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Silverdale Wa. (via Akron)

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Akron boy who's family moved to Vermont when I was in elementary school. Parents & Grandparents were wise enough to return me to "The Heart Of It All" every year for summer vacation. The Navy took me after high school, around the country & across the Pacific twice. After my hitch and a bit I called it good. Working now on the civilian side just West of Seattle. Been a Buckeye fan my whole life. All the Cleveland teams/sports have come & gone (Strike this, Players Union that...) August 2002 I dropped MLB and went full Buckeye. Holy Buckeye what timing!


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Cie Grant slinging Ken Dorsey to the ground on the final play. I turn to my dad and say "Get your shoes & coat. Lets go!". I drove through the start of a blizzard to make it to the pub just in time for "last call". We ordered 2 each to toast those Buckeyes!

    Close second: Joe Germaine to Dimitrious Stanley over & over, then Joe Germaine to David Boston to wipe that smile off Jake's face & keep my buddy Staz from hanging himself.
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Comment 28 Jul 2015

There's a couple more for you. Been reading since 09, joined in 2010. I live on the west coast, work and kids keep me busy til late in the evening. Most of the conversations have all played out so I hardly ever comment.

Comment 30 Jun 2015

Ha, Ha. My uncle had me dying at a family reunion one year when he did this bit on Conn's chips and how you'd slick your hair back with all the oil left on your hands after eating a bag.  I love these chips but man are they oily!!

Comment 30 Jun 2015

All in Akron;

Lunch: Fiesta Pizza & Chicken on Newton St., Like the name says, Great pizza & fried chicken plus amazing steak sandwiches!

Dinner: Lembo's Italian Restaurant  on Canton Rd., stopping for a cannoli and some stuffed shells or Italian sausage and peppers.

Dessert: Strickland's Frozen Custard. All The Flavors!!!

Comment 10 Jun 2015

I love this attitude shown by Cardale. I've seen the same by so many others too.

The wealth this team has in so many position makes me giddy.

it was put out early in the off season about game planning the offense based on the up comming opponent. I think it would blow everyone's mind to see UFM roll with a QB starting rotation.

Comment 10 Jun 2015


See my reply to MadDog a few posts up for a good laugh about a meltdown!

As far as breaking barriers goes, I really saw my game improve when I'd just record my score and wait till I was in the bar to add it up. Some days I shot better than I thought I was, others worse. In the end it got me to concentrate more on the ball at my feet and what I was going to do right then. I stopped thinking about what I had to do, or God forbid what I didn't want to happen. Give it a try, here's to life in the land of Par!

Comment 10 Jun 2015

You're killing me, MadDog!!

Reminded me of a Navy buddy, Glen. He was so competitive, in everything! Back in the '90s we're playing this local course that I swear was a working winter rye farm in the off season. We're both shooting our normal bogey golf, but Glen keeps losing balls on the fairways. I can't explain it, they're just not there when we get up to where they should be. I'm not a jerk so I'm not counting strokes for lost balls but Glen is getting pissed. Add back to back bad holes at the turn and he's seething. Even my other buddy Bron, who normally likes to dig under your skin for laughs, has backed off. Then it happens, somewhere around the 15th tee Glen shanks one over the fairway to our right and OB into the trees on the fly. Glen erupts!! Swearing, he spins and launches his driver at his bag which it glances before drilling me in the calf.

Glen apologizes profusely gathers his bag and club and leaves the course, still apologizing and saying he's selling his clubs. Two days later we roll up to the range, and there's Glen, workin that old driver.

Comment 10 Jun 2015

Lets move on to the next so you can continue holding up the groups behind us."

The wisdom of the Father knows no bounds.

Comment 06 Jun 2015

Yeah, they kind of have the best of everything. We only stop in there once in a while or I'd be 300 lbs.

Comment 05 Jun 2015

I'm a fan of the Bavarian Cream, and the Blueberry Fritters from Larry & Kristi's (Bremerton). My kids love the Doughboys at Sluys Bakery (Poulsbo).

Comment 01 Jun 2015

Summer of 1998 - Driving cross country with my younger brother, we made a pit stop at Bristol Motor Speedway. While checking out, I asked the gift shop girl if the track was open or was there anyplace we could go to see inside. She didn't think it was open but we were welcome to drive around and see what we could see. The place was deserted except for a maintenance truck parked by an open gate that led to the vehicle access ramp. We parked next to the truck and walked in, and down to the track. We had our camera and were snapping some pictures, goofing around on the track, all the while looking for someone to shoo us out. We never saw a soul. I looked at those high banked turns, looked at my kid brother and said "Whata ya think the odds are we can get our car down the ramp, around the track and back out that gate before someone locks us in and calls the cops?" His eyes got HUGE. "Let's do it!!" he says. I let him hang for a minute before dashing his hopes with a "No"

It would have been grand I'm sure. All I could think of however was losing my Federal job after wrecking my Olds Delta 88 into one of the rails as we sped thru the turns laughing and snapping "Selfies"

Comment 28 Apr 2015

I had this grilled cheese at a brew pub in Bend, Oregon last summer.

Smoked Cheesy - An asiago crusted panini with smoked goat, swiss, and havarti cheeses with bacon and spicy pickles on spent grain bread.

sooooo good!! The name of the place is Crux Fermentation Project. They make a great Bahn Mi too!

when I make it at home I don't have a panini press so I use a small cast iron skillet to press it down. I really need to get a press.