December 26, 2008

I Love You, Your Perfect, Now Change

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park is showing a great musical comedy called "I Love You, Your Perfect, Now Change".

According to the shows
website, "I Love You, Your Perfect, Now Change" is "Off-Broadway’s phenomenal longest-running musical celebrates the modern-day suburban mating game. Audiences fill the theatre with laughter as the cast explores the joys of dating, romance, marriage, lovers, husbands, wives, and in-laws."

The musical play is a very funny & realistic interpretation of the challenges and celebrations that go into dating and developing relationships. I found myself laugh out loud at many moments during the various scenes, I also found myself really reflecting on some of the more serious issues the play covers.

If there is any chance you're in the Cincinnati area and have the chance to see this show, I would highly recommend it! (It runs through December 31st - in fact, it would be the prefect way to spend New Year's Eve with your sweetie!)

Click here to go to the playhouse's website for ticket information.

December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Hope everyone enjoys a safe and wonderful Holiday and that you are able to spend time with family and friends. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.

Thanks for taking an interest in my blog. I hope to continue to entertain you with many fun stories throughout next year!

December 22, 2008

Dessert - Yum!

While enjoying my week of vacation, I indulged in various eating dessert! Now this is not something I do often, but who doesn't enjoy the tasty treats offered at several dining establishments every once in awhile!

During the rush of finishing up some Christmas shopping, JJ and I stopped off at BJ's Brewhouse the Tri-County Mall last week for a late lunch. Now having already said that I treated my vacation as my "Christmas week", I couldn't pass up the chance to try dessert from this restaurant.

The famous Pizookie, that's right - a half chocolate chip & half peanut butter cookie baked in a pizza pan with 2 scoops of vanilla bean ice cream. Now come on, seriously the only thing that could make this dessert better might have been some chocolate sauce drizzled on top!

December 18, 2008

Fountain Square for the Holidays!

Because of my career choice, I tend to have to work during the Holidays. This year, I've been lucky to have a full week of vacation to take during the month of December. Now granted, I couldn't take it the week of the actual Christmas Holiday, so I opted for the week before to get myself in the Holiday spirit!

I've enjoyed a wonderful week of fun and relaxation, really treating this week like it's "my Christmas"! JJ and I decided to spend one evening this week downtown Cincinnati taking in all the Holiday lights and Christmas decorations. Fountain Square underwent a huge remodeling that seemed to last all year long, but it has really turned out lovely and is the perfect spot to enjoy the Holiday season.
All the trees are covered in bright white lights and the Ice Skating Rink is in full swing with lots of people enjoying an evening in Downtown. I braved the rink on those extremely skinny blades and managed to take several laps around the rink without falling! It turned out to be quite a fun night, mostly because JJ held my hand to make sure I didn't fall, but after a few laps I did gain some confidence and soloed around the rink with a smile on my face (and my hands out wide to brace any falls!). As you can see from the picture above, I decided to wear the Santa Hat, which I think helped me embrace "my Christmas vacation" even more!

December 16, 2008

Fun Night & New People!

I've been enjoying a week of relaxation while on vacation from work.  Last night JJ and I ventured out to meet some new people and enjoyed running into some old friends too!

We attend the 1st annual Cincinnati Women Bloggers Holiday Social at Pachinko's in Covington.   All the money raised at the event was donated to the Interfaith Hospitality Network on Northern KY.  It was an awesome night filled with friends, fun, and tasty cocktails & desserts.

Here's a list of some of the friends (new & old) who I enjoyed meeting & catching up with at the party:

Of course, there were several more people in attendance & the lovely ladies of Cincinnati Women Bloggers did a fantastic job organizing the event!  I'm looking forward to attending more of their meet ups and learning more about the benefits of the blogging community.  I can already tell it holds great potential for some fun nights with new friends!

Cheers :)

December 10, 2008

My First Ugly Sweater Christmas Party!

That's right - an ugly sweater Christmas party! Have you heard of this new trend in party themes? I've heard of it recently and was excited to be invited to my 1st one!

Usually on the day of a party, there's a bit of routine in the "getting ready" part. Same questions...What do I wear? Maybe I'll go buy a new top? How should I do my hair? (Etc.) However this past Saturday, there was a bit of a twist to the tasks that go into getting ready for a party.

Task #1 - Go to a store and find the Ugliest Holiday sweater on the rack. Task #2 - Purchase the garment and wear it with pride. That's right, if you are going to dawn an Ugly must "Own It" as they say. You must stand tall and proud in the sweater you've found and really have fun with the theme!

Below are some great pics from the party. It was a great celebration of Katy's birthday & the fabulous Christmas season. I enjoyed meeting new people, many of whom are "bloggers", and look forward to hanging out with everyone again in the future!

December 01, 2008

An afternoon at the Lanes...

This past weekend we celebrated a post Thanksgiving Day get together with my family and after our lunch we spent the afternoon at Poelking Lanes South in the Dayton area. Nothing like some bowling to bring out everyone's competative side (or at least mine!).

I was in a bowling league growing up and really enjoy heading to the bowling alley every Saturday morning to try to improve my game. I certinatly don't roll any 300 point games, but I do enjoy a couple of games at the lanes and try to at least break 100 on the score board!