Round on the End and High in the Middle
Note: If you watch Glee, I was also tempted to start this post with, “Brittany, what’s the capital of Ohio?”
That’s where I am now. We made the drive from San Antonio nearly eight weeks ago, and despite everyone’s opinions about living in Dayton (picture a scrunched up nose followed by “eeewwww”), we’re really happy here. It’s so nice to be surrounded by so much greenery after struggling through a drought in Texas…even if there are way more bugs and creatures around here. By that, I mean we have a groundhog/woodchuck/marmot that lives under our deck and torments our dogs on a daily basis. Also, we have an albino squirrel that frolics around these parts. Speaking of parts, we can’t tell if it’s a boy or a girl, so we decided to name it “Pat the White Squirrel” and later shortened its name to “Albie.” In a moment of unchecked chattiness, I told my neighbor we named said squirrel, and now I’m worried he thinks I’m a little strange. Mind you, this pretty much all he knows about me. Otherwise he would definitely think I’m normal. Which I totally am. Luckily, I have 17 months to change his opinion.
Anyway, enough about my white squirrel. The photos below are just a random assortment of adventures in Cincinnati (I can finally spell it!), Columbus, and Dayton.
These iPhone photos were taken at the Senate Pub in Cincinnati. I think that pretty pink drink was a special because I don’t see it on the menu. That glorious thing with the avocados on it?! A hot dog. The “Pat Sayjak” hot dog. We also got duck fat fries and truffle oil fries. My palate must not be very refined because I didn’t like the truffle oil. Plus, I eat hot dogs named after game show hosts. Have I ever mentioned that my life goal at 17 was to be the next Vanna White?
These photos are from a day trip we took to Columbus. Jeni’s is famous for its outlandish, albeit amazingly delicious ice cream flavors. Plus, isn’t their tagline the cutest?!
That’s my bundt. I’ve never made a bundt cake in my life and I’m trying to relish my time sans employment. Plus, Baked Bree posted this recipe
just yesterday, and it must have struck my fancy, because I got all excited and bought myself a bundt pan. I really just wanted to type “bundt” again. Oh yeah, and that red background? Our 1960′s countertops. Jealous?
Of course, I had to make moving announcements. I apologize to all my friends who are sick of receiving things in the mail from me. You wont hurt my feelings (too much) if you tell me to stop sending you stuff. The kraft paper came from my beloved Paper Source, and I used their A2 kraft envelopes. These were just tiny little notes…the perfect size for this type of project. The fonts I used were Honey Script, Bebas Neue, League Gothic and DingMaps (for that Ohio silhouette). If you’re a friend and you don’t have our new address, let me know and I’ll be happy to pass it along.
Thanks so much for reading! Any tips for new places to explore between Cincinnati and Columbus? I have a list that’s growing longer and longer… it’s so fun to explore new parts of the country. Thanks for that, Uncle Sam!