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Monday, April 18, 2011

Today's the last day to enter to win a ticket to the Cleveland Museum of Art's Nihonshu Night this Friday, comment on this post to enter.

As I'm typing this late Sunday afternoon, I have the
Pioneer Woman's short ribs in tomato sauce slow cooking in the oven, and I just finished making some shortcake for the fresh strawberries I just cut up.

my. house. smells. amazing.

CK better like this Sunday dinner of mine :)

But let's get to the rest of the weekend shall we?


- Appeared on the Fox8 morning show Good Day Cleveland with two of my favorite fellow Cleveland bloggers Michelle from Cleveland Foodie and Charity from I Heart Cleveland. You can check the clip out here.
- Attended a work happy hour with the awesome
thunder::tech crew at Happy Dog where I drank lots of Guinness but still haven't had the pleasure of eating a dog yet. I need to get on that.
- Met up for happy hour with CK, seanski, nugget, janet, moe, mark, lzone and becky at Market Avenue Wine Bar in Ohio City then enjoyed a late dinner with the gang at Bar Cento. mmmmm, sunnyside pizza.

janet, mark, seanski, moe, nugget, becky, me and CK - lzone was the photog!


- TEDxCLE at Capitol Theater in the Detroit-Shoreway Neighborhood!!! Such a great event, amazing speakers, inspiring talks and I already can't wait until the 2012 event. Congrats to Hallie and Eric on putting together another successful TEDxCLE.

Hallie and Eric dominating the TEDxCLE stage.

- Spent the evening at home with Seanski and Nugget who came over to watch TV, eat pizza and ice cream. We totally had a winning Friday night.

- Shopping day with Seanki and Nugget.

- Finally headed to the amazing
NATIVE Cleveland in the Waterloo Arts Distric for their customer appreciation sale where I purchased an adorable CLE Clothing Co t-shirt for a little friend of mine as well as a Grey Cardigan plum themed print that I'm patiently waiting for to get framed. It's going to look so good hanging with the rest of my plum themed art in my "bonus room".

Hello Cleveland from NATIVE Cleveland.

Another shot of NATIVE Cleveland, cool place, huh?

- Lunch stop at Sweet Melissa's in Rocky River
- Bike shopping where I'm fairly sure we hit every bike shop in cleveland....
Spin (where nugget got his new road bike), Fridrich's, Eddy's and Century Cycles (where I got my new hybrid bike).
- I'm so glad I headed to Century Cycles because their customer service was beyond superb. Between chatting with me on twitter prior to my arrival and having all of my questions answered by their very informed staff I highly recommend heading over to Century Cycles in Rocky River for all your bike needs. I'm very happy with my purchase!

My gorgeous new Raleigh hybrid bike from Century Cycles in Rocky River - go there and buy a bike, everyone is doing it!

- Flip cup tournament at Major Hoopples where my team of timmybennett, colfrank and KJ had a rough start thanks to my soberness but then we won three games in a row to get back in the tourney. Sadly though we lost again to the team that beat us the first round in a 3-3 sudden death match.

Flip cup team "Sorry for partying" - KJ, me, timmybennet and colfrank.

AJP, me, KJ and colfrank being awesome at Hoopples.

-Pizza and beers at the Rivergate Tavern then a karaoke trip to Tina's Nite Club back in my 'hood.
- Tina's was AMAZING Saturday night. The place was packed full of new and old friends from the Detroit Shoreway Neighborhood and beyond.

- Best song of the night hands down goes to timmybennett for All Night Long by Lionel Richie, he literally had the entire bar dancing.
- Ran into a couple, Pat and Liz, on their anniversary night who headed to Battery Park Wine Bar and Tina's Nite Club because I mentioned them in my Cleveland Magazine article which literally MADE MY NIGHT. I think I converted some new Tina's recruits to say the least.

Our very own Gordon Detroit. You know you live in a cool neighborhood when your Cleveland City Councilman Matt Zone and his wife Michelle like to karaoke at Tina's.

I love Cleveland, and you should too.

Have a good week, kids!


  1. Just watched your Good Day appearance... SO COOL:)!!! Love your bike, you'll have to give a review my and hubby and I are looking to buy a couple new ones!

  2. My main takeaway here is that Tina's is actually open! Because the last couple of times I tried to go it was closed, and I was so depressed.


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