You, me and the dogs.

Here’s our new sign we got at The City Flea from our friends over at Thornwoods

We like it. It’s pretty darn fun. Because it’s pretty darn true. 😀🐶❤️

Today was the next step.

Today was the next step in a whole new adventure for me…

This morning I had an hour and forty-five-minute meeting with three different people. And it went great. Terrific conversation. It sounds like a really amazing opportunity. And it’s all very exciting. Fingers crossed. 😀📖❤️

It’s a sign.

It looked like Cr-zy Monk Asian Eatery is almost open for business on Main Street in downtown Cincinnati…

I’ll have to try to check it out sometime really soon. 😀🥡❤️

Saturday morning errands.

This morning we got up and moving and headed over to Trader Joe’s in Kenwood…

We love Trader Joe’s. We’ve become kind of obsessed with their stuff especially their Mandarin Orange Chicken. It’s better almost every takeout Chinese food that we’ve had. And it’s only $4.99. It’s so dang good.

Then we stopped by the new At Home store in Norwood…

I felt like I was in that last scene from Raiders of the Lost Ark

From there, we headed out to The West Side to collect our taxes. We got money back on the federal but we owed the state and city. But we came out ahead. After we got our taxes, we stopped into Menier’s Fine Meats…

I wanted to try their World Famous Chicken Salad

We a little container of the chicken salad (it was awesome), a little bit of their pasta salad and a couple of these awesome buffalo chicken egg rolls…

Meiner’s has really great stuff. And their meats looked out of this world. We’ll have to go back when it’s a little bit warmer outside when we can grill a bunch of stuff. After we were done at Meiner’s, we stopped a BDubs to share some boneless wings for lunch…

Oh, and mini corn dogs. I love their mini corn dogs…

On the way home from The West Side, we saw this sign for Chester’s Chicken at a Shell gas station on Boudinot…

That chicken is so darn cute. I wonder how the chicken is? It was a really good Saturday morning. We got a lot accomplished and we were still home by one o’clock.

Today was the first step.

Today was the first step in a whole new adventure for me…

The first page in the next chapter. And it’s all very exciting. 😀📖❤️

It’s a sign.

We dropped off all of our tax stuff to our accountant this morning…

And this sign was on the deli right next door to our accountant…

World famous, huh? Now I feel like I have to try it when we go back to finalize our taxes. 😀🐔❤️

It’s a sign.

The Servatii bakery on Fountain Square closed…

Dang. I’m going to really miss their smiley face cookies. 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…

😀🛑❤️

Delirium Night at HG.

Tonight at Higher Gravity, it was Delirium Night featuring both Delirium Tremens and Delerium Red. Delerium is that beer with the pink elephant that is really good. In fact, Delirium Tremens is one of the best beers I’ve ever had in my life. So we were pretty excited to also get to try Red as well…

Tremens was every bit as good as we remember it. Red would have been really good but it paled in comparison next to Tremens. (Ha. Because it’s also lighter than Tremens🤪). But Tremens is just plain amazing. It’s ridiculous just how good it is. Oh, and we got the keep these cool Delerium glasses…

After trying both beers, we stopped at Chameleon for a slice of pizza. It was a pretty fun Thursday. We haven’t been to HG in a quick second. It was great to hang out for a bit. 😀🍺🐘❤️

Deskey chili cookoff.

At work today, there was a Deskey chili cookoff

There were even celebrity guest judges from Arnold’s because everything has to be a dang competition…

And Becky was the winner with her #4 chili…

And then there were cupcakes for January birthdays…

And we also revealed our Deskey Secret Valentines. It made for a pretty fun afternoon. 😀🖐️❤️

Downtown details.

You know what I think would be interesting? I think it would be really interesting to photograph all the storefronts in downtown Cincinnati and Over-the-Rhine. Even since we’ve left downtown there have been a lot of places that have closed their doors for good and there have been even more places that have opened, either in those spaces or in new spaces. It would be an interesting study in the continual evolution of urban spaces particularly downtown Cincinnati. How long before something new moves into this space on Main Street and the Spatz Foods sign is gone forever? We would walk by this sign every time we headed out to do something when we lived downtown…

Downtown Cincinnati is in a state of continual change and it’d beat really neat to have the time to document those changes and downtown details better. 😀🏙️❤️