About Me

aboutme

I am a writer, a teacher, an urban vagabond, and currently, a barista. I earned a BA in Writing from Mount Union College, spent a year in a grad program at Mercyhurst College, two years working for the federal government, two years at Chatham University where I earned my MFA in poetry, while serving with AmeriCorps, and then I just stayed in Pittsburgh. Living in Pittsburgh has taught me a lot about myself and about what I want out of life. I discovered that I would like to work with teenagers, something I never even thought about before. My long term goal is to start a branch of the non-profit Writer’s Corps in Pittsburgh. Writer’s Corps teaches creative writing to teens on the community level—e.g. in community centers, homeless shelters, juvenille detention facilities, etc. In the meantime, I am reading, writing, trying to get more publications, and always learning. If I ever stop learning I’ll be dead. But then again, I’ve never been dead that I recall, so I might keep on learning even then. My interested are varied and range widely, as evident in this blog. I like literature, philosophy, music, history, pop culture, technology, design, and on and on. I have learned to live more cheaply, but I have two vices which I sometimes can’t resist spending money on– books and picture frames. There are two things in the world that always bring a smile to my face: jazz flute and tiny dogs wearing sweaters and booties. I play clarinet and my dogs barely tolerate the occasional bandana, so I don’t know how those things came to be. I loved the jazz flute moments in Anchor Man, but I felt like that before then. Now I am rambling so I’ll sign off for now. Below is one of those quizzy thingies if you want to know more about moi.

*The Ultimate About Me Survey*

Basics:
Name:
Sarah

DOB:
21 October

Birthplace:
PA

Current location:
Pittsburgh, PA

Eye color:
Tiger’s eye brown

Hair Color:
Dark brown

Height:
5″9 1/2′ (1.76 meter)

Heritage:
Melungeon, English, Native American

Piercings:
ears

Tattoos:
not yet

Favorite:
Band/Singer:
Gogol Bordello

Song:
Start Wearing Purple

Genre of Music:
indie, alternative, rock, r&b, rap, ethno pop

Color(s):
Purple

TV show(s):
Heroes, House MD

Movie(s):
Mirrormask, Persepolis, Nightwatch, Daywatch

Food:
chocolate

Store:
dollar store

#:
7, 3

Drink:
strawberry milk, peanut punch, mango juice

Clothing Brand:
strhess

Shoe Brand:
steve madden

Animal:
dog, pig

Pizza topping:
mushrooms and green pepper

Season:
Fall

Month:
October

Holiday:
Christmas

Flower:
Violet

This or That:
Sunny or rainy:
sunny

Chocolate or vanilla:
vanilla ice cream, chocolate everything else

Fruit or veggie:
mango, eggplant, portobella mushroom

Night or day:
day

Sour or sweet:
sour

Love or money:
love

Phone or in person:
in person

Poor & happy or rich & miserable:
poor and happy

Looks or personality:
combo

Coffee or tea:
coffee

Hot or cold:
cold

Your:
Goal for this year:
happiness

Most missed memory:
my grandma

Best physical feature:
eyes and lips

First thought waking up:
i’m awake

Future:
Do you wanna get married:
y

Do you wanna have kids:
y

If so, how many:
???

What do you want to be:
writer/community teacher

Do You:
Dance in the rain:
oh yes

Shower daily:
yes

Like thunderstorms:
sometimes

Sing:
yes, in the rain, in the shower, karaoke…

Play an instrument:
clarinet, bodhran, guitar

Think you are good looking:
sometimes

Get along with your parents:
yes

Other Questions:
Can you whistle:
yes

Right or left handed:
right

Biggest fear:
not doing enough

3 things you can’t live without:
music, reading, writing

Siblings:
1

Pets:
Akira & Shiro (Shiba Inu)

Nicknames:
Sis, Peanut, Mishka

If you could be anywhere right now where would you be:
New Mexico

Do you wear contacts/glasses:
glasses

Are you afraid of the dark:
how dark?

2 responses to “About Me

  1. Heather

    Hmm. I feel like I know of you quite well… I did not peg you as one who like R & B or Rap. Shows how much I know! lol.

  2. My dad was a pastor for six years so I’m a PK as well.

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