Hi, ladies (and maybe a few dudes)! I’m writing this post for those of you I will have the lovely pleasure of meeting at the upcoming Bloggy Conference. Shout out to you! I can’t wait to meet you.
So here’s the deal about me:
- I grew up east of the ‘nati in the Appalachian region of Ohio. I grew up loving this city because my dad grew up here so we could come to Reds games, museums, etc. quite a bit. I grew up eating Cincinnati chili (I prefer Gold Star but love Skyline, too). My dad to this day has an addiction to Buskin bakery cookies. We had a season pass to King’s Island Amusement Park and to the Zoo.
- I went to college and then grad school in other regions of the state of Ohio.
- I moved to Cincinnati after grad school for a year and then was recruited to a job and left again.
- I moved back to Cincinnati after moving to even more regions of this state – and due to some pretty crazy circumstances (which my lawyer who is no longer on retainer would most likely advise I not blog about).
Currently right now, this is my 5th year of living in Hamilton County in the City of Cincinnati but I consider this to be my hometown. I have had more dates in this city than you can imagine and both of the serious dating relationships I’ve been in were here in this city with guys from this city.
Of all the places I have lived in this city it somehow just keeps me here or keeps me coming back.
I love so many things about Cincinnati. But you have to understand though that people hate this city as much as they love it. lol It’s just part of life here. We kind of love to hate it. But we love that we hate it. Because that’s even a thing, my church (Crossroads Community) even had a series about it and made bumper stickers that read: “I LOVE CINCINNATI”. Those stickers are estimated to be on about 15,000 cars in this city.
Shortly thereafter, someone made stickers that say “Cincinnati’s Just O.K.”
I think it’s probably pretty typical for a mid-western town but because it’s Cincinnati it does have some really unique, interesting facts. One of those happens to be that Jerry Springer was formerly our mayor. It is true. What makes it most interesting though is that people who reside in the ‘nati love to remind each other of these crazy facts.
Now if your kids aren’t around and you don’t mind some curse words, check out this hilarious video: