Saturday, December 31, 2011
Remember when Jillian's on Barret abruptly and unexpectedly closed, but the announcement was quickly made that they'd be reopening soon under new management? As a huge Jillian's fan, I eagerly waited. And waited. And waited. And nothing ever happened.
Now finally somebody is doing something with the building! Diamond Pub & Billiards is having its grand opening tonight, New Year's Eve, and I plan on sticking my beak in to check it out. There's another Diamond location in St. Matthews, but I'm embarrassed to say I've never been there. Reportedly, there will be a FREE shuttle bus tonight going back and forth between the new location and the St. M one, every 30 minutes.
I'm of two minds regarding the Unsolvable Problem of roadside death markers; on the one hand, no one can deny grieving families the need to express themselves, but on the other hand, once these tributes are in place, they tend to persist. The result is that everywhere you go, there's constant depressing reminders of somebody's death at some time or other. There are some that I've been driving past for years now that show no signs of going away.
So what is the solution? Well, there isn't one. That's why it's called an Unsolvable Problem.
Friday, December 30, 2011
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
For every photo of Krampus, there are twenty like this one. He knows what the camera is, and as soon as he sees it he gets up and runs up to put his face right in the lens. It's a wonder I ever get any clear shots of him.
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
The progress on converting this abandoned railroad bridge into a pedestrian bridge has been moving painfully slow for a decade now. But take heart - they've actually finished installing these fancy lights along its on-ramp, so maybe they really will complete the project during our lifetime.