After I performed the list of tasks below, I wrote this blog while consuming a Grey Goose and orange juice. Gotta load up on Vitamin C before the storm, kids!
Hurricane Sandy is on her way. As a resident of Pennsylvania, I’m following along with the traditional inclement weather protocol of panicking while purchasing bread and milk like it’s the end of the world.
As a journalist, this preparation includes a few extra things.
1. First, I fed the Boyermobile. It was hungry.
Here I am at Rutter’s on Pennsylvania Avenue filling my car with gas and wearing my jammies just because Cost: $48. But it’s necessary. I’ll probably be out-and-about tomorrow, and if there’s no power I can charge my devices in the car.
2. I stocked up on supplies. Need to keep my glucose up.
Pro tip: Runts, Sour Patch Kids and assorted licorice thingies are crucial to the operation.
3. I loaded up my psychedelic orange gym bag with clothes and deodorant in case I’m stranded somewhere awkward tomorrow and can’t catch a boat to Walmart.
There may or may not be toilet paper in this bag. You can never be too careful.
As you can see, I’m all ready for Sandy. I’m also halfway through my vodka and orange.
I’m going to finish that and get to bed.
Signing off, folks.
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I had a newsroom buddy today. Meet Haley Staub, 16, of Spring Grove aka @tarhelgrl50 on Twitter.
Well, today was tons of fun. (So was Friday, and the pie party, but I’ll get to that in another post.)
A Spring Grove Area High School junior from our Teen Takeover staff hung out with me all day for part of her graduation project.
She decided to shadow me after attending my #boyer101 session earlier this year. My presentation, apparently, hadn’t scared her off.
Here’s how the day went down: Continue reading
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Some delicious pie I consumed last week.
After visiting a diner in northern York County, I got an email from a reader.
“You should visit our close knit neighborhood in the farm country of Northern York Country,” it said.
Jim Dickey is having a pie party Friday night at his home on Blue Hill School Road. And I’m invited.
What’s a pie party, you ask?
It’s a community gathering in the rural farmlands — one with lots of pies, obviously. Continue reading
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Here I am as a senior, co-editor of Hershey High School’s newspaper, The Broadcaster. Those were the days, people!
Confession: I didn’t even go to high school football games when I was IN high school.
I didn’t care.
I was that newspaper nerd with a helicopter mom who wasn’t allowed to be out past dark.
I also had like … two friends (who also, by the way, weren’t allowed to be out past dark). I lived life on the edge. Continue reading
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