It’s what’s for dinner.

Genifer made baked Jamaican Jerk Chicken tonight for dinner…

And she made festival too…

YUM! I love Jamaican jerk chicken and festival! 😀🐔🔥❤️

Lunch at someplace other than Arnolds.

We had lunch at nada today for a coworker celebration. Usually, we always have these sort of things at Arnold’s. It’s almost as if someone at work has a minority share in the ownership of the Arnold’s or something with the frequency we have group lunches there. It was really refreshing to go somewhere else. Anywhere else. And I haven’t been to nada in ages

I ordered the little nada sliders with steamed onion, cheese, jalapeño and sweet chili-glazed fries with crema. It was really good. I had forgotten how much I liked their little slider burgers…

Genifer and I will have to go check out their Vacation Vibes Wednesdays after work someday in the not too distant future. 😀🇲🇽🍔❤️

Baseball is…

This popped up in my Timehop today…

It doesn’t matter how good or how bad the Reds get, we still always have the Reds game on whenever they’re playing. Maybe it was growing up a Cubs fans. And watching the Cubbies struggle year after year, summer after summer, season after season. There’s something so familiar about cheering for the underdog.

But win or lose, we’ll always love our Reds. 😀⚾️❤️

It’s what’s for dinner.

Genifer made another of the Kroger Prep+Pared meal kits tonight for dinner. It was one we really enjoyed before and one of my favorites of Prep+Pared meal kits, BBQ Chicken Flatbreads with Tangy Slaw

This is still one of my favorite Prep+Pared dinners. And I’m really glad we get to have this meal again. 😀🐔❤️

It was the oddest thing.

The oddest thing that happened to me today. An entire set of pins we made for our wedding guests in Jamaica showed up my mailbox at the office…

Kinda odd, right? Taken with Instagram. #gtfjamaica2016 

We saw it again.

We drove past that odd little building next to the train tracks that run alongside I-75…

It’s such an odd little building. 😀💀❤️

#TBT Pause for paws.

Some photos of a very fuzzy Oscar popped up in my Timehop today…

He must have got his hair cut 2 years ago today. 😀🐾❤️

INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLY: FC Cincinnati versus RCD Espanyol.

IT’S FC CINCINNATI MATCH DAY! But not just any match day, it’s international friendly match day. And just like last year, FC Cincinnati was playing host to another team from Spain’s top flight, La Liga. This year it happened to be RCD Espanyol all the way from Barcelona…

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We stopped at Mac’s Pizza Pub before the match for some, er… pizza…

And then we headed over to Nippert to watch the friendly…

We were really liking Espanyol’s yellow kit…

HERE WE GO!

GOAL! FC CINCINNATI! FC|C grabbed the 1-0 lead in just the fifth minute…

It was a really pretty night for soccer…

My favorite FC|C Player, Justin Hoyte was warming up…

Espanyol leveled the match at one all…

At halftime, it was still 1-1. Instead of getting to see Sprinkles, FC|C put on some complete and total cheeseball “Cincinnati, Welcome to MLS” celebration at halftime…

It was pretty embarrassing. We stopped watching about halfway through…

And then mercifully, we were back to our regularly scheduled international friendly with RCD Espanyol…

There was a surprisingly small crowd of 16,135 at tonight’s match…

But to be fair, there was a music festival downtown that I hear drew over 90,000 people over the weekend. There was also Reds’ Votto giveaway followed by a free Walk the Moon concert at GABP, And there was Man United Versus Liverpool in Ann Arbor. It was one of those weekends where there was a ton of fun stuff going on.

GOAL!! FC CINCINNATI!! FC|C tied the game at two-all in the 76th minute. Manu Ledesma scored another incredible highlight reel goal

The match ended 3-2 to RCB Espanyol. It was a surprisingly good match with FC|C holding their own against the Spanish side…

After the match, we were surprised by just how many players were wearing sports bras under their jerseys…

Like I said, it was a good game and a pretty fun night. But the most fun international friendly was still the very first one against Crystal Palace just because we’ve seen them play a bunch on TV and knew a lot of the players. I wonder if there will be an international friendly next season when they are in MLS? And if so, will it be an even more notable team? I guess we’ll have to wait and see… 😀🇺🇸⚽️🇪🇸❤️

Saturday morning in Northside.

This morning we went to Blue Jay for an early lunch…

You can’t see the Blue Jay sign through the trees…

Genifer ordered a couple of Blue Jay chili cheese sammiches and fries…

Basically, chili cheese dogs without the dogs. And I ordered the Northsider Omelet…

It’s a three-egg omelet smothered in Blue Jay’s Cincinnati-style chili with onions, beans, topped with cheddar cheese and served with toast…

It’s basically a Cincinnati five-way omelet and it was so good. We love Blue Jay…

Afterwards, we stopped next door at Shake It Records to do some record shopping…

We still don’t have a record player. We hope to remedy that very soon. But in addition to all sorts of records, they also have some really great greeting cards…

It was another great Saturday morning in Northside. Taken with my Polaroid CUBE+. 😀🐦❤️

Total lunar eclipse.

The longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century occurred this evening…

The moon was huge this evening. And it was pretty neat. 😀🌚❤️