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Houston, Tx (via Cincy)

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2006 Game of the Century
  • NFL TEAM: whoever is playing the Steelers
  • MLB TEAM: Cincinnati Reds
  • SOCCER TEAM: Columbus Crew

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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.

Comment 17 Mar 2015

Thanks for your research. I do realize that certainly there are many companies, jobs, and hiring managers that feel much more strongly about tattoos than others but I still maintain that saying "you'll never get a job all inked up" is a) still plain false and b) fairly judgmental.

A couple points. You say "you don't see tatted up congressmen, lawyers, Doctors, and a majority of the people on corporate boards or in positions of power". well first of all, you also don't see many congressmen, board members, etc under the age of 35 whereas tattoos are certainly becoming more common and accepted among the younger generations. Also, just because you don't see them doesn't mean these people don't have tattoos.  Long sleeves and long pants, which are fairly standard professional attire (for both men and women) cover 90% of tattoos well, because the clothing covers 90% of your body.

also, you can argue the "tattoos are bad because more educated people are less likely to have them" if you want but that statistic also explains away a lot of the other bias in the stats.  I don't know exactly how they normalized the data for the studies but correlation in the data isn't everything. People with higher education are less likely to have tattoos. People with higher education are also more likely to have high paying jobs.  Therefore people with high paying jobs are less likely to have tattoos.  Its not necessarily that people with tattoos are consistently turned away from these positions, its that there are less people with tattoos applying in the first place, based on the tattoos/education statistic.

As for the people doing the hiring not liking tattoos, I think everyone acknowledges that is definitely an issue in plenty of places.  I wont argue that face/neck/hand tattoos will probably not help your hiring chances. But considering the entire rest of your body is able to be covered in standard professional clothing, most of the time the issue likely wont even come up unless you decide to display your tattoos during an interview.

I'm not trying to discount all of the data because it is mostly legit, just want to point out that there is more to it than "powerful professional people always look down on tattoos"

Comment 16 Mar 2015

I would like to second JasonR in pointing out that you are mistaken about the hire-ability of people with tattoos.  Granted the attitude has changed drastically in the last 10 yrs or so but there is a lot less prejudice against tattoos in the workplace.  This is speaking as someone who has a good number of friends in those "high paying corporate jobs" who display their visible tattoos at work everyday, including one female friend who works a high up role at the headquarters of a Fortune 500 company who has a nose piercing, at least 4 visible tattoos, and frequently changing non-natural hair color and the only flak she's gotten was when one coworker commented that he liked her old hair color (purple) better than the new (red). Granted this is only one anecdote but the idea that "you wont get hired if you are all 'inked up'" not accurate

Comment 16 Mar 2015

Something else to note, a Roth IRA has a salary cap past which you cant contribute without running into some hefty fines.  Its fairly high (around $115k/yr I believe?) and I'm not sure if its individual or household but if you are in a career where you could end up making that at some point, just remember that the Roth IRA wont be a long term investment option.  Whatever you put in now is fine, you would just have to stop contributing if you hit the salary cap.

Comment 11 Mar 2015

I can make stupendous guacamole and margaritas. Also pretty darn good at building campfires but really bad at collaborating with anyone else on campfire building

Comment 05 Mar 2015

upvote for sleeping bear dunes!!! My undisputed #1 favorite place. Glen Arbor sure has changed in the past decade but man you can't beat those beaches and sunsets, the 400+ ft dunes are awesome to explore, summer weather is perfect, i love it all. My whole family has been going there just about every year since before I was born and no matter where else we try, we just keep going back.  The only downside is that its gotten so popular its almost impossible to get a campsite at DH Day anymore.  Last time we had to show up on a tuesday night at midnight, park in a line of cars at the entrance already 5 cars long, and go sleep on the beach until we could get one of the first sites open the next day. Worth it though

Comment 05 Mar 2015

it really hasn't changed at all and with enough beer any rock can be interesting, hence:

Comment 05 Mar 2015

My fellow geology TAs and I are hurt that you are insinuating that "Rocks for Jocks" (ie Geology 100) is merely boring when in fact it is monstrously, mind-numbingly, fork-in-your-eye dull. For that we emphatically apologize but there are exactly zero ways to make the basic rock cycle interesting.

Comment 02 Mar 2015

it would be pretty much perfect.  any chance i have of ending up there is still a long ways off but for now I can dream :-)

Comment 02 Mar 2015

I'm trying to swing a trip to Spain this fall! probably Barcelona area. Ive never been there and really looking forward to it!

Comment 02 Mar 2015

Montana is high on my list of favorite places in the world. I'd had my patch of land picked out near Red Lodge for years for when I win the lottery and retire at 40

Comment 27 Feb 2015

My BuckID from 2006 is still in my wallet...saving it just for moments like this. I could totally pass as a perennial grad student who hasn't bothered to get a new id in 7 years.... ;-)

Comment 24 Feb 2015
Geologist. mostly the corporate-y industry kind because that's what pays but also the hiking boots and whiskey kind when the opportunity arises
Comment 05 Feb 2015

my only reason to vote Dallas is a selfish one - its within driving distance for me.  But I agree that its an absolutely horrid location for any Bowl game but especially one where 50,000 fans of the winning team want to celebrate afterwards. But then Miami doesnt sound that amazing either.  I've been spoiled by Rose and Sugar Bowls. Damn.

Comment 28 Jan 2015

So you're saying they should have renamed 11th Ave instead