I'll Miss You--OHIO

Friday, August 18, 2006 8:09 AM
That is hilarious! People's geographical literacy never ceases to amaze me!
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Friday, August 18, 2006 8:25 AM
I've been away from home (Ohio) since 1998. My wife and I miss it terribly but for what I do, Florida is the place to be. But, there is no denying that the midwesterners of Ohio are some of the best folks in the country.

Every time we go "home" it is as if a weight is lifted off of us when we get out of the airport. Now, I don't miss the snow so much, but Ohio has it all. Great amusement parks, great lakes, great natural areas, great cities, decent professional sports and I could go on and on.

That old adage: the grass is always greener....really does apply if you live in Ohio. I've lived all over the country but Ohio is the heart of it all.

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Friday, August 18, 2006 10:09 AM
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Incidentalist said:She told me how she enjoyed her drive through Ohio. I inquired as to where she was going. She responded with Seattle. I asked where she was driving from. She responded, "Colorado." Over the next 15 minutes I tried desperately to convince her that she had not driven through Ohio on that trip unless they were REALLY lost.

It'd called the "scenic route". ;)

Have to say, all the geography classes in the world still couldn't seem to put Chicago as far south as it really is....I think this last trip may have finally fixed my internal atlas, though...:~P

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Friday, August 18, 2006 12:39 PM
Wahoo:

Actually, the place where the grass is always greener would be Marysville, where they have nothing better to do than watch the grass grow. :)

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

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Friday, August 18, 2006 1:34 PM
States that begin and end with vowels are pretty much interchangable.
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Friday, August 18, 2006 1:46 PM
RatherGoodBear displays his ignorance of the U.S. - $5 says he's never been to Iowa.
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Friday, August 18, 2006 2:05 PM
Yeah schools and the economy suck here. I live five minutes outside of cleveland south of where it really starts to get into the rougher neighborhoods, but the commute in the morning isnt as bad as say large cities like chicago, and lousiville for that matter.

Ohio really is great if you live near a big city because things are always happening here. Even though sports suck besides lebron we always are following everything intently.

As far as amusment parks go call it a blessing because really you get attached to them. I myself grew up thinking Geauga Lake was the best thing ever until i was about 16 when cedar point became a big thing. But if you wanna base it on amusement parks we really do live close to some good ones, considering how i would think of the ones i have been to, that Kennywood and Holiday world are just beyond the Geauga Lakes and Kings Islands of this world because they do it right. Which makes me travel to these places, but nothing beats driving a half hour to GL or an hour to CP.


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Friday, August 18, 2006 2:19 PM
Ohio sports suck?

Reds are playoff contenders this year. Bengals were in the playoffs last year. Indians suck this year but have made runs for the playoffs and the championship several times over the last decade. The Buckeyes football team is ranked No. 1 this year. The Dayton Dragons is one of the most popular minor-league baseball teams in the nation, and the Columbus and Toledo minor-league teams either just have brand-new downtown stadiums or are getting them soon.

And you mentioned the Cavs, who were in the playoffs last year.

So I'd say sports in Ohio are doing pretty darn well.


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Friday, August 18, 2006 3:05 PM
Ohio sports suck because they turn a large portion of the population into irritating bumbling meatheads.

Dealing with the Buckeye crap is one of the big negatives about Columbus (and Ohio in general).

But I wonder how many meatheads are football enthusiasts and how many of them just like to paint their face red and scream. :)

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Friday, August 18, 2006 3:35 PM
I think you mean "scarlet."

Wait, did I just prove your point? ;)

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Friday, August 18, 2006 4:49 PM
Don't call them football enthusiasts. They're people who just happen to like football.

I have two Iowa quarters, Den. Is that close enough? And do planes from Pittsburgh to San Diego fly over Iowa? Does that count?

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Friday, August 18, 2006 11:40 PM

Jeff said:
The 3.5 major metro areas (Akron/Canon being the ".5") in Ohio are actually pretty good places to live, especially if you're a home buyer right now. Cost of living is low, and the only real negative is the two or three months of winter that annoy me.

I can't let this go by. Ohio has more than 3.5 major metro areas. Just because I-71 doesn't go through them and they don't start with a "C" doesn't exclude Toledo and Dayton. Toledo is bigger than Akron/Canton.

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Saturday, August 19, 2006 2:19 AM
I paint myself scarlet and gray for the games! :)

O - H


To those people that tell me that "You Ohio State fans think your better than everyone." It's because we are. :)
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Saturday, August 19, 2006 5:39 AM
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Den said:
You know, as much flak as Ohio gets in pop culture, it's really a nice place to live. It's got lots of different kinds of natural beauty; you're never far from an urban center; it's easy to get anywhere you want to go; and of course, the abundance of amusement parks.

Good luck in ... wherever it is you're moving to!


Plus you guys have no food tax. No wonder West Virginians who live on or near the border grocery shop on Ohio. ;)

-Tina

*** Edited 8/19/2006 9:45:06 AM UTC by coasterqueenTRN***

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Saturday, August 19, 2006 9:26 AM
Good point about the food tax.
I was surprised when we went to North Carolina a couple of years ago that they tax everything, including milk. The sales tax was 11%! robbery...

I live in Cleveland and hate the sports teams here. One good thing about the fans: When they riot after a game and smash storefront windows, 9 out of 10 of those windows have vacancy signs in them.
:)


Great Lakes Brewery Patron...

-Mark

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Saturday, August 19, 2006 12:53 PM
Not only is Toledo larger than Dayton and Akron/Canton, it's going to be larger than Cincinnati by the next census, according to estimates.

I guess if you lived in the WV panhandle, you could shop for food in Ohio, and shop for clothing in Pennsylvania - no tax on clothes there!


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Saturday, August 19, 2006 4:07 PM

Den said:
You know, as much flak as Ohio gets in pop culture, it's really a nice place to live. It's got lots of different kinds of natural beauty; you're never far from an urban center; it's easy to get anywhere you want to go; and of course, the abundance of amusement parks.

Good luck in ... wherever it is you're moving to! :)


My sister moved from Los Angeles to Cleveland a few years back. She's happy she left L.A. but sad she's in Ohio ;)

My brother moved to Cleveland and likes it.

I stayed in L.A. For me, it's got some nice parks to visit but I'm glad I don't live there.

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Saturday, August 19, 2006 4:21 PM
yeah that no food tax is amazing... kinda shocked when you are on the road and need a quick fix, go to a mcdonalds, and pay a dollar for things on the dollar menu.
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Saturday, August 19, 2006 5:12 PM
You still have to pay tax on the soda and other drinks.

I don't understand the draw of L.A. I've been there three times, and apart from the beachs and the Hills, it seems like a pretty barren, ugly part of the country... and the pollution and the cost of living... nothing could ever convince me to move there.


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Saturday, August 19, 2006 5:28 PM
coasterqueenTRN's avatar ^I love visiting Los Angeles, and Cleveland for that matter. :)

-Tina

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