Here are some odds and ends, of the unusual variety, from Ohio Gov. John Kasich's State of the State address Tuesday in Steubenville:
During the 90 minute speech - it was the governor's second and the first ever, it's believed, to be held outside the Ohio House Chamber in Columbus - he took a shot at California, recalled a vision he had the night before that included comedian Jerry Seinfeld and made mention of exporting non-bluetongue bovine to Turkey.
The Republican, also while commenting about his wife Karen, mentioned a cartoon that referred to his ''hot wife'' and said to two women who just received two of the first three Governor's Courage Awards that he didn't want to see the medals appear on eBay.
Kasich - known for not preparing a speech or speaking from a teleprompter but rather spontaneously with only his ideas jotted down on a few note cards - appeared to be laying down the foundation for points he later made on Ohio's turnaround from being the 48th ranked state in job creation when he said California, one of the two states ranked lower, is ''filled with a bunch of wackadoodles.''
Later, he said Ohio has jumped into ninth place. ''It's about time, because we're a powerhouse here in Ohio . ... Our private sector job growth, rather than losing 400,000 jobs over the last four years, we created 43,500 new jobs. A net increase of 43,500 families better off,'' Kasich said.
But back to the unusual.
There was his vision the night before of Seinfeld in the back seat of a car whose passengers also included ''Batch,'' who I'm assuming is Ohio House Speaker Wiliam Batchelder, and Armond Budish, Ohio House minority leader.
I'm also assuming that Batchelder was driving and Budish was riding shotgun.
''We don't want to see those on eBay ladies,'' is what Kasich said after presenting two women with Courage Awards.
One woman formed SOLACE (Surviving Our Loss and Continuing Everyday) after the prescription drug-related death of her teenage son; the other is a survivor of human trafficking who now is a social worker in Columbus helping others escape that same terrible situation.
The Mahoning Valley got a handful of shout outs in the address.
Kasich mentioned the Lordstown-built Chevrolet Cruze while discussing large investments and commitments automakers are making in Ohio.
General Motors has a ''continued commitment to Toledo, Defiance, and, of course, Lordstown. Chevy Cruze, baby. It's selling. And it's working,'' Kasich said.
V&M Star received recognition, as well as Youngstown's decreasing unemployment rate.
''Listen to this, folks, I mean, I just don't even - I can't believe it. The unemployment rate in Youngstown has gone from 11.5 to 8.3 percent in the last year. The Mahoning Valley is alive again. And they deserve it,'' Kasich said.
The last mention of the Valley was regarding hydraulic fracturing.