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Idaho Helga


MEMBER SINCE   September 03, 2011

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Attending the OSU-UM game in 2006 after my oldest brother got offered extra tickets to the game from OSU "because we oversold Minnesota, want 2 more tickets to Michigan instead?". I flew back. I have 4 brothers, I had to sit with the traitor but we had a ball at Hineygate and the game. Best tailgating I ever saw; total party.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Archie Griffin
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: This will date me, but Kelvin Ransey.
  • NFL TEAM: Bengals but if too poopy but will switch to Browns
  • NHL TEAM: Blue Jackets
  • MLB TEAM: Reds fan. Life time. Solid.
  • SOCCER TEAM: ??Let me know when games don't finish 0-1 after th

Recent Activity

Comment 09 Aug 2018

I find it refreshing that these two women are telling what they believe to be the truth although in all honesty, I'm not airing my family dirt in public.   Need to keep in mind that the real truth may be somewhere in between with all these statements.  Emotions run high, it's a sad situation no matter what. 

But, this combined with the lack of police intervention certainly casts doubts on the wife's version of events.  Glad OSU opened an investigation instead of a knee-jerk reaction. 

I'm going to just stay tuned... <insert popcorn eatin' Michael Jackson gif>

Comment 09 Aug 2018

My husband used to act interested in whatever the telemarketer was selling for a minute or two. Then he'd say "I have to start my 8 - 10 years in the big house next Monday...can I still qualify to get this?" and they would pause briefly then hang up speechless.  Bonus: They don't call back either.

Comment 09 Aug 2018

I'm in Hayden/Coeur d'Alene, ID.  It's 98 I think now.  Looking at 103 tomorrow.  I love our summers here but 103 is out of the ordinarily toasty.

Disappointed that my state isn't represented in DJ's map...I've been here on 11W and in Idaho a long time.  Guess I missed that post.

Comment 02 Aug 2018

My first comment on this, My thinking is pretty much the same.  Its the pits but its the reality.  We're too big a target these days for the screamers not to have their say. 

But then, I look at Sparty.  I have no idea how Izzo and Mike D'Antoni(!) came out unscathed.

If the trail of evidence stops at Shelley Meyer and not Urban, I think he survives. I, for one, believe it's possible but maybe not probable, that she didn't tell him.  Women talking between women doesn't mean that we all go running to the hubby with the conversation and Shelley seems like a "protector" person.  Shelley would have known that telling Urban about it would/should be a firing offense.  My personal opinion is that if this isn't Earle's grandson whom Urban likely has a far more personal relationship with than any other coach, it would have played out FAR differently with everyone involved. 

At this point, we just don't know what happened and it sucks, but we wait.  Ironic that the off season was so quiet and I wasrecently thinking that with practices starting soon, we had made the "No Headlines" hurdle with flying colors.  Uh, nope.

Comment 06 Jun 2018

Bad news for an OSU: Urban will be looking to keep his foot on the gas with a new starting QB and test a new offense line.  A 50 point margin will not be surprising.

Comment 22 Mar 2018

A very fun read Miami, thanks.

Mayfield out to waive his rights and go straight for death row.  Or go on a hunger strike.

Comment 17 Mar 2018

DJ is wondering how many Gonzaga fans will be there? My guess is damn near all of them.  I expect it to be packed with Zags fans.

I've been the villain around here for the last 36 hours, dressed in Buckeye gear everywhere I go.  Today I'm going with a simple OSU logo polo shirt.  A distinguished look; works well with a win or a loss. 

Looking forward to seeing the Lady Buckeyes in person in nearby Spokane next weekend.  It all starts today at 10 PDT.

GO BUCKEYES!

Comment 16 Mar 2018

Here in the heart of Gonzaga territory, I get to be the villain today.   <insert Boris Badinov emoji>

WHAT TO WEAR????  Hummm...National Championship vintage 2002 sweatshirt? No, wore that yesterday as an ode to our underdog role.  National Championship 2014 hoodie?  Possibly, but it's a bit too warm for the office...ah HA.  I have it ! Cotton Bowl shirt celebrating recent victory!  Keepin' it fresh.

GO BUCKS!

Comment 12 Mar 2018

I'm here.   Boise is a bit far from here (368 miles)  Haven't even been there and I've lived here 18 years. Got kinda close driving to California one time.

Comment 12 Mar 2018

I've had friends contact me about going to the game.  Yes, I'm in Idaho. But, Boise is 368 miles from here, so no.    I wish I was more optimistic and I'll certainly be rooting for the Bucks but Gonzaga is really hot now and I don't think the Bucks will get past them (assuming they get there) or I would go.  Spokane to Boise is cheap via air.

Regarding the Bitcoins...west of  me here is a big high plains desert (not technically desert, but, yeah) and its booming with technology firms.  Not a great place to live though.  The Grand Coulee damn chunks out a lot of electricity and it irrigates an area the size of France.  Think about it.  France ain't exactly small.    For a while it was the worlds largest concrete structure. 

I think Bitcoin is a fad.  Every currency has its counterfeiters and as they are catching up with this currency.  300, 200, 100 years ago, a gold coin bought a fine Men's suit.  The same is true today.

Comment 05 Mar 2018

I have one of these.  The campus buildings inside are really crappy reproductions, AMIRIGHT?

I also have the following:

Santa Clause with wind up that plays the battle cry, Santa has an OSU flag as a staff.

OSU Gumby...you can put him in some bad, bad poses. I rotate the various O-H-I-O poses with him.

OSU Quilt hanging Block O in my office which my mother made.  She is 90: its well done, but she put the hanging sleeve on the wrong end so the buckeye leaves are at the top, not the bottom where they belong.

Comment 27 Feb 2018

Bennett is out because Virginia is one of the teams listed in  the FBI probe.  Even if there were no shenanigans there, the voters aren't going to vote for a guy who MIGHT be involved.