Downtown details.

It was a really pretty afternoon in downtown Cincinnati. It was a little bit windy but the temperature was pretty nice for the beginning of December. So I ran out to get something to eat this afternoon. I walked over to The Banks. Along the way, I stopped to admire The Skystar Wheel with the Roebling Suspension Bridge in the background…

It’s become a permanent addition to The Banks. We still need to go ride on it. I bet the views are pretty spectacular. I ended up getting this sammich from Burgerfi

It was okay. I also stopped to admire the Rose Lavelle mural on West Freedom Way…

And when I was leaving work, Paul Bown Stadium was all lit up for some reason…

I love all the unique sights in downtown Cincinnati. πŸ˜€β€οΈ

Hello from Grey Midwest.

This morning at Grey Midwest we had our monthly company meeting…

You can tell when it’s a company meeting morning because the chairs were all set up around the flat screens and the robotic dinosaur was guarding the all the wires that run to the flatscreens…

And I admire this guy on someone’s desk every time I get up to refill my water…

Later in the morning, I had a meeting down on the second floor. I got to my meeting early and just around the corner from the conference room was this giant bear just snoozing away in an empty cubicle…

He looked super uncomfortable so I repositioned him a bit…

It was pretty random. Also pretty random is the awesome mural on the second floor…

It was another interesting and fun day at Grey Midwest. It’s never boring over here.
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I’d just like to add I’ve learned more stuff in the last eight months since I joined Grey than I learned in the six years I was at my last job. And I’m really kicking myself for staying there that long. Oh well. Live and learn. It’s just nice to be back in the big time.

#AgencyLife.

A decent portion of my job is working as part of an interdisciplinary team with our partner agencies within the WPP network for one of our bigger clients. The team I work with was all in Cincinnati this week for meetings. And tonight, we all went out to dinner at Mita’s on Fifth Street. It was good to get to put names with faces and have the opportunity to get to know everyone a little bit better…

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And dinner was delicious. It was a really good time. πŸ˜€πŸ±β€οΈ

Seen and noted.

While we were waiting for the Streetcar, we could see the Skystar Wheel

We’ll have to go ride it sometime in the near future. We walked by a new mural work in progress. Probably for the upcoming BLINK Cincinnati festivities

We stopped at Holiday SpiritsΒ in Over-the-Rhine for a drink…

And saw the great Zoltar…

And we made it back to Northside Tavern to try to shoot a game of pool…

But all the tables were taken…

It was a really fun night. πŸ˜€πŸΊβ€οΈ

Making the rounds in OtR.

This afternoon, we rode the Metro 17 bus down into Over-the-Rhine. We found a gift card that still had some money on it. So we headed to Taft’s Ale House for lunch. We’ve been to Taft’s Ale House since our friend Chris’s birthday. Anymore it seems we just always go to Taft’s BrewpouriumΒ which is just around the corner from our house over on Spring Grove. We didn’t realize just how long it had been. It’s been so long they’ve built a whole new condo community at Race and Fourteenth Streets…

Hello, beautiful. Taft’s Ale House is so pretty…

When we were crossing the street, we saw another one of those #CincyStreetBots

I’ve really been digging Taft’s Cold Boy

Genifer ordered Taft’s Chicken Avocado Salad

And Saratoga chips with ranch…

I ordered two of Taft’s tri-tip sliders…

With tots and beer cheese…

And Taft’s had bread pudding. I love bread pudding. So I had to order it…

Taft’s is soooo good. Everything was delicious. Especially the bread pudding.

From Taft’s, we walked down to Washington Park to check out the last half hour or so of September’s edition of The City Flea

There were a couple of really dope hats at this Flea…

From Washinton Park, we started walking in the direction of Findlay Market. We walked by a few murals that I hadn’t seen before…

TAG! You’re it…

Findlay Market…

And then we walked over to Sam Adams Cincy Taproom

They were hosting their Oktoberfest…

We hung out for a minute but it was all sort of winding down. So we headed back over to Race Street to check out the new Goose+Elder

 

I love the restaurant bathroom trend of using wild floral print wallpapers…

Hi. And the other bathroom…

We had a White Russian…

And we ordered just a couple of little small plates to share like their watermelon…

And their mac&cheese…

Terrific stuff. I can’t wait to come back to eat a full meal at Goose+Elder…

Then we hopped in an Uber and headed home. It was a great afternoon in OtR. πŸ˜€πŸ™οΈβ€οΈ

Dream big & Fly high.

I ran out to get something for lunch. (I got a caesar salad fromΒ MidiCiΒ at Race and Sixth Streets. It was really good.) On my way back to the office, I noticed this new-to-me mural for the very first time…

I don’t if it’s really a true mural though. It kind of looked like it was painted on board or some sort of substrate and then mounted to the building’s facade. Nonetheless, it’s pretty neat. πŸ˜€πŸ–ŒοΈπŸŽ¨πŸ·β€οΈ

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 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.Β  My first day will be next Wednesday.Β πŸ˜€πŸ‘‹β€οΈ

Mural, mural on the wall.

How cool is this new mural on the side of the Algin Furniture on Eighth Street?

It’s pretty cool that Algin has been using their wall for rotating murals. The last one was titled You hold the key.” This one is artist Joshua Stout and celebrates Cincinnati’s own little rockstar hippo, Fiona. Taken with Instagram. πŸ˜€πŸ–ŒοΈπŸŽ¨β€οΈ

Winding down another work week.

I’m packing upΒ my workspace and calling it a week. I’m heading home for a three-day weekend. They gave us Monday off for a holiday shopping day. And they gave us a nice holiday bonus for our shopping. So that’s pretty nice. πŸ˜€πŸ’»β€οΈ

Mural, mural on the wall.

How cool is the long mural on Gano Street downtown that’s on the side of the 21c Museum Hotel?

Usually whenever I walk by there is always a delivery van parked right in front of it. I think was the first time I walked by and could finally check it out unobstructed. Well done to the artists, @j_r_ustick and @kiikcreate

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