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Taking the title of this blog seriously

You know how kids are always told to never touch a power line? How do the birds live? This was my “maundering pondering” of the morning, as I drove to the airport to fetch Becca. Little Sister is visiting for the weekend; unfortunately, I am at work today, for temping takes no holiday – even…

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Things I do not understand:

The word “sigh” What about the combination of the letters S-I-G-H makes people think of the actual act of sighing? When I sigh, I don’t say “Siiiiiiigh.” I don’t understand. I am perplexed. “Dilemma” vs. “dilemna” A few years ago, my dad asked me how I spelled the word “dilemma.” “D-I-L-E-M-M-A.” He and my mom…

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Shimmering tidbits

Last night marked the first of 5 shows at the Bluebird that I am attending in a 2-week span. I saw one of my heroes, Lori McKenna – and among others, she performed this song. The bridge gets me every single time. She has such an economy with words – how can someone write so…

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The weight of words

“Rule #1: when all else fails, follow instructions. And Rule #2: don’t be an asshole.” (Anne Lamott, Plan B)“It’s not a crime to be an asshole, but it’s very counter-productive.” (Hancock) – – – – – – – – I thrive on words. I read novels slowly and carefully, savoring the phrases, and underlining sentences…

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Let the good times roll

Hi, remember me? The girl who used to blog… before she went on vacation and slopped off? Do I even remember how to spell ennymohr? Well, don’t you worry, my pretties. For your entertainment (and my narcissism), I am back in internet action. My Colorado adventure was much needed, and so, so fun. Old friends,…

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Q&A with AP

You probably have some questions for me. And I am here to answer them. Preemptively. That’s right: I am going to answer questions that you have yet to vocalize. We’ll start with some obvious ones. Annie, can we see your new earrings? Of course! I got these from Mud & Mint’s Etsy shop, where there…

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Mortification

Since I sit at a desk all day long, I find myself clicking out into the internet. I click and click and click until suddenly, I realize that I have no idea how I got to where I am. Like when I came across this. And also, this. But the other day, I was so…

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Detox

I am particular. I am complicated. I am high-maintenance. I readily admit these things about myself. But in recent weeks, I have been reminded of these things by those closest to me. It doesn’t feel good. I become defensive and sensitive, and rapidly look for other things to distract me or fill me or cheer…

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Sunday Survey

Hello, internet. Was your Saturday fabulous? Mine was. I went antiquing in Nolensville, which is a sentence I never thought I would say. I don’t think I like antiques OR Nolensville. But I found this cute little teal pitcher, so… score. Go me. In the spirit of friendship and peace, I want to know who…

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Bla bla BLAWG!

Typically, I try to have some sort of “theme” to my posts: why I hate townhomes, the proper funeral attire, that one time I ripped out all of my eyelashes, etc. But today, I bring you a slapdash assortment of my thoughts. 1) Yesterday, I watched “A Mighty Heart.” It was terrible – and by…

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