Welcome to the Jungle: Your up to date Newsletter on the Cincinnati Bengals

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If you are a Bengals fan who wants up to date information on everything Bengals this is the newsletter for you. It seems like over the last few years the Bengals have been in the news a lot. But, rest assured this letter will cover many of the Bengals social media outlets, local news on the team, and some off the field information regards to community involvement and partnering with other local Bengals neighborhoods around the greater Cincinnati area. Here are this weeks Top 5 headlines that you should know about.

1. The Bengals eyeing free agency signings.

For the Bengals, one problem that the team ran into this past season was failing to sign the right people and dealing with departures for more money from other teams. This year the Bengals are looking for experience, veteran leadership, and dynamic athletes.

http://http://www.foxsports.com/nfl/story/cincinnati-bengals-free-agency-2017-top-5-targets-021317

Reports close to the team say the team doesn’t plan to pay a lot in free agency this year. The big dilemma the Bengals are faced with is bringing back that veteran leadership. With players like Andrew Whitworth and Domata Peko who are in their 30’s many wonder how many productive years they have left to give? Both have been great leaders for the team on both sides of the ball but the front office is left to wonder if it is time to move on.

2. Bengals preparing for upcoming draft.

After 6 consisstant years of making the playoffs the Bengals ended the 2016 season 6-9-1. The first losing record in 7 years. The Bengals now have the 9th overall pick in the draft and are looking to draft big. The last time the Bengals had a top ten draft pick they got wide receiver from Georgia, A.J. Green.

In Todd McShay’s Mock draft on ESPN.com he has the 9th overall pick in the draft being Marshawn Lattimore a cornerback from Ohio State University.

3. LB Trevor Roach retires at the age of 24.

Roach reported that his reason for retiring early is because he says, “I didn’t love football like I used too.”

http://http://www.bengals.com/news/article-1/Lost-love-leads-to-Roachs-retirement/8090a173-8237-4959-9129-cff29212240e

4. Bengals claim rookie wide receiver from Dallas.

Last week the Bengals decided to sign unrestricted free agent Chris Brown from the Dallas Cowboys. The Bengals saw a lot of Brown at Notre Dame last year due to the fact the Bengals were looking at his teammate, Will Fuller, as a possible first round draft pick.

http://http://www.bengals.com/news/article-1/Bengals-claim-rookie-WR-from-Dallas/572f5d62-0e82-48ca-8e6c-995149275056

5. Get that special someone a Bengals Valentines Day card.

Hard to believe it but since today is Valentines Day the most popular traffic on the Bengals website and social media platforms are the really catchy Valentines Day cards.

I hope you all find this newsletter informative and insightful for all you biggest Cincinnati Bengals questions.

 

 

 

 

Seventh Heaven

Walking through Athens, Ohio, a tour guide will point out the grandeur of Schoonover Center or the intricate design of Baker University Center; but to some, it’s the Vernon R. Alden Library that catches their eye and distracts them from the rest of College Green.

The library towers over Baker Center and College Green; its long, rectangular eyes watching over the thousands upon thousands of students who come and go from its contemporary structure. Many fear the responsibility that comes with entering the library, it’s where people go to be stressed not become stress-free.

For me, on the contrary, it’s just where I want to be while at college; well, maybe not so much on the weekends but you get my point. The windows, reflecting the blue sky or making patterns of rain on a wet day, are welcoming. As I walk toward the fourth floor entrance with its revolving doors, “The American Woman” – the statue in Wolfe Garden, – is always there to greet me.

“The American Woman” stands prominently outside the back entrance of Alden Library.

In the spring, fresh flowers surround the bronze statue, but for me, when white snow falls around the statue, and her figure is a stark blue against the white snow, that is when the art and the library are the most beautiful.

Although I enter on the fourth or second floor, it’s the seventh level that is my favorite place in Athens, Ohio. Rows and rows of books, red, blue, green, are all parallel to one another in bookcases that fill the entire square footage of the floor. Desks are situated next to the windows, where the studious become the watchers. At times, the ability to see out and watch the busy lives below can be distracting but the connection to the outside is also calming.

I hear people comment about the smell of the seventh floor, expressing distaste in the poignant musk of the old books. It’s a smell I appreciate, who knows when those old books will be replaced by cold, thin technology that doesn’t crack when you open it or flutter as you flip through it. I’m being dramatic, I know, but when it comes to the seventh floor of Alden I can’t help but be swept up in it.

No library can ever be complete without books.

But just what makes the seventh floor better than all the others? It’s not just the books or the view, but the silence that comes with being at the very top of the library. The floor enforces the no-talking rule; the only sounds heard tend to be the shuffling of feet, the faint beat of someone’s study music or the ding of the elevator. I do my best to chew gum as quietly as possible or take my bagel out of a crinkly paper bag by moving as slowly as possible.

People respect your study space, they respect your need to work diligently without being interrupted by loud conversations about weekend antics or who won Sunday’s playoff game (sadly, not the Steelers).

Alden Library is where I go to better myself, its seventh floor gives me a serene place to relax and focus on my workload. It’s a sanctuary for those who want to get away from the world but still be able to look out and see the busy lives below. For these reasons and more, Alden Library is my favorite place in Athens, Ohio.

My happiest times are at Union Street Diner

Eating is one of my main pastimes, so of course my favorite place in Athens, Ohio, would be a restaurant.

It’s nearly impossible to be in Southeast Ohio and starve, with the vast amount of cheap eateries here. It takes more than just good food for me to put a restaurant on my bucket list. A-list restaurants are places where you’re able to clear your mind, after a long day or week of stress.

Union Street Diner (USD) does the best job of satisfying these requirements compared to the numerous other Athens food venues I have tried.  It has an endless variety of mouthwatering meals that satisfy my food fixation, and it is an excellent environment to refresh your mind and interact with fellow food lovers.

Street view of Union Street Diner

USD is the poster child of a high-quality restaurant. With specialties like the philly quesadilla, firehouse burger and flavored pancakes; it is hard not to be satisfied by their food options even for a picky eater like myself. My go-to options are their mac N’ cheese bites and chili’ cheese fries   — which I usually add bacon to for $.69.

Even for menu items that seem pricy, it’s worth it considering the high food quality and large portions.

For my tastes, the math is simple. Comfortable scenery plus tasty food equals a 10/10 priceless experience. I can’t think of a time I have been there and not felt at home. The wait staff always has a warm spirit toward guests and their casual attire makes me feel like I fit in no matter how I am dressed.

USD features comfy booths that let me to lay back and unwind after a long week or night out in the Athens party scene. I also think of the restaurant as a sports and entertainment hub with TVs all around that let me watch games and reality shows.

The restaurant’s laid-back atmosphere makes it a perfect place to take a significant other, parent or family member or group of close friends. The restaurant even offers free Wi-Fi, which lets me work by myself or with others on projects and/or assignments while being energized by coffee or a fast bite.

I use to think of bars, parties and organization events as the only places where I can make friends. USD has proven me wrong. Before I know it, I bump into familiar faces, giving me the opportunity to stir the kind of conversation that turns an acquaintance into a friend.

USD is always my fallback if there’s nowhere else to go.

For most students, coming to Ohio University means leaving their hometowns and comfort zones. It is essential to find what places fulfill your basic needs while trying to adjust to this new environment and way of life.  Since humans can’t live without food, you might as well get the most out of each eating experience.

If you’re looking for a place that is “home away from home,” I suggest you stop by USD and you won’t be disappointed.

Eating is one of my main pastimes, so of course my favorite place in Athens, Ohio, would be a restaurant.

It’s nearly impossible to be in Southeast Ohio and starve, with the vast amount of cheap eateries here. It takes more than just good food for me to put a restaurant on my bucket list. A-list restaurants are places where you’re able to clear your mind, after a long day or week of stress.

Union Street Diner (USD) does the best job of satisfying these requirements compared to the numerous other Athens food venues I have tried.  It has an endless variety of mouthwatering meals that satisfy my food fixation, and it is an excellent environment to refresh your mind and interact with fellow food lovers.

USD is the poster child of a high-quality restaurant. With specialties like the philly quesadilla, firehouse burger and flavored pancakes; it is hard not to be satisfied by their food options even for a picky eater like myself. My go-to options are their mac N’ cheese bites and chili’ cheese fries   — which I usually add bacon to for $.69.

Even for menu items that seem pricy, it’s worth it considering the high food quality and large portions.

For my tastes, the math is simple. Comfortable scenery plus tasty food equals a 10/10 priceless experience. I can’t think of a time I have been there and not felt at home. The wait staff always has a warm spirit toward guests and their casual attire makes me feel like I fit in no matter how I am dressed.

TV’s that display games and reality shows

USD features comfy booths that let me to lay back and unwind after a long week or night out in the Athens party scene. I also think of the restaurant as a sports and entertainment hub with TVs all around that let me watch games and reality shows.

USD’s jukebox lets you jam out to music while slammin’ on food

The restaurant’s laid-back atmosphere makes it a perfect place to take a significant other, parent or family member or group of close friends. The restaurant even offers free Wi-Fi, which lets me work by myself or with others on projects and/or assignments while being energized by coffee or a fast bite.

I use to think of bars, parties and organization events as the only places where I can make friends. USD has proven me wrong. Before I know it, I bump into familiar faces, giving me the opportunity to stir the kind of conversation that turns an acquaintance into a friend.

USD is always my fallback if there’s nowhere else to go.

For most students, coming to Ohio University means leaving their hometowns and comfort zones. It is essential to find what places fulfill your basic needs while trying to adjust to this new environment and way of life.  Since humans can’t live without food, you might as well get the most out of each eating experience.

If you’re looking for a place that is “home away from home,” I suggest you stop by USD and you won’t be disappointed.

Gamma Phi Beta: my second home in Athens

When thinking about my favorite place in Athens, my first thought was the best bars and special food places. As I thought about this longer, I realized the reason I love being uptown is because of the people I see when I’m there. This quickly changed my favorite place in Athens to the Gamma Phi Beta house. The best way to describe why is because it is a second home. Although I do not live in the sorority house, it is a place I can be myself with all of my friends.

Gamma Phi Beta big-little reveal, Photo by Allison Divens

Being able to have access to a house with multiple rooms is awesome. When I’m at the house I have the option to spend time in many of my friends’ rooms, be in the living room to relax or go hang out in the movie room. As I’ve learned the movie room is an excellent place to take a nap, which is a plus if I’m having a long day or there’s people in my dorm room.

My dorm room can be small and crowded at times. I have never been a homebound person, even when I lived in a spacious house with three other people. The past two years of living in a small room with three other people only makes me want to be out and about even more than before. In a way, the house is going somewhere else and an escape.  

Another fun room in the house is the kitchen. At most times during the day I know I can go downstairs to the kitchen and find many of my friends hanging out or doing homework. For me, it’s really nice to have others working on projects and being productive and caring about their academics. This motivates me to be better, and it’s fun at the same time. Also, I get some free meals each week at the house. This is always a perk, especially when I’m tired of dining hall foods but too broke to buy real food!

Another reason the Gamma Phi house is my favorite place on campus is because I know I will always be laughing there. I enjoy my time alone, but I’m very much a people person. While at the house, I have the opportunity to be a part of a family and hear all about my friends’ lives. Someone always has a funny story to tell about their professors or something hilarious about one of our friends.

I enjoy being at the house because there’s also a craft room where we can go to hang out and do projects or arts and crafts. I will be honest and admit that I may be one of the least crafty people ever, but I enjoy learning how to be better and try new things. At the house, we do many bonding activities. These can include anything from game night to watching The Bachelor or even decorating cookies.

Gamma Phi Beta philanthropy event, Photo by Abby Hagelberger

Finally, the Gamma Phi Beta house is my favorite place in Athens because I have the ability to grow as a person and bond with so many greats women that I can call some of my best friends. There’s a wide range of individuals who guide me and give me the advice I need to be the best version of myself.

At the end of the day, there’s always excitement and happiness in the house. It doesn’t matter if we’re hosting bid day or hanging out in pajamas eating Chipotle because I know that either way I will enjoy my time I spend there.

The recovery room

Early one morning in the spring semester of 2016 I confidently walked in to Room 321 on the third floor of Baker University Center. All a part of my “new year, new me plans,” I guess. Those plans lasted for as long as most resolutions do.

The door to Room 321 on the third floor of Baker University Center

You see, Room 321 in Baker Center houses the Ohio University Collegiate Recovery Community called RISE (Recovery to Inspire, Share and Empower). No, I’m not an addict. RISE does not only provide support to students, staff and faculty members who suffer from addictions and addictive behaviors, but also people who have been impacted by the addiction of others. This is where I come in. My father was an alcoholic for as long as I can remember until he died in August, 2012. As one would think, growing up in a home where the person who was supposed to care for you was almost always drunk came with its challenges. Needless to say, I have some issues.

Now let’s get back to the Spring of 2016. I had emailed Ann, the woman in charge of the program, to let her know I was coming in. Before, this my dad’s drinking and how it affected was not something I talked about, but I was determined to do something about it. So, I put on a brave face and told Ann my story. She was super nice and invited me to RISE meetings which happen every Friday at 3pm.

I attended three RISE meetings that entire semester. Don’t get me wrong, the meetings were good. However, it was not easy to open up and get comfortable talking about the things that were so personal to me. I made excuses (mostly to myself) that I was too busy to attend weekly meetings.

Flash forward to last semester: the fall semester of 2016. I was taking a Strategic Social Media class and needed a client to work with on my project for that class. I remembered that Ann had mentioned that RISE needed help with social media. So once again I contacted Ann, this time asking if I can work with RISE to develop a social media plan. She agreed but urged me to attend weekly meetings so that I can keep abreast with what was happening with the group. This was a blessing in disguise.

Students are encouraged to use this area to take a break anytime during the day

It’s funny how it was once so difficult to sit in this room for one hour each week and now it is one of my favorite places in Athens. I just needed to give it a chance. The room is always warm and inviting. Motivational and inspirational quotes cover the walls. There’s always pop in the fridge and coffee in the pot, and there’s a comfy couch that I can take a nap on anytime I need a break from the day.

What I love most about this room, though, are the people who fill it. It is so comforting to have a group of people who understand and support me. They always say at meetings that you can share as much or as little as you are comfortable with. Sometimes our conversations get really deep, but sometimes we just sit around and talk about our week, or whatever is happening in the world at that time. They have helped me to understand addiction so much more, and they also help me to keep my own actions in check since I know that it could be easy for me to also go down the path of addiction.

The bricked trees of Athens

 

Who never stopped to see the colors of Athens?

Athens, this amazing city located along the Hocking River in the southeastern part of Ohio, is probable most known for its buildings, streets and old-styled places where the bobcats (the students) usually go to study or stay for a while between classes. Maybe, one can say that the best symbol of this place is its nature, surrounded by hills and oak trees; I would say that are all of them.

Who knows Athens once will never forget its bucolic scenario: buildings with red brick-walled walls, streets paved by blocks made in the factories of Hocking Valley, and a wonderful nature of trees, hills, river, squirrels, crows and bobcats (not the students, but the animal, the “Lynx rufus”. Fortunately, I never see one…).

Many people don’t know that the historical bricks which are part of the buildings in Ohio, Illinois, Wisconsin and Iowa are made in the bricks’ ovens of Nelsonville and others bricks’ factories located around the Hocking Valley region. In Athens, it is not different.

 

 

 

These genuine antique bricks fascinate everyone who cross the streets and, at least once, stops to see its characteristic colors and textures, that becomes more than orange, maybe red, when the light of the sun set hits them.

Who never did that? I guess, no one. But, who never once stopped to see the colorful trees having their leaves falling during the fall season? I would say again: I guess, no one.

In about three weeks in November, the city’s oak trees change the color of their leaves from green to red, yellow and even white, for then, fall and color the blocks of the streets. And then comes the winter of December…

Isn’t it part of a special environmental movie’s script? I would say no, because the scenario is wider. We can’t forget the beauty of the rugged hills covered with hardwood and pine, the rock shelters, springs, and animals living in the forests all around the county, or in the Wayne National Park.

And so, after the description above, answer the question: are Athens’ red brick-walled walls buildings and its block paved streets inserted in the natural covered hills, or is the beauty of the nature part of the city scenario? Don’t ask me. Stop by a while and see by your own. You will be impressed by this bucolic paint and after all will have the answer. I promise, You will never forget!


Happiness is an egg chair

Heaven is both green and egg-shaped, and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

Seriously.

Everyone talks about Athens’ rolling hills, or Ohio University’s beautiful architecture, but no one ever talks about the egg chairs on the fourth floor of Alden Library. They’re the real hidden gems.

Students burrow deep inside Alden Library’s egg chairs for the comfort of have their own special place. Photo courtesy of Olivia Miltner

Early spring always brings two things — the rain and a quest to find the perfect spot to sit between classes. You arrive at Alden Library, a solid choice because hey, with seven floors you’d think there’d be an abundance of chairs. There is, but that doesn’t stop students from forming a queue that begins on the second floor and winds up the staircase all the way to the fourth floor, leading up to — you guessed it — the egg chairs.

Repeat this just about every day, and you get the idea that these chairs are a big deal. But every once in a while, you’ll find an open one. That, my friends, is a magical day. First comes the split second of disbelief because you know how popular these chairs are. The fact that one’s actually empty must be a mistake. That disbelief will quickly fade to excitement and then determination, and gosh dang it you’re going to sit in that chair.

Me on the day I found true bliss. Photo by Cat Hofacker

You’ve sat down in lots of chairs before, but this is something else. You don’t just sit down in an egg chair. You sink into it until you’re cradled by a cushion of soft green felt, and you feel safe. Heck, you practically disappear, and here’s where I suspect the real draw of these chairs lie: It’s like you’re in your own little world.

Let’s face it, OU has a beautiful campus, and the students are a large part of what gives the school its unique personality. The Bobcat family is great, but here’s the thing about families, even the ones you choose: Sometimes you don’t want to see them. That’s the beauty of the egg chair. When you sit in one, you’re on your personal island, free to work or nap or watch Netflix in your own little cocoon of happiness.

The one true downside of the egg chair is that once you’re in, you never want to get out. I don’t need to go to class, you think because what is class when you’re so comfortable? A missed class here and there is no real cause for concern, but eventually your friends might start to wonder where you are after three days. And your mom will worry because you don’t answer her calls but keep posting Twitter pics with a weird, green backdrop. The real problem is you’ll eventually run out of food.

The ultimate dilemma: You’re hungry, and low blood sugar really shouldn’t be ignored. However, you know the second you get up, that chair is lost to you forever. So you wait, and you wait, but by now it’s been a week and you really must go. So you tearfully gather your things and reluctantly emerge into the real world. As you leave, you turn back for one last look at your beloved chair, but someone’s already in it.

Well, I guess heaven isn’t made for mere mortals to grasp.

It’s perfectly practical

I know you’re looking at this picture and wondering how somewhere so unspectacular could be the sole place I find as a hidden gem in Athens. Welcome to my RiverGate apartment go-to spot. It’s bland, completely the opposite of awe-inspiring, and for a lack of a better word, practical.

In retrospect, these are the qualities that I find wonderful about it.

But why?

You see, I’m an extrovert with 95% of my day constantly deriving from interacting with others. I love social gatherings, meeting new people, and striking conversation when I deem someone or something interesting. I thrive on undivided attention and garnering that stimulation all day can become very exhausting.

So here’s my IKEA looking dinner table and white chair. It’s shoved in the corner of my kitchen apartment with no decorations, no unique positioning; all in all it’s nothing fancy. And it’s perfect.

Having a space so extremely un-stimulating is an escape. It allows me to recharge and lose focus on my surroundings.

A look into my daily surroundings.

 

I understand that many people find that their favorite place is somehow attached to a relationship with a friend, a set of fond memories, or an association with something they desire.

Not to go against the norm, but my favorite place doesn’t fulfill any of those things. It simply supplies an outlet for being stagnant temporarily during my essential morning routine.

Every morning, I go to a CrossFit class over on West Union starting at 5 in the morning. Upon returning home an hour later, I shower and throw on my robe to meander into the kitchen to prepare my typical breakfast: two pieces of peanut butter toast with an accompanying fruit and a bottle of water.

Once breakfast is prepared, I plop down in the white chair to sit in utter silence, sometimes even in the dark. I prefer usually no cell phone, and enjoy watching the sun rise diagonally from me as I bite into my toast.

You know, there’s comfort in knowing that I wish the sun good morning and not the other way around.

During the day, I rarely sit at the table as I’m still in my active state of mind. Frequently I eat lunch standing up in my kitchen and seem to pace partly due to my natural anxious nature and because I’m seemingly too busy to hit pause.

It’s typical for me to not revisit my favorite place until Friday night around 7 to 9pm. It’s the perfect location to hang with friends or to sit alone, blasting music and sharing a drink before heading out to the unmatched nightlife of Athens. My favorite place is the calm before the storm that allows me to take on the social intoxication that the night will soon provide.

I know some people favor restaurants and bars, university buildings, or outdoor excursions found throughout town. And though I am ultimately a fan of these places as well, I learned that sometimes the simple spots in your home are the most valuable.

As I’ve gotten older, I seem to have become very fond of locations that allow me to get lost and enjoy the 5% of down time during my day.

And for me, sometimes all I need is a simple table, a chair, and a quiet place to eat my peanut butter toast.

Happiness and memories thrive in newsroom

What makes something your favorite place? Do you feel happy when you are there? Does it make you most comfortable? Does it help you achieve your dreams? There are so many different questions that could be asked about someone’s favorite place in Athens?

Every person takes into factor different things but for me my favorite place in Athens is John Calhoun Baker University Center Room 325. This is the location of the place that I feel happy and most comfortable.

Students work in The Post newsroom. (Photo Credit: Eric Walker)

In that room is located the newsroom for The Post, the independent student-run newspaper of Ohio University. There is not much glamour in the room as it is filled with computer and papers lying around.To me happiness is one of the most important things due to events happening in my life that had me have less value in it so know it is what I value over most things. That is why the newsroom is my favorite place as it makes me happy and if I ever am in a bad mood when I go in it will immediately change.

This is the place where I met most of my friends and helped me grow as a person along with some awesome memories. You really do get to know someone after midnight when you work together on editing the paper. One of my favorite memories in Athens happened in the newsroom after 1 a.m.It was my day to do the late night editing with a few others and OU President McDavis announced in the afternoon that he was going to leave OU after his current contract ran out. We had an idea this was going to happen but were not positive so the layout of the paper was changed greatly and meant that all the stories would come in late.

As usual everyone was late on sending in their stories so we all spent the first couple hours of the evening talking as there was nothing to do. Once midnight stories started to come in and as we all became more delirious the more important stories started to come in. Even though it was a lot of work to make sure everything was correct it was fun to edit the stories and see how each person had slightly different styles of writing that all worked.

I do not have a single memory of ever being sad when I walk into Baker 325 as even if you are not “great” friends with some of the people in the newsroom there are always things in common and everyone is in it together.

The place where my friends are and makes me happiest should be anyone’s favorite place but for me it is. Room 325 is my favorite place for many reasons and it has brought me my favorite memories.

A View and Some Joe

 

You’ve been in class for three hours straight and you haven’t even had breakfast. You just got an email from your history teacher who has decided to add another book to the syllabus, what’s a few more hundred pages on inequality and the Renaissance anyway? My point is the days can get long around here and we all need a place to put our feet up. Jerid’s Porch makes it easy for a 20 minutes break to seem like an hour.

Located just above Court Street Coffee, Jerid’s porch boasts its proximity to some of the most delectable bean based beverages and pastries this fine town has to offer. So go grab roast and a scone and take a load off.

Once your loaded up on grub it’s time to sit down and take a breath. Here at Jerid’s porch it is most certainly possible. Completed with semi-fresh pine wood and furnished with four partially functioning camping chairs, you can be sure every one will be relaxing in comfort.

Too much caffeine to sit down? No problem. If you can manage to find the missing bean bag you’re welcome to play a game or two of cornhole. But seriously, if you do find the bean bag we would all be super pumped about it. Being honest, you’re probably not going to find the bean bag.

I used to live down on Mill St. where I had two porches overlooking the street itself and the East edge of the valley. Something about a misty morning and a cup of coffee always put me in a good mood. It also may have been the most poorly constructed house in Athens, which is saying something. But damn do I miss those porches.

Jerid’s porch isn’t my own but provides a similar comfort. Perfect for forgetting about the day if only for a few minutes.

There may not be a view of the valley from Jerid’s porch, but there are other things too look at besides a hillside. From up there you can watch the bustling of the day as students and professors make their way up and down Court st.

You can wonder to yourself, hmm I wonder where they’re off to. Well they’re probably going to class but you’re welcome to wonder.

It’s amazing what a chair and a cup of coffee can do. Honestly I don’t know how I’d get through the day with out these two necessities.

I should probably tell you now that you can’t just go walk up the porch and plop yourself down like I do, as it is a private place. I’m sure by now I’ve overstayed my welcome, well that’s too bad Jerid.