Fifty West Wednesdays.

This morning Genifer dropped me off on her way to work at an all-day brainstorming offsite meeting in out in Mariemont…

Our brainstorming was at The Barn, which is a great place for an offsite meeting just as soon you get over the fact that it’s all the way out in Mariemont…

After the offsite meeting, Genifer picked me up and we went to Fifty West

Every Wednesday at Fifty West is Burger & Beer Night. You can get a burger and a beer for just $12! Genifer got their BBQ Bacon Burger…

And I got their Mushroom Swiss burger…

Those were some pretty awesome burgers! And really good beers. I couldn’t imagine a better way to wind down a Wednesday when you find yourself out on the east side of town. 🙂

Pause for paws.

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Oscar got his haircut today. He looks so handsome! Taken with Instagram. 🙂

Pizzeria Locale for a good cause.

To celebrate their car passing over 200,000 miles on the odometer and not having any more car payments, Becky and Bob generously bought all of Deskey lunch from at Pizzeria Locale, a new Chipotle-style chain pizza joint in Kenwood…

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It was really good stuff! Pizzeria Locale was having a promotion today where if you mentioned UpSpring (a non-profit that works to keep Greater Cincinnati children experiencing homelessness connected to their education), the organization received 50%. And the pizza pie was delicious too! That’s what I call a win-win! 😁🙌🍕

Downtown details.

The Eduardo Kobra/Artworks mural on Walnut Street has been completed

Hands down, it’s one of my favorite Artworks murals. 🙂

Cincinnati Streetcar.

It feels like it’s been forever in the making. There were all the politics and then the construction, awaiting the arrival of the cars, then putting them on the rails and driving around for months on end without any passengers. But starting on September 9th, you’ll actually be able to ride the Cincinnati Streetcar, ahem… Cincinnati Bell Connector around downtown and Over-the-Rhine. This morning Deskey got an informative crash-course in Streetcar safety from the City of Cincinnati…

They also showed a bunch of super cute videos. I’m not even going to lie, I was initially very skeptical about the whole idea of the Streetcar. I thought it was an awful lot of money for a route that people could very easily bike or walk. But like they say, if you can’t beat them, join ’em. I’m excited to ride the Streetcar because it expands my lunch options exponentially. It’ll be pretty cool to be able to hop on one of these guys to ride up to Findlay Market, Taft’s Ale House or down to The Banks to get lunch…

And who knows maybe some day before we’re old and grey, the Cincinnati Streetcar
CB Connector will connect Northside and downtown. But I’m not holding my breath. 🙂

Lazy Sundays.

What is they say about the best laid plans? We planned to go over and check out Cincy Summer Streets on Hamilton Avenue in Northside. But we were lazy and slept in and then puttered and cleaned up a bit after last night’s little party. We ended up missing all of the Cincy Summer Streets festivities. And we were fine with that because it was stupid hot outside this afternoon. We were also planning to going over to checkout the last day of Bewilderfest at Urban Artifact

But we decided to wait to go until after we streamed the FC Cincinnati match against New York Red Bulls 2 live on YouTube. And that was a mistake. FC|C ended up losing 2-0. Both goals came on ridiculously absurd penalty calls, the first of which resulted in FC|C’s keeper being sent off in the 10th minute. It was farcical. Right then, we should have turned it off and gone and done something else. But we didn’t. We’re good fans. We suffered through that match. All the way until the final whistle. And as soon it was over, we started to get ready to head over to Bewilderfest. Then we heard a surprising loud thunder clap, looked outside to see this…

The sky looked like something out of Ghostbusters. And then it started pouring. The skies cleared a bit but it pretty much rained for the rest of the evening…

So we ended up being lazy and not really doing much all day. And I can’t say that I’m upset about that at all. 🙂

Six months ago today…

It’s crazy that we’ve been married for six months already. Time flies when you’re having fun with your best friend! 🙂

#TBT Pause for paws.

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Ten months ago, our bud dog passed away. We still miss him bunches everyday. 😦

Taken with Instagram.

It was kinda foggy when we were out walking Oscar this evening in Northside. All of the lights up the hill at the end of our street had a bit of a glowing halo around them. It was pretty neat. Taken with Instagram. 🙂

Happy National Dog Day.

Taken with Instagram. 🙂