Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Shameless party plug


I -- for some unknown reason -- have been named one of Uptown Magazine's Seven Sexiest. The editors clearly haven't seen me in my glasses, bedhead and sweats at Harris Teeter on Saturday mornings.


But I am honored and the magazine is throwing a party Oct. 24 for me and my fellow honorees, including:

  • Anna Kooiman, co-anchor of Fox News Rising.
  • Lauri Wilks, executive vice president of Lowe's Motor Speedway.
  • Sonny Gur, co-owner of The Sunset Club and Kiss Lounge.
  • Jeff Wise, executive director of the National Whitewater Center.
  • Joey Hewell, fashion editor for Uptown and owner of J. Studio Salon.
  • Brotha' Fred of Fox News Edge and 96.1 The Beat fame.
We've all put together some amazing packages to be auctioned off at the party. All proceeds (yes, all, United Way) go to Make-A-Wish. Last year's party helped raise about $13,000, so it's a great cause.

My package is all Observer-related and includes some great press-only perks to a Bobcats game and a Panthers game, a free portrait session with one of our photographers and a chance to review a movie for CLT.

Pick up a copy of the magazine for full details and come help raise some money for Make-A-Wish. At the very least, you should come just to see what Larry Sprinkle's hair looks like in person -- he'll be emceeing the auction.

The party will be held from 7-9 p.m. at Hom.

49 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hahah wasn't the Sunset Club the one with the inappropriate urinal? Are you going to call the owner out on it??

Anonymous said...

What a joke.

BadGenius said...

Brotha Fred looks like a bobble head.

Anonymous said...

Some things never change. The Observer doing stories on Observer employees.

(Psssttt...there are about half a million other people out here to cover.)

Anonymous said...

Brotha Fred? Seriously? You must've been flattered till you saw he was on the list. You do look good in that dress though.

Anonymous said...

OMG - people are losing their jobs and homes, and you're bragging about yourself? Please get away from me!

Anonymous said...

Well I'm proud of you and say "You go girl".....everyone else that is posting rude remarks is just jealous!

Anonymous said...

"Joey Hewell, fashion editor for Uptown and owner of J. Studio Salon."

Wait, the magazine picked one of their contributors? In the journalism field, they call that "extreme bias."

Anonymous said...

Can't quite put my finger on why I agree, but yeah, you're hot, you're sexy and others can just get over it!

Joseph said...

Though these people are attractive, I have seen many many people around who are even sexier inside and out. They are just not found in some bar or on tv.

Anonymous said...

With the recent layoffs at the Observer, it was either sarah or hank the janitor.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely "GREAT LEGS" some nice body art on the ankle and you are right up there!

Anonymous said...

To everyone posting rude comments - I can practically guarantee you are NOT even CLOSE to being one of Charlotte's sexiest.....otherwise you would either be happy for them or be indifferent. Just by posting rude comments shows you are jealous - which is UGLY.

mjh22 said...

I guess being attractive isn't a prerequisite.

Anonymous said...

I've been telling you for since you got the job how hot you are - absolutely no doubt about it smoking hot. You never post my comments (understandably), but congrats on the honor. Yes - times are hard here in Charlotte, but there's no reason not to celebrate how fine you are. Again - your boyfriend is one lucky dude...

Anonymous said...

Wow this certainly is a who’s who of Charlotte. (sarcasm) Brotha Fred, really, was the guy who begs for my change every morning not available. Keep up the good work Sara (sarcasm) at least you have not been demoted to writing "Thats Wassup"

Anonymous said...

"I've been telling you for since you got the job how hot you are - absolutely no doubt about it smoking hot. You never post my comments (understandably), but congrats on the honor. Yes - times are hard here in Charlotte, but there's no reason not to celebrate how fine you are. Again - your boyfriend is one lucky dude..."


WOW CREEPY, i would watch out for this guy at the door.

Anonymous said...

"Just by posting rude comments shows you are jealous - which is UGLY."

At least i am not Broth'a Fred.

Anonymous said...

Maybe Jeff Wise can raise enough money to keep tax payers from subsidising his little water park!

Anonymous said...

this city needs a talent upgrade if these are the sexiest...none of those guys are even cute

Anonymous said...

You can throw a rock in South Park and hit someone hotter than any of these people.

Anonymous said...

What is with dude's hat, is it 1932??

Anonymous said...

I really enjoyed your interview! To the sick perverts and a**holes who are commenting on your appearance - get a life, losers.

Anonymous said...

Never knew that posting comments about how sexy and hot someone looks makes one a pervert. But then again you probally get offended when a gentleman opens the door for you. Sarah is a very attractive woman...hot...smoking..whatever..I think most of these comments are intended to flatter not freak out.

Anonymous said...

I used to get Uptown and enjoyed it until I realized how many re-cycled article fillers they used.

How many times has that Elmwood Cemetery story been printed?

Anonymous said...

This is amazing, Brotha Fred!? Am I seeing this right..?? He needs to say behind the microphone!

Anonymous said...

Wow, some day the Observer will wake up and realize that other things go on beyond its office walls. Besides, what a lame assmeblage on the cover of the magazine.

Anonymous said...

>>I -- for some unknown reason -- have been named one of Uptown Magazine's Seven Sexiest.<<

Sarah, you'd make my list of uptown's five sexiest. Well, we can throw out those guys right away. You'd probably make the top 3! :-)

Anonymous said...

OMG

As least haven't bleached your hair like the "sexy" women.

Anonymous said...

Wow, seven sexiest? From the cover it seems there are six of you. Quite an honor.

Anonymous said...

Who's the dork in the back with the pointy head?

Sarah Aarthun said...

Anon 6:35 -- Jeff Wise couldn't make it to the cover shoot, but he's featured inside.

Anonymous said...

People in Charlotte take life way too seriously. Get a life.

Anonymous said...

Jeff Wise is on the cover - he is in the back but you can't see him because he's about 5'2". Jeff should worry about PAYING THE TAXPAYERS BACK for his little slip and slide. GET HIM OFF THE PAYROLL - maybe Gloria Pace King could do a better job for less!

Anonymous said...

yeah, sorry, Sarah, you definitely are not in good company this year. Either the ballots were not cast wide enough or people just don't get out. These are definitely not the sexiest people in Charlotte. And it is TACKY! that Uptown chose to have one of its contributing editors in that group. C'mon Uptown, losing your creativity so soon?!

Anonymous said...

No offense to Sarah. But are the Editors of Uptown telling the city that there are no sexy people of color in Uptown? Damn, I miss Atlanta!

Anonymous said...

Yeah, you are fine...would even look sexy in the glasses and sweats. Just you and Anna though...ewww to everyone else

Anonymous said...

I am not racist, but it is not necessary in this day and age to always have a token...but there are some fine black women around here. If it bothers you that much, 85 south isn't far.

Anonymous said...

Uptown? Creativity? did Sarah Palin just post on your blog? If Uptown is considered to be creative, this city is even more clueless than I thought.
All their "reporters" do is email questions to people and cut/paste.

bristol palin said...

Congratulations, Sarah. You look beautiful. And I know that you know as well as anyone that this honor means little more than a fun party, and that you will enjoy it exactly for what it is.

Keep up the good work on the party beat - we all need a pleasant distraction in these times.

And as for those who want to know about people losing their homes and jobs: here.

Anonymous said...

Please tell me that "Brotha" Fred (LMAO) and Sonny "Nasty Urinal" Gur are not considered "people of color."

Anonymous said...

We're not sure why either.

Anonymous said...

Ok..you all are cute. Thanks for mindless entertainment to take our minds off of the world economic crisis. I have spent days worrying about my stock and retirement, so I actually enjoyed spending 10 minutes to read this posting and all the comments. I actually chuckled. So, sometimes mindless entertainment is a good dose of needed medicine. So, I say Thank You!

Hub Justice said...

It's the laigs!

Anonymous said...

jeff wise will soon be looking for a job. Enough said.

Anonymous said...

Lauri Wilks is SO hot!

Anonymous said...

I have hotter girls than this locked in my basement

Anonymous said...

Sarah, I couldnt agree more with the magazine -- you are ssssssmokin'!

Let's see more pictures of YOU on your blog!

Anonymous said...

To all those with harsh comments, maybe focus on the positive... These people (whether you agree they are the "sexiest" or not) are being auctioned off with experiences with ALL of the proceeds benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation. This organization grants the wishes of children who are very ill and gives them and their families a chance to take a break from it all. Maybe we all should put our money where our mouth's are and help those helping others.