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Need help, Cincinnati Time Warner subscribers!

Posted in Cincinnati, Family, Friends on February 12, 2009 by andyzilch

Time Warner Cincinnati is hosting a Cutest Baby contest and Maya wants your help to win and she asked me to appeal to you personally.


In January I submitted the five photos below which will be turned into an on Demand video on the local channel 1111. Between February 14 and March 31, the baby with the most views will win a prize (you need at least 100 views to even be considered).

If you’re a TW digital subscriber in Cincinnati, please watch Maya’s video over and over and over!

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Andy Zilch,

Thank you for submitting the pictures of your baby for our Local on Demand Cutest Baby Contest!

Viewing of these videos on Local on Demand channel 1111 will be between February 14 and March 31. Remember, you’ll receive one vote each time someone watches your baby’s video during that time. The baby video with the highest number of votes will be awarded. Prizes will also be awarded for second, third, fourth & fifth place vote totals.

Want to give your baby an edge? Talk to your friends, neighbors and relatives – especially relatives! Anyone who has Time Warner Cable digital cable! Beginning February 14, tell them to tune to Local on Demand Channel 1111 and look in the category: Cutest Baby. Vote early! Vote often!

And while you’re on Channel 1111, check out some of the other interesting videos available.


Giving Thanks

Posted in Cincinnati, Family, Friends on November 22, 2007 by andyzilch

CIMG2983While our Thanksgiving holiday didn’t turn out as we had planned, Sarita and I were quite thankful for such a wonderful year: our families are all healthy (well Mom & Dad S came down with the flu, but that will pass), we celebrated our first anniversary, we completed projects on our house, we celebrated weddings with friends, …, the list goes on. And now we add to the list that we cooked a great backup Thanksgiving meal.

When Mom and Dad S. said they were sick we understood it might be better to let them rest than to make a trip to Detroit and disrupt their recovery; after all they have a cruise in a couple weeks. We had declined an invite to our friends’ Thanksgiving dinner earlier, but one quick call and we were back on the guest list. Our job was to bring potatoes and pie. This morning though our friends called to say they too had the flu, brought to them from out of town guests. hmmm…. there seems to be a pattern here.

Luckily though we had a bag of stuffing in the cupboard and chicken and cranberries in the freezer. Together we whipped up a fabulous meal and had Thanksgiving dinner in our pajamas. Not a bad year at all.

Happy Thanksgiving to anyone who might read this post!

Heard on NPR recently

Posted in Friends, Random Thoughts on September 1, 2007 by andyzilch

On one of the recent NPR All Songs Considered podcasts, I recently heard Flight of the Concords. They are a band from New Zealand who make some funny songs. A friend shared this one on YouTube with me today and I thought it worth posting. Enjoy.

The recording volume is a bit low so you might need to turn your speakers up.

Hamlet at the Know

Posted in Friends on February 24, 2007 by andyzilch

Last night, the CincyIvy Young Alumni Club held a happy hour at the Know Theatre. Sarita and I stuck around after the HH to see the Know Theatre’s Hamlet and had a really great time.

I found knowing the story of Hamlet who learned from his father’s ghost that his uncle killed his father and then married his mother is really helpful in seeing the play especially in the unorthodox version put on at the Know. There were cameras and TVs involved in the show and background music straight out of a Nine Inch Nails album throughout (not hard pounding rock, but just like random bits of sound that I would imagine Trent Reznor creating). The highlights for me were: Hamlet well played by Christopher Guthrie whom we’ve seen as Rosencrantz in “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead”; excellent costumes; music.

All in all, the night was excellent; I think we’ll bring some friends to the Know when we return.

Can't stop thinking about this

Posted in Friends, Random Thoughts on January 18, 2007 by andyzilch

I just can’t stop thinking about how sad I am to have my neighbor leaving (see my previous post). I can’t even imagine what the street will be like without Mairose around. I wish there was some way to prevent this.

This ruined my day

Posted in Friends, Random Thoughts on January 18, 2007 by andyzilch

Uggh, what awful news: The Enquirer – Mairose Grocery will close.  Just as books like The Omnivore’s Dilemma and Fast Food Nation have piqued my interest in learning where my meat is coming from and searching out quality meat, the grocer two doors down from me closes!!!  What a freakin’ shame.  Do I really have to become a vegetarian until I can find a place that isn’t putting anti-biotics, hormones, and worse in my meat?

Anyone know where to get locally, humanely raised and processed meat in Cincinnati?  Please leave a comment!


Posted in Friends on January 9, 2007 by andyzilch

Manuel Wonderful news today: my friend Manuel Patino from high school is getting married March 10, in Apaseo el Grande, Guanajuato, Mexico. Don’t yet know who he’s marrying, but he’s a guy and he just announced this today… I’m sure more details will come later.
In high school, whenever the Manny would have a few too many beverages the guys would give him trouble about his light-weight tolerance… and inevitably, he would manage to get out a few syllables… a slurred “I’m not druuunk”.
That’s just one of many stories the guys will have to share with his fiance if he ever tells us who she is :).