Pause for paws.

After Genifer left this morning, the dogs couldn’t figure out why I was still home and she wasn’t. They sat by the door waiting for her to come back…

Later, we hung out in the backyard for a couple of hours…

After then we went upstairs so Oscar could take a nap…

Mack sat by the window and watched the world outside…

It was pretty awesome to have a boys day with the dogs. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿพโค๏ธ

Good morning from Northside.

I have today and tomorrow off before I start my new job with Grey. This morning Genifer dropped me off an iced chai latte and cinnamon twist from Sidewinder

Thank you, baby! You are amazing! ๐Ÿ˜€โ˜•๏ธโค๏ธ

Seen and noted.

We saw our first lizard of the season when we were walking the dogs this evening…

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It’s what’s for dinner.

For dinner this evening, we were going to grill these sausages from Trader Joe’s

But we forgot to get charcoal for the grill. So we decided to use our little orange grill…

And the sausages were delicious! I don’t know which one I liked better. ๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŒญโค๏ธ

Urban Artifact’s 4th birthday party.

Today was Urban Artifact’s 4th birthday party

We tried the two Kaleidoscope variants, Pineapple Salsa and Pineapple Luau Spice…

They were outstanding! We took our beers and headed upstairs to the sanctuary…

UA had the space filled with a whole bunch of carnival games…

Our photo made on the Cincinnati Enquirer’s website

And we ordered some Wildfire Pizza Kitchen

We tried their new stuffed mushrooms…

And they were awesome! We love stuffed mushrooms. We also ordered some of their cheesy bread. Sooo cheesy, so good…

And we ordered a small Dad’s Favorite pizza…

Ohmigosh. Their stuff is really incredible. Everything is always just amazing…

UA also brought in a cotton candy machine. So I had some cotton candy…

And we had our first Keypunch of the season. Keypunch is what summer tastes like to me. It’s one of my all-time favorite beers. I’m excited that it’s Keypunch season…

It was a really fun afternoon, Happy birthday, Urban Artifact! You’ll always be one of our very favorite breweries. We’re so happy you’re in Northside. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿบ๐Ÿ•โค๏ธ

70,000 check-ins!

This evening I racked upย my 70,000th check-inย onย Swarmโ€ฆ

I stillย reallyย love my check-ins on Swarm!ย ๐Ÿ˜€โญ๏ธโค๏ธ

Northside Country Club.

On the way back home, we stopped back at Northside Country Club this evening…

We shared a BLT…

I love BLTs. This one was really good, nothing fancy just really good. And we shared an order of tots. Their tots are just out of this world…

It was a pretty good little dinner. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿฅชโค๏ธ

Seen and noted.

Last summer, we saw a rather surprising number of snails around Northside. This morning Genifer pointed out my first Northside sidewalk snail sighting of the spring…

Taken with Instagram. ๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŒโค๏ธ

Happy Foursquare Day!

It’s 4.16! Happy Foursquare Day! ๐Ÿ˜€โญ๏ธโค๏ธ

Northside nubs.

This evening we stopped to check out a new place with our friends Terry and Katherine called Northside Country Club. Not to be confused with Northside Yacht Club, Northside Country Club is in the old Bistro Grace space on Hamilton Avenue. Apparently, it’s some sort of stop-gap to keep the liquor license with the building…

NSCC is cash-only. But there is an ATM on site. Ohmigosh… THEIR TOTS. Their tots are just amazing. The ranch dipping sauce for the tots is really good. And the aioli is even better. We also had their ham&cheese, thinking it would be a grilled cheese with ham. It was cold ham and a slice of cheese on toast. It was good but just not what we were expecting. We also ordered the BLT which was really good. Our friend Terry had the Chicago dog and that looked really good too. Next time we go to NSCC, we’ll be ordering BLTs and tots for days. And I’ll remember to take photos. But still, really great stuff…

Then we walked down to Higher Gravity. The sunset was pretty amazing…

At Higher Gravity, they were celebrating our friend Jen‘s 5000th unique beer check-in on Untappd. That is a lot of unique beers. Between me and Genifer, we have just over 300 combined. And 300 is nowhere near 5000. Not even in the same zip code…

Congratulations, Jen! That is quite the achievement. It was another really fun evening in Northside. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿบโค๏ธ