Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Time to pimp my friends again. No joke though, sometimes I am almost rendered speechless at how supremely awesome some of the people I am blessed to call peeps really are. In this installment, Sarah Hobstetter.

I just went to Sarah's housewarming at her bitchin' new aparto, near the majestic Grand Lake Theater, and the "Jewel of Oakland," Lake Merritt. We oohed and aahed over her beautiful new top-floor place, and crawled out her window onto the roof to say goodbye to the sun and greet the fog rolling into the hills with Tecate and Shermans as her boyfriend Rene spun soul and reggae 45s. This woman knows how to live!

So, I know Sarah is a striking painter, aspiring architect, and just kickass person in general. So very genuine. Halfway through the night she tells us she's fencing competetively again. Again? She talks a little to us about fencing as a child, and briefly about some college fencing escapades.

We rattle her sabres around and Sarah shows us the finer points of proper footwork, etc., and she offers to get us into her club to play around with the fencing equipment (YAY!).

Surfing around the internets today to properly pimp Sarah's portfolio website, I find this:

In 2000, Sarah Hobstetter takes 7th at NCAA Nationals in Epee and in doing so becomes Brown Fencing's first ever All-American.

That modest little mouse. Who knew?


Blogger CJKnaak said...

artist and athelete-
yeah, I dig it.

I like the dark emo of her painting-

her fencing- the elegant expression
her painting- the shadows of elegance

September 15, 2006 at 9:57:00 PM PDT  

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