I promise to give this a rest next year, but I came across this video a few days ago.
I don’t know why the hell this girl thought it would be a good idea to video herself while drinking, but she did and it’s out there for the world to see. I’m sharing.
Last month, the LOL column started its eighth year in CityBeat. That’s a little amazing to me, but maybe it shouldn’t be. Me and the other contributors who write here are observers of everyday life. If you’re paying attention to that life, you’re always going to find something to write about.
In the current edition of CityBeat, I go back through the Living Out Loud column and highlight 10 of the columns that got the most response in 2010. To read “Living It in 2010,” click here.
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Next year doesn’t look good for Cincinnati. There’s a report floating around out there that says the City of Cincinnati could face bankruptcy in 2011.
Here’s a suggestion to keep that from happening and it seems so simple to me. Just open more chili restaurants downtown.
Open a few more Skyline Chili restaurants, maybe throw in a Gold Star and why can’t Camp Washington Chili branch out a little and open a new restaurant in the downtown area?
There you go, Cincinnati. I’ll send you a bill for my consulting work.
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Do you make New Year’s resolutions? I don’t really. Of course, in my case, I have plenty of family and friends who make them for me.
Larry will stop smoking next year. Larry will drink less. Larry will find a real job instead of writing. These are just a few things I hear and pay no attention to.
Instead of making resolutions, I just make plans to do a few things differently in the New Year—like in 2011; I want to get back in the habit of reading more. I need to find the time.
How about you? What changes are you planning to make in 2011?
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I’ve enjoyed Cameron Knight’s Photo Blog for the past several months, but it’s been down for a while.
Apparently the company that does his film processing is having some problems. The motor on their film processor has burnt out, whatever that means. I know shit when it comes to this kind of stuff. Click here to read more about it.
Cameron says in the post that his photo blog should be back “in a few days.” That’s turned into a few months. New postings stopped in early October.
I hope you’re able to come back, Cameron. Your photo blog was one of the most interesting here in Cincinnati.
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In October, in my column in CityBeat, I wrote about Rituals, Routines and Ruts. Actually, I have only one ritual in my life and that’s going out on my balcony in the mornings with my cup of coffee and listening to the birds sing.
Now that winter’s here, I’ve had to adjust this ritual a bit. I mean, listening to crows “sing” in the morning isn’t exactly my cup of tea or coffee or whatever. For the winter months, I’ve found a new ritual.
Where I live in Westwood, there’s a lake nearby. As the sun starts to go down in the evening, I watch a flock of geese fly overhead, I’m guessing, to get to that lake.
They look really beautiful flying in the air and I love their honking noise. Somehow I find it peaceful.
I look forward to spring, but for now, watching those geese fly over makes those dark winter evenings a little brighter.
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After a rough night of delivering gifts, Santa will take it easy in downtown Cincinnati today. Warning: Santa has a strange way of relaxing.
(I don’t remember where I got the photo. Merry Christmas)
Sometimes I believe a person can’t control his or her own thoughts. As Christmas approaches this year, my mind is on my father and our relationship. It’s much too late to change anything now. My father is dead.
I’m going to take you back to a Christmas that happened close to 20 years ago. This is what I remember.
To read more of my current CityBeat Living Out Loud column, “Never Knowing My Father,” click here.
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The economy is bad for everyone, even Santa. He can’t find work here in Cincinnati and reports are coming in that he’s taken off his Santa suit and won’t be delivering gifts here in the Queen City this year. Sorry kids, better luck next time.
Wait a minute—the Enquirer got this story from St. Petersburg, Florida. What the hell? Can’t the Enquirer write their own damn Santa story?
Never mind, kids. Santa will be here this Christmas, but for those in St. Petersburg, prepare for the worse.
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. . . with Cincinnati’s very own Ricky Nye. No it’s not Christmas music. It’s better.