Raleigh, North Carolina is my hometown – essentially… for all intents and purposes… okay – truth be told I didn’t get here until seventh grade but suffice it to say I have been here awhile.
Things have changed my friends. Things have changed. Don’t get me wrong I hear you – the chatter is out there about what has gone wrong. I miss Brothers Pizza, too and Lord knows this NCSU girl was just getting used to the traffic circles when Sadlack’s and Schoolkids disappeared from Hillsborough Street – important to note Schoolkids is still in Ral… just down the road a bit at Mission Valley. Anywho… if we can just get past it and move on – realize that we live in a big city and it is freakin’ fabulous – there is so much to be enjoyed.
Gooder Than Grits
We ventured out for a celebratory dinner just the other night to Bida Manda the food was exquisite – but the people were just as great – they asked us if we were celebrating something special – I suppose we had that air about us… because sure enough, we were – and they brought the most wonderful dessert at the end of our meal. All around a perfect night out for our little family of three.
Sight For Sore Eyes
Just a stone’s throw away in City Market is a great new store (or new to me) Dogwood Collective refreshingly eclectic women’s clothing and accessories. Go check them out.
On repeat right now for me is – Johnnyswim’s “Home” off the new album Diamonds – with a lyric like: “We’re all bruised and beaten. Lost on account of many reasons. But only love would make you understand. Home. Oh, I love me some home.” Just blows me away – whether you can conjure up a picture in your mind of home clear as day… or home for you is wherever a certain person is… home… yep – I love me some home. Sometimes – we all need us some home.
We’re Not in Yoknapatawpha County Anymore
Admittedly my reading material lately has consisted of “The Naked Roommate For Parents Only: A Parent’s Guide To The College Experience”… I am doing my best to pick up some solid fiction – starting with “A God In Every Stone” by Kamila Shamsie – just started and I have to say – so far, so good – here’s the blurb from the publisher’s site so you get an idea “A powerful story of friendship, injustice, love and betrayal, A God in Every Stone carries you across the globe, into the heart of empires fallen and conquered, reminding us that we all have our place in the chaos of history and that so much of what is lost will not be forgotten” hmmmm – I’ll let you know.
Rambler… Barnstormer… Peddler of words at Old North State Freelance. A strong believer that your favorite song says a lot about you.