I don’t know why my brain works the way it does, but right now I’m thinking of things I no longer do. I’ve compiled a list.
I no longer drive. I guess I still could, but I have no desire to own a car and put up with that expense and I like the idea of being urban. I’ll take the bus and if I really need to get someplace quickly, I’ll take a cab.
I no longer give out cigarettes to people who can afford them. If a person is poor or homeless, no problem, but if you come up to me in downtown Cincinnati wearing a suit and wanting a smoke, forget it.
I no longer eat white bread and haven’t for years because it taste like white bread and isn’t good for you.
I no longer watch television. If there is something I really must see that’s been on the teevee, I go to YouTube.
I no longer give out directions if I’m not sure if I know what I’m talking about. Once upon a time, if someone would stop me and ask for directions, if I had some idea where a street was or an area or whatever, I would give out directions based on that slight idea. No more. Now I just lie and say I don’t live here.
I no longer have a land-line phone. What’s the point? A cell phone will do.
I no longer am nice to people I don’t like. I’m not mean to them, I just go out of my way to avoid them.
I no longer cut the grass, mainly because I have no grass to cut.
I’m sure I’ll be adding more to the list. Perhaps I’ll be sharing those additions in the future. Or maybe not.
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Get this. The Cincinnati Enquireris taking a look and doing a major study on Cincinnati City Council and trying to get to the bottom as to why they suck. Click here for more details.
I have to admit I like what Ray Cooklis wrote. He pretty much said it the way it is and, of course, I have a few thoughts on this. You know how I am.
First off, we the voters vote these “clowns” in. Progressive candidates don’t have a prayer in this city because we’ll not progressive. We like things the way they are. That’s pretty much a given here and doing a major study won’t change anything. It’s kind of a waste of time.
And many of us won’t take this Enquirer story seriously because it’s being done by the Enquirer which more times than not has also been a bit of a joke. Ray, you’re not working for a very good newspaper.
Having said all of the above, I’ll follow along in the days and weeks ahead and see what Ray comes up with. Sadly, I don’t think I’m going to be surprised by any of his findings. Cincinnati City Council is what it is.
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Some days back, I wrote about encountering my first fly of 2011, but I have yet to see my first robin of this year.
This is my third spring living here in Westwood and in the past, I’ve seen robins as early as February. Here it is approaching June now and I have yet to see one.
I can’t convince myself that warm weather is finally here until I see that first robin. I know they’re out there and this afternoon, I’m going for a walk until I see one. I don’t care if it takes hours.
Is this some kind or closure?
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I like bacon just fine but I don’t know if I love bacon. Some do. Some love it enough to steal it.
Don’t believe me? Click here to read about the latest bacon arrest.
Now how do I locate the girl wearing those panties?
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Keller’s IGA on Ludlow Avenue in Clifton is still gone, won’t be reopening but there is some good news for Clifton’s Gaslight District.
Goessling Family Markets has purchased the building where Keller’s operated for years and plans on a 1.5 million dollar renovation of the store which will open in September. Click here to get more information.
I lived in Clifton’s Gaslight District for years and going to Keller’s IGA was almost a daily routine for me. Without a doubt, food prices were high there, but I could walk to it, they had just about everything I needed and I came to know most of the staff. And who can forget those paper grocery bags with the handles. They were perfect for those of us who walked home from there.
Over the years, I could tell that they weren’t exactly profitable—a floor that was falling apart and so much of the lighting was out—still Keller’s was a habit and when it closed, I was sad about it.
Now, Clifton will have a new grocery in that location on Ludlow. Here’s a suggestion to the Goessling Family. . . bring back those paper bags with the handles.
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I usually buy Colgate Toothpaste because it’s cheaper than most of the other major brands, but I have a complaint.
What’s the deal with the cap? I guess they designed it to stay attached to the tube so we won’t lose the cap but because of it staying attached, toothpaste gets all clogged around it to the point where you can’t get toothpaste out of the tube.
Suggestion to Colgate: Just put a regular cap on the tube, but keep the price cheap.
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There will be a new, independent newspaper in Cincinnati this summer. Article 25 produced a prototype issue in April and plans on releasing regular editions starting June 1st.
Ben Kaufman recently wrote about Article 25 in CityBeat. To read the story, click here.You can also go to the internet and join their Facebook page.
Gregory Flannery, former news editor of CityBeat and more recently editor of Streetvibes, will be the editor of Article 25. I’ve known and worked with Greg for many years now and I’ll be a contributing writer for Article 25. I’m looking forward to this.
Of course when Greg was editor of Streetvibes, I wrote for that publication. When he left late last year, I stopped. Why? Pay a buck and get a current edition of Streetvibes and I think you’ll understand. In my view, that publication no longer has any kind of direction. They also seem to have lost the ability to spell words correctly. Maybe I’m being picky.
I am also a member of the Board of Directors for Article 25. This makes me a little uncomfortable as I don’t like to be a member of anything, but I guess I’ll get use to it.
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