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Buckeye in Illini country

Urbana, Illinois (via Cincinnati, Ohio)

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The Ohio State University Class of 2010.

Currently a grad student in materials science and engineering at the University of Illinois.

Do not live in a van down by the river.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: In Person:
    2006: #1Ohio State vs. #2Michigan in the 'Shoe! I have never seen a better game in person.

    Close 2nd = 2010 Rose Bowl: Ohio State vs. Oregon, 35 hour drive straight through was well worth it.

    Close 3rd = 2011 Sugar Bowl: Ohio State vs. Arkansas, yelling F*%K you to Mark May made my life

    4th: 2014 - Seeing CARDALE JONES and the rest of the Buckeyes destroy Wisconsin 59-0 in the B1G Championship Game.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Troy Smith, Beanie Wells, Chris Spielman, James Laurinaitis, Orlando Pace, Nick Mangold, EzE
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Aaron Craft, Jon 3Bler, David Lighty, Mike Conley Jr., Mark Titus
  • NFL TEAM: Bengals
  • NHL TEAM: Blue Jackets
  • NBA TEAM: Spurs
  • MLB TEAM: Reds
  • SOCCER TEAM: 'Merica

Recent Activity

Comment 24 Apr 2015

I was only nine years old when I first watched The Rock and now I basically know it word for word.  Best Nicholas Cage movie ever.

Let's cut the chit chat
And even younger when I first saw Arnie say he would be back.
First time I saw a woman's chest on screen.
Comment 24 Apr 2015

Eleanor is a great car but Gone in 60 Seconds is nothing compared to The Rock.

Comment 24 Apr 2015

And if she is home any later, Chris could still easily pull an Anthony Schlegel-like body slam:

You will never see her again!
Comment 24 Apr 2015

And he should focus on midwestern IPAs.  They tend to be a whole lot more balanced than west coast IPAs.

Comment 24 Apr 2015

In no specific order: Troy Smith, Aaron Craft, Jon Diebler, David Lighty, Beanie Wells, James Laurinaitis, Jim Tressel, Chris Spielman, Urban Meyer.

(all but two were there at some point when I attended)

Comment 23 Apr 2015

They should have the National Championship Game at the Big House because it has a lot of seating and you can guarantee that both teams will be visitors.

Comment 23 Apr 2015

Sarah for the TV/ movie connections and Elika for the food.

Comment 23 Apr 2015

And little do many people know, Simon Fraser's dad, Hamish, is a professor in MatSE at Ohio State.  I had him for nonferrous metallurgy.  He loves drinking some pints with the best of them as well.

Comment 22 Apr 2015

nyone see his sick reverse half court alley oop from LBJ last night?

I know if I was on the receiving end of that, I'd be heading for the player who tossed it to me. They didn't even make eye contact, a timeout was called and Love went to the bench in the opposite direction.

I noticed that too.  Seems more legit than I thought that he would be gone.  He's from SoCal area right?  Makes sense to move on to the Lakers.

Comment 22 Apr 2015

Blame the NBA (NFL) for the early exits for having an underdeveloped minor league system. Isn't the point of college to prepare someone for the next step in their career, what ever that may be? In the case of early exits, college has prepared them for their next step (in the players' eyes) earlier than expected.

Patient 0 will be missed in a Buckeye uniform. Good luck to him.

Comment 22 Apr 2015

You mean a sidekick. I don't know the Cavs roster that well as I am not a fan, but I have to assume Russell is better than their SG. If the Cavs some how were able to get him, you would slide Russell to the #2 spot with Kyrie at 1, James at 3, Love at 4, and Mosgov at 5.

That would be a sick roster with basically 3 starters that can play the point (point forward in the form of James).

Comment 22 Apr 2015

Yes, Champaign-Urbana is very, very windy since it is very flat and not a huge allotment of trees and tall buildings.  But I think you definitely get used to it (and it is not always constant).

I agree with you that Evanston rides on the coattails of Chicago, but you have to view them separately.  

Comment 22 Apr 2015

I'm really surprised that Champaign is so low on the list.  Champaign-Urbana is actually a very nice place.  Too small for me to live here permanently but it has been nice to me the last five years.  It is better than Evanston (literally only three bars in the entire area, and yes I know bars don't make the town), State College, and West Lafayette.  

Madison is a pretty cool place too.

Comment 22 Apr 2015

I'm a fan of Rockwell's as well; I really liked him in The Way, Way Back and Seven Psychopaths.  I'd put them on even playing fields.  Rockwell is more of a comedic guy while Gyllenhaal is more of a serious/ crazed guy (at least recently).

Comment 22 Apr 2015

I was referring to the book case at end and Cooper seeing his daughter through it as being the fantasy part.  I understand that gravity is one powerful mother...

Comment 22 Apr 2015

Man, I need to re-watch the movie; the conversation between you two is making it more interesting. I had a hard time getting through the ending.  I loved it up until McConaghey went through the worm hole, then they started pushing with the boundary between science/ fantasy was both cheesy and confusing.

Comment 21 Apr 2015

Overpopulation and the need to feed everyone forced bad farming practices, just like in the Dust Bowl back in the 1930s (hence the imagery at the beginning from the Ken Burns film), and forced people to become farmers instead of engineers.

If anything, it was an engineering/ technology/ exploration preaching flick.  Since at least two of those fit me, I was a fan of that aspect.

Comment 21 Apr 2015

Go see Nightcrawler.  It may change your mind.  The movie is good but his character is great.  Same with Enemy, which as a movie wasn't that great but Gyllenhaal was really good in.