It’s Skyline time!

It was Skyline time for lunch today!

YUM! 😀🧀🌭❤️

Seen and noted.

It’s funny that trying to cover up graffiti with paints that really aren’t anywhere close to matching sort of becomes it’s own special kind of Marc Rothko styled minimalist color block graffiti…

I’m going to have to keep an eye out for more examples of this. It’s kind of beautiful in its own unique way. 😀🎨🖌️❤️

Three years ago today…

We were at the Reds game when one of the Reds PNC PowerStacks actually caught on fire during the game…

I had forgotten about being at this game. Thankfully, Timehop never forgets. 😀🔥🦕❤

Crisis averted.

I thought I had lost my Polaroid CUBE. I hadn’t been able to locate it for about a week. I’m usually very good with my electronicals and every day carry items, and very rarely do I misplace them. But I was really beginning to think my little CUBE was a goner. I inadvertently looked behind my computer monitor at work today and there it was…

I’m a ding dong. I wonder how long it’s been back there? 😀📷❤️

A Saturday afternoon in OtR.

This afternoon we caught an Uber down into Over-the-Rhine. Our friend Chris just had a birthday and his wife, Tayler was throwing him a bar-hopping surprise party that started at Rhinegeist

Decisions, decisions…

We got down to Rehinegeist a little bit early so we could finally check out their rooftop…

The Rhinegeist rooftop patio…

It’s super nice up there. But we went back downstairs to get some food. Rhinegiest’s taproom is on something like the third or fourth floor of the building. On the first floor is Sartre, the hottest restaurant & bar according to Zagat. Two things on a side note, the hottest restaurant and bar just sounds really uncomfortable and sweaty. And Zagat also said Steak ‘n Shake had the #1 rated milkshake. Steak ‘n Shake. So I think you should really take their recommendations with a grain of salt. But I digress, Sartre. In addition to having a restaurant and bar on the first floor, Sartre also has a kiosk in Rhinegeist’s taproom that I should have taken a photo of but didn’t. They take your order at the kiosk and Sartre sends your food up to the taproom in oversized banking tubes, and they call it tube food. That’s awesome! And I’m so mad that I didn’t take any photos of the kiosk or the tubes. But Genifer ordered a pretzel and I got a burger. And here it is…

And that was one really terrific burger…

So, sooo good. Rhinegeist really fills up on a Saturday afternoon…

On May 15th, National Dinosaur Day was Jurassic Geist at the Rhinegiest Taproom…

According to a tweet I saw in celebration of World Dinosaur Day, Cincy Museum Center teamed with Rhinegeist to display their 50-foot Galeamopus dinosaur in public for the first time! This YouTube video shows the process of putting together a 150-million-year-old dinosaur! We’ll definitely have to get back down to Rhinegeist to see the dinosaur and get some photos of tube food…

From Rhinegeist, we walked over to Taft’s Ale House

Then we swung through Sundry and Vice before heading to Mecca OtR

Chunkers!

From there, we made our way to 16-bit

And they had Slush Puppie drinks…

And then we stopped into Longfellow

And then it was onto Rhinehaus to watch the end of FC Cincinnati’s 4-1 loss away to Charlotte Independence. Everyone headed to 4EG’s newest bar, Rosedale. Rosedale was stupid packed. And somewhere between point A and point B, we got separated from our group. We tried to track them down but to no avail. So we hopped in an Uber and headed back to Northside where we stopped at Higher Gravity for a nightcap. It was a really fun afternoon and evening of bar hopping in Over-the-Rhine. 😀🍺🍻🥃🍸🍹❤️

 

Upstairs at Arnold’s.

I think of all the times I’ve been in Arnold’s, Cincinnati’s oldest bar. And I can’t ever recall going upstairs. Today was our co-op’s last day at work, and we had her thank you lunch at Arnold’s. We have every work lunch at Arnold’s. It’s a little annoying. Due to a huge reservation that filled their entire patio, we were seated upstairs. I was kind of beside myself that I can’t recall ever being upstairs in Arnold’s. In true Arnold’s style,
it was very eclectic, to say the least…

This is the room we were seated in with the walls completely covered in 20 plus years of Cincinnati Bockfest posters…

Pretty neat. Say what you will about Arnold’s, but it’s definitely a piece of Cincinnati living history. 😀🍺❤️

Reds baseball game #1.

Our Reds are off to a historically bad start to the baseball season. Last time I looked, I think the Reds had the worst record in all of baseball at 7-22. And they were already 10 games out of first place in the NL Central. It’s pretty tough to be really enthusiastic about the Reds right now. But still, their games are on in our house every night even if they’re now relegated to a peripheral tablet. Regardless of how bad the Reds are, they’re still our Reds. And seven years ago today, we went to a Reds game on our very first date. Even though they’re not doing so hot this year when the Reds play at home on the anniversary of your first date, you go to the Reds game. That’s exactly what we did tonight. We went to our first Reds game of the year. And we were super hyped about it…

Just kidding. We’re always excited to go to Reds games. Among the new features at the ballpark is this Budweiser wagon where you can get $5 Bud and Bud Lights to drink on Crosley Terrace before you enter the ballpark…

We stopped to look at our Reds All-Star brick

Another new feature is out in right field, the Budweiser Balcony

They added a bunch of TV’s underneath the new balcony….

And a big Budweiser bar on top of the new balcony…

It’s pretty nice up there. It used to be just kind of a dead space out in right field. Now it feels much more finished. The most intriguing new food offering was also out in right field at Mr. Reds Smokehouse called the Smokehouse Bowl…

It was BBQ chicken, baked beans, mac&cheese and cole slaw all in a taco shell…

I’m not sure that I would get it again. But it was pretty darn tasty. It’s one of those things that you can say that you tried and then go back to old ballpark food staples. Give me a couple of dogs or a Peen Station Cheesesteak or a Big Boy and I’m a happy guy.

My Swarm check-in from the game…

It was the 180th Reds game I’ve checked into on my Swarm and the 23rd time seeing the Reds play the Milwaukee Brewers.

And I don’t care how bad the Reds are. Great American Ball Park will always be my happy place. Just look at that view…

Our seats were up in The Fioptics District. We love it up there. With the Fioptics District Ticket for just $15, you can enjoy ballpark seats or the terraces where you can stand and watch the game, access to the exclusive rooftop and your first drink!

It was pretty awesome. We felt like we had GABP all to ourselves…

The announced attendance was 9,536…

But we’re guessing the actual number was less than half of that…

We headed for home in the ninth inning. The Reds were down by one when we left. When we got to the car, the game was final and the Reds lost 6-5.

Win or lose, it doesn’t make a difference to me. I just love being at the ballpark with the love of my life. 😀⚾️7⃣❤️

 

 

It’s Skyline Time!

It was Skyline Time for lunch today…

Somewhere between point A and point B, I accumulated $75 worth of Skyline gift cards.
I guess there’s going to be a lot more Skyline time in my future! 😀🧀🌭❤️

Donald Deskey on CBS Sunday Morning.

Our company’s namesake, Donald Deskey was featured on CBS Sunday Morning

“Sunday Morning” looks back at the career of Donald Deskey, an advertising man, and designer behind New York City’s Art Deco showcase (and of many consumer products), who died on April 29, 1989 at the age of 94.

And via the Deskey website…

Donald Deskey pioneered the idea that design shapes modern life. He designed Radio City Music Hall and helped reinvent the humble chair. When he saw the need for clarity in the supermarket, he helped invent modern branding. By building from core shared values, he created enduring brands that inspire us to this day.
We are his people.

And I’m proud to call myself one of his people. 😀👍❤️

We didn’t get Jack’d.

Genifer had a work fundraiser at Jack Casino this evening. She picked me up at work. I dropped her off at the Casino. Took the car home and hung out with the dogs for a bit. Then I walked down to catch the Metro 17 bus to the Casino. There was a really big moon while I was waiting for the bus…

I didn’t have to wait very long before I was on the bus back downtown…

And in no time, I was at JACK Casino…

And we didn’t get Jack’d. When Genifer was done, we wandered around a bit, watched people play some craps, had a few drinks, caught an Uber and came home with money still in our pockets. 😀♥️♠️♦️♣️❤️

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