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Still Waiting for the Runners High

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  • I worked out 111 times in 2018!

    I worked out 111 times in 2018!

    The new year is upon us again, and so I wanted to look back at my accomplishments in 2018. As you can see, my new year's resolution last year kept me going to the gym fairly regularly... for at least the first few months! My strength training workout…
    - 31 Dec 18, 10:51pm -
  • I ran for 20 minutes without stopping!!!

    I ran for 20 minutes without stopping!!!

    I had been doing semi-regular track workouts with friends, easy jog/walks -- jog 3 minutes, walk 1, repeat 4... repeat 5... repeat 6... then up to 4/1... 5/2... 5/1...This morning, instead of doing the intervals, I just decided, Ah the hell with it,…
    - 27 Dec 18, 8:13pm -
  • Kickstarted by an Offhanded Comment

    Kickstarted by an Offhanded Comment

    It’s funny how an offhanded comment can get you to really think about your choices. I was telling my young Roommate how easy it is to gain a half a pound a Month, and after 10 years, that’s 60 pounds! I was telling him that when people get marri…
    - 5 Sep 18, 3:31pm -
  • My absence is a good thing

    My absence is a good thing

    I feel like I should explain my nearly three-year absence.Simply put... I figured it out. I figured out how to get down to 200 pounds and below. (At one point, for a minute, I even got under 190!)Basically, this is the meal plan that leads to my best…
    - 25 Jun 17, 9:00pm -
  • On the Importance of Persistence

    On the Importance of Persistence

    I have almost tweaked my bike exactly how I like it. It took lots of cajoling and convincing of the bike shop mechanics that, yes, some people actually like to have a more upright riding position on a touring bike with drop bars. They told me my fit…
    - 26 Jul 14, 4:15pm -
  • My New Bike Will Take Me Across the Country! soon as it fits right

    My New Bike Will Take Me Across the Country! soon as it fits right

    I got a new bike! It's a Trek 520, which is made for touring but I'm also told is great for commuting. I was going to get a Trek 7.4 FX, which is a hybrid fitness bike, but when I mentioned to the salesperson that I dream of riding the trail all the…
    - 10 Jul 14, 2:29am -

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  • Still on track!

    Still on track!

    One month later, and I'm still on track to hit 200 somewhere around the beginning of August!That is with a very conservative weight loss of about 1 pound per week.Following this diet is proving pretty easy. I no longer have cravings for fattening fo…
    - 1 Jul 14, 2:22am -
  • Kale and Berries and Veggies, Oh My

    Kale and Berries and Veggies, Oh My

    I went in for a standard check up last month and saw that my triglycerides and cholesterol were way out of whack. The doctor told me that if I get my weight down to a healthy level, the problem should clear up on its own. So I decided to start preemp…
    - 30 May 14, 4:00am -
  • Another Cherry Blossom Run...

    Another Cherry Blossom Run...

    T-minus 100 days until the Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Run...Tonight I went on my first run in about two years. It was pretty cold, somewhere in the low 30s. My plan was to jog until my heart rate hit 160, walk till it got below 130, rinse and repeat. I a…
    - 27 Dec 13, 5:27am -
  • Still Waiting...

    Still Waiting...

    Well, one month has come and gone. Actually it's been more like 7 weeks since I ordered the Brompton from BicycleSPACE, and they said it would be here by the end of April, but it is now pretty close to the middle of May and they are just as clueless…
    - 7 May 13, 1:49pm -
  • One Month and Counting...

    One Month and Counting...

    I've ordered a Brompton. It's a folding bicycle, and it's going to change my life. And yes, I am a wee bit obsessed.  But I hear that's what happens to people once they stumble onto these things, realize what they are, and what they can do, and how…
    - 30 Mar 13, 9:38pm -
  • Waiting for Spring

    Waiting for Spring

    I told myself I would be the kind of bike commuter who rides to work during the winter months. I knew it would be cold, but I prepared with lots of gear. I went on an Amazon shopping spree for gloves and balaclavas and toe warmers and everything. I w…
    - 27 Feb 13, 6:16am -
  • Hitching a Ride

    Hitching a Ride

    Sometimes I'll ride my bike to work on a Friday, but because I don't like to ride 26 miles in one day, I'll leave it there instead of riding it back home. When that happens, I often drive to the office the next day and bring my bike home on my trunk!…
    - 26 Dec 12, 5:32pm -
  • Winter Riding

    Winter Riding

    I fully planned to ride my bike to work throughout the winter months, cold be damned! But a quick check of my log shows that I only rode 34 miles in the entire month of November – and the worst part is I went over three weeks between rides. In fai…
    - 13 Dec 12, 1:04am -
  • Healthy Treats

    Healthy Treats

    In an attempt to update my blog more than once every three months, I'm going to start posting more pictures, and telling brief tales of exciting adventures that I may have had. Or maybe not. Maybe I'm just making all of these adventures up. Regardles…
    - 30 Sep 12, 10:14pm -
  • Captain's Log

    Captain's Log

    It's been about two and half months, and usually when I am silent for so long it means that I have fallen off the wagon. I am very happy to say that is not the case. You see, instead of writing about exercising, I have actually been doing it.When my…
    - 29 Sep 12, 7:48pm -
  • Camouflaging the Bionx

    Camouflaging the Bionx

    As anyone who has seen a Bionx frame-mounted battery knows, it sticks out like a sore thumb. This is good for sparking conversations, but not so good for leaving the bike outside for any length of time -- I just can't shake the feeling that that big…
    - 20 Jul 12, 5:08pm -


    After an easy ride to work this morning along the CCT, I decided to take a different route home. Rock Creek Park is very different on a weekday, when Beach Drive is open to traffic, and you're pumping as hard as you can on the uphill, heart rate over…
    - 13 Jul 12, 12:08am -
  • Counting Calories

    Counting Calories

    I let myself get hungry Tuesday. I didn't eat throughout the day. I had low blood sugar, and a headache, and cravings. Major cravings. Never order delivery while you have cravings. And never eat the whole thing before you have a chance to stop and br…
    - 12 Jul 12, 5:22am -
  • What I Can Weigh if I Put Down the Government Cheese

    What I Can Weigh if I Put Down the Government Cheese

    The National Institute of Health has put together a really cool body weight simulator that takes your height, weight, calorie intake and level of activity, and then estimates your change in weight if you change the inputs. I entered in my stats a li…
    - 23 Jun 12, 8:46pm -
  • How to Cheat with the Bionx

    How to Cheat with the Bionx

    I made a big show last week about how the Bionx is not cheating. Having used it with various assist levels for about 80 miles now, I would like to clarify:You can TOTALLY cheat on the Bionx, if you want to.  I've done it.  You see, in addition to t…
    - 14 Jun 12, 9:49pm -
  • Why the Bionx Pedal-Assist is Not Cheating

    Why the Bionx Pedal-Assist is Not Cheating

    This weekend I installed a Bionx PL-350 system on my trusty Trek 7100. It was a hefty investment, but it's worth it because now I can ride anywhere in the city, sweating as much or as little as I want, hills be damned! Why, just yesterday I rode to t…
    - 4 Jun 12, 9:30pm -
  • On Hills

    On Hills

    I want to talk about hills.It turns out I have been doing them all wrong.There’s this major hill by my house, and it’s great because the long 4.6% decline on the way to work gets me up to over 25 mph and is super awesome. It’s a great way to st…
    - 1 Jun 12, 5:03am -
  • Oh yeah, I rode 40 miles

    Oh yeah, I rode 40 miles

    So I have already saturated all my other online media outlets with this news, live-tweeting at five-mile intervals, uploading pictures on my journey, and generally delighting in my accomplishment for several hours and days afterward... but I forgot t…
    - 30 May 12, 1:58pm -
  • On the Joy of Trails - or - Why I Will Not Take the City Shortcut Again

    On the Joy of Trails - or - Why I Will Not Take the City Shortcut Again

    When I decided to try bicycle commuting from Silver Spring to downtown DC, the first choice was whether to take the Capital Crescent Trail, or just to make a straight shot down 14th Street into the city core. The trail would take a long time, but it…
    - 16 May 12, 9:53pm -

Salem Pearce

  • hineni (crosspost from mayyim hayyim blog)
    Last week I wrote about going to the mikveh before ordination for Mayyim Hayyim’s blog.
    - 17 Jun 18, 5:26pm -
  • the first protestor

    the first protestor

    These are the words that I shared yesterday during my “closing conversation,” an opportunity each ordinee has to teach Torah to a group of faculty members. I first started to dislike Avraham during my Bereshit class my Shanah Aleph year. A coupl…
    - 10 May 18, 3:45pm -
  • leyning and crying

    leyning and crying

    This is the d’var Torah that I gave this morning at Hebrew College on the occasion of celebrating a siyyum of sorts, the Torah that I have read the last six years in rabbinical school. I’m so glad to see all of you here this morning, and I’m g…
    - 26 Mar 18, 2:48pm -
  • where you will go . . .

    where you will go . . .

    This is an addendum of sorts to the d’var Torah about #metoo that I posted here a few days ago, in response to a question from a classmate. After reading my d’var Torah, one of my classmates asked me about the p’sukim from Hosea (2:21-22) that…
    - 20 Oct 17, 1:59pm -
  • holy body

    holy body

    Today I gave this d’var Torah in my class on Deuteronomy, on parshat Ve’etchanan. 10/20/17: There’s an update below, in response to a question from a friend. In the wake of the recent horrific accusations of sexual harassment and assault again…
    - 18 Oct 17, 10:23pm -
  • Protected: checking out checkpoints

    Protected: checking out checkpoints

    There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.
    - 16 Aug 16, 5:03pm -



  • Iceland/Switzerland/France Part 1
    So, I can't believe it, but I went to Iceland, Switzerland, and France! I'm so proud of myself for having a fantastic 10 day vacation in Europe! I wanted to recap my trip for my own memory, but also because I find travel blogs to be so helpful when p…
    - 27 Sep 18, 9:10pm -
  • Book Boos: 2017 in Review
    Ahhhh! 2017 is almost over! It was a weird year and while a lot of things were crappy, I am bummed to see it go solely because 17 is my favorite number! I know it sounds silly, but I'll miss writing '17 multiple times a day. 18 is way too even:)But I…
    - 1 Jan 18, 2:49am -
  • Book Boos: December 2017
    I really packed in the shorter books in December. I do this partly because December is always crazy and my mind doesn't want to concentrate on more complex stories, but also because there are always several books I get 100+ pages into and set aside.…
    - 1 Jan 18, 1:50am -
  • Book Boos: November 2017
    6. A COURT OF MIST AND FURY by Sarah J. Maas. (Audio). I started relistening to this after a bad day at work and then found I couldn't stop. This book is still my favorite. Reminder that it's only in the 'last' spot because it's a reread.5. BEYOND TH…
    - 12 Dec 17, 2:54pm -
  • Book Boos: October 2017
    Uhhhh I only read two books in October!? Dreadful!2. THE LAST NAMSARA by Kristen Ciccarelli. (ARC). This was excellent! I was never into dragons back in the Eragon days, but, I think, Game of Thrones is what made them cool. This is a story about a ba…
    - 12 Dec 17, 2:31pm -
  • Book Boos: September 2017
    6. HEIR OF FIRE by Sarah J. Maas. (Audio). Like I said for past posts, I reread the entire THRONE OF GLASS series in anticipation of the 6th book being released. So, I love this book, but I try to put newer books in the higher spots. I really love re…
    - 12 Dec 17, 2:22pm -
  • Debut Author and Bookseller in Conversation

    Debut Author and Bookseller in Conversation

    A debut author and a bookseller are friends—and both obsessed with YA literature—so here is their conversation about writing, book selling, and what’s hot right now in YA. Abbie is the debut author of THE LAST FIRST DAUGHTERScarlet is a mana…
    - 12 Dec 17, 2:00pm -
  • Book Boos: July 2017
    5. THE ONLY THING TO FEAR by Caroline T. Richmond. I started this book in 2016 when I thought Caroline was going to do a signing at my job and, when it didn't happen, I set it aside. I'm glad I picked it back up because I really like alt-history book…
    - 12 Dec 17, 1:53pm -
  • Book Boos: August 2017
    4. PEEPS by Scott Westerfeld. I bought this book years and years ago when the YA section was sorta just beginning to become a thing and finally picked it up to read. It's a clever story that definitely stands the test of time.3. CRUEL BEAUTY by Rosam…
    - 9 Dec 17, 3:52pm -
  • Book Boos: June 2017
    8. A STUDY IN SCARLET WOMEN by Sherry Thomas. (Audio).  I'm one of the few people out there who isn't a huge Sherlock Holmes fan. Obviously, this isn't a Sherlock novel, but it's a Lady Sherlock novel...I did like it...I actually really liked it bec…
    - 9 Dec 17, 3:37pm -
  • Book Boos: May 2017
    I'm months behind on these because they actually take awhile to write with the photos and links...but I still want to share what I'm reading! format for busy months will be sans photos!4. THE RIVER AT NIGHT by Erica Ferencik. (Audio). I was…
    - 9 Dec 17, 3:22pm -
  • Sightwitch


    Hey friends!I want to be sure to put a book series on your radar (if it isn't already). Susan Dennard is the New York Times Bestselling author of TRUTHWITCH and WINDWITCH (as well as the SOMETHING STRANGE AND DEADLY series). Her next installment in t…
    - 8 Dec 17, 3:47pm -
  • The Goblins of Bellwater

    The Goblins of Bellwater

    I'm so excited for the release of THE GOBLINS OF BELLWATER by Molly Ringle! I was given early access to the book via NetGalley and am happy to give my honest review: I LOVED IT!Buy it here!Here's the official description:A story inspired by Christina…
    - 26 Sep 17, 8:57pm -
  • #PimpMyBio for #PitchWars 2017!

    #PimpMyBio for #PitchWars 2017!

    Hello!To regular readers, this is my #PimpMyBio for the awesome Pitch Wars contest being hosted over on Brenda Drake's website. Thank you SO much to her, the mentors, and everyone else who puts in so much time and energy to this wonderful contest. I…
    - 25 Jul 17, 1:11am -
  • Book Boos: April 2017

    Book Boos: April 2017

    I was on vacation to visit my sister in April and while sometimes time off from work means reading a lot, this time I was so busy I didn't get as many read. But that's okay! I was off in Nevada having a great time. On to the books!3. A COURT OF THORN…
    - 17 Jul 17, 2:33am -
  • Mom
    My mom will most likely never read this, but I wanted to list why she's so awesome in honor of Mother's Day:She never ever told me what I could and could not read. I am so grateful for this both because it meant she never embarrassed me by being "tha…
    - 14 May 17, 2:53am -
  • Book Boos: March 2017

    Book Boos: March 2017

    5. THE EMPEROR'S BLADES by Brian Staveley. (Audio). I liked this book and it reminded me a bit of GAME OF THRONES with the quest for the throne and family drama and fighting and stuff. I think I might try reading book two to see if I like it more in…
    - 26 Apr 17, 9:26pm -
  • Judy Blume is a Person
    I'm going to date myself here, but I didn't have the internet until I went to college. While I am glad for so many reasons that I didn't grow up with Facebook and Twitter, sometimes I realize how much I missed out on because of it.As a young teen gir…
    - 4 Mar 17, 12:10am -
  • Book Boos: February 2017

    Book Boos: February 2017

    5. THE HANDMAID'S TALE by Margaret Atwood. (Audio) Obviously this book is hella good and thought provoking and super why is it #5? Well...mostly because something has to be and it's not any less good than my other four reads this mont…
    - 3 Mar 17, 8:19pm -
  • Book Boos: January 2017

    Book Boos: January 2017

    6. A MONSTER CALLS by Patrick Ness. (Audio.) This was actually a spectacular book that made me cry in the end. The only reason it's 6 on my list is because it just wasn't totally a Scarlet book. I read it and appreciated it and yeah, the ending hit h…
    - 3 Feb 17, 1:00am -
  • Winter Wonderland
    People give me a hard time about the weather. Like because I know what I like (COLD) and am 100% happy when I get to wear layers and scarves and hope for snow that I'm weird. I literally never complain about it being cold. Never ever.But when it's Ja…
    - 12 Jan 17, 10:56pm -
  • 2016: Book Boos in Review
    2016 Year in Books73 read4 were re-reads47 were YA (64%)26 were adult (36%)38 had fantasy elements1 was non-fiction 49 are parts of series (whoa!)34 were published in 20161 will be published in 2017Top 12** (in read date order):THIS SAVAGE SONG by Vi…
    - 1 Jan 17, 8:15pm -
  • Book Boos: December

    Book Boos: December

    4. THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS by M.R. Carey. (Audio). I liked the beginning of this book a little more than the back half. The plot changes a bit about halfway through and it took me by surprise and I found myself missing the beginning plot. But sti…
    - 1 Jan 17, 7:30pm -
  • Book Boos: November

    Book Boos: November

    5. THE PHARO'S GATE by Nick Bantock. This is a tough one because when I bought this, I didn't realize it was part of a long series. The description says you can read it on its own and I agree, but I enjoyed it more for the creative use of letters tha…
    - 4 Dec 16, 6:11pm -
  • Book Boos: October

    Book Boos: October

    5. THIS IS WHERE IT ENDS by Marieke Nijkamp. (Audio).  This plot in this book is difficult to read, but from a writing standpoint, I really like how the author told it. It was told in time increments that showed how quickly things can happen, but it…
    - 10 Nov 16, 6:25pm -


Scarlets Reviews

  • Smallfoot
    Date Seen: October 2018While I'm not always drawn to animated movies, this one seemed made for me as I love snow and cold and yetis! I enjoyed the film a lot as it was super cute and had a fun story. Channing Tatum voices the main character Migo and…
    - 11 Oct 18, 10:15pm -
  • Red Sparrow

    Red Sparrow

    Date Seen: 16 March 2018This movie is practically made for me. A favorite actress (Jennifer Lawrence), a favorite setting (Russia), and a favorite genre (spy).There were so many things I liked about the film. It's dark and cold in its setting, it's b…
    - 18 Mar 18, 2:27pm -
  • Black Panther
    Date Seen: March 2018I was actually a little nervous to see Black Panther. Everyone was loving it and coming out of the theatre raving...but the last time that happened? I didn't like the movie. (Guardians of the Galaxyzzzzzzzz.) But I also had high…
    - 18 Mar 18, 1:26pm -
  • Baby Driver
    Date Seen: September 2017This one got built up way too much for me before I saw it. That, combined with what I felt to be a misleading trailer, made me not love it. I really really liked it, but I didn't seem to love it like so many others do. I want…
    - 10 Jan 18, 12:27am -
  • The Shape of Water
    Date Seen: 27 December 2017The reviews for this one have been off the charts, but when I left the theatre I thought, "I liked it a lot, but I didn't love it."The spoiler-free review is that it's weird (know your directors, people!), visually pleasing…
    - 31 Dec 17, 11:51pm -
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi
    Date Seen: 18 December 2017Ahhh, my third Star Wars movie and the one I have been most excited for! When I saw The Force Awakens, I had no expectations, but was intrigued by the cast and the director (JJ Abrams)....with Rogue One I figured I wouldn't…
    - 18 Dec 17, 9:02pm -
  • Battle of the Sexes
    Date Seen: 18 October 2017I saw this with my mom in a small theatre where we were the only viewers. So...we made a lot of comments during the film. My awareness of Billie Jean King is from now, when she is shown at the US Open and maybe from some foo…
    - 25 Oct 17, 1:47am -
  • Blade Runner 2049
    Date Seen: 8 October 2017Wowwwwwwwwww! Blade Runner 2049 is the neo-noir film of the future I didn't know I needed so desperately in my life. Full disclosure, I haven't seen the original Blade Runner, but it didn't seem to matter as I followed along…
    - 8 Oct 17, 11:20pm -
  • mother!
    Date Seen: 15 September 2017mother! is crazy. For most people when they ask me how it was, I say, "Have you seen Requiem for a Dream? Because it's like that times 10." It's not your typical movie where there's a plot with a climax and resolution and…
    - 8 Oct 17, 10:53pm -
  • The Glass Castle
    Date Seen: 4 September 2017I've never read THE GLASS CASTLE by Jeanette Walls, but, having worked at a bookstore for years, I've handed it to hundreds of people. I knew it was an autobiography of the writer's tough childhood, but I never realized how…
    - 9 Sep 17, 11:29pm -
  • Dunkirk


    Date Seen: 21 July 2017Dunkirk is incredible.While based on the true story of the evacuation of Allied soldiers  in 1940, the subject matter could have easily led to "just another movie" about World War 2. What Christopher Nolan presents, is a non-l…
    - 5 Aug 17, 2:40am -
  • Wonder Woman
    Date seen: 14 June 2017Wonder Woman was kind of the perfect type of superhero movie for me.First of all, a lot of backstory. We learn all about Diana's upbringing and training and growing into the woman she is as we know her now. I LOVE training mont…
    - 18 Jun 17, 2:23am -
  • Alien: Covenant
    Date Seen: 19 May 2017Alien: Covenant is a very entertaining two hours. The space and threat of alien lifeforms are scary, the crew is funny/memorable/likable, and the effects are really great! Is it extraordinary? No. Did it make me cry? No (shockin…
    - 19 May 17, 10:11pm -
  • Beauty and the Beast (2017)
    Date Seen: 17 March 2017I've loved Beauty and the Beast since my childhood when it came out and in recent years, as I've grown older, it's become one of my favorite Disney films. I rewatched the original Disney film recently and was captivated like a…
    - 18 Mar 17, 4:55am -
  • The Huntsman: Winter's War
    Date Seen: 23 April 2016This movie serves as a sort of bookend to the first Huntsman movie with Kristen Stewart, but you don't need to have seen that to enjoy this one. The story begins with Ravenna and Freya and the worst case of sibling rivalry the…
    - 3 Mar 17, 10:43pm -
  • Get Out
    Date Seen: 3 March 2017The marketing behind this movie, that not much can be said about it, combined with what people have heard about it-- that it's about racism-- is spot on. I made sure I got to the theatre ASAP so I could watch it before anything…
    - 3 Mar 17, 7:39pm -
  • Jackie
    Date Seen: 8 January 2017I didn't know a lot about Jackie Kennedy before watching this movie, to be honest. I also didn't know much about John F. Kennedy's assassination and the week that followed. I've never even seen the footage of him getting shot…
    - 12 Jan 17, 9:39pm -
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
    Date Seen: 1 January 2017My frustration with stormtroopers and their ridiculous outfits is something I need to mention before I get into anything about the plot of Rogue One. WHY DO THEY WEAR THOSE DUMB OUTFITS IF THEY DON'T PROTECT THEM FROM ANYTHIN…
    - 1 Jan 17, 8:22pm -
  • La La Land
    Date Seen: 30 December 2016"City of stars, are you shining just for me?"Another quote seems fitting: "That moment when you finish a book, look around, and realize that everyone is just carrying on with their lives..." Just replace *book* with the bea…
    - 30 Dec 16, 9:45pm -
  • Manchester by the Sea
    Date seen: 27 December 2016I didn't bring enough tissues for this movie.Manchester by the Sea is an amazingly wonderful film that will gut you, leaving you both sad and hopeful. The performances are off the charts good. Casey Affleck as the younger b…
    - 27 Dec 16, 11:36pm -
  • Allied
    Date seen: 11 December 2016Allied is a wonderful mashup of Casablanca, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, and Notorious. It's the story of a Canadian intelligence officer who works with and then falls in love with a French resistance fighter in World War II. The st…
    - 11 Dec 16, 7:46pm -
  • Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life: Winter
    Date Seen: 25 November 2016I am a huge Gilmore Girls fan. (Have you listened to my podcast? Go ahead...I'll wait...) I'm also the type of fan who will generally enjoy something I've been looking forward to. I have a disgusting ability to find the sil…
    - 4 Dec 16, 5:39am -
  • Arrival
    Date Seen: 14 November 2016I haven't read the short story by Ted Chiang "Story of Your Life" that this film is based on so I went into the theatre knowing very little about the plot. Arrival is really cool on the surface as Amy Adams' character works…
    - 21 Nov 16, 8:35pm -
  • Doctor Strange
    Date Seen: 11 November 2016Doctor Strange kind of blew my mind.I remember walking out of Inception six years ago with my mind feeling a little gelatinous from what I had just watched and I left the theatre with a similar feeling today. Doctor Strange…
    - 12 Nov 16, 1:49am -
  • X- Men: Aocalypse
    Date seen: 31 October 2016I LOVE the X-Men movies! I like that their powers don't come from suits  and that they're all so conflicted. I also really like how Michael Fassbender looks. Halfway through Apocalypse I found myself wondering what we ever…
    - 2 Nov 16, 9:36pm -




Sarah On Life

  • Well, things change
    So someone posted on Facebook about LiveJournal (and TQC) and it inspired me to stop by! So, I'm now a married lady, for about 16 days now. I have a gorgeous one year old girl puppy. Still in Texas, still working the same great job I got last year…
    - 20 Jul 14, 1:35am -
  • Untitled
    So this happened...:D :D :D :D
    - 2 Oct 12, 11:26am -
  • Untitled
    It would be nice if before beginning training on a new aspect of a computer program we could just tell the presenter, "We've all used computers before so skip to what we need to know. Also, we understand how checks work." That way we don't have to…
    - 5 Sep 12, 7:13pm -
  • Untitled
    I just broke my life-long streak of never leaving the house in sweats. For the sake of a Doritos taco from Taco Bell. And I wasn't even hungry.And then I almost hit what I swear was an albino fox in the parking lot.I don't even know what my life ha…
    - 4 Jun 12, 2:14am -
  • Untitled
    Given these reviews, would you go to this spa, or am I just looking for a bad foot fungus that way? The price is really good!I've decided to cut running out of my workout plan and just go back to walking. I just can't do it. I mean, I can physical…
    - 24 May 12, 7:12pm -
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    I want to do a "spoof" of those family stickers on my back window, but I don't know what. I found a place with some dinosaurs, I though it might be fun to have the T-Rex (or maybe a Triceratops, since that's my favorite). But I want it to be silly…
    - 24 Apr 12, 7:00pm -
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    It enrages me far more than it should when people ask question on LJ about how to get something clean and they have not first tried washing it with soap and water. "Clean it? With hot water you say? Well I suppose I can try..."
    - 9 Nov 11, 3:29pm -
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    I rejoined Twitter this week. I never really used it before, but decided to give it a go. So far I'm mostly just following sports people, so if you know of someone interesting (or YOU) that I should follow, let me know!And my name there is the same…
    - 7 Oct 11, 6:19pm -
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    I woke up an hour and a half late, got ready in less than 10 minutes, and then sat in traffic for two hours. This week is starting off real swell.And this morning was also the first time in probably 15 years that I wore sweat pants outside of the ho…
    - 12 Sep 11, 1:21pm -
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    Things I need/want to do now that I'm caught up from moving and have extra money, plus extra money for months to come.1. Pay off all credit cards2. Get an eye exam and get new contacts and glasses3. Buy a Kindle. I know these should be done in th…
    - 18 Aug 11, 2:49pm -
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    Apparently I'm moving tonight. As in moving everything. Fun stuff. There's going to be a bunch of games (little league or city league, I'm not sure) at the ballpark this weekend, so Brannon and Travis have to work. They think we can get everythin…
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    15 Years Ago (June 1996), :1. I was getting ready to start eighth grade and thought I was hot shit.2. We moved from our gorgeously large house in Sebring to the trailer in Avon Park. Which was still pretty nice, as trailers go. 3. I was dating my…
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    I just discovered that I'm ranked 56th worldwide on one of the Facebook games I play. Part of me is ashamed I play so much. The other part is wondering how much effort it'll take to break into the top 50.
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    To buy a house this summer, I would need to be under contract by the end of this week. As I have no more listings to look at, this isn't going to happen. The lease on our current apartment is up on July 31st. So I poked around Craigslist and this…
    - 21 Jun 11, 3:28pm -
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    If the rapture/apocalypse/whatever happens before I can post again, bye!
    - 20 May 11, 8:28pm -
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    - I haven't run since the race on Saturday. I've been too busy with Heather and Sergei every night.+ Starting next week I'm going to start training for a half-marathon. Just cause I can. I don't know what half-marathon, but I'll pick one somewhere…
    - 13 May 11, 5:06pm -
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    Official race time was 34:50. I was hoping for 36 if I pushed it. Hell yeah, I'm awesome.
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    Between my mortgage broker thinking my first name doesn't have an -h- and my realtor thinking my last names has an -a- and me having my name properly spelled on every email, I'm surprised we're all able to realize we're talking about the same person…
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    A coworker just asked me about my Easter plans and it got me thinking about my grandma. We used to have a fairly big celebration at her house every year, everyone would come. I remember one year I lost a tooth the night before Easter. I was sharin…
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    I wanted to wear pigtails today, but I can't braid my own hair to save my life and I live waaaay too far away to have my mom do my hair, lol. So I've got two ponytails instead and they are no where near as good.I'm supposed to finally go look at hou…
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    The boat is now in Annapolis! Yay! Although I don't really get to go visit it. There's an open house this weekend, but only the married employees were invited. (Apparently the logic was that single employees have no one to show the boat off to? i…
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    When I get paid this week, I'm going to register for a 5k on May 7th. I'm kind of scared, lol.
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    Oh God, my realtor just sent me some listings and there is a house I love love love. It needs a lot of work, but it's a great space. And it looks like it has a separate basement apartment. It's slightly above my price range though (by $10,000) and…
    - 6 Apr 11, 8:24pm -
  • Writer's Block: It must be love
    His name was Jake, it was 2nd grade. We went to the science musuem on a field trip and they had these special crayons that could write on skin and I wrote his name on my arm, lol. I did eventually send him a note that said, "Do you like me? Circle…
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    I have the most boring dreams in the world. Last night I dreamed that my realtor finally got back to me with a list of houses I might like, but they were mostly in Georgia, so that was a problem. The night before that I dreamed that I had a unibrow…
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Sing Like Sassy

  • Follow up to the dust and crumb posts

    Follow up to the dust and crumb posts

    On Wednesday we laughed and pointed at my lameness chatted about celibacy and @reads4pleasure noted in the comments that she too struggles when it comes to making moves on guys and getting cocoa heated up for stirring.@TiffanyInHouston responded t…
    - 27 Aug 16, 10:24pm -
  • A Change Is Gon' Come

    A Change Is Gon' Come

    Well, in some areas of my life there have been great change and in others not so much. I'll hit the unchanged stuff real quick.Despite months of talking to many many many many different outlets and people about various opportunities, I have not loc…
    - 11 Aug 14, 2:22pm -
  • But wait, there IS good news!

    But wait, there IS good news!

    A coworker told me today out of the blue that I always look stylishly pulled together and fresh. Which of course pepped up my cute shoe step. Like I said the other day, I might be fat but I'll be DAMNED if I just give up. I have an acting event com…
    - 22 Apr 14, 4:16pm -
  • Freedom Is *NOT* Free

    Freedom Is *NOT* Free

    I spent some time clicking back through old posts yesterday and laughing, but as I scrolled through, I noticed something: I've written A LOT about not liking my job.Now, I'm trying to figure out if that's a matter of me having a bad day or week and…
    - 21 Apr 14, 2:00pm -
  • Hello and other things....

    Hello and other things....

    It's been a longggggggg time. A lot has happened and not a lot has happened at the same time. I'm not even sure what to write in this space but I woke up and felt the urge to say (write) something so I'll just word vomit here. I apologize in advance…
    - 20 Apr 14, 3:04pm -
  • The Long And Winding Road....

    The Long And Winding Road....

    Hey! *waves* This post may be long and rambly, so I apologize in advance.I read this statement yesterday and it gave me pause: "…in general people regret inactions rather than actions.  There's actually a whole field of study in social psychol…
    - 30 Sep 13, 5:07pm -
  • Who is your cheerleader?

    Who is your cheerleader?

    Didn't mean to be away this long, but I was busy socializing, then I was traveling and then I couldn't get into the blog.But anyway! Today I want to write about cheerleaders. Do you have one or more? I'm talking about people who are in your corner…
    - 11 Sep 13, 1:05pm -
  • Do something that's worth the risk

    Do something that's worth the risk

    "You have to find something that you love enough to be able to take risks, jump over the hurdles and break through the brick walls that are always going to be placed in front of you. If you don't have that kind of feeling for what it is you are d…
    - 27 Aug 13, 2:59pm -
  • "U better live now, before the grim reaper come knocking on your door" -- Prince

    "U better live now, before the grim reaper come knocking on your door" -- Prince

    I went to a Prince v. Michael Jackson dance party at the Howard Theater on Friday night and this Prince-like dude right here was doing IT!Before the dance-a-thon, I went to the gym at work and did a bunch of squats, push ups and lunges. My body ha…
    - 26 Aug 13, 2:26pm -
  • Making a way when there ain't one

    Making a way when there ain't one

    I took my current job partly because I needed to move on from where I was and partly because I wanted something that had regular hours so I could focus on being a wife and mom. The hours were good, the money was nice, the offices were walking distanc…
    - 23 Aug 13, 5:06am -
  • Things are the same and yet, so much has changed

    Things are the same and yet, so much has changed

    I spent some time reading through old posts yesterday, and it was odd looking at all that has happened in the last five years from a distance. I'm so far away from the high moments (the first year of my marriage) and the low ones (infidelity, inferti…
    - 23 Aug 13, 5:05am -
  • Boobcrumb-gate 2012

    Boobcrumb-gate 2012

    This morning as I was driving to work it popped into my head that I had never shared the mortifying incident that my friends and I now call, "Boobcrumb-gate." I think I have enough distance from it now that I can discuss.So. Here 'tis.Against my…
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  • Friday turned out to be a heavy day anyway...

    Friday turned out to be a heavy day anyway...

    Someone I loved and admired passed away. I spent half the day crying at my desk and the other half crying at someone else's desk as we remembered good times with our friend and mourned the loss.It wasn't unexpected and it was at the same time becau…
    - 23 Aug 13, 5:03am -
  • "Just Adopt!"

    "Just Adopt!"

    I haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaate it when people say this, especially if they are people who have never struggled to get pregnant. It's easy to tell someone to "just adopt!" when you can just lie down, stir cocoa, and get up the next day with a baby in your bell…
    - 23 Aug 13, 5:01am -
  • Dust off your [redacted]

    Dust off your [redacted]

    I wasn't going to do a second post today, but @tiffanyhhouston, @earthangel and some other folks over on the Twitters are slaying me today talmbout folks who go years and years and years and years and years and years and years without stirring cocoa.…
    - 23 Aug 13, 5:00am -
  • Fitting In Cardboard

    Fitting In Cardboard

    This video sums up my awkward ass.Twitter: @SingLikeSassyClick on through to the blog to read the rest of this post...
    - 22 Aug 13, 4:53pm -
  • Alright, alright, alrighttttttt, just keep on livin'

    Alright, alright, alrighttttttt, just keep on livin'

    Welp, I had an extra fun weekend and came to work feeling all easy breezy cover girl today. *twirls and sprinkles confetti all over the blog*I joined the gym at work (I mentioned in my last post that I need to lose more weight, build some muscle an…
    - 19 Aug 13, 5:08pm -
  • *Moonwalks into the blog, twirls, pivots on tips of toes, tosses hat into crowd* SHAMON!

    *Moonwalks into the blog, twirls, pivots on tips of toes, tosses hat into crowd* SHAMON!

    Hey e'rybody! I woke up this morning and was like, I need to be blogging! So I spent the next 30 mins trying to figure out how to get back into this blog, then how to get into the email associated with this blog so that I could get back into the blog…
    - 15 Aug 13, 3:50pm -
  • What's happening people?

    What's happening people?

    I think I might feel like blogging again. Twitter: @SingLikeSassyClick on through to the blog to read the rest of this post...
    - 15 Aug 13, 12:09pm -
  • This is where I'm at today....

    This is where I'm at today....

    Twitter: @SingLikeSassyClick on through to the blog to read the rest of this post...
    - 16 Oct 12, 5:24pm -
  • Hey! *waves*

    Hey! *waves*

    What's everybody been up to lately?My family has been visiting for the past two weeks (mom's side and then dad's side) and that was fun.I'm trying to learn some basic Arabic phrases before I travel to Cairo.Mr. SLS bought a new car and now I wa…
    - 23 Jul 12, 5:06pm -
  • I'm sorry kids....

    I'm sorry kids....

    I've been spending a lot of time managing my public persona and building up that brand and haven't had much left over for this blog.But here's a quick stream of consciousness ramble about what's been going on with me:I've finally figured out the…
    - 13 Jun 12, 8:06pm -
  • Alone With You -- Tevin Campbell

    Alone With You -- Tevin Campbell

    I used to love this song, though I had to admit hearing him say, "My name's Tevin... what's yours?" like he's trying to be sexy when he looks and sounds 12 is kinda gross.Twitter: @SingLikeSassyClick on through to the blog to read the rest o…
    - 30 May 12, 5:31pm -
  • Getting outside the comfort zone

    Getting outside the comfort zone

    I hang out with Mr. XSLS. We are friends. On Sunday I went to my ex-in-laws house where they were cooking out, let niece SLS play with my doggy, then Mr. XSLS and I took the dog home and went to see The Avengers again (we went to see it at midnight o…
    - 29 May 12, 2:18pm -
  • FROM THE SLS ARCHIVES SingLikeSassy: The Hitcher

    FROM THE SLS ARCHIVES SingLikeSassy: The Hitcher

    My cousin Chris is just shy of one year older than me. He's an only child, his parents divorced when he was 1, our moms are sisters and we were raised more like brother and sister than cousins. That meant we did everything together when we were kid…
    - 24 May 12, 11:58am -

Stay At Home Pundit

  • Until They Know You Care

    Until They Know You Care

    This is a bit of a departure for this site. I’ve been trying to stretch my writing skills a bit so I entered an essay contest at YeahWrite. The prompt for the first round was to tell a personal story about…Read more →The post Until They Know…
    - 7 Feb 18, 9:32pm -
  • Collusion, Obstruction, and Resistance

    Collusion, Obstruction, and Resistance

    I’ve never been convinced the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to win the election. Now, don’t get mad. I’m firmly convinced that Russian agents fucked with the election by multiple means. And I’m equally convinced that they will continue…
    - 1 Feb 18, 10:30pm -
  • The State of the Flavored Diet Coke Union

    The State of the Flavored Diet Coke Union

    My fellow Americans, hello. And also any non-American reading this, hello to you, too. I do not think your countries are shitholes and I like you very much. Thank you for reading. As we all know, the state of our…Read more →The post The State o…
    - 30 Jan 18, 9:57pm -
  • 20 Week Abortion Ban On Senate Calendar

    20 Week Abortion Ban On Senate Calendar

    It seems somehow fitting that I looked at my desk and saw my Hillary doll and a box of matches because I’m about to write about reproductive rights and I WANT TO BURN THINGS DOWN. (Note: The matches are not…Read more →The post 20 Week Abortio…
    - 25 Jan 18, 3:35pm -
  • Shutdown Fallout

    Shutdown Fallout

    Hello friends. Let’s take this time we have together and talk a little about the mini-shutdown we all lived through. There are a lot of takes floating around about what the Democrats did do and did not do and what…Read more →The post Shutdown…
    - 23 Jan 18, 10:35pm -
  • Chelsea Manning’s Senate Campaign

    Chelsea Manning’s Senate Campaign

    I learned yesterday that Chelsea Manning has filed papers to run for the Senate in Maryland as a Democrat. Since I am a Democrat in Maryland myself, I have thoughts about this. A lot of thoughts. Thoughts about the senate…Read more →The post Ch…
    - 14 Jan 18, 5:13pm -
  • Oprah in 2020? Or not?

    Oprah in 2020? Or not?

    I’m here to join the chorus of people who don’t want Oprah to run for president. This is not to say I would not vote for Oprah in 2020 if she were the Democratic candidate in a showdown for the…Read more →The post Oprah in 2020? Or not? app…
    - 8 Jan 18, 8:40pm -
  • The New Trump Tell-All: A Hot Take

    The New Trump Tell-All: A Hot Take

    Get yourself some ice water, because I’m back with a hot take on the news of the moment. Michael Wolff has a new Trump tell-all coming out next week called “The Fire and the Fury: Inside the Trump White House”.…Read more →The post The New…
    - 4 Jan 18, 5:05pm -
  • Fitness Goals? How About Fun-ness Goals!

    Fitness Goals? How About Fun-ness Goals!

    So here we are in the brand new year and we all know what that means: everyone and their brother is going to encourage you to make fitness resolutions for 2018. Gyms will offer you discounts. Magazines will list the hottest…Read more →The post…
    - 3 Jan 18, 7:23pm -
  • Hot Take on Utah’s Senate Race

    Hot Take on Utah’s Senate Race

    This afternoon, my phone started blowing up with news that Senator Orin Hatch, Republican of Utah, will not seek re-election this coming fall. This is terrific news because he’s literally been in the Senate for most of my life and Utahns?…Read…
    - 2 Jan 18, 9:21pm -

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