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RubixTube

Gahanna, OH (via Hilliard, OH)

MEMBER SINCE   May 21, 2014

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  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Chris Spielman
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Dennis Hopson
  • NFL TEAM: Stillers
  • NHL TEAM: CBJ
  • NBA TEAM: The last team to beat the Heat
  • MLB TEAM: Reds
  • SOCCER TEAM: USMNT

Recent Activity

Comment 04 Apr 2019

A guy I went to college with is/was one of the 'instructors' for this class.  Crazy group but they do all sorts of demo jumps around the midwest.  

Comment 04 Apr 2019

For real.  Animal Sci bldg on Fyffe Rd.  I know the first class all got Weber smokers.

Comment 18 Mar 2019

Round Robin was eliminated early due to lack of interest.  #SorryNotSorry

Comment 06 Mar 2019

I tried, friend, I just can't hold it back anymore.

Comment 06 Mar 2019

I have yet to see the "change oil" light come on in my Acura.  I change/reset every 5k miles or 3-4 months to be safe.

Comment 27 Feb 2019

I remember that night.....High street from 10th to Woodruff was just a giant cloud of tear gas.  We were walking for the bars in south campus & got as far as Long's before it finally hit me & we turned around. 

Comment 27 Feb 2019

The first game that I have vivid memories of was the Penn State game in '93, simply for the horrible weather but great game.

I went to many games as a kid in the 80's because we had season tix, but don't remember any of them specifically.   I remember Neutron Man, and stopping for a brat outside Morrill Tower on the walk in more than I do any of the games.

Comment 20 Feb 2019

Much love! 

Prayers for a successful surgery and more #banter when CP returns

Comment 15 Feb 2019

A brief review of LegoLand Easton (spoilers present):

I preface by saying we (the Tube family) visited on the 2nd weekend they were open.  My daughter was invited to a bday party & we felt somewhat obligated to let the other 2 have a run at it, too.  First impression, it's not a "big LEGO store", it's an attempt at a Chuck E Cheese style hangout without the video games.  Commercialism rules so you're greeted by a clunky check-in/payment gate where adults pay a small fortune to watch their kids have a good time.  After your initial fleecing, you're moved along to a photo stand where members of your party can pose for pictures that will later be available for sale in LEGO frames or, if you want, on your family's very own LEGO set (you get to build a brick wall with your picture on it).  


Moving on, you'll queue (which is really just Q followed by 4 silent vowels) into groups before moving into a giant theater.  There's a brief interactive video meant to introduce you to LEGO and the layout of the Land you're in, then it's on to the next stop.  Those who so choose can wait in line (short wait, I think we were < 15 mins) for a "ride" similar to the Buzz Lightyear ride at Disney.  You sit in a car that holds 5 (max), each rider has a "blaster" and you shoot at targets as you progress thru the track.  Hi score wins.  The kids loved it.

After that, we may have stepped off of the 'tour path' but we ended up in a large room with the following:

  • large play area for younger kids, stocked with DUPLO blocks
  • large play area stocked with LEGO Friends & Cities blocks.
  • large play area stocked with LEGO vehicle parts, tracks & ramps.
  • large cargo net/rope play set 
  • Ride - round in circles you go, cars can raise and lower based on riders pedaling.
  • Cafe w/seating area -note that there's plenty of seating, but seating in/near the play areas is limited (maybe that's just because it was crowded).

Once you (or the kids) have had your fill of this play area, the next stop is the gift shop (LEGO store+) where you can buy/pick up your pictures from before as well as any number of LEGO sets.  The other LEGO store at Easton does still exist, so you're not bound to this stop for your LEGO needs.  

In all, it was a great time for the kids.  Had it been slightly less crowded, I imagine they (and I) would've found it more enjoyable.  I'll definitely take the kids back (or let them go back for a Bday party) sometime, but it's not really something they ask about, even when we're at Easton.  

Comment 13 Feb 2019

I considered seeing it but the $225 price tag per ticket dissuaded me quickly.  Instead, the Tube family will get its culture seeing Cinderella next month.