snapshot gone wrong

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Jennifer Sittason

So my friend Jenn was in town and I wanted to take a snapshot.
I suggested the hammock as a backdrop and things went down from there.
The good news is that no one was harmed,
and for me? This pretty much captures the jubilant nature of Jenn.

the inflatable bear at the car wash

Friday, July 10, 2009


I’m not sure, but I think these vehicles are for inspecting the road

Thursday, July 9, 2009


I could be wrong.

Miamisburg Mound

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Miamisburg Mound

Miamisburg Mound

Visited the Miamisburg Mound earlier in the week.
It was moundy.

somebody had a birthday

Tuesday, July 7, 2009


and they got some roses

Valley Vineyards

Monday, July 6, 2009


wine tasting tray

Got Wood



I learned a new word while visiting Valley Vineyards in Morrow Ohio, well, a new definition at least.
A bunghole is a hole bored in a liquid-tight barrel. The hole is capped with a large cork-like object called a bung. (pictured above)

remnants from the evening

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Bonny Doon wine

When plans go awry – the restaurant you hoped to visit is closed for the holiday weekend,
the state park scaled back hours due to budget cuts, the attendant isn’t at their post of the observation deck…
These things can wear on you when you’re trying to be a good ambassador to your town.

But that disappointment becomes very distant when you’re sharing wine and conversation.

An extra special thanks to Chris over at Full Pour for these most excellent selections from Bonny Doon Vineyard.

Now I’m not good with adjectives and wine, and for these I was sold just on the label alone – which afforded a
good bit of conversation. But the contents of the bottles made up for all the things that went wrong
over the weekend, and even inspired me to recall some Beastie Boys lyrics (from Hello Nasty),
which for me is an indicator that things are going right.

A handful of fireworks at home capped off the holiday

Saturday, July 4, 2009




Independence Day Parade 2009


A little bit of rain didn’t hamper the spirit of the Northside July 4th Parade.

Hula hoop

Dan Korman

Dan Korman of Park + Vine.


Happen Inc


National Museum of the United States Air Force

Friday, July 3, 2009


My first trip to the National Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton, Ohio.
It’s almost impossible to take in the whole museum in one day. I highly recommend checking
out the R&D hangar with the Presidential jets in addition to the main museum.

A hat tip and salute to our tour guide Al for the insight and stories.








Cockpit of Air Force One (this one in service from 1962 to 1998, serving Presidents Kennedy to Cinton)

Air Force One interior

Air Force One interior, designed by Raymond Loewy. (more info)