In the past I’d complain about what I call “Logorot” — when companies update their identity with displeasing results. Under Consideration came about with their Brand New blog which did a much better job at presenting new ID’s with some meat, context, words, and consistency. Flashback: I was in Michaels right before Christmas a month ago, getting some art […]


The weather can’t decide to be freezing or warm, so I’m layering.

An icy mix

Reports warned of freezing rain. They were right. One way to combat this weather is with a bloody mary, and bacon.


A single photo from the phone while standing in the checkout lane at the market. S’weird hearing Paula Deen say Novo Nordisk with her Southern lilt, bless her heart. I’ve come to accept our future of celebrity endorsements for drugs. Yes there was Bob Dole for Viagra, but didn’t seem quite the watershed. There’s a new […]

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Tom and I caught The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo at the Esquire. I’ve heard the books are better as well as the 2009 Swedish film, but those weren’t playing at the time, and I wasn’t going to see The Artist again. (I saw it in Los Angeles and would have loved it… without any hype.) […]

Be Optimistic

I’ve posted this Be Optimistic patch on Instagram a while back, but I was taking it home to find something to sew it on and the light warranted a shot from the “big” camera. I do dig it so. It was posting this or the only other photo I took today:  Me sitting on the couch […]

Rainy days and Tuesdays

The kind of rain you normally see in the spring. The kind of rain that makes you wish the windshield wipers went up one more notch.

La Mexicana and other places I’ve never been

I’ve started a todo list of restaurants I’d like to visit in the Cincinnati area. One that’s long been on my radar is La Mexicana on Monmouth Street in Newport, Ky. Finally made it out on and my expectations were exceeded. So. Darn. Delicious. (I highly recommend the chicken tacos, though the steak are pictured). […]