Meet the local social media mavens in my new feature, Something about…

I’m starting a new feature today! (Happy dance) I’m calling it Something about. I’ll introduce you to some of the local peeps who work and play in the wonderful world of social media.

You’ll find them on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Linkedin and a screenful of other social media platforms. Chances are that where you are, they are.

I love making virtual acquaintances, and while many of these social media mavens accomplish extraordinary feats, I’m also interested in their ordinary selves. So I’ve asked them 20 quick questions that might tell us a little bit about who they are, their likes and dislikes. I hope these profiles are fun to read. To be profiled, email buffy@ydr.com and put “Something about” in subject line. I will send you the questions and we’ll go from there.

First up is Mary Yeaple. YAY Mar!

Name: Mary Yeaple

Lives in: downtown York

Twitter: @ParadeLady, @YorkStPatParade, @PennMarIrish, @MDirishfest

Facebook: Mary Yeaple, York Saint Patrick’s Day Parade, Penn-Mar Irish Festival, Maryland Irish Festival

Other social media: Linkedin (I should use this more)

Hobbies/Interests: Enjoy parades, Celtic festivals and concerts, York County 4-H, Susquehanna Folk Music Society, York Revolution games

Quick 20 questions

Q. If you were a superhero, what powers would you have?

A. The ability to cram more hours in a day without needing more sleep. I need more sleep.

Q. If you were a T-shirt, what color would you be?

A: Green :)

Q. If you could be any character in fiction, whom would you be?

A. A character in one of Maeve Binchy’s books.

Q. What is your favorite movie?

A. “Waking Ned Devine.” Close second: “It’s a Wonderful Life”

Q.What is the last book you read?

A. We Thought You Would be Prettier, by Laurie Notaro

Q. If you could take a time machine, what year would you pick and why?

A. Not sure

Q. What would I find in your refrigerator right now?

A. Fruit and veggies, cheese, hummus, juice, Irish cream, several bottles of salad dressing, leftover pasta

Q. What is your favorite color?

A. Green

Q. Beer or wine?

A. Smithwick’s beer (but an occasional glass of red wine is nice too)

Q. Coffee or tea?

A.Tea (decaf)

Q. Rock or country?

A. Celtic Rock

Q. Twitter or Facebook?

A. Can I say both? If not, Twitter

Q. Fiction or nonfiction?

A. Fiction

Q. Sweet or sour?

A. Sweet

Q. If you were written about in the newspaper, on the front page, what would the headline say?

A. Actual headline from a March 2001 York Sunday News: “There’s Something About the Marys” (Gordon Freirich wrote a column about 2001 York Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Grand Marshal Mary Stephenson and me)

Q. How would you describe yourself in three words?

A. I was having difficulty with this one, so I asked my husband to describe me, and he said: Passionate, diplomatic, tenacious.

Q. What will you do if you won $2 million?

A. Travel the U.S., going to a different Irish festival or concert every week.

Q. What’s your favorite kind of pickle?

A. Sweet baby gherkins

Q. Would you blindly eat a Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Jelly Bean without looking at the color?

A. I don’t even know what that is, but probably not.

Q.Would you rather fight a pirate or a samurai?

A. I’m Quaker, and opposed to violence (but now I have the Ceann song “Worst Pirate” in my head)

Q. Do you take naps?

A. I did when our son was much younger, but don’t anymore due to lack of time.

About Buffy Andrews

Assistant Managing Editor of Features and Niche Publications for the York Daily Record/Sunday News. Also, Social Media Coordinator.
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