Thursday, December 27, 2007

Another Thursday Update

One would think that having so many days off would produce more viable news…

In downtown news:
The Hookup, which will be the name of the old barbeque restaurant at Johnson and St. Mary’s, has a sign out that they are taking applications – hopefully they will open soon
The construction crane for the L building is being put together
An update on Bloomsbury and Sidetrack construction
RaleighFreePress names their best of

In Raleigh news:
You can buy Sidney Lowe’s red jacket and support the V Foundation
Recycle your tree!

In local-ish news:
This is sorta cute…
New restaurant on Franklin Street opened by the former pastry chef at La Rez

In irrelevant news:
Scandalous news on the Little Spears front
Paris Hilton to get minimal inheritance
Ooooh reality tv garbage!

First Night Raleigh tickets are available

Fun Stuff: I cant say it any better than that…

Word of the Day:
bantam [ban-tuhm] a small and feisty or quarrelsome person.

I hope everyone had a fantastic Christmas!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Tuesday's Update

One week until Christmas!

In downtown news:
A story about the Atrium it was published before I started this, but it’s come up a lot lately, so I thought I’d pass it along…
An interesting editorial on downtown bars

In Raleigh news:
Nothing really fun…

In local-ish news:
It’s about cleaning up the crime
Synthetic DNA…that’s sort of terrifying…
“Astronomers have witnessed a supermassive black hole blasting its galactic neighbor with a deadly beam of energy”

In irrelevant news:
Santa hates you.
Now there is a solution for those pesky jello shots…

Christmas is soon…

Fun Stuff:
The history of the 12 days of Christmas
What not to do off the job
Because its been a while since I threw in some love for Baltimore
Functional Neuroimaging of Belief, Disbelief and Uncertainty sounds cool.

Too may holidays, not enough news…

Happy Tuesday nonetheless!

Monday, December 17, 2007

Monday's Update

104 years ago some crazies flew a plane (thanks Catherine)

In downtown news:
A summary of new restaurants in the area
Historic pictures of the area at Christmas time
Underground is closing, north Raleigh is getting soup, and other news

In Raleigh news:
Harris Teeter will open its 2nd location in North Hills
Avoid Briar Creek tonight – unless you want to be in President traffic
In case you missed the Ron Paul Blimp

In local-ish news:
The Pepper’s Pizza in Chapel Hill will turn into a Cluck-U Chicken in January
Everyone loves Pirate ships!
Duke gets a Football Coach
Wachovia donates 400k to UNC Pharmacy

In irrelevant news:
Bored? Allow me to distract you…
Maybe it’s not irrelevant…but a little strange

Polar Express is at IMAX
The Nutcracker opens tomorrow at Memorial
Holiday Extravaganza with Waylandsphere and Glitch at the Pour House on Saturday

Fun Stuff:
Help out the Rescue Mission
Its like Oregon Trail…sorta? (thanks Steve)
Still looking for gifts? (thanks Brooke)

Word of the Day:
tenia (tē'nē-ə)
1. A narrow band or ribbon for the hair that was worn in ancient Greece.
2. Architecture A band in the Doric order that separates the frieze from the architrave.
3. Anatomy A ribbonlike band of tissue or muscle.

Happy Monday!

Friday, December 14, 2007

Friday's Update

so, still not much in the way of news – but lots in the way of fun. Happy Friday everyone!

In downtown news:
Cool local places to do some shopping this year
Everyone loves the Shine Raleigh video… ha!
Ghosts at Christmas? I love that.

In Raleigh news:
A new place to get ticketmaster tickets
I think theyre serious about this drought thing… on the high side, the Angus barn recycles everything!
The Clintons will be here Monday instead…

In local-ish news:
Everyone knows I love condos…
They need a coach…. I don’t care who you are…this is kinda funny…. (thanks Tim)
Wake Forest is dangerous! (nah, I just like the word robbers)

In irrelevant news:
“It just headed down towards the water and in it went," he told Australia's ABC News. (thanks Katie)
Over jeans??

Old Habits is at the Pour House tonight
Sam Fisher is at Amras on Sunday

Fun Stuff:
Ha! I love the haircut videos (Thanks Lisa)
And another…I recommend check out them all!
This may be crossing a line… (thanks Austin)
This is a little bit funnier if you’ve ever gotten your nails done… (thanks Rachel)
A fun little quiz game thing (thanks Brooke)

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Tuesday's Update

I think Tuesday is the most boring day…

In downtown news:
A review of The Pit
Live music options in the area
The last piece of the historic downtown tour and the history behind it

In Raleigh news:
New driving initiative – really most important to us because they will be getting stricter in school zones
Drought could pause development
More talk of a commuter rail line

In local-ish news:
Well, Durham has something going…
Missing 4.5 million dollars?
Will Wake County get another airport?

In irrelevant news:
Top Model gossip

Trivia is tonight
Thursday is the Open Houses for Park Devereux and the Cotton Mil

Fun Stuff:
Eat the kabobs!

Obscure bumper sticker of the day:
Club sandwiches not seals.

Enjoy your day everyone!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Monday's Update

Hey, it’s Monday again…

In downtown news:
The state of Glenwood South – just a fun little update on that area
Poole’s will reopen Wednesday with prices for most food between $8-$14
The Purple Armchair, a high end furniture store has taken over the McCollum’s warehouse on West St.
In Cameron Village Pirate’s Chest Antiques has opened in the old Carolina Antique Mall space

In Raleigh news:
A fun demographics website
Local carolers worth hearing and quite possibly seeing too
Port City Java opened in Carmichael Gym

In local-ish news:
Michael Vick gets 23 months
In-state tuition for illegal immigrants?

In irrelevant news:
Britney stole a lighter

A Christmas Carol runs through Wednesday – if you’ve never been, go.
Park Devereux and Cotton Mill open houses are Thursday
Sunday is the Downtowner’s Christmas Benefit

Fun Stuff:
Time Magazines top 10s of 2007

Word of the Day:
ma·raud (mə-rôd') To rove and raid in search of plunder. [American Heritage]

Sorry I missed Friday and today is subpar - been a busy few days, I’ll do better tomorrow.

Happy Monday!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Wednesday's Update

Not much of real relevance today, but:

Happy Prohibition Repeal Day!
74 years ago today the 21st amendment repealed nationwide Prohibition

In downtown news:
More debate about the future of the Dix property
What will Raleigh look like in 2030?
Best Brunch places

In Raleigh news:
The Mediterranean Bistro is open on Hillsborough Street (across from DH Hill) and is up and running
Raleigh has 101 days of water left.
NC AIA Awards can be seen by video

In local-ish news:
‘Triangle Parkway’ to be a toll road and will close some roads in RTP
NC to get first Ethanol plant in South East
RJ Reynolds is being sued

In irrelevant news:
Christmas tree robbers!
World’s Coolest Hotels

Capitol Tree Lighting is tonight
A Christmas Carol opens tonight
Jingle Ball is tomorrow
Red Ribbon Ball is Friday
Seaboard Station Open House is this weekend

Fun Stuff:
Santa should move his shop to Kyrgyzstan

I was thinking about a Word of the Day:
acnestis: The part of a quadruped's body that it cannot reach to scratch, such as the space between the shoulder blades… [Webster]

Happy Wednesday! Maybe tomorrow something exciting will happen…

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Tuesday's Update

Here’s what’s happening:

In downtown news:
RBC is going to be so pretttty
More of that historic tour of downtown – and the history to match
Neomonde will open a second location on Wilmington St (next to Riviera) in the Spring

In Raleigh news:
More debate over zoning regulations
Renoir, Monet, Courbet and others on display at NC Museum of Art
Also, stop using so much water.

In local-ish news:
New laws for the coming year
It is now more expensive to litter…
No more dredging at Beaufort Inlet?

In irrelevant news:
The Chinese have ruled that NASA didn’t make up the moon…
Lindsay Lohan is the dumbest celebrity?
Ha! The dog inherited the money…

The Capitol tree is being lit tomorrow with a slew of other goings on
Revolver is having a 2 year anniversary party
Jingle Ball is Thursday
Breakfast Club is Friday at Lincoln Theater

Fun Stuff:
YouTube TeaPartayy
Vote on which comics stay in the N&O

Happy Tuesday everyone!