Top 5


Top 5 movies

  • That Thing You Do!
  • Jurassic Park
  • Children of Men
  • While You Were Sleeping
  • Dumb and Dumber

Top 5 albums beginning-to-end

  • Lorraine :: Lori McKenna
  • Living With Ghosts :: Patty Griffin
  • Women & Country :: Jakob Dylan
  • Wide Open Spaces :: Dixie Chicks
  • The Good Things :: Jill Phillips

Top 5 things that make me cry

  • Rascal Flatts songs. Like, an embarrassing amount of them.
  • Kerri Strug sticking the landing
  • YouTube videos of soldiers surprising their families
  • Oprah interviews
  • “The Biggest Loser” – every time

Top 5 current goals

  • Pay off all debt (I am close – look out, Spring 2013)
  • Run a sub-2 hour half-marathon
  • Write a book (even if it might not happen very CURRENTLY)
  • Hike the Colorado Trail (486 miles from Denver to Durango)
  • Not to die climbing Longs Peak this Saturday

Top 5 things I wish I knew more about

  • Black holes
  • Taxes (I mean, I guess)
  • First aid
  • Fashion
  • How to be cool

Top 5 favorite ways to blow $50-100

  • Massage
  • Visit to Anthropologie
  • Mini road trip (2 tanks of gas)
  • Dinner at an extravagant restaurant (starting with the cheese plate, of course)
  • Perfume

Top 5 least favorite ways to blow $50-100

  • Fluoride kit at the dentist
  • Speeding tickets
  • Bras
  • Dog food
  • AAA

Top 5 Kenny Chesney songs

  • Anything But Mine
  • Come Over
  • Better as a Memory
  • Somewhere With You
  • You & Tequila

Top 5 things that Toad does

  • Wags her tail the entire time she eats her breakfast
  • Throws her entire body against the backseat of my car for balance when I start driving
  • Comes running (hopping) when she hears a knife slice through cheese on the counter
  • Jumps into my lap when I make her “special noise” (you wish you knew)
  • Refuses to step on grass unless it’s 100% dry (this one is actually not that awesome)

Top 5 international trips I want to take

  • New Zealand
  • Australia
  • Italy
  • Ireland
  • Hong Kong

Top 5 reasons I’m excited for this fall

  • Soup
  • Boots
  • Weddings (I have 3 – only 3! – Denver, Austin, Nashville)
  • My “bangs” growing long enough to tuck behind my ear
  • Getting back into running shape (i.e. chasing the ever-elusive runner’s booty) (starting this week)



  1. Michael on September 3, 2012 at 8:48 PM

    I’m watching Jurassic Park tonight! Never mind that I’ve seen it dozens of times, including multiple times at the theater when it first came out. Good luck with bangs and booty…and I LOVE soup!

  2. Maria on September 4, 2012 at 9:09 AM

    I just went to Ireland in June. Girl, it will not disappoint. I’m still in dreamland from it…

  3. Emily from Seattle on September 4, 2012 at 5:30 PM

    I kind of want to borrow this for my blog the next time I get stuck for ideas….

  4. Miranda on September 4, 2012 at 6:37 PM

    Love this! And love you Annie!

  5. Craig Goudy on September 4, 2012 at 9:39 PM

    Hey Annie:

    I have the same wish this weekend…not to die climbing Longs (I am in the same CMC group)…I won’t die if you don’t die. Look forward to meeting you. I’ve been to Ireland (17 day bike trip…It was wonderful…I can tell you about it)…was a runner for 30 years…had to quit because of back and achilles problems…I am jealous…see you EARLY Sunday morning.


  6. Mandy on September 4, 2012 at 10:55 PM

    Kenny Chesney=gold.

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