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Comment 20 May 2015

Grenada.

Safe enough to adventure around on your own, English is the native language, temps always in the 80s, they have 2 of the most beautiful beaches in the world in Grand Anse (always a top 10 on travel sites) and La Sagesse, great Rum Distillery Tours, old spice plantation tours, Grand Etang Mountain national park with waterfalls to jump in under after a hike and sight seeing for monkeys and birds, an Internationally recognized University that attracts students from around the world, the Gouyave Friday Fish Fry, Greneda Carnival in August...it's a blast.  St. George is probably one of, if not the best, downtown cities in the Caribbean.   Beautiful colonial era architecture

Comment 19 May 2015

Chi Chi's.   A few people get some Hepatitis and the whole country has to suffer?  

Their greasy tacos and fried Ice cream were awesome.  They used to have free wings in the bar on Wednesday's as well.  Until the hillbilly families caught on and realized they could just order a pepsi at the bar and eat all the free wings while their kids hogged the table top kung fu arcade game, treating as their permanent dinner table, only ever getting up to get a cigarette from their mom's raggedy pleather cigarette purse.  

Comment 19 May 2015

Odds on she has to leave the position under Hairball to "manage" her son's career after he graduates and she tweets that she was "grateful for the wonderful year(s) working at Meatchicken University"?

Comment 15 May 2015
Pardon the interruption but what kind of Trapper Keeper? Dying to know. We talking vintage Testarossa? Kittens? Standard generic?
Comment 15 May 2015

Ray Lewis 

Joey Porter 

Kevin Garnett  

Jim Thome 

Braylon Edwards

Comment 07 May 2015

Would add the the Ferns Petroleum Engineering intrigue as well.  

Comment 07 May 2015

Says a lot about the Eastern Conference the previous two years that he was able to make two All-Star games as a PF/C.  Then a declining Pao comes over this year and takes all Noah's stats away.  How an NBA player can shot a free throw like he's making a chest pass is beyond me.  You are paid to play a game, F'ing practice a little bit, tame your ego and listen to your shooting coach.  

Comment 06 May 2015

I have a feeling this isn't completely about not offering the program he wants. I think that's a convenient out.  There are plenty of ways to get to the petroleum jobs without specifically earning a petroleum engineering degree.  Plenty of Chemical, Mechanical, Material Science grads move on to Petroleum careers and a look at any major Oil company career page will show as much. Plenty of OSU Engineering undergrads take internships at drilling sites and get jobs with the oil companies every year.  

Always could move on to Petroleum Engineering Graduate programs at one of the 17 schools that offer that degree in the U.S as well.   

Here is Chevron's career page highlight on who they hire for Petroleum Engineering Jobs

Who We Hire

We’re looking for individuals with a bachelor’s or master’s degree in petroleum, chemical or mechanical engineering, as well as other engineering disciplines with previous oil industry experience.

Comment 29 Apr 2015

Didn't see your post before I wrote mine, but my post right below this is very similar to the wheat belly diet.  The pounds just melt off without restricting calories.  I really didn't even exercise much during the winter and still kept losing weight.  I went from 235 to 208 in just under 3 months (From Jan 13th, the day after the National Championship, to March 27th when Spring Break started).  Fell off the diet while on spring break vacation but re-implemented it for at least most weekdays.  

The impressive thing is my blood cholesterol, triglycerides and blood pressure all improved pretty significantly despite going against popular wisdom and eating huge amounts of cholesterol, saturated fats and sodium each day.  

Comment 29 Apr 2015

I'll share my story.  

I lost 27 pounds in 3 months by changing my diet only.  Didn't count calories, didn't increase or change my exercise frequency.  The only changes I made was to severely restricted the amount of grains and refined sugars I consumed.   Normally tried to consume less than 20 grams of carbs from grains or refined sugar daily. 

Typical breakfast:

3 scrambled eggs, 2 slices of american cheese and iced tea.  I scramble my eggs with a tablespoon of milk and cook in about a tablespoon of coconut oil on medium heat. I tear up the cheese slices and cook them with the eggs (not melted over top).  Makes for very creamy, delicious eggs. Ate with hot sauce/hot salsa

Snack:

1/2 cup of mixed nuts throughout the day.  I make my own mixed nuts because I don't wan't it full of cheap peanuts. ALDI's sells everything (Pecans, Cashews, Pistachios, Walnuts, Macadamias, Almonds) and I mix them in a big zip lock bag.  ALDI's is dirt cheap compared to anywhere else and getting in and out is a breeze compared to the big stores.  I highly recommend making a trip.  

Lunch

fruit (an apple/pear/large handful of grapes whatever), a cheese stick, 1.5 - 2 cups whole fat cottage cheese,  10-15 baby carrots, about 3-4 oz of deli meats: bologna, salami, pepperoni, capacola, ham, roast beef...whatever, I just don't like turkey.

Dinner

A typical dinner was something  like baked chicken and veggies or meatballs in sauce or Kielbasa and broccoli. The chicken is bone in chicken with skin on. I'd eat a thigh and a half a breast and about 1 cup of mixed veggies with butter.  Meatballs were made with 1.5 lbs of beef, 15 slices of pepperoni diced up finely, teaspoon garlic powder, teaspoon Italian seasoning, teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, 2 eggs, 1/3 cup parmesan cheese and 1/4 cup bread crumbs.  Mixed by had into golf ball sized and cook the meatballs on stovetop in the sauce for 25 minutes (on medium low heat covered), turning once half way.  I 'd eat about 6 meatballs with a cup of sauce and hot giardiniera peppers. Maybe a tiny baby portion of the pasta with them if there was leftovers from what I made for the kids.   Makes 15-20 meatballs 

I limited my beer consumption to just a couple beers on a couple days each week. The weight just melted off.  It's kind of like the old Atkins diet but I don't limit carbs completely.  I still eat fruit and milk and some small amount of grain.  The occasional once a month pizza night also thrown in there to remain sane.  Chipotle is the best fast food to adhere to this diet since you can get a salad with double meat, cheese, sour cream, salsas (no rice and beans or corn) and still remain adherent to the limitations. In the off chance I went somewhere like Burger King, I'd get two double cheeseburgers, and make one a quadruple and throw out one bun.  No fries or soda though.   

Comment 28 Apr 2015
Cheap filler in a darker shade. Little nutritional difference and maybe 1 g fiber more in brown. Vitamin and mineral content are basically identical Not nearly the difference nutritionally that some try to portray. Brown rice does have a lot more arsenic though.
Comment 28 Apr 2015
Because rice, and to a lesser extent beans, are cheap filler. Its the same reason why dogs that eat kibble made with rice shlt like 4 times a day.
Comment 28 Apr 2015
When im cutting weight i get a salad with double meat (barbacoa and carnitas)with cheese and sour cream and all the sauces EXCEPT corn. No beans No rice. Comes in at about 650 calories, 60 grams of protein and only 20 grams of carbs. I hate getting rice there since it is just cheap, fattening filler.
Comment 23 Apr 2015

Motherf*ck those little sugar ants and skeetos.  Also hate those 24 hour fake mosquitos with the fuzzy heads that swarm in late spring off Lake Erie. Can't even get out of my house without a couple dozen flying in as soon as I open the door.  Worms at least know their place outside and don't go crawling all over my food and eating surfaces.   

Comment 23 Apr 2015

Saw Tremors in a 2nd run theater right after it was released.  First movie I saw without my parents as a young teen.  Went with a bunch of jr high buddies.  Great old theater with ashtrays on every seat.  Movies were $1 and the place was always 1/4 filled so you could sit wherever and it was all a bunch of raucous teens that were hoped up on sugar and nicotine from chain smoking in their seats.  The kind of place where a 16 yr old would take his girlfriend, sit in the back row and...well you know...and us 13 yr olds all knew as well because we were watching that instead of the movie.    

Comment 22 Apr 2015

Right.  It's not just All-Americans. LaVarr Arrington, Sean Lee, Dan Connor, NaVorro Bowman, Tamba Hali...guys like that, that went on to success in the NFL, also helped carry the moniker created by their fans.  It's not like it's anything official though and OSU could easily make the same claim with the litany of talent they've put into the NFL from the position.  

Comment 22 Apr 2015

Henderson was great in a Dennis Rodman/Ron Artest type of way.  He made otherwise meaningless games between mediocre teams like Auburn and Mississippi into something worth watching.  I wonder how his style is going over with the fan(s) in the Iraqi Basketball league?  

Comment 21 Apr 2015

Big 12 should just add SMU and Rice. At least a couple of the Big 12 teams schedule one or both of those cupcakes every year and TCU plays SMU every year anyway.  SMU gets Baylor and TCU this year and did last year as well.  Bring those former SWC conference-mate cupcakes back into the conference if you like playing them so much.  Let them build up their recruiting as a BCS team and make the rivalry meaningful rather than a conveniently close whipping boy for every September.