Thursday, May 20, 2010

papa was a rolling stone

wherever he laid his hat was his home…

THANK YOU to everyone who made it out last night to Solas! I hope you enjoyed watching Antoine and I bartend as much as we enjoyed doing it! :) Now, I need to you to buy a ticket to Saturday’s event with Michael Franti and Spearhead, Old Ceremony, One EskimO, and Holy Ghost Tent Revival. They’re $22 ahead of time, support an amazing cause, and if you’ve never been, it’s a crazy fun event. [Fine. The Only Burger truck will be there too…]

In Downtown News:
Lots of folks are usin’ that free wifi
We had a gas leak in Downtown yesterday
Thoughts on Modernist architecture, Downtown, and the municipal building

In Raleigh News:
Jelly Belly RV is coming to North Hills
Lots of local commercial news and Performance Bicycle is open June 4
Could North Carolina be a viable hops producer?

In Local-ish News:
The French have banned full face coverings
Ooooh art thieving! (thanks @gregoryng)
13 year olds climbing Everest…not that you had reason enough to feel unaccomplished…

In Irrelevant News:
"These guys have turned around and seen five ninjas in black ninja uniforms running towards them. They just bolted."
Pay what you want at Panera? (thanks @glowbird)
Probably want a better example, Alabama teacher (thanks J.Ross)

There is a cooking class at Spize tonight
Raleigh City Museum’s Time Warp is tonight! [I’m bartending aggggain!]
Kinder Soles is launching tonight at Tir na nOg
Music on the Porch Friday in Seaboard Station

BandTogether is Saturday!!
Segway Polo Saturday
SkirtChasers Race on Saturday
The Beehive Collective’s Bee Ball is Saturday

Mark your calendars:
Anthony Bourdain is coming to Raleigh

Fun Stuff:
What is your online privacy score? (thanks @raleighing)
What the F should I make for dinner?

Using hay to clean up oil spills? [youtube] (thanks Chris)
Great pictures of nearly extinct animals
The NY Times asked folks to photograph the exact same moment around the world

Today’s Sign of the Impending Apocalypse:
The Snuggie that won’t die… and now as a beach towel… (thanks J.Ross)

Happy Thursday folks!!

Ashton Mae Smith