Month: November 2011

Seattle Half-Marathon: ch-check

On Sunday, I ran the Seattle Half-Marathon, and man alive, was it fun. (I just really think that “man alive” should be brought back as an exclamation – “man alive,” and “hot damn.”) Back in September, I had the thought, “I want to train for something.”  So I went online, looking for a race that…

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The land for which I’m meant

For being a self-proclaimed control freak, there are a lot of things about my life that I did not plan, that I could not have planned. I’ve experienced: unachieved goals unanswered prayers unfulfilled dreams mistakes defeats derailments dead ends I’m sure I’m no different from anyone reading this when I say that I have not…

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Subaruined

On Friday, I dropped my phone and shattered the screen, rendering it useless. Irony is contacting the police to tell them that if they in fact find my stolen vehicle, please don’t call me – call my sister instead. And then I asked, “By the way, any news?” And they said, “No.” On Friday night,…

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No stranger to this

I thought that having the Honda stolen twice was more than my fair share, but apparently not. I WILL say that I’m laughing pretty hard about this, though.  I mean, come on.

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“Loved Louisiana”

Ugh, don’t you love songs about regret? It’s the worst kind of feeling, and the best kind of song – the twist of the knife, the sailed ship, the too little too late. Right now, I’m in a season in which I’m thinking about the big picture – the whole of a life – the…

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Dog days

Yesterday, we had a bit of a canine emergency when Greebs the dog ate an entire plate of peanut butter & chocolate brownies, and we had to take him to the animal ER to have them induce vomiting and coat his stomach in charcoal. Did you know that I haven’t thrown up since I was…

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Ending well

When I wrote this, I thought I was writing just for me. But today, I kind of want to share it. ::::: For some time now, I have been in… a relationship? Perhaps not the right word. Something special. Something that burned fast and bright, like a bottle rocket — but after a short time,…

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Running uphill

Well, well. It seems that yesterday’s post was the blog heard ’round the world – that was the most visits I’ve gotten since December 1, 2010. In the event that you’re new here, welcome. I’m Annie, the curator of this here little web log, and I live in Denver, where the weather is currently 27…

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