Wednesday, August 7, 2013

A Night of Lights and Music

This past Saturday night a free concert and light show took place at Washington Park. I'd been hearing more and more about it, and it seemed to be something not to miss, especially since Kent and I live within walking distance.

Unfortunately I saw that it started at 8:30 p.m. and that the 3-D architectural light show played with the live Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and projected on Music Hall, would last 40 minutes, but I didn't notice the full schedule. After an afternoon at Jungle Jim's we got back late, and made it just in time to an overwhelmingly full park. We started walking up an aisle, thinking we'd be able to find a spot somewhere on the grass or concrete to sit, but then the people in front of us stopped, and as we turned around to the front, no one was moving there either. In fact more people kept flooding in. We stood as close to wise early birds who'd gotten spaces and were comfortably sitting on chairs they'd brought, but then the aisle quickly was filled with more and more people. I'm just glad nothing bad happened during the show.

It turned out that the Cincinnati Pops and the Cincinnati Ballet also were performing the FIRST HALF of the show. That meant with intermission we stood for two hours! Thankfully the new diet Kent and I began last week has improved our energy or else we wouldn't have made it through, and it was so worth being there, even with the crowd.

There's nothing else to say. The abridged video says far more than I can try to explain. (Forgive the tall guy in front on me who kept moving and getting his head in frame.)

Lumenocity from Dania Eliot on Vimeo.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

6.22.13 - Hitched

I did what I thought I'd never do -- get married! Thankfully the weather wasn't too warm on that second day of summer Saturday morning in Eden Park and thankfully the people were across the street at Krohn Conservatory's butterfly show. We had the short and intimate service under FDR's Tulip Tree (quite appropriate) in the Presidential Grove. Carrot cake at the BonBonerie followed.

6 22 13 from Dania Eliot on Vimeo.

Friday, June 21, 2013


More to say later.

Thursday, February 28, 2013


After fourteen and a half years I am moving, and am I ever overwhelmed. For a brief moment I actually started feeling good about things, thinking I had it under control, but that is not the case.

A woman at work said I must have liked my place to have stayed there that long. I will save my full response to that for another blog. The real reason I stayed there that long is so I didn't have to go through moving again.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Sign of pink

Well, last Friday the world didn't end, but it sure was a mostly sucky day. It began for me with some utter nonsense from work that caused me to have a much deserved meltdown that then left me sobbing almost uncontrollably all day.

Seeing some pink peaking through the trees did help on our journey.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012


I prefer the froth in the mug rather than on the road. Ugh, winter is coming.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Ice cream

There's no stopping early when ice cream is the destination.