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2013 Edition of “Slice Of Columbus” Set For September 18


If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know I attended Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s “Slice of Columbus” last year and had an amazing time! Held at Columbus Commons downtown, for $12 in advance (it’s $15 this year), you can eat alllllll the pizza your heart desires. You can even pick up a box, from a vendor, and fill it up with even more pizza to take home with you!

And not only that, it’s for a good cause. The event benefits Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Last year was a good time, and the weather was perfect. I’ve recruited some friends to come with me this year, so I hope everything goes well again! If you’re in Central Ohio, I can’t recommend this event enough!

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VIDEO: Neighborhood Fourth of July Fireworks

So, we do it big in my neighborhood! It’s just a little subdivision, but one of my neighbors (former cop) always puts on a show for us every year!

I took to Instagram and its new video capabilities to share with you some highlights from the fireworks show! No need to go downtown, when all of this happens 3 houses down the street!

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Music Artists, Please Work With Us!


This morning, Justin Timberlake announced his solo tour dates for this fall’s The 20/20 Experience World Tour. If you haven’t seen them yet, click here and see if he’s coming to your hood.

Let’s start with the positive: JT IS COMING TO OHIO! TWICE! No, seriously, this is a huge deal. Usually artists as big as him don’t show a lot of love to the Midwest when they do major tours. They think a stop in Chicago and Detroit covers everything. Well, it doesn’t, people!

Midwesterners, in my neck of the woods, have plenty of options for this tour. Columbus and Cleveland Ohio, Indianapolis, Pittsburgh, and Louisville are all within a 3 hour drive. Oddly enough, there aren’t the usual Detroit and Chicago stops. I approve, Justin. I approve!

What I don’t approve of is the timing of all of this. JT announced his tour dates today. He doesn’t start until October 31st, but he’s putting those suckas on sale next week!

Whoa, whoa, whoa! Pump your breaks, Timberlake! We’re not all multimillionaires! Some of us need more than 7 days to gather the necessary funds to pay for your super expensive concert tickets! I want you to take my money, but please, give me more than a minute to gather it! We’re in a recession, dammit!

I’m working it out, thanks to a friend, but this is a rant that I let loose on Twitter on a regular basis. I really, really, really need to start a “Concert Fund” and regularly pour money into it, so I’m ready when these artist pull this crap. Because, really, they do it all the time! Why haven’t I adapted yet? Well, I will! Some people have rainy day funds, or general savings accounts. Suz is going to have a a “Concert Fund” and that’s perfectly normal, you guys!

Where’s a Ticket Oak when you really need one?

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Thanks, Les Wexner! xoxo Buckeye Nation


A month and a half ago, I pleaded with Les Wexner, the head of Limited Brands (Victoria’s Secret) to expand the Victoria’s Secret Pink Collegiate line to include Ohio State. Since Mr. Wexner had recently stepped down from the Ohio State University Board of Trustees — which apparently provided a “conflict of interest” — he was now free to get ‘er done. And he has!

The Columbus Dispatch reported yesterday that Ohio State would be added to the Pink Collegiate line beginning today, December 11, 2012. Awwwwwwzyeah!

It’s such a fine line when it comes to women’s sports apparel. Most of the time, we’re either ignored (cool t-shirts only offered in Men’s sizes) or they stick some sequins on a tank and market it to us. Real women sports fans don’t need pretty colors or bling in order to wear items from a sports clothing line. Do we want it to look cute? Well, obviously! But that can be accomplished without frills, patterns, shiny things, and the actual color pink. I think Victoria’s Secret does this well. Their designs are simple, yet stylish. Yes, the price tag is steep, but what did you expect from VSPink?

Buckeye Ladies, and any men who want to get the female Buckeye in their life a little somethin’ somethin’, click here to check out the offerings. They’re available online and in select stores.

I’m trying to decide which piece I want first. Thanks, Les!

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Pictures: Ohio State’s “Celebration of Perfection”

You all know I’m obsessed with Ohio State Football. It’s not just a fall thing. It’s a year-round obsession. The kind that renders my fall Saturdays spoken for for 4 months out of the year. And for the remaining 8 months, I’m still all up on news about the team and recruiting. I simply can’t get enough!

So, after a turbulent year with an interim head coach, the Buckeyes hired Urban Meyer and he just lead the team to just its 6th undefeated season in history. Yea, there’s no bowl game, but I’d be willing to bet that by the second week of January there’s only one undefeated team in the country; and that’ll be the Buckeyes.

So, tonight, the school had a huge pep rally to celebrate the team going 12-0. The team, coaches, cheerleaders, marching band, the mayor of Columbus, and more came out to recognize what the team did!

Here are my pictures!

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‘The 2012 Circleville Pumpkin Show’ In Pictures

In my quest to attend more local-ish events (seriously, why didn’t I make this my New Year’s Resolution instead of going to bed earlier?), I recently went to the Circleville Pumpkin Show. Circleville is about 45 minutes or so outside of Columbus, so not too far. Think of it as a fair or carnival type setting where everything revolves around pumpkins. And the food? ALL PUMPKIN EVERYTHING! Seriously, it was spectacular! I used to go as a very young child, with my family, but my friend Shannen and I went this year and we were not disappointed!

So check out some of the sights from our trip. I ate pumpkin flavored foods until I could eats no more! And then I took a pumpkin brownie home for later! I will be going back next year for more!

My only gripe was that the show runs Wednesday through Saturday. That’s nice for the really local folks, but I just don’t understand why Sunday isn’t included. Folks who work during the week only have 1 day to try and visit. And if they’re obsessed with football (like I am), the trip will come after the game is over. Small window. Work with us. We live in the heart of Buckeye Nation. Just something to think about…

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