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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 09 Nov 2015
Duke v UNC hatred is most definitely on par with Ohio State v TTUN. I went to Duke for my first two years of undergrad, so had the opportunity to attend a Duke v Carolina bball game at Cameron. I've also been to a few Ohio State v TTUN games. I'd say they're about equal, though I actually hate UNC more. I think. :-)
Comment 01 Sep 2015
Wow, thanks everyone! Looks like I have a lot to look into! :-)
Comment 31 Aug 2015
So many wonderful suggestions, thank you! I've got Frenchman Street on my list, glad to get the go-ahead, so to speak, on that! :-)
Comment 31 Aug 2015
It normally comes out as y'all when I speak, but I was typin faincy. ;-) Thank you!
Comment 31 Aug 2015
I've got a res at Commander's Palace, also K Paul's and John Besh's restaurant August (yeah, lots of money on food, ha!). Can't wait. Thankfully, we're staying in the French Quarter, about 2 blocks from Bourbon St. Refillable Hurricanes? At 36, probably a bad idea, but I'm in! :-) Thank you for your suggestions!
Comment 24 Aug 2015

My boyfriend was actually yelling at the tv about it, but we stuck it out, and watched the B1G championship on YouTube after. 

The editing was truly horrible. I may be alone in this, but I like hearing all the commentary and, I dunno, seeing the WHOLE game. 

Comment 24 Aug 2015

We counted 8 commercials followed by a mere 4 plays, then 4 commercials followed by 2 plays. 

*Someone* knew that playing a Buckeye marathon would bring in viewers. I feel like such a sucker. YouTube, next time. 

But at least I now have all these commercials on my dvr!

Comment 22 Aug 2015

This is a school story, not a work story, but it's pretty funny (though mortifying at the time).

While working on my masters in tax law, I was required to do a presentation for my Tax Research class. I hate doing presentations, but I had fun putting it together and thought I had an interesting topic. I even got with the times and did PowerPoint slides. 

The presentation was to be given in a large lecture hall that boasted a stage and podium, with a very large screen behind it for presentations. When it was my turn, I took my laptop up and hooked it up to the projector. Nothing. Someone suggested I restart the computer. I do so, and as it restarts, all these stupid IM windows start popping up. I'm embarrassed, and closing them frantically, until there is only one status message left on the screen. 

There, projected behind me in huge letters was my away message, clearly visible to my classmates and my unamused professor in the front row. 

It read, "FUCK TAX."

(Hey, at least it wasn't porn!)

Comment 22 Aug 2015

I think I'm reading #14 and #17 differently than others are. It says "your institution," not "your program." To me, this means that he was not suspended or dismissed from Boise State as a school, not that he was not suspended or dismissed from the football team. I think Briles is hoping people won't make the distinction, and thus think Peterson/Boise State withheld info. Eff that player, eff Briles, and eff Baylor.

Comment 11 Aug 2015
I just moved back to the Cleveland area after living in Tahoe for about 2.5 years (9 years in Cali total). Sadly, this is too true. I have a feeling I'll be seeing more snow this winter, though. Hopefully Tahoe gets slammed; they need it.
Comment 05 Jun 2015
Noooo! As a Cavs fan and a Duke basketball fan (I know, I know, please don't hate me!), I'm so stoked to have Kyrie playing for the Cavs. Plus, he was having a heck of a game up until getting hurt. Hopefully it isn't as bad as it sounds. What do you guys think? If he's (relatively) ok: play him in Game 2, or let him rest for Game 3 or whatever?
Comment 02 Jun 2015
I googled "ice t ice cube shirt," and found a few sites that have it in various colors and styles. Might have to get one myself.
Comment 02 Jun 2015
My stories are pretty lame. My marching band played halftime at a Purdue v Notre Dame game (at Purdue! Go figure) and at a Browns v Saints game in the old stadium. Slightly cooler (relatively), we also played at a skull session at St John's arena with TBDBITL. I've also been on the court at Cameron Indoor a few times. Mostly after games, but on parents weekend my freshman year, my parents and I were able to just walk right in and onto the court. It was pretty neat to be there when it was so empty and quiet.
Comment 30 May 2015
My undergrad, JD, and LLM diplomas are in frames and ready to go on the ego wall of my office after we move. My high school diploma . . . I think I may have tossed it during a previous move, maybe? Or it could still be in a storage bin at my mom's. I have no idea. I like the sound of those Ohio State fancy frames. Mine are boring, but that's what happens when you don't go somewhere awesome like Ohio State, I guess!