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About bake65
Epinions.com ID: bake65
Location: Springfield, IL
Member Since: Oct 28, 1999
 
Favorite Websites: http://www.lileks.com

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Reviews Written: 52
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bake65's Recent Opinions
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Jun 24, 2004 Galesburg Fairfield Inn - A Place to Sleep If You've Gotta Stay in Galesburg Fairfield Inn Galesburg
in Hotels
  Product Rating: 3.0    Very Helpful
May 21, 2004 Shrek2 - What You Need to Know Shrek 2 (DVD, 2009, WS; B.O.B. Packaging)
in Movies
  Product Rating: 4.0    Show
Feb 11, 2004 Embassy Suites in Kansas City - Can YOU find this hotel? Es Kansas City/Country Club Plaza
in Hotels and Resorts
  Product Rating: 4.0    Very Helpful
Jan 21, 2004 Embassy Suites - Chicago Downtown Lakefront Embassy Suites Hotel Chicago Downtown-La
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  Product Rating: 4.0    Very Helpful
Jan 8, 2004 Culver's - All It's Cracked Up to Be? Culver's
in Chain Restaurants
  Product Rating: 4.0    Very Helpful
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About bake65
The photo is me and my wife at Halloween 2003 - I'm the goofy looking one, she's the hottie. I enjoy 35mm photography, music, electronics, golf and University of Illinois football and basketball (well at least I've enjoyed basketball lately). My wife and I have two wonderful small kids. Professionally, I have a B.S. in Secondary Education (certified to teach just about everything in social studies) and a Master's in Public Administration. I have worked for the State of Illinois in various positions for several years. I rate reviews based on the following criteria, in this order: accuracy, objectivity, entertainment and whether it's apparent the reviewer actually owns (or experienced) the product/service in question. You'll find most of my reviews are at the extremes, very few with 3 stars. This is a result of my tendency to write reviews about products I feel stongly about, either positively or negatively. Most products and services I encounter fall in the middle, and thus not really worthy of a review. I write reviews to clue people in on my really good experiences and also the really bad ones. Implicit in this approach is another tenet of mine at Epinions. I only write about products and services I actually have used. I do not write about it if I haven't used it. - Thanks! GO ILLINI!!