Sunday, January 09, 2011

mad men-esque

wide open
it's a sunday full of possibility. while i certainly have some household tasks (and blog-related projects!) i need to get to, it's certainly not an overwhelming list.

however, i do have one goal for today, and that will be to spend most of my time disconnected. i will need the internet for a few things (vacation planning, recipe-finding, and the like), but other than that i plan on leaving my reader alone and (gasp) email un-checked.

wish me luck! (i may need it.)

win $500 from anthro: in your own words
obviously, a $500 giveaway is not in theshubox's budget. however, i wanted to spread the word about this contest that the company is holding, just in case any of you want to enter, talented and brilliant as i know you are!

the assignment is to write a 30-word postcard inspired by the following ad campaign:

the link to enter is here. i had fun writing an entry! josh remarked that the process reminded him of mad men, which made me begin to lament my choice of career, because HEY i could have been a glamorous copywriter enjoying liquor at work instead of a kid/hormone doctor.

but the i settled down and remembered that i like my job a lot, and for the most part cannot stomach straight up whiskey or bourbon.

so, yeah. enter the contest! you'll have fun, and of course remember to bestow a little kickback to the person who referred you, right? kidding. (kind of.)

seriously contemplating this
although i will probably chicken out.

speaking of mad men
josh and i attended the annual UNC surgery holiday party last night. it's always been a bit of a stuffy affair (sorry!) but this year was not so bad.

think old furniture + a bunch of surgeons in suits. like this one!

i wore an anthro sale find that i was inspired to buy after seeing it on miss emily (of daily garnish fame). honestly, i think she rocks it a lot better than i do, and i felt a bit matronly last night.

part of that is admittedly a bit of body image angst that goes along with my running reform. to be honest, i am at a weight that in the past would have sent me into uber-healthy cleansing mode -- not with any drastic or unhealthy motives, but just to drop a few vanity pounds. now, i am trying to embrace them in the hopes that maybe they will be of help.

and if it means being forced to expand my anthro dress collection a bit, can it REALLY be so terrible?



workout: 4 mile trail run (with josh again!) in duke forest (the al beuhler trail + the fitness loop, for the locals). it was quite hilly but much more manageable than last weekends crazy dash. our pace was clocked at 9:14/mi, which i was actually pretty pleased with (it's a VERY hilly course).

i wish i had a picture of the post-run snack we enjoyed at LOYO! it was snowing, but that didn't stop me from enjoying every bite of my peanut butter/banana/granola concoction. love that place!


  1. Sarah- you look fantastic!!! Enjoy your "disconnected" day!

  2. I think the dress looks cute, not matronly.

  3. You do not look matronly - you look adorable! I didnt know it came in black - fun. I think I just have a FEW more curves, haha. :)

  4. Anonymous11:09 AM

    No way do you look matronly! That dress is so cute on you! The first picture looks like a fancy catalog. Is the fitness loop the square trail by whole foods?

  5. I think you look stunning in that dress! You look as petite as ever Sarah! The extra pounds will pay off though...totally worth it

  6. you do NOT look matronly. You look lovely! enjoy the internet disconnect :-)

  7. Anonymous1:10 PM

    Take a valium you're a knockout

  8. Anonymous3:02 PM


  9. Anonymous4:35 PM

    only u notice a few pounds. get over it

  10. I love your pretty dress! I covet everything that Anthropologie has to offer! The only thing I don't love is their prices. :)

  11. nan, lee, emily, allie, ameena, rg, GC, and cp - thank you!

    anon #1: i prefer xanax. faster onset! (kidding. but thank you. and you're probably right.)

    anon #2: well, me, and several pairs of my pants. and i am pretty much over it! i was just being honest.

  12. oh, and ameena: the sales can be really good! i only paid $44 for the dress (it's on sale here for $60, plus they were running a 25% off deal.

  13. If you are wanting to explore the zen thing, may I suggest the Tara Brach podcasts? They are free on iTunes or you can download them from the website Good stuff... :-)

  14. michelle: i am interested! i will check it out -- thank you!