Welcome to Sappy Chick’s Ramblings. I’m Carla, the Sappy Chick in question. I took the moniker nine years ago when I started this site because two people I knew (my husband and a coworker) both referred to my music as “sappy chick music.” Even though not all of my music can be classified with those terms, I embraced the joke and created the persona for my Web presence.
I was born and raised and still live in Greenville, South Carolina. I drifted a little south for college, graduating from Columbia College (a women’s college in Columbia, South Carolina) in 1994 with a degree in English with a writing emphasis, which basically means I took almost every literature and writing class they offered. I was editor of the literary magazine for two years, and I was one of the co-chairpersons of my class’ Follies production for three years.
After graduating, I thought I wanted a master’s in English, so I traveled a little north to Rock Hill to go to Winthrop University, but I spent a year juggling two jobs, four classes, and a lame-ass boyfriend — and tried to deal with what I would realize later was the early stages of depression. Finally, my mom suggested, “Why don’t you just come home?” So I struck a match, burned some bridges, and moved back to the Upstate.
I spent the next 13 years working for a desktop publishing assembly line — writing articles and formatting newsletters. Sometimes I enjoyed my work; sometimes I didn’t. I started this blog in 2005 during one of those times when I was particularly disgruntled. Mainly, I liked the people with whom I worked, but in March 2008, our parent company informed us that the business had been sold to a competitor in Kansas City. Since relocation was not an option, the doors closed in June 2008, and I spent ten months on unemployment.
I’ve been married for 16 years to Danny. He hates having his picture taken, and he’s paranoid of the Intarwebs. We have a four-legged son: our 9-year-old flame-point Siamese mix named Loki.
In August 2014, we lost our first-born fur baby: our 13-year-old collie/shepherd mix, Domino. She will always be our sweetest girl.
You’ll find a cornucopia of material on this site. At any given time it could be a journal, a soap box, or a rough draft of something I’m working on. But hopefully, you’ll find something you kinda like enough to come back.
Thanks for stopping by… Nice to meet you.