Sarah Von Bargen

5 Weird/Fun/Exciting Adventures To Go On This Year

So, you've got a freshly minted BA and you're ready for an adventure!  Or maybe you’ve been slaving away in a cube farm and you’re fairly sure that a warm beach is calling your name.  Since you're not tied down with a mortgage/child/spouse yet, why not have a bit of adventure? Here are five way…
By: Sarah Von Bargen / January 6, 2012

15 Skills Every Woman Should Master

The internet is littered with posts about a lady’s must-haves (LBD!  The perfect boyfriend jeans! Matching silverware!) and while all that is lovely, we know we are not what we own. Right? Right.  So, in honor of The Frisky's "New Year, New You" series, let’s devote some internet space to…
By: Sarah Von Bargen / January 3, 2012

Girl Talk: I’m A Smart Girl Who Loves “Jersey Shore”

I am a self-described Smart Girl. I probably possess several other positive traits but my intelligence is one that I cling to and frequently define myself by.  I have an MA in Applied Linguistics, I’ve been known to read Dickens on the beach and I have Very Strong Feelings about the correct use of "you’re."…
By: Sarah Von Bargen / December 23, 2011

7 New Ways To Ring In The New Year

New Year’s Eve is completely overwrought with expectation, isn’t it?  Will your party be hip-hop-video-caliber awesome? Who are you going to kiss? And most importantly, are you wearing enough sequins? It’s enough to make a girl throw up her hands and stay in watching re-runs of "Breaking Bad." Never fear, friend.  We’ve got seven idea…
By: Sarah Von Bargen / December 20, 2011

Girl Talk: I Travel The World. Alone.

Since 1998, I’ve filled two passports, trundled through innumerable airports and navigated the border crossings of 28 countries -- almost always by myself.  Occasionally I’ve been accompanied by a boyfriend, sometimes by a brave friend I’ve convinced to join me, but most of the time I wandered out into the throng of waiting tout…
By: Sarah Von Bargen / December 9, 2011

Holiday Gift Guide: 10 Usable, Consumable Non-Things To Give This Year

You know what I kind of hate? Stuff. Sitting there, requiring dusting, storage, packing when I move. Getting rid of unwanted, unbeautiful things is practically a hobby of mine. Do you still want that gold unicorn figurine? Because I really want to donate it to Goodwill so I don't have to look at it anymore.
By: Sarah Von Bargen / December 5, 2011