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  • in reply to: Has your debit card number been stolen recently? #316263

    dirtgirl
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    I heard about a similar thing happening to a group of state employees who work downtown. The only thing they could find in common was that they had all eaten (and paid) at the same downtown restaurant.

    The thing that really bothers me is that this is obviously organized crime, whether the card numbers are being swiped at a restaurant or not. But my colleague who told me about this said he tried to report it to the Columbus PD (identity theft is a crime), they basically blew him off. You’d think with all the similarities between the cases, prosecutors (perhaps working with the FBI) could build a pretty substantial case. But they don’t even bother. And the banks don’t want to report it because they would rather not bring themselves bad publicity. Meanwhile some asshole in Russia gets rich.

    in reply to: Great Italian Restaurants in Columbus #310087

    dirtgirl
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    I’m very surprised not to see Basi or Rigsby’s listed yet.

    Giuseppe’s is also great.

    I’ve had mixed experiences with Giorgio, though to be honest, more dishes I tried were meh than were outstanding. It’s so close to me, though, that I might have to try it again.

    in reply to: Do you want to drink bloody marys before 1pm on Sundays? #274361

    dirtgirl
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    Better act fast- Senate amendments are due tomorrow. I wouldn’t be surprised if they offer an amendment to remove the House provision unless they hear from constituents. I would call now rather than write and tell the aide who answers how you feel.Talk about how it would affect your business.

    in reply to: Proposed Kroger gas station @ High & North Broadway #213442

    dirtgirl
    Participant

    I have to admit I really welcome the Get Go down the street, but that’s because Giant Eagle’s discount program is user-friendly and the design is nice (from the street you can’t really see a giant asphalt parking lot like you do now at Kroger).

    Based on the design of the store and their current lot, I have no faith in Kroger to design their gas station to be aesthetically pleasing or user friendly in terms of in-and-out traffic at an already screwed up intersection.

    in reply to: Basi in the Short North #201819

    dirtgirl
    Participant

    So do we know where the valets park the cars?

    We are going Saturday night for our first anniversary dinner. Yeah, it’s nothing fancy like the Refectory, but it’s where we ate with our families after our wedding, so it seemed like a fun tradition to start. Anything new on the menu worth checking out?

    in reply to: lawn mowing service? #208890

    dirtgirl
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    this isn’t a recommendation because I haven’t used him yet, but I found a guy on craigslist who is advertising $10-12/hr for basic yardwork and $20 for lawn mowing. I plan to have him come over this weekend and help me around the yard.

    here’s his ad: http://columbus.craigslist.org/lbs/698901677.html. There are lots of others on the “services offered” board. Just search for mowing.

    in reply to: A nice brunch/breakfast option with crepes? #206431

    dirtgirl
    Participant

    Late night crepes off a cart is a brilliant idea. Reminds me of Paris after you leave the clubs. She should set up shop in Short North on weekends and definitely at Comfest.

    Re: First Watch crepes… eh. They’re fine but they have a weird mixture of fruit in them (mostly bananas). I would personally expect either berries, or a buttery/lemon creme. mmmmm…. And yeah, no mimosas.

    in reply to: Ohio to ban pit bulls #202659

    dirtgirl
    Participant

    back on the original topic, an update from a Capitol Square news publication…

    Yates, Webster Announce Pit Bull Legislation

    State Reps. Tyrone K. Yates (D-Cincinnati) and Shawn Webster (R-Hamilton) Monday announced a joint effort to craft a comprehensive approach to Ohio’s pit bull issue.

    “I introduced legislation to ban pit bulls as a springboard for discussion on a vital public safety issue for Ohio,” Yates said. “Pit bulls raised in urban neighborhoods to be aggressive pose a threat to our children and our communities, and I am serious about stopping this dangerous practice.”

    Webster, a practicing veterinarian, agreed to work with Yates after the introduction of Yates’ HB568.

    Both representatives have a history of addressing vicious animal issues. Yates first engaged the pit bull issue as chair of the Cincinnati City Council Law and Public Safety Committee in the mid 1990’s. Webster is sponsor of HB366, which removes pit bulls from the definition of “vicious dogs.”

    “I appreciate Rep. Yates’ willingness to work on compromise language together,” Webster said. “Many pit bulls are good family pets owned by responsible people. Local communities should be able to decide what is best for their residents, and I believe there should be exceptions made for responsibly-owned, good-citizen pit bulls.”

    Hundreds of people have called or emailed both representatives about their respective legislation. Several cities – including Cincinnati, Toledo and Lakewood – have responded to a series of pit bull attacks by considering restrictions or outright bans on the breed.

    “My goal has never been to seize family pets,” Yates said. “We want to address this danger to our urban areas while respecting the rights of responsible dog owners. I’m glad constituents have contacted me about their concerns as we engage in this important dialogue, which will hopefully lead to comprehensive legislation protecting gentle family pets while putting a stop to the violent training of pit bulls.”

    Story originally published in The Hannah Report on June 2, 2008. Copyright 2008 Hannah News Service, Inc.

    in reply to: Favorite liquor store? #205905

    dirtgirl
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    to be clear, prices at all liquor stores are not necessarily the same. there is a MINIMUM price they all must charge. But they can go as high above that as they want (and those liquor profits get shared with the state, and will help to repay bonds to stimulate the economy according to the bipartisan jobs package passed last week… so drink up and create some jobs!)

    in reply to: Ohio to ban pit bulls #202542

    dirtgirl
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    Mercurius wrote There have been 921 bills introduced by this General Assembly. 850 of which will never see the light of day, this is one of them.

    +1 Seriously, Tyrone Yates introduced about ten bills last week, and the General Assembly is about to leave for the summer. They will probably come back for a short lame duck session after the elections, then the GA is dissolved and all the bills go away and require re-introduction. I don’t see this bill as a priority in a Republican-led legislature in a short session post-November. In other words, don’t panic people. There was also a bill introduced to banish the income tax and another that would legalize medical marijuana. Much as it may disappoint everyone, I’m pretty sure those will not go anywhere either :)

    in reply to: Cafe Lola @ Broad and High news? #163028

    dirtgirl
    Participant

    FYI, not that it’s particularly good, but i just read today on the Right Now Downtown newsletter that Cafe Napolitano is extending their hours to 8pm Weds-Sat. Hopefully it’ll catch on.

    in reply to: Cafe Lola @ Broad and High news? #163025

    dirtgirl
    Participant

    That’s an odd response. Office workers have to eat somewhere, and I’m not sure why you would relegate us to only having anonymous choices unworthy of note. We appreciate good food too.

    As someone who often works past 5, it bothers me too that many places downtown close at 3 or 4. Try grabbing a quick bite between meetings at 6:30 pm! You’re pretty much stuck with the vending machines in the Statehouse basement.

    Seems like unless we support these new places by going for lunch, they won’t have much reason to try opening at other times.

    in reply to: Cafe Lola @ Broad and High news? #163017

    dirtgirl
    Participant

    Just ate there today. It was very good and service was quick, as advertised. The choices are almost overwhelming – large selections of salads, wraps, paninis, sandwiches and thin pizzas. Also has a breakfast menu. The place was packed at noon but lots of people were waiting to take-out and tables opened fairly quickly.

    Can’t wait for the soup place!

    in reply to: Columbus Underground 5th Birthday – Nov 8 #114669

    dirtgirl
    Participant

    damn, not only did I miss it, I didn’t even read about it until a week after it happened! just goes to show i have been WAY too buried by the whole political/election sillyness which has become my life (fortunately my guy won his race, which sadly means i’ll probably continue the crazy hours).

    i really want to come if there’s a next time! glad you guys had a good time.

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