Pure Goodness

Catching up with Little AP

Raise your hand if you’ve been reading this blog since 2008. [Hi Mom. Greta, of course. Hey there Valerie Morby!] If you’ve been here for a while, you might remember the time that a 13-year old girl from Virginia googled her own name — which happened to be Annie Parsons — and landed on this…

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Tea party

For anyone who is a fan of the tea served at Aveda salons but doesn’t want to spend the the NINETEEN dollars for 20 tea bags, I have discovered an alternative: Yogi Egyptian Licorice Mint Tea It tastes just the same, and you can get it on Amazon for $0.20/serving as opposed to the $0.95/serving…

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Clouds

I travel a lot, which means that I drive to the airport a lot. If you know Denver International Airport, you know that it’s a) full of conspiracy theories, and b) SO FAR AWAY FROM DENVER. Peña Boulevard is paved with good intentions, but mostly a dull drive. Except for the clouds. For the longest…

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The three nicest things anyone has ever said to me

From a mom of 4 wild ass monkey boys: “I want a girl just like you in my family.” From a mom of twins whom I’ve still never met, pre-teens at the time: “I wish my girls could know you.” From a kindred spirit gal in Louisiana: “I like you. You’re like when little kids…

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Boy oh boy band

Half a lifetime ago, I was somewhat of a boy band aficionado. My childhood was soaked in New Kids on the Block, but things really picked up speed in the late 90s when we had so many options: Boyz II Men, 98 Degrees, Hanson, Backstreet Boys, and the ultimate, NSYNC. I was obsessed with NSYNC.…

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Christmas lights, Christmas miracles

Greetings from my pit of convalescence. On Monday, I came down with a bout of the Mighty Influenza, and while I’m mostly back to normal now, I still can’t breathe all the way to the bottom of my lungs. My house is littered with dirty dishes, blankets, dog toys, and tissues that as soon as…

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Introducing Foxy Brains

My sister Becca works for All Aboard Animal Rescue, where they pull dogs from high-kill shelters – usually in New Mexico – and bring them to Colorado to adopt them out. Coloradans love dogs. The state animal is probably a Shelter Dog. About a week ago, I went to one of her adoption events to…

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Like family

Okay. I’m back. I’ve begrudgingly re-entered Real Life after being whisked away for a week in Never-Neverland – that is, a week in California with Gregory Alan Isakov and a related cast of characters. You know the situation – LÄRABAR held a singer-songwriter contest and three artists won a chance to open for Greg –…

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Yesterday at work

Within context, it was obvious that a co-worker-who-shall-not-be-named was attempting to conjure the “If a tree falls in the forest and no one sees it, did it really happen?” idea. It didn’t go as planned. Her: “You know what they say: if the wind blows, does anyone even see it?” Me: JOY.

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A few good men

The first half of 2013 was a busy time for the Parsons – my sister Becca got married in January, and my sister Sarah got married in April. In the past, the thought of “brother-in-law” never really crossed my mind. I’ve had a sister-in-law (the world’s best) since I was 18, but that’s as far…

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