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  • in reply to: The Bourbon Thread #284444

    countessbranca
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    I also second the Four Roses endorsement. I learned at a seminar with their distiller that their whiskies do indeed have a higher rye content than many other bourbons.

    in reply to: The Bourbon Thread #284443

    countessbranca
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    I’m hoping Manifesto is making the Sazerac in the traditional manner (with a sugar cube), making it sometimes difficult to alter the sweetness. If they are indeed making them with syrup (shudder), then I guess it would be an easy fix. However it’s made, the more folks drinking whiskey the better!

    in reply to: Maybe Looking for A House… #537951

    countessbranca
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    The Karl-Cooke/N. Linden area has tons of cheap houses on huge lots. Ours is .25 acre and we are really happy with how quiet the neighborhood is (I had my doubts at first). The neighborhood is mostly cozy 50s-era houses, lots of mature trees, and a lot of schools. It’s not walkable, but it’s surprisingly easy and quick to get to most parts of the city. The proximity to 161 might also be a boon for your commute (if you work in Granville). I suggest looking around there!

    in reply to: weird/unique sports #537429

    countessbranca
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    Bucketdeath!

    Two upside down buckets that have been filled with cement (for weight and stability) and a long rope or strap. Two people stand on the buckets, far enough away for there to be only little slack in the rope. Then pull! First person to fall off their bucket loses. It’s surprisingly strategic.

    in reply to: What are the Jared protesters protesting? #537135

    countessbranca
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    They had protested my father’s business (a small independent construction company). In that case it was simply pressure on his proudly non-union company to unionize rather than a particular labor dispute. It’s my understanding that they just go down the list of non-union companies and stand in front of them until they get tired and move on to the next.

    in reply to: The Bourbon Thread #284416

    countessbranca
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    I’ve fallen in love with Elmer T. Lee Bourbon. It’s affordable, and has replaced Maker’s in my liquor cabinet for folks who like the ‘sweeter’ whiskeys. Good stuff.

    in reply to: Backyard Chickens in Columbus? #214728

    countessbranca
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    Schoolboy said:
    Very cool thread. Definitely going this route for the first time this year. I’m thinking a chicken coop on wheels to push around the yard. Keep from killing the grass and to fertilize. Not sure if anyone has tried that or not. Would love to hear input.

    What you’re thinking is called a Chicken Tractor. A great option! But you’d have to have a part of the coop with an impervious floor and a way to lock up the hens (for protection’s sake and also per City regulation).

    in reply to: Backyard Chickens in Columbus? #214722

    countessbranca
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    For those of us who live in areas that lie outside of the City of Columbus’ jurisdiction (in townships or otherwise ‘unincorporated Franklin county’), the current county code prohibits backyard chickens in lots under 1 acre. BUT! There is work under way to change these restrictions. Below is a link to a current draft of the proposed amendments, allowing for chickens, ducks, and rabbits under certain parameters. The draft is being reviewed and commented upon by local stakeholders, and the gentleman working on this issue is welcoming letters of support and/or comments on the draft resolution from individual residents as well. Please send Matt Brown an email ([email protected]) so that everyone in Franklin county can raise chickens!

    http://development.franklincountyohio.gov/projects/chickens-ducks-rabbits/doc/Draft_Chicken_Duck_Rabbit_Amendment_1-29-13.pdf

    in reply to: Med Student Looking for Apt #532649

    countessbranca
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    This one seems nice. $750, quaint neighborhood, allows dogs.

    http://columbus.craigslist.org/apa/3583907848.html

    in reply to: Credit Unions Vs. Banks #234734

    countessbranca
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    I’ve recently been finalizing my switch from a corporate bank to an online bank (Ally). I’ve been debating for a while, but atrociously small interest rates, recent additions of monthly fees to my checking accounts, and absolutely no reward or incentive for loyalty at my current finally has me making the switch. Ally requires you to also have an account at a ‘brick and mortar’ bank, so I’ve also considered Kemba or other local credit unions for this purpose.

    Has anyone else had positive (or negative) experiences with this bank or other online banks?

    in reply to: Lucky's Farmers Market – New Grocery Store in Clintonville #530426

    countessbranca
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    I think this will be a boon for the neighborhood. While it’s a bit close to other small markets (Weiland’s, Clintonville Community Market), I think that those are niche-y enough to survive. If anything, the increase in local competition might result in improvement in those markets, too.

    Being located on the busline might also bring business down from Worthington and up from the campus/downtown area, or at least until the Hills location downtown fills the gap.

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