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Cleveland Heights, formerly all over Cali (via Defiance, OH)

Member since 13 December 2011 | Blog

I went to my first Ohio State football game when I was around 7 years old, and probably attended at least one game every season thereafter through 2006, when I moved to California. In spite of this, I went to Duke, and am a huge Duke basketball fan, which has made me feel pretty conflicted the last couple years. :-)


  • SPORTS MOMENT: The night before my law school graduation, I got to go to Game 6 of the NBA playoffs (Cavs vs. Pistons). My dad's friend had somehow nabbed 3rd row seats right behind where players would inbound the ball. Cleveland lost that game, but that wasn't the end of the night. We then went to the Foundation Room, where we dined with one of the owners of the Yankees, who let my dad and me try on one of his World Series rings. It was a loooong night, and I'm pretty sure I was still drunk at graduation (classy, I know), but it was completely surreal and something I doubt I will ever experience again.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: As far as current players go: Cardale Jones, Ezekiel Elliott, Joey Bosa
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Tyus Jones, probably. Duke has entered the one-and-done game, so it's harder to choose.
  • NFL TEAM: Browns
  • NBA TEAM: Cavs
  • MLB TEAM: Indians

Recent Activity

Comment 19 Nov 2016
Intellivision! We had that. I lobbied hard for a Nintendo when it came out, to no avail. So, while my friends were playing Mario Bros, I was playing Frog Bog. I finally bought an original Nintendo a couple years ago. I'm no good at any gaming systems that are more complicated. Thanks, parents! Gotta love the original, though. :-)
Comment 12 Nov 2016
When I was young, my sister and I would stay at our grandparents' house while our parents would go to the game. My grandma had cataracts, and always messed with the color on the tvs. Ohio State's players looked like fuzzy bright red blobs on a bright green field. Maryland's all red unis are giving me flashbacks.
Comment 12 Nov 2016
Zander Diamont might be one of my favorite names. My guy and I bought this crazy, sparkling merman Christmas tree ornament (they were all over the French Quarter) and named it Zander Diamanté after him (we have weird senses of humor, clearly).
Comment 15 Oct 2016
I think Duke football had two wins total in the two years I was there, so I'm totally cool with only losing to Louisville by 10. (During that losing streak, I went to a Florida State game. It wasn't pretty.)
Comment 17 Sep 2016
Just logged in for the first time in ages just to join in the laughter: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
Comment 26 Aug 2016
Duke, as I did half of my undergrad there before transferring to CWRU. It was fun going to their games, even though they were completely terrible while I was there. Watching them is more fun now, as there's a realistic chance they might win. :-) Other than Duke . . . Any team playing Michigan, UNC, USC, Notre Dame, Alabama, or any other team ranked above the Buckeyes.
Comment 09 Aug 2016

As someone who lived there, I preferred the fall and spring, when things were quieter. :-) It is gorgeous the other seasons, though. Kings Beach was just such a zoo during the summer. 

Truckee is fantastic. I used to love browsing the little shops there, and I really miss Red Truck at the airport. Really great food, and it's fun to watch the planes take off and land. And now I'm craving their food . . . :-)

Comment 23 Jul 2016

If those donors are still feeling generous, I've got a pile of student loans that need to be paid off. :-) Those are some crazy fundraising totals. 

Off topic: Bar exam starts Tuesday. Ugh. Any recommendations for bar exam hype songs? When I took the CA bar, I just played "Mama Said Knock You Out" on repeat, but I'd appreciate some additional material given the long drive from CLE to Wilmington. Thanks in advance! :-)