Just checked the weather forecast for this Sunday’s Rajun Cajun Crawfish Fest and it’s looking good… high 82, low 62, 10% chance of rain. Ladies, this certainly sounds like TUBE TOP weather. Don’t forget my offer… put on a tube top, catch me around town, and I’ll snap a photo of you and publish it in my blog when Tube Top Month kicks off in June. Just want everyone to know that I’ll be at Rajun Cajun for the entire duration of the festival, and except for the first hour when I’m chowing down on crawfish, I’ll be wandering around. I should be easy to find and I will have my camera on me.
Last night the Nuh-Uh Girl’s sister wore a tube top to trivia night and had her picture taken. Daaaaamn she looked SMOKIN’ hot. It makes me wish I didn’t have to wait until June to post the pic, but those are the rules. The Nuh-Uh Sister told me it was the only tube top she owns, but if you ask me she needs to go buy about ten more of them.
We lost at trivia last night… there were two high-point questions where we narrowed it down to two answers, and then guessed the wrong one. If we had gotten both we would’ve had 101 points and tied for first place. I hate it when I feel personally responsible for a loss… one of the questions was, which TV show was the first to produce three #1 music hits? I was leaning toward Ozzie and Harriet, because Ricky Nelson was on the show. Some of the other team members said The Monkees, but I talked them into my answer, which turned out to be wrong. Sorry everyone. The Monkees just seemed too obvious for a 10-point question.
The team member who contributed the most correct answers was Skippy… I guess the sugar rush from his free Ben & Jerry’s cone went straight to his brain and made him smarter. The Nuh-Uh Sister walked down the street and got a free cone as well, and she came up with a correct answer (Andorra – the small country between France and Spain) that no one else knew.
The other downtown trivia team – known this week as Imus and the Nappy-Headed Hos, and formerly known as the Mormons for Gay Polygamy – swelled to 10 members this week. They must have been thinking, “We’re really starting to suck so let’s call every person we can think of and get them up here.” They had female members for the first time this week. I didn’t know they even knew any girls. Even with all those extra people, the team that once bragged about 8 first-places in a row only managed to come in second. Downhill slide, I tell you.
A few events to put on your calendar this weekend:
– There will be a street festival at Highland and Walker this Saturday. Bands, arts and crafts, the usual street festival stuff. Check their MySpace page for more details. They’ll be selling beer this year, unlike previous years – glad they’ve corrected that problem. In fact, they’ll even have a Beer Run this year, a race similar to Downtown’s Wine Race. (By the way – when is Wine Race this year – anybody know?) A lot of the area businesses will be offering food and drink specials, including MO’s, Blue Coast Burrito, and Garibaldi’s.
– There will also be a hot wing contest Saturday at Poplar Lounge, 2586 Poplar. Yummmm. Love me some hot wings.
– For my East Bumblefuck readers, The Dempseys will play the Huey’s on Germantown Parkway Sunday night at 8:30. Also, Get U Some will play the Cordova TJ Mulligan’s Friday night.
– The Dempseys will also play a rare Monday night show at Blues City Cafe at 7 PM. Not like I haven’t seen them a million times already, but seeing them on Monday night (and while the sun is still up) is something of a novelty, so I may go. Of course, they’ll be at the Saucer tomorrow night too.
Go pick up a copy of the Memphis Flyer… the cover story is about the Jerry Lawler/Hulk Hogan match that was scheduled for the FedExForum, and which is now Hogan vs. “The Giant” Paul Wight.
And that’ll do it for now. Apologies for not posting at lunchtime, but I had to sit through an all-day new-employee orientation today at work. Actually, it was pretty good. They had a lady from Risk Management who shared a bunch of tips about keeping people from breaking into your car, including a few even I hadn’t thought of. They also had the best sexual harassment presentation I’ve ever seen – most offices just show you a 10-minute video and that’s it, but the city schools had an attorney who presented 5 case studies and there was lively discussion. It was actually fun. I’ll say it once again, the city schools do a MUCH better job than most Memphians give them credit for.
I still hate all the B.S. and red tape I have to deal with in order to be employed there. Still haven’t had my physical yet – geez, I worked there for a year as a contractor, if I wasn’t physically capable of working at MCS you’d think they’d have realized it by now. And I had to sign – and get notarized – a statement promising to uphold the U.S. Constitution. In my position as a senior application developer I’m not sure what exactly I could do that’s unconstitutional, but whatever.
Dammit… this was supposed to be my quiet night at home but it’s just too nice outside… so off I go.