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Old 06-25-2008, 06:00 PM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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Just a quick thanks to the folks who mentioned my blog (and Durham's other great sites -- Endangered Durham is a real treasure in particular.) The Durham blogosphere is alive and doing very well! I do still come to C-D from time to time but post far less, as the blog can take 1-3+ hours a day and there's just no time left over between the site and a job.

Incidentally, Barry (who blogs at Durham-focused blog Dependable Erection) and I also are hosting a Durham news/talk radio show on Sunday nights on WXDU, the Duke Univ. radio station if anyone's interested in hearing more about some of the topics that get covered in the local blog scene. (The podcast version is also available by searching for "Shooting the Bull" on iTunes' Music Store.)
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Old 06-25-2008, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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Wow, I must be OLD if the 90s now count as "nostalgia"!!
I dunno... VH1 is already doing "I love the millennium, and that hasn't even ended yet. So, we've already nostalgia for the present. Plus, it is easy to forget that the 90s is further away than you might recall. Keep in mind that someone born in 1990 is entering college this fall!

As for my own nostalgia, I've found it really interesting that a lot of the things I used to do in Durham in the 1990s, I can still do. I moved away in 1999 and just came back a few months ago. But, I can still go to Elmos. I can still take in ADF. I can still go to Satisfaction. I can still root for UNC over Duke. ha ha.

So, it feels like value added for me. I can do a lot of the things I used to do, but now I can do even more (Life and Science, new Bulls stadium, etc).
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Old 06-25-2008, 06:39 PM
 
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Anyone remember actually walking out to your plane at RDU??
Worked my way through college at Nance Seafood and Oyster Bar
on Moreene Rd.
High School days at the Ivy Room . The contest to name the addition
that ended with "no name pub" I think I am remembering that right but
feel free to correct me.

Okay I know this is the 60's to 80's but it is irresistable
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Old 06-25-2008, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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Getting an Orange Julius at South Square Mall on a crowded Saturday night.
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Old 06-25-2008, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Ellicott City MD
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I dunno... VH1 is already doing "I love the millennium, and that hasn't even ended yet. So, we've already nostalgia for the present. Plus, it is easy to forget that the 90s is further away than you might recall. Keep in mind that someone born in 1990 is entering college this fall!

As for my own nostalgia, I've found it really interesting that a lot of the things I used to do in Durham in the 1990s, I can still do. I moved away in 1999 and just came back a few months ago. But, I can still go to Elmos. I can still take in ADF. I can still go to Satisfaction. I can still root for UNC over Duke. ha ha.

So, it feels like value added for me. I can do a lot of the things I used to do, but now I can do even more (Life and Science, new Bulls stadium, etc).
Now what I like about Life & Science is that it has exactly the same space exhibits that it had in the 70s when I was a kid. OK, they were in the squat brick buildings across the street then, but other than that it is the same stuff. Life & Science is bigger than it was in the 90s, but it was definitely there!!!
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Old 06-25-2008, 07:33 PM
 
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Anyone else miss BREAD & KEBAB (under the original ownership, before the bread oven broke?) YUM

Is Bull City Wings still around?
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Old 06-25-2008, 09:41 PM
 
Location: Darien, Conn.
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Getting an Orange Julius at South Square Mall on a crowded Saturday night.
OMG! Thank you for mentioning that; I thought I was the only one!! That, wasting money at Tilt, walking the upper structure in endless circles and seeing movies at SSQ's movie theater occupied many a Saturday afternoon!

Oh, and BCR? Thanks for the heads-up on your podcast- there's been a real dearth of Durham related offers on the iTunes...

While we're reminiscing, does anyone have any old pics they'd like to dig up for show? That would be a real treat to see...
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Old 06-25-2008, 09:50 PM
 
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Now what I like about Life & Science is that it has exactly the same space exhibits that it had in the 70s when I was a kid. OK, they were in the squat brick buildings across the street then, but other than that it is the same stuff. Life & Science is bigger than it was in the 90s, but it was definitely there!!!
If you were there in the 70's do you remember the deer they had??
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Old 06-25-2008, 10:43 PM
 
Location: Darien, Conn.
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Does anyone know whatever happened to Main Street Cafe downtown? It was a great place that had great food..
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Old 06-26-2008, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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Thanks welovedurham. I second the Orange Julius. But since I worked across the street from South Square, it wasn't only a Saturday night treat. They now have one at Northgate.
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