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LoudBuckeyeGirl 12th Warrior

Southern Maryland and Northern Virginia

MEMBER SINCE   June 17, 2013


  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2003 National Championship game
  • NHL TEAM: Capitals
  • MLB TEAM: Nationals

Recent Activity

Comment 12 Apr 2019

He was the BIL of a good friend of ours from Mt. Vernon. His band played at my MIL's 60th birthday party. Great people in every way.  His family set up  a go fund me page a while ago if anyone is interested. He fought hard, but the treatments didn't work for him. F cancer.  https://www.gofundme.com/ChrisCollaros

Comment 17 Mar 2019

Lots of good advice above.  I can’t add much as it has been a few years, but here is a link from a magazine that know that town well:  https://gardenandgun.com/travel-guide/city-guide-charleston/

Comment 08 Mar 2019

"What do you do?"   I always say I work for the Navy.  Then I stop.  Most people have no understanding of the military, so they just assume I do something I can't talk about.  :)

Comment 08 Mar 2019

Moved to the area (Alexandria) about 29 years ago and have never regretted it. My advice to someone starting out may be a bit stale, and the city has changed a bit - but - as a (assumption) poor student, look for the happy hours. They sometimes have free/cheap food w/ the drinks and will be your best value.  There are a ton of free things to do in the city - not just the Smithsonians,  Just google free things to do in DC and you'll finds all kinds of lists.  Every summer there is a publication for new interns to the city - google that because it has a lot of ideas for people new to the area that are broke.  Check Stubhub for cheap tickets to the Nationals come spring time (literally, you can sometimes get tickets for as little as $5, and I've gotten club seats for $22 once). Mostly corporate/law firm types that can't use them for clients trying to get something from them.  The Wharf is a new area w/ 3 concert venues or so, and I see them advertising free shows during the week.  Summer in DC is the time for having a friend w/ a beach house.  Free concerts on the lawn of the Capital for Memorial Day, July 4, and Labor day are worth attending. Get the full DC experience while you can. Take the tours, go see the yule log at the White House at Christmas, tour the halls of Congress and the Supreme Court.

The OSU alumni club of DC is pretty active. They do monthly happy hours, have rec teams, do outings to Buckeye games and the like. Join up and expand your network.  https://dc.alumni.osu.edu/

Since you've already picked a place to live, my advice about keeping your commute short would be a bit late.  I lived in Alexandria and commuted downtown for my first job - I don't know that I could do it 29 years later and keep my sanity.

I really have loved my time here. I couldn't live in Columbus now.  I'm a certified east coast person now. I drive like a maniac, so if you see a big red jeep w/ an OSU tire cover, you might want to move over :)

Comment 28 Feb 2019

Good guys respect boundaries. She has set one. Her justification is immaterial. He isn’t respecting her wishes.  

Comment 28 Feb 2019

The Gift of Fear is an interesting read.  It may not apply in your instance, since we have so little information. Speaking as a woman, I applaud her following her instincts. So many of us have been taught to be "nice" so that that following your gut seems rude.  You should let it go, IMO, or you are just reaffirming her concerns.  She has set a clear boundary. Why can't you respect it? You can watch the author talk about his thoughts here.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNtXjIiJ0PU

Comment 24 Feb 2019

2002 Ohio State v. Texas Tech game.  Scalped tickets in the TT side of the SS.  HOT day. Standing, cheering my a$$ off, when some disgruntled TT fans behind me yell “HEY LBG, WILL YOU SIT DOWN?”   

There were a few TT fans standing in front of me so I told them I’d sit down when they sat down. Good thing they did. I think I nearly had a heat stroke on the way home.  

Comment 21 Feb 2019

Thought and prayers to you.  You are going to kick this and be back at full force.  

Comment 09 Feb 2019

That may have been one of the funnest bowl games I’ve been to.  Plus I wasn’t subjected to the announcers on tv going on and on about Troy. 

Comment 06 Feb 2019

I say I don’t eat cereal, but I have lied. Or conveniently forgotten. Because I never have cereal in the house.  But...I love the Chex mix my dad’s GF makes every year for Christmas.  It is the cereal that doesn’t taste like cereal.  It is all butter and salt and toasty goodness. 

Comment 30 Jan 2019

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Comment 29 Jan 2019

I recall when they closed campus in the middle of one of my labs. The TA said we could leave but we would have to restart the experiment the next time.  Most of us stayed.  I recall walking home from the BioSci building late afternoon with the snow at least to my knees. Pretty much had campus to myself. It was gorgeous and so quiet.  I want to say that was 83/84. 

Comment 23 Jan 2019

The good thing about a law degree is that you don’t have to practice law. The degree is useful in other fields. When considering grad school (as one must when one has an undergrad degree in Microbiology), I looked at the MBA and JD programs. Either one was 3 years for me, as I had some undergrad business classes I would need to take. I viewed the JD as the more flexible option going forward.  

Comment 18 Jan 2019

Paradise, lost and found
Paradise, take a look around
I was out in California where I hear they have it all
They got riots, fires and mud slides
They've got sushi in the mall
Water bars, brontosaurs, Chinese modern lust
Shake and bake life with the quake
The secret's in the crust

-Jimmy Buffett, Fruitcakes.