Archive for November, 2011

no amount of whiskey

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

no amount of wine




We lost an incredible friend and adopted member of our Raleigh family this weekend. We all loved her local Food Stalking and following her Peace Corps adventures over at ‘Oh by the ‘Guay’!! She was always so excited to have her posts included in the blog 🙂


A beautiful person, an amazing spirit, a true friend, and a laugh that never be replaced.


All of our love.




Around Downtown News:


Occupy Raleigh gets a new camp on West Street

The state Christmas tree went up yesterday

The Diner closed last week, but Mandolin opened on Fairview   ( review )

I didn’t realize we prohibited costumed characters near streets

The Capitol will have a holiday open house

Another apartment building is planned for Glenwood South



In Raleigh/Triangle News:


New York Times is watching Raleigh elections

Red Hot Chili Peppers are coming to RBC

Hurricanes got rid of their coach

We should appreciate what we have now in the ACC



In Other News:


This Cyber Monday looks to be a success

Spiderman has been playing secret high stakes poker

American Airlines filed for bankruptcy protection

Catholic churches are bringing back the original Latin for Mass





Tonight is Pint Night at Tir na nOg

A Christmas Story – the Musical is running now

Movember Gala: Team RDU is at Gravy on Wednesday

Spy is doing 80’s Night on Thursday

Trivia at Napper Tandy’s on Thursday

Joel Lane’s Public House is doing Penny PBR Weekends

City Market Pig Wars is on Friday Night

Mahler’s Fourth Symphony by NCS is on Friday Night

A Dapper Style House Presentation on Friday

Mayor’s Unity Day Celebration is on Saturday morning

Joel Lane House Colonial Christmas Open House on Saturday

Winterfest Kickoff is on Saturday



Fun Stuff:


Ticket stub diary

Handmade Portraits: the Sword Maker

How to outsmart a traffic jam

A 33-Foot tall Christmas tree made of LEGOs in London

How to actually roast chestnuts over an open fire

12 days of Christmas list now costs over $100k

Some amazing rock formations from around the world

you are the night-time fear

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

you are the morning when it’s clear




Hope everyone has a wonderful and happy Thanksgiving!!




Around Downtown News:


Oberlin Court complex sold for $72M (thanks Cabell)

CAM was featured in another national publication

Pullen Park reopened this weekend

Why is the Christmas Parade before Thanksgiving? Here’s why.



In Raleigh/Triangle News:


Raleigh is #4 in the country for tech jobs

Airport museum planned for RDU

Joe Van Loco is opening in North Raleigh (thanks Ashton)



In Other News:


Flying first class just keeps getting better

Fraternity brothers embark on journey to create ‘Moonshine’ cologne (thanks Antoine)

How to reduce stress on those big city trips

There’s an app to help you get through Thanksgiving

Man leaves a million dollars in a restaurant

Firm that held a foreclosure costume party will close





Abstract & Contemporary Artists Forum tonight at VAE

$3 Burgers, $1 Pizza at Downtown Sports Bar today

Wings Wednesday & Karaoke at Napper Tandy’s

Cinderella by Carolina Ballet on WednesdayBuy one, get one on the page

Ridgewood Turkey Trot on Thursday

Thanksgiving Day Feast at Tir na nOg on Thursday

Holiday Pops: A Carolina Christmas on Friday night

Dig Where You Live Food Truck Fest & Fundraiser on Saturday



Fun Stuff:


25 worst internet passwords

This sleeping bag seems fun

Failed McDonald’s menu items (thanks Lyndsay)

World’s Largest 3D street art

24 Hours on an the USS Carl Vinson

This class helps you build your own coffin

5 animal myths that you probably believe

The tilted architectural wonders of the world

i went up to the window

Friday, November 11th, 2011

lightning banging on the cymbals




Veterans Day celebrations are taking place all over NC today!  Take part to honor all of these incredible Americans!!



There’s also a little basketball game tonight honoring our Veterans that no matter what team you support it should be VERY cool … (thanks Dan)




Around Downtown News:


The Indy’s look at Battistella’s in City Market

Cleanup moves forward in cemeteries from April’s tornado

Lots of shots from the filming that took place Downtown on Wednesday

Streets are blocked for the parade this morning



In Raleigh/Triangle News:


Raleigh is one of the best places for retired military

Durham passed their transit tax. Can we be next?

Fayetteville wants you to ‘tweet-up’ for the troops today

Nancy McFarlane meets with NYC Mayor Bloomberg



In Other News:


No candidates on the ballot in this Bladen County election

More often these days, you have to renovate to sell a home (thanks Bryan)

Don’t know why people want to take salt out of my diet

Steve Jobs hated Adobe Flash. And not just a little bit.

NBA makes a final proposal

Older siblings have higher IQs – Look who has science on his side, B and C …





Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony starts at 9:15 on Friday

Live Music at the Mint on Friday

Handmade Market is a great place to start holiday shopping on Saturday

NC Beer & Band Festival at Lincoln Theatre on Saturday

Indy Music Rock Out Concert Night at Union on Saturday


The Habitat for Humanity Home Tour is Nov 20th!includes a tour of homes that were built by Habitat of Wake County and then a cocktail party afterwards. It is a fun festive way to start the holiday season! (thanks Ann)



Fun Stuff:


Great examples of Thanksgiving food art

Crazy coin stacking

How not to run from police

Very cool train tunnel in the UK

What you text v. what I see

What if you could actually ride a cloud?



i balance on a rock to see

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

musing little fishies under the water




Anyone else go see Urbanized last night at Rialto?


Makes me want to build a city this morning!




Around Downtown News:


Colin Firth and Emily Blunt will be filming in City Plaza tomorrow (thanks Charlie)

London Bridge Pub opens on Hargett Street

A newsstand coming to Hargett Street too

The car sharing program is facing challenges

Fall shots from RaleighSkyline

A hidden gem in Downtown Raleigh: the Roast Grill

If you volunteer for Winterfest they’ll let you skate for free



In Raleigh/Triangle News:


Wake voters to settle school board run off

NC has ninth highest unemployment rate

Wake early voting nearly doubles early turnout in 2009

Target is closing it’s North Raleigh store

Wake panhandlers must now obtain permit

Libyan Prime Minister is former NC State Student



In Other News:


Want to know what your home will look like in 2015?

Hollywood’s Most Overpaid Stars

Joe Frazier dies after cancer fight

A giant asteroid to pass close to Earth today

Doc says you can turn your brown eyes blue

The average American has two true friends





Traditional Painters Forum at VAE tonight

Wine Tasting at Joel’s Lanes tonight

Linked In Live at Spy Raleigh tonight

cut.cocktails.couture.cupcakes at Dapper on Thursday

Holiday Open House at Logan Trading Co. on Thursday

Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony starts at 9:15 on Friday

Live Music at the Mint on Friday

Handmade Market is a great place to start holiday shopping on Saturday

NC Beer & Band Festival at Lincoln Theatre on Saturday

Indy Music Rock Out Concert Night at Union on Saturday


The Habitat for Humanity Home Tour is Nov 20th!includes a tour of homes that were built by Habitat of Wake County and then a cocktail party afterwards. It is a fun festive way to start the holiday season! (thanks Ann)



Fun Stuff:


How the post office determines what your letter says

I do like ketchup, but …

Siri v. Furby

How to take a baby camping

Tiger Rug made of 500,000 cigarettes

The twisted history of Twister



i’m turning off of real live drive

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

i’m hitting easy street on mud tires … (thanks Lexie)




Sometimes we DO have to talk Real Estate …


From today’s N&O … “Based on the recent pace of condo sales, it’s conceivable that (ALL) remaining new units will be sold by summertime … And that is likely to remain the case for years to come.”




Around Downtown News:


What do you think of sharrows on Hillsborough Street? (thanks Regina)

Monuts Donuts are making their debut at the Saturday Market

City Market is the place to be after the Christmas ParadeMeet and Greet with Santa! (thanks Carson)

Green Planet Catering won the 2011 TBJ Green Award – Congrats!! (thanks Rebecca)

They’re going to fix that giant acorn of ours

Zinda and Oro restaurants will be coming to the bottom of RBC tower



In Raleigh/Triangle News:


LoneRider is raising money for expansion

Amtrak adds free wi-fi along the East Coast (thanks Regina)

We have 28,067 small businesses in Raleigh

Fundraising extends Governor’s School for next summer

5 NC Breweries to pour at tasting event at US House building (thanks Antoine)



In Other News:


The Freshman 15 is officially just a myth

The secret to living for 100 years

The most productive employees use Macs





A Shopping SPREE starts today at the Convention Center

The Stone Brewing Deal at Raleigh times is worth heading over for

Music in the Market is tonight in City Market

23rd Annual Young Artists Exhibit at VAE tomorrow night

First Friday is tomorrow!

Friday Night Fashion with JLC tomorrow night

Tie One on @ Dapper for First Friday

Moore Square Clean Up Event with DLA on Saturday morning

Gay Fawkes Night at the Oxford on Saturday


FALL BACK: Daylight Savings is Saturday night



November is ‘Movember’ month – Donate/Join the LiveWorkPlay and RDU Team

‘Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces, in the US and around the world. With their Mo’s, these men raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and other cancers that affect men.’



Fun Stuff:


The last words of 25 geniuses (thanks Charlie)

This trick or treat prank cracked me up!

Your mustache style guide for Movember

The $44,500 traffic ticket

Dice Sculptures

The wittiest comebacks of all time



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