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Wilkins78

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Comment 27 Mar 2015

I was in Disney in late Feb/early March, and the whole fam was decked out in these:

Almost every other fan from another school said, "Congrats" to me.  And nearly every Buckeye fan asked me where we got them.

(After the first couple, I just left the website up on my phone to show them)

Comment 26 Mar 2015

If he does "walk" it'll almost certainly be a sign and trade anyway, so it's not as if they'll get nothing.  I think he'll be back though.

Comment 26 Mar 2015

People were saying similar things about Grant prior to last year.  I think Eli will have a great year.  

Comment 26 Mar 2015

I don't believe I went to any real concerts until the end of my college career.  Not sure why as I love live music. 

1st:  The Get Up Kids at the Agora (These guys were awesome live)

Best: Elliott Smith at the Southgate House.  Amazing, intimate setting, so laid back and close to the stage.  Dude came back for at least 4 encores.  RIP.

Comment 25 Mar 2015

The wife and I always stock up on Samoas and Do-si-dos.  

Comment 24 Mar 2015

To me that's more the ignorant answer.  Worth isn't dictated by how much or how hard you work, but also experience, talent, results and return.  A humble answer would be something like, "I hope I can be.  I guess we'll find out after a season or two."

Comment 19 Mar 2015

If I could offer one tip for weight loss/maintenance that has helped me more than anything, it would be to eat dinner early.  I try not to eat anything after 6:30.  Eating late is a surefire way for me to see bigger numbers on the scale the next day.  

Comment 19 Mar 2015

I was always rail thin as a kid.  I graduated high school at a buck 25, put on about 20 lbs of pure muscle my first year playing d1 soccer, got injured and it's been kind of a rollercoaster ever since.  Topped out last year at 194, apparently gaining sympathy weight with my pregnant wife.  Well, she decided to become a Beachbody coach after our daughter was born and so of course I've been doing everything along with her and started playing soccer again and about seven months later I'm down to 171 and getting back in really good shape to boot.  I can't say enough about good eating habits and regular exercise.  Aside from the healthy weight loss, I get sick less often, my allergies are less severe, more energy and fewer aches and pains.  This is a great thread, and hopefully it will encourage a lot of people to start or continue healthy lifestyles regardless of the chosen method.

Comment 17 Mar 2015

10am and the most pressing question on my mind is how many Irish Car Bombs I will be having in a couple hours.

Comment 16 Mar 2015

This is a limiting mentality.  Debt is not inherently evil.  There is a ton of bad debt out there, but, as has been described, there is also useful or "good" debt.  You don't have to have risky investments for the numbers to make sense.  I've shown several people that breaking a CD to buy a car would be the wrong choice in their situation.  Can car loans and mortgages be bad debt? Sure, but that is the result of poor planning and decision making, not that the debt itself is inherently bad.  I understand why people call it that, but honestly, it boils down to either laziness or just not trusting oneself to make sound decisions.

With regards to your assessment of #3.  If you're an entrepreneur, a young age is the ideal time for those risks to be taken, but (obviously) they should be calculated risks. Once you've established yourself, you are risking a whole lot more at a time when you have less time to recover and would likely recover a lot more slowly.   

Comment 16 Mar 2015

Said it before I could.  Actually, it's a better situation than what you describe.  The only time you're giving up 4% is when the mortgage starts.  The true percentage that you would gain by borrowing increases as you pay down your debt since you only are charged interest on the remaining balance.  Thus, perhaps counter-intuitively, you can still come out ahead borrowing at a higher rate than you are receiving.  This doesn't apply to just mortgage debt either.  Do your homework when it comes to debt.  As long as the rates make sense, it may be the better route to take.  There is certainly a lot of debt to avoid, but debt can also be a tool for financial growth.

Comment 09 Mar 2015

Guy had McDonald's name a burger after him, what more do you want?

Comment 04 Mar 2015

I love this show.  I attended OSU and sang in the glee club with the brother of one of the creators.  They are from Hudson, OH.

Comment 18 Feb 2015

Tommy's Pizza (Specifically Lane Ave location off campus)
Miller's Ale House
Brazenhead
Buckeye Pho
Flipside

Comment 10 Feb 2015

I got spoiled working at Tommy's during my OSU years.  A few favorites:

Habanero/jalapeno, onion, sliced meatballs, and pineapple.  Bacon bits depending on how good the meatballs are.  Best pizza I've ever had.

All of the meats, banana peppers, and black olives.  (Like the founders favorite from Donatos)

Lots of green peppers and onions, sprinkled with black olives, extra cheese on top.  Burn it, then dip in ranch dressing.  Another go to.

Kale, italian sausage, cherry tomato slices.