Downtown details.

Standing at the corner of Plum and Fourth Streets looking east. πŸ˜€πŸ™οΈβ€οΈ

Another beautiful mural.

Check out this Artworks mural at the corner of Vine and Seventh Streets…

It might not be new but it was new to me…

It’s another really pretty mural in downtown Cincinnati. πŸ˜€πŸŽ¨πŸ–ŒοΈπŸŒΊβ€οΈ

It’s what’s for lunch.

Most days, I take lunch with me to work. But if I don’t, there’s usually leftover food from lunch meetings or I’ll just make myself a sammich with the company ham in the kitchen at Grey Midwest. Today, I was having a craving for a warm turkey sammich on a bagel. So I walked over a block to Elm Street…

Bagel Stop in the Enquirer Building!

I got their Signature Turkey Club on a jalapeno bagel, and it was exactly the sammich that I wanted for lunch…

Great sammich! I might have just find my new go-to when I go out to lunch. πŸ˜€πŸ¦ƒπŸ₯―❀️

It was a good morning.

This morning Coffee Emporium had a barista visiting Grey Midwest

She was making espresso an drip coffees and hot chocolates for everyone…

Coffee Emporium’s hot chocolate was really delicious…

So this morning I ended up having two hot chocolates. It was my lucky day! Both of them were really good. And it was also really foggy this morning downtown…

It was a pretty good morning in downtown Cincinnati. πŸ˜€β˜•οΈπŸŒ«οΈβ€οΈ

Downtown details.

It was cold outside today. I was going to walk through the Skywalk to avoid the cold on my way to the bus. On my way to the Skywalk, I noticed that the Millenium Hotel was closed and undergoing a liquidation sale…

I walked through the Hyatt Regency up to the second floor across The Skywalk over to Carew Tower. Carew Tower was having their 2020 Fight For Air Climb to support the American Lung Association by climbing the 804 Stairs over 45 floors of Carew Tower…

I was going to continue on through the Skywalk from Carew Tower across Fifth Street to Fountain Place but that portion Skywalk was closed…

I left Carew Tower and noticed the skating rink on Fountain Square had been taken down, just as it’s starting to feel like actual skating weather…

The Booksellers on Fountain Square is closed now…

Looking inside Fountain Place everything is closed. And that made me wonder what happened to Palomino up on the second floor

I went to see if Palomino was still there and it didn’t look good…

And Palomino’s gone and that’s pretty sad. I was happy to see that the Toynbee Tile was still on Seventh Street…

And I noticed that there was a new-to-me Artworks mural on the side of the Hustler just a little ways down Seventh Street…

I walked by Deskey and they removed the mantra they had on their front windows

I always thought the mantra was kind of ridiculous. The almost full moon was already starting to pop out from behind the buildings…

And the exterior of the building at the corner of Eighth and Main Streets looked really close to being completed…

It’s interesting to me how much things can change downtown over just a few months but also just how much things stay the same. And the only real constant is change.
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It’s a sign.

I’ve never noticed just how bright the sign for Aster on Fourth glowed…

Aster is one of our favorite bars downtown. πŸ˜€πŸŒŸβ€οΈ

It’s the best feeling.

I survived another pretty hectic week at work. It’s funny to me. My old job was a total cakewalk. It wasn’t very challenging. The people I worked with weren’t very appreciative of any amount of effort. And as a result, I never really felt like part of the team. It wasn’t great by any stretch of the imagination and I stayed there way too long.

My job now is definitely challenging. The deadlines are pretty intense. I have to work on projects in the evenings and sometimes over the weekends. But the efforts I make are noticed and very much appreciated. And I feel like an integral, valued part of the team.
I divide my time between two teams that service multiple clients. Big clients. I get to participate in client meetings and the clients appreciate the efforts as well.

Sometimes deadlines for the two teams overlap and it creates a bottleneck like it did this week. I had two big projects both with deadlines on Friday. It was a pretty stressful week, compounded by the fact that I took my birthday off. I had a bunch of stuff to get done and the asks kept evolving. But I got everything all done and done well. And when everything was finally done, it was the best feeling in the world.

I really like being busy at work. And I really like feeling part of the team. It’s rewarding.
I really like my job. I really like the work, I really like where I work,

And I love this view

The only bad part after a long week is I don’t feel like doing much of anything afterward.πŸ˜€πŸ™οΈβ€οΈ

Happy National Croissant Day.

Today was National Croissant Day. I had mine with sausage, egg, and cheese…

And I got chocolate milk to go with my sammich…

Caffe Barrista on Fourth Street has amazing breakfast sammiches. πŸ˜€πŸ₯β€οΈ

Genifer usually drops me off at work right around 8:30 in the morning. I dropped my backpack at my desk, walked down Fourth Street to get my haircut, walked back down Fourth Street to get a breakfast sammich and got back to work before most people had even set foot in the building. It’s kind of crazy how both Genifer and I have transitioned to become morning people. And I like it.

#TBT Pause for paws.

Remember that time when Milan and I were walking in downtown Cincinnati by P&G’s daycare, and Milan thought a plush dog in the window was a real dog?

Milan was the friendliest dog. Always remembering all the good times with the bud dog. πŸ˜€πŸΎπŸ¦•β€οΈ

Booksellers on Fountain Square.

I just saw that The Booksellers on Fountain Square is closing…

The Booksellers had the most wonderful children’s book section. Downtown Cincinnati is losing another great shopping option. This building alone at the corner of Fifth and Vine Streets has lost a Macy’s, Tiffany & Co, and now The Booksellers. If you need to run out to get a last minute gift, it seems that downtown has fewer and fewer options with each passing day. And that’s a real shame.Β  πŸ˜°πŸ“˜β€οΈ

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