Archive for the ‘Lexington’ Category

A colorful sky over an evening drive

In Kentucky, Lexington, Louisville, my life, photography, travel on September 5, 2011 at 11:00 pm

I may or may not have taken a photo while driving 75 mph down Interstate 64 tonight.

But the sky was too beautiful not to document it in some way.

The storms had recently subsided to reveal one of the more colorful skies I’ve seen in a while.

It made the hour-long drive between Lexington and Louisville one to behold.

3 markets, 2 cities, 1 weekend

In Cincinnati, Kentucky, Lexington, my life, photography, shopping, travel on August 3, 2011 at 9:00 am

I didn’t set out to make last weekend an interstate tour of markets, but bags full of produce, cheese and meat and a slightly lighter wallet later, I suppose that’s what it became.

First up was the Lexington Farmers Market, which I’ve fallen in love with since living here. The vendors pack in the pavilion space, and the variety of goods is enviable.

Tomatoes? Check.

Sadistic Mistress hot sauces? Check.

Flowers? Check.

Smoothies you blend via stationary bike? Check.

Plus the people are kind of kooky, a definite plus. Read the rest of this entry »

The local Twitterrati offer tips to gain influence

In branding, journalism, Kentucky, Lexington, reporting, social media, technology, Twitter on August 2, 2011 at 7:57 pm

I spent the last week learning about the people behind the tweets I see pop up on my local Twitter feed.

I had set out to find the biggest tweeters in Lexington, Ky., and with the help of Twitter Grader, I found out that a local social media consultant outranks the much beloved and worshipped University of Kentucky men’s basketball coach, or rather the Twitter profile that bears his name — someone else actually tweets for him.

A self-proclaimed iPhone hacker came in at No. 3, and in fourth place was a local sports commentator who is equally loved by Wildcat fans as he is hated by fans of all other schools in Kentucky.

And along with coming away with a great story, I’ve learned more about Twitter, how to write about it and how to be better at it.  Read the rest of this entry »

A squatter on my porch

In Kentucky, Lexington, my life, photography on July 28, 2011 at 9:37 pm

It’s not everyday that watering my plants almost gives me a heart attack.

But discovering a squatter on my porch will do that.

Well, actually, it was a bird who has made a nest in one of my hanging plants, but still, having a bird fly into your face gives one quite a shock.

Upon further searching, I found the cause for the alarm. She has eggs. I’ll have to water with care from now on.

And then I found a lonely surprise in my other plant.  Read the rest of this entry »

Strange sign boasts unimportance

In history, Kentucky, Lexington, my life, photography on July 26, 2011 at 6:23 pm

On my way to Common Grounds Coffee House in Lexington, I passed this sign, which is on the house across the street from the coffee shop.

My first thought was, “Good to know?”

But after some cursory Googling, I learned this plaque’s boasted nonuniqueness isn’t really anything special.

The novelty plaque is sold and can be found across the country and even beyond. Here are pics of some in New Orleans, the Philippines and Oberlin, Ohio.

According to Frosty on Yahoo! Answers, the plaque dates back to the ye olde time of 1980.

Oh well. It was neat enough to catch my eye. Read the rest of this entry »