I detest typical “Year in Review” posts:
I rang in 2012 wearing these ridiculous glasses with my little sister, who came to York for the occasion.
“I GOT ENGAGED.”
“I HAD A BABY.”
“I BOUGHT A HOUSE.”
Yep, I’ve done none of said things. I’m still living in my awesome bachelorette pad apartment in York city. I don’t have a ring on it. And there certainly isn’t a fetus growing inside of me (that I’m aware of).
But hey, I still had a pretty awesome year full of adventures, successes and things that made me think.
Here’s a list of the good, the bad and the ugly from 2012: Continue reading
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Tagged 2012, adventures, digital first, fun, idealab, journalist, lauren boyer, reporter, year in review
I love diner coffee. I snapped this one after a visit to Alexander’s near the York Fairgrounds.
So, I have to catch my breath here.
It’s been an interesting month.
For most of September, we were down a man (or woman) on the business desk, which has led to minimal time to focus on fun things, like hanging out with random people.
(Though I did manage to have some fun with my toys.)
But I’m back. Back with vengeance. And I’m headed where no man has gone before.
…well, at least I haven’t. For more information, click here. Continue reading
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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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Tagged clean, county fair, fair, fertilizer, journalism, lauren boyer, manure, poop, pooper scooper, reporter, smell, weird, ydr.com, York Daily Record, york fair
Here’s something super cool.
A poorly executed iPhone photo by yours truly. But thanks anyway to Courtney Shumway and Jay Taylor for showing up! You guys rock.
I’m starting to get more unique visitors when I work at places around the community for my ideaLab project.
I’m also meeting more random people that just start talking to me, because I’m that weirdo sitting at a coffee counter on my laptop.
That’s kind of the objective of this, you guys.
Sure beats staring at Sean Adkins all day.
A few weeks ago it was a woman with a local church. Continue reading
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Tagged bad ferret films, digital first, diner, idealab, lauren boyer, meet-up, mobile, mojo, office, reporter, York Daily Record
York Daily Record/Sunday News Business Reporter Sean Adkins poses with a succulent, green vegetable.
Just a slice of life over here at the YDR business pod.
The other day, copy editor Teresa Cook gave me a fresh cucumber plucked from her garden.
Naturally, I figured, I’d use it to harass Sean.
This includes, but is not limited to, putting the elongated veggie in my purse and asking, “Is that a cucumber in my bag, or are you just happy to see me?”
Glad he has a sense of humor.
For another amusing photo of Adkins in action, click here.
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