Thursday, February 28, 2008

Thursday's Update

In downtown news:
Sono review (plus other sushi places and oyster bars) A more comprehensive review
RBC pictures
More on the South Saunders project "When you're done trolling for girls at the bars but don't want to move to the suburbs, this is the place," said Richard Johnson, a City Space partner.
Also a mention about the Hinsdale Row project…

In Raleigh news:
Transit update
Condo project for Carrboro
Triangle home prices see “strong growth”

In local-ish news:
Florida Marlins Baseball Team Looking for a Few Tubby Men for Cheerleading Squad: the Manatees (thanks Austin)
Custom yachts in Apex?
Man swims 10 hours to shore

In irrelevant news:
Was Britney drugged?
Angelina will have her baby in France

Cocktails and Camouflage is tomorrow
Urban Sophisticates are at the Pour House tomorrow
Traveling Mayhem will be at 42nd Street tomorrow

Fun Stuff:
Craigslist “Best Of” (some profanity)
Having a bad day at the office? (video)

Today’s Sign of the Impending Apocalypse:
She tried to kill him with antifreeze wine…

Happy Thursdayyy!

Monday, February 25, 2008

Monday's Update

Oh Monday…

In downtown news:
The Green Square project update (Antoine, this is what we saw yesterday)
Locopops is open on Hillsborough Street
Pretty Raleigh! Though I think the jogger is a little creepy…

In Raleigh news:
Luggage and Leather is closing
Breakins in Chapel Hill

In local-ish news:
“If we continue blocking popular websites, people will stop using the internet.”
Cary is getting a boxing focused gym
The pilot died?? Mid flight…

In irrelevant news:
More Jolie-Pitt babies…
Everyone loves Gary Busey

Seaboard Fitness is having their grand opening party tonight
Friday is Art DuckO

Fun Stuff:
Stuff white people like – mildly inappropriate, but very funny.
Clever titles

Today’s Sign of the Impending Apocalypse:
39 year old man poses as 9 year old girl….

Hope everyone is having a good Monday!!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Thursday's Update

some excitement today…

In downtown news:
Raleigh vs. Atlanta (this is realllly long, but interesting)
In case you hadn’t heard that Yancy’s and Longbranch filed for bankruptcy
Check out construction all over the city

In Raleigh news:
Okay, I get it. But it was an ad for The Goat…
Major League Lacrosse, here?
The Grape closed What a week for restaurants…

In local-ish news:
Identical twins are in fact not identical… what??
Self healing rubber is creepy.
New 40 bypass opens in Greensboro

In irrelevant news:
George Clooney, the last great movie star? "I know what pisses people off about fame," Clooney says. "It's when famous people whine about it."
The Chinese like booze
An ode to the semi colon

The 26th is Murder Mystery dinner at Tir na Nog
Annie Get Your Gun opens this weekend
The 29th is Art DuckO

Fun Stuff:
Science Fair experiments (thanks Austin)
You know you want this job
In case you missed the eclipse and if you were wondering about the stars around it (thanks Dan)

Today’s Sign of the Impending Apocalypse:
He stole money from girl scouts. Though, one ran after him – until her mom told her to come back.

Happy almost Friday everyone!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

A Valentine Update

In downtown news:
Sono, the new sushi place, has its website (and menus) up
Some things to do in downtown on Valentine’s Day (thanks Antoine)

In Raleigh news:
Raleigh now has street view in google maps (this ought to prove ultra distracting to your day)
NCSU to have hybrid car station
Kanye is coming to Walnut Creek

In local-ish news:
Could Cary be making the first in an amazing step? Because, ew. Its Cary.
I like the importance that ‘relative attractiveness’ plays here

In irrelevant news:
Uno becomes the first beagle to win Best in Show at Westminster (thanks Catherine)
Those Spears girls…
A Brangelina wedding?

This Saturday is the Prevent Blindness NC Gala
Sunday at Napper Tandy’s is fundraising for the St. Pats festival There’s raffles and stuff – and Saucer will be closed, so you’ll have to go somewhere…
March 25 Rusted Root is coming to Lincoln Theatre
So the pink floyd thing is actually Feb 19 and 20 of NEXT year…ha. Whoops.

Fun Stuff:
World’s Smallest Body Builder (thanks Steve)
How many balls would it take to turn your apartment into a ball pit? How about your office? (thanks Austin)
The history of Valentines
Other things that happened on this day:
1876: Alexander Graham Bell applies for a patent for the telephone
1899: Voting machines are approved by the U.S. Congress for use in federal elections.
St. Valentine's Day Massacre
1989: The first of 24 satellites of the Global Positioning System are placed into orbit.

Today’s Sign of the Impending Apocalypse:
A cheeseburger?

Happy Thursday!!!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Tuesday's Update

Happy Super Tuesday folks. And Happy Fat Tuesday too.

In downtown news:
Thai food coming to downtown
Watch the Civic Center get built
Thoughts on RBC Plaza

In Raleigh news:
Transit news
Raleigh’s heliport will remain open
City Council will vote tonight on Stage 2 water restrictions

In local-ish news:
Robotic gas pumps – I’m sure I could come up with a worse idea if I tried
Bono is auctioning art now
Now your iphone can store more stuff

In irrelevant news:
Could we see the end of the writers strike?
Jamie Lynn doesn’t like her mom, and Justin Timberlake news
Double dipping does spread germs!

Old Habits is playing tonight at the Big Easy (thanks Antoine)
All the cool kids are giving blood tomorrow.
Thursday is a wine tasting at Zely and Ritz
Feb 12 is national free pancake day seriously…

Fun Stuff:
I don’t know that anyone who didn’t go to my high school will think this is funny, but
Broughtonites, get ready to laugh your face off. (thanks Tim)
This is one of my favorites,
the Champagne chair contest
Puppy Bowl 2008 this runs during the Super Bowl and is one of the most adorable things you’ll ever see (thanks Anne)

Today’s Sign of the Impending Apocalypse:
Some fun news stories

Hope everyone has a great day!

Monday, February 4, 2008

Friday, February 1, 2008

Friday's Update

oh Friday!

In downtown news:
It’s First Friday!!
Some local bands worth paying attention to
A little history of Lane Street
V’s Teas and Treasures on Glenwood/Peace is closing. (thanks Julie)

In Raleigh news:
Raleigh is bigger than Minneapolis (we are now 49th largest city)
Ruth’s Chris will replace JKs at North Hills
Golds Gym is getting sold

In local-ish news:
Those chapel hill kids ought to quit getting naked in public
Border crossing rules changed and went into effect yesterday
Microsoft made a bid for Yahoo!

In irrelevant news:
David Beckham has new tattoos
They found a new mammal! (thanks Katie)

Blue Dogs and Old Habits at Berkley tonight
First Friday events
Give Blood! All the cool kids are doing it…

Fun Stuff:
This might be the cutest thing I’ve ever seen (video) (thanks Rachel)
A neat Super Bowl ad (video)

On this day in 1790 the Supreme Court convened for the first time in NY
In 1880 the first edition of the Oxford Dictionary is published
And in 2004 Janet Jackson forever altered language with the introduction of the term ‘wardrobe malfunction’

Today’s Sign of the Impending Apocalypse:
A whole new level of speed dating

Happy Friday!!! Oh, and its going to be 65 this weekend.

Ashton Mae Smith

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