Tom + Chee Cincinnati

If you have to be in Cincinnati on a grey wet day in January when it can’t seem to stop drizzling

I can’t think of a better place to be than here

Yes. That’s a whole restaurant devoted to just grilled cheese and tomato soup. Why haven’t I been here before? Why don’t I live here??

Sometimes the best restaurants take one simple thing and they go wild with it.

Emphasis on the Wild.

Intriguing? Revolting? You decide.

I went with the grilled mac and cheese sandwich and the chunky tomato soup

That’s mac and cheese! ON A SANDWICH. With bacon!!

I may only live for another week because I think I can actually hear my arteries closing, but I’ll die happy.¬†Seriously.

The day only got better with coffee


and improvised Museum-grams at the CAC

Cincinnati CAC

And a Shepard Fairey photo shoot

Kaitlyn, Ryan and an iphone.

The world’s a pretty good place.

Christmas 2 Ways

Christmas on tour with

And a sad Christmas tree for the wardrobe room:

Until Chuck gussied it up:

Never underestimate the power of a props guy with a glue gun.

it’s hard to get into the Christmas spirit when you’re on tour, so we also decorated dressing rooms:

It’s certainly better than nothing but closing on Christmas Eve was the best part.

Christmas with Family:

Present opening and documenting:

Games the kids can “help” play.

And food. Of course.

My parents set a beautiful table.

 I also got to hang out with my siblings and other friends

I’d love to explain Monkey Bike to you but I’ve been sworn to secrecy. Or I’m just really confused. Suffice it to say that this guy is the reigning champion. If you think you can ride a tiny bike like no one’s business, you should go to Wenatchee and challenge him and then come back and explain it to me.

And finally, a cruise around the city to check out the people who really really care about Christmas lights!

Impressive, no?

And that’s the end of 2011. Thanks for hanging out with me in it!