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  • in reply to: New 11-Story Office Building in The Short North #1100481
    paul.szuter
    paul.szuter
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    Thank you Nancy!! :)

    in reply to: New 11-Story Office Building in The Short North #1100414
    paul.szuter
    paul.szuter
    Participant

    Haha! Thank you! :)

    in reply to: New 11-Story Office Building in The Short North #1100407
    paul.szuter
    paul.szuter
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    Has anyone heard anything on this? Has it been approved? (Sorry, I couldn’t find original Messageboard thread…)

    https://www.columbusunderground.com/new-short-north-office-building

    paul.szuter
    paul.szuter
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    Wow, I definitely wasn’t expecting to get such in-depth answers, haha. Thank you!

    paul.szuter
    paul.szuter
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    Does anyone have any information on this? Why is it taking so long – it was proposed in 2013…

    in reply to: Is Ohio a Southern state? #1089368
    paul.szuter
    paul.szuter
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    I may sound like an idiot, but here’s how I see it:

    Officially, Ohio is a northern state, geographically speaking. However, I view Ohio as a microcosm of the US as a whole. Cincinnati feels much more southern, and mostly everyone I’ve met from Cinci does too… While Cleveland feels much more northern/east coast as far as ethnicities/buildings etc., goes. You also get more of that northern/midwestern pronunciation. Whereas Columbus feels “central”. We have a very neutral accent and it’s not very distinctive.

    But yeah, no, we are not 100% ‘southern’.

    in reply to: Anyone learning a second language? #1086043
    paul.szuter
    paul.szuter
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    Hello!

    Columbus is ridiculously German.

    If you are looking for German things to do, obviously there is a lot going on in German Village. I think you can find German speakers at the Columbus Maennerchor and there is the Ohio German Language School, which has classes for adults on Saturday mornings. There are events like Oktoberfest, or if you just want to surround yourself with German themed things/German music and food, you should definitely check out Wurst und Bier, Schmidt’s, Hofbräuhaus, and Jeurgen’s, amung others. Also, there is the meetup group from Meetup.com. I am not learning German (too seriously), but I have been studying French for about 3-4 years here in Columbus. If for some reason you would like some ideas for French things to do, let me know. That response would be twice as long! Haha.

    What could also be a good option is trying to immerse yourself in the language as much as possible by putting all of your accounts (Gmail, Facebook, Linkedin, etc.) in your target language. I also listen to podcasts on the way to work every morning because my commute is 20-30 minutes one-way depending on traffic. If it’s German you want, I suggest listening to Hintergrund (podcast) as well as reading Der Spiegel instead of an English newspaper. Try to get a pen pal, yaddah yaddah.

    Ohio German Language School: http://ohiogermanlanguageschool.org/
    Columbus Maennerchor: http://www.maennerchor.com/page1/page1.html
    Oktoberfest: http://www.columbusoktoberfest.com/
    Wurst und Bier: http://www.wurstundbier.com/
    Schmidt’s: http://www.schmidthaus.com/
    Hofbräuhaus: http://hofbrauhauscolumbus.com/
    Jeurgen’s: http://www.juergensbakery.com/
    Meetup.com: http://www.meetup.com/german-115/
    Der Spiegel: http://www.spiegel.de/

    As for Gaelic, I have no idea. Not a lot of people speak Gaelic, lololol.

    in reply to: The Kasich Governorship – News & Updates #1085820
    paul.szuter
    paul.szuter
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    vomit

    in reply to: Columbus Road Diets #1083903
    paul.szuter
    paul.szuter
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    Am I the only one who thought that this thread was going to be about what you eat in your car on your way to work? I was going to be all “some mornings I have a banana, and some days I eat a White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cliff Bar”. I am not a smart man.

    in reply to: Columbus, OH: The new Midwest #1082496
    paul.szuter
    paul.szuter
    Participant

    Now that is what I call a review!!

    in reply to: Pride Backlash #1082099
    paul.szuter
    paul.szuter
    Participant

    Oh, and down with Pittsburg (because hockey)!

    in reply to: Pride Backlash #1082098
    paul.szuter
    paul.szuter
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    I read that wrong, sorry! If you put it that way, I as well don’t understand why people seem upset about it. I can say with confidence that most people did have fun (well maybe not so much this year because of the rain!). I read over the petition though, and I think the idea of quarantining the children to a ‘family-oriented’ section is a little ridiculous.

    in reply to: Pride Backlash #1082089
    paul.szuter
    paul.szuter
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    I don’t consider our headliners to be any less significant than a pop star like Iggy Azalea. In 2014 we had George Takei, a very well known celebrity and civil rights advocate, and this year we had Obergefell, who is representing the movement for national gay marriage. That is HUGE, and don’t underestimate them because they may not be on the current Top Ten Countdown…
    For anyone to decry “less LGBTQ-centric vendors” is ridiculous… Why not be happy to have support from these companies?? They do amazing things for gays in America, and they are great allies. That’s like saying ‘I appreciate you for offering me $1,000, but I don’t want it because you’re not wearing a rainbow striped speedo.’ Besides, Delta is SO gay. http://www.delta.com/content/www/en_US/traveling-with-us/where-we-fly/destinations/lesbian-and-gay-travel.html
    I do not think the parade caters to ‘rich white gay men’ either… This year there were many people marching to support the Black community and bring awareness for racial inequality and brutality towards Blacks, especially by the police force. The Pride Parade is the perfect venue for people to express their views towards inequality, because that’s the whole point of the parade. This is for people to work for equality, no matter what.
    Honestly, Iggy tweeted something many years ago, when the majority of people used the word ‘gay’ with a negative connotation. That goes to show you how far mostly everyone has come, as it is no longer used in popular America, nor is saying something like “that’s retarded”.
    I think the Pride Parades around the country may become more and more relaxed as full equality is making great headway, because the parades started as a means to bring awareness and rally for support. Once we can all get married and adopt children and have 100% equal liberties and benefits, what will there be left, other than to celebrate being a minority? Maybe acceptance in the churches and such, but still…

    Honestly, you just sound like a rabble-rouser.

    in reply to: Columbus, OH: The new Midwest #1081179
    paul.szuter
    paul.szuter
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    Added for good measure.

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    in reply to: Columbus, OH: The new Midwest #1081173
    paul.szuter
    paul.szuter
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    I love that people are learning that Columbus exists, but I am growing tired of the holier-than-thou attitude most people have towards our city, state, and region. Some people brashly disregard Ohio and most of the Midwest as fly-over territory, regardless of the fact that the majority of them have not even been to the area. I used to catch flak even from Chicagoans for being from Ohio. I can’t Side Eye Chloe hard enough at this. The vast majority of articles written about Columbus begin with the sentiment of being ‘forced’ or ‘hesitant’ to go to Columbus, then discovering that it doesn’t live up to the negative stereotypes. How can Middle America be “cool”? Personally, as I am happy for these people who enjoy their visits to Columbus, I couldn’t care less about whether or not they approve of our city. “Do gay people even live there?” Really? REALLY? I know this is meant to be hyperbolic, but really? I feel though, this is especially the attitude of gays that come here. I admit that as a gay man, I may be more willing to be critical of this article, and this is my personal opinion, not that of everyone in Columbus. The one point in the article with which I can commiserate is the critique of the lack of a pinnacle symbol/monument which defines Columbus and gives it national recognition. Luckily we have all of the hard earned accolades already. Le sigh. Sorry if this sounded pretentious/incohesive… :/

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