Dream big & Fly high.

I ran out to get something for lunch. (I got a caesar salad fromΒ MidiCiΒ at Race and Sixth Streets. It was really good.) On my way back to the office, I noticed this new-to-me mural for the very first time…

I don’t if it’s really a true mural though. It kind of looked like it was painted on board or some sort of substrate and then mounted to the building’s facade. Nonetheless, it’s pretty neat. πŸ˜€πŸ–ŒοΈπŸŽ¨πŸ·β€οΈ

And it was a rainy morning.

Yesterday’s rainy evening carried over into this morning. It looked really threatening when we were taking the dogs out on their morning walk before work…

On our way downtown, it didn’t look any better…

And by the time I got upstairs to work, it was raining again…

But the good news is, I made myself this breakfast sammich croissant at work…

It was delicious. And later, there was strawberry birthday cheesecake at work…

So it’s all good.Β πŸ˜€β˜οΈπŸŒ§οΈπŸ₯β€οΈ

Beautiful day, rainy evening.

It had been pretty sunny all day until it was just about time to go home. Then it got all grey and overcast and started to rain…

Bleh. πŸ˜€β˜οΈβ˜”οΈβ€οΈ

#CincyStreetBots πŸ€–

When I was walking around downtown Cincinnati today, I stumbled across another one of those little (what I’m calling)Β #CincyStreetBots

But it was so long ago and I’m sooo far behind on our blog that I can’t remember where exactly in downtown Cincinnati that I saw this one. And that’s a bummer. πŸ™πŸ€–β€οΈ

Downtown details.

Cincinnati City Hall is such a beautiful iconic building. πŸ˜€πŸ›οΈβ€οΈ

The view is pretty nice.

The windows on the west side of Grey’s office overlooks the 71/75 interchange. I could sit and watch the traffic all day long. It’s so mesmerizing…

And then it started raining…

Later in the afternoon, the rain stopped and I took this LapseIt timelapse looking out the window from my space on the other side of the office…

The views of downtown Cincinnati from Grey’s offices are just gorgeous. πŸ˜€πŸŒ¨οΈβ˜οΈπŸŒ€οΈβ€οΈ

My first day Grey.

Today was my first day at Grey Midwest. This morning we stopped for coffee. We were joking that we should have made one of those first day of school plaques that you see people make for their kids. Thadd. First day at Grey. I’m a senior designer. Favorite color is navy. Favorite foods are spaghetti with garlic bread and cheeseburgers…

Here’s my space…

Right next to the window…

And I still get a sweet view Carew Tower…

If I look out the windows toward the south, I can see the Bengals Paul Bown Stadium…

This refrigerator is full of community food that anyone can help themselves to…

And these drawers have every sort of snack you could think of…

In the lobby by the elevators, there’s this adorable little door…

It was an unbelievable first day. The people, the space, the company are all just out of this world. I was pinching myself all day long to make sure this wasn’t a dream. I can’t wait for tomorrow. πŸ˜€πŸ’»β€οΈ

My last day at Deskey.

After six years, today was my last day at Deskey. This is what my office looked like at the end of last week before I accepted the offer for my new position…

And here’s what it looked like this morning…

I’m going to miss being able to see Carew Tower out of my office window…

I’m not going miss that terrible ArtWorks mural of the pale lady staring at me all day…

I’m really going to miss watching the construction across the street take shape…

You know it’s time to move on when that’s the thing you’re really going to miss the most…

Thanks for a good six years, Deskey. Best wishes for your continued success. Say what you will, it’s definitely been an experience…

Turning the page, and onto the next chapter. We’ll be staying in Cincinnati. I’m joining the Midwest office of the Grey Group as a Senior Designer. I’m sooo excited about this new adventure.Β  My first day will be next Wednesday.Β πŸ˜€πŸ‘‹β€οΈ

Constructing Cincinnati.

And they’re on to the next floor on the construction across the street

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Constructing Cincinnati.

Across the street, they were laying the concrete foundation on the first floor today…

It was a pretty neat process to watch take shape.Β πŸ˜€πŸš§β€οΈ