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Delaware, OH (via West Lafayette, OH)

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2006 The Game, 2011 Sugar Bowl, 2011 Wisconsin game, 2015 Sugar Bowl
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Les - Vic - Hopalong - Archie - Eddie - Troy
  • NFL TEAM: Cleveland Browns
  • MLB TEAM: Cincinnati Reds

Recent Activity

Comment 30 Apr 2015

It's okay except that for her entire life people will assume she is a boy if they haven't met her.

Of course, with names like James, Kyle and Ryan going to girls maybe people will assume less.

Comment 24 Apr 2015

I would gladly sacrifice wearing mascara to not have bats around, there is always false lashes after all.  They're all wonderful until you wake up at night because one is flying around your bedroom.

Comment 24 Apr 2015

Grew up in West Lafayette in lovely Coshocton County, OSU for school, Cincinnati for the first job.  Lived in Champaign, IL for a short while for work, moved back and currently reside in Delaware while working in Marion.  

Hubs grew up in Arcanum/Greenville in Darke County.  We are quite good with Ohio geography.

Comment 23 Apr 2015

I would throw bats in there too.  I hate bats.  Without mosquitos, then the bats have nothing to eat.  Win win imo.

Comment 03 Apr 2015

It's riskier, but I have a friend who swears by scalping once he gets to a game.  Often times he gets into home OSU games for $30 or so.  Granted, that doesn't work for the really big games because you end up paying more but it does work for games like Indiana, Purdue, Illinois, Minnesota, Rutgers etc. 

Comment 03 Apr 2015

Stubhub is my first stop to see where the market is.  If they're reasonable, I'll buy there.  If not, I'll look at sites like ebay and craiglist which can sometimes be problematic.

For away games, you can sometimes buy tickets through the home schools ticket office.  I bought Cal tickets that way two years ago.  And I still get emails for Cal athletics...

Comment 03 Apr 2015

My husband and I separately lived out of state before we met.  I spent about a year and a half in Champaign, IL and he lived in Tuscaloosa, AL for about 8 months- both for work.  Nothing made me love Ohio more than not living in it.  Hubs agrees, he actually worked for the University of Alabama, the SEC stuff didn't bother him (albeit it was eight or nine years ago now) but he hated the weather.  It was hot, humid and it never rained. 

Central Ohio will always be home now.  We live 30 minutes from the 'Shoe and can see our friends and family whenever we want.  When I lived in Illinois, I was forced by geography to miss things and I hated that.  As far as weather goes, there is something to be said for having four seasons.  The first sweet, sweet warm days in the spring are only made so wonderful by knowing that winter is ending.  Christmas wouldn't quite be the same without that nip in the air.  And I love that I live in a place where there are proper Octobers.  February is the exception.  February sucks.

But you're young.  Do it.  And if you don't like it, Ohio will still be here waiting for you.  By leaving, you may realize how much Ohio truly is home.  Or maybe you love it elsewhere.  Either way, at least you know.

Comment 31 Mar 2015

Even if Stieber wins gold, he will not have done it as a minority in a country on the brink of war, lead by a man exterminating people on the asinine notion of Aryan supremacy.  I have nothing but admiration for Mr. Stieber but what Owens did was beyond reproach.

Comment 13 Mar 2015

Because this thread could use a little diversity....
1. Joe Manganiello
2. Ryan Gosling
3. Hugh Jackman
4. Johnny Galecki (I know..)
5. Jonathan Scott

Edit: I totally forgot Norman Reedus

Comment 13 Mar 2015

I know, it's weird.  I think he's cute.  It's probably a reflection of my inner nerd.

Comment 13 Mar 2015

He's a little young for my liking but I certainly can't argue the point.