Monday Night Football…in Cincinnati!

First of all, I want to thank you all for such kind comments on my last post about body image as a married woman. Definitely a humbling post. And I so appreciate all the wonderful friends on here with words of encouragement!

Switching gears here…it’s Monday Night Football…IN CINCINNATI!!!

That’s right! The Bengals take on the Rams tonight in Cincinnati for Monday Night Football! And we are right in the heart of it!

Last weekend, my husband and I went to the game. But tonight, we will be watching from a bar! How “Who Dey” are we?!

But there will be upwards of 65,000 people walking past our condo to get to the game tonight to see if Joe Burrow can turn the season around and put the first win on the board!

There’s going to be a huge tailgate on the riverbank, and already today as I was out running errands this morning, the entire city is decked out in orange and black and people are wearing their Bengals gear. It’s going to be awesome.

This hometown spirit is one of the many reasons why I love Cincinnati.

Also: the Ohio River and how beautiful it is, and is the bloodline of the city.

I love how friendliness and generosity are part of everyone’s inherent makeup here.

I love the four seasons — and how we actually get multiple weeks of gorgeous fall weather…unlike New York City where you might get 4 days of fall…if you’re lucky.

I love that there’s no traffic.

I love that prices are affordable.

I love that you can own your own home here.

I love that family is close by, and you can get together with them on the spur of the moment.

I love that faith is celebrated, and part of people’s public lives here.

I love that the police and law enforcement are respected here. (This weekend at the Cathedral, they held their annual “Blue Mass” to honor law enforcement, and the church was packed!)

I love that family is important, and marriage and family life are seen as desirable.

I love that children are protected from ideas and topic matters that they shouldn’t be exposed to. Period.

I love that it’s safe and I can walk around the city without fear.

And I love that it’s where my husband and I are building a life and a future together.

Sorry for that love letter to Cincinnati, but it’s just days like today where the sun is shining, it’s a perfect 75 degrees, the city is a buzz with Bengals fever, and I’ve got a delicious — and affordable — meal in the oven for my husband and I.

Anywho —

Let’s hope that Joe Burrow can pull off a win tonight. We certainly need it!

Hope everyone has a wonderful Monday night!

8 responses to “Monday Night Football…in Cincinnati!”

  1. I am so glad that you guys are very happy in your city! That’s really important. The people on the west coast aren’t as friendly as people back home in Michigan, my home state, but that friendly attitude seems to be everywhere back east. I see it when visiting family. I love your family photo, a cherished moment! I’m not into football at all, but I hope that your team wins! ❤️😊

  2. I wish that I could say those things about my area. I don’t love how everyone around here who shares interests and hobbies with me seems to be some combination of polyamorous, LGBTQ+, atheist, socialist, or anti-family. I don’t love how making responsible financial and career decisions to ensure that I could continue to afford to live here as the cost of living spirals out of control has led to me saying goodbye to dozens of good friends who couldn’t afford to stay here. I don’t love how my taxpayer dollars go to bring people from other states here to get abortions, and how a prominent public official here was recently quoted as saying it was “horrifying” that there are more pro-life crisis pregnancy centers than abortion clinics. I don’t love how ballot harvesting is legal and widespread here, and it is not legal to count votes by hand.

    God clearly spoke to me a few years ago that he wanted me to stay here, and he had work for me to do here, but being alone in this kind of environment really wears me down.

    On the bright side, though, my NFL team is 3-0. But I can’t even enjoy that around everyone, because a lot of people around here are fans of other teams and hate my team, even though my team is geographically the closest and has been here since the 1940s. I don’t go to games, though, because it’s a two hour trip each way, not including traffic, and ridiculously expensive.

    I’m glad you’re enjoying your life 🙂

  3. Anita and I drove through Cincinnati yesterday (Monday) as I was one of two drivers for our Boomers’ group from FACLEX. We had 20 people going to Newport on the Levee to visit the Aquarium.
    Wondered why some guys were decked out in “weird” outfits of black and orange! Thought maybe they were getting a jump on Halloween!😂
    The face paint on adults should’ve clued me in that it was a sports thing.
    However, the sentence “l love that there’s no traffic” leaves me baffled! There was definitely TRAFFIC as we left Cincinnati about 4pm‼️ Even worse than Lexington’s “rush hour.”
    (A Korean friend living in LA once commented to me, “Oh, c.a., you have such a cute rush hour.” 😂😂😂)

  4. It’s always awesome seeing the Cincinnati Bengals play in their home town especially when they win! It is also super cool seeing what all goes on before the game as well, like all the tailgating and stuff. Cincinnati is a beautiful city and being in it is an experiance by itself.

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