We stopped into Higher Gravity to try Listermann Brewing’s Chickowsvidanya

It’s a bourbon barrel aged imperial dark ale collaboration with Destihl Brewery. It was really good. And we also tried Listermann’s Chickowsvidanya: Coffee, Cinnamon, and Vanilla. It’s also a bourbon barrel aged imperial dark ale but with coffee, cinnamon, and vanilla added…

And that one was outstanding. It might have been one of the best beers I’ve ever had. It wasn’t too boozy but it had just the perfect amount of coffee, cinnamon, and vanilla flavor, all working exquisitely together. It’s a real shame it was $12 a bottle or I would have started stockpiling them. But we’re very happy that we got to try both of them before they disappeared. We love Listermann’s beers. 😀🍺❤️

It’s what’s for lunch.

To celebrate my tenth Twitter birthday, I got a grilled cheese with ham with fries from Sports Page on Main

I love their crinkle cut fries…

And I got to use my new reusable metal drinking straw…

I don’t know whose grilled cheese with ham I like better, the one from Sports Page or the one from Boswell’s. You really can’t go wrong with either one. 😀🥪🍟❤️

Good evening from Northside.

Every time we go on a dog walk, we walk by this tree at the top of the hill and I’ve never taken a photo of it…

Good evening from Northside. 😀🌄❤️

Our VW Jetta GLI.

We got our VW Jetta GLI into the shop today to have the check engine light looked at…

And now we’re up and running again. They had to replace the thermostat and a valve that had an slight oil leak. I got to hang out over by Xavier pretty much all day and it’s never cheap. But at least it’s fixed again and we’re back on the road. 😀🚘🔧❤️

Fantasy football wrap-up.

I played fantasy football again this season…


For whatever reason this season, our league at work never kicked off. I’m not sure what happened there. But I still played five teams for just the fun of playing fantasy football.
I ended up with a combined record of 39-26 for the season. This season I named all of my teams some sort form of Bears…

My Firey Bears ended up in sixth place after going 5-8 during the regualr season. Team Auction AutoDraft ended in fifth at 7-6. My Growly Bears ended in fourth at 9-4 and Hungry Bears also ended in fourth after running riot in their league, thumping teams every week gto go 10-3 before completely collapsing in the championship semifinals.

My Blocky Bears went 8-5 during the regular season and were the only team I had that made the leauge championship matchup this season. And they were the only team I had that actually won their league…

So once again, I can call myself fantasy football champion. I think fantasy football is so much fun. It makes the football season really interesting and enjoyable, especially when you win. 😀🏈🏆❤️

My Swarm 2018 year in review.

Nine years ago today, I started using Foursquare which eventually spawned a little spin-off app called Swarm

And I got my Foursquare/Swarm 2018 year in review…

I love stuff like this. I just think it’s pretty neat. And I still really love my check-ins on Swarm! 😀⭐️❤️

200 Timehops in a row!

I hit 200 Timehops in a row! AGAIN. Thanks, Timehop!😀🦕❤️

Seen and noted.

When we were out walking the dogs today, we noticed this lone Christmas ornament hanging on a shrub by the Montessori school on the hill at the end of our street…


Dana’s Gardens.

Today was a big sports day. So this afternoon we went with a bunch of friends to Dana’s Gardens just across the street from the campus of Xavier University to watch Xavier play basketball away to the DePaul Blue Demons…

It’s just a great little hole in the wall sports bar. As it turns out, it’s also an official Everton supporters bar. My Arsenal was playing Liverpool this afternoon. So there were no shortage of people pulling for the Arsenal to beat Liverpool. And Michigan was playing Florida in their bowl game. All at the same time. And Dana’s had the TVs to have all those games on. I’m irritated with myself that I completely forgot to take a photo of the inside of Dana’s. But it’s just a little low ceiling dive bar. And like I said, they have a bunch of TVs. They also have really cheap drinks and equally cheap but really great food. It was also one of those places that had a lot of words of wisdom in the restroom…

It was a really fun time…

Xavier beat DePaul by ten but Arsenal got thumped 5-1 by Liverpool. 😀🏀⚽️❤️

Good evening from Northside.

Good evening from Northisde. 😀🌄❤️

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