Back to the supermarket

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

I just liked the pattern, I can’t actually abide by Cap’n Crunch.

Kroger got me all excited about cooking with their mealkits, but they’re always the same anymore so I just started cooking on my own.

I’ve gotten pretty good at making Chipotle’s super simple guacamole recipe to go with taco night.

I did notice this new meal-prep thing at the grocery below. Unpacked frozen meals fill up a bucket and pay by weight, then heat on a skillet at home. All the proteins and vegetables are coated with the sauce and spices and like, flash frozen or something. After some searching here’s the company line: “Designed to increase seafood consumption and drive seafood sales from white-tablecloth restaurants back to the supermarket.”

Haven’t tried it. I’m sure I will. For now? I’ve got some leftover guac.


Monday, August 27, 2018

After talking about it for years, we made a road trip down to tour the Blenko Glass Company. Mom has collected their wares since her youth.

This was my first time visiting the company store, museum and factory floor. Hindsight? We should’ve scheduled the trip around a class to make some of our own glasswork. But I’m not complaining as mom was glowing the whole time.

See more photos from our day at Blenko here

More photos…

Orange Sherbert

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Cash only.

Joywave at Brew Dog

Saturday, August 25, 2018

With external hard drive that contains all my photos connected, a search for folders called ‘joywave‘ would reveal I’ve seen this band 5 times.

They’re young and bright and from Rochester New York. Their music is almost always grounded in a solid hook, often bright and sometimes lyrically heavy— not heavy in a bad way, just tackling heavy issues. I adore ’em.

This performance was a quick slot during a beer festival at Brew Dog— a brewery from Scotland that started a US branch in Columbus, Ohio. The beer was solid. The vibe was, I dunno, muddy?

Totally worth the 1.5 hour drive.

I like taking photos of signs that have prices.

Surprise party

Friday, August 24, 2018

There was a surprise party and while the birthday grandpa got to unwrap gifts, it was an extra good excuse to see all the grandkids of these friends that feel like family.

Beguiled by the Wild

The above photo came out of the camera demanding no additional editing (unlike the poorly lit image below).

I’ve seen glimpses of this Beguiled by the Wild mural online, but finally took a detour to see it in person. I didn’t realize the 18 murals of animals spanned the career of Charley Harper. (All the murals also represent animals in the Cincinnati Zoo.)

Neighborhood flags

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Sayler Park building

The image above is from a visit to Sayler Park after a workshop last night.

Great thing happening at the moment: CincyFlags, a project to design unique flags for each of Cincinnati’s 52 neighborhoods. I’m on a team with DJ for Region 1 which includes East Price Hill, Lower Price Hill, Riverside, Sayler Park, Sedamsville, South Fairmount, and West Price Hill.

Last night was our first workshop and it was excellent to have discussion about what makes a good flag, listen to what folks think best represents their neighborhoods and see their concepts.

Next step is to gather more insight and begin developing concepts to share for feedback.

CincyFlags workshop

American Sign Garden

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

American Sign Museum

Giddy to see the American Sign Museum repurposed and installed the old Cincinnati Gardens type today. Even using the old S! (hat tip to Eric)

Related link: The Gardens Font Family

Photo I grabbed of the building in March 2017 before it was torn down: