Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-09-24

  • "If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it… in bed." #
  • Down at Oktoberfest Zinzinnati with my cousin, Marianne. #
  • Joe…. Like, Joe the Plumber…! Um, well, not exactly… #
  • Final packing and tying up a few loose ends today for two weeks in Austin, Texas. Also, a mid-afternoon break with a brewery tour. #
  • I'm on a brewery tour of Over-the-Rhine. #
  • A quick, last stop at Oktoberfest Zinzinnati, #
  • Megabus to Chicago at 1:25 am. Breakfast with @kclmoneycoach then train to Austin, Texas to see @engagingindeed and Quinn C. Brady! Yea! #
  • On the Megabus in downtown Cincinnati. Bound for Chicago. #
  • Sitting in a cafe near the "Whatchu talkin' 'bout Willis" Tower (formerly just "Sears Tower"). Who knew Todd Bridges had so much money? #
  • If anyone sees Schwarzenegger in Cincy today I'll be a little peev'd. "I'll be back" in 2 weeks. Once lived 2 blocks from Cali statehouse. #
  • Have new book "Over-the-Rhine: When Beer Was King" w/ me for the trip. Equally excited re: Jake Mecklenborg's Cincy subway book next month. #
  • Back on @Amtrak again, this time headed from Chicago to Austin, TX. Scheduled to arrive 6pm Tuesday. Follow here: #
  • Talking about creating a viable, in-depth news source for Cincinnati around town I hear frustrations akin to this: #
  • Southern Illinois train sunset over a harvested cornfield. #
  • The people who come on @Amtrak trains because of their speed, on-time averages and amazing equipment bug the hell out of me. Whiny, whiny. #
  • Forgive me @kclmoneycoach for what I am about to say: I feel like I boarded the moron train. It's like a rolling idiot farm on rails. #
  • I'm at Amtrak/Greyhound St. Louis Station (430 S 15th St, St. Louis). #
  • Just a few blocks from the State Capitol Building… (@ Amtrak Little Rock) #
  • Federal law says, "Passenger trains get priority." In reality, railroads say, "Screw federal law." This has to be fixed for rail to work. #
  • New Metro CEO works for co. providing services to Austin, TX transit. Previous: worked in Lexington, Ky, where Cincy city mgr was in charge. #
  • I'm at Temple, TX Amtrak Station. #
  • I have arrived at my final destination. Nice ride, mostly. (@ Austin Train Station – Amtrak) #
  • A new learning module from @JLab! Launching a Nonprofit News Site: #
  • At the Austin mothership. I could get used to that. (@ Whole Foods Market w/ 3 others) #
  • Damn hippies! (@ Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park Visitor Center) #
  • Another woman who wouldn't give me the time of day. #
  • Good night from the woods at Enchanted Rock Natural Area. They even have the Internet here. #

Author: Joe Wessels

Joe Wessels is a freelance journalist and photographer. Wessels covers local news events for Thomson Reuters news service and features for's Cincinnati Guide site, plus is the executive director of hyperlocal news site, He wrote for The Cincinnati Post, covering Cincinnati City Hall and Hamilton County government and wrote a weekly political column, which continued weekly at Cincinnati CityBeat. Previously, he was a reporter for the Cincinnati Business Courier and writes or has written for several publications in Cincinnati and around the country including The Cincinnati Enquirer, Las Vegas Review-Journal, Cincinnati Magazine, Cincy Magazine and the Sacramento News & Review. He is a native of Colerain Township, one of Cincinnati's western suburbs, and now lives in Over-the-Rhine near downtown Cincinnati. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and a journalism writing certificate from the University of Cincinnati. He also graduated from Colerain High School, is an avid photographer, news junkie and was once a roller rink disc jockey, and sometimes rides a scooter around town.

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