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Idaho Helga

Member since 03 September 2011 | Blog


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Attending the OSU-UM game in 2006 after my oldest brother got offered extra tickets to the game from OSU "because we oversold Minnesota, want 2 more tickets to Michigan instead?". I flew back. I have 4 brothers, I had to sit with the traitor but we had a ball at Hineygate and the game. Best tailgating I ever saw; total party.
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: This will date me, but Kelvin Ransey.
  • NFL TEAM: Bengals but if too poopy but will switch to Browns
  • NHL TEAM: Blue Jackets
  • MLB TEAM: Reds fan. Life time. Solid.
  • SOCCER TEAM: ??Let me know when games don't finish 0-1 after th

Recent Activity

Comment 3 hours ago

Well if there is a worse abomination than the Steelers bumblebee uniforms I haven't see it yet.  My son is a bee keeper and those even hurt MY eyes.

The brown & orange aren't so bad together if you add more white here and there.

I like the orange pants too from the cardiac days.

Comment 22 Feb 2017

Professors wanting similar pay to Urban.  If you can find one that works as hard and as many hours, let us know.  Not saying they don't make a big effort, but I'm going to doubt they revolve their entire lives around what they do and top coaches do exactly that, even the assistants.

While we're at it, let's demand my local theater group has to make Brad Pitt / Matt Damon  $$.

Comment 14 Feb 2017

DJ's cat could sign your check and I guarantee the bank will cash it.  There is no standard for a signature on a check other than it not be blank.

My doctors signature looks like a checkmark. I was very surprised at that, it could easily be forged.  I mentioned it to the nurse who said "That's why we insist on having them verify all scripts if we ahven't already called them in"

Comment 14 Feb 2017

So Grandma can't read print? 

I have had coworkers in the past hand me something hand written, usually like a phone message or whatever, and at least 1/2 the time I will ask them to print it the next time so it's legible.

My Mother in Law retired as a head nurse. She had horrible handwriting but her printing was at least clearly legible.  She was very good at her job and well liked but was twice written up for writing the nursing notes in cursive and no one could figure them out (Obviously back when these weren't computerized.)  Kids get birthday cards and can't read them, hubby has to try to translate. Worse, he somehow inherited her horrible handwriting.  He prints anything he puts in ink to me, we crossed that bridge many moons ago.

My sons are 20 and 23 and they have no use whatsoever for cursive, other than signing their name.  You might notice that all forms, applications, etc have all said for MANY YEARS to "Please PRINT."

If you are hanging on to teaching cursive, then why did we drop calligraphy?   Both my parents were taught that in the 30's in school.   Move on!

Comment 05 Feb 2017

Sledding is for kids, don't do it as an adult.   Good buddy of mine broke his back, was in traction 3 months, surgery, it didn't end well. Skiing is much safer.

Oh, and I got another 8" of snow this weekend, so we have like 24-30" on the ground.   That groundhog can go to hell.

Comment 04 Feb 2017

Agreed that a parent who'd sign and pay for a tattoo on a 15 yr old is an idiot.  You can count on your third thumb the number of tattoos that look good 30 years later.  He'll only be 45 then.

Tattoo removal business:  I wish I could get in on that action.

Comment 26 Jan 2017

One of my favorite movies.  Sometimes if I make a mistake driving, I mutter to myself "ass-HOLE"

Comment 17 Dec 2016

Noon:  I just got back from watching eagles fly over our lake poaching the salmon which are croaking and even in winter gear I'm like, ummmmm, no game for me today.  I like both teams but at 3:30 it will already be dark and colder than the current  whopping 8 degrees.  I am seriously bummed about myself because I'd be surprised if Tressel wasn't in attendance and here goes my chance at a selfie with him.  But then again, with this arctic crap, it might be a photo of 2 people with only their eyes not covered so who would know it was Tressel?

Enjoy your 36 degrees. We are jealous.

Comment 17 Dec 2016

I'd like to say I'm proud of  Idaho and their 108th ranking.. Yeah, right.

It's currently -1F here, yet I am still contemplating going to the Fightin' Pelinies of YSU vs Eastern Washington EEEGS.  They are all over the radio begging for fans to show up in the horrid conditions for today (freezing fog, high of 10.)  Basketball arena will be open 1 hr before kickoff and at halftime with free coffee and hot coco.

But a part of me wants to take pictures and put it on my bucket list.  I should be home,

A gal could use some help here. (p.s. I've gone snow caving with the Boy Scouts multiple times below zero,  I have the gear. But -1 is what it is.)