Friday, November 30, 2007

McCormick & Schmick's, The Aronoff, and Fountain Square Parking

Fun night downtown...

Ate the Walleye from this place... McCormick & Schmick's, even though I want to say Schmidt's.

Watched the School of Creative and Performing Arts present "Hello, Love" - "Miracle on 34th Street", and then walked through Fountain Square.

I must say, this was my second venture downtown, IN THE LAST TWO WEEKS! Pretty good for an EastSider from Loveland.

Aronoff and Holiday Things

The Aronoff has two events happening this weekend.

One is presented by Ballet Tech Ohio: Celebration! This will occur in the Jarson-Kaplan Theater. (I don't think I knew this theater existed before today.) Straight from the website:

An International Festival of Song and Dance featuring Choreography by C.R. Barrett, Marius Petipa, Kelly Ann Sloan, Lyrica Joy Smith, Ting Song and Ben Walker II.

Including excerpts from The Nutcracker as well as American, Caribbean, Celtic, Chinese and Spanish ballets featuring the talented dancers of ballet tech ohio with guest artists Thomas Bell and Revelation! Dance Theatre of Kingdom Arts International Institute (Lyrica Joy Smith, Artistic Director.

Jarson-Kaplan Theater

The second is an event I am attending myself, presented completely by School for Creative and Performing Arts: Miracle On 34th Street.

The second event takes place in P&G Hall.

P&G Hall

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Later Blurg.

It was mentioned in another post in another forum on another day, but I want to know, where is BlurgGirl?

Who knows the answer to this question?

We want an encore!

Bring back BlurgGirl!

Article about Holiday Stuff.

Nice article by City Beat highlighting some holiday happenings in the Cincinnati area...

or if nothing there interests you, and you'd prefer some quality family time, you could try this...

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Thanksgiving Day Race - 2007 Results! (Follow-up)

Despite struggling up the bridge on the way back in to Cincinnati I finished at 51:34 - over ten minutes better than last year's race time of 1:02 something...

Go me.

Not only that, I passed several former students of mine during the race and wound up finishing ahead of another one that had competed in Columbus, Ohio for the state cross country meet.

Again, go me.

Great event. A little cold and windy to start, but didn't rain during the race, and I ran a personal best.

I am not in this photo below. One reason could be because I probably smoked that guy in the giant green outfit, but the real reason is because it is a photo taken off of the website from the 2005 race in which I did not participate.

Oh, in case you were wondering, the winning time was 30:37. I think I was getting to mile marker 4 at that point.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Never Park Next to a Crane.

Not sure how something like this happens. It's straight out of Spiderman 3. Look out for the falling crane. I guess Sand Man's on the loose.

Here's a link to the article.

Actually, it's kind of surreal. Could you imagine, you're sitting at a trafficlight and your two year old daughter says, "Dadda, crane, fall, down." You kind of dismiss it like, "That's good hun." As you people watch, and then - CRASH! - a crane plummets to earth crushing several cars 100 feet from you. Wake up.
I hear the crane driver/person was rescued. That's amazing. I wonder what he felt the moment he realized the crane was going down.

Hopefully no one was seriously hurt.

Thanks Chic Poppe and for the photo.

Monday, November 19, 2007

98th Annual Thanksgiving Day Race - 10K Run & Walk

This will be my third time running this race in Cincinnati. One of the highlights of this race is the perspective you get of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. Last year's weather was beautiful, crisp, with that cold misty air that makes the sunlight glimmer. Fourth street in Newport looked beautiful. The course layout is below.

I told a colleague of mine the other day that I was running in this. He responded with a hint of disbelief and amusement, "Have you been running?" Wait a second, what's that supposed to mean!?!
What I like so much about running this race is that it's a long enough race where I feel like I need to train for it, but not too long that I have become a real runner to complete it. Just enough to stay in shape (and keep of the 45 pounds I lost), but not to where I become an actual runner. (You know the type, Saturday morning, Panera Bread, bright eyed, chippy, with waaay too tight running pants.)
For what it's worth...
I will be running by the Bengals' practice field, and I hear they'll be practicing... Anyone want me to relay them a message?

And finally...

It's a lot better eating turkey, mash potatoes, gravy, and a few helpings of pie after having run 6 miles that morning. At least in my book it is.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Connections create community - Thanks Kevin.

Kevin Lemaster's comment on my last post were rather encouraging. I think I may have discovered my second wind.

Go Cincinnati.

That's the kind of connection that really birthed the idea of this blog in the first place.

Connections create community.

Check out the Building Cincinnati link when you get a chance.

Friday, November 2, 2007

My friend's blog...

I haven't posted in a while. Most people will not read this post. For those of you who do read it, I do not apologize for not posting for a while.

I must say there was initially some guilt when my slide of not posting began. Then the guilt turned into, well, nothing. I sort of forgot about it.

My friend's blog is titled something that is irrelevant to my message. But his message underneath his title is "No promises here. Just a journey." I don't think this is much of a journey, but I have proven the first part of the slogan to be true for this blog.

Here's to a post about not posting.

No more about this.

And where did BlurgGirl go?

Go Cincinnati.