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Pickerington, Oh (via Kenova, WV)

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Comment 23 Feb 2015

Lab tech for the power company. Worked in the chemical lab section of the engineering lab for the past 38 years. Not exciting but it does pay the bills.

Comment 23 Feb 2015

The Anderson was following the Fitz and was asked to go back out into the storm to look for her. I've been in November storms on Lake Superior and they are not pleasant. The skipper had to make an extremely difficult decision. 

Comment 22 Feb 2015

My dad worked on the lake boats for years and I followed in his footsteps for a few years after I graduated high school in '72. He and I worked for the company that ran the Fitzgerald, Columbia Transportation Co out of Cleveland and I was on the Fitz on more than a few occasions visiting. I had several friends that went down with the Big Fitz. Somewhere in the Chief Engineers stateroom there may still be a set of keys to a Chevy  that I used to own. George Holl, the Chief, used my car when the Fitz hit Toledo to unload taconite pellets and I had given him a set of keys to it.

Comment 13 Feb 2015

Football coach where I graduated had a very simple way of grading practice. If it was a good one in his opinion, the ice cream truck pulled onto the practice field and he bought popsicles for the team. A normal practice meant you sucked the moisture out of your towel. Bad practice, no towel to suck. He retired with an .844 winning percentage and 9 state titles and 4 runners up trophies in 29 years of coaching. And we had the salt tablets, too!

Comment 26 Jan 2015

Good to see you guys are still fighting the battle. I'm down to 220. My starting weight was 328 last February. Since a little before Thanksgiving I've been working on maintaining my current weight. I'm still learning what I can a can't do but it's not been difficult.  One giant plus is that I no longer have to take my blood pressure meds.

My biggest source of inspiration has been my wife. She developed severe rheumatoid arthritis about 12 years ago as well as having two knee replacements and a hip worked on five times now. It took me a while to realize that if I couldn't take care of myself I sure as hell couldn't take care of her. She was using My Fitness Pal to control her weight so I tried it. I'm really proud if her. She's also lost over 60 pounds and has kept it off even with her limitations. 

Comment 21 Dec 2014

Does this really surprise anyone? The whole process was just a dog and pony show to try and fool people into thinking FSU actually has a set of ethics when it comes to athletes.

Comment 16 Oct 2014

Last February I decided that it was time to get rid of some excess tonnage. To date I've dropped 90 pounds. I haven't given up anything but I did teach myself to eat smarter. I limit portion sizes and keep my calorie count below 2000 calories a day. Recording what I eat on an app on the cell phone helps. For the first time in years I don't have to ask store clerks where the fat bastard sizes are!

Comment 10 Aug 2014

Doesn't look intentional to me either. Smoke may have a temper but no driver wants to kill another on the track. This is a terrible tragedy that shouldn't have happened but it did. Claiming it to be intentional is foolish. My heart goes out to all involved in this.

Comment 27 Jul 2014

Running back and punter for Pickerington Central HS, not North. He also kicked a few field goals. Could have played college ball as a running back but not at OSU.

Comment 18 Jun 2014

ND rejected his application and made the comment that it looked like an 8th grader had filled it out. Story around Rand WV is that his little sister filled out the form. A failed drug test while on probation for beating a kid half to death got him removed from FSU. He went to Marshall when one of the alumni paid his tuition before he got a schollie.

Comment 15 Jun 2014

I got the honor of wishing my oldest son Happy Fathers Day this morning for the first time. He and his wife gave me a grandson two weeks ago. They live in Fernandina Beach FL but yes, he's got all the prerequisite Scarlet and Gray baby clothes!

Comment 12 Jun 2014

I've thought all along that he was just jacking OSU around. Rocky Top isn't that far a drive from Cbus and yet he never made any attempt to drive a few hours farther north. It was always "maybe in the summer" or "maybe this fall I'll schedule a visit". IMO he just wanted to keep getting the attention from the staff here with no intention of coming. Of the two, I prefer Waller over Gibson plus we don't need a troublesome diva in the backfield.


Comment 13 Apr 2014

Cardale still needs to step into his throws. He has a cannon for an arm but he throws off his back foot too many times. JT looked a bit more polished once he settled down and he led his team on sustained drives.

Comment 30 Mar 2014

Whiffs. Elliot Gould plays a dude that can't get it up unless he smells farts. God, it was bad. It was out in the mid 70's.