On In Defense of Small Cheap Cities

@goodtimesnoodlesalad I lived in Cincinnati for 6 years and I absolutely hated it. It is so segregated. I'm bi-racial and I actually had to make an active decision of what race I wanted to hang out with. Whenever I went out to the standard bars for young professionals, every guy I talked to would initiate the conversation by asking what race I was. It became a running joke with my friends but it drove me crazy and killed my self-esteem. Cincinnati has a lot of cool things but the segregated aspect was really awful for me. I'm glad you like it though, I definitely still want to live in a similar sized city.

Posted on December 10, 2014 at 10:52 am 0

On Monday Check-in

@Heather F G The karaoke DJ was the worst!

Posted on June 23, 2014 at 10:51 am 0

On Monday Check-in

@Stina Thank you!

Posted on June 23, 2014 at 10:50 am 0

On Monday Check-in

@Heather F G My sister wanted to go home after we left the karaoke place... she's not much of a partier :(

Posted on June 23, 2014 at 10:49 am 0

On Monday Check-in

Friday: Went to stay in a nearby city, hotel was free with points, gas was $60 and then my cute new man friend paid for everything else Saturday: Haircut $45, gift for my friend's bachelorette party $50, and then I took out $100 in cash for dinner and drinks for a bachelorette party (spent all of it) Sunday: Gas, $55 Total: $310, exactly on budget!

Posted on June 23, 2014 at 9:15 am 0

On Friday Estimate

@Heather F G ha wrong sister-- it's rachel :) see you Saturday!

Posted on June 20, 2014 at 10:53 am 0

On Friday Estimate

This will be a spendy weekend-- Friday: I have a gig in another city, but I used rewards points for my hotel so that was free. Gas will be $60. Meeting a work friend out, will probably spend about $75 on drinks and dinner Saturday: Driving to through previous city to get my hair cut ($40) and have lunch with a newly engaged friend ($10). Then I am driving to my hometown for a bachelorette party-- I need to buy a gift ($50) and pay ($15) on a taxi and then probably $20 on drinks. I also need to get my dad a father's day present because I am a terrible, forgetful person ($100) Sunday- Hopefully nothing! Total: ~$300 geez, but it will be fun!

Posted on June 20, 2014 at 10:31 am 0

On Friday Estimate

@Heather F G Ha this confirmed my suspicion that I have met you in real life-- so bizarre, I will also be at the same bachelorette party. (I'm the groom's cousin, we hung out around derby last year!) So funny :)

Posted on June 20, 2014 at 10:26 am 0

On 14 Years Old and Trying to Survive in Three of Cincinnati's Roughest Neighborhoods

I used to live right around the corner from one of the robberies mentioned in that post. Cincinnati was so bizarre to me. It was extremely segregated and the middle/upper class people I knew had no concept of what it was like in the areas that were a street away from their 4 bedroom homes. The roughest area in town (Over-the-Rhine, where race riots occurred in 2001) became gentrified at an extremely rapid rate, and the 20-somethings would step over homeless people sleeping on the street to enter the hip new bar.

Posted on June 10, 2014 at 9:52 am 0

On Friday Estimate

@kentuckygal Every single one of your posts makes me miss living in Kentucky. Have fun horseback riding!

Posted on April 18, 2014 at 2:03 pm 0