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  • in reply to: Alternative to Time Warner? #223653

    dirtgirl
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    We’ve had WOW for 5 years and are very happy with it. But we also use Tivos, so we never interact with the guide or the DVR. All I know is that when you have a service problem, someone answers the phone right away (unlike TWC), and if necessary, comes to our house right away (unlike TWC). I’m willing to entertain the idea of AT&T, though I question how good it can be over a copper wire, but will never ever subscribe to Time Warner.

    in reply to: Local Orchards & Pumpkin Patches? #402702

    dirtgirl
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    If you are going for the pumpkins, I don’t really know. But if part of your goal is to take the kiddos for a fun day in the country, Leeds farm in Delaware county is great. There are zip lines, tractor rides, a play area for little tykes, a food concession and lots and lots of pumpkins and gourds for sale. I don’t even know if they do u-pick, so this might not be what you want, but it’s a really fun family activity.

    Great resource for finding u-pick farms and pumpkin patches is http://www.pickyourown.org –> you can look up Ohio, then pick Central/Columbus and get listings of farms by county with details on what crops they offer at what times of year. A lot of them have websites linked. There is also a separate link for pumpkin patches/corn mazes.

    have fun, this is my favorite time of year!

    in reply to: Bomb Threats – News & Discussion #400959

    dirtgirl
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    rus wrote >>

    dirtgirl wrote >>
    My guess is CPD got some suspicious package training recently that’s it’s itching to try out, and hey, overtime!.

    Bomb squad is CFD, not CPD.

    Ah… When I worked emergency mgmt in NYC, responsibility was always an area of contention between FDNY and NYPD. So quite frequently at package jobs, you’d see a cop arrest a fireman for interfering with a crime scene. knuckleheads.

    in reply to: Where to Live for 23 year old business professional moving to town? #400759

    dirtgirl
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    What about Grandview? He’s only going to be in town 3 days a week, it’s not like he can’t hop in a car to go to Short North. There’s a pretty lively entertainment district over there and it seems like there are tons of new apartment buildings. I just wonder if the price isn’t more reasonable. Unfortunately I can’t find prices for this place: http://www.themeridian-apts.com Aren’t there others?

    in reply to: Bomb Threats – News & Discussion #400951

    dirtgirl
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    My guess is CPD got some suspicious package training recently that’s it’s itching to try out, and hey, overtime!

    Also, I heard that in this case, the questionable item was a ringing blackberry that someone had packaged and put in the mail.

    in reply to: Pediatricians (am I getting old?) #400983

    dirtgirl
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    I really like Olentangy Pediatrics (http://olentangypeds.com/) at Knightsbridge and Jasonway. Our doctor is Irene Koesters and she’s incredibly sweet with the girls and always remembers things about them no matter how long it’s been. There are 6 doctors, total, and we’ve seen two of them and really like them.

    They have been great about getting us in to see the doctor the same day if I call in with a problem (weird skin rash 2x) and the nurses are available to answer all kinds of questions and give medical advice by phone.

    in reply to: Nice Family Friendly Dinner #345885

    dirtgirl
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    i have no such thing but it looks pretty handy assuming it straps to the chair

    in reply to: japanese street crepe cart to open this month #378433

    dirtgirl
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    The foodie cart people crack me up. They are always late setting up, don’t operate if there’s even an inkling of rain, and their “lunch” hours often start at 12:30 or 1pm and now they’re doing breakfast at 9:30? Maybe it’s just me, but most days I’ve already eaten by that time.

    I do love them and plan to eat it again and again, but for entrepreneurs, they have a strong slacker streak.

    in reply to: Nice Family Friendly Dinner #345883

    dirtgirl
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    It’s funny, I really like taking the kids to loud places. Sometimes they make inappropriate noises, bang their sippy cups on the table, etc. The noisier, the better. I don’t want to take them to the Refectory and disturb some poor sap’s big engagement dinner or anything. We like BW3 as a casual weekend lunch spot for just this reason.

    And our kids are nearly too big for highchairs, but it’s the only way we can strap them down so they don’t wander the restaurant. Maybe I should just bring bungee cords :)

    in reply to: Any Definitive happy hour food special lists? #399221

    dirtgirl
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    if such a thing doesn’t exist, I hope someone creates it. Here are some I know of:

    Barrio 2-for-1 tapas on Tuesdays
    Rigsby’s $1 oysters on Mondays and 3 for $10 bar snacks (every day I think)
    Burgundy Room $6 tapas from 4-8 pm
    Worthington Inn 1/2 price bar snacks from 4-7 pm

    in reply to: Nice Family Friendly Dinner #345876

    dirtgirl
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    I saw an exchange on Twitter that indicated Dirty Franks does not have any high chairs. Maybe they have boosters, I don’t know, but FYI for parents of small kids or wiggle worms who need to be strapped in.

    We had a great dinner with two toddlers last night at Marcella’s at Polaris. And another great lunch at the Clintonville Aladdin’s. Both were very accommodating and offered good food options (including fresh fruit) for kids. Highly recommended.

    in reply to: JobsOhio / Ohio Department of Development – News & Updates #397544

    dirtgirl
    Participant

    SamuraiJack wrote >>
    I still think we shoudl tax to go food and remove sales tax on clothing items under $100

    It’s so bizarre that on a bag of candy or a triple latte, there is no tax. Do we think the people of Ohio, when they wrote the prohibition on taxing food in the Constitution, really had that in mind?

    It’s also so bizarre to me that you don’t pay tax on the exact same restaurant food if you get it to go.

    in reply to: JobsOhio / Ohio Department of Development – News & Updates #397541

    dirtgirl
    Participant

    the best part is how in the press gaggle following this announcement, he bragged to reporters that not only would these quasi-public officials be paid hefty salaries and bonuses, he would not disclose the amounts.

    link to video[/url]

    Seriously, a guy who’s been criticized for not disclosing his bonuses is telling the pro-transparency media he’s going to hide from them how public funds are being spent. His campaign manager should get a bonus for keeping him from opening his mouth.

    Also, supposedly it doesn’t work in Florida[/url].

    in reply to: Nice Family Friendly Dinner #345873

    dirtgirl
    Participant

    We have twin 2-year olds, so we always have to think about the logistics of getting 2 highchairs. Here are places that have worked really well for us and have been accommodating:

    Banana Bean
    BW3
    Cuco’s
    Aladdin’s (picky eaters could have the cheese pita with fruit)
    Dewey’s Pizza
    Planks on Parsons
    Villa Nova (though the food isn’t the best)
    Spaghetti Warehouse (the food here is awful, IMO)
    Taj Mahal (not a good fit for picky eaters, sadly)

    I’m intrigued by the people saying Dirty Franks. I’ve never tried – do they have high chairs/boosters? The other Lessner spots have those high tables with barstools, which you can’t really strap a 2 year old to.

    in reply to: Your First Day as a Vegan? #394292

    dirtgirl
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    The thing that turns me off to vegan (vs vegetarian) cooking is all the synthetic/processed ingredients it requires you to use. Fake eggs, margarine, veganaise… Can’t imagine what types of chemicals are required to make the texture work in those things. Obviously I’m missing the point about animal welfare (but I buy from local small dairies whenever possible), but I’d rather eat real food. The other problem is that a lot of the recipes require using nuts and my kids are allergic.

    But all that said, Veganomicon is a great cookbook if you anyone is looking to get started. I got it on Amazon.

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