Checking in on the OscarCams.

On our way home, we checked in on the OscarCams to see what the parking was looking like on our street. And then we looked to see what Oscar was doing…

He was just hanging out on the arm of the sofa like it was no big deal. It probably isn’t the most comfortable spot in our house. He’s a silly little dog. 😀🐾❤️

And I should probably figure out how to adjust the time on the OscarCams for daylight savings time.

My Favorite Year.

This evening our friend Jen was in a production of the classic musical comedy, My Favorite Year at the Aronoff Center presented by Cincinnati Music Theatre. We’ve never known anyone in an on-stage musical production so we had to go check it out. Genifer met me downtown before the performance, we got to check out the Cincy Holiday Pop-Shop and then we stopped for a drink before the performance at one of our favorite spots from when we still used to live downtown, Horse&Barrel

It’s one of Genifer’s favorite spots because she loves their Cold One & Old One…

It’s a draft beer and a little bourbon for just $5…

I don’t know why that photo is so fuzzy. I guess I should have cleaned my lens better. After our Cold One & Old One, we walked across the street to the Aronoff Center’s Jarson Kaplan Theater…

There’s our friend Jen…

We had really nice seats in one of the boxes overlooking the stage…

We sat in almost the same seats when we saw the Mersey Beatles in the same theater…

I snuck a couple of photos with my Polaroid CUBE+…

It was a good performance and our friend Jen was very, very good in her role…

On our way home from the performance, we stopped at Higher Gravity to try their latest special keg, Double Dunk by Prairie Ales, an Imperial Stout made with real Oreos!

It was a very good stout. I could have used about six or so more Oreos. They tasted so good when you dunked them in the stout. It made for a great nightcap to a really fun Friday evening. 😀🎭❤️

It’s a sign.

Even though the business has closed it’s doors, I hope this sign hangs above Vine Street in downtown Cincinnati forever. 😀⚠️❤️

Downtown Cincy Winter Pop-Shop.

Tonight was the opening of the Downtown Cincy Holiday Pop-Shop on Main Street…

There were collections from four different artists/vendors…

There was all sorts of really great stuff collected in this winter pop-up shop. I think it’s a great idea to activate unused spaces around Central Business District with pop-up shops like this, especially leading up to the holidays. I can’t wait to check back and see what the pop-shop gets updated with in the next few weeks. 😀🛍️❤️

Le’s Pho & Sandwiches.

Today, I walked over to Court Street to get lunch from Le’s Pho & Sandwiches

I ordered a Chicken Bahn Mi sammich and an egg roll…

Their sammiches are very delicious and really inexpensive. 😀🍜❤️

Constructing Cincinnati.

Earlier in the week, they finished knocking down the building across the street. Since then, they’ve been working to clear all the rubble and debris. I was kind of surprised to see how much progress they’ve made in just a few days…

It’s pretty crazy that a building can just disappear without a trace so quickly. And over on Court Street, the new downtown Kroger tower continues to reach skyward…

When it’s all said and done, this building will be 18-stories tall and be home to a two-story supermarket, 139 apartments and a six-story, 555-space parking garage. It would have been pretty awesome to have a Kroger right around the corner when we used to live downtown. 😀🚧❤️