2018 was a busy year for me. I got a new job. And a new car. And a boyfriend. A lot of people got married. I did some freelance work. I even started a book club. I meant to write 100 blog posts that I never finished writing, but this is one that I am fully committed to finishing. It’s a story about trying to overcome possibly the biggest sale I needed to make: the sale of my first car. (That was also a blog post I wanted to write: a proper sendoff to my first car. Despite the boat-likeness of it, and its tendency to give up on the whole driving thing, I have a soft spot for Taurus.) I wanted him to go to a good home.Read More
Every board member is encouraged to do a fundraiser, and I wanted mine to be unique. Month ago, my friend raved about a flower arranging class she went to at Bridget Beari Home Store. She couldn’t stop talking about the beautiful store, informative class, beautiful flowers and awesome workshop leader.
Just like in the cartoons, a light bulb went off over my head. A flower arranging workshop would be a fun fundraiser (aka fun-draiser). I immediately reached out to Bridget Beari to see if they had any interest in working with me, to which they quickly said they’d be happy to help.Read More
You might be wondering, what on earth could you possibly have left to say about weight loss, Sara? And that's a fair question. I want to talk about DietBet.
For starters: What is DietBet?
DietBet is an app which allows users to pay money into a weight loss challenge. The winners split the pot at the end. I hemmed and hawed about doing one. I knew from Biggest Loser that money motivated me to lose weight, but I only knew one person who has done it before. I also couldn't decide how much to bet or which type of game to do.Read More
I've been annoyed for some time with private meme accounts. It's never really been at the forefront of my thought, just kind of the fly buzzing around the room, bringing with it some annoyance.
When someone is DM'ing me something they think is relevant and funny to me, I don't particularly want to go through the effort of following someone, waiting for them to accept me and then days later, smirk at whatever someone sent me. It's too long of a build-up, so then the meme is remarkably less funny.Read More
A fun fact you likely don't know about this blog: at it's very inception, it was themed around makeup because for a couple of months a half a decade ago, I dappled in selling Mary Kay. I wanted the skin product and for the same price, you got a the whole set AND a starter kit to start selling makeup. I was like, "Well, I'm broke AF, so mine as well," and that's how I spiraled into a little foray into selling skincare and makeup.Read More
This morning was a brutal one. I went to bed at midnight, slept for a couple hours because I was anxious, and then left at 4AM to catch a flight. We boarded seamlessly, kicked back from the jet bridge and were on our way.
Then a sensor was dirty, so we turned around. The pilot anticipated a quick conversation with the maintenance team. Then he expected a fifteen minute delay to lube it (don't ask, I don't know either, other than that they used the exact word 'lube,').Read More
When I see Weezie's Kitchen, I think, this is a place where you can come get a hangover. The Carytown dive bar sports a vibrant nightlife for the regulars of Cary St. and the Museum District. So it was a pleasant surprise that, in preparation for Richmond Brunch Weekend, I found that it's a place where you can also come to cure a hangover.Read More
The Massey Mimosa is kind of like a dog. You love them all, but that doesn't make them all the same. We have over 20 restaurants creating a Massey Mimosa, and invited them to jazz up the drink however these choose. We encourage creativity. That means if you try one Massey Mimosa, you'll still need to try at least 19 more since they'll all be different. Muah ha ha, but don't feel bad about drinking so many mimosas because $1 from every Massey Mimosa goes back to VCU Massey Cancer Center.Read More
Rejection has been a common topic in my life the past few weeks.
It all started at dinner. I was talking to a woman about online dating. She admitted that she didn't love the idea of it because you're setting yourself up for constant rejection.Deadpan, I said something along the lines of, "Rejection sucks, but you get over it eventually."
Everyone laughed, mainly because I delivered it with a weird mixture of I'm-dead-inside-vibes and I'm-confident-and-okay. But really, I mean exactly what I said.Read More
I'm not even talking about the what-if-the-robots-take-over kind of scary, but the terror of what will happen to human interaction. I mean, think of us now: with Internet, the prevalence of social media and online dating, you can live your entire life engaging through computer-mediated-communications without ever meeting people in real life. Part of that is nice -- like if you're in a long-distance relationship or want to order groceries without having to put pants on -- but part of it is really not.Read More