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Posted Monday, October 3, 2011, at 5:04 PM

I love moustaches.
There have been a lot of people wondering why I have yet to start on my blog. The answer being, I've had the hardest time determining a name for said blog. I've finally given up and decided that thinking of a name was too hard and time consuming. So forgive me if the title isn't that interesting or witty.

Well since I'm the new girl around here I thought my first entry should be about introducing just who I am. Since I get asked daily, 'how did you end up here?'

First of all my name is Lauren Boucher. I'm a recent photojournalism graduate from Ball State University, and yes I love my Ball State Cardinals (*Chirp Chirp!*).

I moved here from the wonderful Chicagoland area one month ago. I grew up in a semi-small town called Elmhurst, which is just twenty short minutes away from the downtown area.

I moved to Greencastle for this wonderful job at the Banner Graphic. Yes, it is a bit of a culture shock going from a big city to a small one. But, Muncie wasn't much bigger. I do however miss my friends and family as well as my lovely little dog named Wylie. But, I've been given the greatest welcome and I have enjoyed all of the people I have met thus far.

I'm a HUGE Chicago Blackhawks fan. My favorite thing about the fall/winter is going to the games, as my family are season ticket holders (I also really enjoy collecting the bobble heads). I am convinced that we will win the Stanley Cup again this year.

I'm a traveler. I love to explore new cities and see what the world has to offer. I was able to study abroad for a semester in London in the spring of my sophomore year. I got to take classes on the history of British rock and our field trips were to places like Stonehenge and Liverpool. It was hands down, the greatest time of my life. I've wanted to move back ever since I landed in the States. London changed my life in so many ways and brought me so many new friendships. It really help me come into my own and really truly focus on where I wanted to go in life.

I'm a huge music lover. I love a lot of British music that isn't that well known yet over here such as The Maccabees, Ed Sheeran, and Jamie T. I'm also a huge fan of bands like The Kooks, City and Colour, and Two Door Cinema Club.

I haven't quite gotten down what people do around here for fun. I'm still looking for suggestions. I've found myself several times going to Wal*Mart just because I have nothing better to do with my time. But, I really am beginning to like this city more and more each day.

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What do people do around here?

Ride bikes!

Go to the bars.

Go to Indy.

Go to festivals/charity dinners/flea markets.

Hiking/canoeing/horseback riding in our state parks.


...and hundreds of other things.

I suggest bike riding, though.

-PlatyPius aka: Covered Bridge Cyclery

-- Posted by PlatyPius on Tue, Oct 4, 2011, at 10:34 AM

--There are several good restaurants in town--you don't have to resort the the "chain" types. They offer specials, live music, etc.

--We have a wonderful public library that has programs all the time--for all ages. A library card is free and gives you access to books, movies, audio books, magazines (soon eBooks.)

--We have a Putnam County Museum with art, displays and programs.

--There is usually a fundraising event (for a good cause) every week-end that is fun and gets you out and meeting new people.

--The nature park is a great place to hike.

--Late spring through late summer there is the Putnam County Playhouse. If you like to act or are musical you can get involoved--or help with set design--take pictures! Buy tickets, attend the performances--see if you can review for the Banner!

--There is usually something of interest happening at DePauw that you can attend. Except Yo-Yo Ma which sold out in record time. Music, theatre, art, movies, etc.

--Pick an agency and volunteer some of your time--or connect with a Girl Scout troop--and give back to the community. You'll have fun and meet people.

--Spend your money in Greencastle--Keep the green, in Greencastle. You don't have to go to Indy for music, great food, books, movies or art.

-- Posted by speaknow on Tue, Oct 4, 2011, at 3:55 PM


-- Posted by aveben on Thu, Oct 6, 2011, at 7:26 AM

Searching for the Goat Man....

-- Posted by PlatyPius on Thu, Oct 6, 2011, at 3:29 PM

hmmm, more people from Chicago, aye? I sense a long reaching and far fetched conspiracy from the editor.

-- Posted by thisisjosh on Thu, Oct 6, 2011, at 11:31 PM

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