I know, I know. I've already failed my own Novemblog challenge. For good reason, though. I spent a lot of last weekend interviewing interesting people and writing stories. Specifically, I sat down with two different couples and talked with them about their love and resulting nuptial parties. It was really, really fun.
I post a lot of my work for Cincinnati Magazine on various social media platforms, and I'm sure many of you follow me in/on those places (?), but I thought I'd post a few links to some recent work on the blog as well. A lot of my freelance work feels like indirectly blogging about my life and getting paid for it. It's a really lucky situation, and I'm incredibly thankful.
For example, I try to promote my neighborhood whenever I can.
- For E's mom's birthday in September, we took her on the Northside House Tour which is a super unique biennial event that's sure to thrill design lovers and straight-up busybodies like myself.
- My neighbors are in the midst of a really important campaign to bring a grocery store, Apple Street Market, to our 'hood which is currently a "food desert"-- an area where healthy food is hard to obtain, especially for those without transportation options.
- I interviewed Helen Smith of Helltown Workshop (based in Northside) about her upholstery work on Miles Ahead (the Miles Davis biopic filmed in Cincinnati over the summer).
Other fun things:
- I wrote a short blurb about Abigail Street (a restaurant in Over the Rhine) based on a lovely experience E and I had several weeks ago. We saw The Great Gatsby at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company and then ducked in to escape the rain and enjoy some delicious Pinot noir and mussels.
- I previewed The Apache Relay's show at 20th Century Theatre on November 9.
- I got to share WALK THE MOON's fan video with you. I still smile all the way through it.
It feels conceited to say that about myself, but: 1. why?; 2. I think it's true (I hope it's true, anyway); and 3. I needed that realization this morning because I woke up feeling under the weather with much to do including unanticipated projects like cleaning up SEVERAL creatively-placed piles of cat barf. (He'll be okay, you guys-- he's old.)
Anyway, I hope you are impressed with yourself today too.
You are all very impressive to me.