My Friday Five: On The Cubbies & Some Updates

Photo: Chris White 1. From Durham with Love I want to kick off this week's "Friday Five" by talking about an amazin...

Photo: Chris White
1. From Durham with Love

I want to kick off this week's "Friday Five" by talking about an amazing benefit for Hurricane Matthew victims. My friend, Katie Basden, is spearheading an event on November 11 called "From Durham with Love." The event, in collaboration with Durham Share, will take place at The Rickhouse in Durham. It will feature live music, a silent auction, a "Fill the Truck" collection and more. I can't tell you how proud I am of Katie for doing this. I know it will be a wonderful evening for a great cause. Please try to attend if you can!

DETAILS: "From Durham with Love" // 6-10 p.m. // The Rickhouse, 609 Foster St., Durham // For more information, click here.

2. MacBook Update

I talked last week about Apple unveiling its new MacBook Pro and whether or not I would get one. I'm in dire need of a laptop - my current one is on its last leg - so I bit the bullet and ordered one! I figured, why not, and ordered the 13-inch model with Touch Bar. Like I've said previously, this is my first ever Mac anything so I hope it'll be good. I think it will.

3. My Panthers Experience

Now for another update, I had a cool first experience at a Carolina Panthers game! I had great seats and it's always better if the good guys win. Cam and the fellas looked like the Panthers team that went 15-1 last season, beating the Arizona Cardinals 30-20. I hope to go back soon!

The view from my seat at the Panthers game on Sunday. | Photo: Chris White
4. Congrats, Cubbies!

They did it! The Chicago Cubs took home a World Series Championship for the first time since 1908. And the team did it in dramatic fashion as well, coming back from a 3-1 game deficit in the series to take the title against the Cleveland Indians. Game Seven of the series was not void of excitement either, going into extra innings before Chicago finally sealed the deal. Heck, there was even a short rain delay before the extra innings commenced. No doubt, it was one of the best games and World Series I've ever seen. Congrats, Cubs!

5. #BeatFSU

This weekend is a huge game for N.C. State. The Pack takes on Florida State in Raleigh on Saturday night. I'll be there and, coincidentally, N.C. State upset the Seminoles the last time I saw these two teams play in person at Carter-Finley. I'm definitely hoping for a repeat!

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