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Subject:Things to do and see
Time:08:14 pm
Current Mood:excitedexcited

My friend and I are coming down to Grand Forks from Winnipeg May 22/23/24th and we're just wondering what there might be to see and do? We're looking to go out to a bar or something, preferablly something low key with pool tables and cheap drinks :) great music would be a huge bonus! I've also heard that's a really good shopping weekend? but i could totally be mistaken. This is my first time to the States so any info would be super handy. Thanks!

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Subject:Photos from the flood
Time:02:10 pm
I hope everyone is dry and doing well! I've been thinking of y'all every day.

Anyways, here's a set of photos that was emailed to me. Its from The Boston Globe. I teared up just looking through them. ND's sense of community is amazing! I miss it so much.

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Subject:Fargo's Flood is international news!
Time:03:12 pm
Wow, guys! Fargo's flood has made international news!! At first i was watching this video because someone told me there is an Islamic military group called MILF, but imagine my surprise when they start talking about Fargo!! We're on Al Jazeera's news feed! that's just fucking CRAZY! :P



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Subject:Volunteer lodging?
Time:10:49 am
Hello -
A couple of us are heading out tomorrow morning to help in the sandbaging efforts. Might any of you have a lead on a hostel or other inexpensive place to stay tomorrow night in the Fargo area?
Thanks either way-
Nicolle from Minneapolis
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Subject:batten down the hatches
Time:11:21 am
Major flooding expected in the Red River Valley this spring

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Take care of yourselves guys. Be careful, and be prepared.
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Subject:Smiley Doomed :(
Time:10:54 pm
Current Mood:sadsad
Smiley: Going Down
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Subject:Neil Diamond Concert
Time:11:01 am
Wow! I went to the Neil Diamond concert last time at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks. He is one of my absolute favorite artists of all time, so we splurged on $120 tickets and were six rows from his head. The last time he was in Grand Forks was in February 1970!!! Also, I cannot believe how much liquor old people can drink.

Photo from the Grand Forks Herald

Anyway, my only (really minor, actually) gripe about the event is that the Alerus Center didn't seem to have planned for a large group of people to be coming to their event plaza. They KNEW how many tickets had been sold. So how come they only opened ONE DOOR to the main floor? Oh my word, there was a huge gaggle of people trying to get in. We got in and found our seats (which are not very well marked, I might add), and then found out that the souvenir stand was UPSTAIRS. So we had to go against all the people trying to get in, go upstairs, get our merch, and then it took half an hour to get back to our seats! Some people were really mad. I thought it was kind of funny, but I also thought it was terribly disorganized on the park of the Alerus Center.

Also, there was apparently only one exit from the Alerus Center, so with the line of cars, it took us about 45 minutes to get out of there and across the road to Village Inn.

Very strange how poor the organization of the event was, because I saw Fleetwood Mac there five or six years ago, and I don't recall having ANY trouble getting in or out. And there were tons of people there, too.

Anyone else go last night? I posted a bit more about the concert itself over to the Neil Diamond community, diamondheads. But I like to gripe about the Alerus Center over here to you North Dakota people. : P
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Subject:Random Project - Any Help Is Appreciated! :-)
Time:02:57 pm
Current Mood:creative
First off, thank you mod for letting me post this... :-)

I'm making this traveling notebook for my son, and one for my brother. I'm pretty much trying to find, one or a few people from each of the 50 states for this notebook (well, both notebooks). They both travel together and will be passed on to someone else in the USA so postage costs shouldn't be much when posting out again. What I'm looking at doing is having everyone put a state map postcard, or a descriptive postcard from their state - so it has the silhouette of the state with the state bird, flower, something like that... write about your state, what you like about the state, what your life is like... add photos, and just plain be creative with the books... when you've put in your entry and your happy with it - I'll give you the next address which will probably be in a neighboring state and you send it onto the next "host". You can write the same in both of the books... that's not a problem at all... :-) I've been rounding up people for the books, but they've just been sent out today to Washington (from Australia)....

So yeah, if anyone would like to help that'd be great and contact me by commenting here, email at sara.ringham@gmail.com or just message me on here and we'll go from there... if you have any questions let me know as well - it's after midnight so I'm sure I've missed out on something... thanks for helping anyone that is interested in helping me out!
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Subject:Restaurant Review: Passage to India
Time:03:58 pm
I thought Passage to India, an Indian restaurant in West Fargo, would be somewhat like fast food or a Chinese restaurant buffet. It was not.

We went to Passage to India on a Saturday during lunchtime. It was pretty quiet inside, except for the Indian music videos playing fairly quietly from a big screen television. There were not that many patrons. The restaurant was fairly dim. There were tables and booths, authentic artwork and decor. I asked the owner (I think?) if it was okay to have our infant in the restaurant, because the place looked so fancy I almost wasn't sure if it was okay that we were wearing jeans.

The owner spent some time at our table with us, talking about our baby. Then we went to the buffet.


I tried various things. The goat curry was delicious. I have never had goat before. Our baby liked the naan bread, pictured at the top of my plate (and she also liked the cantaloupe). I tried a cold dip that was made of potatoes and chickpeas (at about 11 o'clock in the photo). There were some very yummy (and not spicy) veggie appetizers. Those were very good, almost like egg rolls. Of course, the desserts were my favorite part. There was a custardy mango cake. And then these little honey pastry balls called gulab jamoon. Mmmm.

So, this restaurant is quite a bit different. First, the only table service is water refills. And there were a LOT of water refills. They also took our plates the second we showed signs of being done. At the end of the meal, we went up to the register and they had our ticket waiting for us with our table number on it. By this point, there were plenty of patrons, several of whom used high chairs to sit next to the table. So I would say the environment is certainly family friendly.

The only negatives I would mention about this place are that 1) they do not label the ingredients for all of the foods (some they do, some they don't), so if a food has an Indian name, it is a gamble; 2) their website keeps resizing my browser, which I find very annoying; and 3) they are not open on Mondays (we stopped by on a Monday and were quite disappointed).

If you have never tasted Indian food before, I definitely recommend Passage to India. Buffet style ($8.95 for lunch) is the perfect way to sample different foods (alternatively, you can order off the menu). The staff are extremely friendly, and they even do special holiday foods for various Indian holidays. It is quite the experience.

Have you been to Passage to India? Do tell what you thought. : )

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Time:10:02 pm
North Dakota's stone on the Tribune Building in Chicago.

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