The Misery of Spring // a series of disturbed facial expressions

The Misery of Spring // a series of disturbed facial expressions

Hullo, minions! I was poking through some old drafts yesterday and came upon an aged, dusty post dated exactly one year ago today. Why I never posted it is beyond me, but after reading through it (and subsequently laughing my face off), I decided it would be quite appropriate for today. Enjoy the misery of [...]

Project Inspire // appreciating some pretty cool people

Project Inspire // appreciating some pretty cool people

Hello, minions! Today, we clear the stage for Project Inspire. What is Project Inspire, you ask? *snickers* Look, I'm a rather miserly soul when it comes to my writing, and generally maintain the attitude of-- But I'm not so arrogant that I won't admit if it weren't for the people who've cheered me on over [...]

Blogs, Clogs, and Fatty Frogs // ’cause what else would I name a bloggiversary post?

Blogs, Clogs, and Fatty Frogs // ’cause what else would I name a bloggiversary post?

*crashes into your Friday with flashing lights and heaps of blogging glitter* GUYS. The Sarcastic Elf is two years old. *freaks out* Yes, you read that correctly -- it's been 730 days since I flung myself headlong into the bottomless pit known as "blogging." 730 days since clueless, wide-eyed, 15-year-old Sarah was swallowed by her [...]

The Escapades of Integrating Oneself into a New Church

The Escapades of Integrating Oneself into a New Church

Hello, folks, and welcome this Thursday's broadcast by yours truly. I think it's high time for another Awkward Adventure of an Abnormal American. Buckle up. We all recognize that I’m shy, nerdy, and hard to get to know. Apart from my awkward (and usually bizarre) social behavior, I state my lack of people-skills ten times [...]

Soup Cozies, Corn Husks, and Anna’s Makeshift Head Gear

Soup Cozies, Corn Husks, and Anna’s Makeshift Head Gear

My sister is in Peru. (Smooth, Sarah. Just jump right in, and maybe they won't notice that you skipped the intro after seventeen failed attempts to write one.) As of yesterday, my sister has been in Peru for a week, and she'll stay in Peru for another week yet. Laying concrete, or something equally monotonous. [...]

Another Baran Vacation, Part 2— Featuring Hazardous Puzzles, 17th Century Swords, and Bird Poop

Another Baran Vacation, Part 2— Featuring Hazardous Puzzles, 17th Century Swords, and Bird Poop

Hellooo! As you can see, my wit has returned, and I can once again write a decent post. Hallelujah for that. In the meantime, I hope you've been anxiously awaiting Part 2 of our vacation. If you haven't,  you can get out now, because I don't need your negativity on my blog. If you haven't [...]