Pause for paws.

Trying to watch morning soccer with Oscar can be difficult…

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Special delivery.

We got a big package box in the mail from JJVE today…

Inside were two six packs…

We’ve had the 10 Barrel Brewing Cucumber Crush Sour before and it is delicious…

But we’ve never even heard of Belching Beaver Peanut Butter Milk Stout before…

We’re really excited to try it. Thanks, JJVE! That’s pretty darn awesome of you! Cheers!
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Deskey chili cookoff.

At work today, there was a Deskey chili cookoff

There were even celebrity guest judges from Arnold’s because everything has to be a dang competition…

And Becky was the winner with her #4 chili…

And then there were cupcakes for January birthdays…

And we also revealed our Deskey Secret Valentines. It made for a pretty fun afternoon. πŸ˜€πŸ–οΈβ€οΈ

Constructing Cincinnati.

I wonder if they’re finished across the street. I wouldn’t be at all surprised if they just paved over the space and called it a new surface parking lot…

I don’t think that’s the plan. But it looks like it could happen.πŸ˜€πŸš§β€οΈ

Happy Valentine’s Day!

This evening we went out to celebrate Valentine’s Day! We talked about grandiose plans and expensive dinners. But instead, we just stopped at new favorite placeΒ Northside Distilling to try one of their special Valentine’s Day cocktails

Genifer ordered The Bless Your Heart…

And I ordered The Dudette. Don’t judge me. It was delicious…

Then we headed back to Northside and stopped at Chameleon for a couple of cheese pizza slices and BBQ chicken wings. We’re not fancy…

Chameleon’s pizza and wings are both out of this world! Sometimes the best Valentine’s Day plans are the simplest. πŸ˜€πŸ’πŸ₯ƒπŸ•β€οΈ

Deskey Secret Valentines.

We drew names at work for Deskey Secret Valentines. I drew our proofreader, Susan and here are the valentines I made for her…

I was just going to do the little photo of her dog Jack who is a pretty funny little dog. He reminds me a lot of Oscar. But then I was looking at Pinterest and saw these other ideas that I thought were pretty cute as well. The inside of little card said, “Thanks a LATTE for all you do.” And inside the dynamite sticks were stacks of Reese’s mini peanut butter cups. Pinterest is awesome for getting ideas for stuff like this.

Here’s the Deskey Secret Valentine that I received…

I got this awesome little owl made out of seashells…

And that means the seashell bunny I got from the Deskey White Elephant gift exchange a couple of years back has a new best friend…

Deskey Secret Valentines are pretty fun. πŸ˜€πŸ¦‰πŸ°β€οΈ

Wednesdays are for Second Place.

We stopped at Second Place again for half-priced cheeseburgers tonight. Genifer ordered her burger with a side of fries…

And I got my burger…

With chicken wings…

Second Place Wednesdays are the best!Β πŸ˜€πŸ”πŸŸπŸ”β€οΈ

Downtown details.

You know what I think would be interesting? I think it would be really interesting to photograph all the storefronts in downtown Cincinnati and Over-the-Rhine. Even since we’ve left downtown there have been a lot of places that have closed their doors for good and there have been even more places that have opened, either in those spaces or in new spaces. It would be an interesting study in the continual evolution of urban spaces particularly downtown Cincinnati. How long before something new moves into this space on Main Street and the Spatz Foods sign is gone forever? We would walk by this sign every time we headed out to do something when we lived downtown…

Downtown Cincinnati is in a state of continual change and it’d beat really neat to have the time to document those changes and downtown details better. πŸ˜€πŸ™οΈβ€οΈ

Three years ago.

Three years ago today, we were counting down to our wedding in Jamaica

Thanks,Β Timehop!πŸ˜€πŸ¦•β€οΈ

Happy Pitchers & Catchers Day!

Baseball is almost back! Image courtesy of the Cincinnati Reds. πŸ˜€βšΎοΈβ€οΈ