Soup

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

It’s wicked cold of late.

Time to break out mom’s beef vegetable soup recipe.

Cart contents: March 2012, February 2014

Mall walkers paradise

Monday, January 1, 2018

7 years ago I posted few images from Cincinnati Mills, the deserted Cincinnati Mall. It used to have a movie theater. Then that closed. Then they opened another movie theater. Then that closed.

It’s still intact. Still without a plan. But the lights are on and the temperature is regulated to “somewhat comfortable” and the mall walkers make sure it’s not empty. Oh, and there’s a gym. And
Arcade Legacy still has a space there, but they are closed on Mondays. Oops. New Year’s Day plan foiled. At least we got some steps in.

7 more photos from the mall + some repeats from 7 years ago

New Year’s Eve 2017

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Celebrated New Year’s Eve with an early dinner and a cocktail.

Home by 9pm!

The menu for the evening.

Bad front facing camera shot of the crew.

Forgot to bang on pans or eat sauerkraut at midnight.

The Future is Female

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Indestructible
Stephanie Hirsch

Part of The Future is Female exhibit at the 21c Museum Hotel.

From the notes: “The Future is Female” first appeared during the 1970s on a t-shirt designed for the first women’s bookstore in New York City. Over the last two years, the phrase has re-emerged on clothing, social media, and various other platforms.

Champ
Zoë Buckman

Converging Territories #14
Lalla Essaydi

A few more snapshots from the 21c

Snow began to fall

Friday, December 29, 2017

Met up with friends I’ve known since middle school for a late lunch.

We stretched that meal out over 3 hours, catching up on each other’s lives as snow began to fall.

Went across the street for a nightcap and expanded our crew.

Hugged it out and sadly parted ways.

We needed more time.

Drove by Music Hall on the way home and decided to pull over for a quick walk through the park and grab a snapshot.

Freshly renovated, I haven’t been in the new space yet, but having all the light shine through previously bricked up windows is pretty wonderful.

Memorial Hall

The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company has a new home a few doors down from Music Hall.

Misc

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Today I took absolutely zero photos.

It happens.

I spent the day not taking photos.

In lieu, here are few shots from the month that slipped through the cracks.

Above? A tapestry of Chobani. Related: I dig their new logo and packaging. It’s more huggable and that’s how I want to related to yogurt brands these days.

Clifton Cemetery in the morning.

Rating my IKEA experience.

I was also going to post this photo of Edie but it is of questionable quality and it’s just me on the couch with my cat again. I could devote an entire album to this very event.

Jumanji?!

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Reaction when I heard there was another Jumanji movie: Whaat? Why?

But it was a day off and it was cold outside—4 degrees to be precise.

The movie turned out to be an absolute blast. I had to catch my breath from laughing more than once.

At the end of it all I felt like I just saw a spiritual successor to The Breakfast Club and not a third installment in the Jumanji franchise.

Srsly.

Semi-related: My favorite book by the author of the original Jumangi (Chris Van Allsburg) is The Z was Zapped.

It was one of the things that informed my love of type: Glimpses inside the book.

The Last Jedi

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Had some time to fill before watching The Last Jedi (for the second time) so wandered through a bookstore. I’ve got a big stack of books I need to read but I did find their ultra-tiny vinyl section dense with potential. Grabbed a magazine with Mediterranean diet recipes and a Prince CD of all things and made our way to the theater.

*Slight spoiler ahead*

Back to the Star War, “My initial thought of the movie was a bit blank, but like an album that grows on you or a Polaroid picture that develops slowly, I think it’ll end up being a favorite. There was much good in it.

It stuck in my craw and I wanted a second viewing, if anything to counteract all the negativity.

Yoda sums up the theme of the episode, “The greatest teacher, failure is.”

Yes, yes it is.

In fact, absolutely everything valuable to me (experiences, skills, relationships and my entire world view) all began as experiments and failure.

And it never ended! There are still little failures all. the. time. every. single. day.

I figure if I don’t topple over by these blips, if I just recover faster from being off-balance, I can attain more experiences of value and truly enjoy them and be a better member of society.

So yeah, I liked this latest Star War. It was kooky, Luke was whiny, Leia was solid, there were weird creatures, moments of elation, and lots of spaceships. As a bonus it had a bit more nuance, a lot more diversity and I’m glad they went back to puppet Yoda and not CGI Yoda to deliver my favorite line.

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