Seattle

Life plans I’ve made in my mind

#1 — Quit your job, sell your house, buy a little camper, and drive around with Foxy. You’ll probably stay in the US, but the Canadian border is right there so be sure to keep both your passport and her vaccination papers in the glove box. A Scamp would be ideal, but a teardrop trailer…

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An ode to female friendship

Last weekend, I sat with my friend Becca in a restaurant in the suburbs 30 minutes south of the city. We both had the steak & Gorgonzola salad, and we talked about friendship. As someone who has lived in four cities in the past eight years, I have met so many people — many of…

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Sunrise into day

Things look different here (you might need to refresh your browser). After 6 years, it was time. I loved that photo, the one taken in a Kansas field, sun-drenched and vibrant and glamorous – because who wears heels in a meadow? That girl was a great girl, bold and impulsive. She had so many wonderful…

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The chair

It was love at first sight, really. I was wandering through a vintage store in Kansas City when it caught my eye. I made a beeline for it, and bought it the same day. It made no sense – because how would I ever get it back to Seattle? It didn’t matter. I didn’t care.…

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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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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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Rent (not the musical)

Recently, I was at Target, and I saw a stainless steel toilet bowl brush. The first thing that I thought was, “I want that one – it’s so nice and shiny.”  Then, I thought, “It’s too expensive – I’ll just buy this plastic one for $2.99.”  And I did. See, stainless steel toilet bowl brushes…

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Itty bitty tidbits

Something I Googled this morning: Is kennel cough contagious to humans? Because – bad news – Kodi has kennel cough.  And also – bad news – it is. – – – – – – – – First, “The Pianist” came from Netflix.  Then, “The Piano” came from Netflix. What in the world.  Why did I…

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In her own words: Kodi’s trip to the Northwest

A week ago Saturday, Annie opened the front door.  I ran through it.  She had my leash out, so I knew we were going somewhere – but instead of walking around the block one time (as far as I can walk), she lifted me into her car. I like to ride in the car.  I…

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