Friday, May 29, 2009

maybe it's as strange as it seems

but the trouble, I find, is that trouble finds me…

LOTS of things today! :) enjoy!

In Downtown News:
The Bee Ball is tonight at Berkeley! And some more about it! (thanks Elizabeth)
Spize Café has a website too
Somehow I missed this story about Jayson Williams and Ugly Monkey my apologies.
Rum Runners moving? – well, rumor says anyway.

In Raleigh News:
Yay for high speed rail plans! (thanks Leo)
We have an insect museum?
Sundays in the Park starting at Fletcher Park

In Local-ish News:
Toll road construction to start mid-July?
I like that the snake story is based out of Durham
Irony will be when I get hit by someone texting and driving…


In Irrelevant News:
Nearly a ton of cocaine is discovered in France. Wow.
Free Krispy Kreme next week
Time Warner and AOL are splitting

Events:
BudLightDowntownLive starts this Saturday! – with some great opening acts!
Live music at Tir na Nog on Saturday
Zac Brown Band is at Lincoln Sunday (thanks Lisa)
Take your dog to the Bulls game on Sunday

Mark your calendar:
Kirby Derby is June 13

What the Weather Holds:
Fri: Cloudy/Rainy? 85 66°
Sat: Partly Cloudy 84° 59°
Sun: Partly Cloudy 85° 59°


Fun Stuff:
Ha. Photoshop magnets!
Really – who doesn’t like baby otters? [youtube]
Another rockin photoblog (thanks Sallie)

100 best movie lines in 200 seconds
12 bizarre vending machines
Highway engineer pranks

Foodstalkers update (thanks Emily)
Passive Aggressive Notes.com
Another fun note (thanks Me

Today’s Sign of the Impending Apocalypse:
TWENTY ONE CHILDREN!?!? (thanks Katie)


Have a great weekend!!


Ashton Mae Smith
www.beraleighblog.com
www.glenwoodagency.com

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Friday, May 22, 2009

ask any fool that she ever knew

they’ll say, keep away from-a runaround sue… (thanks Dan)

Hope everyone has a great Memorial Day! I will be disconnected on Monday so we’ll catch back up on Tuesday!

In Downtown News:
Cashmere is coming to Downtown
There’s a Chocolate Lecture series at NCM of Natural Sciences
The Pit is on CNN (thanks Steve)
Changes at the Capital and Cardinal clubs

In Raleigh News:
German Tea in Cameron Village?
Free movies at NCSU
A new development in Downtown Durham

In Local-ish News:
Only in North Carolina…
Charlotte Bobcats are for sale
S&K Menswear is going out of business


In Irrelevant News:
Free Brats in Cary
Votes are up, viewers were down
Is it safe to build a star on earth? Does that even make sense??

Events:
Party at Third Place tonight
Jah Love Reggae Fest at Lincoln Theatre tonight
Kidsplosure is this weekend
Daily Show’s John Oliver is at Stewart Theatre on Saturday
Skirt Chasers 5k is Saturday
Rebusfest is postponed until Sunday
Who doesn’t love brunch?

Mark your calendar:
Triangle Modernist Tour August 1st

What the Weather Holds:
Fri: Partly Cloudy 85° 58°
Sat: Partly Cloudy 85° 62°
Sun: Partly Cloudy 82° 66°

Fun Stuff:
36 hours in Prague (for Katie/Sam)
You are what you eat
Some great Artsplosure pics

Movie quotes you only think you know
Clever business cards
$6 shirts
What the world looks like from 10,000 feet – please. I’ve seen it from 13. :)

Today’s Sign of the Impending Apocalypse:
“Man in ape costume tries to steal banana displays”

Stay safe this weekend!

Ashton Mae Smith
www.beraleighblog.com
www.glenwoodagency.com

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

there's a crazy man that's creeping outside my door

i live on the corner of grey street and the end of the world…

better late than never?

In Downtown News:
We’re getting wi-fi!
Bobby Flay comes to The Pit
The official groundbreaking for Hillsborough St. is today
Downtown Living Advocates want you to join them at 101 tonight

In Raleigh News:
New construction photos from NCMA
Who has the best Sweet Tea?
Check out some great free shows this summer

In Local-ish News:
We really did it. – with some comments from Pete and Annie!
Renzo Piano's new addition to the Art Institute of Chicago
"It reminds us that for some people, socializing is an intrinsic reward, just like chocolate or cannabis."


In Irrelevant News:
My Name is Earl is cancelled
Jobs you might want to think about…
Patrick Swayze is still alive and annoyed that you think he’s dead.

Events:
Come to 101 tonight!
Moore Square Farmers Market today!
Wine Social at 18 Seaboard on Thursday
Jah Love Reggae Fest at Lincoln Theatre
Kidsplosure is this weekend
Skirt Chasers 5k is Saturday
Rebusfest is postponed until Sunday
Who doesn’t love brunch?

What the Weather Holds:
Wed: Sunny 79° 48°
Thurs: Sunny 81° 55°
Fri: Partly Cloudy 82° 66°


Fun Stuff:
Downtown and Trivia – two of my favorite things!
Cool lamps
ThingsIBoughtThatILove.com

The Infrastructurist.com
Check out Greg’s music blog!
Siiimple Design.com

Today’s Sign of the Impending Apocalypse:
Michael Vick is released from prison


Happy hump day folks! Hope to see you at 101 tonight!



Ashton Mae Smith
www.beraleighblog.com
www.glenwoodagency.com

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

you watch the sky

it’s a pale parade of passing clouds…

In Downtown News:
4th Annual Taste of Downtown for Preservation NC is tonight
The Governor will sign the smoking ban and no, Landmark is not a private club. Read the definition here….line 33.
Sean on the Bain Project and Helena’s photos

In Raleigh News:
The Mayor is betting beer and BBQ
What you missed at the North Hills Car Show
New BBQ joint in North Raleigh

In Local-ish News:
If they’re born to different fathers – are they really ‘twins’? Or just born at the same time…? (thanks J.Ross)
Time Warner is getting rid of HDNet
Last Tiananmen 'hooligan' is released


In Irrelevant News:
No dirty theme parks for China
Snow Day? How about karaoke?
Don’t eat cereal and drive

Events:
4th Annual Taste of Downtown to Benefit Preservation NC is tonight
Moore Square Farmers Market on Wednesday
Wine Social at 18 Seaboard on Thursday

Jah Love Reggae Fest at Lincoln Theatre
Skirt Chasers 5k is Saturday
Rebusfest is postponed until Sunday

What the Weather Holds:
Tues: Sunny 72° 42°
Wed: Sunny 79° 48°
Thurs: Sunny 81° 55°


Fun Stuff:
“…Please. I fall ALL the time. You know who comes and gets me? The bouncer.” (thanks Meagan)
I need an Email N’ Drive – who cares about walking…
And sometimes just plain aggressive notes…

25 logos with hidden meanings – the FedEx one is crazy!
Pretttttty.
Virtual tour of Rio de Janeiro

Today’s Sign of the Impending Apocalypse:
Social Networking after Death…?


Happy Tuesday folks!!


Ashton Mae Smith
www.beraleighblog.com
www.glenwoodagency.com

Friday, May 15, 2009

you and your high top sneakers

and your sailor tattoos, your old ’55 that you drove through the roof..

sorry for the delay! Friday mornings always come with meetings…

In Downtown News:
4th Annual Taste of Downtown is next week and you know you want to see the condos in the Mahler Building
Poole’s is having a 4 course wine dinner this weekend
Better than Ezra is added to Downtown Live

In Raleigh News:
In rarely sad news, Ms. Betty from Waffle House died Wednesday (thanks to everyone who sent this my way)
Take the Henside Tour d’Coop this weekend!
There is a car show in North Hills this weekend

In Local-ish News:
Coldplay wants you to have LeftRightLeftRightLeft for free (thanks to everyone who sent this one too)
A cool high speed rail map (thanks Leo)
$10 concert tickets today


In Irrelevant News:
Google has apologized for yesterday. Thank you Google.
Buy a Ferrari for a good cause!
Bristol Palin graduated high school

Events:
It’s Triangle Restaurant Week
Music on the Porch at Seaboard on Friday
Artsplosure is Saturday and Sunday
Downtown Raleigh Home Tour is this weekend

The Party Nuts are at Deep South Saturday
More poetry reading on Saturday
Check out Insplosure on Saturday too
Rebus Fest is Sunday

Mark your calendar:
Tori Amos is coming to DPAC

What the Weather Holds:
Fri: Cloudy, chance of showers 81° 70°
Sat: Partly Cloudy 84° 65°
Sun: Rainy 74° 67°


Fun Stuff:
A letter to the editor from an ITB Insider
A NewRaleigh advice column
In 100 years, this clock will break.

10 Super Cool Bridges
PassiveAgressiveNotes.com
UseQuitter.com

Today’s Sign of the Impending Apocalypse:
I’m certain I’ve threatened many of you with worse things to make you play with me…



Ashton Mae Smith
www.beraleighblog.com
www.glenwoodagency.com

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

i spent my days with doctors

and my nights with crooks, and all of them would sell me for a song…

In Downtown News:
J. Betski’s get’s some attention from Details
Foundation love
Downtown Raleigh Home Tour is this weekend!

In Raleigh News:
Papa Cozort is selected for the Board of Trustees at NCSU
Learn a little about our Greenway system
Some cool local houses

In Local-ish News:
We’re getting closer to banning smoking… (thanks Dan)
It’s American Craft Beer Week
1 in 3 of us could get swine flu


In Irrelevant News:
RayBan is reproducing the original Wayfarer
This was a real job?? (thanks Adrianne)
Boy George is out of prison early

Events:
It’s Triangle Restaurant Week
Moore Square Farmers Market on Wednesday
Snoop Dogg pre-party at 101 on Wednesday
Snoop is at Lincoln on Wednesday
Fashion Week Starts Thursday
Josh Kelley and Ryan Cabrera are at Lincoln on Thursday

Music on the Porch at Seaboard on Friday
Artsplosure is Saturday and Sunday
Downtown Raleigh Home Tour is this weekend
The Party Nuts are at Deep South Saturday


What the Weather Holds:
Tues: Mostly Sunny 76° 46°
Wed: Mostly Sunny 78° 48°
Thurs: Rainy 80° 55°

Fun Stuff:
Bad news from the past
My First Dictionary
Awkward roommate notes

It is possible that we live in the wackiest state in the country. [youtube] (thanks Antoine)
Take an aerial tour of NYC
What the world would look like if it was 100 people
Check out Greg’s music blog

Today’s Sign of the Impending Apocalypse:
Careful who you play Beer Pong with…


Happy Tuesday folks!



Ashton Mae Smith
www.beraleighblog.com
www.glenwoodagency.com

Friday, May 8, 2009

and maybe ill get famous

as the man who can’t be moved…

LOTS of stuff today!! Sorry for the delay!

In Downtown News:
Raleigh Times makes one of the 50 best burgers in the country?
ArtSpace is doing summer classes again
Side Street Café got a paint job [is that news??]
This city is so pretty sometimes.
Seaboard Station is getting a Farmer’s Market (thanks Julie)

In Raleigh News:
The Bell Tower will be fixed for graduation
Pullen Park will close the rides for a bit
The LEGO store opens soon!

In Local-ish News:
Stamp Out Hunger is this weekend
It’s Bike to Work week!
Duke Power is starting to work on their rooftop solar stuff


In Irrelevant News:
I hate when kids with my name act like fools.
A.Rod is playing again Friday
New Abba tunes? Oh, yes.

Events:
Village Motor Werks is having a food drive this weekend
The City Museum is having a photography workshop on Saturday
Check out Mardibrah on Saturday
Saturday is the Capital City Classic 10k
Downtown Designers Market is Saturday
Sunday is Mother’s Day
The Bain Project is open this weekend

What the Weather Holds:
Fri: Partly Cloudy, isolated showers 87° 64°
Sat: Partly Cloudy, isolated showers 88° 66°
Sun: Partly Cloudy 76° 62°


Fun Stuff:
Turn your Tweet into a t-shirt
Just another Star Wars wedding
Retro Art

Beer pong trick shots
PassiveAgressiveNotes.com
Periodic Table of Superheroes

Today’s Sign of the Impending Apocalypse:
I need your money, your razor, and 4 Life Savers

Today’s Sign that We Just Might Make it After All:
Boy returns $8,000 found in burned up book bag he found it picking up liter! (thanks J.Ross)


HAPPY FRIDAY guys! :)



Ashton Mae Smith
www.beraleighblog.com
www.glenwoodagency.com

Thursday, May 7, 2009

i lost my fake id

but you lost the motel key…

In Downtown News:
Men in high heels for 1 mile? Register tonight for the Walk for Women
A baby step for the new Public Safety Center
Someone wrote a book set in Oakwood
Humble Pie has added an outdoor bar too (thanks Julie)

In Raleigh News:
Liquid Pleasure is playing Midtown Music tonight
They have announced new spots for North Hills East
Ole Time Barbeque is opening a 2nd location

In Local-ish News:
The Idols tour is coming to Greensboro
Get a tax break on a new car
Folks are having swine flu parties?


In Irrelevant News:
Free Brats!
Cell phones just now surpassed landlines??
Duke Nukem will not be forever

Events:
Downtown Dining Club/Aviator Beer Dinner tonight @ Tir Na Nog
Saturday is the Capital City Classic 10k
Downtown Designers Market is Saturday
Sunday is Mother’s Day
The Bain Project is open this weekend

Mark your calendar:
The Walk for Women is June 6
May 20th Flying Saucer is having a fundraiser for Save the Tatas [more info to follow]

What the Weather Holds:
I’m just about over the whole ‘server weather’ thing
Thurs: Partly Cloudy, scattered showers 82° 69°
Fri: Partly Cloudy, scattered showers 87° 64°
Sat: Partly Cloudy, scattered showers 88° 66°


Fun Stuff:
A super cool time lapse of our tornados
The best chemistry lesson you never wanted
I don’t know if I’ll ever totally give up on Greg Fishel…
Everything you need to know about Twitter

iStopOver
Twitter popularity 07 vs 09
Bring your trains to work
Back by popular demand: Fmylife.com and thisiswhyyourefat.com

Today’s Sign of the Impending Apocalypse:
I wish there had been a swine flu problem when I graduated….


Happy Thursday folks!!


Ashton Mae Smith
www.beraleighblog.com
www.glenwoodagency.com

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

clowns to the left of me

jokers to the right, here I am, stuck in the middle of you…


In Downtown News:
Quiet zones for trains in Downtown? And a bit more
Revolver is having a Revamp party
Summer brings longer hours back to Third Place

In Raleigh News:
They Might be Giants is coming to the Museum of Art
Really – who does do a little b&e every now and then??
A new Mexican place is coming to Downtown Durham

In Local-ish News:
Bike to Work Week starts Friday
Smithsonian HD is coming to TWC
It looks like the Boston Globe may hang on a bit longer


In Irrelevant News:
Wait – so you want to tell me Van Gohn didn’t cut off his own ear??
You cant catch swine flu from eating pork
Elizabeth Edwards will be on Oprah

Events:
Wizard of Oz opens tonight
Moore Square Farmer’s Market on Wednesday
Downtown Dining Club @ Tir Na Nog on Thursday
Presidents of the United States of America is coming to Cats Cradle Thursday
Saturday is the Capital City Classic 10k
Downtown Designers Market is Saturday
Sunday is Mother’s Day

What the Weather Holds:
Tues: Cloudy/Rainy 78° 61°
Wed: Cloudy/Rainy 80° 64°
Thurs: Partly Cloudy 82° 66°


Fun Stuff:
Ben Folds A Capella
I think I will be a hamburger for Halloween thanks to this sweet dress (thanks Emily/Meagan)
Ha. A funny iPhone app. [youtube] (thanks Sam)

I love good photography (thanks Meagan)
A great Friends clip (again, thanks Meagan)
Passive Aggressive Notes.com

Today’s Sign of the Impending Apocalypse:
“they say that helped tie him to a nearby burglary in which pudding and chocolate syrup were spread across the floor…”


Happy Tuesday folks!



Ashton Mae Smith
www.beraleighblog.com
www.glenwoodagency.com

Monday, May 4, 2009

if i could walk on water

if i could tell you what’s next, make you believe, and make you forget…

sorry for the delay folks – hope everyone had a great weekend!

In Downtown News:
Seaboard Station is bringing back ‘Music on the Porch’
Prince Hatem was born April 30th
Big Boss got some love for their packaging (thanks Jason)

In Raleigh News:
Electric cars in Raleigh?
Another great reason to avoid Western Blvd tomorrow
Anoop is getting the keys to the city
Apparently the cost of the N&O has risen to .75/2.00

In Local-ish News:
NC has a ‘Birds and Bees’ text line
GPS to get you through the grocery store?
Invisibility cloaks are cool


In Irrelevant News:
This girl made her car disappear
A tsunami hit NY a long time ago…
ABC has been added to Hulu

Events:
Run Club at Tir Na Nog today
Wizard of Oz opens tomorrow
Moore Square Farmer’s Market on Wednesday
Downtown Dining Club @ Tir Na Nog on Thursday
Saturday is the Capital City Classic 10k
Downtown Designers Market is Saturday
Sunday is Mother’s Day

Mark your calendar:
Downtown Raleigh Home Tour is coming up May 16th
Hillsborough Street Project kick-off is May 20th

What the Weather Holds:
Mon: Mostly Sunny 83° 72°
Tues: Cloudy/Rainy 78° 61°
Wed: Cloudy/Rainy 80° 64°


Fun Stuff:
Take 64 to the beach
Stuff Meagan Likes Right Now
Passive Aggressive Notes.com

The catacombs in 3D
Swine Flue PSA’s – from the 70s

Today’s Sign of the Impending Apocalypse:
They stole alllll the street signs.




Ashton Mae Smith
www.beraleighblog.com
www.glenwoodagency.com

Friday, May 1, 2009

and if you took to me like

a gull takes to the wind, i'd have jumped from my trees


In Downtown News:
It’s First Fridayyyy!!
Downtown time lapse
Beer Fest is tomorrow!
Holy Aiken has 20% off until Mother’s day

In Raleigh News:
Greg Fishel, although a hero, can, at times, be creepy…
A tidbit on the Whisper Disks
Today is the last day to recycle your phone book

In Local-ish News:
They have traced the genetic code of Africa
I wouldn’t hate having my tap water laced with lithium…
Botox is getting a warning label


In Irrelevant News:
Facebook from 1902? Really??
Google Profiles?
“…it remains unclear whether the suspect wanted only jellybeans. Or maybe that's all the thief had time to grab.”

Events:
Dessert First is tonight
Ascella Vega is at Deep South tonight

AIDS Walk + Ride is Saturday
Festival of Hope is Saturday
Boots, Bands & Bulls is too
World Beer Festival!!
National Alliance on Mental Illness is having a walk on Sunday

Handmade Market is Sunday

What the Weather Holds:
"It looks like a raincoat kind of weekend, especially on Saturday…”
Fri: Rainy 82° 64°
Sat: Mostly Cloudy, chance of afternoon showers 83° 64°
Sun: Rainy 83° 63°


Fun Stuff:
How to not get swine flu
What if there was an iPhone app for Beer Advocate?
Traitor Joes

Check out Greg’s music blog!
PassiveAgressiveNotes.com
Pardon the profanity, but really – check out this hipster.

Today’s Sign of the Impending Apocalypse:
“Lawson's amendment to SB 2326 is called, "Can A Brotha Get a Break License Plate."”

Happy Friday folks!!



Ashton Mae Smith
www.beraleighblog.com
www.glenwoodagency.com