Garden close-ups

Garden close-ups

Quick post today, because once again I forgot I was supposed to do a post today until way late, and I still have client work to do! So have some close-up garden pics.

orange rose

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Sushi & butterflies

Sushi & butterflies

The long-delayed Cincinnati trip post! On an unspecified Thursday!

Lots of pictures in this post, starting off with lunch on the trip: sushi from Fusian, a.k.a. the reason we even went to Cincinnati in the first place.

sushi
(There’s a piece missing because I forgot to take a picture before I ate one. But at least I remembered to take one at all!)

Fusian is an Ohio-based independent chain restaurant that operates rather like a Subway, Qdoba, or Chipotle — except with sushi (yay!). You go down the line and pick what you want, starting with a nori wrap vs. a soy wrap, continuing to your choice of rice (white or brown), protein (including raw, cooked, and tofu options), and whatever toppings you want to stuff in there. Then they cut it into 10 pieces and add whatever sauces you want. The sushi in the picture, if I remember correctly, was half-salmon, half-tuna (both raw), with every topping (mostly veggies, plus cream cheese) minus cucumbers (because they’re gross), and with wasabi mayo on top. It was very very tasty.

So basically they have fast, customizable sushi at really decent prices. It’s amazing.

I first went to Fusian when they opened a location in Dayton while I happened to be in town. I’ve been a few times since, in Dayton and Cincinnati. They also have locations in Columbus, but unfortunately nothing in Kentucky yet. Come to Louisville, guys!! (Please!)

So after having our sushi lunch, we (my mom, my niece, and I) decided to be cultured. My mom and I had been talking about going to Ikea and Jungle Jim’s while we were there (which I mentioned before), but I had looked up stuff to do in Cincinnati and found out that there was a cool Japanese art exhibit going on at the Cincinnati Art Museum, and a butterfly show thing at the nearby Krohn Conservatory. So we did that instead. Culture! And bugs!

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Skillet cat

Skillet cat

Connie in a skillet

The Cincinnati post is still forthcoming; it’s going to have a lot of images and I just haven’t had the time to really sit and work on it yet. Luckily I just said it would be ready  “for Thursday” with no reference to which Thursday, so as long as I post it on a Thursday I’m good. 😀

In the meanwhile, here is a Connie-cat in a skillet. This is one of her preferred nap places around the house, because cats are weird. I had put this cast iron skillet on a shelf one day to get it out of the way temporarily, but once she started using it as a napping spot I felt bad about taking it away, so it has remained there. (There’s another skillet I can use, so it’s not a big deal to let her have this one.) I keep saying I need to make a skillet-shaped bed for her.

In the flowerbed, the chives are blooming, the echinacea is giant, and the rosebush has buds on it (both of them do, actually). Pictures at some point! (I’m being even more vague now, but really I’m aiming for next week.)