Eight years ago today.

Genifer and I went on our very first date. We went to a Reds game. We sat out by Jay Bruce, and saw Aroldis Chapman close out the Reds win…

Oh, the butterflies I had at that game. It took me six innings just to put my arm around her seat at the game. Afterward, we walked up to Mainstay Rock Bar to see Bad Veins…

It was one of the best evenings of my life because of the incredible woman I got to spend it with.ย 2,920 evenings later, and I still get butterflies every day. Thank you for spending the last eight years with me, Genifer. I love so so very much. ๐Ÿฅฐโšพ๐Ÿ˜

Downtown details.

Cincinnati City Hall is such a beautiful iconic building. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ›๏ธโค๏ธ

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. ๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŒจ๏ธโ˜๏ธ๐ŸŒค๏ธโค๏ธ

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. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ’ปโค๏ธ

A busy Tuesday.

Good morning from Northside. I had a big day planned on my last day before I started my new job tomorrow…

This morning we took Oscar to get his haircut before our epic road trip next week…

After dropping off Oscar, I dropped off Genifer at work before heading downtown to drop off my key fob at Deskey. I wasn’t going to be needing that anymore…

I dropped off my fob. Ran over to Rookwood Commons to go to Old Navy. I wanted a new navy polo shirt. I ended up finding one and a bunch of other stuff for our road trip. From there, I went to the grocery store to get dog food and cat litter and other odds and ends since I won’t be able just to walk around the corner to CVS or the hardware store anymore. On my way home, I picked up a couple of McDonald’s Filet O’Fish for lunch. And while I was eating my fish, I ordered us two general admission tickets for the upcoming USMNT match versus Venezuela at Nippert Stadium…

I went to go pick-up Oscar from the groomers but he wasn’t quite ready yet. I had about a half hour to kill so I went to check out Maverick’s Comics & Cards in Finneytown…

And then it was time to pick up Oscar…

He looks so handsome. At Maverick’s, I found a bunch of Usagi Yojimbo back issues…

Later, I went to pickup Genifer from work, and on the way home, we stopped for a beer and a fried bologna sammich with some loaded cheese fries…

Just today, Listermann released a collaboration Bottle Logic Brewing called Scoring Discrepancies. It was a with Imperial Stout with peanut butter and raspberry…

It was a lot of running around. But I really feel like I got a lot accomplished today. ๐Ÿ˜€โค๏ธ

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.ย  My first day will be next Wednesday.ย ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘‹โค๏ธ

Constructing Cincinnati.

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

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Two years ago.

Two years ago, Genifer snagged us our only MLB Reds foul ball at GABP…

Good job, baby! Andย thanks,ย Timehop!๐Ÿคชโšพ๏ธ๐Ÿฆ•โค๏ธ

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.ย ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿšงโค๏ธ

Taco Tuesday!

It was Taco Tuesday today for lunch from Silverglades Deli on Eighth

I’m really going to miss Silverglades. It’s been one of my go-to lunch spots for a long time. I don’t know how often I’m going to get back over here. ๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŒฎโค๏ธ