Archive | May 2011

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Did I mention that it’s hot out?

I realized yesterday that it’s kinda been a while since I wrote a general, lacking-a-theme, miscellaneous-style post around here, what with all the time and energy I’ve been putting into 3-ways and enjoying the view from my soapbox.  Oh, and let’s not forget  beer-related posts for Hoperatives and the international escapades of some guy who […]

A haiku for why cliches are OK sometimes

Tossed ball with my sons Lounged in the sun by the pool A fine summer start

The Free Day

I assume I am probably in the minority here, but I really feel that of the 3-day weekend most US Residents are enjoying at the moment, today is the bonus day.  I’m sure there’s a contingent of people rolling their eyes and wondering exactly when I fell off the turnip truck and lost whatever sense […]

3-Way Thursday: Traditions and taste buds

[Pudn’s note: I’ve known echoamy, the author of our final 3-way Thursday post for, um, well, actually, I don’t know her.  I’ve never met her.  But she was the first person to volunteer for my crazy 3-way Thursday plan and I’m thrilled to have someone so enthusiastic on board.  Not only does her opinion as […]

3-way Thursday: The do-over

[Pudn’s note: I’ve known the author of this 3-Way post, Brooksy, aka Mark, for the better part of almost twenty years.  I worked at the retail chain that Dustin Hoffman said sucked in Rainman; Mark dated (and later married) someone who was close friends with someone else who worked there.  Come to think of it, I don’t […]

3-Way Thursday: No giggling allowed

[Pudn’s note: The author of this first Puddintopia contributor post, Crankybear, aka Tom, is actually the ‘Tom’ half of Tom and Carla, the couple that created and maintain  He’s the one who rather infamously offered me the chance to ramble incoherently over there from time to time instead of wasting all my rants here. […]

3-Way Thursday: Empress Chili (Alexandria)

Before I really get into discussing my Empress Chili 3-way, I should probably explain the reason I decided to take up this quest that wasn’t covered in my recent Prologue post.  In a nutshell, as well as wanting to have an exhaustive knowledge of Cincinnati 3-way chili offerings, I also felt compelled to find out […]

Epic Adventures

So.  Ever wonder what happens when a self-righteous beer connoisseur decides that the time has come to expose his neighbors to the joy of something craft brewed?  Last Friday I took a took a half-gallon growler of homebrew (brewed, fermented, and bottled with my own hands) across the street to a pool party.  Yep, the […]

The Great 3-Way Prologue

Just about six weeks ago, I posted a request for volunteers. I was looking for people that met three criteria: a love of Cincinnati three-ways (the chili dish, not the social encounter), a (mildly) adventurous nature, and the ability to correctly employ the words “there”, “their”, and “they’re” when writing Somewhat to my own surprise—mostly […]

The Evening Storm

As there will undoubtedly be a ton of crisp, striking images posted of the dramatic weather that rolled through Cincinnati this evening, I thought I should put mine out there as well. This was how it looked on my drive home from work: By the time I got home for dinner following my 15 minutes […]