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About This Blog

When I started ThatsAGirlsCar.com in 2008, it was supposed to be about my newfound appreciation of cars — an interest I never thought I’d have. Inspired partially by my own new (well, used) car and partially by my love of “Top Gear,” I wanted to write specifically about cars and the auto industry.

Then my husband’s friends told me I’d bought “a girl’s car.” I hated that label. I hate whenever someone says this is for boys and that is for girls. So I decided to take the phrase over and make it awesome, not detrimental.

Yet the more I wrote, the more the name fit, even though my posts were rarely about cars. So much of my life has been spent getting trapped by stereotypes, fighting against them, and — on the best days — laughing at them. Sometimes you have to own what’s been holding you back. Then can you have power over it. Then can you make it awesome, not detrimental.

Today, I write about life in general. Writing, pop culture, crafts, dogs, cars — you name it.

I hope you enjoy my blog posts. Thanks for reading them.

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About Sarah Rodriguez Pratt

  • I have a Bachelor’s degree in English from Harvard University, and a Master’s degree in Information Studies (formerly Library Science) with specialization in Preservation Administration from UT-Austin.
  • I grew up in McAllen, Texas. It’s about fifteen minutes from the Mexican border and about an hour inland from the Gulf of Mexico.
  • I spend half my time writing novels (delightfully nerdy YA books with fantasy twists; some say they’re pretty good) and half my time working on freelance writing projects.
  • I’m married. I have two dogs: one from the pound, and one from a rescue group. No kids, though.
  • I got my first tattoo on May 13, 2011. It’s on my back. It’s an image from a Rush album (the “Caravan” / “BU2B” singles). And it’s awesome.

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May 13, 2011. Copyright ThatsAGirlsCar.com.

I can’t stop thinking big. (Click the photo to read the whole tattoo story.)

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  • I got my second tattoo on December 15, 2011. It’s the opening notes to “The Spirit of Radio,” the first Rush song I ever heard live, tied around my ankle with a bow in the back. It is also awesome.

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Ankle tattoo of the opening notes to "The Spirit of Radio." December 15, 2011. Copyright ThatsAGirlsCar.com.

A gift beyond price. (Click the photo to read more and see additional pictures.)

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Thanks again for reading.

–Sarah.

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Sarah A.R.P. and dogs. Photo by Patty Mora. Copyright 2010. All rights reserved.

Spring 2010. Photo copyright Patty Mora.

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  • Some names and incidents may be changed slightly to protect the identity of those who wish to remain anonymous or potentially litigious.
  • Comments are welcome, but comments that are obscene, hateful, personal attacks, or spam will not be approved.
  • Questions, comments, and polite denunciations are welcome at thatsagirlscar [at] gmail [dot] com.
  • Copyright 2014.
  • All posts and photos on “That’s A Girl’s Car” are copyrighted by me, except those clearly attributed to other sources.
  • Reproducing any parts of any posts in this blog without the author’s permission is strictly forbidden.
  • Do not contact me trying to sell me stuff. I will never say yes.
  • All rights reserved.
  • Haters gonna hate.
3 Comments leave one →
  1. Liz Serca permalink
    September 10, 2008 11:11 pm

    Sarah,

    This is great! I got a much needed laugh for the day and can totally relate to the tote bags; my HEB bag and my Whole Foods Animal Compassion Foundation go with me to the store and gym, respectively. All I can add is how reminiscent the tone of your blog is to Stuff White People Like. You’re just missing the reference to a Prius in addition to the tote bags. Wait! My black Prius, nicknamed Sable, would surely do the trick… ;)

    –Liz

  2. May 10, 2010 9:40 pm

    everything can use a little more cowbell :-)

    love your stuff!

  3. June 1, 2012 10:59 am

    Hey, just wanted you to know I nominated you for stuff: http://onedieshort.com/2012/06/01/lovin-you-is-easy-cause-youre-awesome/

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