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Joseph
07-23-2008, 11:16 PM
Well, a few months back some of you might recall that the wife had given her blessing to trying to find suitable employment in Cincinnati so we could move there.

Funny thing happened on the way to season tickets....I got fired from my job.

Now some might consider this a blank check to go where we wanted, but it actually only opened a window for us but also forced us to look in the general region as opposed to just Cincinnati.

Long story short, we are moving to Louisville, KY instead.

We are both really excited. I've gotten a job as the guy who is responsible for what the inside of your friendly local neighborhood Kroger looks like [at least the 168 of them in the Mid South division], and the wife is going to work for the city.

Aside from being fired, things couldn't have matched up much better. My job, her job, Kroger is paying for the move and helping us sell the house we own now. We found a new house already and closed on it this afternoon. The parents all like Louisville better because its closer to 'home'.

The only one not happy is the cat, she doesn't like change. She'll get over it.

Anyway, I'll be moving starting tomorrow. Try not to let the Reds make any exciting moves I'd want to discuss until I get back.

And if anyone has any good tips on life in Louisville, let me know.

George Anderson
07-23-2008, 11:57 PM
The ushers at "Slugger Field" were beyond doubt the rudest I have ever encountered in all the years I have been going to baseball games.

kaldaniels
07-24-2008, 12:01 AM
Well, a few months back some of you might recall that the wife had given her blessing to trying to find suitable employment in Cincinnati so we could move there.

Funny thing happened on the way to season tickets....I got fired from my job.

Now some might consider this a blank check to go where we wanted, but it actually only opened a window for us but also forced us to look in the general region as opposed to just Cincinnati.

Long story short, we are moving to Louisville, KY instead.

We are both really excited. I've gotten a job as the guy who is responsible for what the inside of your friendly local neighborhood Kroger looks like [at least the 168 of them in the Mid South division], and the wife is going to work for the city.

Aside from being fired, things couldn't have matched up much better. My job, her job, Kroger is paying for the move and helping us sell the house we own now. We found a new house already and closed on it this afternoon. The parents all like Louisville better because its closer to 'home'.

The only one not happy is the cat, she doesn't like change. She'll get over it.

Anyway, I'll be moving starting tomorrow. Try not to let the Reds make any exciting moves I'd want to discuss until I get back.

And if anyone has any good tips on life in Louisville, let me know.

Now that you've said that I suppose we should be preparing for big news tommorrow. :D

That said, enjoy Louisville.

RFS62
07-24-2008, 06:45 AM
Congratulations, Joseph. Good luck on the move.

PedroBourbon
07-24-2008, 07:32 AM
The ushers at "Slugger Field" were beyond doubt the rudest I have ever encountered in all the years I have been going to baseball games.

I will second that. I was a season ticket holder for the Bats for two years. I sat in the same seat EVERY game and was constantly hounded by the SAME USHER for two years. She wanted to see my ticket nearly every time I got up to use the restroom or get a beer. My wife and I called her the "seat nazi"

Anyway, congrats on Louisville, I have lived there on three separate occasions. It's a great town, Lot's to do. Make sure you check out the Slugger museum and IMAX theater downtown. tons of good places to eat. If your a pizza fan, check out the Clifton Pizza company on frankfort road.

chicoruiz
07-24-2008, 08:08 AM
I was reading a copy of "Outside" magazine at the drugstore (too cheap to buy it), and Louisville was listed as one of the top 20 up and coming places to live.

George Anderson
07-24-2008, 08:36 AM
I will second that. I was a season ticket holder for the Bats for two years. I sat in the same seat EVERY game and was constantly hounded by the SAME USHER for two years. She wanted to see my ticket nearly every time I got up to use the restroom or get a beer. My wife and I called her the "seat nazi"



Was she a small lady im guessing in her late 50's who worked the upper deck?

Boston Red
07-24-2008, 08:41 AM
Send your boys to St. X and your girls to Sacred Heart.

PedroBourbon
07-24-2008, 08:54 AM
Was she a small lady im guessing in her late 50's who worked the upper deck?

Short, upper 50's early 60's. It was lower deck, first base side between home and first. Grumpy little witch. Kinda resembled Marge Schott. She really took away from the game experience.

Scrap Irony
07-24-2008, 11:11 AM
Or you could send your children to Collegiate and receive a real education.

You might also want to check out the following restaurants:
The Monkey Wrench (cool, eclectic bar/ restaurant with good food)
Shalomar (good Indian food)
Lynn's Paradise Cafe (ambience and ugly lamps, plus brunch)

The Kentucky Center for the Arts usually gives great show, though the Humana Festival is sometimes preachy.
Shakespeare in the Park is great and free, though hot.
Bat games are cheap and fun, but Cincinnati is only a couple hours north if you want the real thing.
Wait til October for college basketball and football. Basketball dominates this college town, but football is/ was closing in. You must choose now as to allegience between Louisville and Kentucky. One or the other.

Other than that, enjoy the area, man.

Boston Red
07-24-2008, 11:21 AM
Or you could send your children to Collegiate and receive a real education.

As long as they have no interest whatsoever in athletics (field hockey and tennis excepted).

Boston Red
07-24-2008, 11:41 AM
By the way, if you're already annoyed with the Louisville high school discussion, just wait. It's one of Louisville's favorite topics. Of all the people I know in Boston, I don't know where more than a half dozen of them went to high school. I know where EVERYONE I know from Louisville went to high school.

BoxingRed
07-24-2008, 01:35 PM
By the way, if you're already annoyed with the Louisville high school discussion, just wait. It's one of Louisville's favorite topics. Of all the people I know in Boston, I don't know where more than a half dozen of them went to high school. I know where EVERYONE I know from Louisville went to high school.

Atherton, got a good education (went to George Washington Univ. after high school) and didn't have to pay for it.:p:

I grew up in the Ville and my sisters spent their teen years there. We all talk wistfully of our time in that City and it wouldn't surprise me one bit if we all ended up living there again. It is a fantastic place to grow up IMO. Plenty of parks, lots of rec activities, nice neighborhoods, good movie theaters and plenty of good places to eat or get into trouble, if that's your poison.

improbus
07-24-2008, 09:53 PM
I think Louisville is about as close to Cincy as you will find.

Heath
07-24-2008, 10:06 PM
Good Luck Joseph.

And everytime an NBA franchise gets tossed around to relocate, Louisville is always on the list.

Playadlc
07-25-2008, 05:39 AM
I live in the Louisville area (southern Indiana) and I think you will enjoy your time there.

If you don't mind me asking, what part of Louisville are you guys moving to?

Boston Red
07-25-2008, 09:18 AM
And everytime an NBA franchise gets tossed around to relocate, Louisville is always on the list.

They cancelled the bond deal on their downtown arena yesterday, so the NBA to Louisville is less and less likely.

IslandRed
07-25-2008, 11:32 AM
Probably just as well. I know Louisville wants to be big-league but at its heart it's a college hoops town.

At the risk of hijacking the thread, anyone else have old Colonels stuff?

Scrap Irony
07-25-2008, 11:38 AM
I have an old light,about three feet around, complete with red, white, and blue ABA panels, orange hoop, and nylon net. I also have a couple 8x10 sgined photos of Artis Gilmore, Dan Issel, and Louis Dampier. Gilmore has the coolest hair in the entirety of the 70's. Elvis lambchops and a 'fro.

Team Clark
07-25-2008, 12:11 PM
I will second that. I was a season ticket holder for the Bats for two years. I sat in the same seat EVERY game and was constantly hounded by the SAME USHER for two years. She wanted to see my ticket nearly every time I got up to use the restroom or get a beer. My wife and I called her the "seat nazi"

Anyway, congrats on Louisville, I have lived there on three separate occasions. It's a great town, Lot's to do. Make sure you check out the Slugger museum and IMAX theater downtown. tons of good places to eat. If your a pizza fan, check out the Clifton Pizza company on frankfort road.

The ONLY time that I have been rude to an employee of a Baseball team besides you know who :p:, is to an usher in Louisville. I had credentials, appropriately displayed, the whole nine yards. I also had tickets in my pocket and displayed those as well. Some teams give you tickets, some just point you in the direction where to sit. I was double covered in Louisville. The usher looked at them every single time I made a move. (I don't always sit in the same seat but it wasn't like I was moving entire sections)

I took a bathroom break around the 6th or 7th inning and upon returning the same usher acted like he had never seen me before in his life. I actually knew his name at this point we had interracted so many times. Other credentialed personnel were having the same issue. There is usually an area of about 6 rows that reserved seats are given to working credntialed personnel. We move around from time to time.

Finally, upon coming back from the bathroom I confronted the guy and basically told him to stop bothering me before I made an official complaint. He stood at the bottom of my row for the remainder of the game and stared at myself and other credentialed personnel.

Having said all this, there are no ushers WORSE than in Wrigley. Never in my life have I witnessed anything like their behavior.

Joseph
07-26-2008, 04:25 PM
Thanks for all the advice and such folks. I won't get into the school debate at the moment as we don't have kids so I don't have to worry about what institution to send them to.

We are living in what I'm told is Stony Brook. Technically its kind of a no mans land between a few neighborhoods though, but SB is as close as the realtors could decide when we were closing.

So far we've done little more than unpack and rearrange, but we are enjoying ourselves at least. I've got another week before I start my new job, so we are thinking we might be able to get out a little during the week and experience some of what the city has to offer aside from the Wal Mart on Husrtbourne and the Kroger on Breckenridge.

macro
07-27-2008, 10:04 AM
I've said to this to you already, Joe, but I'll go ahead and say it here, too...

Stony Brook is a great part of town! Lots of shopping and eating right there on Hurstborne. That would certainly be one of my top picks for location in the city. You've got the new stuff where you live and the historic Highlands just down Bardstown Road. Drive down there some weekend night, park your car, and take a walk up and down Bardstown Road in the Highlands.

AccordinglyReds
07-28-2008, 01:19 AM
Congrats on the move.

I live in Louisville (east end) and enjoy living here. I work during the summers at Kroger #389. :p By the way, Meijer is right down the street from you, too.

Feel free to PM if you have any questions regarding anything related to Louisville. I used to live off Hurstbourne Lane before moving out to Prospect. Enjoy!

roundboy22
07-28-2008, 05:23 PM
Welcome to Louisville. Stony Brook is nice. It has one of the movie theaters we go to and is close to everything.