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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 15 Aug 2019

My one campus apartment - we tried and tried to get rid of the bugs. It was only later that we learned that the tenant on the floor below us kept all his trash in his front room and never took it out to the dumpster. For a year.  Ugh. I couldn't move out of that unit fast enough.

Comment 05 Aug 2019

You can get a good estimate of the view from your seat using this link: http://ohiostatefb.io-media.com/web/index.html 

Comment 01 Aug 2019

November 25, 1978 against that TTUN. My dad's friend backed out of going at the last minute, so he took me instead. I was 16 at the time and hadn't watched a ton of football growing up, so I was more into the game day scene than the actual game.  We were up in C deck, near the tower with the Victory Bell.  I remember it being cold, and we stayed until the end.  The good guys lost (14-3) and as we were walking out, the PA announcer told us that tickets to the Gator Bowl would be on sale shortly. The crowd groaned. It was Woody Hayes last home game in the horseshoe, because we all know what happened at that Gator Bowl.  It was a great day, and that my dad decided to take me (thanks Mom for insisting), was pretty amazing. 

What really sealed my fandom was going to all the home games my freshman year two years later. I didn't miss a game. I'd say I was still more about friends/fun than the actual football, but I was hooked for life. 

Comment 25 Jul 2019

I've had free credit monitoring since the Chinese hacked OPM and stole my data from them.  Not certain how long they will maintain it, so I may get the credit monitoring.  

Comment 23 Jul 2019

Link: http://oaa.osu.edu/assets/files/documents/OhioStateSelfStudyReport.pdf 

Until the mid-1980s, the university had completely open admissions—any Ohio resident who graduated from high school could attend. The limited “number” of admissions was achieved through a first-come, first-served process. In the mid-1980s, it then established admission “conditions.” Those without a complete college preparatory curriculum were required to make up deficiencies, at the university, without receiving credit toward graduation. In 1988 two major steps were taken. “Competitive admissions” was implemented for autumn quarter. This meant that students who seemed qualified were immediately admitted; others were held on an internal wait list and then admitted by strength of high school record. The regional campuses remained open admissions, as were “offquarters” (winter, spring, summer). In addition, the university established the Young Scholars Program, recruiting promising but underprivileged sixth-grade urban students, providing support toward ultimate admission to and success at Ohio State.

In the early 1990s, the university strengthened honors recruitment by putting institutional resources toward merit scholarships, especially for students who had qualified as National Merit, National Achievement, or National Hispanic winners. In 1995, the Office of Academic Affairs and the Office of Student Affairs partnered to establish the Committee on the Undergraduate Experience (CUE). One outcome of CUE was a program of strategic recruitment that leveraged financial aid and personalized messages for targeted students. Institutional resources were committed to the Office of Admissions (for recruitment) and the Office of Financial Aid (for strategic aid funding) to enhance the academic strength and diversity of the entering class. That same year the university began considering standardized test scores in admission criteria.

In 2002, competitive admissions was adopted in all academic quarters. In 2005, the university adopted the “Ohio State 2008 Plan,” setting aggressive profile goals for the class admitted in 2008—goals that are likely to be met in 2007. Regional campuses remain open admissions. Students may pursue a campus change to Columbus after earning 45 credit hours and maintaining a 2.0 grade point average on the regional campus.

Comment 23 Jul 2019

I think football drives a lot of the trademark licensing activity.  OSU signed a 10 year, guaranteed minimum $97 mil agreement in 2012 for apparel and retail.  

"Ohio State’s trademarks are among the most popular collegiate emblems nationwide. To date, the Licensing Program has generated over $161 million in royalty revenue from approximately $3.25 billion in licensed retail sales."

Comment 04 Jul 2019

When my sister was going through something like this, we were able to find local county resources that hooked her up with some free counseling. You might check with your local county/city.  

Comment 30 Jun 2019

I have some Navy gear from when I went to the Army-Navy game. Navy games in Annapolis are great fun, but we fly the OSU flag at the tailgate (makes it easier to find us!)

Comment 01 Jun 2019

Here on the Chesapeake Bay we generally get more Cat1 hurricanes, at least for the 20 years or so we have lived here. Mostly storms surge and knocks out power.  Lots of prep, but limited damage so far.  We have lost trees galore, but none have hit the house.  But power being out for a week or more, I’d really like the generator option.  Of course, I’m a prepper by nature. 

Comment 17 May 2019

I've put it on my calendar - Thanks for the info. My husband once bought me a bottle of Van Winkle 12 year. Took him 2 years. I can't say I thought it was worth the hassle/price, though. I'm willing to give the 20 year a shot.

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.