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btalbert25

Elsmere, KY

Member since 30 August 2010 | Blog

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Probably would have to be the 1990 Reds winning the world series. I was 9 years old,and it was easily the best day of my young life. I've had some incredible life moments, but the joy I felt that day has rarely been matched.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Troy Smith
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  • MLB TEAM: Cincinnati Reds

Recent Activity

Comment 25 Aug 2016

Captain Insano shows no mercy!!!!!!!

Also, why is there NOT a Bourbon Bowl?  This needs to happen.  

Comment 25 Aug 2016

My side team is Iowa.  I know Ferentz gets a lot of grief in these parts for his coach of the year awards, but honestly I think the guy is a hell of a coach.  He's had some really good teams at Iowa, he's pulled some pretty good recruits in over the years, and they are always pretty tough, even if we do beat them pretty well.  

More importantly, their fans are awesome.  I went to a game at Kinnick, my best friend growing up has a ton of family out there and we were given tickets.  We went with them, they had a school bus they converted from farm bus to party bus.  We had the best time.  I was decked out in Buckeye gear and other than some friendly ribbing and a few fuck you's lol, everyone was nice.  I liked Kinnick too.  I just really enjoyed my day there.  So I've always pulled for Iowa.  

Comment 25 Aug 2016

Ah, I had that same UK connection as a kid. I grew up in NKY as well. Peer pressure is a mother lol.  I did have the opportunity to go to about 30 UK basketball games and that was pretty cool. whether you like them or not, it's a pretty iconic place to watch a game.  

Comment 25 Aug 2016

Had a family member who was a jr in high school, but had been held back a year get recruited the same way.  They told him if he wanted to go right now he could, he just needed to go to this church somewhere in a rural area and pay 35 bucks to take a test.  If he passed they would accept that as "graduation".  Of course no college would accept the "diploma" but who cares, the recruiter got him to sign on the dotted line and it worked out.  

Comment 25 Aug 2016

My Sister was very early in the Lu La Roe clothing business.  My wife bought a few things off of her and fell in love with the clothes.  My sister in 2 or 3 months has started making a profit and does have a couple people selling down the line for her and is collecting bonuses from that now too.  My wife has no signed on.  I was skeptical at first, but my sister sold 1000 dollars worth of stuff in a "pop up" online sale last week, in like an hour.  My wife is a teacher, but has this huge network of people she knows and people are already wanting to schedule in home parties, so I think she'll make her initial investment back fast, after that, I'm not sure what to expect, but her goal right now is to just make an extra 500 bucks per month, so she's starting off modest. 

Comment 25 Aug 2016

Here at NKU Vector Knives used to rip off college kids.  My buddy signed up for it, he had to pay like 300 bucks for his knives.  They actually paid him with a bad check one time.  At that point I said yeah that was a bad idea huh? 

Comment 25 Aug 2016

I like your dad's advice.  I'm in a sales role as well and I have a hard time  selling someone if the solution isn't suitable to their needs as well.  I do like to talk as little as possible, ask a few open ended questions, then use all the info they give me to present a solution.  When executed correctly, it's like they have come up with the idea on their own.  I have no issue with multi level marketing either as long as it's something I find useful.  For me, I could never sell something like Amway or Advocare, just don't believe in the product much.  I would have no problem with tupperware or even some of the more hilarious ones like mancaves etc.  

Comment 25 Aug 2016

My house is loaded longaberger thanks to my lovely bride!  I used to buy her some of the retired baskets for Christmas and birthdays etc, I have to say though, if I bought a 200 dollar basket and it was some Chinese garbage (I have little faith in much that is crafted over there) I would be pretty pissed. 

Comment 24 Aug 2016

Bosa is right for holding out and from all accounts his agent is actually a pretty reasonable guy, he's not Rosenhaus or another cut throat type.  At the end of the day, though, I just couldn't give a shit about who is right and who is wrong here.  Bosa is about to be insanely rich and his argument with someone who is obscenely wealthy just doesn't interest me at all.  

I will say this, though, he better play pretty damn perfectly or public sentiment won't be good.  I have a bad feeling he may not live up to the hype, especially this year.  He's basically going to be playing a position he's never played before, and I think he may have developed to his ceiling at this point and doesn't have a lot of room for growth.  I don't wish him ill will or anything like that at all, I just think he's setting himself up for some monumental failure here. 

Comment 23 Aug 2016

I recall a time when there were about 10 people and no MODS lol.  Those were really great times!

Comment 14 Aug 2016

I worked 6 1/2 years for Square D / Schneider electric.  It was a pretty thankless job.  I enterred a role that was supposed to be a stepping stone to a lot of other roles at the company.  Well we got so busy (phone calls stacked up with 40 minute waits or longer all day) that they froze us out from moving to other roles in the company.  I started at 25 left at 31 and found myself in a dead end job with no hope of change only to find out they wanted to move all our department to the Phillipines.  The straw that broke the camel's back for me was when I passed some feedback to my manager from a 30 year customer, he said Oh, he's not going anywhere, our customers just like to complain. 

I had an offer from my current company (for less money) but after that comment I said to hell with this, I'm out.  The job I was nervous to take because it was less money, 3 years later has led to multiple new roles and pays double what I did there.  It's funny how I went from the worst company I've ever worked at to the best  in one move. 

Comment 14 Aug 2016

That's crazy that you had to plant by hand with a farm that large.  That's one thing, thank goodness, We always had was a good setter. 

Comment 14 Aug 2016

I worked at a big produce farm for a long time here in NKY and was always a really good hard worker who was very fast at picking tomatoes, apples, peaches, etc.  So I had a buddy one day say hey man want to make some extra money cutting tobbaco?  I said sure I'll come help.  I was 17 or so, and thought this will be easy money.  

I HAVE NEVER BEEN MORE WRONG!!!!!!  I worked my ass off for 4 hours (it was an afternoon after school).  I mean I didn't stop moving the whole time I was there.  This farmer paid you buy the stick.  After my 4 hours of back breaking work, it came up to where my efforts yielded me 8 dollars and change.  I never, ever cut tobbaco again.  

I did hang tobbaco one other time.  I was the newbie so they put me on the wagon handing up.  Which was fine, I liked breaking a sweat when I worked.  What I didn't know about, was how bad that stuff burns your eyes when the chunks of leaves are falling down on you from above.   So, after those 2 experiences, I never did tobacco again.  Which is weird.  At one time Boone County KY was full of tobacco farms and my other grandparents lived in Bracken County, KY which at one point was one of the largest tobacco producing counties in the country. 

Comment 07 Aug 2016

Griffey was a guy who got over 600 homeruns the way Ruth, Aaron, and Mays did.  Im not a huge critic of the steroid era and players, but I do only recognize 4 guys who are over 600 homeruns for their careers. 

Comment 05 Aug 2016

I think you are tip-toeing violating the commenting policy.  I never said anything about the religion, was simpling pointing out the hypocracy of Baylor's brass.  

Here is Baylor's mission statement: 

The mission of Baylor University is to educate men and women for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment within a caring community.

Please show me where Baylor has lived up to this statement while they have been dealing with these victims.  I'll wait

Comment 05 Aug 2016

That was Tressel's unbeatable team that everyone on earth had picked to win it all for most of that season.  I think Urban's have no mercy stomp on their throat mentality wins out over Tressel's up 18 points let's take the foot off the gas (except against Northwestern or Illinois)  every time.  I was also really liked Tressel, but I felt in big games, no lead was ever safe.  He would just clam up and the whole team looked tight as a result.  The Arkansas win that didn't really happen was a perfect example.  

Comment 05 Aug 2016

I wasn't really making a comment ABOUT religion, just that it being a religious institution, they may respect human life a little more.   I'm well aware of the commenting policy, I've been around a while, but if they want to ban me for the comment so be it.