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Whirlygig: 88: Out on the Town

Tales of dating misery run rampant along Loveland Bike Trail

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 30, 2003
Running in Place Long gone are the days of sleeping until noon, lifeguarding and hanging out at the city park with a gang of friends that come with being a teenager in the midst of summer. But do  

Whirlygig: 87: Out on the Town

Coney Island looks on an Abercrombie model in the making

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 23, 2003
Sun-Kissed Whatever that vitamin is that we get from the sun, I admit I need it. There's nothing better in my book than a robin-egg blue sky and blazing sunshine. Of course what you need to go wi  

Whirlygig: 86: Out on the Town

Clau's dress code bares talk of sex and the city of Covington

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 16, 2003
Dirty Denim Saturday my friend and former co-worker, Jenny, invited me to go dancing. It was to be a girls' night out with a journey to the new club Clau on Sycamore Street, where she was on the   

Whirlygig: 85: Out on the Town

Northside Fourth of July parade generates lots of fireworks ... and applause

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 9, 2003
Perfect Endings Lately I've taken to the idea that endings should be short and sweet. For instance, I like to end my e-mails with "Ciao!" My phone conversations are typically cellular and, since   

Whirlygig: 84: Out on the Town

Northside needs to work the bugs out of its parking lot

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 2, 2003
That's a Lot of Roaches I still remember the first time I fell head over heels for someone after moving to Cincinnati. It was way back in 1985 when I was a freshman in high school. My first frien  

Whirlygig: 83: Out on the Town

Wedding rehearsal dinner at Aioli puts cloud of smoke over other restaurant guests

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 25, 2003
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes Mary had a great idea for a romantic Friday this week: Tour the Contemporary Arts Center between 7 and 9 p.m. and then go out for a quick bite to eat after the dinner rush  

Whirlygig: 82: Out on the Town

Cincinnati Wing takes flight while tongues are wagging at Findlay Market

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 18, 2003
Landscape Study The new Cincinnati Wing at the Cincinnati Art Museum (CAM) in Eden Park has suffered just a tad from the whirlwind of excitement over the opening of the new Contemporary Arts Cent  

Whirlygig: 81: Out on the Town

A Body Concepts massage relieves aches and pains while zoo animals and art exhibits get off on other methods

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 11, 2003
Oh, Canada! The first Saturday in June for me means a trip to Fergus, Ontario, for Gender Blender. It's a weekend coed Ultimate Frisbee tournament and campout about one hour southwest of Toronto.  

Whirlygig: 80: Out on the Town

Dampness deters the butterflies, but nothing can stop the crowds at the CAC

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 4, 2003
Butterflies Are Free Saturday, my friend Kristine and I decided to do something out of our usual routine and actually hang out in daylight without beers in our hand. So we headed to Krohn Conserv  

Whirlygig: 79: Out on the Town

Making the rounds on a holiday weekend

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 28, 2003
Taste Buds The average temperature for this time of year is upper 70s. It's not that we would know that by stepping outside or by looking at this week's forecast, but so the weather experts' aver  

Whirlygig: 78: Out on the Town

Beluga's another link in the food chain, while the Freedom Center offers possibilities

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 21, 2003
Chain Reaction About a year ago, Shauna M. came up with the dining concept she calls Food Chain Cincinnati (foodchaincincinnati@yahoo.com). Every month she puts together a group of four to six st  

Whirlygig: 77: Out on the Town

Clifton opens its doors for its recent house tour

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 14, 2003
Tour De Force Everything has a season, and spring seems to be the season of love. This past weekend we loved our mothers, our grass loved the rain and Clifton loved 10 of its houses with the Clift  

Whirlygig: 76: Out on the Town

Superheroes land at a Reds game, while underdogs fight with spirit at the Kentucky Derby and the Flying Pig Marathon

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 7, 2003
Super Friends Last week was my friend Andrea's birthday. As part of the celebration activities, she decided to get a bunch of her friends together for Saturday afternoon's Reds game at the Great   

Whirlygig: 75: Out on the Town

The Izzy's counter smothers one's personal space

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 30, 2003
Space Invaders There's an unspoken rule about comfort zones when it comes to personal space, wouldn't you agree? I can't tell you exactly what it is. I just know when someone has overstepped the   

Whirlygig: 74: Out on the Town

Jury insight leads to a crack-up of a conversation between mother and son

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 23, 2003
Crack Talk Every year around mid-April I take my mom out for her birthday dinner. This year it was her turn to pick the restaurant, which always scares me. We have totally different taste in res