Outta My Way!

July 2, 2010

I’m what you might call a fast walker. This is not to be confused with a fast talker which I definitely am not. In that case, you’re thinking of Sarah #1. See how complementary we are with our combination of fast walking AND talking?

So, I don’t really do leisurely very well. Regardless of where I’m headed, I move with purpose. In the mall? In the grocery store? You better get out of my way. I will pass you. It can be annoying for those who are with me. It’s like a game where I continually consider the best way to pass people.

I suppose it’s a mild personality flaw, but I can’t help it. I implore you to keep up with; otherwise, I’ll see you at the top of the escalator because I’m not going to stand there riding it up to the top.

Long walks on the beach interest me, if completed at a brisk pace. Stopping to smell the flowers is also something I enjoy, as long as it’s merely a respite from all the fast walking. I’m not much for “slow and steady wins the race” – I get really bored. I need to be moving.

Anyway, I was reading this month’s issue of Shape magazine and I came across an interesting blurb:

“A new study from Harvard University found thatt women who walk briskly – about 3 miles per hour – are 37 percent less likely to suffer a stroke than those who don’t walk for exercise.”

The ideal speed, apparently, is one where you can still hold a conversation but probably cannot sing. Twenty minutes a day of walking at this speed is all you need – not much considering 80,000 women die from strokes each year.

I really love when random health studies justify my habits. My coffee prevents Alzheimer’s, dark chocolate lowers my blood pressure, and obnoxiously walking fast everywhere I go helps prevent strokes.

Go science!

– Sarah #2

De-Cluttering and As Seen on TV

May 22, 2010

Bad news, folks.  I have gone on a major de-cluttering spree in my apartment and in my life.

This effectively means that my love of “As Seen on TV” products is going to be filed away under “fun things to laugh about on the internet” (whereas it was once filed under “fun things to ponder until I finally would cave, buy it and try it out).

What do you guys think?  Are “As Seen on TV” useful in any way?  Or should I move forward with my de-cluttering?

Sarah #1

Happy Birthday Sarah #2!!

April 27, 2010

Today is Sarah #2’s birthday. I really wish that I could be there to celebrate with her. But alas – I’m stuck in Georgia and she is being well-cared for by her friends and coworkers in Pennsylvania.

Now … Lest you think that because we are not together I don’t have a picture or a story for you …

… I have a picture and story for you.

When Sarah #2 turned 21 in college, we were juniors and I was the only other one of our friends who was 21.  But everyone wanted to drink celebrate with her anyway – so we had a party in her room, counted down to midnight (because that’s what you do in college – you don’t wait until the morning to celebrate when you can do it at midnight) and then Sarah #2 and I went down to the bar for her first legal drink.

When we walked in, we showed the bouncer our IDs.  He looked at Sarah #2’s, looked at the clock and said, “Don’t throw up.”

Really … that’s good advice anywhere, not just at a bar on your 21st birthday.

So Sarah #2 and I are sitting at the bar talking to the bartender.  He apparently had graduated from Ursinus the year before so we started talking about school and then about life and before we knew it two hours had passed and I really needed to get back, because – well – I had a Logic exam at 8 a.m.  We told the bartender we were leaving because of my exam and it was at that point that he suggested we do a shot of tequila, on him.  I told him I shouldn’t because I needed to be in a good state of mind for my exam.  He said it would actually help me.  I was skeptical.

So we did.  And then we took this picture.

Six hours later I took an exam.  And if I remember correctly, I got an A.

And then we went back to the bar that afternoon for happy hour.  After all, why only celebrate once?


It’s More Than Just a Dress

March 23, 2010

Wear a Dress Tuesday … What’s the point?

It is not just about the fact that wearing dresses can make an ordinary day – or even a ‘blah’ day – special.  Because you could wear a dress any day of the week and practically achieve the same goal.  It’s about the girls that are doing it with you.  Wearing a dress on Wear a Dress Tuesday reminds you every time you catch a glimpse of yourself in the mirror or smooth out a wrinkle in your outfit that you are not alone.  Girls all around the world have days where they feel fat, bloated and want to stay in bed.  Girls all around the world yearn to feel special – even just for one moment.  Girls all around the world give themselves unreachable expectations concerning who they are as a wife, daughter, friend, sister, employee and more – and they are disappointed in themselves when they fall short.

Wear a Dress Tuesday isn’t about one person trying to make their day better by wearing a dress.  It is about a community of friends – those nearby and those from afar – being joined together by a day that was designed to make them feel special.  It is about coming together by an article of clothing and feeling fabulous, feeling special and feeling like you have conquered all of your expectations.

Last night I was in class until 9 p.m. and much of it was spent giggling with two of my girlfriends over our pre-class shopping and dinner trip.  They will both be partaking in Wear a Dress Tuesday.

When I got home from class I posted a facebook status that asked who would be joining Sarah #2 and me and heard back from several others who will all be partaking in Wear a Dress Tuesday.

As I burned the midnight oil to finish a paper that was due today, I was talking to Sarah #2 on gchat and we discussed how the weather was trying to put a damper on my choice for Wear a Dress Tuesday.  I don’t care that it is only 39 degrees right now.  I am wearing a spring dress for Wear a Dress Tuesday.

Join Sarah #2 and I (and many of our friends!!) as we take back the Tuesdays.

Sarah #1

Too Far

December 14, 2009

I think “As Seen on TV” took things  one step too far …

For $19.95, this could be yours.

Sarah #1

(p.s. aren’t you glad I am done with finals and can share these things with you?)

Sarah #2’s Hair

November 20, 2009

Sarah #2’s hair has been a subject of conversation between us lately.  I think she needs a change.  She thinks she needs a change.  I think it needs to be slightly drastic.  She’s not sure her hair will lend itself to a drastic change.

I think her hair lends itself perfectly to the Alexis Bledel “Rory Gilmore’s late college years” hairstyle …

Thoughts?  Will you join me in my push to overhaul Sarah #2’s hair?

Sarah #1

There’s Still Love.

November 13, 2009

8:54 EST

Sarah #1 – current gChat status:
I want to cry.

Sarah #2 – current gChat status:
I hate you.

Don’t worry – we still love each other.

Sarah Love