Well said, Greenbriar, well said. It's almost impossible to succeed when you have that front office acting as a boat anchor.
So many good pieces of advice on here! As a long time resident here (married an Arlingtonian), I would say the Wharf is a great area to check out. Caps hockey games are great fun, as is Chinatown, the area around the Caps Center. Nothing better than a Nationals baseball game in the Summer. If you are into pro soccer (men's), D.C. United is very popular. The Redskins are popular, their owner, not so much. He is deeply, deeply unpopular. He has pretty much wrecked the team. Annapolis and the beaches are great. The museums are great. The local Buckeye alumni club is one of the best. They usually have 4 places for OSU football viewing parties, based on locations in the DMV. There are a bazillion Big 10 alumni in the area (including UM, Maryland and PSU especially), almost everyone here is from someplace else. There also are a lot of SECers, whatever. Harris Teeter and Wegmans grocery stores are best, and the DC Costco carries booze. Real estate prices are horrid. Having lived in both the NYC and DC suburbs, this Ohio girl would pick DC every.single.time. But I have to admit, if I could, I would move back to Columbus, if my husband and daughters were amenable to that.
Yeah, he couldn't tell any of his guy friends, and he knew I would just laugh at him but not question his sexuality. Although I did tell him that it had to be a pretty dark bar and/or he had to have had a couple drinks too many to not figure things out sooner.
An ex boyfriend of mine (I'm female) that I was still friends with after our breakup (he finished grad school when I was a senior and moved halfway across the country) came back to Columbus for some meeting, so we had dinner together. Turned out he had been on some interesting dates. He met a beautiful woman who looked like she could be a model in a bar, they hit it off, he ended up going home with her. Turned out she was a male transvestite. He figured it out when he felt the guy's umm, arousal. He couldn't get out of there fast enough. I laughed and laughed. The expression on his face while he was telling his story was priceless. How he didn't figure things out before that point is still surprising to me. That was in the early 80's .
Go, Fight, Win CalPoppy! Prayers for you to beat this, your family and friends to see you healed, and your medical team who will be working with you to get you past this bump in the road. Go Bucks, Go CalPoppy!
Perhaps Schiano is more suited as a DC in the NFL versus a HC. I hope he does well with the Pats.
It is a messy business, for sure. I believe that Urban said a couple of years ago that some kids won't even look at your program or attend your camp (if you want to further evaluate them) without an offer, especially down South. It may not affect the 5 stars, as everyone wants them, and they can toy with the system. But for those further down the food chain, it must be pretty stressful trying to discern what offers are commitable. That doesn't even take into account when a kid accepts an offer from a school and then gets the cold shoulder with a coaching change, or a higher level recruit gains traction with the coaches and the kid ends up odd man out. Very messy.
I'm from Bowling Green, but graduated from OSU. I was a sophomore then. I remember how cold it was that winter, it seemed like the temperature was always between 15 and 25 degrees. When it got up to 40 degrees and sunny, people started breaking out shorts. Lots of snow, but nothing like BG. They had snow drifts up to the second floor, the town was isolated even though I-75 runs right by it, the toilets and water failed in the dorms (ewww), cafeterias ran out of food since the delivery trucks couldn't get into BG, I-75 was closed, classes were cancelled, I think they had to call out the National Guard to help open the interstate, what a mess.
NOOOOOOOOOO!!! That means the Redskins (AKA Deadskins), who have practically destroyed every quarterback who has played for them after RGIII, would take him, Lord, I wouldn't wish that on anyone. Let them destroy Kyler Murray, not Dwayne. Their organization is absolutely the worst. The.Worst. And this is from the wife of a long time home grown disgusted Redskins fan who barely watches their games anymore.
Yeahhhh, the Doyt hasn't been rocking in a few years, hopefully the new coach will bring BG back from the brink of the abyss.
I agree, Smith was the one who supported and defended a shell shocked and angry Urban in that awful press conference when Drake announced the suspension. Urban has since said how close he and Smith are. So perhaps I am warming to him.
As much as I love Columbus (would move back in a second if Mr. SBM and kids would agree), it makes sense that Amazon is locating in Crystal City VA. Bezos owns the Washington Post, has a huge, multi million dollar house in DC, and AWS (Amazon Web Service) is just killing it in the federal marketplace, and is helping Amazon stock climb even higher. In addition, 70 percent of ALL internet traffic goes through Ashburn VA (a suburb of DC). There are data centers all over the place here, along with a large, highly educated IT workforce. Reagan National Airport is at most, a couple of miles away. While it will bring thousands of high paying jobs, roads/transportation and housing affordability issues will be even more exacerbated than they already are now.
Thank you Beserkr29 for keeping us updated on OSU lax!
I absolutely agree.When people cry wolf (women or men), it makes it that much more difficult for those who truly are dealing with DV (or rape).to be heard, and to be believed.
Awful How crushing for his family and those who loved him.
Early pregnancy is no fun-and with hormones bouncing around, barfing your brains out for days if not weeks, not sleeping well, it really shows up around the eyes ( plus throw up too much/too hard and you get petechiae, those little broken blood vessels/capillaries). You look like hell, you feel like hell, add in hormones and his thoroughly jerk transgressions and the pain and anger over them, yeah, anyone would look messed up too. So very sad. No wonder police hate domestic disturbances for a number of reasons.
I am a woman, and I agree with this. It is a very sad picture to me, as it is obvious that she is very distressed has been crying-and crying hard, which can really make eyelids and under eyes swell up and get discolored. But black eye? I really don't see that. Smeared black mascara and perhaps eye shadow. Makes an absolute mess under your eyes. Would imagine the police see black eyes all of the time, and know what a fresh one looks like quite well. Despite the horribleness of their marriage, I do feel sorry for both of them and absolutely especially for their kids (oh God, those poor babies), as it was/still is so very toxic for all involved.