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  • in reply to: Picking a place to buy a home in Columbus: 3 neighborhoods #551055

    stoneschick84
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    My husband and I bought a house in Bexley three years ago and haven’t had a single moment of regret. We were looking in Clintonville, too, and were REALLY surprised to find that the houses in Bexley (well, the houses south of Main, anyway) offered more for our money.

    Initially, I was weary about the ‘burb-ness of Bexley, too. But it’s very walkable, and it’s less than 10 minutes to downtown. I won’t lie: taxes are a little high. But they pay for an excellent school system–and even if you’re not planning on having kids, that ensure the viability of the neighborhood. They also pay for a pretty robust police force…which leads me to my next point. I have never, ever felt unsafe in Bexley. My parents are from a small, rural town and have a serous case of city-phobia, and even they have commented on how safe it feels. My dad always remarks that he’s never visited us and NOT seen a police car driving by.

    in reply to: Ticket Giveaway to Upcoming Promowest Shows! – Citizen Cope #518091

    stoneschick84
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    I’d love to go!


    stoneschick84
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    I’d love to go! My husband and I live in Bexley and can walk to the Drexel. We go to Barrel 44 all the time for happy hour. Men, be warned; don’t order the “John Wayne.” It’s not as manly as it sounds!

    in reply to: Boycott Rush Limbaugh #484368

    stoneschick84
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    ColumbusTime said:

    She also said in her testimony that contraception can cost $3,000 a year. In what world?

    She did not say that contraception can cost $3,000 a year. She said that contraception can cost $3000 DURING LAW SCHOOL, which is 3 years. I wish people would start getting their facts straight when talking about this story.

    The funny thing is, I can completely understand the Catholic Church’s opposition to having their insurance plans cover birth control (I don’t agree with it, but I can at least understand their argument). But what could be a rational discussion about religious freedom/boundaries has turned into a hateful personal attack on a woman who didn’t say anything malicious at all.

    in reply to: Where are the best pumpkin-flavored menu items? #465545

    stoneschick84
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    Forget the pumpkin FOOD–where’s the pumpkin BEER? :P Anybody know of bars with some good pumpkin ale selections on tap? Bodega had Pumking a few weeks ago, but I think they stopped serving it as of last week.

    in reply to: Places to visit in Ohio #301773

    stoneschick84
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    We just spent a weekend in Geneva-on-the-Lake, and I’d highly recommend it–especially if you’re a wine drinker. We stayed at the Lake House Inn , which is right on the water (and I mean RIGHT on the water–after all the rain last week, there was virtually no beach). We did a guided wine tasting tour, but there are 15 wineries in the area and you can easily drive yourself around. The “strip” feels like it’s frozen in the 60s–a beachside burger stand, an old-fashioned arcade, etc. The actual town is pretty sleepy after labor day, but I hear that it’s pretty lively in the summertime.

    in reply to: Welcome New Poster – Say Hello & Introduce Yourself #419695

    stoneschick84
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    Hi! I’m a 27-year-old female (natch; see name) and I’ve been lurking here (and posting occasionally) since I moved to Columbus from Chillicothe about four years ago. I love CU because it always gives me new ideas for things to do in Columbus–and a big advantage in the “Coming Up in Columbus” category at Team Tim Trivia!

    I work in advertising, and I just bought a house in the not-so-rich part of Bexley which I share with my husband and my extremely shy beagle.

    I’ve only been to one CU event, and it was the Pizza Grand Prix this year. My friends and I liked it so much that we plan to make it a yearly tradition, if it continues!

    Thanks for making CU such a friendly, diverse community!

    in reply to: wedding dresses #419513

    stoneschick84
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    I second the Bridal and Formal recommendation. I got a $2500 designer dress for $500–and they marked it down 50% because I bought the sample. You get a personal attendant, which is extremely helpful, and she’ll recommend dresses for you based on the ones you choose in the beginning. It’s definitely worth the trip!

    in reply to: The Oyo Vodka Thread #371805

    stoneschick84
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    Just wanted to give HUGE props to the guys at Middle West. I went in today for a Christmas present and mistakenly parked in the lot across the street (someone had torn down the “No Parking” sign, and the only other sign wasn’t facing the street, so it was hard to see). When I came out, my car was hooked up to a tow truck, the driver would only take cash, and I found out (the hard way) that the ATM at Skully’s was broken. One of the owners came out with an envelope of petty cash and paid for my towing fee. I was floored.

    These guys not only have kick-ass vodka, they also have awesome customer service–and they’re an amazing addition to the city of Columbus. I can’t say enough good things about them, and I can’t wait to try the new Honey Vanilla Bean flavor!

    in reply to: Le Chocoholique – Chocolate Shop in the Short North #359526

    stoneschick84
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    bastardsuperstar wrote >>
    so, does everyone get to be ignored by two employees standing not 3 feet from you for over 6 minutes while you look over and over at the chocolates, or is that something special they rolled out for labor day weekend?

    I had the same experience. Went in today (for the first time) to buy some stocking stuffers. The selection was overwhelming, so I gazed at it for about five minutes. Neither of the employees seemed engaged or happy to be there at all. Although there was only one other customer in the store, no one greeted me or offered to help me, so I finally asked for some help. I picked out about ten different types of chocolate for a gift bag, and asked specifically for a sea salt caramel truffle to be left out of the bag, so I could have it for myself. When I got back to my office and opened the bag (this was partially my fault; I should have checked before I got all the way home), the piece I had asked for wasn’t in there at all, and there were only five pieces in the stocking stuffer bag that he made up for me. I’m not sure if he just didn’t hear me or what, but at least half of the chocolates that I picked out were missing. Based on the receipt, he didn’t charge me for them, so that’s good. On the plus side, they look delicious, but I can’t taste one for myself since the pieces that I bought are wrapped in cellophane and my sea salt truffle was missing. Oh well.

    in reply to: Pizza Grand Prix SIX #409111

    stoneschick84
    Participant

    My husband and I will be coming and bringing either a Supreme from Rubino’s or a Brie pizza from Spagio Cellars. Anyone have a preference?

    in reply to: Alternative to Time Warner? #223655

    stoneschick84
    Participant

    We just signed up for UVerse and we’ll be paying $114 for two cable boxes with DVRs, HBO and Showtime, and high-speed internet (not sure what speed, but we’ve been happy with it so far). We switched from TWC and are really happy with UVerse; the entire system is wayyy more user-friendly.

    in reply to: Apartment listings? #392544

    stoneschick84
    Participant

    We’re moving out of our Grandview apartment at the end of the month and I know our landlord is looking to fill the space. We live in the bottom half of a duplex. It’s 2 bedrooms, 1000 sq. ft., and two streets down from Grandview Ave. for $750/month. PM me if you’re interested.

    in reply to: Mouton #374566

    stoneschick84
    Participant

    Mercurius wrote >>
    On the hours and the part with Ashley, both mistakes – but seem honest and hopefully won’t happen again. Wine prices seem about right? About twice retail? Cocktails seem a bit steep commensurate to size but nearly unparalleled in quality. Coffee has been a bit inconsistent from some of the best I’ve had in Cbus to just pretty darn good. I really appreciated the lemon rind with espresso but that seems to be something you need to request now? I guess that might be part due to the good barista moving to morning hours? Food seems limited but about right price and quality. Would love to see you try your hand at home made charcuterie. The space and aesthetics are great. That is my impression.

    FWIW, I’m not a foodie or anything (I’ll eat pretty much anything, as long as it tastes good) but I thought food prices were steep. My husband and I visited Mouton on Saturday and it was good, but not $45 good. We had a cocktail apiece, plus cheese, bread (two slices of bread was $4), and prosciutto. We could have had a decent–and full–meal somewhere else, for what we paid. We weren’t upset about it or anything, but that, combined with the lack of work ethic that this place currently exhibits, will keep us from coming back again, or recommending it to friends.

    in reply to: Mouton #374473

    stoneschick84
    Participant

    This is pure laziness, as far as I’m concerned. Ferchristsake, you’re pouring cocktails, not working in a coal mine. Suck it up and give your customers the service they expect and deserve.

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