Good morning from Northside.

Good morning from Northside. 😀🌄❤️

A brand new personal best.

I ended up setting a new brand personal best for points in a week on my Swarm

My old previous personal best was 3431 points in a week. I still really like my check-ins on Swarm! 😀⭐️❤️

A foggy evening in Northside.

It was a foggy evening in Northside. 😀🌫️❤️

BDubs & Brink Brewing.

After dropping off our taxes, we stopped at BDubs on The Westside for lunch…

I think their mini corn dogs are one of the best things around…

Genifer ordered garlic parmesan boneless wings…

And a side of fries…

I had the buffalo chicken sammich…

After we were done with lunch, we stopped at Brink Brewing in College Hill…

Brink always has some pretty awesome beers…

Great lunch and great beers make for a great Saturday. 😀🐔🍺❤️

It’s a sign.

We dropped off all of our tax stuff to our accountant this morning…

And this sign was on the deli right next door to our accountant…

World famous, huh? Now I feel like I have to try it when we go back to finalize our taxes. 😀🐔❤️

That doggy in the window.

This morning we got up to run some errands. As we were getting in the car, I noticed the curtains moving in our front window…

And then Oscar’s little head peeked out of the curtains…

He must have hopped up on the chair by our front window and was watching us leave…

It was really hard to leave with him watching us. It was one of the most adorable things I’ve seen. He’s so stinkin’ cute. 😀🏠🐾❤️

Tickle Pickle burgers.

On the way home from work, I stopped at Tickle Pickle in Northside to pick us up some delicious Tickle Pickle burgers for dinner…

I brought home two Bread Zeppelin burgers for us to enjoy. And they were delicious…

Recently, I switched my go-to burger from the Meatallica to the Bread Zeppelin. I’m in love with their Bread Zeppelin burger. It’s nothing frilly or fancy. It’s just a very solid burger. And if it’s a Tickle Pickle burger, it’s a really delicious burger. They are some of our favorites around. 😀🍔❤️

A basket of shrimps.

I got this amazing shrimp basket from Sports Page on Main for lunch today…

It was delicious. I had forgotten how much I love shrimps. 😀🍤❤️

FabFitFun.

Genifer got some packages in the mail today…

One of them was her new FabFitFun

FabFitFun is full-size, premium products delivered four-times per year…

She got all sorts of fun stuff…

FabFitFun definitely lives up to its name. It’s really fun. 😀🎁❤️

FC Cincinnati: Meet the Team.

After work tonight, we went to a special FC Cincinnati Season Ticket holder Meet the Team event at Taft’s Brewpourium. And it was awesome. Doors opened at 5:00pm. I think we got to the Brewpourium at 5:02…

We got a selfie with FC|C President Jeff Berding…

There was some sharp looking merch…

New got new FC Cincinnati MLS scarves. But I didn’t think to take a photo of them. There were a bunch of different tables set-up for autographs…

And there was this impressive sculpture work-in-progress of the Cincinnati boxing legend, the Cincinnati Cobra Ezzard Charles, When it’s completed, this larger than life statue will live outside of FC Cincinnati’s new soccer-specific stadium in Cincinnati’s West End on the street named after the boxer…

 

I couldn’t help but notice there are a fair number of players from Michigan on FC|C’s MLS squad including Eric Alexander, who is from Portage right next to Kalamazoo…

And there are a bunch of new guys who are not from anywhere near Michigan…

We saw FC|C’s very first MLS designated player, Fanendo Adi…

There are a bunch of new faces to learn…

And there was one of my favorite FC|C players ex-Arsenal defender Justin Hoyte…

And contrary to #HoyteIsOpen from last season, he wasn’t open for very long tonight…

He was definitely one of the more popular players at this event.

And then it was about time for the main event…

After Jeff Berding’s opening comments, every player came up on stage to be introduced and say a few words to all of us fans. There were a lot of new faces to learn…

And Manu Ledesma…

And Polish goalkeeper Przemysław “Titi” Tytoń…

That’s Eric Alexander from Portage, Michigan. He went to Portage Central High School…

Emery Welshman was one of my favorite players from last season…

After this event was over, he got sent out on loan to Canadian Premier League side, Forge FC for the season. Also, there’s a Canadian Premier League? Asking for a friend. Next was one of our favorites, the aforementioned Fanendo Adi…

And Corben Bone who lives in Northside and who we met at Higher Gravity…

And Justin Hoyte, who was still not open despite his hashtag claiming otherwise…

After USMNT midfielder Kenny Saief who just joined FC|C in the last couple of days from Belgian giants Anderlecht…

And there was defender Forest Lasso…

And there were a bunch of other guys but the above photos were the best photos. A lot of them were kind of fuzzy or blurry. I probably should have used a camera other than my Samsung Galaxy Note9 with my Moment 60mm lens…

But oh well. Then the entire team came back up on stage for a group photo…

Can you hear me in the back?

It was a pretty neat event. It was much more intimate than I thought it was going to be…

And there was a roundtable discussion with Jeff Berding, Coach Koch and the guy in charge of international recruiting…

There were autograph sessions and then all the players got pizza slices…

It was a pretty awesome night with FC Cincinnati. Click to see all the photos I took at the FC Cincinnati Meet the Team season ticket holder event. 😀⚽️❤️