INGA SAFFRON had a plan, and it didn't involve winning the highest honor in American journalism.
But the Inquirer's architecture writer took one for the team about 3 p.m. yesterday when she bagged the 20th Pulitzer Prize in the newspaper's history.
"I was slipping out quietly to cook, when people started coming over to my desk," Saffron said of the foiled plan to slink away unnoticed to prepare a Passover seder for 10 people.
Those dang Pulitzers. Get handed out at the most inconvenient times.
"Shocked" was how Saffron described her reaction, as she sipped a glass of champagne and answered questions from reporters. For once, the "Changing Skyline" columnist seemed to be at a loss for words.