Gotta clarify something… I promote a lot of events in my blog, but unless I say I WILL BE THERE it doesn’t necessarily mean I will be there. Last night I had people asking me, “why weren’t you at the State of the Union Party at Sleep Out Louie’s? You talked about it on your blog.” Well, last night was trivia night at the Saucer, and the fact is, I enjoy my trivia team more than I enjoy listening to George W. Bush. So that’s where I was, and my team The Rapscallions took another $50 first-place gift certificate home, bringing our total stash to $275.
Sample question from last night: Who was the first president born in the 19th century? The answer was Millard Fillmore, born January 7, 1800. Although, now that I think about it, that’s incorrect, because 1800 was the last year of the 18th century. So the correct answer should have been Franklin Pierce (born 1804), who succeeded Fillmore. Anyway, we guessed Fillmore and got it counted correct.
Great teamwork by everyone last night, and it was good to have the Nuh-Uh Sister join us. The Nuh-Uh Sister thinks she needs a new nickname… she better be careful what she wishes for. We also had a really cute dietitian join us, and it’s probably a good thing she didn’t get there in time to see me wolf down a plate of chili cheese fries.
Back in Cubicle World after two days in class. Interesting statistic I learned in class (alert: non-geeks might as well skip to the next paragraph now): Salary surveys indicate that C# programmers make 20% more money than VB.NET programmers do, for doing the same work. Why? Because C#’s ancestors, C and C++, were considered powerful, prestigious business programming languages in the 1980s-90s, whereas VB.NET’s ancestors (BASIC and Visual Basic) were toy languages up until about 1999. Nowadays, VB has caught up and the two languages are essentially equivalent, yet there’s still the difference in pay. Moral of the story: If you’re learning to program for Microsoft platforms, learn C#.
Plans for the rest of this week:
Tomorrow evening: Mpact Memphis/Volunteer Memphis Non-Profit Expo at the Botanic Gardens, 5:30-8:00. I WILL BE THERE. Not necessarily looking to get involved in more non-profits, just going to socialize mainly. Although, you never know, since they’re expanding to 75 non-profits this year it’s possible I’ll find something I’ll like.
Friday evening: South Main Trolley Art Tour, 6-9 pm. About an 80% chance I WILL BE THERE since many of the galleries serve free wine.
Saturday: No idea.
Sunday: Brunch at Sleep Out’s, probably a few beers at the Saucer and then THE DEMPSEYS at DOWNTOWN HUEY’S!!!! from 8:30 until midnight. I WILL BE THERE!!!!!
Also, one event where I won’t be there (because it would involve driving), but if you’re in the neighborhood it’s worth going to: The Charlie Wood Trio at Midtown Huey’s, 4 to 7 PM Sunday.
That’s about it for now… probably going to stay home tonight, but you never know.