Seen and noted.

Genifer made some more delicious banana chocolate chip muffins for us. And one of the muffins she gave today had a weird chocolate chip smiley face on it…

Banana chocolate chip muffins are delicious. ๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŒ๐Ÿซโค๏ธ

Good morning from Northside.

Good morning from Northside. ๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŒ„โค๏ธ

#TBT Pause for paws.

I miss Milan’s bright green eyes. He had the most beautiful dog eyes ever. Always remembering all the good times with the bud dog. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿพโค๏ธ

Ignite & Unite.

Our 2019 FC Cincinnati season tickets arrived in the mail today…

It’s pretty neat stuff. Really well done. I do miss getting the special season ticket holder commemorative scarf though.ย ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ“จโšฝ๏ธ๐ŸŽŸ๏ธโค๏ธ

Google Local Guide socks!

A couple of weeks ago, I received an email from Google Local Guidesย notifying me that I earned a special perk!

I was going to receive a free pair of Google Local Guide socks because of my January contributions to Google Maps.ย And today, my awesome Google Local Guide socks arrived in the mail…

How cool is that? I can’t wait to wear them. Thanks, Google! ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ—บ๏ธ๐Ÿงฆโค๏ธ

What the actual heck?

One of the things I love about our street is this open green space. We think it belongs to the Montessori school up the hill at the end of our street. Over the last couple of weeks, someone has been dumping stuff in this space. First, it was a big pile of wood chips. Then there was another pile of wood chips. And some tree trunks…

It was making me more and more irritated. I could only think that it had to be from one of the houses that are being renovated on our street. Most likely from the house right across the street…

And they were the ones that were dumping their waste in this space…

And then there was also some mulch…

And a bunch of fence posts…

And then yesterday morning, there were a bunch of people and kids working in the space. Turns out they are from the Montessori school are turning part of the green space into an orchard/fruit farm…

I was getting all fired up for nothing. Nothing at all. ๐Ÿคช๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿโค๏ธ

Seen and noted.

Our FC Cincinnati was playing in a four-team preseason tournament in Charleston. All the matches were available to stream through the Charleston Battery’s website, which was less than ideal. This afternoon FC|C played its final match of the Carolina Challenge Cup against Columbus Crew. And someone could have used a hand in their spelling ofย Clombusย Columbus…

No matter how you spell it, Crew thumped Cincinnati 3-0.ย ๐Ÿคชโšฝ๏ธโค๏ธ

We ate this OR it’s what’s for lunch.

We stopped at Nine Giant in Pleasant Ridge for lunch today. We shared some deliciously spicy Wu-Tang wings…

And we shared one of their burgers that I’ve heard nothing but amazing things about…

And it was indeed an incredible burger! We also shared a donut from Starlight Doughnut Lab, the new startup from Nine Giant’s kitchen wizard Ben Greiwe…

We tried this amazing chocolate peanut butter donut for dessert…

What a great lunch in Pleasant Ridge! Thanks, Nine Giant!ย ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ”๐Ÿฉโค๏ธ

It’s a sign.

The Servatii bakery on Fountain Square closed…

Dang. I’m going to really miss their smiley face cookies.ย Also, I noticed that the CVS at the corner of Race and Sixth Street has closed as well…

And one more sign. After work, we stopped at Northside Distilling again for a drink…

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Constructing Cincinnati.

It looks like they’ve begun building the foundation across the street

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