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TBDBITL0509

Denver (via Cleveland, but Cbus will always be home.)

Member since 26 July 2011 | Blog

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OSU grad, TBDBITL alumna, displaced Ohioan living in Denver.

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Recent Activity

Comment 11 hours ago

Great question! Like the other poster said, there are almost too many hikes to choose from in Colorado. You can get just about any experience you want.

Any time I have guests from out of town, I ask them what they want: a day of exploration, a 2-4 hour hike, or a scenic walk. I whittle down the list from there. So, what do you want out of your hike?

Comment 14 hours ago

I live on the North side of Denver. I never loved Croc's, so this doesn't bother me any. 

First, here's the link you should use for official game watch locations. It's a little outdated, but it's the official page.

Second, here are my two alternative locations:

LoDo's in Highland Ranch has a huge second floor that is completely filled with Buckeye fans. This is also an official alumni bar, and there are usually giveaways, music at the breaks, and drink specials. It's a great place to watch a game (plus the patio has great views of the mountains), but it's a hike from North Denver.

Buffalo Wild Wings in Arvada (80th and Wadsworth) is owned by a Buckeye alumn and he loves hosting unofficial Buckeye game watches. It's not as crowded, but it's super convenient and sometimes the owner will buy shots for the Buckeye section after a TD.

Comment 12 Jul 2014

I think LBJ's essay spelled it out pretty clearly; he's not expecting to win a championship this year, so don't burn the furniture (trade Wiggins) when patience will get you exactly what you need in a year (Love in free agency).

Comment 06 Jul 2014

Probably not all at once. We have a great whiskey bar in Denver that will carry (and list) Pappy on the menu. I always ask about availability across the line, but the hit rate is about 25%. If something's available, it's generally not what I want. 

Comment 10 May 2014

There's no question that Hyde is with the better franchise. I think my only concern about Hyde landing with SF is that he will be one of five very talented RBs on their roster. He's probably their replacement for Gore after his contract is up - just don't be surprised if we don't hear much from him in 2014. 

Comment 05 May 2014

The way all my UM acquaintances tell it, driving to a game in Ohio with your Michigan plates is a guarantee for unending harassment and assault. They put up Facebook rants every other year about the perils of venturing to Cbus (rent or borrow a car with non-Michigan plates!)

I've yet to hear a legitimate (first hand) account of actual issues from those driving or parking legally. Okay, except for the riots of 2001, but everybody's car got flipped that night. Thanks for keeping it real, M Man.

Comment 01 Apr 2014

Solid plotting. The pacing of this season was my only disappointment and I think you address it well.

I hope the DVD extras have Lily paying Marshall because she loses the Ted marries Robin bet.

Comment 01 Apr 2014

Spot. On. I'm not mad, and I still love this show. 

I think a lot of people were over Ted and Robin due to the On Again/Off Again (x3) aspect of their story. The show feels like it was meant to end 2 seasons ago, so getting to season 9 forced some odd creative decisions that likely fueled this pretty negative reaction.

HIMYM is the super long TV version of "When Harry Met Sally," one of my favorite rom coms of all time. Most fans wanted to see it just end with The Mother, but they seemed to have forgotten the long play of this show. Given how the final dialogue with the kids was filmed in season 2, nearly 8 years ago, it was always Robin. Like you said, "perfect match, imperfect timing."

To other commenters: FWIW, I'm pretty sure they'll resolve The Pineapple Incident on the DVD or with a short web series, both of which are likely to happen based on comments from Carter & Bays and Josh Radnor. 

Comment 20 Feb 2014

Agreed. I like the way the site looks on my desktop PC, but I hate trying to scroll this site on my phone. I only check on mobile for headlines now, then I check back later when I can sit down at my desk and actually read it. On mobile, you miss all the stuff on the side like hot articles and forum posts. 

Comment 18 Feb 2014

I think Birm's called this guy's recruitment something like "New day, new offer, new favorite." ND may in fact be his dream offer, but he's seemed equally excited about a dozen other new offers in the last month or two. 

Comment 17 Feb 2014

Haven't seen True Detective yet, but I've been curious. I'll definitely be catching it...

Matthew McConaughey has really owned his recent opportunities as a serious actor. He's amazing in "Dallas Buyers Club" and it sounds like he's nailing it again in TD. 

Comment 12 Feb 2014

If a school is negatively recruiting based on this, they probably aren't a very smart program in the first place. The cons far outweigh the benefits. Benefit: maybe you scare a kid out of going to Mizzou. Slim chance.

The cons: You run a really big risk of turning off recruits for not focusing on the important things (kids this age mostly don't care if someone is gay). You risk exposing some terrible statements/behavior/tactics - if you think the media's bad now, wait until they get wind that another program is talking sh!t about Mizzou for this. A Kent wrestler was just suspended indefinitely for going on an anti-gay Twitter tirade all about Mike Sam.

Comment 12 Feb 2014

Totally! It's really refreshing to see how he's handling himself. He's not the one making a big deal out of it, despite the historic impact.

He did his one interview without OTL. Now ESPN is milking during 4 out of 6 segments in an hour. I did an hour on the treadmill at the gym while watching SportsCenter this morning: 4 different clips about Sam showed up, and they were mostly recycling clips of him or asking people the same. Damn. Questions. 

Comment 11 Feb 2014

I'm not saying someone should get a pass on their views for being gay, but I do think anyone who insists its a choice is choosing to ignore overwhelming scientific evidence and theory to the contrary. 

I will agree with you on one thing: the gay and lesbian population has been strangely harsh on bisexuals. I really don't know the motivation or source, other than maybe trying to get someone to count in their ranks (strength in numbers) or jealousy (men don't want to be left for a woman or vice versa). 

Comment 11 Feb 2014

Hey, I appreciate the clarity you're seeking. Thanks for having an open conversation.

It depends on how you answer the question "Why don't you believe in my orientation?" Depending on your reason(s), which we don't need to discuss here, that could be where you generate flack. Also, yes, people sometimes don't like when you don't agree with them. They are willing to throw out lots of labels and names, as you can see throughout this forum. It goes both ways.

FYI: if you say "lifestyle", GLBT folks may not like it. It's like saying they chose it, which isn't how they feel. 

Comment 11 Feb 2014

Small world fact I learned tonight on Facebook: one of my friends knew about Michael Sam a while ago. Sam came to Columbus on Spring break in 2013 and visited a few of the bars in the Short North like Level and Union. Apparently he can karaoke pretty decently.