May 30, 2007

The Movie Tavern

I checked out the newly revamped theater closeby. The Movie Tavern.

You buy your ticket, then enter and find yourself in a large bar. As you give your ticket to the ticket taker, they ask if you want a menu and then direct you to your theater. I said yes.

There are single chairs and a long table.

Seats and table

The menu.

The Menu

The call button for service.

The Call Button

I had the chicken nachos.

Ultimate Chicken Nachos

Next time, I will order something easier to eat in the dark. As soon as the lights turned off, I thought "uh-oh".

The theater I was in was not crowded, and there was nobody in front of me. The service was much less distracting than I expected. I don't know if it would be much different with a large crowd.

Oh, I saw Spiderman 3. I liked it :)

May 28, 2007

Memorial Day

The perks of living with a foodie. Smoked pork and baked beans made from scratch. And he likes to do this! I declared it the best I'd ever tasted.

His and Hers

Another puzzle finished. Shauna did most of this one. It was fun.

May 27, 2007

Another blanket post

I gave this to Lucy and Katy today after letting it sit in my closet a few years. Lucy will probably try to eat it :)

May 26, 2007

I finally started on The Baby Blanket

Just the ends will be green, the rest will be natural. I had trouble deciding on what yarn to use. The yarn arrived today. It's Knitpicks Bare, fingering weight, super wash wool. At 240 stitches per row, it's going to take a while to finish.

May 25, 2007

Where I have been.

Lake Hope

Around the cabin.

Just sightseeing, I didn't stay here. Ravenwood Castle.
Ravenwood Castle

I had tea in the Tea Room
Ravenwood Castle

Ravenwood Castle

Ash Cave

Ash Cave

May 20, 2007

Discovering Columbus

Last week, as I was driving around, I noticed what looked like a new sign with a new fence, and maybe some new steps headed down near the river. Today I took Shauna with me to find out what it is. In the middle of suburbia, near my house, this is what we found.

Hayden Falls The improved access to it is new and what I noticed.

Hayden Falls

Hayden Falls

Hayden Falls

Hayden Falls

Shauna at Hayden Falls

Hayden Falls

Oh yes, I am ready for my spring trip to the hills!

Comfort over style

That is so apparent in my choice of athletic shoes.

Many many years ago, I discovered Reebok DMX. Since then, I have been unable to find anything I like nearly as well as far as comfort goes. The thing is, I really don't like the way they look. This is my new pair. I hope the brightness of them doesn't hurt anyone's eyes!

May 19, 2007

May 15, 2007

My decorating skills

This is in my office.

I didn't have my camera with me today so you get to see something in this room.

May 14, 2007



The story is here.

Next time I will use stronger Koolaid to make them entirely red :)

May 13, 2007

A Day in Xenia

Mom on Mother's Day

Mom on Mother's Day

Mom on Mother's Day

Mom on Mother's Day

The finished bag I made for her.

Finished Knitpicks Generations Purse

A sub shop near my parent's house. Not sure I'd choose the name, but the subs are ok.

Between The Buns

And a Culver's near my house.

Shrimp ice cream?

May 12, 2007

A Day in Cincinnati

A weird statue on the way.

Me being goofy in the inlaw's garage.


My FIL, aka Tony Bennett lookalike.


The future Aroma's Java and Gelato. Rick and Gretta's new adventure!

Hiking socks

The finished product.

Hiking socks

These feel really great. If they don't work out for hiking, they will be great to wear around the house.

May 10, 2007


Where I like to relax at the end of the day (when the hammock is not in use).....or the middle of the day....or the time in get the idea.

Blog pics 179

It's time to paint the bench a new color. The front door is that same color and it needs to be painted too. I haven't picked a color yet. I'm open to suggestions.

May 9, 2007

Taj, Kool-aid, and Yarn

Lunch today was at one of my very favorite places to eat. The Taj

Taj Palace

A ball of yarn I dyed with Kool-aid today.

The one of a kind ball of yarn.

May 8, 2007

Griggs Reservior

Today's break happened spontaneously at Griggs Reservoir. I drive by it all of the time and have never thought to just stop and chill out for a bit. I like these long daylight hours that give me the chance to do this.

Griggs Reservior

Griggs Reservior

And more blue sky. It's so rare, I have to take a pic to believe it.

Griggs Reservior

May 7, 2007

Greek and Gardens at Gantz

Today was one of those days I like what I do for work. The temp was 75 degrees and it was sunny. Lots of driving out of the city and I was in the mood to listen to 60's music on the radio. If only I had a convertible.

I also felt like trying to find a new place to eat and drove through a strip mall and came across
A nice find!

Today I took a break at The Gardens at Gantz.
I think the nasty weather has taken a toll there, but it was still nice and relaxing.

Blog pics 134

Blog pics 147

Blog pics 140

Blog pics 141

Blog pics 137

Blog pics 138

Blog pics 142

Blog pics 144

Blog pics 148