Posts By: RunnerGirl

Perhaps the most awesome sign in the region?

I don’t often find myself out in the greater Madison and San Juan area, but on a recent trip, I drove past this, gasped so hard it required a huff on my Albuterol, and pulled a quick and highly illegal u-turn. I challenge the SacRagians to find a more awesome sign than this one in… Read more »

How to find a job, part II

Things are still tough all over for a lot of folks, and I’ve (fortunately) been in hiring mode in recent weeks. Following up on last November’s post, here are some tips from an employer’s perspective. The bottom line is to make yourself stand out in only the good ways, minimize any potential embarrassing or awkward… Read more »


How can the folks at Bonney Plumbing live with themselves, knowing their new radio jingle COMPLETELY rips off the old Sacramento Union one? No long-term Sacramentan could ever forget the Union’s “Four forty-four fifty five five five. That’s the number for the classified!” Fast forward a couple of decades, and now Bonney is singing the… Read more »

Leave the kid alone

I’m all for civic pride, but come on people. You can continue to badger Dustin Pedroia if you: Have never made a disparaging remark about the place where you grew up and how eager you were to leave Have never made an offhand remark when you were young (or even not so young) that you… Read more »

Request to radio traffic reporters

As I’m driving around, slightly zoned out (but not so zoned out to be a danger to myself or society), the traffic reports are usually the same, so I don’t pay too much attention. There are, however, instances where a reporter will give information on a major accident or hazard that is sure to clog… Read more »

RunnerGirl Breaks Her Silence

It’s been a while since I’ve last posted, but I just have to say that those Pottery World radio ads are really annoying. I will not go to that store based on how lame the copy is and how shrill the woman is doing the VO.

The (un)official haiku contest of The Sac Rag

In these troubled times, expressing ourselves artistically is how we survive — the hope of a new sunrise (and perchance that Laurence Fishburne can deftly fill William Peterson’s shoes.) RunnerGirl thusly introduces The Sac Rag haiku competition.  That’s right — with no authorization from our esteemed founders, I am going all rogue and am offering… Read more »

“I’ll play along with the charade”

Wait, WHAT?!?! Rick Springfield, aka Dr. Noah Drake, will be performing at Tuesday’s tree lighting at the State Capitol. Festivities begin at 4:30pm. (Maybe Luke and Laura will renew their vows on the Capitol steps during the ceremony, too.  I was always more of a Bo & “Fancy Face” Hope fan myself.) Mario Lopez will… Read more »

How to find a job

“Nobody is indispensable” is what my mom has always said when the economy has started to look bleak, encouraging me to work harder and diversify my skills. The downturn affected me (and also sac-eats, as he is married to me, and my layoff also greatly affected him) in early October as I was laid off. … Read more »

I’m sure that our cohorts at The Fresno Rag are loving this

Burglar wakes men with spice rub, sausage attack – The Associated Press Published 4:05 pm PDT Sunday, September 7, 2008 Fresno County authorities have arrested a man they say broke into the home of two farmworkers, rubbed one with spices and whacked the other with a sausage before fleeing. Fresno County sheriff’s Lt. Ian Burrimond… Read more »

Leapin’ Lizards!

Here’s an e-mail request you don’t see too often — this went to all volunteers on the Sacramento SPCA mailing list: A woman called who is putting on a production of Annie. They would like to have two dogs (double casting) that weigh between 50-70 pounds and are a “Sandy” color (as this is the… Read more »

Frequent Caller Bassil Works Out The Kinks

RunnerGirl is in training for both her “Who Wants to be a Millionaire” taping in New York AND a 100 miler (within days of each other — which gives her an iron-clad excuse if the 100 miler doesn’t work out as planned.) Throw in a demanding career and a nice dose of volunteer work, and… Read more »

Enjoying the Fair for Less

Spend less dough getting into the fair so you have more to spend on the fried dough inside! Here are some ways that the State Fair folks are saving you money this year: Today is Tuesday, so that means all children 12 and younger get in for free, and those carnival rides will cost you… Read more »