Say hello

Friday, August 31, 2018

One of the prompts of my PhotoScouting project was to Say Hello and ask a stranger to take their photo.

I’m always trying to get better at it, to slow down, relish the opportunity, and be steady of heart and hand.


Thursday, August 30, 2018

“All food will end up in bowls.” a friend told me. The proliferation of fast-casual dining continues, but I like the healthy twist that seems to be popping up more and more.

CoreLife Eatery just opened up on the east side last month and the only thing with gluten on the menu is the optional bread you can get at the register. In addition to grain bowls and bone broths, they have those fancy fresca drinks with options like beet lemonade. Digging it, but all the bowl joints are starting to blur.


Wednesday, August 29, 2018

A good friend has a parent that believes “chemtrails” are chemical agents left in the sky by aircraft, deliberately sprayed for purposes undisclosed to the general public.

Along with anti-vaxxers, fake moon landers, holocaust deniers and flat-earthers, I’m flummoxed by this present-day world of information.

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.