Monthly Archives: January 2012

Quietude

Hear that? Me, neither.  That, friends, is the sound of peace and quiet. Peace and quiet, I mean, other than the sizzling from the OnlyBurger truck just out of frame, which was the best dinner I’ve had since long before … Continue reading

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Old 97’s

I could write endlessly about what happened to me tonight, y’all. And what happened to me tonight was Old 97’s at Cat’s Cradle.  I might never return to the way I was yesterday.  Seismic shift.  Realignment of expectations.  Sheer gratitude. … Continue reading

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Check. Please.

Things were very January at my desk this afternoon.  I’ve been kind of in a rut this month, which I’m actually enjoying.  Same breakfast, same lunch, same outfits, same trash tv, same early bedtime. Same routine.  I’ve been resting, and cooking … Continue reading

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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

I was super excited to see this movie. For one thing, the title is sheer poetry.  For another, I heard Gary Oldman interviewed on NPR this week. Also: Colin Firth. Do I need a reason besides Colin Firth? None of … Continue reading

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Bottle Shop

At long last.  Something great has happened up near Seaboard, just off of Peace Street.  I’m not talking about the opening of the new AIA building, although that’s pretty cool, too.  One of the (few) benefits of being an Intern Starchitect … Continue reading

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The Beast

The Beast came to Raleigh last night, y’all. If you’re not familiar with The Beast, I hope you’ll get there. And this advice comes from someone who has never listened to hip hop.  And someone who is typically, shall we say, … Continue reading

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Dusty Boxcar Wall

Just got back from Eilen Jewell at Berkeley Cafe. Music Tuesday was a good idea this week.  For the record, I did not drink at lunch, but caught myself looking at the clock and asking our office manager, “10:30 a.m. is … Continue reading

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