A couple more.

on April 17, 2008 in Movin on up with 5 comments by

Thanks for all your sweet comments yesterday. You win. You always do. Here are a couple more questions I got via email. Then I promise, we’re leaving the Nashville News Update behind.

Do you have any friends in Nashville?
Not really, but you do. Gracious. Everybody BUT me has a ton of friends up there. It’s been cool, though. Honestly. Because I have been introduced to lots of folks who live there. Thank you, you sweet friends, who have allowed me to invade your friendship with Nashvillians in the name of moving.

In January, I had 2 friends in Nashville.
I think I’m up to 6.

And I haven’t had to pay any of them yet. YET.

Do you have a job in Nashville?
Umm…. about that….. no. I don’t. And I won’t for a while. Living at home has many advantages and one is the “Save Every Penny” Plan. So I’m going to head up there with a little bit of moola- enough that I can chill a little bit without freaking out about dollars. But I gonna get one. Seriously. Tom Downs is my father. Enough said.

When are you moving?
I’m moving my stuff in June, but myself in late July/early August.

Do you have anyone to live with?
Yes! A girl named Jamie is moving from ATL the same time I am. A friend of a friend of a friend. Literally. We went to lunch last week and it looks like things are going to work out just fine. She doesn’t know I’m crazy yet and let’s keep it that way.

Do you believe in public service announcements?
Absolutely I do.

Tomorrow…. The Shack.

(Yes, Sarah, I finally finished it. This morning at 5 a.m. Don’t ask.)

Since when do I preview the next day’s blog? What is this? Entertainment Tonight?

Dah dah dah dah dah dahhh doe doe doe doe doe.

(Entertainment Tonight music anyone? Yeah? No? Can you hear it? Ok… you’re right. Post this blog and quit being dumb. Of course everyone knows that song.)


  1. Becoming Me
    posted on Apr 17, 2008 at 3:19 AM  |  reply

    Delurking to say congratulations to you for your gutsy move! I’m very excited for you. Nearly 12 years ago, I, along with two suitcases, boarded Value Jet Airlines with a one-way ticket to Orlando, FL. I had just graduated from college and wanted to assert my independence. It was one of the best decisions I ever made.

  2. Writeaway
    posted on Apr 17, 2008 at 4:08 AM  |  reply

    This move is a real adventure – one of many you’ll experience in God’s kingdom. Can’t wait to see what he’s up to this time!

  3. Annie
    posted on Apr 17, 2008 at 9:26 AM  |  reply

    Thanks to you both.

    Becoming Me, glad you came out of the shadows to say hey. You’re welcome to stay out. 🙂 Though I’ll be the first to admit I read many a blog and don’t comment. 🙂

    Thanks, Kaye!

  4. Sarah Markley
    posted on Apr 17, 2008 at 3:28 PM  |  reply

    I can’t wait!

  5. posted on Oct 20, 2008 at 9:41 AM  |  reply

    Hey, Annie-

    I found your blog through Kate McDonald’s. I love reading your stories, you’re an excellent writer! I left Nashville last spring because God told me to 🙂 Now I live in nowhere, TX and have had some similar struggles you’ve had, but also count it a grand adventure following after Him when you have no idea where you’re going (grand or insane, anyways). Anyways, after a year I finally traded in my Tennessee tags for Texas ones- I just couldn’t do it sooner because it meant letting go of my dear home once and for all, and that this whole following God to a far off land thing, well, maybe it wasn’t just temporary and a good idea after all…
    Anyways, I’m praying for you, fellow sister and sojourner.
    And, on a day off, go eat at the Loveless Cafe. Those biscuits will wash all worries away. It’s about 20 minutes from the ‘ville. Blessings!—Beth

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