Wednesday, August 5, 2015

How reliable is Virgin Mobile in Cincinnati?

I recently set off to cut my phone bill (I felt I was paying way too much). I originally only looked at major carriers and almost went with T Mobile when I decided to dig a little deeper into discount providers.

Discount providers usually offer month to month plans where you can select the amount of data, text, and talk that you would like. Each discount provider uses a major carriers towers and piggy backs off of their network (they pay these major carriers for this use). Virgin Mobile is a discount carrier that uses Sprint's network.

After almost 6 months using Virgin Mobile in the Cincinnati area, I can honestly say that it is a great deal! I have 4G LTE almost everywhere in the region (a few pockets of 3G on the very edges). In the city proper I am always on 4G LTE and I have surprisingly good coverage in rural areas of the state.

Paying my bill is easy, done online, and costs me only $35 a month (plus tax). Way better than what I was paying before...

If you are thinking about switching to save money and still have access to great phones, go for it and switch. If you do, we both get $25 credited to our plans.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Cincinnati Date Idea #4 - Cincinnati Fringe Festival

The Cincinnati Fringe Festival, running from May 26th to June 6th, features dozens of unique performances. The shows, ranging from one-person comedic plays to dark musicals, will offer something for everyone. One of my favorite things about the Fringe Festival, and something that makes it a great date idea in Cincinnati, is that each performance is in a different location scattered around downtown. A performance may be in Know Theater or it may be tucked away in a seemingly abandoned storefront. Each performance offers something different and each venue offers a unusual perspective on something you won't find anywhere else.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Cincinnati Date Idea #3 - Valentine's Day - Chocolate!

Another last minute Valentine's day date! Before dinner, head to Krohn's Conservatory from 1 pm to 3 pm to learn all about delicious chocolate!

Description from their website:

" Chef Ursula will tell how chocolate is grown and how to use it in replaces. She will have a display, demonstration and opportunities to sample chocolate-based dishes."

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Cincinnati Date Idea #2 - Valentine's Day Date

Looking for an idea for Valentine's Day in Cincinnati? One of our favorite romantic restaurants, Bella Luna, is offering a four course meal for two for $60. If you've never been to Bella Luna, it is a quiet Italian restaurant in the East End near Mt Lookout. They have a great selection of wine and great food and service!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Molly Malones - Pleasant Ridge

If you do a quick search for a review of Molly Malones in Pleasant Ridge, you might find some grumpy people spreading negative reviews. Since the time many of these patrons reviewed this Irish pub they have gained new ownership and effective management. On any given day of the week you may hear live Irish music or a local band. On Tuesdays, it's trivia night - a great excuse to get out of the house and enjoy one Molly Malone's local beers or the always-delicious pint of Guiness. Concerning food, their menu is varied with a mix of pub favorites like fish and chips and burgers and a few unique takes on Irish cuisine. Overall the atmosphere is relaxed and the food is good. I've had a number of meals here (and a beer of two to go along with it) and they have not disappointed.

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Mountain lion spotted, confirmed, then killed in Kentucky

A mountain lion was discovered and promptly killed in Bourbon County, Kentucky. This predator of deer and other wildlife was pushed further and further west by overhunting, but has recently made a comeback, increasing wildlife diversity. Almost no threat to humans from this big cat. In fact, they may actually improve life in the area by reducing the out of control deer population.

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Cincinnati Date Idea #1 - Corn Maze and Hay Ride at Niederman Family Farm

Looking for a Fall date idea this weekend? A short drive from most parts of the region will take you to Niederman Family Farm, located in Hamilton, OH. This family run farm gives you a hay ride and corn maze (as well as other fall and farm activities) for $10. You can also stay for a bonfire and enjoy delicious caramel apples and cider.