutest truck driver. end of story.

  9. Suzanne on July 14, 2011 at 7:16 PM

    Um, how was I not following your blog until now? Situation remedied.

    And “hugging the curves like it wanted to be more than friends” wins today’s Suzanne’s Favorite Sentence Award.

  10. Matt on July 15, 2011 at 8:49 AM

    Well, I’m a little bit bummed that I didn’t make the cut. I thought Rivendell was a shoo-in.

    Also, you’re blog is surprisingly easy to find/navigate.

  11. Pamela on July 15, 2011 at 10:28 AM

    “If you procrastinate and avoid your problems long enough, they’ll disappear.”


  12. Dalby on July 16, 2011 at 10:25 AM

    Don’t forget about Tommy Lee Jones.

  13. Camille on July 24, 2011 at 9:07 PM

    Your video made my day. inspired by the windmill.

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