East Nasty of the Week – Annie Parsons


Some of you may have been wondering who’s been writing all of these great “East Nasty of the Week” bios. Why, of course, it’s our very own Annie Parsons who is our East Nasty of the Week.

Annie has been in Nashville for just over a year now and already has more Nashville friends than you on Facebook. Originally from Montrose, CO, Annie graduated from Seattle Pacific University in 2005 with a degree in music and stayed in Seattle until September of 2007. It was at this point that Annie looked the bohemian lifestyle in the eye and effectively said, “you got nuthin’ on me,” as she embarked on an open-ended, solo tour of the lower-48 in her trusty Honda Accord. After about three months, this tour thankfully landed her here in Nashville.

Enough of the history lesson – let’s get to the good stuff. In March of 2007, Annie began her blog, which after just shy of two years, has blossomed considerably and is now read by thousands of people every week. Clearly she is a perfect person to write these bios. She’s sort of a big deal, so check it out! She is a big fan of country music and writes/sings/plays her own take on the genre. Although she has a quite lovely singing voice, she actually prefers the background vocal angle of music. She is a also great social connector and can probably guess your Myers Briggs test results after talking to you for about 10 minutes.

Still slightly wet behind the ears, Annie is a relatively new addition to the wonderful world of pavement pounding. She joined up with the East Nasties about 6 months ago and surprised many of us by jumping in at about a 9-minute mile pace with no previous running background…pretty awesome. Her plan is to run the Country Music Half Marathon in April – with her original motivation being that she “doesn’t think she can do it.” That being said, Annie is a testament to us all who remember the first times we hit 4 miles, then 5 miles, then 6 miles and so on. We’ve got news for you, Annie. The time has come for you to OWN that Country Music Half Marathon. You’re not simply going to finish. You’re going to finish strong.

7 Responses to East Nasty of the Week – Annie Parsons

  1. hootenannie says:

    WHAT??!? I am so surprised!!

    The bad things that happened today:
    -I got really sick.
    -I lost my job.
    -I left my Puffs with Lotion on my desk when I left.

    The good things that happened today:
    -I made a cheesecake.
    -I ate free samples at Whole Foods.
    -I was named the East Nasty of the Week by Mark because I was too stressed out to interview anyone last night and I just left without going to 3 Crow or even telling anyone and I thought it would just be a lame week of no East Nasty of the Week (ENOW?) but BOY WAS I WRONG.

    Thanks. 🙂

  2. Polly says:

    Annie – you rock! And great with Acronyms…I love ENOW! It’s just so…”now”

  3. Erica Tober says:

    Annie – I don’t know if we’ve met or not but yours is definitely a familiar face from Wed nights. I’m sorry to hear about the “bad things” that happened to you yesterday, especially losing your job, but glad you still made it out Wednesday to the run and I hope to see you Sunday! Running has gotten me through some very tough times, and hopefully it will be a source of strength for you too. : )

  4. Chuck says:

    Annie, your odyssey from west coast to Nashville is amazing. Glad to landed in Nashville.

  5. Christy says:

    Annie –
    It was great to meet you on Sunday. I hope to see you tonight at EN. What a creative blog name you have! 🙂

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