Erin Vail
MeetErin Vail
Erin is the 2003 West Reading Elementary Geography Bee champion, a TV obsessive, and never not thinking about Buffalo sports.

From the mind of Erin

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Even in the Worst of Times, the Buffalo Bills Are My Family

As the Buffalo Bills drive deeper into the playoffs, Erin drives home to watch the games in her aunt and uncle’s driveway. Why? Because family is joy.

Erin Vail
January 18, 2021
Sports
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A Holiday Visit With Erin’s {Family Tree}

Like so many, Erin’s family is trying to figure out how to do holidays this year. It’s going to be weird. It’s not going to be easy. But they’ll find a way.

Erin Vail
November 13, 2020
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The {View from Here}: Allegany State Park

The views at Allegany State Park are incredible indeed—but it has more than just great sights. Erin paints a vivid picture of delights for all five senses.

Erin Vail
September 8, 2020
Prompts, Travel
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Taylor Swift’s “folklore”: An Album of the Times, A Review from Another Era

Taylor Swift’s “folklore” album, which she released late last week, has raised some strong feelings. Better ask an expert for this review.

Erin Vail
July 27, 2020
Pop Culture
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The Six Ways I’ve Become My Italian Nonna in Quarantine

Erin’s Italian side has come out in this quarantine, as if she is the living ghost of her Nonna. Hope you’ve got a big appetite. Because she’s cooking.

Erin Vail
June 30, 2020
Lifestyle
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‘I’m So Tired,’ The {Internal Monologue} of a Weary Desk Chair

Since the pandemic, our poor desk chairs have been overworked and stressed in ways they never imagined. One chair speaks out.

Erin Vail
June 15, 2020
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Where Are You From? The Question I Can’t Answer (Because It Stresses Me Out)

“Where are you from?” Well, that depends what you mean. When you’ve moved all over, and been influenced by those places, the question is nearly impossible.

Erin Vail
April 24, 2020
Wildcard
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I Just Spent My {Great Indoors} Time Pitching Hallmark Movies Set in the Time of COVID-19

Now would be a great time to work on that script you’ve always wanted. Instead, Erin is pitching Hallmark movies set in quarantine. Are we okay?

Erin Vail
April 20, 2020
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An Incomplete and Growing List of the Best Things I’ve Eaten During Quarantine

With nowhere to go, many of us are turning to our kitchens as a source of entertainment and pleasure. So, what are you eating during this quarantine?

Erin Vail
April 16, 2020
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