Venus Trapped in Mars Sports and Lifestyle Blog Dallas

30 October 2014


Linking up with Helene and Taylor today! I linked up with three out of 31 prompts this month. That is 10% of prompts when you round up! Alright, double digits! 

Today I present to you...
The facts (that I can think of at this current moment in time) of Sarah: an Autobiography. 

Now many of these things you will already know if you read the blog everyday, so that just leaves my mom. For everyone else... legggo!  

1. Places I've Lived
When I meet new people, and they ask where I'm from, I get really anxious having to answer that question. Virginia is where I was born, but Tennessee will always be home sweet home to me. And then there was that time I lived in Kentucky.... Screw it, here is a map:

2. My Dad passed away when I was 19
Dealing with a loss is different for everyone. I had a really hard time for a couple of years. But now, I look at losing my dad as knowing that I've got someone watching over me, guiding me in the right direction and bringing certain people into my life, at the very moment I need them most. Pretty cool, huh? 

3. I have a Public Relations degree with a business minor from THE University of Tennessee 
I have no desire to do anything in the Public Relations field. That was a mistake. I don't like handling crisis, like, at all. And as much as I support volunteering and donating to charities, I don't want to work in non-profit again (did that once). All that said, I learned so much about the communications field, and I'm a firm believer that anything you need to know, can be found at the University of Google. 

4. FACT: I currently reside in the greatest little town in America: Deep Ellum
Rent in Deep Ellum is such a fantastic value for what you're getting in return. Plus, I can walk to anything, from food to bars to shopping, and new restaurants, breweries and bars pop up literally overnight.

From what people have told me, Deep Ellum used to be THE place to be in Dallas back in the 90s, but then it took a big hit and went down hill. The early 2000s left it filled with abandoned buildings and a high crime rate. Just recently, the area has been given new life, thanks to some of Dallas' most popular restaurants (Pecan Lodge) and unique bars (Truth and Alibi) moving in the hood. If you are looking to buy property, snag it now in Deep Ellum, because damn is it making a comeback! 

5. I have two boyfriends 
This guy. And this guy. One I've been with for years and years and years, the other just for about 5 months. One doesn't mind having his picture on the blog, while the other prefers to be incognito. I know what you're thinking, and to go ahead and answer your question.... yes, they each know about the other, and yes they are ok (tickled even) when we all hang out together. 

6. I am an only child 
Which leads me to my next point...

7. I'm a sore loser 
You really don't want to play me (and beat me) in any sport or game that doesn't involve being on a team. So that includes but is not limited to: Tennis, Sorry, Monopoly, Golf, Horse, 21, 500. I also get very angry when my team is losing. I am the reason there could potentially be a fight at sporting event. When someone is rooting for the other team... right in front of me? Awww nah, hold my bag.... 
8. Although I played basketball my whole life, my dad would have told you that I should have been a golfer. 
But golf was boring. Basketball was fun (when we were winning, of course). And think, if I hadn't played basketball, then I wouldn't have a picture of me holding a bball on fire.

 9. I require constant entertainment
I am the exact opposite of a homebody. I love being out, having plans, doing stuff. Even if it is just being out roaming around aimlessly. I'll try anything once, and I can probably thank having this blog for that. Because, like I said yesterday, "Attitude is the Difference between an Ordeal and an Adventure!" 

10. Miranda Lambert is my favorite person on this planet
I cried when I went to visit her hometown. And also when I saw her in concert for the first time last year. Because that's normal. 

I'm sure I have about a billion more facts that could fill up volume 2, 3, 4, 5 etc.... but this post is really long already, and 10 is a round number, so we will stop there! 

Helene in Between Blogtober



  1. i love the map of places you lived. I think dallas is the place for you, for sure. I am always in awe the way you talk about losing your dad. You are one of the strongest people I know. I feel identical about PR. And your girl Miranda was so close to me this past weekend. I would have told her all about you.

  2. Great & Fun facts Sarah! I love Miranda too! I must see her in concert!!! And the fact about not being a homebody...we should totally be BFF's now :) Long distance anyway! lol!

  3. Im married and I have the same boyfriend that you do (pizza)....I've had Pete-za before, but I'm not picky haha. Also an only child here....and I guess I'd say I don't like losing, but I'm alright as long as the other person isn't a gloater.

  4. Love the map! That's a fun way to describe it. :) And I'm totally with you on being the opposite of a homebody. Thankfully my job requires me to be at event after event after event, so I don't have much time for that anyway.

  5. I FINALLY FOUND YOUR SHOP THROUGH THIS POST!!!! I don't even know why I was failing so hard at this until now haha also, I am the reason we don't have family game nights anymore - not only am I a super obnoxious winner, I am also a really sore loser, and if you're not holding your cards to your chest, I'll be checking them out. I once punched a guy when he kept fouling me at basketball and we lost because of it. True story. #suchajoytobearound
    I'm blaming it on being the oldest child? Yeah, let's go with that.
    PS: Loved this list! :)

  6. Deep Ellum was our fav place to go in the late 90's (in high school) because they had an awesome coffee shop there and I wish I remembered the name of it, but I did love that place glad it's coming back! Also, it's kinda crazy how much we have in common... I lost my mom at 20, love Miranda Lambert, and hate when I loose (or my Horns loose which is a common theme this year!) Love the post!

  7. You know you loved living in the bluegrass state as much as you did the volunteer state. Ha!

  8. Love this! I learned so much about you! That basketball on fire just made my day. LOL!

  9. Miranda Lambert is pretty much my long lost sister who doesn't know it yet! Ha!

  10. Stumbled across your blog from a linkup...happy to "meet" a fellow Texas blogger who loves sports, even if you are also a Tennessee fan... :)

    I do what I want.

  11. Lexington makes me have a sad face too. Although currently Morehead is also making me have a sad face. I'm pretty sure I need to just move to another state.

  12. I love when towns make a comeback! My husband is the director of planning and economic development for our SUPER small town and it has made me appreciate how wonderful it is when local businesses grow and help a town stop rolling up its sidewalks at night! Also, that pic of you and the on-fire basketball is magical.

  13. I'm the same way about constantly wanting to do something. My family and boyfriend get so tired of me because I'm always stir crazy and planning things. Sorry I'm not sorry.

  14. Yay! I'm so excited to move to the coolest neighborhood in America!!

    I still laugh at the nickname for your bf. Why doesn't he want to be on your blog? Lame sauce! lol I get it though, a lot of guys like their privacy.

    I love the map! I have only lived in PR, and Dallas.

  15. Love these! I need to take a trip out to Deep Ellum soon. Also, looks like we're gonna have to fight because pizza is MY boyfriend......... #awkward

  16. I love Miranda Lambert too! I once tweeted at my cities local country station that they needed to play more female country artists... the ratio is sadly not in our favor :/

  17. Love these facts. I'm curious why you didn't like Richmond. My hubs is interviewing all over the country right now for residency, and he just got back from Richmond so I've been asking people about their hometowns to get a better idea of what they're like. :)

  18. Tennessee is definitely home sweet home. I'll be glad to move to Asheville in the Spring just so I can be close to all my family again. We briefly considered Lexington since it's where all my friends live and where my alma mater is located, but we settled on the better option for us. I'll don my Duke Blue happily though, because well there is a little bit of TN there!

  19. Oh gosh, I'm the same kind of "hold my purse" girl when it comes to sporting events. My husband has had to physically remove me from dicey situations when it comes to people talking crap about Penn State or the Cardinals (St. Louis, that is)!

  20. I feel like we just had a mini bonding moment..except you still know pretty much nothing about me sooooo, this is gettin weird. I'll share a fact, we've lived in two of the same places! Knox (home sweet home is right!) and Lexington (which can also be summed up with a sad face...grad

  21. I'm a pretty sore loser too, so it's probably a good thing I never really played sports...

  22. That flaming basketball picture is absolutely everything.

  23. That basketball picture......
    I love me some Miranda Lambert. My best friend and I went to see her at Gruene Hall in college and got to meet her as she was walking off of her tour bus. Best. Moment. Ever.
    ~Elise @

  24. Love this! I love everything about it!



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