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Whirlygig: 73: Out on the Town

Keeneland races with good-looking people and memories of leather

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 16, 2003
Eyeing the Races The way this city gives way to spring makes my heart sing. I can't get enough of the daffodils, the redbud trees and the birds chirping. How quickly I'm ready to forget the dark   

Whirlygig: 72: Out on the Town

Plush bubbles over with Girls & Boys, while Semantics draws words

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 9, 2003
Bubble-licious Last Saturday was Girls & Boys night at Plush again. I have yet to miss one. They're always interesting, and this one was no exception. I changed outfits three times before I left  

Whirlygig: 71: Out on the Town

CityBeat celebrates the best at SSNOVA

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 2, 2003
Valet-O-Phobia Early last week, I received an invitation to CityBeat's "Best of Cincinnati" party March 27 for a date and myself. Even with the promise of free beer and food, I couldn't   

Whirlygig: 70: Out on the Town

Trying to escape the West side and the dreaded meet-and-greet

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 26, 2003
You Say Hello And I Say Good-Bye After being an official couple for an entire year, my boyfriend and I decided to introduce our families. Since he'd recently finished a job painting at Cactus Pea  

Whirlygig: 69: Out on the Town

"Runner's High" comes from the company (and the grub) more than the exercise

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 19, 2003
Run, Forrest, Run Once in a while I get a strange notion to do something crazy and stretch the mind. In this case, it's the body that's being stretched. When the going got tough this January, I   

Whirlygig: 68: Out on the Town

The Comet spotlights signs from above and below

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 12, 2003
Gotta Go, Gotta Go, Gotta Go Right Now Maybe it was the bad Chinese food I had for lunch on Friday. Maybe it was the intense workout I had after work. Maybe it was the eight hours of drinking aft  

Whirlygig: 67

Ramonesmania gives shock treatment to Plush, but Mardi Gras wants to be sedated

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 5, 2003
Blitzkrieg Bop Friday night, my boyfriend's band was to play at Plush for the Ramones tribute show. I'd been looking forward to it all week, mostly because it meant no longer hearing "I Wanna Be   

Whirlygig: 66: Out on the Town

A blind date brews up hope

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 26, 2003
Keeping the Faith One of the toughest things for me personally is remaining open. Am I alone in this, or do you agree? Perhaps I should explain what it is I have difficulty opening up to and why   

Whirlygig: 65: Out on the Town

Awkward reunions and come-ons take off at The Donnas' show

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 19, 2003
American Teenage Rock & Roll Machine My friend Kristine surprised me with tickets to see The Donnas Tuesday night at Bogart's. She'd won a 97X contest that included backstage passes. The backstag  

Whirlygig: 64: Out on the Town

Alone time delivers self-reflection and insight

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 12, 2003
Love Notes Sometimes it's quite OK to take in a meal or a movie on one's own. You get to eat what you want and watch the movie of your choice without criticism on the spiciness of the restaurant   

Whirlygig: 63: Out on the Town

The doldrums of a Cincinnati winter send folks road-tripping

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 5, 2003
Run, Run, Run, Run, Runaways Thank goodness we've gotten to February. That means January is behind us. I don't have any hard feelings toward January other than the weather was less than forgiving  

Whirlygig: 62: Out On The Town

Poets prove passé as the reality of shopping hits

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 29, 2003
'Bachelorette' Party Birds and bees, flowers and trees, sugar and spice and everything nice. Hmmmm. I seem to remember something about these things from childhood. Then we go right into damsels i  

Whirlygig: 61

Casting a line on bonefishing

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 22, 2003
Crumbs and Bones Everyone has moments where they feel they're undervalued or less than appreciated. Anyone who has responsibility for grocery shopping and household laundry service would agree th  

Whirlygig: 60

Finding reassurance in neighborhoods and bars that stand the test of time

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 15, 2003
A Calming Effect Blueberry winter is supposedly a term like Indian summer. It's essentially comparable in definition, as both are a dose of great weather in the midst of foreboding frosts. I have  

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Were the holidays merry and bright in the Tristate?

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 8, 2003
Tunnel Vision Most people this time of year seem fixated on their "to do" lists. It switches from get the tree up to get it down, buy the perfect gift to return that perfect gift and, finally, ma