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  • in reply to: I have some free craft items #706002

    stinkybomb
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    You could always drop these supplies off at Wholly Craft.
    They house the Supply Closet in their basement.
    It’s a treasure trove of random/donated craft supplies. People can name their own price for the gently used craft-me-downs.

    in reply to: New Vets Memorial Planned for Scioto Peninsula #536796

    stinkybomb
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    In my most professional voice, balls.

    It definitely served it’s purposes as a venue and as an event space. Vets certainly had it’s own set of issues as well but what a shame to tear down.

    in reply to: Looking to chat with some Merion Village folks #552696

    stinkybomb
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    I have lived in Merion Village for close to 10 years now. We have a very large house, which will be hitting the market in a week if you want to see it!?

    We have personally only experienced petty theft, a car window smashed, our a/c unit was stripped of copper, our garage was recently tagged. I have had no issues of walking around in the daytime. We walk our daughter to school, take the dog for walks, ride our bikes without any real issues. There seems to be more loitering by individuals or kids in the evening. While we don’t actively walk around much at night, we have had late night fires and can sit on the porch without any real issues. We also tend to be the kind of people who are always aware of our environment regardless if we are in MV or Upper Arlington. Things can go sour regardless of where you are.
    But we do have issues, gunfire, middle of the night drunken fights in the middle of the street. Day hookers (not so much at night?) and everyone uses the alleys as a sidewalk! I’ve never understood that.
    We are on the south end of Merion Village about a block away from Explorers Club. There are more rentals in the area. We have finally put the house on the market for many reasons. We have 2 kids, want to be closer to our production spaces and want something new. Our house is awesome, most of our neighbors are great and a part of me is sad to move.
    Like I said if you want to check out our house we’d be happy to show it to you Twixlen is our Realtor and she can hook you up.

    in reply to: Vacant/Abandoned Buildings in Columbus – News & Updates #431395

    stinkybomb
    Participant

    I read that heading as Vacation/Abandoned homes. I could not have been more wrong.

    in reply to: Raising Kids in The City #548338

    stinkybomb
    Participant

    fensterbme – we must be sending our kindergarten aged kid to the same school.

    Our daughter starts school on Monday. Let me say it’s been a huge let down for me, up to this point. I’ve had to call 5 times in 2 weeks just to get an idea of what should be expected of me. We were given a supply list at an ice cream social, which I only learned about during one of the 5 calls. The teacher experience so far has been lack luster. Our teacher seems uninspired and beaten by a tough system. Not once has she offered any enthusiasm or the open arms warm and fuzzy feeling I was hoping that my daughter would receive.

    As for urban living, we love the proximity and exposure to city life for our kids. However we have major draw backs, guns, helicopters, occasional day hookers, petty theft and vandalism. Oh and drug deals, we have that too.

    With 2 kids, schools out way the cool factor of riding our bikes to the North Market. So the house is going on the market. Unfortunately for our daughter, it’s taken longer than expected to list and she’ll be in CCS for the year.

    in reply to: Scioto Peninsula Development – News & Updates #362092

    stinkybomb
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    @leftovers I am aware of the rebuild but what they haven’t stated is how long will Vets continue to house events. Will it continue to offer up event space within the museum? I’m just looking for some additional clarity.

    in reply to: Scioto Peninsula Development – News & Updates #362089

    stinkybomb
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    I for one enjoy the renderings and think this will definitely help the revitalization to downtown.

    However, I am terribly disappointed that the city will in fact tear down Vets and rebuild. Serving as the primary organizer for Craftin’ Outlaws we just held our first event there in April and will have our next craft show at Vets in November.
    Having seen our event grow over the last 9 years, we were desperately looking for a new venue to house our brand of eclectic handmade exhibitors and Vets provided us with a historic charm that we could not find at additional venues within the city limits.
    I haven’t heard back from anyone within Vets, despite my attempts to contact them, regrading what the fates for all future events will be.

    To say just find a new venue or a go to a hotel isn’t the easiest task as an organizer. A hotel can not take on the volume of these events, so that isn’t really an option. The Expo Center and the Convention Center always make me disoriented and confused as to where it is I’m supposed to be going due to their parking (Expo) and large expansive hallways (Convention). I’m not stating they aren’t great facilities but Vets served an additional purpose to the community at large. It’s just a shame that it’s historic past and value will be demolished.

    When first flirting with Vets as a possibly venue for Craftin’ Outlaws I stumbled upon this link.. It offers a great history on the musical acts which have played over the years. http://scottymoore.net/columbus.html

    in reply to: What do you pay for child care? #369556

    stinkybomb
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    Anne said:

    @AmyD
    , we need a working moms collective, one day a week each mom hosts everyone’s kids and then you would have four days of the week to work in total peace. :)

    Anne – you know I down for this cause! Let’s talk.

    To answer the original topic. We pay about $700+ for our daughter and she’s in 3 days a week. But the center is amazing and I love her teachers. It’s given her all the fundamentals for starting kindergarten in the fall.
    And the minute she starts a day school you bet your sweet ass we are getting our son in a program. He currently stays home with me 6 days a week (when a grandparent helps out as they can).

    It’s a HUGE sacrifice and every extra dime goes towards her enrollment but for the socialization and education offered it can’t be beat.
    In order to work at home the alternative is cable and I just cancelled cable!

    in reply to: Rob Portman Reverses Gay Marriage Stance After Son Comes Out #536335

    stinkybomb
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    If only all conservatives had a gay child…

    and if only their children were poor…

    and if only their children didn’t have health insurance.

    Don’t get me wrong this will no doubt get many people to rethink their own beliefs and perhaps change some minds. It would just be nice if elected officials didn’t have to have these issues show up on their doorstep before they open their eyes.

    in reply to: Wonderland Columbus – News & Updates #336019

    stinkybomb
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    stinkybomb said:
    I am starting a blog called 614 Columbus Alive Underground to discredit all ex boyfriends. That is until 614 Magazine, The Columbus Alive and CU serve me with a cease and desist. But until that happens please feel free to write as many anonymous “investigatory journalist” style reports against your ex as you like.

    in reply to: Wonderland Columbus – News & Updates #336017

    stinkybomb
    Participant

    I am starting a blog called 614 Columbus Alive Underground to discredit all ex boyfriends. That is until 614 Magazine, The Columbus Alive and CU serve me with a cease and desists. But until that happens please feel free to write as many anonymous “investigatory journalist” style reports against your ex as you like.

    in reply to: It's winter. The dog still has to be walked. #528688

    stinkybomb
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    I’d like to add snow tires for my 2 year old’s strollers. We’ve been walking the streets as sidewalks can’t do the trick when my son joins me on our doggie walks.
    It’s a workout just pushing him along patches of snow.

    in reply to: Glen Echo Park vandalized #504652

    stinkybomb
    Participant

    cheap said:

    Thousands of dollars in grants and donations were used to create the bird mural.

    paint it black.

    Because no one’s invented white or yellow spray paint.


    stinkybomb
    Participant

    Goods Detroit is a very cool shop, think Wholly Craft meets Skreened.
    We participated in Maker Faire last fall which was held at The Henry Ford Museum, while touristy it was an interesting space filled with lots of history.

    in reply to: Columbus Commons Holiday Fair, December 16-17 2011 #470648

    stinkybomb
    Participant

    We went with the kids on Friday night and everyone had a great time.

    While petting zoo’s are disgusting the kids loved feeding the creatures.
    I’d love to see this inspire more holiday lights in the downtown area and crossing fingers for holiday window displays in the store fronts.

    A mini ice rink would complete the holiday merriment.
    I look forward to making this a family tradition. Next year I’ll double up on the socks.

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