The Lauren Boyer Rap: ‘B is for Boyer, B is for Boss’

I found this gem on the Internet today.

We all Google ourselves … some of us more than others.

I have no idea who this person is, but I feel like we’d be fast friends. Many people share my same name, as my pal Donald has told me.

I’ll put this out there: I’m jealous of her swagger.

Here are my three favorite lines from the lyrical masterpiece I can only assume rocked the pants off Trevecca Nazarene University:

“Man Lauren Boyer, yous a crazy chick.”

“B is for Boyer, B is for Boss.”

“I never said I was a role model.”

What’s happened in Boyer World the last month or so?

This is one of those I-haven’t-blogged-in-a-couple-months posts.

But, unlike the rest of you all, I have some legitimate excuses.

So, let’s just cut to the chase, shall we?

This is where I’ve been and what I’ve been doing since I dropped off the face of the WordPress.

1. I got a new job as Social Media Editor at U.S. News & World Report. It’s even Facebook official. I started last week, and I’m super excited.

I Instagrammed my new mug. Don't judge.

I Instagrammed my new mug. Don’t judge.

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Brickflow: Playing Tetris with tweets!

I was getting kind of bored with Storify.

So, on Friday, I experimented with Brickflow.

This is what my "story" looked like when it was finished.

This is what my “story” looked like when it was finished. Click here to watch the finished slideshow.

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Oh, the places you’ve gone! Mapping my ideaLab travels

Wow. Lots of places around York city. But I went off the beaten path, too!

Wow. Lots of places around York city. But I went off the beaten path, too!

So, let’s get this straight: I’m no where near done with this map.

Since the whole ideaLab program is over-ish (BIG SAD FACE), I wanted to show some of the successful places I’ve traveled in pursuit of my project. Continue reading

A year in review: Thirteen things I learned in 2013

1. Don’t be afraid to see your source naked. It might happen from time to time.

2. Pastors like to eat at McDonald’s. Since writing this post, I’ve run into a couple other clergymen while working as a mojo beneath the golden arches. Trend story?

This is Pastor Chet Joines of Round Hill Presbyterian Church in Crossroads, Pa. I met him at McDonald's in Manchester while on a mojo adventure.

This is Pastor Chet Joines of Round Hill Presbyterian Church in Crossroads, Pa. I met him at McDonald’s in Manchester two weeks ago while on a mojo adventure. My odd “office” space caught his eye.

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Have you met the ‘murse?’ Read my latest piece.


In today’s Sunday business section, I have a byline about murses.

Why?

I don’t really know. Does a story about murses have to happen for a reason?

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How do you write an obituary for a cookie?

This photo, provided by Rodney Stauffer, was too grainy to use for print. It's a old Milk Custard box.

This photo, provided by Rodney Stauffer, was too grainy to use for print. It’s a old Milk Custard box.

This might be one of my favorite consumer-y stories I’ve done in a long time.

It started with an email about cookies. People couldn’t find them.

At first, I thought it sounded ridiculous.

It’s a fact of life. Companies discontinue products all the time.

After all, whatever happened to French Toast Crunch or Surge? BuzzFeed has a pretty good list right here.

So, what makes this situation different?

I’m going out on a limb here. No one’s holiday traditions (God. At least I hope not.) are tied to short-lived sugary soft drinks or strange, toast-shaped cereals. Continue reading