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Abe Froman

Hilliard (via Middleport, OH)

Member since 13 February 2011 | Blog

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Grew up in a small town, went to OU and now buy coal for a large utility. I used to work at a power plant, now I buy 12 M tons per year for them. I have the largest CO2 footprint of ANYONE on 11W.

Favorites

  • SPORTS MOMENT: High school football undefeated of course.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Mike Doss
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Jim Jackson
  • NFL TEAM: Bengals
  • NHL TEAM: Blue Jackets
  • NBA TEAM: What is this NBA?
  • MLB TEAM: Redlegs
  • SOCCER TEAM: That is not football!

Recent Activity

Comment 10 Jun 2015

At least I can now use dad-jeaned in regular sentences with confidence.  I had been holding onto my bad of "dad-whatevers" for some dad-burned time now. 

Comment 07 Jun 2015

Actually DJ, the one waking up at night is most likely a woman, however not Phyllis from Mulga.  Prior to the game, I found most male Alabama fans cautious, having watched the Buckeyes win over Wisconsin.  The females on the other hand were quite confident in their team and the fact that Ohio State had no chance. Expecting a total beat down, one fan consistently noted that Nick Saban and the team were going to run all over us and OSU may not even score.  I let her talk, waiting for the last word.  

When it came time to go our own way, I simply looked at her and said, "After the game is over, bask in the reality that your team just got beat by our 3rd string quarterback." I hope she sleeps like a baby: wakes up crying in the night after peeing herself.

Comment 02 Jun 2015

Luckily, all the dragon glass burned up in the fire.  Unfortunately a hot blonde did NOT walk out of it. 

Dodd is all that is wrong with sports. 

Comment 24 May 2015

It is great.  It is one of those places where every sandwich that comes out, you look at and say,"Man, that one looks great.  Maybe I should have gotten that one." Try the Korean War Pig.  Pulled pork covered with Bulgogi and Muenster cheese.

Comment 24 May 2015

 I have little respect for people in management consulting.  They usually tell people the 'best' way to do a particular job, with absolutely no experience doing that job. Often they make decisions like "just get rid of this level of people and you can save this much money." Since their fees are based on their projected savings, it is self-serving.  Imagine someone saying, 'Just lose the guard position. They aren't needed anyways.'  

Comment 20 May 2015

Two things: 

1) if you are shadowing someone or having a 'Day in the Life,' tuck your shirt in. Dress appropriately.  

2)  I know. Who says, 'Friendly Rivalry,' someone who has lost 10 of the last 12 and NOT and OSU fan.  I never said that in the 90's when we threw up a poor decade against them. I just gritted my teeth and shook my damn head knowing that it was going to change. It had to change.

Comment 12 May 2015

My guess is no electricity last night which threw off the Skully timeline.  

Comment 06 May 2015

Totally agree here.  With the benefit of hindsight, as DJ noted, the chips fell into place and we end up with the First Undisputed NC.  I approach this much like ex-girlfriends: without having each and everyone one of them being an Ex, I wouldn't be married to a great woman and we wouldn't be raising a beautiful little girl. Oh yeah, I guess the Ex-wife needs to come off of the bad list too.

Additionally, it was just tattoos and maybe (maybe) some cash.  In the age of Domestic Violence and drunk driving arrests, it was truly a white collar crime.  

Comment 01 May 2015

Oh I see.  Only on first cup of coffee.  With a sick kid who was up 3 times last night, all the faculties aren't with me yet.  Tutankhamen - Egyptian - Walk Like an Egyptian - The Bangles.

Comment 01 May 2015

I have no idea why The Bangles are at the top of the posts by writers, but dammit I thank you.  Suzanna Hoff was just smoking hot.  All she had to do was look and blink. 

Comment 26 Apr 2015

Nobody likes a limp piece of meat.  Gas grill will take less, mine is powered by pure unadulterated electricity.  

Comment 26 Apr 2015

A faster way to make grilled cheese: I grew up with the classic way of making grilled cheese that seemed to take 10-15 minutes as both sides were buttered and the cheese was placed in the middle. After 7-10 minutes, you would flip the sandwich until the other side was lightly brown.  

A faster way is to butter both pieces and place them butter side down in the skillet at the same time.  After a couple of minutes, place your cheese on one piece.  After 2-3 minutes, put the sandwich together and enjoy.  I feel like my parents now owe me hours from making GC the slow way.  

For a really good one, use the bacon grease in the pan from my earlier instruction.

Comment 26 Apr 2015

Blasphemer!  One does not put bacon in the microwave to prepare it properly!  It must be skillet prepared or in the oven.  An easy way is to roll it in flour and place it on a cookie sheet that has had aluminum foil placed on it. This will aid in the clean up.  Oven at 400 F and bake it for 25-30 min flipping it at 15 minutes.  

Remember, you are not only preparing sustinence for your loved ones, but you are embedding your home with the greatest scent known to man. Unplug all of your air fresheners, shut the windows and soak in the aroma. 

Comment 26 Apr 2015

Just three examples of many instances. If Braxton is healthy, which means passing all the physical requirements, I expect him to take the roll as captain and lead QB.  This means JT and Cardale will be playing backup roles or situational roles similar to how Tebow would come into the game on 4th and 1 (Jones is in). JT would get mop up duties outside the last 3 or 4 minutes and they both would come in for Miller following a 40 or 50 yard run when he needs a break. Nice quandary to have. 

Also, read Citro's article (directed towards nobody in particular).

Comment 20 Apr 2015

I am with you on the White House trip.  On these events, there is no Red or Blue, it is simply the office of the leader of the greatest nation on earth AND two times undefeated world champions.  'Merica.

Comment 18 Apr 2015

Spring football is here!  Oh well, today I pass up OSU for a family vacation where they bring you drinks all day long. This Campbell thing is like adding fruit to a bowl of fruit. It seems like the train can't be stopped. 

Comment 11 Apr 2015

Not a bad article on the move of coal out of Appalachia, but it paints the picture that companies still walk away from the land with it in absolute disrepair.  This is further from the truth as each company is responsible for the reclamation of the mined land to a condition closely monitored by the DNRs.  Additionally, the usual speak about burying villages and streams is absolute bullshit.  They even actually have different ratings for 'streams' in the mountains. If the stream has water in it 30% of the time (runoff from spring thaw) it is considered a periodic stream and subject to regulation.  This would be similar to the EPA regulating your back yard because it is in a low area and it rains occasionally.

 The water rules are close to ridiculous.  Mining companies that extract water for use in the process of cleaning coal, have to put the water back into the stream.  The quality of the water, in my opinion, should be better than what it was taken out of the stream.  This isn't good enough for the east coast NRDC tree-huggers.  They have dictated to the EPA through litigious actions, that the water must be better than drinking quality.  That's right, better than what is in the bottles of water in your fridge.  Sounds okay until you realize that most invertebrates can't live in that (clean) water.  

What is the effect of all of this?  Your electricity rates double.  Coal used to be mined for $20 a ton, resulting in an equivalent electricity price of about $.20/kW.  Now most mines have a cost structure of $60/ton, more than doubling your rate.  

Comment 09 Apr 2015

Not nearly as bad as when they hide his cigs and harass his cats.