Five Tips for Stress Management

Let’s face it, being in graduate school is pretty stressful. As my former roommate said, “I always feel like I should be doing something, even if I’ve completed all of my assignments.” This is one of the truest statements you’ll ever hear about graduate school. The constant feeling that something, somewhere needs to get done can get really stressful and fast. ย Here are some things I’ve found are helpful in managing stress:

1. Yoga- Everything you’ve heard about yoga is true. It’s so relaxing. I try to make time for 45 minutes to 1 hour of yoga every Sunday. There are classes at the RPAC (both for class credit and not-for-class credit) if you’re just starting and there are studios on W. Lane and High Street (Short North). Most places offer 1-2 free classes if you want to try it out before purchasing multiple classes.

2. Make time to sleep- It’s so easy to stay up reading or trying to edit those last few PowerPoint slides before the presentation in the morning. But sleep is really important when it comes to stress management. Sleep is the best way to “recharge”, so try to make the time. I’ve found my new motto to be “if it’s not due this week, then try not to worry about it.” This has come back to bite me only a few times, so for the most part it works. It certainly helps put things into perspective.

3. Have a week day schedule- It doesn’t have to be the same thing everyday, but think about what you need to accomplish everyday and manage time accordingly. If you do this either the night before or even the morning of, you’ll find you’re not stressing all day about when you’re going to have time to do all these things. It also keeps you on track, so you don’t start doing something that doesn’t need to be done.

4. Take time out for yourself- I allow myself between 30 mins to 1 hour per day to do what I want in terms of relaxing. That may mean watching Top Chef right after class, working out, even painting my nails (yes, I have to plan time to paint my own nails…. sad, but true), etc. During this time, I don’t allow myself to think of all the things that need doing or about what I really could be doing instead of figuring out who I want to leave on Top Chef.

5. Exercise! – After about a year long hiatus, I finally got motivated (with the help of one of my best friends) to start working out again on a regular basis. People in the health-care field, parents, friends, etc. who work out always talk about what a great stress reliever exercise is and now I can give you confirmation that this is true. I feel great after running on the treadmill for an hour. Unfortunately, I can’t workout everyday, but three times a week seems to work for me. It has definitely helped with the stress, especially because I can talk to my friend about whatever is going on and vice versa. Gym time has turned into exercise/therapy time, which is even better ๐Ÿ™‚

When you’re constantly stressed, you are more likely to get sick, have physical pain throughout your body, eat more, etc. In order to stay happy and healthy it’s important to manage stress.

Enjoying the Three Day Weekend: a few recommedations for locally based get-aways

For some of us, three day weekends in grad school are a little hard to come by, so they are welcomed whenever they arrive. I used to love having no class on Friday in undergrad, so I had many an opportunity to do things I wanted to do over the weekend. In grad school, I work now, so I do have Fridays off, but that is “catch-up day” where I have to do all the things I didn’t get done over the week. However, this weekend has brought a glorious 4 day weekend. Now, we do have class on President’s Day, but I do not have to go to work (yay for state employment!). It’s no secret that I like to take mini-vacations as much as possible when it seems like there is too much stress in the air. Now, with spring coming up, I thought now would be an excellent time to tell everyone about a few day trips and “mini-vacations” that are simple, don’t require too much planning ahead of time, and they are day trips or one-night stays at the most:

1. Kentucky Bourbon Trails

Location: All over northern Kentucky

Prime Season: Fall/Spring/Summer

Time from Columbus: about 3-3 1/2 hours

The way it works: There are 6 trails/distilleries total that are part of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. You can tour all of them at once which will take a full 2 days or you can tour them one at a time. If it’s your first one, you can get a little passport (which is stamped at every distillery you tour). Once your passport is complete, you get a t-shirt and other little goodies. Admission is free to 5/6 of the distilleries with samples at the end. Even if you don’t drink, it is fun to see how bourbon has been made in Kentucky throughout history.

Check out their homepage for more info

2. King’s Island/Cedar Point

Location: Cincinnati (Mason)/ Cleveland (Sandusky), respectively

Prime Season: Late Spring/Summer

Time from Columbus: King’s Island – 1 1/2 hours, Cedar Point – about 4 hours

Let’s face it, amusement parks are usually pretty great no matter how old you are. Being from Cincinnati, I must admit I think Cedar Point is probably more fun, purely because of the location and maybe the rides. Although, King’s Island was purchased by Cedar Point a few years ago. The advantage of King’s Island is that it is much closer to Columbus and the crowds are usually not as hefty. Cedar Point is good for a three day weekend, if you go up on a Friday and actually go to Cedar Point on Saturday, then come back on a Sunday.

King’s Island Homepage Cedar Point Homepage

3. Kentucky Horsepark

Location: Lexington, Kentucky

Prime Season: Spring/Summer/Fall

Time from Columbus: About 3 1/2 – 4 hours

Now, this one may be a little biased because I grew up watching the Kentucky Derby and I used to go here with my family as a kid, but it is fun. This one is even international student approved! We’ve taken students from Germany and France to this park and it’s great. They usually have horses from the Kentucky Derby here, along with history of the derby and horse racing Kentucky. It’s an excellent day trip for sure!

Kentucky Horse Park Homepage

4. Lake Erie Islands

Location: Northern Ohio, Lake Erie

Prime Season: Spring/Summer/Fall

Time from Columbus: 4 -5 hours (including the ferry ride to the islands).

This is another one that really does require three days. Any of the islands are great. I like Put-In-Bay for more fun, younger atmosphere and Kelley’s Island for a more relaxing day in the spring/summer. On Kelley’s Island, my boyfriend has relatives who own a winery, Kelley’s Island Wine Co., and they have picnic tables, wine tastings, outdoor games, and a great food menu too. Of course, I am a little biased here, but I love giving patronage to small, family-owned businesses.

Kelley’s Island Wine Company Homepage Put-In-Bay Visitor’s Guide

Tim and Rebecca

**Added bonus of Put-In-Bay and Kelley’s Island, you get to drive golf carts around the island, if you don’t want to bring your car on the ferry!!!***

Tim and Rebecca @ Lake Erie - Put-In-Bay

Power in Numbers

Whenever I tell friends outside of MLHR that the program has an emphasis on group work, the usual response is something to the effective of, “Ugggg I HATE group work.” or “I don’t know how you handle group work all the time. Isn’t that so hard to find time with your schedules?” Now, I must admit, I came into the program with a similar attitude when they told us we would be working in groups for most of our time here. However, I think I might have come to rather enjoy group work. Here are a few reasons why group work isn’t as bad as people think:

1. It’s a great opportunity to get to know people in the program. Last quarter, was the beginning of a new program with new people. Our group projects facilitated a way for us to get to know each other. As with every group project there are times when we get off topic, and it is really nice to actually have the opportunity to get to know the AMAZINGLY TALENTED people in our program.

2. Divide and conquer. I know sometimes solo projects can move a little quicker because you are not dealing with a group, but you still have to do all that work by yourself. I love being able to divide up the work for the project knowing that each person in our group will do an excellent job.

3. Meeting in different places and getting away from campus. Like many people, being in Fisher at night during the week and on many Sundays is not my idea of a good time after awhile. Don’t get me wrong, Gerlach is a beautiful, dare I say, high-tech building, but it gets old. Especially in the winter when all anyone wants to do is go outside in warm weather. This is why winter has been a great time to get out and meet at other places. Today, my group met at a Panera in Upper Arlington. New scenery and not as crowded as the one by campus. You can explore different parts of Columbus and get work done at the same time. How about that?

4. This may go along with divide and conquer, but less presenting time. It’s great having people stand up there with you when you are presenting your work. Unlike many other programs, you have to do the work by yourself and then stand up and present it on your own. Then, you have to talk for at least 20 minutes. Can you say SCARY? It give me so much more confidence when you have people with you as you present and you don’t have to speak for very long when there are 3-4 members that all need to do some of the talking. Literally, power in numbers.

Of course, there are some downsides to group work. It can be challenging finding time to meet with people, especially as more people get jobs during the school year (myself included), but it’s worth it. Now that many of us know each other’s schedules it is not that bad. One thing to do though, is be up front with your schedule at your first group meeting. This sets the tone if you will, so everyone is on the same page when it comes to meetings.

MLHR has made a believer out of me when it comes to group work. Go Team!

Super Bowl Sunday

At the risk of being repetitive this week, I’m going to talk about the Superbowl. Hopefully, my spin on this “good old American tradition” is at least a little different….

When I was a kid, Superbowl Sunday was a pretty big deal. Back in those days, the Packers, my mom’s favorite team as she’s from about 2 hours away from Green Bay, were in the midst of the “Favre Era” so the post-season games were important to our family. I remember my dad would grill Johnsonville bratwurst outside, in the middle of winter, as the Packers played for the Superbowl title. Yes, the bratwurst had to be Johnsonville, as they originate in Wisconsin and therefore they rule supreme. We also usually had an assortment of Wisconsin cheeses and some miscellaneous German food. There was nothing like German food to accent the Johnsonville bratwursts. My immediate family would always gather in the basement, where the big screen t.v. was. When we lived in Minneapolis, my dad would get a fire going, so we could watch the game from right up against the fireplace….

Flash forward to college and I tried to keep the bratwurst tradition going, but it fizzled out as I started going to other people’s homes and brats just aren’t as good when they are not grilled on an outdoor grill (even George Foreman doesn’t cut it) in the winter. So, the tradition first turned into skyline dip, guacamole, and pizza. But, last year, my boyfriend and I decided to split up the cooking responsibilities, so he made some AMAZING manicotti. I still made Skyline dip and guacamole and some kind of dessert. This year is manicotti again, although because the Packers are playing I have been tempted to get Johnsonville brats or at least some “real Wisconsin cheese.” I’ll also be making Skyline dip (for those who don’t know, it’s cream cheese, Skyline, and cheddar cheese baked for about 20 minutes).

I’ve come to realize Superbowl Sunday is very much like a national holiday, even though it isn’t official. It’s a time to have good, strange American (think melting pot of cultures here) food and time with friends to watch sports. Some of the best conversations I’ve had (because let’s face it, in football there is plenty of time for talking) have come out of watching sports with friends and family. I feel very American bonding over sports with friends while eating large amounts of food.

On a side note, I still believe the Monday after the Superbowl should be a holiday. I mean really, Senegal declared a holiday when they beat France in World Cup 2002, I think we can make Superbowl Monday a national holiday.

At the risk of drawing criticism from others who read this, I’m going to show my allegiance to the one NFL team I’ve truly grown up cheering for…


Enjoy the Superbowl, everyone! May the best team win…..

What are your favorite teams and what made you become X fan? Or, if you don’t have a favorite team, who will you being cheering for tonight?

Grocery Shopping in Columbus

Every Sunday, which is supposed to be the day of rest, I run errands to prepare for the school week. I think I speak for many of us when I say that grocery shopping is one of my least favorite errands to do. It takes time to get there, it is usually crowded when I go, and then there is the time it takes to get the groceries up to my third level apartment (this step takes about 3-4 trips), and then actually putting the darn things away. Just typing all of that makes me stressed….All of this has changed in the past few weeks, because I’ve decided to get into a new routine to make the grocery shopping experience a little bit more palatable.

It all started over Christmas when my mom got me a gift card to Trader Joe’s. Now, Trader Joe’s is a place I could go on a regular basis. They have great stuff and, if you read Wes’s blog, they are owned by Aldi, so the prices are quite reasonable. Anyway, a few weeks ago I had some extra time so I went to the Dublin location and that was when it hit me. I could make grocery shopping a little more exciting by trying new places every week. I have most of the essentials, so when I go now I just go to get things strictly for the week. So far, it has been much better going to the grocery. I get to check out what other places have to offer and take in some new scenery instead of the same old store at the same time every week (I was getting scared when the people at the checkout at Giant Eagle started to recognize me). Also, when it comes to price, some places are more expensive and others are cheaper, so it seems like I end up spending the same amount in the long run.

Here are some of the places I’ve been so far and one good and bad thing about each:

1. Trader Joe’sLOVE the selection that you can’t really find at a regular grocery store, especially at their fairly low prices. My new favorite item from there is frozen tuna in a pesto-lemon marinade. Dislike that it is a little bit of a hike. They only have two locations in Columbus, one is Dublin and one at Easton. It takes me about 20 minutes to get to either location.

2. Giant Eagle (Clintonville)- This is the usual. LOVE that it is so close to home and that I know exactly where everything is. Also, the fuelperks are becoming an added bonus to shopping here on a regular basis.ย Dislike that it is ALWAYS crowded. It seems that whenever I go (yes, even late at night) it is ALWAYS busy. There is usually a fairly long wait at the registers.

3. Kroger (North High Street, Clintonville, I believe)- LOVE that they also have fuel rewards and that it is smaller, so it is easier to find things. This is where I used to go in my hometown, so I feel like I’m home walking through the aisles of Kroger. Dislike that they don’t have a great selection because it is pretty small.

4. Whole Foods (West Lane, Upper Arlington) – LOVE that it is close to campus and they have an excellent organic and produce selection. Dislike that it is a little pricey here, so I usually get specialty items and save the basics for Giant Eagle.

5. Walmart (near Polaris)- LOVE the prices. When I go here, I usually end up saving about $20 on my entire bill, compared to Giant Eagle or Kroger. Dislike that it is a good 20-25 minutes away and they don’t have the best produce selection.

If you dislike grocery shopping as much as I used to, try to vary it up a little bit. I’ve been told by classmates there is a Giant Eagle Market District that is “like heaven for foodies.” This is probably next on my list as well as Fresh Market. Stay tuned…..

P.S. I’m always open to new places for groceries, please comment with any suggestions ๐Ÿ™‚

Time Management – some tips

The title of this blog may throw some of you off, but it is something that can very easily be overlooked when considering graduate school and taking on all of the activities involved with grad school. For me, graduate school is definitely different from undergrad, in that there is a lot more responsibility and a lot more activity in general going on that you need to be a part of. Last quarter, I got by being a little bit disorganized, but now with a job and other commitments, I have to be better. So, for another one of the pesky New Years Resolutions, I decided to do my best to become more organized, which will hopefully reduce stress.

With practically a full-time job, full-time class, and being a co-social chair for the class it left little time for other things like housework, cooking, and homework. Last quarter, I barely got by keeping up with the reading and my apartment was always a mess. Tired of having a messy apartment and feeling like the schoolwork is never-ending, I decided to really get organized. My life is definitely less stressful and my apartment is much cleaner.

Tips for Making the Most of Your Time:

1. Google Calendar. Google calendar is the best because not only can you color code your events (school, work, fun, etc) you can also import the calendar onto your smartphone. Once I put something in google calendar, I don’t have to worry about it anymore. I used to put things on post-it notes to be placed on the fridge, but sometimes those would fall off or I’d forget to check. I also relied on the reminder slips doctors give you, but again those are easily lost. Now, I know to look at my Google Calendar on Sundays and I check the calendar on my phone daily.

2. Get into a routine or make a mini-schedule for the weekend. For example, I always do the dishes from the weekend cooking on Sundays. Sunday is also grocery shopping day and meal planning day. This way, you don’t have to stress about when everything is going to get done. I used to fret about when I would have time to clean the apartment or go to the grocery, but now that I have set aside a specific amount of time it each week, I don’t worry about it. Also, if everything doesn’t get done, I’ve been learning to just leave it for when I have a spare minute another time.

3. Make the most of the weekends. In undergrad, I used to love sleeping in on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays and usually have marathons of whatever shows I missed during the week. Now that those days are gone, I make sure to be up before 11am to get homework done and to schedule any appointments with advisers, doctors, etc. as needed.

4. Finally, make sure you schedule some time to relax!!!! At Fisher, you sometimes get the feeling that you have to be moving constantly and if you’re not doing something, you’re world is off. Take time out to do something fun.

Not Just a Football School …

For Christmas, it was hard to decide what to get my brother. He’s difficult to shop for because there is nothing he really needs and the list of things he wants is limited for me. After much debt, I decided to give him the gift of OSU basketball. I mean, who wouldn’t want to see our amazing (and current #1 in the country) basketball team and since my brother goes to University of Kentucky, he has become quite the basketball fan. I hadn’t been to a game since my freshman year of college when Greg Oden was here. I’d always wanted to go again, but the opportunity to just never came up, until this past weekend. With the chance to become #1 on the line, my brother and I went to see OSU vs Penn State, hoping that we would not be bad luck for the team…

The atmosphere at the Schott is a lot different than the football atmosphere we all know and love; however, that is not to say it is disappointing, just different. There aren’t as many people, but the crowd still really gets into the game. The crowd would be fairly quiet, then when a big play happened the arena would erupt in cheers. One of my favorite moments was when the students started doing O-H-I-O by having each section say a different letter. The students are really into the game, since it is the ones who are really into basketball that actually buy the season tickets, unlike with football where almost everyone buys season tickets.

While you are at OSU, you definitely have to try going to other sporting events OSU has to offer, especially basketball. OSU sports have so much more to offer than just football and it’s important to support other programs as well.

Tips for the first-time basketball ticket buyer:

1. They don’t sell single-game student tickets anymore, just full season. That being said, if you want to go to just one game, look on or post a status on Facebook about your need for a student ticket. Usually, during Christmas break people are more than willing to give up their tickets.

2. Sit in the student section. This goes along with number 1. The non-student, single game tickets are sold at the 300 level, which is pretty high up. If you don’t mind that fact, then go for it, otherwise stick with the student ticket. They are some of the best in house.

3. Get there at least 20 minutes before tip-off. Right before the game, they show a quick video of the players coming out of the locker room, then they introduce them. It is really fun to watch as they dim the lights and play music.

4. Get ready to “Get Crazy.” If you are in the student section behind the basket, be ready to do almost anything you can to distract the opposing team as they take free-throw shots. This is extremely important. Be ready to yell and scream for your Ohio State Buckeyes Basketball team.

Life Outside of MLHR

First and foremost, I have to put a disclaimer out there before continuing: Please don’t judge by the title of this post that I by any means dislike my program or the people in it, in fact just the opposite. I LOVE my program and everyone in it! However, there comes a time when you need a little space to breath outside of the program. As some of the second years told me as soon as classes started in the fall, it is very easy to get consumed with HR and the program itself. In fact, one person told me, “you really need to make an effort to have a little bit of a life outside the program because this can easily become your entire life.” Not that it’s a bad thing, but you really do need a little bit of balance of a life outside of MLHR.

Based upon this advice, I made a special effort to keep in touch with my friends from undergrad who moved away from Columbus and those who are in Columbus, but just work full-time now. Over Christmas Break, I was so fortunate to get in back in touch with one of my best friends from high school. We hadn’t talked in a while, so it was so great to catch up and come to find out that she is now a 1L at OSU!! And I thought going to school and working 32 hours per week was rough! My friend’s schedule is CRAZY, but it’s fun to hear about her graduate level experience and to meet some of her friends from law school. And, it’s a great opportunity to network with people who aren’t part of the same program. The law students offer a completely new perspective on graduate level studies and they can relate to HR in some ways, since there are plenty of laws and court cases that concern HR.

Now that my boyfriend is back from his internship in Atlanta last quarter, it has also been a blessing that I can spend time with him now. Unfortunately for him, he now has to listen to HR jargon pretty much 24-7 seeing as how the program is always fresh on my mind. But it is nice to get out of the MLHR bubble a few times a week and hear about his projects in engineering.

Finally, one of my New Year’s Resolutions (even though I try not to make them, since they usually don’t make it into action) is to go to more events outside of the MLHR program, but with other MLHR students. For example, last quarter I was a slacker and didn’t go to any of the Event of the Week activities, which is meant for all of the Fisher graduate programs. This quarter I want to make it to some of those events to meet other Fisher graduate students. It is good to meet new people, especially other Fisher Graduate students, since, as HR professionals we will be working with businesspeople who do not have a degree in HR.

It’s so important to have at least a little balance between life outside of MLHR and life within the program just to keep yourself sane. It doesn’t mean that you don’t love your program and your friends in your program, it just means a more balanced life, filled with a variety of friends who each offer different, unique perspective.

Below is a picture with some of my friends outside of the MLHR program at a football game a few years ago……

Liz, Katie, Rebecca

My First Human Resources Job

This past week I started my internship position with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Parks and Recreation (it’s a mouthful, I know). The thing that really attracted me to the position was the flexibility with hours and the fact that they are willing to let me do anything and everything I want in terms of getting more human resources experience. They are located on Morse Road, which is only about 15 minutes away from campus. We handle everything that has to do with employees of all the state parks in Ohio. One of my supervisors is in charge of parks in northern Ohio, while the other is in charge of all parks in southern Ohio. Another lady and myself are in charge of helping them with their projects and anything with which they need help.

For my first week, my typical day was to come in at 8am, then start working on one of my projects. Lunch is a half hour, which is just enough to eat and make any personal phone calls that have to get done. I leave at 4:30, but Tuesday-Thursday means that I come straight home to change, eat very quickly, and go to class from 6-9 or 9:30pm. It seems like a lot, but it is somewhat manageable, with the help of caffeine. And, thank goodness I have Fridays off (since I just work 32 hours/week).

In just one week, I’ve been able to almost complete a full report for human resources activities during the month of September (this means logging information about what actions have been taken for employees during this one month period, such as hiring, termination, leave, etc.). I also started working on sending pre-interview forms for managers who will be interviewing for positions in the next few weeks. And most importantly, I’ve learned how to read Personnel Action (PAs) Files, on which the information for the monthly reports is based. I’m told that future projects will include workers’ compensation, rewards, working on benefits, and actually helping conduct interviews. The other nice thing is that I’ve been able to put my Bachelor’s degree in Communication to good use, as my office is across the guy who promotes the parks through Twitter, Facebook, advertisements, etc. I’ve been able to offer a few suggestions when it comes to using these social networks to drive traffic to the parks.

The first week was pretty difficult, trying to get everything accomplished for class, now that work has taken over most of the daytime hours. It will definitely take some getting used to, but hopefully by the middle of winter quarter I will have some kind of system in place. Tune in to future posts to see how things are going during Winter Quarter….

A speaker in one of our classes once said, “people don’t leave jobs, they leave bosses” and from my experience that is the complete truth. However, the people I work with are great. The office is pretty small, there are two human resources officers, one human resources assistant, their boss (who is also my boss, indirectly) and me. Everyone has told me that if I have anything I really want experience with to just ask and that they will “make it happen.” I think this is what an internship is supposed to be. I’ve heard so many horror stories from friends about how they get stuck in a corner doing work that no one wants to do for however long the internship lasts. I feel like I’m actually a part of the team, doing things that everyone else does and that I am held to the same standard.

So far, there are no complaints. The experience is awesome, especially since I had none coming into this program. The people are great, very friendly, and ready to give projects for me to complete. Summary: Love the job, can’t wait to continue gaining experience in the human resources field.

Ohio State vs. Michigan: A Time-Honored Tradition

I am proud to say that I have never been a student at OSU to witness a defeat to “that team up north.” I was a little worried this year that tradition might come to an end, but this Thanksgiving weekend the Buckeyes did not fail to produce a big W. There is so much team spirit at the game before and after that is makes for quite an experience.

There are so many incredible traditions that come with this game, that an entire week is dedicated to following these traditions exactly as they have done for over 100 years. This week was the annual Mirror Lake Jump in which thousands of students descend upon teeny, tiny mirror lake to jump in the water for what is supposed to be a good-luck charm to defeating M*ch*g*n. The weather is always below or at freezing, which makes for quite the evening. People usually start jumping in at about 9pm and people jump probably until around 2am. There are police and ambulances all over in case of an emergency as well as those who just want to watch the mayhem and not participate by jumping in the lake. It is normally on the Thursday before the game, but since this year was Thanksgiving, the jump was scheduled for Tuesday before the game. Also a tradition is the many rivalries that occur between both schools through various student organizations. Fraternities have blood drives to try to beat other fraternities from M*ch*g*n in blood giving. Finally, OUAB (the student activities board) hosts a Beat M*ch*g*n crafts night, for students to prepare items for the game.

There are some things about this game, that as an OSU student, must be observed. As seen above (in the previous paragraph), the word M*ch*g*n should be spelled in writing with stars or referred to as “that team up north” instead of using their actual name. Also, stores that carry Big Ten items with all of the schools, are supposed to place the M*ch*g*n flag upside down.

This year there were a few new traditions that were added to the continuously growing list. One of my new favorite things I saw this year for Beat M*ch*g*n week, we the “Dump the Blue” campaign at some of the local bookstores. Students had the option to get rid of any blue clothing they had in exchange for a red rally towel to be used at the game on Saturday. Another of my other favorite things about this years game was the chant at the end of the game that was, “SEVEN STRAIGHT” alluding to the fact that OSU has beaten these opponents seven times in a row.

Here’s hoping it will be eight straight next year…. Go Bucks!

The first picture is from the OSU vs. UM 2006 #1 vs #2 “game of the century” after everyone rushed the field.

Tim and Rebecca

Another from 2006….Thank you to “Block O” for creating this gem…..

No to Michigan

Finally, we made it to AA deck!!! Picture from the 2010 game….

view from seats
OSU vs. UM 2010 view from our seats