Thursday, June 25, 2009

Diary of a DAAP kid: co-op (part 2)

I am officially started in the first week of work at my new co-op job in downtown Cincinnati. Let me tell you what... it is SO much better than school!

Yeah, I'm working the 8-5. But after 5 pm (or overtime, if it's needed), you can stick a fork in me, cuz I'm DONE.

No projects.

No homework.

No papers.

No studying.

Just sweet, sweet free time in the weekends and the evenings where I can do whatever I please... like making more bins!!

Yep, I'm almost finished with the bin that Michelle requested well... a while ago. Stay tuned for finished pictures!!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Aldi's Update

This past Saturday my new pal Liz at get in mah belly and I took a trip to the Aldi's on Pleasant Ridge.

(she was an Aldi's virgin!)

Check out her post to see how she lived to tell the tale!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Plastic Bag Love!

Happy Tuesday, everyone!! It’s always fun to learn about all the cool things people are doing with plastic bags.

So, in honor of all the neat things that are happening out there, every so often I’ll be giving the scoop on plastic bag goodness!

Now, I'm not encouraging you to go out and get more plastic bags (my grandma hasn't gotten the memo - Love you, grandma!) Use reusable bags!! Trust me, there are WAY too many out plastic bags out there as is!

SO. To initiate the Plastic Bag Love, I bring you the one creature who loves plastic bags more than anything in the whole world:

My sister’s rabbit, Tislow.

Tislow is an adorable floppy eared bunny that lives in my mom’s basement. One day someone left a plastic bag on the floor, and he discovered how amazing and crinkly they are!

DISCLAIMER (ahem, Maureen Jacob, I am looking at you): Bun does not eat the plastic bags. He likes to play with them and carries them around in his mouth… think Linus and his blankie.

So, here’s some freakin’ cute pictures of a freakin’ cute rabbit and his love of plastic bags:

And even more plastic bag love: Thanks to Cincinnati Women Bloggers for making little ‘ole me Blogger of the Week!! I’m super honored and way excited. Thanks, ladies!!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Sweet 16th!

So when I signed up for Cincinnati Innovates I wasn't really expecting much of out of it. After 2 months, it turns out my entry has moved up to #16 on the list!

It doesn't sound like much, but there's over 80 entries on the website. So that's a huge YAY for this silly little project.

So, sorry about the shameless plug, but this could actually turn into something. Who knew?

Vote for RecycleDbin on Cincinnati Innovates!!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Diary of a DAAP kid: homecoming

Sorry today's post is a little late, readers. I just got back to Cincinnati after a three day hiatus in my hometown of Franklin, IN. It's a small city outside of Indianapolis, and it's always nice to go back home to visit.

Because UC is currently on the quarter system, my school year starts and ends later than other colleges who are on semesters. Add that I go to school during the summer and the winter, and that I was studying in Europe last summer... and it's not hard to understand why none of my friends and family outside of Cincy know where I am or what I'm doing at any given time. I can hardly keep track of it myself!

When I do get the chance to go home, I always try and catch up with whichever old friends happen to be around (as well as hang out with my FABULOUS mother and sister)

This time, I got Ritter's ice cream with two of my oldest friends EVER, Shannon and Liz.

Hi Shannon! (friends since 7th grade!)

Hi Liz! (friends since 5th grade!)

It's just nice to know that even though we all go our separate ways there are always some people that I can have good times with, no matter how long it's been since we've seen each other last.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Pecha Kucha Video... Finally!!

So I finally got around to uploading the recycleDbin Pecha Kucha presentation from the beginning of May up to YouTube. Crazy!!! Here it is in all its glory. enjoy!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Re-Use Free Market

It's move-out week up at UC, and students across campus are discovering that all the things they unpacked at the beginnning of the year are just NOT fitting back into the boxes and tubs. In the case of the ladies moving out of my house... they've lived there for two years, and stuff tends to accumulate, no matter how hard you try.

Well, never fear. There's no need to cart all the stuff up to a Goodwill in a remote location. Bring your unwanted things to the Re-Use Free Market. It's like a garage sale, except FREE. Which is way better.

Some students with LEAP - Leaders for Environmental Awareness and Protection have taken over the grass between Calhoun Hall and the former YWCA on Calhoun Street for the market. There's a big Portable On Demand Storage unit (donated) set up, marked with brightly colored paper signs. The gist of it is this:

Bring what you no longer want, take what you need. It's all free, and there's been some pretty cool things swapped back and forth. They are accepting everything from clothes to canned food and in-between.

It's going on today and tomorrow (started on Monday but I've been late on the ball) from 1-6 pm. If you're trying to get rid of some stuff OR looking for a bargain (what's better than free??) I highly recommend stopping by. At the end of the day tomorrow everything left over will be donated to charity. Check the website for all the info.

Here's a photo chronicle of my roomie's and I trip yesterday.

the Van full o' stuff!

Everyone immediately starts unpacking and perusing the goodies we brought over. Within ten minutes the water cooler and the 1980 version of the Book Of World Records had been snapped up. I ended up getting a really cute purse out of the deal!

so... bring your stuff by, or get stuff for free. FREE!

Today+Tomorrow, 1-6pm, 270 Calhoun Street.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Diary of a DAAP kid: DAAPworks

It is officially the last week of spring quarter, which can only mean one thing for all the graduating seniors of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning:

DAAPWorks is a week-long college-wide gallery that showcases all the fabulous work done by the graduating seniors of 2009. Fashion is on the 3000 level, Interiors on 4000 in the DAAP Cafe, Masters of Architecture thesis take up the entirety of the Grand Staircase and the Blue Box, the other Designs take up residence in the 5000 level studios, and the Fine Arts are displayed in the Reed Gallery, the Gallery on MainStreet, and work is for sale in the Ceramic studio on the 4000 level.

Unless you are familiar with DAAP, the above statements probably totally and utterly confused you. Sorry about that. Just start at any entrance to the building and you will run into cool work.

The exhibition is free and open to the public on the following dates and times:

* Tuesday, June 9: 5pm to 9pm
* Wednesday, June 10: 9am to 9pm
* Thursday, June 11: 9am to 9pm
* Friday, June 12: 9am to 9pm
* Saturday, June 13: 12pm to 4pm

The 2009 Fashion Show will be webcast at 8pm on Friday, June 12th.

check out the DAAPWorks website for maps and more info.

My film studio had a screening yesterday, so I got a sneak peek at all the DAAPworks projects in all their glory. Needless to say, I feel completely inadequate and underprepared for next year!! Yes, it will all work out somehow, but man... the 09 interior senior's work is GOOD. See?

obviously there are way more projects than this, but I am a little biased towards the Interiors. Come check it out!!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Diary of a DAAP kid: project week

I know I haven't been posting this week, and you can blame one thing: PROJECT WEEK. Doesn't that strike fear into your heart? No? Well, it's like the powers that be decided that having one finals week would just be too easy. So instead they created Project Week, aka the week BEFORE finals, wherein the final project for studio (See DOADK: Studio for details) is due. So after you run around like a lunatic and stay up for 40 hours or so and present all your final studio stuff... THEN you can turn around and study like mad for all those other classes you've been putting off for two weeks to work on studio. It's a good time.

In all seriousness though, it's better than having it all due on one week. Which is probably ACTUALLY why Project Week was created. Needless to say, I've been busy. And now have to go so my studio partner doesn't strangle me for wasting time on the internet.

Here's a picture to look at instead. Enjoy.