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When I started 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.


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.


May 13, 2011. Copyright

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


  • 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.


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

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


Thanks again for reading.



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

Spring 2010. Photo copyright Patty Mora.

The fine print for,,, and

  • 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.
4 Comments leave one →
  1. Liz Serca permalink
    September 10, 2008 11:11 pm


    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… ;)


  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:

  4. Mary permalink
    May 29, 2014 2:10 pm

    I’ve read your blog for quite some time, but I was totally unaware that you were a Top Gear girl! And Oliver – how perfect. I have a mad crush on Richard Hammond. Hope you don’t mind if I show off your shower curtain to my bird loving friends.

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