Thursday, December 17, 2009

when you feel like the only kid in town without a christmas tree

heres a list of people who are jewish, just like you and me… [except, it’s Neil Diamond singing it]

Today is ‘free shipping day’ in online shopping… I didn’t even know there was such a thing…

In Downtown News:
2009 in review: Music, Streets, and all the [mostly] silly things we banned
2010 Wish list
The story behind the entryway mosaics

In Raleigh News:
The Barrel Monster builds again
Southwest is adding 3 more flights (thanks Charissa)
Byron Pitts [of 60 minutes] is going to be signing his new book at Quail Ridge on Friday (thanks Dan)

In Local-ish News:
They’re getting better at transplanting lungs
“He gave $40 of it to his mother and spent the other $60 on a Carolina Panthers jersey.”
A row boat…across the Atlantic Ocean…? (thanks @BonnieYarboro)

In Irrelevant News:
The Killers ‘Sam’s Town’ is most underrated album of 2009
Who wants a gross-o used toothpick??
2011 Audi A8 to come with Google Earth (thanks @gregoryng)

Wine Dinner at Vic’s tonight
The Nutcracker opens on Friday
Squirrel Nut Zippers are at Lincoln on Friday
The Connells are at the Pour House on Friday
Raleigh Ringers on Saturday
Chatham County Line on Saturday at Pour House
Rock and Shop moves to All Saints Chapel on Saturday
Gretchen Wilson is at City Limits on Saturday

What the Weather Holds:
Thurs: Sunny. 50° 27°
Fri: Cold and drizzly. 40° 30°
Sat: Cloudy and cold. 37° 33°

Fun Stuff:
What are your odds of a white Christmas?
"Seriously, Radiohead is the Tim Tebow of the music press, and it's time to move on."
Those houses are made of gingerbread?! (thanks @gregoryng)

‘Killing Santa’ – The Movie [youtube] (thanks Mike)
What if someone had stolen baby Jesus?
“it uses regenerative braking to turn any bike into a hybrid and connects to a smartphone to serve as a personal trainer and navigator”

Today’s Sign of the Impending Apocalypse:
That is a commitment to grilled cheese…

Happy Thursday folks – you’re almost there!

Ashton Mae Smith