Iโ€™m still pretty popular.

One year ago, my photos had 3.5 million views on Google Maps/Local Guides

Fast forward to today and now my photos have over 14 million views

Itโ€™s pretty nice to still be popular. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ—บ๐Ÿ“ทโค

Thanks, Timehop!

Look how pretty the sky over Northside was one year ago

And I captured this photo back when lived downtown…

Thanks for the memories, Timehop. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿฆ•โค๏ธ

Mack from one year ago.

Mack showed up in my Timehop this morning. He’s a pretty good dog. I like him.
And Timehop is pretty fun. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿฆ•๐Ÿพโค๏ธ

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween from Northside! Oscar could sense something amiss in the air…

It was time to break out Oscar’s dinosaur costume. We were happy that he got to wear his adorable dinosaur costume for a little bit…

These pictures really don’t show it but Oscar gets so mad when he has to wear his Halloween costume. We got a few photos and then it came right off. He wears his dinosaur costume just long enough to get a photo every year…

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We tinkered briefly with the idea of handing out candy tonight. But it was sooo cold and sooo rainy that we decided to go to Taft’s Brewpourium to eat delicious pizza and BBQ chicken wings…

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Going to Taft’s Brewpourium on Halloween is kind of becoming a yearly tradition. We did the same exact thing last year to have a Taft’s Gourd to Death

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Taft’s pizza is so delicious. Eating pizza was a much better idea than sitting out in the cold and rain, handing out candy to strangely dressed children. We sat there at Taft’s just stuffing our faces full of pizza and BBQ wings while we watched our birds-eye view of our street from our third-floor WyzeCam

Not surprisingly, there weren’t a ton of people out and about. Thanks for all the great memories, Timehop!ย ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿฆ•๐Ÿฌ๐ŸŽƒโค๏ธ

Remember Frank?

Do you remember Frank? He’s the turtle we rescued from getting squished while he was trying to cross a very busy Hamilton Avenue. These photos of him popped up today in my Timehop…

Every time we drive up Hamilton Avenue into College Hill, we always comment to each other to look out for Franks. We hope he’s doing okay in his new home. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿข๐Ÿฆ•โค๏ธ

One year ago…

One year ago today, I had my six-week post-op check-up. I still think it’s pretty crazy that all this stuff is in my body. Modern medicine is just nuts…

A year later, and everything feels really good. I don’t think I’m going to be running any marathons any time soon. But I very rarely have any sort of discomfort. I think Iโ€™ve kind of figured out what the new normal is for me now. I hope my hips stay feeling good like this for a long time to come. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿฅโค๏ธ

Timehopping.

One year ago today, I had my second hip replacement surgery…

Two years ago, USL FC Cincinnati defeated MLS Chicago Fire in the US Open Cup…

And three years ago, we moved into our house in Northside…

That’s a pretty historically busy day! Thanks,ย Timehop!๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿฆ•โค๏ธ

One year ago today.

One year ago today, I had the first of my three hip surgeries…

And where they still have their occasional aches and pains, both hips are 100% better than they were before their replacement surgeries. Thanks, Timehop!๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿฆ•โค๏ธ

Oh, and I got to eat magic middles in bed…

YUM! ๐Ÿ˜€

One year ago.

One year ago today, I received this drawling from my nephew entitled,ย “Octopod for Shellington & Captain Barnacles” and it’s still one of my very favorites…

Edgerton’s early works. Thanks,ย Timehop! ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿฆ•โค๏ธ

One year ago today.

On October 10, 2017,ย USMNT lost 2-1 away to Trinidad & Tobagoย and as a result, they failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 1986…

Today on the one year anniversary of the darkest day in U.S. Soccer history, the US Soccer Federation released this statement…ย 

โ€œToday we look forward. With the march towards 2022 underway and the 2026 FIFA World Cup in North America as our guidepost, the U.S. Menโ€™s National Team has embarked on a new journey. The hallmarks of the culture remain, with perseverance, grit and dogged determination fueled by the pride to represent the United States and each and every one of you. We take nothing for granted. The path ahead will be paved with successes and informed by setbacks. We will build strength through commitment and character, accepting challenges and rising every time we fall. We will be aggressive and play without fear, for history demonstrates that fortune favors the bold.

โ€œLike any grand project, ours is a work in progress. We cannot do it alone. Pioneering a new path forward takes the will of a generation full of optimism and hope, bound by the belief that there is nothing we cannot achieve if we are united in the cause. This is the American spirit, from which is born the American dream. It is time to take our destiny in our own hands and turn that dream into a reality. And do it together. The future isย US.โ€

Blah. Blah. Blah. The National Team has a whole bunch of bright talented youngsters that are starting to emerge from the ranks. But they still haven’t even hired a new coach for the National Team. I hope things start to get better soon for our team, and they can get thing s back to where they were and then start figuring out how to take things to the next level. But they sure are taking their sweet time.ย ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธโšฝ๏ธโค๏ธ