Fountain Square Flower Carpet

Is it really over already, it went fast, summer has to be almost officially here now.
I can't tell from ground level, this design was harder to move around and divided the Square up. But from above, I really liked this years design over last year.

Fountain Square

The Banks are still progressing nicely.
Can you believe I heard a couple guys around UC complaining about it and saying they'll believe it when they see it?
Obviously they don't get downtown often.

The Banks

4th & Plum, the Gramercy doesn't get all the glory in the summer. I need to make friends there asap.
Yep thats my condo right there in the background.

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Cyclones Hockey

As much as I hated to go Saturday, the weather was so incredible, but these games always end up being a super good time, and we got to watch the Cyclone come back from a 3 point deficit to win it in the 4th half. Why didn't they play that hard in the beginning?


not my fav beer in the world but hey for less than $0.13 an oz? not too shabby.

I got nothin

The infamous fan from hell #666

A craptastic picture, but after I spotted these guys the reason why every concession stand within three sections was out of beer became clear.
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4 Miller beers

J8DED - first trailer released

Fox Alpha Films

The first trailer for J8DED has been released, lots of recognizable Cincinnati landmarks.
Check out the trailer here here.

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just like downtown, our own steak-gasm

Off to the Precinct for the 16th Anniversary, I really liked the place, super friendly awesome service, although for the money we shelled out it should be.
One complaint I've heard from people is how cramped the place is, but you know what? I liked it.
Everyone packed in, a young couple to my right, just out of high school maybe.
An extended family in front, some girls out on the town all kind of jammed in. The young couple seemed really excited for what ever reason it was our anniversary. And the extended family from grandma down to the little girl running around making a nuisance out of herself, lucky for her little girls with ponytails get a free pass.
Maybe its me, but the snippets of conversation here and there when ours lagged, maybe twitter isn't too far off the mark anyhow.

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The steaks were absolutely incredible.
AND the bill was a 20spot less than what I'd thought it would be!
How often does that happen?

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tourist!! ugh!

sure, you walk down the street here and cross over Roebling....


here, right here....jez

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if you need me today, you'll know where to find me

first Oberon of 2009
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Kwame Jackson on life, The Apprentice and everything else

Hello? is this thing on?

GQ photoshoot

The first question is, what the hell do I wear to meet a fashion designer?
channel my inner Cincinnati rock star?
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I campaigned pretty heavy on Kate and RedkatBlone's blogs to get in on this and after a random drawing I WON!
Yeah for me.
I really didn't know what to expect going into this I was thinking that "having lunch with Kwame Jackson" meant being in the same room with, but thats not how it was at all.
It turned out to be four of us and him, sitting around talking ties, fashion and tech. Oh and Kate was there so a little sex too.
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He even had a good grasp on what we were about, as in we blogged and twittered.
But like most people I don't think he had the full grasp of twitter, focusing on the noise. We actually had people following the lunch fully engaged asking questions, the signal, that’s the lesson everyone needs to take from twitter.
Kwame Jackson at McCormick and Schmick’s

But enough of ME, like I said I didn't know what to expect but Kwame was smart, intelligent, dynamic and engaging.
Its always refreshing to talk to someone not encumbered by the normal rules and is out there twisting the world around into the shape he wants it.
He was the only Apprentice finalist not to be fired, what does that tell you about him?
But on the same token he was incredibly normal, why does it always surprise me that people are human too?
One thing I thought odd, this was about his new line of ties, besides the one he was wearing where were they? I was expecting a display. But I'm not in marketing so maybe this was all about him?
If so good, that was enough for me.
Kwame Jackson at McCormick and Schmick’s

He's lived all over the country and when asked his favorite city he said New York, no where else on Earth is there that energy.
He calls this the "Hustle"
Everyone there is working on their hustle striving to be the best at what they do. They may come off cold or distant, but that’s because they have that laser like focus to be the best dancer, the best actor, the best bum. And then the transportation, subways and buses mash it all together, CEOs, stock brokers, actors mixed up with the bums.
Hmmm, does that sound like what another city is trying to do?
A city real close to here?

Gotta mention the food real quick, the turkey club was awesome, and the bread pudding, I was going to poke at it to be polite but I tasted it and let out a WOW! and everyone agreed. Kwame said he wasn't into bread pudding and we were all talking when out of nowhere he lets out a WOW! so I would say if you go to McCormick & Schmick's, get the bread pudding.
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Happy Anniversary XVI

Superbowl 3D glasses

Happy Anniversary to my beautiful wife.

I don't want to wonder
If this is a blunder
I don't want to worry whether
We're GOING TO stay together
'Till we die

I don't want to jump in
Unless this music's thumping
All the dishes rattle in the cupboards
When the elephants arrive

I want to love you madly
I want to love you now
I want to love you madly, ouais
I want to love you, love you
Love you madly

Cake ~Love You Madly
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b-b-bopp'n around town

Ran into the new president of the DRC tonight, Chris Wiedeman, super nice guy, he's got some big shoes to fill because it seemed like Conrad was everywhere. I'm sure he'll do a good job. We're almost neighbors it turns out.
Seems like it was warmer on the way home this evening than it was on the way out.
But it was a nice relaxing way to close out, this afternoon was kind of weird, actually it started out strange with the drunk guy chasing the bus this morning at 6am. Gets on shouting then plops down behind me shouting that even though he can't read, he knows where the bus stop is.
At least he's not shouting at himself to shutup on top of it.


Cold turkey
You know how you always think, "that would be a cool band name" about names that really wouldn't be cool band names.
It might be a cool name for a restaurant.
Maybe not either

this blogs raison d'ĂȘtre
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I love Fountain Square.
I'd marry it if I could.
Genius of Water
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one year ago

I guess I was on a creative tear last April.
All the pictures I took and this is still one of my favorites, a foggy morning on West Campus.

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happy earf day, Mother earf

Happy Earth Day!
And Saturday at Sawyer Point was an absolutely brilliant day to celebrate it.

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kid painted reusable grocery bags, a couple of these kids have talent
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