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Denny


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Comment 17 Jul 2014

This is a moronic idea.

Comment 17 Jul 2014

"We"? 

I very much enjoy this website, but come on, dude: you and I and the forum crawlers aren't exactly the "we" of the staff.

Comment 17 Jul 2014

I would say worse things than that but its probably not appropriate.

Okay.

The only reason I am here is for the money. The traffic, people, politics all suck butt. I recently bought a condo in the Arena district. One to have a place when I visit Columbus. Two to have a place to live in Columbus.

It's nice that you are making money! It is unfortunate that you don't like DC. I don't drive a lot, have very nice neighbors in a quiet neighborhood, and don't worry much about the politics. Congrats on your purchase in Columbus.

DC is appealing to 25 year old and gays. I am neither.

You live in Dupont Circle. I'm not sure what other vibe you would expect.

By the way, let me help you with that Quote you botched.

                                                                            A man sees in the world

                                                                           What he carries in his heart.

                                                                                          - Goethe-

I didn't attribute the 'quote' to anyone, as it is an aphorism that cannot be 'botched'. I'm not sure why quoting a Gotye song is appropriate here, but that quote says more about you than it does me.

Sorry to hear you don't like the District of Columbia. Try as you might, you're not going to convince me that I don't like it here, or that I'll want to flee for the suburbs when my kid gets into school, or that I'll be a bad parent for not doing so. I'm quite happy and comfortable with my decision to live and raise a family here.

Comment 17 Jul 2014

I've been on board that thought train for a long while. Would love/loathe that, which is more than I can say about Hokémon.

Comment 16 Jul 2014

Go out see things. Learn about other people and places. Find out what it is you enjoy and a place that makes you happy. And then if you want to return to Ohio, bring the spirit of those other places back with you. 

Comment 16 Jul 2014

Be the change you want to see in the world, guy who describes where he lives as a 'hell hole'.

Comment 16 Jul 2014

Because home is like nowhere else. Especially after you find yourself somewhere else.

I'm still doing a lot of internal searching about where 'home' is, and where Ohio fits in relation to that, if that didn't come through in the thing I wrote the other day. I'm pretty sure it's going to take me a long time to figure it out, if I ever do. To a certain extent, home is wherever there is good company.

The more I think about it, the more I feel that home is, for me, maybe more about people than it is a physical place.

Comment 15 Jul 2014

Rhino Bar is inconvenient to get to and is also a penn state bar. If you're 25 or younger, you might like it. If you're older, you probably won't. 

I haven't been to Mr Day's (Ri-Ra wasn't a game watch site last season), but the NoVa game watches were that I went to were far more low-key than the hot mess at a Rhino Bar. 

I typically watch at home or walk to a local around the Hill to watch games. Someone is always willing to put the game on. 

Comment 15 Jul 2014

Fun fact: drinking before the game on Amtrak

Also: I will be at this game and the game in College Park

Comment 15 Jul 2014

Here is a fun experiment: go to IKEA drunk, buy things you think that you could use, and then try to piece them together into something useful when sober. Then do the opposite (buy sober, assemble drunk) and compare your results. They will not be different.

Comment 14 Jul 2014

Thanks, Andy. That expat/home thing is a weird feeling, but probably one that's far more common than I realize.

Comment 08 Jul 2014

I've been there and was very much impressed. This is odd, and serendipitous in a way, but the oil fields to the west do a lot to soften the light coming in from the sunset. So rather than having a bright, blazing sun in your eyes, you get a sky lit up with a whole spectrum of pastels. 

And the fans are crazy, and the temperatures at night are great. plus, the oaks and Mike and yes I do not have issue with it being ranked tops.