Saturday, March 6th.

I’d never seen all The Hobbit movies. So tonight, we started watching the trilogy…

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Have you tried The Fiamma?!

After the Arsenal’s FA Cup match this afternoon, we headed over to get some pizza at Taft’s Brewpourium

Taft’s had Hazelnut Latte, their coffee stout made with Cincinnati’s own Deeper Roots coffee, on draft…

We ordered The Fiamma again

And we tried Taft’s cheesy bread…

We also tried Main Squeeze Vol. One. with pink guava and lactose…

And we got their Hazelnut Latte sticky bread to go…

Everything was just as delicious as always. We used part of the gift card my parent’s gave us for Christmas. We put $30 on our gift card this time. And we’ll get to use it two more times! Thanks, mom & dad!

On our way out to the car, we saw a train. I could probably watch the trains go by all day. I love the graffiti on the train cars…

Good evening from Northside…

Tonight, I logged my 80,000th check-in on my Swarm

I stillย reallyย like my check-ins on Swarm!

And we kept watching Manhunt: Unabomber on Netflix. Any day we get to go to Taft’s Brewpourium is a pretty good day. We like that place a lot. ๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŒ„๐Ÿ•๐Ÿบ๐Ÿš‚โญ๏ธโค๏ธ

Pizza with friends.

It was so nice this morning. The temperature was supposed to be in the low 60s today…

Good morning from Northside…

Day twelve of my Lego City Advent Calendar…

Early this afternoon it started pouring down rain though it was hard to tell from our third-floor WyzeCam

It rained for about an hour. And then it stopped just before we went to meet our friends Mehwish and Ben at the only place we really go to anymore because of the pandemic… Taft’s Brewpourium. We met them over there to hang out, catch up,
and of course, have a beer and eat some pizza…

I forgot to take a photo of all of us. I’m so bad at remembering to take a photo when we’re hanging out with people. Or maybe just self-conscious or something. But I did remember to take a photo of our pizzas…

This was Taft’s new pizza, The Fiamma…

It’s their mozzarella with tomato sauce base topped with hot soppressata and hot honey drizzle. And it was a really delicious pizza. It turns out soppressata was less like salami and more like pepperoni. The honey on the pizza was really good. And it was hot warm, not hot spicy. It was a really terrific pie.

TRAIN!

And we saw a beautiful sunset from Taft’s…

We had so much fun hanging out with Mehwish and Ben. It was great to see them, hang out and catch up. It’s been a minute since we’ve hung out with other people.

It ended up being a pretty evening in Northside…

Good evening from Northside…

The NBA preseason started this evening with both my Mavs and Grizzlies playing their first games of the new season. We didn’t get to watch either of their games. We don’t get many of the Mavs or Grizz games on TV. But it’s terrific to know that NBA Basketball is back!

We had a pretty fun Saturday. ๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŒ„๐ŸŒง๏ธ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿš‚๐Ÿ€โค๏ธ

Our Halloween.

Halloween shouldโ€™ve been perfect this year. It fell on a Saturday, withย a full moonย and with daylight savings time everyone got an extra hour of sleep the next day. But unfortunately, 2020 had other ideas.

Halloween got off to a very frosty start…

Good morning from Northside…

And for the first time this fall, we had to scrape our windows this morning…

After the windows defrosted, we ran over to the grocery…

And then it was on to Mad Llama for Saturday morning Halloween coffee…

After Michigan State shocked Michigan, we rolled over to Taft’s Brewpourium for a delicious pizza dinner…

As we were walking across the parking lot, a train was rolling by…

Taft’s had a Halloween special this weekend…

We had a Maple vs Amburana double imperial stout before we ordered….

While we drank our beer, we watched our street view WyzeCam to see if there were many trick-or-treaters out and about…

And it looked like there were a few on our street…

There’s our cotton candy….

And there’s our pizzas…

After we devoured our delicious pizza, we took the dogs on a walk and couldn’t help but admire the Halloween full moon…

Good evening from Northside…

All things considered, we had a pretty good Halloween. ๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŒ„๐Ÿ•๐ŸŽƒโค๏ธ

A really good Saturday.

It was a really pretty Saturday morning…

Hello moon…

Good morning from Northside…

Our replacement hose showed up and it works great with no leaks…

And then we went to Kroger for groceries…

Kroger had some adorable balloons today

And afterward, we stopped at Mad Llama for some Saturday morning coffee…

There was train crossing over the road on our way home…

We mowed the weeds in our backyard

Three weeks until our fence gets replaced and then we can start working on making our backyard look more respectable…

We got this delicious fruit at the grocery…

Good evening from Northside…

We played ball in our backyard for another half hour…

Those dogs play ball until they can’t play ball anymore…

Mack wandered off in the middle of the night. And I found him on our office WyzeCam all crashed out in the office…

And this photo of Oscar was in my Timehop

We had a really good Saturday.

A really good Saturday.

Happy Saturday morning from Northside…

We made a run to Lowe’s this morning, and unexpectedly ended up with a new patio set. We didn’t realize how big it was until we tried to get it to fit in the back of the Audi…

We had to take it all out of the box. But we managed to get it home. And it looks great out on our back patio…

Genifer had another BLT for lunch. I put some deli sliced turkey on mine to make it a delicious club sammich…

Good afternoon from Northside…

We went over Taft’s Brewpourium for pizza because it’s really the only place we feel really comfortable going during the pandemic…

Taft’s has set up seating back at their bar…

We ordered our new favorite pizza. It’s the white pizza with prosciutto, cherry tomatoes, and arugula after bake. It’s so good…

We love the Brewpourium. It’s our favorite pizza in all of Cincinnati…

As we were heading out, a train started to roll by Taft’s…

Trains are so cool. Good evening from Northside…

It was a great Saturday. And tomorrow promises to be an epic soccer Sunday! ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ—“๏ธโค๏ธ

Cheeseburgers & thunderstorms.

Good morning from Northside…

We went to get Biggby Coffee

Biggby Coffee is so good. We like it a lot.

We had to run some errands up north today, and afterward, we found ourselves out in Lebanon. We stopped to fill up our gas tank at this Marathon station…

It was just across the street from this train…

And we were presented with an unusual fuel option…

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We decided to just go with the plus. On our back home, we stopped at Quatman Cafe in Mason for lunch. We’ve been to the Quatman in Norwood a couple of times but we’ve never been to the one in Mason before…

Quatman always has a daily special. Today’s special was a cheeseburger, fries or onion rings and a drink for $8. Two, please…

Those onion rings look delicious…

And those burgers were as delicious as they were big. And they were huge! I don’t know why we don’t do to Quatman in Norwood more. Their burgers are terrific and it’s really inexpensive to eat there. We really need to change that and eat more Quatmans.

Quatman was sooo good. When we got home, we took the dogs on a walk around the block. There were some ominous looking storm clouds that had just passed us…

But as soon as we got around the block and up to the top of the hill at the end of our street, it started raining…

And when we got home and looked out in the backyard, it was pouring…

It seemed fitting that it would rain on the end of our weekend. It was a great Monday. It was a really great long weekend. And now we only have to work four days this week to get to our next weekend!

Another good Saturday.

Good morning from Northside…

We stopped at Biggby for our weekend morning coffee…

We ran over to Home Depot to get some more stuff for our front yard…

Like this tomato and citronella…

This was our first trip to Home Depot in a long time. And it was also our last trip to Home Depot after we heard they pledged to back Orangey McLiarface’s bid for re-election in November. I should have guessed it with all the orange at Home Depot. We’ll just be shopping at Lowe’s from now on.

On our way back home, there was a train going by overhead…

We got this cute little shrub and planter at Home Depot with our gift card…

After working on our front yard, we fired up the grill…

Those burgers were from Whole Foods and they were out of this world good.

I think it would be interesting to do a coffee table book about the alleys in Northside…

Good evening from Northside…

We also planted some little purple flowers in front of our bricks…

Our front yard is looking a lot better than it did a year ago…

We had another pretty good Saturday. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ—“๏ธโค๏ธ

Ohhh… Stuffed crust.

We got Pizza Hut for dinner tonight. They don’t deliver to us so I had to go pick it up…

And wouldn’t you know on the way home I got stuck at a train track…

The pizza was awesome! I just love Pizza Hut’s Meat Lovers pizza with their pan crust…

Oh… and stuffed crust is pretty good too. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ•โค๏ธ

Seen and noted at Brewporium.

We went over to Taft’s Brewpourium for lunch today. And as we were walking into the Brewporium, a train rolled by with a rather unusual cargo…

I guess I never really thought about how they move tanks around from place to place. It makes perfect sense after thinking about it for a little bit that they would move them with trains. It’s pretty interesting the things you just kind of stumble across.

Brewpourium started doing wings and they are terrific…

But for me, the star at Brewpourium is always going to be the pizza. It’s sooo good…

And I tried something new off of Taft’s brunch menu, sausage gravy knots…

They were really good. Genifer wasn’t feeling them but she’s not the biggest fan of breakfast stuff at non-breakfast times. I thought they were really good. I took the rest home with us and ate them for breakfast at work on Monday.

I love Taft’s Brewpourium. And we still have a little bit of money left on our gift card! It’s been the gift that keeps on giving. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ•โค๏ธ