1 Comment · Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Walking home, I remembered being in a decent mood before I
entered the store and now I felt pissed off. I’m in that damn Walgreens
at least three times a week spending plenty of money. Why the hell
would a cashier try to squeeze a little bit more out of me? And what
business is it of hers if I want to drink Diet Coke? If I wanted to
drink a gallon of Tide detergent, that’s my business and not hers.
3 Comments · Friday, August 2, 2013
When I moved to another apartment building here in
Covington, Kentucky at the end of January, my decision was to stay
pretty much to myself and not get involved with my neighbors.
by Chelsea Spata
Posted In: Events
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Annual shopping event has local stop in MainStrasse Village
In my first days as a freshman at
the University of Virginia, I was introduced to the “guys in ties, girls
in pearls” traditional attire that students were expected to don at the
season’s first football game. Frantic to find a set of pearls without visiting
one of Charlottesville’s budget-busting boutiques, I called my mom, fashion
guru and money-saver extraordinaire. One week later, the pearls arrived. Since
then, I’ve received compliments from the most esteemed judges, including my
Barney’s-or-bust roommate from Arlington, Va., and my friend’s grandma who once personally
addressed Mick Jagger as "Mr. Yagger."
Indeed, the pearls are a hit with high society, and it tickles me to know that
my mom threw down a mere fifty cents to get them. In early August, there’s only
one place where that’s possible.Beginning Thursday
and running through Sunday, the 26th annual World’s Longest Yard Sale spans 690
miles from Addison, Mich., to Gadsden, Ala. Aptly nicknamed the 127 Sale,
vendors set up along the Highway 127 corridor to entice buyers with all the
classic yard sale merchandise: picture frames, knick-knacks, clothing,
accessories, furniture, as well as other handmade goods akin to those at events
like The City Flea. It is a celebration of summer cleaning, sharing, bargain
hunting and sight-seeing, with notable stops like Big South Fork National River
and Pickett State Park.Started in
1987 with the affirmation that “the back roads have something to offer,” the
World’s Longest Yard Sale earned its name after the route began to cross the
northwest corner of Georgia, adding another 100 miles to the existing 350-mile
span of highway 127. Since then, it has continued to grow, with more than 200
miles of added terrain becoming part of the route.People come
from all over the country and the world to brave the congested traffic
conditions and summer swelter with the hopes of finding a hidden local treasure
they can take home. Some even travel the entire 690 miles, while others stay
within certain pockets of vendors. This year, the World’s Longest
Yard Sale runs directly through MainStrasse Village in Covington, a
location that includes more than 100 vendors and a Yard Sale Grill where
shoppers can fuel up as they continue north, south or home for the evening. It
is an event for tourists and locals alike, an opportunity to discover and
rediscover the cultural richness of Greater Cincinnati.
Longest Yard Sale not only rewards shoppers with inexpensive and unique items
but also serves to stimulate local economies along the 127 corridor. Hotels
fill up, restaurants prosper, and vendors renting space contribute to the local
money supply. The sheer volume of shoppers usually results in fully booked
hotels by mid-July, but a crowded landscape is considered a small price to pay
for even smaller-priced goods and priceless views along the way. Southern
hospitality has even led to travelers being taken into private homes if nothing
else is available. Some people hope for cancellations, some travel upwards of
50 miles for a place to stay, and some sleep in their cars. But for shoppers,
such lack of luxury is a small inconvenience in pursuit of the perfect set of
information, visit www.127sale.com.
1 Comment · Friday, May 31, 2013
All of these women have
different stories to tell and each are selling their bodies for their
own personal reasons. I could simplify those reasons and say it’s all
about money to get drugs, but that would be too easy and would only be
scratching the surface.
0 Comments · Thursday, May 2, 2013
MONDAY APRIL 29: Cincinnati police were kept busy today
searching for a large monkey on the loose near Union Terminal. Witnesses
on the scene said the primate ran through a tunnel near Dalton Avenue.
Carnegie, CCM co-production marches to a beat of injustice
0 Comments · Monday, April 15, 2013
The powerful true story of a terrible miscarriage of justice
in 1913 Atlanta is the subject of the musical Parade.
Reviewing the outdated, overly conservative and just plain funny laws still on the books
0 Comments · Wednesday, April 10, 2013
We decided to look into Ohio and Northern Kentucky laws to see if there
was anything else totally absurd (possibly sexist) left in writing in
the Ohio Revised Code/Cincinnati Municipal Code/other codes. And there was nothing too bizarre, but
some of the laws’ requirements and wording are hilarious, incredibly
obvious and/or idiotic.
1 Comment · Tuesday, April 2, 2013
found out more about the dog late this past fall, I felt bad for what I’d been
thinking all those months. I didn’t like the dog — whatever its name was. Turns
out it didn’t even have one.
0 Comments · Wednesday, March 27, 2013
TUESDAY MARCH 26: Former presidential candidate and regular
source of quotes that sound way too dumb to be true Rep. Michele
Bachmann today learned that her campaign is under investigation by an
independent ethics panel on Capitol Hill.
1 Comment · Monday, March 4, 2013
The elevator wasn’t moving. I looked at the digital sign
in it. It kept flashing ‘7,’ then ‘G’ over and over again. I pressed ‘7’
again. Again, the elevator didn’t move. Stuck. I finally figured out I was stuck.