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Alice in Aggieland


Columbus, OH

Member since 25 September 2012 | Blog

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Voting Record: 64 / 16

Proud fourth-generation Ohio State graduate and current Buckeye prof. Survived the Johnny Football era at Texas A&M.

Favorites

  • SPORTS MOMENT: Devin Barclay's field goal that clinched Ohio State's Rose Bowl berth in my final home game as an Ohio State student. There were tears involved.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Eddie George
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Whoever replaces Amir Williams
  • NFL TEAM: Cleveland Browns
  • NHL TEAM: Columbus Blue Jackets
  • NBA TEAM: Cleveland Cavaliers
  • MLB TEAM: Cleveland Indians
  • SOCCER TEAM: I don't believe in soccer.

Recent Activity

Comment 08 Apr 2015

Conference pride is for shitty teams.

And gamblers, apparently.

The end.

Comment 08 Apr 2015

I started at OSU in '04, and I went to school on a Morrill Scholarship for minority students (because my home county is considered Appalachia, and apparently a farm kid with a 33 ACT and 3.9 GPA is basically an academic unicorn). My brother had a 28 ACT score and a 3.5-3.6 in high school and got in in 2005 without trouble. 

One thing missing from this conversation is the major/college everyone applied into. Some programs are more competitive, even today - a 27/28 ACT is pretty high for CFAES, which heavily relies on transfers from ATI and branch campuses, though it's borderline for colleges like Fisher. So if your kid is worried about admission, find something similar in FAES to apply into, then switch majors when you get to campus since most freshmen take the same GECs in their first semester, anyway. I've also heard that OSU Admissions also takes into consideration an applicant's high school - students from schools whose graduates perform well are looked at more favorably as they're less likely to fail out or transfer (i.e., cost the university money in the long run).

Comment 27 Mar 2015

I went to grad school in College Station, Texas, right as Texas A&M joined the SEC. The SEC homerism was instantaneous. Their move coinciding with Texas taking a nosedive only made the superiority-by-association worse. 

I will say that the Aggies were pretty accepting and respectful of my tOSU ties, especially after we picked up Urban. The only people I ever encountered who were jackasses about it were some middle-aged dudes who used to frequent the only BW3 in Brazos County that carried BTN. They made a lot of asshole comments at Tressel and Pryor and actively rooted against the Buckeyes in the 2011 season. I got smart and bootlegged my parents' BTN2Go for 2012.

Comment 11 Mar 2015

In college, I was a nationally ranked dairy cattle judge.

I am also handy at picking up accents. Living in Texas among the native and imported Southerners was a dream come true. (I still sound like a Georgian when intoxicated, thanks to my Bulldog former office mate.)

Comment 31 Jan 2015

I use my mom's recipe, in which every ingredient is measured in pounds. That's right - POUNDS: 1 pound of butter to 2 pounds of peanut butter to 3 pounds of confectioner's sugar. (To be fair, she used to be a caterer, and this recipe makes like 10 dozen buckeyes.) Also, the best dipping chocolate is a brand called Mercken's. It's intended for candy making, and it melts and adheres like a dream. Mix that with a little bit of good dark chocolate and you're good to go.

Urban approves.

Comment 29 Jan 2015
Ouch, was that a continuation to your previous sentence or the start of another? Lol
Comment 29 Jan 2015

Wherever JoePa is, he's offended. Hell, he once wore TWO pairs of pants that were better than Harbaugh's khaki monstrosities. 

Comment 28 Jan 2015

It doesn't take away from the original, necessarily, but it does damage the credibility of the franchise.

Star Wars survived Episodes 1-3, and Raiders of the Lost Ark is still awesome and beloved despite the crap-pile that is Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

This argument is silly. No one is preventing people from watching the original Ghostbusters; if anything, this will revive interest in the original. Also, while I admire the actresses you've chosen as your dream cast, I think the whole point is casting actors/actresses who don't fit conventional "hero" archetypes. I mean, a studio could've cast Kevin Costner, Mel Gibson, Robert Redford, and Denzel Washington in the original, but then it wouldn't be the same movie.

Comment 28 Jan 2015

 ...the massive uptick of minority based programming. 

This is a bad thing?

Related: Kate McKinnon is the funniest current SNL player. Anyone who can convincingly pull of both Angela Merkel and Justin Bieber is aces in my book.

Comment 26 Jan 2015

My family has cattle, and we've used quite a few OSU-related names for heifer calves. We have three full sisters named Gamble, Guiton, and Griffin, and we named Gamble's first daughter Germaine. There was a Georgie in there, too. We also have Millie (her sire's name is Braxton; she was born the day #5 started the Colorado game) and Elliott (after Zeke, of course; we call her Ellie for short). 

Comment 25 Jan 2015

We found them at the new Dick's Sporting Goods at Easton right after the CFP announcement. They're part of the Playoff Diamond Collection. And yes, still $180. (We split the cost on that bad boy. The brother is lucky to have two sisters who love OSU football as much as he does.) And if it makes you feel better, the quality's really good. They're pretty heavy, and the silver stitching is awesome.

Comment 05 Jan 2015

A bit surprised that we are the "home" team for this event.  Would have assumed that Oregon as the #2 team would get home treatment.

Marketing, my friend. No doubt Nike lobbied for the chance to show off the finalists' other uni options. That said, these would be perfect if the numbers on the sleeves weren't black. Loved the road whites.

Comment 03 Jan 2015

Why would anyone from the North listen to this inbred show?! It's nothing but a bunt of delusional southerners yelling jibberish.

The same reason people watch Here Comes Honey Boo-Boo and Duck Dynasty. Except I'll take Phyllis from Mulga over overpaid reality yokels any day.

Comment 29 Dec 2014

I'm scared of Amari Cooper the way I was scared of Melvin Gordon before the B1GCG. I'm cautiously optimistic that the secondary will be ready for Cooper/Sims. (With emphasis on the "cautious" part.)

Comment 17 Dec 2014

Used to work with an attorney that had to mention he was a MENSA in every other sentence.  Drove me crazy.

I had a prof in grad school like this, except replace "MENSA" with "Cornell." He was basically Andy Bernard in real life.

Comment 15 Dec 2014

Candace Lee's tweets are awesome. Wasn't it during the Navy game that she called out the announcers for pronouncing Darron's name wrong? I think Lachey kept calling him "Da-RON" and she corrected him, tweeting "Like Darren in Bewitched!"

Comment 16 Nov 2014

Pretty sure that's Gracie Gold. Lucky for you, the US usually doesn't send 14-year-olds to the Olympics (cough, China and Russia, cough), so she's legal. (She's 19.)