I turned 31 on Sunday, and my sister Becca and brother-in-law Mike treated me to the best possible thing we could imagine: a live performance of Miranda Sings.

I’ve talked about Miranda Sings before, and her live show did not disappoint. She started the show as Colleen Ballinger but changed into Miranda right on stage – and people FREAKED OUT. It was brilliant, and seriously one of the best things ever. We didn’t catch the transformation on video, but someone in Atlanta did:

Anyway, that was my birthday. Maybe I should be embarrassed to admit how much I love Miranda Sings, but I’m in my 30s so I really don’t care what anyone thinks.


When I was in Nashville, my friend Jen presented me with an envelope, and this was inside:

Jen MADE THIS. Can you even handle it? Toady and her 3 legs? I was so moved, and humbled to have such an amazingly talented, kind-hearted friend. The second this girl opens a web shop, you’ll be the first to know.


I ran across this article yesterday, and I really liked it. I buck against discomfort all the time, but maybe being uncomfortable is not the worst thing in the world.


I watched “The Bachelorette” in its entirety this season, and as of last night, it’s over. For all of the “drama” they hyped it to be, it was a total snooze-fest. No spoilers here, but I should have known it would end so boringly.

Sort of like this post is.



  1. Peg Achterman on August 6, 2013 at 12:40 PM

    and to think – I waited until 50 to stop caring about what people think! You’re way ahead of me my friend. You’ve been in my prayers. AND…I might have to swipe (with attribution of course) the Toad drawing just as a reminder on my desktop.

  2. Sarah on August 6, 2013 at 11:43 PM

    Hahaha… I always watch the bachelorette… sort of. I skip to the end for the rose ceremony.

  3. Michael on August 8, 2013 at 7:28 AM

    That card! Oh my goodness, no, I can’t handle it, not really. How creative and wonderfully sweet of her to make that for you! Happy Birthday, dear Annie!

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