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Taspra 12th Warrior

Member since 11 January 2012 | Blog


  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Any Buckeye player
  • NFL TEAM: Hard to admit but Brownies!
  • NBA TEAM: Cavs
  • MLB TEAM: Tribe
  • SOCCER TEAM: Eh? No thanks

Recent Activity

Comment 02 Oct 2015

1 Very spoiled Shihtzu named Sam. He is the most amazing lovable dog I've ever had.

2 rescue cats 

a saltwater aquarium. This is my second go around with saltwater and am ready to give it up. I've had this one about 7 years now and it's just so much work and not cheap! Don't know what I was thinking. Lol

Comment 30 Sep 2015

Mike, I can totally relate to what you are going through. Everything you are feeling is completely normal. I went through a very similar thing about 10 years ago. I had worked for the same company for 20 years and like you, thought I would probably retire from there. 

They decided they would outsource my department. They did give us almost a year notice however. The kicker was though that you had to stay until the very end of that year in order to keep your severance package. We also had the option to re apply for the job we already had but with the contract company who was replacing us. 

In my case, I opted out and stayed the year needed to get my severance. After that I collected my unemployment and spent some much needed time with my son in his last years of high school before going off to OSU for college. In my case the insurance was not a deciding factor because my husband carried us on his insurance. That is something you will need to consider. The hardest part is having to start over. Like you, I had nearly 6 weeks of vacation plus personal time and 11 holiday's. Starting over with 2 weeks sucks!!

I have now been at my current place of employment for almost 10 years and we were recently told that we may get outsourced. (Life in the I.T world) we are supposed to hear before Christmas. I'm not sure what I will do this time around. Please let me know if I can do anything at all to help. Keep us updated

Comment 28 Sep 2015

I would throw my vote for Melt. Started up here in Lakewood, Ohio and now have 6 locations. There is one in Eason and one in Short North.  Also, really enjoy Schmidt's in German Village. 

Comment 28 Sep 2015

I remember when Zeke got Chase. He is a wolf hybrid. I am praying someone didn't steal him for dog fighting because that would break my heart. Praying for a safe and fast return. Pretty sure he is in Cbus. His dad Stacy has an apartment in Cbus and that's where he taken from the first time.

Comment 11 Sep 2015

I had just had surgery the day before so I was home. I live about 3 miles from the CLE airport and the silence of dead airspace was deafening. I immediately went and picked my son up from school to have him close to me. Truly the most horrifying day of my life.

God Bless any and all on that tragic day

Comment 13 Aug 2015

+1 For the Jersey Mikes. Love that place. There is this place called Mashiso that we frequent often. It's Asian fusion and I always describe it as like a Asian Chipotle. 

Comment 13 Aug 2015

Of the new guys, I really think Danny Shelton will be my new favorite. So far he's lived up to everything they've been saying about him. 

Comment 12 Aug 2015

I really don't think it will be divisive Saturday. I used to frequent another forum (non sports) and they did something similar. Everyone had access to everything and those that could or wanted to could donate to the site every year for the same reason 11W has listed. The only perks to paid members was slightly more DM msgs but it never ever caused an issue between donating members and those that could not.

Comment 12 Aug 2015

Same here. I tried on my phone first. Galaxy Note 4. Portrait or Landscape did not matter. It would not let me type most of the numbers then it would type a number and the next would delete the one before it. Very strange. Got it done on the laptop with no problems though.

Comment 01 Aug 2015

I have all but quit listening to WKNR. As BB stated, they are pretty much one big talking advertisement anymore and basically, Bruce Hooley is a tool. I usually try to catch Dustin Fox on 92.3 The Fan if I'm listening to sports talk radio.

Comment 31 Jul 2015

What, no Windows ME? :-)  I think I have had all of the versions including NT at some point or other. I have a spare HD I might pop in and give 10 a shot on that. 

Comment 30 Jun 2015

Hmmmm.....I bought my son a brand new car last year that he drove around campus. Nobody ever questioned where he got it. Those tweets directed at Zeke are just wrong. In my case 1 of the reasons were purley selfish as I did not want to make the round trip to have to pick him up and take him home while trying to work full time and maintain a household. This way he could come home whenever he wanted and I could spend more quality time with him. BTW, I only live 2 1/2 hrs away. Zekes family were probably spending most of their visiting time with him driving back and forth and that just stinks. 

Comment 23 Jun 2015

My son's roommate went to OSU on the GI Bill. He didn't seem to think it was a difficult process. He joined the Marines right out of high school and did a tour in Iraq, came back and went to OSU. He even studied abroad in Japan for a year. Good luck!

Comment 10 Jun 2015

I'm so sorry for your loss. That is truly the worst part about having a pet when you lose one. I've said a couple times myself "Never again" it hurts too much. However, I always do because the joy and unconditional love they bring on a daily basis far exceeds the hurt. You gave her a happy life in a loving home and you will have good memories to hang onto. 

Comment 03 Jun 2015

About two weeks ago I was at a smoke/vape shop in North Olmstead. I walked in and there were only 3 of us there. One of them was the largest man I had ever seen. The owner was taking care of him and as I stood behind him in line, I kept thinking  I know him from somewhere. I am only 5 foot 3 (female) and literally came up to his armpits. As I stood behind him looking at his massive frame and huge shoes, my eyes went to his tattoos. Down the right arm was a tattoo that read "Big Perk" That was my Ahh ha moment and realized it was Kendrick Perkins of the Cavs. 

Comment 18 May 2015

We used to take our son there when he was little. They had a deal that on Wednesdays kids only had to pay what they wieghed a penny a pound. Lol

Comment 04 May 2015

My father was a police officer then and had to work the Kent State riots. At the time, my parents were in their 20's. Dad had just been out of the military for about a year at that point. My aunt (His sister) was a student there. I remember him telling me that many of the rioters were not even students. They were people from other areas and out of state. Some of the protesters were taking Dixie cups and filling them with wet cement and would put a railroad tie in them until they hardened and then were throwing them off of the roofs of buildings at the cops and nations guardsmen. It was a very scary/messy situation all around. 

Comment 26 Apr 2015

Gremlins, ET, Toy Story, Lion King, Ferngully

Comment 23 Apr 2015

This thread was perfect timing for me. Just last night I contacted WOW to switch from ATT Uverse internet. I just did a speed test and am pulling 21.02 mbps down and 1.90 up. I could live with that except in the evenings when there are several devices connected it slows way down. I pay about $38.00 for that.

WOW will be 30mbps down and 3 up for $30.00 so slightly faster speeds for $8.00 less.

I live in Berea and am pretty lucky to have the option of TW, WOW or Uverse. Please comment if you have any experience bad or good with WOW you could share.

Comment 19 Apr 2015

First of all here is an upvote for having the foresight to not post this comment in the commitment thread. I hate when people do that knowing these kids will read this and probably share it with friends and such. 

2nd - I agree with you :-)