The last two years here at Westfield Patch, I’ve learned a lot. You can’t help it, being a journalist is a job where you learn a lot.
So on my final day as editor I wanted to share with you some of what I’ve learned the last two years.
- That Starbucks vanilla skim lattes are actually a nutritional group.
- That I am quite functional at 4 a.m. at a fire scene.
- That by sitting in Starbucks for an entire day I will actually see every person who lives in Westfield at least once, if not twice.
- That one stoplight can hold my attention for 11 months.
- That if I don’t have plans on a Friday in July at 5 p.m., I don’t have to worry, the Board of Education can fix that.
- That the best thing for me to do when scared of heights is to around northern New Jersey and the Hudson Valley with the doors open. (Actually I loved that trip.)
- That curling really isn’t as easy as it looks on television.
- That the best place to be on a hot, humid day is the Municipal Building. It’s an ice box in there.
- That snow plowing isn’t easy.
- That Patch editors can work together and bake a pie.
- That food slicers are not my friend.
- That Lindsay, Whitney, Heather and I can make a pretty good Tom Brokaw scarecrow for the Cranford scarecrow contest.
- That sleep is highly overrated.
- That the best sales people in town are students at Westfield High School.
- That the closed is six seconds faster than the open one.
- That I can’t tire of “Devil with a Blue Dress On” and “Everybody Loves McKinley.”
- That a Cranford High alum can cheer on the Blue Devils.
- That the people in Westfield are great. Thank you for an amazing two years.