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Thoughts in Central Ohio FROM THE WEST CPAST

Greetings from (I think) Phoenix, Az. I am in route to somewhere between San Diego and Anaheim California. If anyone knows where Knott’s Berry Farm’s is, that is where I am playing (and if you do…feel free to let me know, cause I have no clue where I am going)

I love my job. I get the chance to share with others a brief moment of their happiness, or help them forget about their daily problems…even if for just a minute. With the career that has chosen me (whatever the he** it is I do), I get to see lives/families made (weddings), bodies/thoughts transformed (through all the physical events I do with fundraisers, marathons, lifting etc.), sports team admiration grow (OSU, Jackets, Clippers, Crew, Reds, Indians UFC, Top Rank Boxing events I have done) relationships start (bars/concerts I play), and many end (see bars/concerts I play). I am very lucky, and blessed to meet some of the good, and bad that I come across. All allow me to appreciate the other and grow as a person, as well as a business leader. I also get to hear some GREAT one liners. Many I cannot share, but some others are inspirational and I will never forget. One I heard last weekend at a wedding it is simple but the truest statement of Love.

“Whatever she wants, I will go along with and I am happy.” That kinda sums it all up doesn’t it?

On all my tours/travels I get to experience a lot of unique and “once in a lifetime moments.” I also lose out on some and that hurts; but have to trust it was just not meant to be. I have some opportunities that a short fat kid from a small town such as Nerk, Ahia would never have dreamed of. I got the he** out of that town, because I was not a good fit and did not have the opportunities I strived for. But Nerk, or any small town one grew up in is not necessarily bad. While I no longer live there (I barely live at my current condo), I also appreciate the area that helped form me, The “House that built me.” Home may not be what we wanted it to be, or where we want to stay…but it does build us.

I guess coming from a small town made me push harder than most. While I had my ‘rock star’ ego and at times does surface (however those moments less and less), being from a small town allows me to appreciate some of the big “stages” of life I am honored to be part of. In this “Crazytown,” I am blessed and fortunate to be chasing my dreams, and realizing to just lead a small town life and stay out of all B.S. this Industry and Life brings.

While I am from a small town I don’t see it in my everyday life. Funny anyone who knows me now, considers me a Rough-Redneck. And back home I am a big city rock star. I don’t think either is the case, but I enjoy certain aspects of each. However, I guess I am no longer a redneck. Why? Well…I still watched NASCAR on Monday, BUT took down Christmas decorations before May 1st. 😉

This week we celebrated “Earth Day.” I joked and said I was running my car all day, buying Styrofoam, using aerosol sprays, and buying some of the plastic used for 6 pack cans of Coke to go play with dolphins. Of course I was joking. While I am not Grateful Dead-granola eating-tree hugging-save the planet, liberal hippy; I do enjoy the wonder of Nature that the Big Guy above has given us to utilize, appreciate, and conserve. I challenge anyone who uses the term “green” as a crutch for over spending and to feel better about themselves to actually do the research. For example it costs more and has more of a negative effect on Mother Nature to recycle a water bottle than it does use another one and simply compress the unit when done (I have the numbers but I am typing this on my flight-with no internet).

So what did I do for “Earth Day?” Well for starters, I DID NOT purchase Avatar. But did get “Earth” on DVD, and bought the new Jimmy Buffett “Encores” CD exclusively at Wal-Mart, and they are not a sponsor of me…yet. I made plans to go see a fascinating new movie…”Oceans” the follow up to “Earth.” I did not get there but am looking forward to it. I am also looking forward to a trip to Sea World while I am out here on the Left Coast. I will let you know if I catch anything (you CAN fish there right?) and will also let you know if I see any “Out of Control Whales who are appresed in captivity and kill their trainers.”

Disney, as always, goes above and beyond to provide a breath taking, entertaining, and informative movie on the wonders of what is around us. I am really looking forward to this movie due to my love affair I have always had with water. Whether it was by my pool growing up, Hanging out on either coast (Mother Mother Ocean), or the Gulf (Aunt Gulf), Cruising over to the Islands at Put-In Bay (BTW Frank and Lauren WE NEED TO GET BACK ON YOUR BOAT SOON!), or at Buckeye Ocean (Cousin Buckeye Lake), even cruising the Ohio River with an old friend on the way to a Buffett show; I have always enjoyed the calming aspect and the power behind water…
Go see this movie! http://disney.go.com/disneynature/oceans/

This song kinda sums up my thoughts. Not an “official” video but listen to the song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kPItuxB4fg&feature=related

This was also National Work Zone Safety week. So when you see 10 guys standing around one guy leaning on a shovel behind orange barrels that have been sitting on the side of the road for 3 years…make sure you show them some respect and be concerned for their safety…

On top of all that it is the NFL draft and OSU Spring Game. While this is being typed Jimmy Clausen is STILL not picked. I am a Notre Dame Fan, yet don’t like him (nor have I ever). I hate to rag on a player who played for “Our Lady of Victory, Notre Dame Our Mother,” I loved the picture of the arrogant quarterback I was sent. JC really does look like an ostrich (please see attached).

With all that said…remember “Any moment could be THE MOMENT-make use of and appreciate them all!”
I try to find my moment in anything, good or bad.

On a downer note…in addition to all the above, this week we celebrated, The 15 anniversary of the Oklahoma City Bombing. This was the first “major attack” on U.S. Soil in my lifetime (prior to Trade Center tragedy, and well after Perl Harbor. I also am not crediting the first Trade Center parking garage bombing).
The OC bombing was different from any of the others. This was not an attack by an “evil enemy” overseas; this attack was done by a blond haired, blue eyed, AMERICAN. An American displayed his ‘patronage’ by taking innocent lives of working class adults, and CHILDREN!

Timothy McVeigh woke up this country, and me! When this happened I was in a Sociology Class at The Ohio State University in Nerk Ahia. The day of the attack, the topic turned to what had happened (it was a night class). Before knowing all of the details I had made an off color “slam” on what we should do to the people I “assumed” were responsible.

After learning my assumption was wrong, and that it was an “All America Boy,” and not some, well…you can guess where I went on that one. My assumption was just making me being an a**. I learned that not all people of a certain ethnicity are evil, and WE as a Country are not all bound to the same morals and ideals of “Patriotism.” While that day still burns in this country and in my own memories…I LEARNED A VALUABLE LESSON, on Patriotism, and bigotry.

Monday was the 15th anniversary of The Oklahoma City Bombing. I learned a lot on that day!

(CBS) On the second anniversary of the fire at the home of David Koresh’s Branch Davidian followers, a bomb exploded outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. The date is also Patriots Day, observing the battle that began the American Revolution.

Seconds after a truck bomb of nitrite and fuel detonated next to the federal building, a gaping hole was blasted into its side. During that tragic attack on America’s Heartland 168 people died.

This is a list of those killed in the Oklahoma City bombing on April 19, 1995.

SURROUNDING AREA
Rescue Worker
Rebecca Needham Anderson, 37, Midwest City.
Athenian Building (Job Corps)
Anita Christine Hightower, 27, Oklahoma City.
Kathryn Elizabeth Ridley, 24, Oklahoma City.
Oklahoma Water Resources Board Building
Robert N. Chipman, 51, Edmond.
Trudy Jean Rigney, 31, Midwest City.

NINTH FLOOR
Drug Enforcement Administration
Shelly D. Bland, 25, Tuttle.
Carrol June “Chip” Fields, 48, Guthrie.
Rona Linn Kuehner-Chafey, 35, Oklahoma City.
Carrie Ann Lenz, 26, of Chotaw and baby Michael James Lenz III.
Kenneth Glenn McCullough, 36, Edmond.

U.S. Secret Service
Cynthia L. Brown, 26, Oklahoma City.
Donald Ray Leonard, 50, Edmond.
Mickey B. Maroney, 50, Oklahoma City.
Linda G. McKinney, 47, Oklahoma City.
Kathy Lynn Seidl, 39, Bethel.
Alan G. Whicher, 40, Edmond.

EIGHTH FLOOR
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Ted L. Allen, 48, Norman.
Peter R. Avillanoza, 56, Oklahoma City.
David Neil Burkett, 47, Oklahoma City.
Donald Earl Burns, Sr., 63, Oklahoma City.
Kimberly Kay Clark, 39, Oklahoma City.
Susan Jane Ferrell, 37, Oklahoma City.
Dr. George Michael Howard, D.V.M., 45, Vallejo, Calif.
Antonio “Tony” C. Reyes, 55, Edmond.
Lanny Lee David Scroggins, 46, Yukon.
Leora Lee Sells, 57, Oklahoma City.
Jules A. Valdez, 51, Edmond.
David Jack Walker, 54, Edmond.
Michael D. Weaver, 54, Edmond.
Frances “Fran” Ann Williams, 48, Oklahoma City.
Clarence Eugene Wilson, Sr. 49, Oklahoma.

SEVENTH FLOOR
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Diane E. (Hollingsworth) Althouse, 45, Edmond.
Andrea Yvette Blanton, 33, Oklahoma City.
Kim R. Cousins, 33, Midwest City.
Diana Lynne Day, 38, Oklahoma City.
Castine Brooks Hearn Deveroux, 49, Oklahoma City.
Judy J. (Froh) Fisher, 45, Oklahoma City.
Linda Louise Florence, 43, Oklahoma City.
J. Colleen Guiles, 59, Oklahoma City.
Thompson Eugene “Gene” Hodges, Jr., 54, Norman.
Ann Kreymborg, 57, Oklahoma City.
Teresa Lea Taylor Lauderdale, 41, Shawnee.
Mary Leasure-Rentie, 39, Bethany.
Betsy J. (Beebe) McGonnell, 47, Norman.
Patricia Ann Nix, 47, Edmond.
Terry Smith Rees, 41, Midwest City.
John Thomas Stewart, 51, Oklahoma City.
John Karl Van Ess III, 67, Chickasha.
Jo Ann Whittenberg, 35, Oklahoma City.

SIXTH FLOOR
U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting
Sgt. Benjamin LaRanzo Davis, USMC, 29, Edmond.
Capt. Randolph A. Guzman, USMC, 28, Castro Valley, Calif.

FIFTH FLOOR
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Olen Burl Bloomer, 61, Moore.
James E. Boles, 50, Oklahoma City.
Dr. Margaret L. “Peggy” Clark, 42, Chickasha.
Richard (Dick) Cummins, 55, Mustang.
Doris “Adele” Higginbottom, 44, Oklahoma City.
Carole Sue Khalil, 50, Oklahoma City.
Rheta Bender Long, 60, Oklahoma City.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Paul Gregory Beatty Broxterman, 42, Edmond.

U.S. Customs Office
Paul D. Ice, 42, Midwest City.
Claude Authur Medearis, S.S.A., 41, Norman.

FOURTH FLOOR
U.S. Department of Transportation/Federal Highway
Lucio Aleman, Jr., 33, Oklahoma City.
Mark Allen Bolte, 28, Oklahoma City.
Michael Carrillo, 44, Oklahoma City.
Larry James Jones, 46. Yukon
James K. Martin, 34, Oklahoma City.
Ronota Ann Newberry-Woodbridge, 31, Edmond.
Jerry Lee Parker, 45, Norman.
Michelle A. Reeder, 33, Oklahoma City.
Rick L. Tomlin, 46, Piedmont.
Johnny Allen Wade, 42, Edmond.
John A. Youngblood, 52, Yukon.

U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion
Sgt. 1st Class Lola Bolden, U.S. Army, 40, Birmingham, Ala.
Karen Gist Carr, 32, Midwest City.
Peggy Louise Holland, 37, Oklahoma City.
John C. Moss III., 50, Oklahoma City.
Victoria “Vickey” L. Sohn, 36, Moore.
Dolores “Dee” Stratton, 51, Moore.
Kayla Marie Titsworth, 3 1/2, Lawton.
Wanda Lee Watkins, 49, Oklahoma City.

THIRD FLOOR
Defense Security Service
Harley Richard Cottingham, 46, Oklahoma City.
Peter L. DeMaster, 44, Oklahoma City.
Norma “Jean” Johnson, 62, Oklahoma City.
Larry L. Turner, 42, Oklahoma City.
Robert G. Westberry, 57, Oklahoma City.

Federal Employees Credit Union
Woodrow Clifford “Woody” Brady, 41, Oklahoma City.
Kimberly Ruth Burgess, 29, Oklahoma City.
Kathy A. Finley, 44, Yukon.
Jamie (Fialkowski) Genzer, 32, Wellston.
Sheila R. Gigger-Driver, 28, Oklahoma City and baby Gregory N. Driver II.
Linda Coleen Housley, 53, Oklahoma City.
Robbin Ann Huff, 37, Bethany and baby Amber Denise Huff.
Christi Yolanda Jenkins, 32, Edmond.
Alvin J. Justes, 54, Oklahoma City.
Valerie Jo Koelsch, 33, Oklahoma City.
Kathy Cagle Leinen, 47, Oklahoma ity.
Claudette (Duke) Meek, 43, Oklahoma City.
Frankie Ann Merrell, 23, Oklahoma City.
Jill Diane Randolph, 27, Oklahoma City.
Claudine Ritter, 48, Oklahoma City.
Christy Rosas, 22, Moore.
Sonja Lynn Sanders, 27, Moore.
Karan Howell Shepherd, 27, Moore.
Victoria Jeanette Texter, 37, Oklahoma City.
Virginia M. Thompson, 56, El Reno.
Tresia Jo “Mathes” Worton, 28, Oklahoma City.

SECOND FLOOR
America’s Kids Child Development Center
Miss Baylee Almon, 1, Oklahoma City.
Danielle Nicole Bell, 15 months, Oklahoma City.
Zachary Taylor Chavez, 3, Oklahoma City.
Dana LeAnne Cooper, 24, Moore.
Anthony Christopher Cooper II, 2, Moore.
Antonio Ansara Cooper, Jr., 6 months, Midwest City.
Aaron M. Coverdale, 5 1/2, Oklahoma City.
Elijah S. Coverdale, 2 1/2, Oklahoma City.
Jaci Rae Coyne, 14 months, Moore.
Brenda Faye Daniels, 42, Oklahoma City.
Taylor Santoi Eaves, 8 months, Midwest City.
Tevin D’Aundrae Garrett, 16 months, Midwest City.
Kevin “Lee” Gottshall II, 6 months, Norman.
Wanda Lee Howell, 34, Spencer.
Blake Ryan Kennedy, 1 1/2, Amber.
Dominique Ravae (Johnson)-London, 2, Oklahoma City.
Chase Dalton Smith, 3, Oklahoma City.
Colton Wade Smith, 2, Oklahoma City.

Visitor
Scott D. Williams, 24, Tuttle.

FIRST FLOOR
Social Security Administration
Teresa Antionette Alexander, 33, Oklahoma City.
Richard A. Allen, 46, Oklahoma City
Pamela Cleveland Argo, 36, Oklahoma City.
Saundra G. “Sandy” Avery, 34, Midwest City.
Calvin Battle, 62, Oklahoma City.
Peola Battle, 56, Oklahoma City.
Oleta C. Biddy, 54, Tuttle.
Casandra Kay Booker, 25, Oklahoma City.
Carol Louise Bowers, 53, Yukon.
Peachlyn Bradley, 3, Oklahoma City.
Gabreon D.L. Bruce, 3 months, Oklahoma City.
Katherine Louise Cregan, 60, Oklahoma City.
Ashley Megan Eckles, 4, Guthrie.
Don Fritzler, 64, Oklahoma City.
Mary Anne Fritzler, 57, Oklahoma City.
Laura Jane Garrison, 61, Oklahoma City.
Margaret Betterton Goodson, 54, Oklahoma City.
Ethel L. Griffin, 55, Edmond.
Cheryl E. Hammon, 44, Oklahoma City.
Ronald Vernon Harding, Sr., 55, Oklahoma City.
Thomas Lynn Hawthorne, Sr., 52, Choctaw.
Dr. Charles E. Hurlburt, 73, Oklahoma City.
Jean Nutting Hurlburt, 67, Oklahoma City.
Raymond “Lee” Johnson, 59, Oklahoma City.
LaKesha Richardson Levy, 21, Midwest City.
Aurelia Donna Luster, 43, Guthrie.
Robert Lee Luster, Jr., 45, Guthrie.
Rev. Gilbert X. Martinez, 35, Oklahoma City.
Cartney J. McRaven, 19, Midwest City.
Derwin W. Miller, 27, Oklahoma City.
Eula Leigh Mitchell, 64, Oklahoma City.
Emilio Tapia, 50, Oklahoma ity.
Charlotte Andrea Lewis Thomas, 43, Oklahoma City.
Michael George Thompson, 47, Yukon.
LaRue A. Treanor, 55, Guthrie.
Luther H. Treanor, 61, Guthrie.
Robert N. Walker, Jr., 52, Oklahoma City.
Julie Marie Welch, 23, Oklahoma City.
W. Stephen Williams, 42, Cashion.
Sharon Louise Wood-Chesnut, 47, Oklahoma City.

General Services Administration
Steven Douglas Curry, 44, Norman.
Michael L. Loudenslager, 48, Harrah.

HELL WEEK:
This week is the tail end of a 21 Day Period known as “Hell Week” this is not to be confused with Fraternity and Sorority Hazing. There are key negative events that have happened over time during this 21 day period. So that we all can learn from history and out own mistake3, please take a moment to read some of these events.

•04-04-1968 – Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated.

•04-04-1973 – The ribbon was cut to open the World Trade Center in New York City. (Not a negative but an ironic addition to the events of these days)

•04-06-1917 – U.S. declared war on Germany and entered World War I.

•04-07-1994 – Hutu extremists in Rwanda began massacring ethnic Tutsis and politically moderate Hutus. In 100 days of killing, an estimated 800,000 are murdered.

•04-09-1942 – American and Philippine troops on Bataan were overwhelmed by Japanese forces during World War II. The “Bataan Death March” began soon after.

•04-10-1970 – Paul McCartney announced the official split of the Beatles (ok that one is a little humorous, but had a huge negative significance to Musical History)

•04-12-1861 – The Civil War began when Fort Sumter was attacked.

•04-14-1865 – Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

•04-15-1912 – Titanic sank off the coast of Newfoundland on its maiden voyage after it struck an iceberg.

•04-17-1790 – Benjamin Franklin, U.S. patriot, diplomat, and a signer of the Declaration of Independence, died in Philadelphia.

•04-17-1961 – Supported by the U.S. government, 1,500 exiles made the unsuccessful Bay of Pigs invasion in Cuba.

•04-18-1906 – The Great San Francisco Earthquake destroyed over 4 sq mi. and killed over 500 people.

•04-19-1775 – The “shot heard around the world” was fired. Colonial Minute Men took on British Army regulars at Lexington and Concord, Mass., starting the American Revolution.

•04-19-1993 – The siege at Waco, Texas, ended when FBI moved into the Branch Davidian compound with tear gas and cult members set fire to the compound killing over 80 people.

•04-19-1995 – The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Okla., was destroyed by a car bomb. 168 people, including 19 children were killed in the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history up to that time.

•04-20-1999 – Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold went on a shooting spree at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo. 14 students (including the shooters) and 1 teacher were killed; 23 others were wounded.

•04-22-2000 – Armed immigration agents took Elian Gonzalez from the Miami home of his relatives to reunite him with his father. (depending on what side of the fence you are on this could be a positive or a negative-personally while tragic, his father had parental rights and OUR Government was forced to uphold the laws of OUR Country-even if it was on an early Easter Morning that year-I remember watching live)

•04-24-1898 – Spain declared war on the U.S..

•04-26-1986 – The worst nuclear power plant accident in history occurred at Chernobyl, near Kiev, U.S.S.R.

•04-27-1865 – The worst steamship disaster in the history of the United States occurred when there was an explosion aboard the Sultana; more than 1,400 people were killed.

•04-29-1992 – A Los Angeles jury acquitted four police officers accused of beating Rodney King. Massive rioting and looting ensued.

And an added event:
•05-04-1970 – Four Kent State University students were shot down by National Guard members during an Anti-Vietnam War demonstration. (While tragic, IF those young people would have obeyed orders to “Stand Down” the violence, and lives lost WOULD NOT have happened!)

QUESTIONS FOR DROID OWNERS:
Thanx to all who responded to last week’s questions! More questions or those unanswered
1.) Set up additional e-mail accounts

2.) Set alerts for different account (i.e. e-mail, text, etc)

3.) Favorite Apps?
-I am digging the “Star Wars Light Saber,” “Looney Toones” Sound Boards, # Stooges Sound Boards, FLASHLIGHT (amazing), and my Ruger app.

“You and Ted Nugent are probably the only ones to have that app”-Jeff Laubeck

FINANCE:
How to Be a Savvy Cheapskate

Don’t judge this penny pincher by his cover. Jeff Yeager may be the author of The Ultimate Cheapskate’s Roadmap to True Riches–which one might assume to be filled with coupon-clipping strategies and saving tricks–but his philosophy isn’t as much about how to get more for less as it is learning to live with less, period. Sure, he blogs about “12 Surprising Ways to Reuse Aluminum Foil,” making cider bisque out of your jack-o-lantern, and using just enough toilet paper, but the bigger goal here is to live green, not just cheap. Ultimately, Yeager says, consumers should direct their frugal efforts toward downsizing their lifestyle–in major areas like housing and transportation–rather than saving a buck here and there. U.S. News recently spoke to Yeager about the most effective ways to economize.

Explain your ‘cheapskate’ philosophy.

I don’t really write about penny-pinching tips. I focus more on quality-of-life and happiness issues … especially the idea of deciding what “enough” is for you. Most people don’t ask themselves that. What would be enough money and enough stuff for you? My wife and I answered that question early in marriage, in our 30s. We were living a comfortable lifestyle–why would we want to spend every last dollar we earned as our salaries increased over the years? We established what I call a “permanent standard of living,” a level we still live comfortably at today, even though we could afford to spend more … we managed, for example, to pay off our house in 15 years and essentially retire in our 40s. It’s all about the decisions you make.

What sorts of decisions?

Well, for me, it’s all about the bigger financial decisions in life. I rail against the latte factor … for 20 years, pundits have been saying that if you give up your daily Starbucks cup and bank the money, you can attain financial security. That may work on paper, but I don’t think it works that way in reality, for most people. One [of the bigger decisions] is housing. I’m a big believer in finishing in your starter home: Buy a modest home when you’re first starting out and ignore people who tell you not to pay it off right away. Pay off your mortgage as quickly as you can, settle in and get to know your neighbors, and make your house your home. The conventional wisdom before the housing bubble burst was that if you could afford to pay down your mortgage early, instead take that extra money and invest it because mortgage money is relatively inexpensive to borrow. The financial pundits at the time said that any idiot could make a return on their
investment above 5 percent or 4 percent of their mortgage interest. … Well, it didn’t work out that way.

These days with the tight economy, you hear so much in the media about economizing. But that’s almost always about “how to get more for less” … how to clip a coupon or find a bargain. But I think we’re missing what could be the golden epiphany of these hard times: We shouldn’t be asking ourselves “How can we afford it?” We should instead be asking, “Do we really need it?” There’s lots of social science that shows that once you’re above poverty level, more money and more stuff doesn’t contribute to happiness. I believe that most Americans would be happier, and the quality of their lives would increase, if they would only spend and consume less. If you believe as I do, I think there will be a lot of upsides to the current recession in the long run.

What are those upsides?

For example, when gas was $4, we all complained about it, but two-thirds of people reported that they changed their driving habits as a result. And unless I’m missing all the horror stories, nothing awful happened because of it. Certainly driving less is better for the environment and better for our pocketbooks, so where’s the downside? Another example: Since the start of the recession, the size of new homes being built in the U.S. has dropped by about 11 percent … 300 fewer square feet. Again, that’s a change, but I don’t think that’s a bad thing. Think about the tremendous financial impact that the decision to live in a smaller home will have on your life. Not only it cost more to buy [a larger home] in the first place, but once you have those extra 300 square feet, you have to insure it, decorate it, heat and cool it, maintain it, repair it, and pay taxes on it. That’s the kind of fundamental decision that has enslaved so many Americans to the yoke
of too much debt. So apparently now were going to be living in slightly smaller houses, but why is that a bad thing?

If you read the book The Not So Big House, it says that as humans, we’re uncomfortable in big spaces. If we have a chance to move into the mansion on the hill, we’re not really comfortable with it. We’re learning some lessons in the recession. Personal savings rates are up. Even though things are tighter now, we’re somehow magically able to put money in the bank. Go figure.

Aside from driving less and being happy with a smaller house, what other significant things we should cut back on?

Eating lower on the food chain, for one. I try to spend only a dollar a pound on food. It’s a myth that it costs more to eat healthy. You can spend a lot, but when you think about the kinds of things we should eat the most of–whole grains, legumes, and produce–they tend to cost less per pound than things that are bad for us like red meat and many processed foods that are high in trans saturated fats. I encourage people to eat more meals at home. Forty-five percent of the average U.S. family food budget is spent on food prepared outside of home. And they cost an average of 80 percent more than preparing the same food at home. There’s a lot of waste, too. According to the USDA, about 25 percent of food is thrown away, so arguably you could reduce your spending here by 25 percent simply by being smarter about food storage and portion control.

You write a lot about the relationship between being frugal and environmentally conscious on thedailygreen.com. Any takeaways?

For most Americans, the greenest thing you can do is consume less, which probably means spending less. I think there’s some hypocrisy in the current green movement, even though I’ve been an ardent environmentalist my whole adult life. I fear that the so-called green movement is catching on now because there’s a bunch of cool, expensive green stuff we can by. It’s become what I call a “cause de stuff.” Much of the current environmental movement in the U.S. seems to be built around the very thing it should be seeking to combat … rampant consumerism. Take green cleaning products. They tend to be more expensive than the toxic products. But you can clean almost everything with baking soda and vinegar, which are safer for the environment than green products and cost less than any other cleaning products, green or toxic. Hybrid vehicles are another example. It’s cool now to own a $35,000 Prius, although driving a gas guzzler to work instead is better for the
environment IF you carpool with four friends. Sure, the greenest choice would be to carpool in a hybrid, but I don’t see Americans being that committed to environmentalism. We’re really mostly committed to buying cool, expensive, green stuff. That’s the hypocrisy I’m talking about.

You must make big purchases every now and then. What’s your strategy?

I’m a big believer in the Consumer Reports approach to shopping. Buyer’s remorse is at epidemic proportions. How is spending money on something we’ll regret later a good thing? It makes us poorer, and clearly hasn’t made us happy. My advice is to have a mandatory waiting period. Wait at least a week after you see something in the store that you want. I guarantee that half the time, you won’t go buy it.

Once or twice a year, I look at the things I’ve spent more money on, and ask myself one simple question: “If I had it to do over again, would I have spent that money?” I call it a ‘what heck was I thinking? audit.” Maybe you’ll see that you spend a lot on restaurant meals that you regret. I noticed that when I had a regular 9-to-5 job, when I was stressed at work, I’d often buy things I regretted later. It’s a way of helping you learn from your mistakes and change your spending behavior.

POLITICS:
I want to AGAIN point out, I am a proud member of The Tea Party Movement, and I exercise my right to bear arms. However I in no way approve or condone actions taken my COWARDS like Timothy McVeigh.
4 out of 5 American’s Don’t Trust The Government
By LIZ SIDOTI, AP National Political Writer Liz Sidoti, Ap National Political Writer – Mon Apr 19, 6:29 am ET
WASHINGTON – America’s “Great Compromiser” Henry Clay called government “the great trust,” but most Americans today have little faith in Washington’s ability to deal with the nation’s problems.

Public confidence in government is at one of the lowest points in a half century, according to a survey from the Pew Research Center. Nearly 8 in 10 Americans say they don’t trust the federal government and have little faith it can solve America’s ills, the survey found.

The survey illustrates the ominous situation President Barack Obama and the Democratic Party face as they struggle to maintain their comfortable congressional majorities in this fall’s elections. Midterm prospects are typically tough for the party in power. Add a toxic environment like this and lots of incumbent Democrats could be out of work.

The survey found that just 22 percent of those questioned say they can trust Washington almost always or most of the time and just 19 percent say they are basically content with it. Nearly half say the government negatively effects their daily lives, a sentiment that’s grown over the past dozen years.

This anti-government feeling has driven the tea party movement, reflected in fierce protests this past week.

“The government’s been lying to people for years. Politicians make promises to get elected, and when they get elected, they don’t follow through,” says Cindy Wanto, 57, a registered Democrat from Nemacolin, Pa., who joined several thousand for a rally in Washington on April 15 — the tax filing deadline. “There’s too much government in my business. It was a problem before Obama, but he’s certainly not helping fix it.”

Majorities in the survey call Washington too big and too powerful, and say it’s interfering too much in state and local matters. The public is split over whether the government should be responsible for dealing with critical problems or scaled back to reduce its power, presumably in favor of personal responsibility.

About half say they want a smaller government with fewer services, compared with roughly 40 percent who want a bigger government providing more. The public was evenly divided on those questions long before Obama was elected. Still, a majority supported the Obama administration exerting greater control over the economy during the recession.

“Trust in government rarely gets this low,” said Andrew Kohut, director of the nonpartisan center that conducted the survey. “Some of it’s backlash against Obama. But there are a lot of other things going on.”

And, he added: “Politics has poisoned the well.”

The survey found that Obama’s policies were partly to blame for a rise in distrustful, anti-government views. In his first year in office, the president orchestrated a government takeover of Detroit automakers, secured a $787 billion stimulus package and pushed to overhaul the health care system.

But the poll also identified a combination of factors that contributed to the electorate’s hostility: the recession that Obama inherited from President George W. Bush; a dispirited public; and anger with Congress and politicians of all political leanings.

“I want an honest government. This isn’t an honest government. It hasn’t been for some time,” said self-described independent David Willms, 54, of Sarasota, Fla. He faulted the White House and Congress under both parties.

The poll was based on four surveys done from March 11 to April 11 on landline and cell phones. The largest survey, of 2,500 adults, has a margin of sampling error of 2.5 percentage points; the others, of about 1,000 adults each, has a margin of sampling error of 4 percentage points.

In the short term, the deepening distrust is politically troubling for Obama and Democrats. Analysts say out-of-power Republicans could well benefit from the bitterness toward Washington come November, even though voters blame them, too, for partisan gridlock that hinders progress.

In a democracy built on the notion that citizens have a voice and a right to exercise it, the long-term consequences could prove to be simply unhealthy — or truly debilitating. Distrust could lead people to refuse to vote or get involved in their own communities. Apathy could set in, or worse — violence.

Democrats and Republicans both accept responsibility and fault the other party for the electorate’s lack of confidence.

“This should be a wake-up call. Both sides are guilty,” said Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo. She pointed to “nonsense” that goes on during campaigns that leads to “promises made but not promises kept.” Still, she added: “Distrust of government is an all-American activity. It’s something we do as Americans and there’s nothing wrong with it.”

Sen. Scott Brown, a Republican who won a long-held Democratic Senate seat in Massachusetts in January by seizing on public antagonism toward Washington, said: “It’s clear Washington is broken. There’s too much partisan bickering to be able to solve the problems people want us to solve.”

And, he added: “It’s going to be reflected in the elections this fall.”

But Matthew Dowd, a top strategist on Bush’s re-election campaign who now shuns the GOP label, says both Republicans and Democrats are missing the mark.

“What the country wants is a community solution to the problems but not necessarily a federal government solution,” Dowd said. Democrats are emphasizing the federal government, while Republicans are saying it’s about the individual; neither is emphasizing the right combination to satisfy Americans, he said.

NOTE FROM A FRIEND
From Lauren LaRose writing about her Husband and a young leader I support 100%, he is the future the State of O-H-I-O and THIS COUNTRY NEEDS!
My husband Frank and our dedicated campaign team have been working hard to earn a victory this November. I am so proud of him and honored by all of the work and support others have so generously given us. The effort is off to a great start and we certainly could not do this without you.

This week was Frank’s 31st Birthday! We have been so busy going door to door, meeting voters and just spreading the word that I haven’t had time to plan a party. That’s all right, because we’ll do our celebrating on November 2nd! Will you help us get there and make his birthday a special one?

Please click here to contribute $31 for his 31st birthday, or any other amount you can offer. Not only will Frank love to hear your birthday wishes, but it will help us achieve our goal of making him our next State Senator for the 27th District.

I believe in my husband, and what he can do for the buckeye state. He is good man and a true patriot, willing to fight for freedom, prosperity and the people of our hometown. Please help him get to Columbus to represent us by contributing $31 for his 31st birthday.

Sincerely yours,
Lauren LaRose
PS- I sincerely appreciate your generous contribution. If you are unable to give financially, you can contribute to the effort in other important ways. You could sign-up for a yard sign, volunteer your time, mail some of our post cards to your friends or host a meet and greet with your neighbors. Please e-mail me lauren@franklarose.com if you would like to support Frank in these significant ways.

MILITARTY:
Follow up on last week’s request for bed
Hello everyone,
Our answered prayers for a bed for Matt Concitis came from Virginia! Sue Marye ( in my wedding, friend for 20 plus years) manages HHHunt Communities in Richmond, Virginia, and really got the word out about Matt and what he has been through to all of HHHunt’s divisions, and a businessman by the name of Gary Morris ( he owns a medical supply business there) has offered to buy and ship a NEW hospital bed to Matt. If Rita (Matt’s mother) is still at Walter Reed when the bed is delivered, it will come to either Teresa Prociuk’s or my house and we have no shortage of volunteers who will help it to be delivered and set up. Anyone who really wants to help with this, we can always use more volunteers to get the bed into the truck and out—these beds are enormously heavy!

I have to thank the people who worked so hard to help find a bed for Matt—especially Nancy Maclaughlin with Bexley Schools who has been helping our service men and women for years—she was especially good to our son Christopher during his two deployments. Nancy basically notified all of Columbus!!! Thank you Nancy—you have been amazing! Also–Cyndi Stebbins who knows everyone in Richmond 🙂 She also had Fred Behrens contact me (running for Senate in 2012) and he is an Army Veteran who was wounded in combat. He actually had one of his contacts check on Matt Concitis at WR hospital and offered so many solutions for us. Thank you so much Cyndi and Fred! Fred, the time that you spent on this was unbelievable—I am so happy to know you! Thanks to Marine Mom Deb Talabere, my good buddy on the west coast. She certainly contacted so many people out there for Matt.

And of course Matt Sexton, about the best friend to our Veterans and active duty military!!!! He was on this immediately, within about 60 seconds of receiving my e-mail. The Bragg family has great love for you Matt, as you know. You never stop!!

Thanks so much to everyone who responded….we’ll send photos to update everyone when the bed is delivered to Matt Concitis!!

All the best,

Karen Bragg

This is AWESOME, Dodge Trucks is teaming up with Country Music “traveling Gypsies” The Zac Brown Band (Jimmy Buffett described them as gypsies) And like Wal-Mart, Dodge does not sponsor me…yet!
Salute the service of our men and women in uniform. Write a letter to a soldier serving overseas, bring it to your local Ram Trucks dealer and receive a free copy of the Breaking Southern Ground CD featuring the Zac Brown Band and fellow Southern Ground artists Sonia Leigh, Nic Cowan and Levi Lowery. This exclusive compilation is not sold in stores and is only available at your local Ram dealer, courtesy of the Zac Brown Band and Ram.

Every week brings us closer to our goal
of sending 1 million “thank you”
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WHAT THE HE**?
Bones Left In Yard Test Positive For Rat Poison
WHo would do this? AND ON EASTER?!?!?
COLUMBUS, Ohio — A woman who lives in German Village said Sunday that she believes someone tried to use bones laced with rat poison to kill her two dogs.
The woman, who asked not to be identified, said she found the bones in her yard on Easter night.
“I found another big hunk of raw hamburger meat around a bone,” she said. “Knowing that this was something really suspicious and not with good intent.”

The woman bagged the bone and meat and called an emergency veterinarian hospital for instruction. The next day she took the meat to the Department of Agriculture, which sent a sample to Texas to be analyzed, 10TV News reported.

On Friday, analysts in Texas called with the results.
“Texas A&M called my vet and said it did have rat poison in it,” the woman said.

Veterinarians said rat poison can cause a dog’s blood to thin. It can also be fatal, which prompted the woman to put her two poodles, Marcel and Meadow, on preventative medicine, just in case they consumed some of the poison.

Still, she said she could not understand why someone would try and kill her pets.

“They do bark, but I never let them bark incessantly or anything like that,” she said. “And I’ve never had a complaint about them barking.”

She has filed a police report and an officer was assigned to work the case, but in the meantime she’s not letting her dogs outside alone.

“I don’t think trying to kill somebody’s dogs is a prank,” she said. “I thought it was very well-thought out.”

BUCKEYES:
Ohio State knows next step is national title
Ohio — Jim Tressel has a belief about this place that his Ohio State Buckeyes players are starting to echo.
“Tressel has always thought that if you don’t go undefeated,” Buckeyes defensive lineman Cameron Heyward said, “the town’s against you.”

Expectations are once again high for Ohio State after last season ended with a Rose Bowl victory.Such is life at Ohio State, a program that has achieved so much in the last nine years but is always expected to do more. Since Tressel took control before the 2001 season, the Buckeyes own a 94-21 record, a 59-13 mark in Big Ten play, seven seasons of 10 wins or more, seven BCS bowl appearances, four BCS bowl wins, the program’s first Rose Bowl championship since 1997, five consecutive Big Ten championships (six overall) and six consecutive victories against archrival Michigan (eight overall).

And only one undefeated season, in 2002.

So are the townsfolk gathering outside the Woody Hayes Athletic Center, with burning torches in hand? Not exactly.

Buckeyes fans are in relatively good spirits this spring, still glowing from Ohio State’s win against Oregon in the Rose Bowl. It certainly beats the feeling of the previous three seasons, when the team fell short in bowl games and returned to a cold Columbus.

But whether the post-bowl reception is bubbly or bleak, it never lasts long.

“Every year, we go through the spring, and when you’re in Columbus, Ohio, everybody’s expecting you to win a championship,” wide receiver Dane Sanzenbacher said. “It comes with the territory, and it’s something we expect. Win or lose in the bowl game, you’re always going to come back and hear, ‘OK, this is our year.'”
Every year might be regarded as The Year in Columbus, but some Ohio State teams support that claim more than others. The 2010 Buckeyes appear to be one of those teams.

The evidence is strong, if not overwhelming.

Ohio State returns 16 starters, including nine on the offensive side. The Buckeyes lose a solid group of players and leaders, but only one with first-round draft potential in defensive end Thaddeus Gibson, a rarity around here.

Quarterback Terrelle Pryor enters his third season as the starter and comes off of his best career performance in Pasadena. He’ll go to work behind a seasoned offensive line and have two veteran targets at his disposal in Sanzenbacher and DeVier Posey. Then there’s a machine-like defense, which continues to perform at elite levels year after year. The defense boasts superstars like Heyward and linebacker Ross Homan. But the unit’s collective strength once again should be its calling card like it was in 2009.
Every team has its warts, but Ohio State’s are a little harder to find. The Buckeyes need a resolution at left tackle, more growth from Pryor, some depth on the defensive line and in the secondary, and maybe a featured running back to emerge. But when a shaky situation at place-kicker sparks the most panic in spring practice, you’re in pretty good shape.

The expectations for 2010 might be Ohio State’s biggest source of anxiety, but they’re not exactly new.
“When [players] come here, they have the expectation that, ‘Hey, we want to see if we can become the best team in the country,'” Tressel said. “And I’m not sure if it’s simply because of what happened last year or the year before or the year before. That is our general expectation.

“We want to see if we can match up with the best. This will be my 10th year, and it doesn’t feel any different. I’ve always thought that we had capable talent.”
The expectations aren’t new for the Buckeyes, but the urgency to take another step certainly is there for players like Heyward, who passed up NFL millions to return for his senior season.

The Rose Bowl win adds to it. Besides a national title, there’s not much left to accomplish.

“You almost feel less pressure with a [bowl] loss, because you’re so pissed off during the offseason,” Heyward said. “But coming off a win, it’s like you can’t believe the hype. Coming off a win, everybody expects so much more out of us.

“And we have to live up to those expectations.”

Tressel often talks about each team being distinct, a message his players embrace. But for a group used to each other and the expectations placed upon them, things feel fairly status quo this spring.

The end result is the only thing that needs to be tweaked.

“We’ve been through this so many times that we know where we want to be,” Sanzenbacher said. “There’s always talk about national championships and all this, but since I’ve been here, every team we’ve had is capable of winning a national championship.

“It’s just actually doing it when the season comes.”

OSU football: Three night games on 2010 schedule
The Ohio State football team will play in at least three prime time games during the 2010 season, the Big Ten Conference and ESPN/ABC announced today.

The Buckeyes’ season will kick off under the lights in Ohio Stadium on Sept. 2, a Thursday night. Marshall will be in Columbus for a 7:30 matchup on the Big Ten Network.

Ohio State also will play two night games on the road during the conference season, at Wisconsin and Minnesota. The Oct. 16 game in Madison will kick off at 7:15 p.m. on ESPN or ESPN2. Two weeks later the Buckeyes will take on the Gophers at 8 p.m. Oct. 30 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on either ABC or ESPN.

The Big Ten also announced that the Buckeyes’ game against the University of Miami on Sept. 11 will have a 3:40 p.m. kickoff on ESPN.

Ohio State is 33-16 all-time in night games (games starting 5 p.m. or later local time). Under Jim Tressel the Buckeyes are 15-10 in night games and 8-3 in Big Ten night games away from Ohio Stadium. Tressel’s teams are 2-3 at home in night games.

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NEXT WEEK IS THE CAPITAL CITY HALF MARATHON AND COMMIT TO BE FIT 5k
Half Marathon – 5k – Kids Mascot Chase
As of April 20, 2010, registration is more than 80% full and is limited to 10,000 participants — this event has SOLD OUT EACH OF THE LAST 2 YEARS — REGISTER NOW!
I am proud to be part of this event for the 3rd year, and I am bringing along some of the hottest DJ’s in O-H-I-O to help me throw the biggest block(s) party in Central Ohio.

This is the 7th Anniversary of this annual celebration of fitness in the City of Columbus will be the biggest and best one yet. We have added a number of new entertainment features, great new partners and a few really cool surprises. The courses are unbelievable tours of downtown Columbus, the community involvement is incredible and the finish line party in the parking lots of Nationwide Arena is second to none.

Runners and Walkers are Invited
Runners and Walkers of all shapes, sizes and abilities are invited to attend. The Half Marathon course is open and fully supported for four (4) hours. The 5k course is open for 90 minutes. This is a party you will not want to miss, but you have to hurry. The field is limited to 10,000 registrants and Registration is Filling Fast!
Thursday, April 29 is Capital City Half Marathon night at the Clippers game. Get a discount ticket to the game… http://bit.ly/aSdsGN about 14 hours ago
Nervous?!? Excited?!? We know the feeling…12 days to go. Packet pick up starts this Wednesday (April 21) at Fleet… http://bit.ly/9dEOGh 1 day ago

PACKET PICKUP PARTY AT FLEET FEET SPORTS
This year we are doing something totally revolutionary in the race business. We are having a 10 day Packet Pickup Party at Fleet Feet Sports at Polaris.
Hey FB fans! Help spread the word…both the half marathon & 5K start at 8 a.m. on May 1.

WANNA SHARE WITH YOUR FAMILY/FRIENDS?
Let family and friends follow your race progress
On race day, your family and friends can keep tabs on you even if they can’t join us for the biggest spring block party in central Ohio. Register for TweetMyTime. Your Facebook friends and Twitter followers will monitor your progress. After the race, you’ll see just how much support and encouragement you were receiving along the way. Sign up is quick and easy
Twitter@capcityrun

Make sure you add your photos and stories on the Capital City Half Marathon page on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Capital-City-Half-Marathon/76129624708 and follow us on Twitter @CapCityRun.

This is AWESOME!!! Had to share…”This will be my 3rd CapCity but my first with my Grandson. This is his 1st HM…. http://bit.ly/9Xs3Uq 4 days ago

DJ MATT SEXTON will host the Start and Finish Lines. Along the course (Scheduled to appear)
Dj Orlando
DJ Hyde
DJ Joey Blayze
DJ Lux
DJ Timmy
DJ NohBody
DJ Tommy D
DJ White Momba (and Marathon runner)
DJ DeToto
DJ Todd C
DJ Jai-Money
DJ Legend
DJ Turbo Ted
More announcements to follow

FUN FACT:
C-Bus ranks 39th for the most tweets, on a list of cities worldwide that use Twitter. London was the tops followed by L.A., Chicago and New York. Tweet on Columbus!

ENTERTAINMENT:
Wanna see what ya missed (or see why you don’t follow me?) Tweets from ACAMA’s. In resending order, and notice all the different locations, never left m condo-IT AIN’T THAT BIG!!! Feel free to follow http://twitter.com/MattySexton

Been Tweeting all night, worn out. Good Night world!
4 minutes ago via web from Dublin Village, Dublin
HOOTIE! Darius rocking finale of 2010 ACAMAs. He is all emotional that’s what it’s all about and why I want to be part of it!
29 minutes ago via mobile web from Dublin Village, Dublin
Country music’s newest sweetheart Carrie Undwood gets Entertainer of year from Reba-forever country music’s sweetheart
32 minutes ago via mobile web from Muirfield Village, Dublin
Wait a minute….I HAVE THAT SHIRT
40 minutes ago via mobile web
I try to hate Keith Urban…but his songs hit home and he is so damn cool
41 minutes ago via mobile web
Think Josh has been drinking for awile tonight…but I am digging his jacket
about 1 hour ago via mobile web from Dublin Village, Dublin
Lotta love stories on video screens behind Reba during keep on lovin you, we all could learn from-especially my parents
about 1 hour ago via mobile web from Dublin Village, Dublin
Think B&D got a gift. Plus song used was a “Trio” with Billy Gibbs. BUT they are legends that I enjoy and am a fan of
about 1 hour ago via mobile web from Dublin Village, Dublin
Sound techs may need a new job after this
about 1 hour ago via mobile web from Dublin Village, Dublin
Brooks & Dunn true professionals anyone in the biz can learn from. Handled tech problems and just rolled with it.
about 1 hour ago via mobile web from Dublin Village, Dublin
Brad Paisley a true talent, funny dude…and great person (plus I have had a crush on his wife since Father of The Bride)
about 1 hour ago via mobile web from Dublin Village, Dublin
The jacuzzi effect was pretty cool
about 1 hour ago via mobile web from Indian Run Meadows, Dublin
I agree with Brad Paisley…I too have a love affair with water PLUS we both wear our shirts took tight.
about 1 hour ago via mobile web from Indian Run Meadows, Dublin
Country Music has great stories. So far best story has been “Pedigree” shelter dog comercial
about 1 hour ago via mobile web from Dublinshire, Dublin
If I had any talent people would tell TIM, “hey that is a Matt hat” but I have no talent
1 hour ago via mobile web from Dublinshire, Dublin
Tim is one of the cool ones, but wonder did he steal my hat or vice versa. If you look at timeline not that out of question
1 hour ago via mobile web from Muirfield Drive, Dublin
Carrie that was cool…refreshing to hear someone outside of sports or rap music thank God!
about 1 hour ago via mobile web from Dublinshire, Dublin
Temporary home…great song and reminder to find hope and strength in ANY situation. Glad the girl who brought “Jesus Take Wheel” came back
about 2 hours ago via mobile web from Dublin Village, Dublin
Barbie Doll…fun song but a duet train wreck. This is the year for duets that have gone too far
about 2 hours ago via mobile web from Dublin Village, Dublin
I guess humanitarian award does not apply to illegal hunting, or cheating on your spouses. So I guess Congrats Montgomery Gentry
about 2 hours ago via mobile web from Dublinshire, Dublin
Memory brought back some great moments from my childhood. I may not want to live there…but it did shape me
about 2 hours ago via mobile web from Indian Run Meadows, Dublin
Is Jason Aldean wearing “Guy-Liner?” If so…NO ONE can make fun of me ever again for doing that onstage!!!
about 2 hours ago via web from Dublin Village, Dublin
Crazy Town-written about many…would like to think me as well!
about 2 hours ago via web from Dublin Village, Dublin
There goes the A sweep, but congrats Miranda-awesome album. Some say one of the best ever?
about 2 hours ago via web from Dublin Village, Dublin
The only thing “Unstoppable” are Rascal Flatts EGO’s!!!
about 2 hours ago via web from Dublin Village, Dublin
This is fun when I tweet from a different room, twitter gives a whole new location. My place AIN’t that big
about 2 hours ago via mobile web from Park Place, Upper Arlington
No, no, no…don’t play American Honey! I wanna hear Need You Now…I DRINK American Honey, but NEED someone (not even drunk or 1/4 after1)
about 2 hours ago via mobile web from Dublinshire, Dublin
Taylor is VERY talented but did you notice how hairy her arms are?
about 2 hours ago via mobile web from Dublin Village, Dublin
…great now every “sweet 16” chick I dj for will want to “fly in” like Taylor Swift!
about 2 hours ago via mobile web from Dublin Village, Dublin
Did LL pen that rhyme on the fly? God I hope not
about 2 hours ago via mobile web from Dublinshire, Dublin
Miranda seemed a little teary eyed she did not win?
about 3 hours ago via mobile web from Dublinshire, Dublin
…and joe Nichols gets “chauch” of night award
about 3 hours ago via mobile web from Dublinshire, Dublin
Beautiful song about a beautiful person. Toby and Dave Koz…truly a diverse “country” show also with Cher, and LL Cool J.
about 3 hours ago via mobile web from Dublinshire, Dublin
Laura Bell Bundy let me use her bathroom when I was sick-bet she didn’t use when I was done
about 3 hours ago via mobile web from Indian Run Meadows, Dublin
#Lady A will sweep?
about 3 hours ago via mobile web from Dublinshire, Dublin
Did Kenny just lipsinc?
about 3 hours ago via mobile web from Indian Run Meadows, Dublin
And I watching at home on MY couch
about 3 hours ago via mobile web from Indian Run Meadows, Dublin
About an hour checked today’s voicemail…”dude we have a room for you and tixx to awards, get to Vegas flight researved”
about 3 hours ago via mobile web from Indian Run Meadows, Dublin

YOU DA MAN:
Golfer’s honesty costs him chance at playoff win
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — Brian Davis couldn’t deny what he saw and knew he was honor-bound to tell the world.
Davis ticked a loose reed during his backswing Sunday on the first playoff hole, calling a two-stroke penalty on himself that gave Jim Furyk a victory at the Verizon Heritage.
“It’s just awkward to see it happen at such a key moment in the golf tournament,” Furyk said. “Awkward for him to lose that way, and a little awkward for me to win.”
Davis immediately asked for PGA Tour tournament director Slugger White and shared what he saw on the shot. White consulted with officials who checked TV replays and confirmed Davis’ worst fear: His violation cost him a chance at his first PGA Tour victory.
What Davis lost on the course will be regained in his reputation for his honorable act, White said.
“That will come back to him spades, tenfold,” White said.
That was little consolation for Davis, who rolled in a clutch 18-footer for birdie on his final regulation hole to catch Furyk and force overtime.
Davis’ troubles began with his approach, a wayward 7-iron that hit the left edge of the green, rattled off the rocks boarding Calibogue Sound and settled among some grass, twigs and reeds.
Davis’ error, a violation of rule 13.4 against moving a loose impediment during a takeaway, was indiscernible but for slow motion replays.
“It was one of those things I thought I saw movement out of the corner of my eye. And I thought we’d check on TV, and indeed there was movement,” Davis said.
He immediately conceded victory to Furyk, who putted out for his 15th PGA Tour win and second since March.
Furyk didn’t know what to do at first. He raised his putter and tipped his cap to the cheering and confused crowd, then embraced his children who ran to meet their championship dad.
“I want to react to the crowd and kind of wave and let them know, that ‘Hey, I’m excited,”‘ Furyk said. “But I don’t want it to take away from Brian.”
Furyk earned $1,026,000 million, finally tasting victory at Harbour Town after posting two seconds and a fourth since 2005.
Davis earned $615,000 for his fourth second-place finish on the PGA Tour.
“To have the tournament come down that way is definitely not the way I wanted to win,” Furyk said. “It’s obviously a tough loss for him and I respect and admire what he did.”
Davis nearly won in regulation, his approach to his final hole scaring the cup before settling 18 feet away. His birdie putt had just enough steam to drop in and keep hope of a breakthrough win alive.
Moments later, the playoff was done with Davis’ self-imposed violation, something inconceivable in most other sports, where competitors take pride in getting every edge they can.
“He’s class, first class,” White said.
Davis held a one-shot lead over Furyk with four holes left when things began to go wrong. Davis had back-to-back bogeys on the 15th and 16th holes to slip behind the ultra-steady Furyk.
Davis shot a 68 and, like Furyk, ended with four rounds in the 60s.
Bo Van Pelt (69) and Luke Donald (70) were two shots further back in third.
Camilo Villegas (70) headed a group another stroke behind.
The final round wasn’t nearly as crazy as the third – Furyk still had the lead when he teed off on No. 1 unlike Saturday. Still, the charge was on to go as low as possible and take control.
Heath Slocum, two behind at the start, had birdies on the second, fourth and six holes to catch Furyk.
Former champion Aaron Baddeley tied Furyk at 11 under. But a triple-bogey 7 on No. 8 – Baddeley drove out of bounds – ended his chance of a second title.
By the middle of the back nine, it was down to Furyk and Davis.
Furyk missed a 15-foot par putt on the 10th to drop into a tie with Davis, his playing partner.
The world’s sixth-ranked player moved back in front two holes later with 5-footer for birdie. However, Davis caught him once more on the 13th hole after making a 12-foot birdie putt and Furyk failing to covert one from half that distance.
Davis moved in front on the par-3 14th when Furyk landed over the green, chipped 12 feet past the cup and was short on his attempt at par.
But things were again tied a hole later, as Davis didn’t make a 6-foot putt to save par, setting the dramatic finish.

QUOTES:
God made woman beautiful and foolish; beautiful, that man might love her; and foolish, that she might love him”

“I am not put on this earth to have people like me, but I may have been put here to learn to like everyone”
In regards to his pick for 2012 Republican Ticket; “I would say Mitt Romney for President, Tim Pawlenty for VP and their bumper sticker could be “a Mitt and a Paw but no hand out for you”.-Dennis Miller

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.– John Wooden

The essential thing is not knowledge, but character. – Joseph Le Conte

TO DO:
FRIDAY:
OzZy Tribute Band, Speak of The Devil is at Captain Jacks (This is a show not to be missed)

Nate McDonough Duo is at Papa Boo’s

Hillbilly Deluxe is at Captain Woody’s

Tim McGraw bring the Southern Voice tour to Nationwide Arena with ACAMA Superstars, Lady Antebellum. For more info http://www.nationwidearena.com

Join my Buddies John Boy Crenshaw will be giving those in attendance a chance to WIN Meet & Greet Passes and DJ Orlando (fillin’ in for Matt Sexton) spinnin’ all your favorite Lady A, Tim McGraw, and Love & Theft Music, with Ice Cold Beer specials and HOT food specials!!! All AT Frog Bear Wild Boar Bar.
The Tim McGraw Pre-Party is kicking off Friday Country Nights at Frog Bear Wild Boar Bar.

Jordin Sparks plays the Newport Music Hall. For more info http://www.promowestproductions.com

SATURDAY:
It is the BIGGEST SPRING GAME IN THE COUNTRY…and Across The Field is having the BIGGEST YEAR in OUR Brief History. They WANT TO THANK YOU THE CUSTOMERS BY THROWING A HUGE Customer Appreciation Tailgate Party.
NO COVER, Free food hamburgers/hot dogs-if your really lucky maybe a steak;) DJ Joey Blayze (Pinch hitting for Matt Sexton), spinning all your favorite tunes to get you “nutty,” and of course the game on the big screen t.v!
NEED MORE? FREE ticket give away to The Spring Game, AND FREE shirt giveaway, All you have to do is show up!!!!!
PLUS THEY HAVE PARKING with just a short walk to the game.
All at Across The Field 2781 Olentangy River Rd (Olentangy and Ackerman)
It all kicks off Saturday April 24, at 10am!
O-H!?!?

The Jack plays Captain Jack’s

John Andrews plays Papa Boo’s

Left of Center plays Captain Woody’s

Beatlemania Now at The Ohio Theater. For more info http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/050044528A713384?artistid=850413&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=1

Rock & Worship Roadshow at The Value City Arena at the Jerome Schottenstein Center with MercyMe, Family Force 5, Francesca Battistelli, Fee, Remedy Drive and Sidewalk Prophets. For more info http://www.schottensteincenter.com

FUNNIES:
ALL WEEKEND:
“Metro Jethro,” Jon Reep, plays The Funny Bone at Easton Town Center

SUNDAY:
Sunday Night Live with SNL’s, Andy Samberg at The Ohio Union. For more info http://www.ohiounion.osu.edu

IN THEATERS:
DATE MOVIE ‘The Back-up Plan’ starring Jennifer Lopez, rated “PG-13.” We will just say timing is everything when it comes to relationships…and families.

The Action packed, ‘The Losers’ rated “PG-13.”

MY PICK OF THE WEEK (suggest IMAX Theater) Disneynature’s ‘Oceans,’ narrated by Pierce Brosnan, rated “G.” Take a look at what is UNDER the Ocean in this follow up to Disneynatures ‘Earth.

DVD:
‘Lovely Bones’ rated “PG-13”

MY PICK OF THE WEEK: ‘Crazy Heart’ staring Oscar winner Jeff Bridges. This is a GREAT Soundtrack, and an amazing story!

The most over-hyped movie since ‘Titanic,’ ‘Avatar’ Hey James Cameron is I wanted to watch blue people in a made up story-in the woods, that I could not believe…I would watch re-runs of the “Smurfs.” Avatar (timed to be released on “Earth Day”) is rated “PG-13.”

ON THE MUSIC SHELVES:
David Ball releases “Sparkle City”

AC/DC is featured on the “Iron Man 2 Sndtrk”

For the “Tweens” and lonely Middle Age Women, “Glee Cast Glee: The Music, the Power of Madonna”
AND My Buddy Jimmy Buffett releases a 2 CD set of “Encores” from the 2009/2010 Tour. These are intimate songs with Jimmy, maybe Mac and just a guitar. The REAL way to hear Jimmy. Only available at Wal-Mart

COMING SOON:
EVERY WEDS Ladies Night at Largo’s Pub

EVERY FRIDAY $3.00 Country Night at Frog Bear Wild Boar Bar (no cover, most items $3.00, and all your favorite Country and Southern Rock Jams)

May 1st Capital City Half Marathon
Thursday May 5th Lima Company Appreciation Party

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