Various and Sundry.

Some logistics come along with sorting out a “new” website, and I’ll continue to be working out these details and adding bits in the coming weeks. (This would include sorting out the categories & maybe archives and adding an About page… and who knows what else.) If you followed me from my Tumblr, I’d also like to work on adding old blog posts from the past, so they all live in the same place. I don’t know if I’ll have the patience to move all the GMM posts, but I definitely want to move the Yarn Along & other crafty posts, concert playlists, and stuff like that. So be on the lookout!

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A Re-introduction.

Since I’m finally making the move to separate my Tumblr from my domain, and work to develop what lives on my domain as the handmade blog I’ve always wanted & intended it to be… I figured new beginnings deserve a reiteration about where this space, my space, came from.

I have been a Russophile ever since, at age 12, I decided I wanted to be an astronaut & needed to learn Russian. Spoiler alert, I’m not an astronaut, but Russia stuck with me. I did take Russian in high school, and all my friends were enamored when I would write out their names in cyrillic. My own name uses all recognizable characters: Сара, and so this became my nickname (only pronounced the American way, with a hard C, like the Greek letter). When I began creating my internet self, my username easily flowed from this high school nickname. I’m Sarah… AKA Capa.

My domain’s Russian influenced as well. Встреча (vstrecha, transliterated) means a meeting, gathering, or get-together. That’s how I’ve always seen my space: as a get-together with my friends, near and far. A time and place to share my life. So enjoy! I can’t wait to get to know you 🙂


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A proper introduction.

Hello there. I’ve always been flaky with blogging. I had a blog of sorts in undergrad, the kind where I wrote about my day-to-day life, but it mostly existed just because I liked to fool around with the site design. It’s gone now, thanks to the university clearing out graduated students’ webspace. (No, really, thank you, university.)

In graduate school, I had something up as a website (because, really, if you have free webspace, it’s practically a sin to not use it), but I never fleshed out the actual content. I couldn’t find the time. And I definitely couldn’t find the time to update the information that did make it up, let alone keep up with any sort of blog.

Now here I am again as a working professional, having another go. I’d like, this time around, to really engage the larger Community of the Internets, instead of adding Yet Another Digital Diary to the noise. So perhaps I should start from the beginning, and give a proper introduction.

My name is Sarah. I am a twenty-something currently living in the Research Triangle Park area of North Carolina, working as a user experience engineer for a large technology company.  I’m pretty enthused about usability and encouraging other women to pursue careers in computer science. I am also an avid reader, a runner, a crocheter, and a bit of a russophile. I’m hoping that should give you a good idea as to what i’d be talking about on this here blog. I’ll strictly tag each post as well, to make it easy as easy as possible for you to find something you’re interested in reading.

And by all means, if you stop by and do happen to find something interesting enough that you stick around, introduce yourself! I love to meet new people, and I fully intend on making Vstrecha a true meeting place for conversations, and not just a bulletin board.

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