Thursday, March 20, 2008

The REAL Thursday Update

Happy first round day!!

In downtown news:
Everyone I know was wondering what this box was... and Bloomsbury has a sales center now
New information on the Hinsdale Project
New Skyline shots

In Raleigh news:
Raleigh wins more awards from Forbes
Bill Clinton is coming to Cary on Friday
It’s okay to use gray water now

In local-ish news:
Which Games to watch and when
Rex is named one of top 100 hospitals
Almost 40,000 people moved into Wake County last year

In irrelevant news:
Obama picks UNC
One should never usurp the identity of a prince…
The next Bond movie will be released early

The Mint opens their patio tonight
Beer Fest tickets go on sale the 26th
Raleigh 2030 works shops are coming up soon

Fun Stuff:
Where to find the games in HD (thanks Austin)
So, I got home to find 8, yes, 8 phone books on my front porch. (thanks Lisa for doing the work) I think Jaycee Park is closest for most of us...
Raleigh Times has started a beer blog

Today’s Sign of the Impending Apocalypse:
He refused to come back and get his son…

Oh yeah, I guess it’s the first day of spring too…

Happy REAL Thursday! (In my defense, I had 2 Wednesdays…) Also, I’d like to go ahead and apologize to any of you whose lives don’t center around college basketball – you will find this boring the next few weeks. My advice, center your life around college basketball.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Wednesday's Update

Not much in downtown news, but there are so many stories of absurdity I can hardly stand it…

In downtown news:
New Skyline angle
Matt reviews Sono
Campbell officially owns Hillsborough Place

In Raleigh news:
Raleigh has banned garbage disposals – seriously. And not just on new construction…
Raleigh will move to tiered water billing
Local Easter Brunch options

In local-ish news:
Airborne doesn’t work. And you can get your money back (thanks Steve)
Actor’s strike? Really…
Hobbits in Australia – nope. But wouldn’t that have been cool…

In irrelevant news:
It’s a Lohan reality show… oh Dina… (thanks Rachel)
Eloise can have her house back!
iPods cause robberies

Local Beer, Local Band schedule for March
Tonight is a wine dinner at Dos Taquitos
March 7 is First Friday!!
March 8 is the Carolina/Duke Game
March 13 is the start of the ACC tournament
March 14 – ZOSO is playing at Lincoln
March 15 – Run for the Oaks
St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival is also March 15
March 16 is Selection Sunday :D
Also, Sam Fisher is at Amra’s that day
March 20 – Sweater Day!
March 21-23 the First round of the NCAA is in Raleigh

And you can always check out while I’m gone…

Fun Stuff:
Ha. And you thought your iPhone was awesome…
Elmo wants to kill you [video] (thanks Steve)

Today’s Sign of the Impending Apocalypse:
The guy at ASU made up the whole gunman thing…
Moms brawl at Chuck E. Cheese (thanks Catherine)

Powerball is at $173 million – go play.

Happy hump day! I’ll be back around Easter…

Tuesday's Update

In downtown news:
The George will have free tastings tonight (and every Tuesday)
Site One Progress
Friday is First Friday! Try it on a bike…

In Raleigh news:
Walnut Creek will be Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion
NC is 4th in national growth
It’s going to storm like crazy tonight

In local-ish news:
Chapel Hill changed its towing rules
What would I do if I couldn’t text and drive??
Ha! This kid in Wilmington got her teacher high

In irrelevant news:
From stripping to American Idol – seems normal… (thanks Steve)
Appropriately titled, The World’s Least Surprising Story

Friday’s Van Halen show is postponed
But….Friday is First Friday!!
The Mint will be opening their patio on the 20th

Fun Stuff:
This playground can’t be safe…
Get free movies every Monday in March from RedBox. Also, if you enter the code ‘March’ you can get free movies anytime up until next Monday. (thanks Dan)

Today’s Sign of the Impending Apocalypse:
Kill my brother, sleep with my boyfriend… (thanks Dan)

Happy Tuesdayyy!!

Monday, March 3, 2008

Monday's Update

Nothing reallllly exciting…

In downtown news:
A little history of the Sir Walter Raleigh statue
Jim Crow in Raleigh
Harvey Street will be open again soon

In Raleigh news:
Jack Johnson is coming to Walnut Creek
Renderings vs. Reality
White House Black Market, The Cameron Bar & Grill and New Palm Avenue will all open in about three weeks.

In local-ish news:
I hope I get to see German Police dogs in shoes!
I think we've all felt like this once or twice
44 year old woman is a professional boxer

In irrelevant news:
My favorite part is that IHOP shares fell after announcing Green Eggs and Ham
It will be another Spears boy
Crazy Japanese...

Baltimore Love
Apparently it’s worth a visit...

Phil Vassar is playing a free show at Dorton Arena the 15th
Michael Buble will be in Charlotte on the 18th
Big Bad Ball will be October 4th

Fun Stuff:
I just wanted to play tag....I never thought I'd be it (thanks Katie)

Today’s Sign of the Impending Apocalypse:
He was 63!!

I guess now is as good time as any to warn you that your daily dose of entertainment will be on hiatus for a few weeks beginning Thursday the 6th as I traipse around Europe causing as much ruckus as possible. Though, as I will have only minimal time to keep up with my beloved downtown, please pass along any good headlines you come across.

Happy Monday!!