Rainbow Cafe at Cincinnati Children's Research Building

Blake told me about the Rainbow Cafe at Cincinnati Children's Research Building and since its one building away from me, figured today was a good day to scope it out. Unfortunately, along with everyone else, they took the day off, reconfirming I'm the only person alive on East Campus today.
But the interior is dramtic and I had a camera so it wasn't a total loss.

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Holiday Bashtacular

Nope not done yet, haven’t got my fill of parties yet, can’t keep me down, not cryin uncle. With that spirit Ms. 5chw4r7z and I headed up Race St to Joe’s Holiday Bashtacular. Many interesting people, and I got my last dose of shoe porn for the year.
UPDATE:if you came looking for the democrat girl, I pulled the picutre. She is very intelligent and witty and politics aside I'm sure was trying to be cheeky. I'm not into hurt feelings.


NE 16-0

As the only person sick of hearing about the Dolphins every year, I was seriously outnumbered by people who wanted to see the Pats lose. No biggie, I wouldn't have lost any sleep one way or the other. Lots n lots of people packed into McFadden's last night including Chicago Dave who we haven't seen since staying at his place back in September.

Mcfadden's and Chicago dave


breaking news

Bin Laden's new tape tape declares; "Bush wants to control Iraqi oil."
YAWN, yes Osama, the liberals have been saying this for years now. Don't you read the forums?
He also vows to support the Palestinians in their jihad. Is it just me or is this guy the Jessie Jackson of the middle east? Every little thing that happens he has to be there sticking his nose in it.

Anyone know the story on this?

Microcelebrity and the fall of Rome

Microcelebrity;the phenomenon of being extremely well known not to millions but to a small group.
Jackie and I were talking about this a couple weeks ago, I don't like to post my own picture although it does make in on from time to time, its still a little strange over the past month that half a dozen people have asked me if I have a blog. I've been thinking about the impact of all this; blogs, twitter, forums, flickr and how I interact and insert them into my life. I have unconsciously at first but now deliberately been developing the brand "5chw4r7z" and unifying its look across the web. I'm not sure what it all means or how it works yet but I almost always have my camera with me snapping pictures, so if you live/work/play downtown, make sure you're dressed for your close-up — because there will be photos, and those photos will end up online.

About once a year someone revisits this story.
Learn from the fall of Rome, US warned
Drawing parallels with the end of the Roman empire, Mr Walker warned there were “striking similarities” between America’s current situation and the factors that brought down Rome, including “declining moral values and political civility at home, an over-confident and over-extended military in foreign lands and fiscal irresponsibility by the central government”
I always tell people, "sure comparing what two different things have in common is all fine and well, thats what humans do best, but its the differences that you have to look at". The Roman Empire and the U.S. have things in common but they also have one major difference, Rome didn't have the A-10 Thunderbolt with a hydraulically-driven seven-barrel Gatling-type rotary cannon firing depleted uranium penetrators that cut through armour like a knife through butter at 1,800 rounds per minute.


East Campus 8am

east campus power plant

Thats how it feels this morning also, cold and windy. I feel like the Omega man this week, the phone at work has rung only a few times. Am I the only person on campus?

Cincinnati Supper Club X

Jackie billed this one as low key and it was just what the doctor ordered after a week of parties, shopping, parties, wrapping presents, parties, packing to leave town and of course a couple parties.
I don't know why it was three years before realizing this and only after Blake told me, but downtown living is really about parties.

preparing dinner
hours of slaving away later...
computer chip light
Shannon and Carole of Around and About
around and about
Schwarz beir
My new MOO card is tucked in there, kinda proud of how it came out
Jackies mantle
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Christmas at the DMV


So, apparently not many people plan their trip to the DMV on the day after Christmas. But I was off so what the hey, I walked over to Court Street. Also painfully obvious, and slightly sad at the same time, it appeared I was probably the most intelligent person within blocks of Court St. Wednesday afternoon. There was a long line of people but as they took their turn at the counter they were told they were in the wrong department and shuffled off until it was me and three other people who unfortunately weighted over 500lbs each. I kid you not! There wasn’t much oxygen left in the place, along with the fact no one wanted to be there, worked in my favor because I wanted to take the test without glasses. "Read line 5" said the girl. 5ch "uh huh, uh huh", I had no idea what was there and was making crap up. W4 "uh huh, uh huh" she said 4r7z. Ok that’s $24 please move to the picture station. If you’re ever feeling down about yourself, go to the DMV, it does wonders for your self esteem.

back home

We're back from the cold steppes of northern Ohio to a relativity warm Cincinnati afternoon walking around in light jackets. Hope everyone got what they wanted.

ignore the bib, this was Christmas
Christmas 2007
geeksta, cincinnatista and guitar hero!
does that guitar make me look fat?

Christmas 2007
Christmas 2007
Christmas 2007
Christmas 2007
Christmas 2007
Christmas 2007
Christmas 2007

Merry Christmas

AuntRosemary Dad

I wish you a hopeful Christmas
I wish you a brave New Year
All anguish pain and sadness
Leave your heart and let your road be clear
They said there'll be snow at Christmas
They said there'll be peace on Earth
Hallelujah Noel be it Heaven or Hell
The Christmas you get you deserve

-- GET Greg Lake - I Believe In Father Christmas


Got on a lucky one
Came in eighteen to one
I've got a feeling
This year's for me and you
So happy Christmas
I love you baby
I can see a better time
When all our dreams come true

8 am East Campus

eden garage

Ms 5chw4r7z and Jackie

Walking back through Piatt Park from the DRC holiday party last night, two of my favorite people downtown.

Ms 5chw4r7z and Jackie

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A little glamour downtown goes a long way

Gateway Quarter Holiday Celebration (1)

The girl with the curls and the sweet big ribbon in her hair
She's crawling out the window 'cause her daddy just don't care
Come on!
uh huh
God damn right, it's a beautiful day
uh huh
God damn right, it's a beautiful day
uh huh

The Eels "Mr. E's Beautiful Blues"

Kenwood Mall

Time for the annual trip to the mall. After the crowds beat the fight outta me, I started looking around, and amid the crass ugliness of it all there were a few (very few) spots of awesomeness.

Kenwood Mall

Kenwood Mall


(brodi3man + 5chw4r7z) * beer => #!@&?*$#@

hoonage extreme

Don't even ask me about the night some drunk chick asked if we knew any good jokes. I looked at brodi3man and shouted NO!

heartwarming card

Merry Christmas

Ice skating

Huge crowd last night ice skating, I know its right before Christmas but its still cool to see that many people out.

Fountain Square ice skating
Fountain Square ice skating
Fountain Square ice skating
Fountain Square ice skating

Parker Flats Penthouse

MED announced yesterday the addition of two penthouse untis to Paker Flats. This set off a firestorm of emails last night. Its has been confirmed that they are going on the roof, so what ever plans we had up there are over.
Take a very deep breath and then let it go. Someone with more money is always going trump what you or I want to do.
Cez't La Vie!
I'm taking comfort in the fact that MED has apparently done something right and the rendering at least looks awesome, it will definitely looks much better than the flat roof does and I like how its shape mimics the Convention Center a block away. Unsure of exactly what Post Modern is?
There you go, the design reflects and is sensitive to its environment.
If you have 750 large, there is still one available.

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Parker Flats penthouse