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North Carolina (via Springfield, Ohio )

MEMBER SINCE   May 09, 2019

2011 graduate of THE Ohio State University (very proud of it). Also, post graduate of THE University of Cincinnati (kinda proud of it). Avid follower of all things Ohio State athletics.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: The 2001-02 Buckeyes coming through on Jim Tressel's promise by beating TTUN 26-20.
  • NFL TEAM: Cincinnati Bengals
  • NHL TEAM: Columbus Blue Jackets
  • MLB TEAM: Cincinnati Reds

Recent Activity

Comment 02 Jun 2019
I use the app Podcast Addict on my phone, haven't had any issues with podcast my downloads including Menace2Society or the litany of 97.1 The Fan shows.
Comment 28 May 2019
Great HBO Series! And the podcast that has been going with the tv series has been awesome too.
Comment 25 May 2019
Growing up in the Dayton area there were plenty of athletes that were spectacular to watch. A few that jump out are AJ Hawk (Centerville), Marcus Freeman (Wayne), and Kurt Coleman (Northmont); but by far the most dynamic and brutally tough guy I remember watching as a kid was Jason Collier from Catholic Central. Dude was impossible to defend and had great basketball awareness. Tragically his career/life was obviously cut way too short, but just a great athlete to watch that I literally and figuratively looked up to.
Comment 24 May 2019

Also from your inital post I believe the restaurant you are looking for is called Sear's Landing! It's on one of the inlets in and around Surf City but they have great seafood. Now with the new bridge it is a little hidden and hard to get to but from your description it sounds like Sear's. Hope this helps!

Comment 24 May 2019

That's awesome! I did not know that about the Daily Grind, my co-workers and I love that place. I'm glad I was able to send you a post before you left. When it comes to comparing Hula's and Chub and Grub; I feel the beer selection at Chub and Grub is better and there are more burger options (Beerunch Burger is my fav- has beer infused sausage gravy on the burger!). And Chub and Grub has homemade tots so you can't beat that :) 

Also, I would stop at Burrito Shak, which is a knock off Chipotle but with a local feel; this is a great option for a meal on your way out of town (located in Hampstead).  Other than that have a great Memorial Day weekend with the family! 

Comment 24 May 2019
A couple of apps that I use to help manage my stress and relax are "Headspace" and "Breathe2Relax". Both are really good at providing the what, why, and how of stress relief. Hope this helps!
Comment 24 May 2019
My simpliest recommendation is to start with a small change and see if it sticks, such as drinking 4 glasses of water a day for a week. If you get through the week and you haven't accomplished that goal figure out why and remove the roadblocks and try again. Once you master that change add another small healthy change. Try to change habits it's the only way you will achieve and maintain a healthier lifestyle. And yes supplements are always an easy, albeit usually an expensive alternative. I would recommend starting with a simple men's multivitamin every day. Good luck and kudos to you for wanting to change (that's the first step). And if you are looking for cardio recommendations just start walking, you'll be surprised how effective walking at least 30 min. a day will have on your body and mind.
Comment 24 May 2019
If food is your obseesion and would like good recommendations: Best Burger in Surf City: Chub and Grub Best Tacos in Surf City: Shaka Taco Best Local Food and Wings in Surf City: Coastal Wing Best Donuts in Surf City: Fractured Prune If family fun is your obsession then I would check these places out if you have time for some excursions: Fort Fisher Aquarium in Carolina Beach Museum of the Bizarre in Wilmington (Wilmo) Jungle Rapids Family Fun Park in Wilmo Defy Gravity (Trampoline Park) in Wilmo The Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center in Surf City These are just some of the places in and around Surf City/Topsail Island. Hope you and your family have a great vacation in NC!