Horrible picture. These were taken the day my mom gave me Penn State footie pajamas.
Click here to read my story on the adult footie pajama trend that’s sweeping the nation.
As some of you know, I’m a huge footie pajama advocate.
In fact, I blogged about the topic not too long ago for YDR.
Ever since then, I’ve been scouring York County in a search for my fellow footie brethren.
One day last month, I had the hankering for a light-hearted story. Continue reading
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Just wanted to share this story that ran last Sunday on the front page.
It’s about naked people.
A few months ago, via Facebook, a man I didn’t know messaged me on Facebook about doing a story on nude models. I kind of giggled.
Let’s be real. Nudity is hilarious, and I can — at times — be the most immature human on the planet. Continue reading
A very hipster-y photo I took of myself pointing at the animal poop truck at the York Fair. Jason Plotkin is standing over the pile, hoping to get a photo of someone dumping a wheelbarrow of crap.
It’s York Fair time, and I have a confession to make.
It pains me to cover annual events without some sort of twisted, scatalogical or bizarre angle being involved.
I develop total ADHD. I get bored. I need a challenge.
I mean, how many times can we seriously cover people eating greasy food while riding rides and petting cows? Continue reading
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Me, hanging out at an ‘engineering’ session with In the Midst of Ghosts earlier this year. Read about it here.
If you get the chance, head over to ydr.com and check out my story on a group of local ghost hunters.
This was one of those parts of my job that don’t feel like work.
In January, I went on a few nighttime adventures with this enthusiastic trio at the Goodridge House, the John Wright Restaurant and the Wrightsville House. Continue reading
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Other than this (which was possibly the most exciting news of my two-years-out-of-college career), I don’t usually win stuff.
Especially things involving writing that are … well … somewhat subjective in nature.
So I was pleasantly surprised this morning to discover I had won a Pennsylvania Associated Press Managing Editors Award for second place in feature writing. Continue reading
Originally published on the Money & More cover of the York Daily Record/Sunday News on Sunday, January 30, 2012.
***For more on ThinkDrink, check out this Storify of a November event, which paired cupcakes and beer together for a unique tasting.
Sarah Lanphier, right, owner of Nuts About Granola, tweets about her presentation at ThinkDrink. To her left is Mandy Arnold, founder of ThinkDrink, a group of people who gather once a month to talk about improving downtown and learn about ongoings in the city. © 2012 York Daily Record/Sunday News -- Jason Plotkin
By LAUREN BOYER
Daily Record/Sunday News
A pint of foam-capped fermented beverage isn’t always the hallmark of high-level cognitive performance.
It all depends on who you are.
For one pack of York County philosophers, the brewskie flows freely as they tackle the issues of what’s what and who’s who in the place they call, affectionately, #iloveyorkcity. Continue reading
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