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Saturday, November 24, 2007


Several quick notes of thanks to make on this holiday weekend.

First off to Sean and everyone else who helped put together the Black Friday Beer Fest yesterday evening at Rigsbee Hall. Turnout was somewhat more than Sean expected, and somewhat less than i was afraid of, so i think everybody was happy. With luck, this will turn out to be the first annual. Durham used to be home of the Southeastern Microbrewers Association festival back in the early - mid 90s, so there's room in the schedule for a second event. Another dozen or so beers to sample and this will be a must attend event for all Triangle beer lovers.

Second, thanks to all of you who stop by and read occasionally, especially to those of you who take the time to comment on what i've written. It's somewhat trendy in the Durham blogosphere this week to take note of milestones and anniversaries. Just so you know, over the next two or three days, i'll make the 1000th post to DE, and between Christmas and New Year's we'll celebrate our 2nd anniversary. The very first post to DE is here, for those of you who missed it, and what i lovingly refer to as The Origin Issue can be found here, published on New Year's Day, 2006. I didn't even bother opening a Sitemeter account until June of this past year, figuring that no one was really reading this thing. But, again, thanks to everyone who stops by on occasion to check this site out. November is already far and away our busiest month, in terms of visits, visitors, and page views. I hope i can continue to say things interesting enough to keep you stopping by in the future. 2008 will be another election year (the Most Important Election Until The Next One™ if i'm not mistaken) and i will certainly have something irrelevant and obnoxious to say about the runup to November.

In the meantime, drink local beer, eat local food, and listen to local music. That's why we live here, isn't it?

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  • Congratulmalations! :)

    By Anonymous Valerie Parham-Thompson, at 11:41 PM  

  • Hearty congrats, Barry. Two years of DE and counting.

    By Anonymous John Schelp, at 8:54 AM  

  • Congratulations Barry - DE is part of my Essential Daily Reading (tm).


    By Blogger Gary, at 10:03 AM  

  • Gary, that means a lot to me, coming from a prominent "political activist" like you.

    By Blogger Barry Ragin, at 10:12 AM  

  • Barry -- congrats on 2 years, here's to many more!

    By Blogger Kevin, at 11:15 AM  

  • Congrats, Barry. And thanks for coming out for the Black Friday Beer Fest! We would have had enough beer for the event, but you showed up.

    In all seriousness, good job making the final table...and thanks for the promotion/support.

    By Blogger Sean, at 6:11 PM  

  • You're part of my existential daily reading. Congrats on the anniversaries!

    By Anonymous hovercraft, at 7:13 AM  

  • Sean - i hope the beer fest was successful enough that it becomes an annual event.

    By Blogger Barry Ragin, at 2:52 PM  

  • I had no idea. I thought I was just a wacky preservation troublemaker. But, hey, if it give my appreciation of your blog more weight, I'll accept the title.


    By Blogger Gary, at 8:31 PM  

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