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LoudBuckeyeGirl 12th Warrior

Southern Maryland and Northern Virginia

MEMBER SINCE   June 17, 2013

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2003 National Championship game
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Marcus Marek
  • NHL TEAM: Capitals
  • MLB TEAM: Nationals

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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

Dispatch link: 

https://www.dispatch.com/photogallery/OH/20180122/PHOTOGALLERY/103009999/PH/1/?fbclid=IwAR0UYpnLCftGUNOPiMnMEX2Z-0tHBLvz3r3M8PjplRw8QKM0MjbS_

Mansfield News Journal:

https://www.mansfieldnewsjournal.com/story/news/local/2018/01/19/40-years-ago-blizzard-1978-shut-down-county-snowdrifts-up-20-feet/1046000001/

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.

Comment 03 Jan 2019

I believe he is referring to people cheering on 3rd down only when the teams line up. To do it properly, you must scream while they opposing team is in the huddle and trying to get a play called. So, before third down, not just during it. At least that is what I thought he meant.

Comment 03 Jan 2019

My MIL is turning 70 this year, and she constantly texts during games. She even missed the onside kick at the end. Mostly she is texting her Buckeye friends to chat about the game itself (the refs, the play calling, etc.). She should have watched it from home. Of course, I sat next to someone who constantly bitched about the same things during the game, and it was even more annoying. I don't need someone's armchair quarterbacking in my ear when I'm trying to watch the game, please. She's a millennial, and did not get her phone out once during the game.

I am looking forward to watching the replay this weekend in some peace and quiet.

Comment 03 Jan 2019

We drove - got to Lot 6 around 8:45 am with minimal backups.  Tailgated until about 1, then faced the long entry lines to get in. While we were making our way though the long tunnel that is portal 17, one lone large man was making his way out. Guess who got to high-five Orlando Pace? This woman.  I gave him a discreet "Go Bucks" and then the one of the guys in front of me yelled "Hey, that's Orlando Pace!" and the poor man was mobbed trying to get out.  The lines inside the stadium were ridiculous. Friends lost and entire quarter of football trying to get to the ladies room and back. The stadium, while you are in your seats and watching the game, is amazing. If you need to buy a concession stand item or pee, you're going to miss the action, even if you go at halftime.

Post-game, I wanted to watch the ceremony, sing Carmen, and get my photo taken in front of the Rose Bowl sign (mission accomplished).  We got back to our tailgate (which was open for business again), had some snacks (and some had beers), and hit the road. The lot was pretty much empty, but it was interesting trying to find the gate to get out. Waze routed us through some back roads (literally we were up in the hills) and there was some traffic in downtown LA, but we made it back to Marina Del Rey before 8, and ordered a pizza for dinner. 

All in all, it was a long, but successful day.  Nothing too stressful at all. Flew home yesterday and I am still beat, though. Maybe I'm still on west coast time!

Comment 03 Jan 2019