Before I start with the news, I have a Moody Ques announcement. We previously announced that we were going to schedule a cookout and team mixer for this Saturday, February 13. We had hoped to be able to do it at 444 Monroe, the warehouse of our booth design sponsor, Holliday Flowers. However, somewhere in all the planning, we overlooked a couple of key facts:
1) Saturday is the day before Valentine’s Day.
2) Our booth design sponsor is a florist.
Do you see how this might be a problem? Yeah, we didn’t think that date and location all the way through. We are rescheduling the cookout/mixer for a later date. Lots of restaurants are celebrating Valentine’s Day both Saturday and Sunday, so if you wanted to take your Valentine out Saturday, go ahead, you won’t be missing any team functions.
And let’s face it, “HEY HONEY, I’M TAKIN’ YOU TO A BBQ COOKOUT FOR VALENTINE’S DAY” just isn’t all that romantic, is it?
With a forecast high of near 40 on Saturday, I don’t think anyone is going to mind postponing the team mixer too much. Waiting until March is likely to get us some better weather.
By the way, if you haven’t paid your dues yet, you can do so here. Paypal widget is on the right sidebar (web) or at the bottom of the page (mobile). Those who are not team members but are interested in joining for 2016, shoot me an email at email@example.com. We have some spots open.
For those of you wondering, “Is he ever going to stop talking about his BBQ team and get on with the news?”, here you go. If you use Google Drive to store your documents in the cloud, you can get 2 gigabytes of free storage today.
The 2016 Memphis Tigers football schedule has been announced. It is looking good, with seven Liberty Bowl home games, seven opponents that played in bowls last year, several national television appearances, a Black Friday home game, and a trip to Annapolis to play Navy.
This yearly post by Downtown agency Red Rover is always worth a read: Winners and losers from Super Bowl 50’s advertising game
Memphis is featured in the L.A. Times. The article covers all aspects of visiting the city. I love how the author said every local rolled their eyes when she said she was going to the Rendezvous, and told her to go to Central BBQ or The Bar-B-Q Shop instead.
Next time you need to buy some electronics, keep in mind that Best Buy is the second-largest retail fundraiser for St. Jude, raising over $10 million a year for the children’s cancer research hospital.
Pro wrestling fan moment: THANK YOU Daniel Bryan/Bryan Danielson. The goat-faced WWE star was forced to retire last night (real life, not a storyline). Having suffered a number of concussions, WWE’s doctors refused to clear Bryan to compete. He leaves us with many great memories including Team Hell No, the “YES!” movement, and the fight against The Authority.
The National Peanut Buying Points Association winter conference comes to the Peabody Thursday through Monday. The association represents more than 400 points where peanuts are contracted, received, weighed, cleaned, dried, inspected, graded and prepared for re-selling later. All U.S.-produced peanuts must be inspected at one of these points.
Possibly a third news post this evening, so check back.