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roamingbuckeye


Houston, Tx (via Cincy)

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  • MLB TEAM: Cincinnati Reds
  • SOCCER TEAM: Columbus Crew

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Comment 22 May 2015

I live in Houston and have been following Herman's arrival and settling in here with interest and I can tell you, there has already been some chatter among the OSU alumni about hitting up a UH home game or 2 during the season. Our scarlet Buckeye gear will blend in nicely with UH's red and with cbus so far away and both Herman and Guiton on the sidelines it honestly sounds like a great way to spend an OSU bye week!

Comment 19 May 2015

YES! Amazing place.  DH Day campground is the best by far, right on the lake, but it doesn't take reservations.  There are a few other nice campgrounds in the Glen Arbor/Empire/Leeland area.

Also, as much as we rag on Michigan as a state, any campground you find up there along the shores of any of the Great Lakes is pretty much guaranteed to be great.  Just avoid getting too far south towards Chicago or Detroit and you are good. But wait until at least mid June to go, it takes a while for them to get into actual summer

Comment 18 May 2015

+1 for Firefly! Last I checked its still on Netflix. Also, if you're a fan of Joss Whedon's work I'd highly recommend Dollhouse.  One of his lesser known series, only 2 season, on Netflix last I checked. Its pretty weird, gets a bit dark here and there, but is really really good.

Comment 11 May 2015

given that the QB competition is one of if not THE most followed off-season stories this year I highly doubt Cardale is not doing absolutely everything in his power to be the absolute best QB he can be. And taking 5-10 seconds to send out a tweet of his latest Chipotle excursion isn't going to detract from that.  Plus, he of ALL the guys on the team knows exactly what crossing the line on twitter will get you.  He has grown up immeasurably since then and is not about to make that mistake again, knowing there is no way he would get another chance to redeem himself (especially since it seems some people still haven't forgiven him for being a hot-headed 19-yr old)

Comment 08 May 2015

Not only that but, (and I cant find the link at the moment, USNWP, maybe?) there was a study of recent graduates a year or so ago that listed petroleum engineering as the major with the lowest unemployment among recent graduates.  Not only that, but the actual unemployment rate for recent graduates with petroleum engineering degrees was less than 1%. Granted that was during the $120/barrel oil prices so it might be different this year, but damn that's a good backup plan to NFL.

Comment 06 May 2015

Putting it all together, if the Buckeyes want to repeat as national champions they'll have to peak for five consecutive games to end the season

well that's just terrifying. I'm going to keep riding the UNDISPUTED National Champions high until the start of fall camp, If I get worked up about the gauntlet of this season this early I wont even make it to November!

Comment 04 May 2015

ah but there is where you are missing the point of Chipotle...you don't go to Chipotle when you want Mexican food (or Tex-mex or Americanized Mexican), you go to Chipotle because you want Chipotle.  I would never say "I'm craving Mexican food" and end up at Chipotle, just like I would never say "I'm craving Chipotle" and end up at a Mexican restaurant. Even though all the ingredients are the same, its just a different category

Comment 24 Apr 2015

OMG yes, I think it was the favorite mom hangout

Comment 23 Apr 2015

Sycamore

Grad school and then work took me out of Ohio after undergrad but wouldn't mind ending up back in Cincy area at some point in life, I definitely appreciate the area more now that I'm gone.

Comment 23 Apr 2015

Hey, I'm a northern Cincy, OSU class of '10 kid too!

We probably know each other, there were only 500+ northern Cincy kids in our OSU graduating class!

seriously though, small world.

Comment 22 Apr 2015

my major problem with it was all the times that the supposed scientists/engineers decided to behave inherently unlike scientists purely to further the drama (oh, strange water world that I don't know anything about, lets wade out as far as possible into uncharted waters in a heavy space suit and then wait until the last second to send the robot in to save the day, makes perfect sense!) I get that characters making bad choices furthers the plot of just about every movie ever but the writers spent a lot of time contradicting their own characterization.
Also too many unexplained plot holes for a 3 hour movie.

the black hole, on the other hand, was very well explained and well done

Comment 22 Apr 2015

I made the mistake of watching this video once. cant do it again.

Comment 21 Apr 2015

Ok, that makes the end make more sense.  I figured Brand was on the last planet where Wolf was but I missed that she was burying him. It just seemed strange that they had gotten all the way to the wormhole and obviously been there long enough to make the space station a pretty permanent settlement and yet hadn't done anything else. But I guess the planets they sent explorers to to begin with didn't really work out anyway so I can see how they would have just opted to stay there.

Why spit Cooper back out that far in the future though? why not right after humanity gets off earth? or right when he left? It just had too much of a "poof, magic!" feeling for the end of a movie that put so much effort into the science.

Comment 21 Apr 2015

it didn't have to be the wave, they could have been on a shelf with a sudden drop off (how well can they swim in a space suit?) or strange currents or any number of things. giant indestructible robot would be the first thing you send into the unknown, especially since it can move through the water like 10x faster and they were kind of on a time crunch. Also they discussed in detail the relativity effects on time passing if they went down there but when they were deciding which planet to go to not one of them thought to consider that it meant the original explorer had only been there for about an hour and a half therefore initial data may not be reliable.
It doesn't detract from the movie's entertainment value really, it's just a pet peeve of mine because its seen in so many movies that are trying to be serious science, they write a character with "genius scientist" as a defining part of their personality and then make them act completely unlike a scientist purely to fabricate a dramatic sequence.

The plot holes may disappear with a re-watch but I did not at all understand the connections in the last 10 minutes [spoiler alert] so they got all the people off earth and onto this terraformed space station over 50+years but hadn't gone through the wormhole yet? or hadn't followed the original explorers to any of the planets? except for Brand who apparently hadn't aged and was setting up a station on another planet? by herself? 
Also not only how he got out of the black hole but also back through the wormhole and 50 yrs in the future? And communication with TARS while in the black hole after all the concert about being cut off from everything once you enter?  

Comment 08 Apr 2015

I'm always entertained by a good "Appalachian Stating" no matter who the teams are. I don't actively root for other B1G teams unless the result of a game will directly impact the Buckeyes' postseason path.
In cases such as Monday night (and bowl games, etc), I would prefer a B1G team win over any out-of-conference team and tend to be more interested in the game than if 2 non-B1G teams were playing (keep your friends close and enemies closer, and all that) however, I will not actively root for them and my post-game happiness is not at all affected by the actual outcome.

I will agree with 07/10 on B1G pride when defending the conference as a whole, I don't care about the individual teams but man, if an SEC homer (or TCU/Baylor fan) starts ragging in the B1G in general you better bet I'm going to have words

Comment 25 Mar 2015

The tagline for this post on the homepage about gave me a heart attack! I was afraid it was an NCAA scandal or all of his coaches up and left for Purdue or the pump system under the Shoe broke down and the stadium was under 14 ft of Olentangy water!
Nope, just yet another QB decision thread.
Thanks for the momentary panic, im definitely awake now!

Comment 18 Mar 2015

Fun story. I gave a short "diversity presentation" once on the history of Ohio and in order to explain current culture I drew a diagonal line across the state from Napoleon to Athens, stuck all of the Cleveland/NE Ohio businesses on one side and all the Cincy/SW Ohio businesses on the other and told everyone to never suggest to someone that a brand from the other end of the state was better.  They were very entertained by the Kroger vs Giant Eagle debate

Comment 17 Mar 2015

pets and animals in general are amazing. The unconditional love from a dog or cat who is just happy to see you can go a long way when it seems like the world doesn't care. there is a reason that pet therapy is becoming so common in hospitals and care centers.

If you don't have the time/money/responsibility to take on a pet, I would highly suggest finding a way to interact with some animals on a regular basis.  Offer to volunteer at a local shelter, often you can make your own schedule or even only show up a couple times.  Or if you don't want to commit to volunteering, just go during the shelters open adoption hours to wander around and say hi to some animals.  Often shelters will let you take dogs out to pet them and play with them, or if you are a cat person they often have entire cat rooms where you can just sit in silence and pet whichever cat decides to claim your lap.

I went through a pretty rough patch the last few months of finishing up my degree. I started making weekly visits to the local animal shelter just to pet the dogs and play with the cats and I always left feeling much better and more able to face my problems.