Good evening from Northside.

Good evening again from our backyard in Northside. The sunsets have been really pretty lately when it hasn’t been all rainy and grey.

2019 GD USA Award winner.

A little over a year ago, the new brand identity I designed for Cincinnati Public Radio was unveiled and started to make its debut around Cincinnati…

It’s been pretty neat to drive around Cincinnati and see the logo I designed on billboards and pop up unexpectedly here and there. Today, I noticed that the logo I designed won a rather prestigious 2019 American Graphic Design Award

This yearโ€™s showcase of 600 pieces (winnowed from more than 12,000 entries) reflects the many ways that graphic design shapes business and society, products and services, commerce and culture and causes. Winners run the gamut from print and packaging to internet and interactive, from dream assignments to bread and butter endeavors, from established stars to rising newcomers, from red states to blue.

Pretty neat. Just knowing that I created a logo that will be part of a very vibrant and diverse Cincinnati community for the foreseeable future is an even better feeling.

But the best feeling is having that logo in my portfolio.

Thank you, Graphic Design USA! ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ†โค๏ธ

Milk & Mocha Bear.

I think Milk & Mocha Bear are just so cute…

They remind me so much of the relationship Genifer and I have together. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿปโค๏ธ

Another low-key Sunday.

We got up early this morning to run over to get a few groceries from Trader Joe’s. And I became the mayor of Trader Joe’s on Swarm

And then, we stopped at Biggby again for weekend morning coffee

Genifer is the mayor of Biggby. We just had another pretty lazy day at home. I finished up my project for work. And we took the dogs on a few walks. On one of our walks, we found this little jazzy cool cat on the sidewalk that someone must have lost…

I set him on the base of one of the streetlights. I hope he can find his people again. We watched The Aeronauts on Prime Video. It was pretty good. It was just another pretty low-key Sunday. ๐Ÿ˜€โ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿฑโค๏ธ

Weekends are always better when you don’t have to work on a bunch of stuff for work. But it’s also pretty nice to have the opportunity to work on some pretty big projects, even if the timelines are kind of ridiculous.

A rainy Cincinnati Saturday.

It was really warm this morning with temperatures hovering in the mid-60s. But it was supposed to rain all day. And it pretty much did.

Before it started raining this morning we got up and ran over to Biggby for weekend morning coffee

We saw on Biggby’s Instagram that they had a BOGO offer just for today…

My new favorite go-to drink is Biggy’s Cocoa Caramella hot chocolate with a little bit of butterscotch added to it. It’s a great drink. And I really prefer hot chocolate to coffee. The caffeine makes me feel too jittery.

We watched some of the soccer this morning. My favorite club, Arsenal drew 1-1 with Crystal Palace and my other favorite club, Leicester City lost to Southampton 2-1. The last time Leicester and Southampton played, Leicester thumped the Saints 9-0.

We hung out upstairs and I worked on some work stuff until the dogs let us know they wanted to go on another dog walk…

Later when it was time for the other football, we took the Taft’s gift cards we received for Christmas around the corner to the Brewpourium for some pizza and wings. Taft’s had a peanut butter version of their Maverick chocolate porter on tap…

And it was really terrific. We usually get Taft’s Cherrywood BBQ wings but tonight we tried their buffalo wings. And they really good too. Pretty spicy but really good. So good, in fact, we had already eaten half of the wings before I remembered to take a photo…

And we shared a small pizza with pepperoni, sausage and banana peppers…

Taft’s pizzas are so good! When we were leaving, the Brewopurium was getting crazy…

Apparently, there was going to be a comedy show in the back of the Brewpourium. When we got home, we walked the dogs around the block again in the rain…

We watched a pretty dumb movie on Prime Video and then fell asleep while we watched the rest of the other football playoff game. It was a pretty good Saturday. It would have better if I didn’t have to work on a bunch of work stuff. ๐Ÿ˜€โ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ”๐ŸŒง๏ธโค๏ธ

Checking in on the WyzeCams.

It was a very rainy night as you can see from our third-floor WyzeCam

The new iPad that Genifer got me for Christmas came with a free year of Apple TV. So we finished watching the first season of The Morning Show and also watched the latest episode of The Servant, both on Apple TV. While we were watching those on our TV, I was also watching our Mavs get thumped by the Lakers on a little tablet.

It seems that almost everyone has a streaming service. Right now, we do YouTubeTV, Netflix, Disney+, PrimeVideo (free with Amazon Prime), Hulu (free with Sprint), Apple TV (free with my iPad), NBC Sports Gold (for Premier League), ESPN+ and Pluto TV (Pluto is completely free). And they all have apps for our Amazon Fire TV sticks and all of our mobile devices.

I saw a bundle deal where you could get Hulu, Disney+ and ESPN+ for $12.99 a month. That’s a great value. Disney is worth it just for The Mandalorian. And I just love ESPN+ for all the extra sporting events. All the soccer alone makes ESPN+ worth it for me. And I’m on my third trip through the thirteen seasons of Ancient Aliens on Hulu. It’s one of my go-to shows to listen to at work.

What’s funny to me is that out of all these streaming services, the one I think I watch the most is Pluto TV. There are just soooo many random channels on Pluto. I love their surfing channel, 4KTV and the slow tv channel. It’s really a pretty incredible service considering that it’s completely free. There is so much stuff.

Anyway, it was such a grey and rainy Friday. It was perfect for binging watching shows. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ“ท๐ŸŒง๏ธ๐Ÿ“บโค๏ธ

It’s what’s for dinner.

Genifer made her turkey meatloaf again for dinner tonight…

Her meatloaf is sooo good. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿฆƒโค๏ธ

Todayโ€™s my Twitter birthday!

Today was my Twitterย birthday! Iโ€™ve been on Twitter forย 11 years now!

I guess, time really flies when youโ€™re tweeting tweets. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ•Š๏ธ๐ŸŽ‚โค๏ธ

Pause for paws.

If you get up for just a second and Oscar will steal your spot on the bed. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿพโค๏ธ

Goodnight moon.

Tomorrow night there is going to be a Wolf Moon lunar eclipse. Unfortunately, the eclipse will only be visible primarily from the Eastern Hemisphere, with countries in Europe, Africa and much of Asia in prime viewing position. But tonight, we were still treated to an almost full moon. My moon app said tonight’s moon was 99.6% full…

When we got home from our dog walk, I took a few photos of the moon with my mega-zoom Samsung Galaxy S…

It’s a bummer that it’s supposed to rain tomorrow. I’d like to at least see tomorrow night’s full moon. But that probably won’t happen. Goodnight moon. ๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŒ•โค๏ธ

UPDATE: There are some amazing photos of the Wolf Moon lunar eclipse over at and also has a terrific 2020 Full Moon Calendar.