IN THIS ISSUE
∑ RESOLUTION OR TEST
∑ DEFENDING THE SYSTEM
EVERY COUPLE OF MONTHS OR SO. I HAVE REALLY BEEN SLOW THIS TIME.
THINGS TO BE PROUD OF
HARRISON ATWILL CRAVER WAS BORN OCTOBER 22, 2003 TO PROUD PARENTS JEFF AND KIRSTEN CRAVER IN COLUMBIA, MO. CHRISTMAS WILL PRODUCE THE FIRST GATHERING OF THE ENTIRE NEW GROUP INCLUDING THE EIGHT (EIGHT AND UNDER) GRANDCHILDREN. IíM TIRED JUST THINKING ABOUT IT.
DID YOU KNOW?
THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS WILL BECOME ONE MILLION MEMBERS STRONG THIS YEAR. IT IS ALREADY THE LARGEST NATIONAL LOBBY, EDGING OUT THE TRIAL LAWYERS. ITíS NICE TO BEAT THEM AT SOMETHING.
I canít think of a
single New Yearís resolution that I have ever kept for very long but I
thought it would be fun to present one to you. This can be a resolution
for those of you who have been in the area for less than two years and a
test for those of you who have been here longer. This resolution/test
will be a random list of things that are fun, interesting, and
educational. If you have been here a while, how did you score? If you
are new to the Triangle make yourself a resolution to check off the
items on the list so you will have maximized your enjoyment of
the area. Here Ďs the list in no particular order:
∑ Visit the Streets at Southpoint Mall (I started with an easy one which I suspect everyone of you have already done)
∑ Attend a service in the Duke Chapel.
∑ Have a bowl of Fruit Soup at Vin Rouge.
∑ Take your children or grandchildren to the obsevation platform at RDU
∑ Have a picnic in the Duke Gardens.
∑ Stand on the fifty-yard line in an empty Kenan Stadium.
∑ Have a gruyere and cognac fondue at OíNeilís Grille in Meadowmont.
∑ Sit on a bench in the Butterfly House at Durhamís Museum of Life and Science and see what lands on your lap.
∑ Have a bowl of Lobster Bisque at Nantucket Grill.
∑ Stroll Franklin Street sober (for those of you who have never seen it this way it is quite nice).
∑ Have lunch in Nordstromís cafť and feel like you have arrived.
∑ Play the 27th hole at the Governorís Club.
∑ Walk the trails in the Duke Forest, especially around New Hope Creek.
∑ Have a chocolate milkshake at McDonaldís Drugstore on Ninth Street.
∑ Visit Bennet Place and find out what really happened there.
∑ Have a filet at the Chop House or the Angus Barn.
∑ Stroll through Farrington Village.
∑ Attend a performance of the Duke Dance Festival.
∑ Somehow get a ticket and attend a basketball game at Cameron or the Dean Dome.
∑ Have Crispy Scallops at Pao Lim.
∑ See the show and the exhibits at the Morehead Planetarium.
∑ Have any meal at Magnolia Grill or Nanaís.
∑ Spend time in the new Southern Season.
∑ Bike the American Tobacco Trail
∑ Attend a Bulls game.
∑ Sit alone in Duke Chapel and listen to organ practice.
∑ Have a pizza at Satisfaction.
∑ Watch the UNC women play soccer.
∑ Read all of the date plaques in downtown Hillsborough.
∑ Cross the swinging bridge in Eno River State Park.
∑ Visit the Witherspoon Rose Gardens
∑ Have avgolemeno soup at Spartacus
∑ Walk thru the North Carolina Botanical Gardens
∑ Spend time with the lemurs at the Duke Primate Center (especially those famous ones on TV)
∑ Shop at Morganís Imports at Christmas time.
How did you do? Is it time to drag yourself away from work and start enjoying life?