Stuffed crust and backyard lights.

Our Saturday morning was off to an overcast start…

But when we got to the top of the hill at the end of our street, the sun came out…

Good morning from Northside…

We ran over to St. Bernard to pick up some Pizza Hut for lunch…

We got some stuffed crust pizza, a pan meat lovers and cheese bread…

Good evening from Northside…

We strung some little lights around the top of our backyard fence…

We can’t wait to see what they look like when it gets dark.

One year ago, we worked on transforming our front yard…

And seven years ago, someone left their Tonka truck at Lytle Park…

I hope they found their truck. πŸ˜€πŸŒ„πŸ•πŸ‘πŸ’‘πŸššβ€οΈ

Pizza Party Thursday.

Good morning from Northside…

We had more delicious panini roll-ups for lunch today…

They were taking the final chunks of the tree away…

Good evening from Northside…

One of our little bushes in our front yard has a little blossom now too…

We had an NYPD Pizza Party Thursday…

And we had to get the cheese garlic bread…

You just have to get the bread. It’s only $2.99…

Pizza Party Thursdays are the best Thursdays. πŸ˜€πŸŒ„πŸŒ―πŸŒΌπŸ•β€οΈ

It’s starting to look better.

Today got off to kind of an overcast start…

Good morning from Northside…

We ran back over to Lowe’s this morning…

And we stopped at Mad Llama for coffee and bagels…

And then we did some work in our yard. We finally finished staining our fence…

We planted these marigolds…

We hung our wind chimes…

We got a couple of plants for our hanging baskets…

We forgot to get more pea gravel for our side yard. But we got another planter…

Two more little planters…

And planted plants in them…

But we ran out of potting soil before we could get to our Yucca…

We planted more marigolds…

We moved our little ground coverings from the side yard to the front yard…

Hopefully, they do better over here…

And we got this little mini rose bush…

Next, we’ll have to work on our grass and try to figure out what to do with the path in the backyard and there has been talk of a couple of rock rivers. But it’s starting to look a little better in our backyard.

Good evening from Northside…

We sat on our patio and watched FC Cincinnati lose the home opener in their beautiful new stadium…

We ate frozen oven pizzas…

And called it a Sunday…

We had another really good day. πŸ˜€πŸŒ„πŸ‘πŸŒ»βš½οΈβ€οΈ

Oooh! Stuffed crust!

We didn’t have any snow this morning but it was still pretty chilly…

Good morning from Northside…

For about a half hour very morning and every afternoon, our street gets completely clogged with school drop-off and pick up traffic…

It’s a real mess. All the school traffic used to go down the next street over from us. That street is wider and better equipped to handle all the school traffic. This daily traffic jam is probably the part of the pandemic I’m most looking forward to going away. But at least the school finally got their grass cut this afternoon…

Good evening from Northside…

We had an NYPD pizza party this evening…

NYPD had a new stuffed crust pizza that we tried tonight…

Oooh! Stuffed crust! It was pretty good stuff. But I can’t believe I didn’t take a photo of all the cheese in the crust. It was really cheesy.

And 12 years ago, I placed my deposit on our little apartment downtown…

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Just a quick visit.

Good morning from Northside…

This afternoon my very favoritest soccer team, Arsenal played the second leg of their Europa League tie against Slavia Prague in Prague.

The match was the first game since Slavia Prague’s Ondrej Kudula was found guilty of racially abusing Rangers’ Glen Kamara last month and was duly banned for 10 matches by UEFA.

The official statement said they decided “to suspend SK Slavia Praha player, Ondrej Kudela, for the next 10 UEFA club and representative team competition matches for which he would otherwise be eligible to play, for racist behavior.”

Ahead of the match, Slavia Prague players refused to take the knee in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Arsenal striker and match captain, Alexander Lacazette chose to move a number of steps ahead of his teammates to stare down his opponents while taking the knee…

Given the situation, Lacazette’s stance was particularly poignant. And it’s very a powerful image. There is no place for racism in football nor wider society.

Arsenal scored three goals in an astonishing six-minute flurry. The Gunners ended up winning the match 4-0 with Lacazette netting a brace to knock Slavia Prague out of the tournament 5-1 on aggregate.

Later, we saw another patch of weeds that looked like a stylized little mini forest…

Good evening from Northside…

My parents stopped in town for the evening on their way home from a long road trip out west. We went to Taft’s Brewpourium for dinner…

Genifer just had her nails down earlier in the day…

Taft’s had a jumbo shrimp special tonight. We shared those and loaded tots. And we brought a large Taft’s pizza home with us…

It was wonderful to get to see my parents, even if it was just for a quick visit this evening. πŸ˜€πŸŒ„βš½οΈπŸŒ²πŸ•β€οΈ

Trader’s World & Two Cities Pizza Co.

It was grey and rainy Saturday morning…

Good morning from Northside…

This morning we drove up north to Trader’s World

We were looking for some planters or a little stone bench for our side yard…

There wasn’t any of what we were looking for. But it you were looking for FunkoPops, you were definitely in the right place…

And hot sauce. They also had hot sauce…

It was a very odd place…

We didn’t find anything at Trader’s World. It was kind of a bust.

On our way back to Cincinnati, we stopped to try Two Cities Pizza Co. in Mason…

Two Cities has both New York style and Chicago style deep dish pizzas…

We were so hungry. We started salads…

Two Cities makes their own ranch dressing…

We ordered both a Chicago style deep dish AND a New York style pizza…

Both pizzas were delicious. Genifer liked the New York style best…

I liked the Chicago style deep dish best…

And because it was our first visit, they brought us little warm powdered donuts…

The restrooms were like New York subway cars…

What a terrific place with delicious, delicious pizzas!

When we got home, we took the dogs around the block…

Good evening from Northside…

Later, we had leftover pizza because we had a bunch…

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The joke’s on us.

Today is April first and that means, it’s also April Fool’s Day…

But the joke was on us because it was snowing this morning…

Good morning from Northside…

We saw our first snail of the spring…

I moved the snail from the middle of the sidewall on the stairs to the edge of the sidewalk by some mulch over by what might someday be an orchard…

It was still snowing…

Good evening from Northside…

We had an NYPD Pizza party tonight…

Remember when Oscar used to hop up on the sofa in our office studio and look out the window?

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Cold Boy Night at Taft’s.

Oscar got a haircut today. He looks so handsome again…

Tonight was Cold Boy NIght at Taft’s Brewpourium…

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Monday, March 15th.

One year ago, we went to Taft’s Brewpourium for the last time before every thing went into COVID-19 lockdown…

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Sunday, March 14th.

Today was Pi Day (3.14) so we went to Taft’s for pizza pie…

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