Mar 312010
 

Those of you who’ve read this blog for a couple months know I keep Sonny Salt handy to sprinkle on food I bring home.  (They sell it at A. Schwab on Beale, and I believe at Lit on Union too.)

Sonny Salt on calamari from Bardog?  Pretty badass, I must say.  Possibly the best match I’ve found yet.

Drunk Post: Poo

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Mar 312010
 

At the Saucer with the netbook. This is a live, drunk post.

There’s a large water bottle on the bar, taking up a collection for some cause, related to autism I think. Bartender Hannah has decided that her new favorite thing to do is to shake the bottle right in my face.

I’m Hannah’s friend on Facebook, where she likes to write about her “poo” all the time.  She might want to check out this product.

Mar 312010
 

Several big news items came up after I did my lunchtime post, necessitating a second post before I head to the bar with the netbook.

First of all, there will be a Spirit of Memphis rally Friday, April 9 in Handy Park on Beale from 5:30 to 7 PM. Tired of hearing people complain about Memphis? This will be a gathering of people who love the city and are excited about all that goes on here. There will be footage of old and new Beale, and speakers will include Roby Williams of the Black Business Association and Kevin Kane of the CVB. Watch the induction of R.L. Burnside and Junior Kimbrough into the Beale Street Brass Note Hall of Fame, hear blues music, and enjoy beverages from a cash bar.

Three weeks from now, it will once again be time to rock out with your cock out Downtown. The Red Rooster will re-open Thursday, April 22 at 5 PM in their new location on Beale Street. It’s in the old Double Deuce building, next to the New Daisy. I’ve missed the Rooster and am really glad it will be back!

By the way – ladies, if you’re looking for a job, they posted that they’re looking for bartenders, servers and shot girls. Apply between 12 and 6, and I assume they mean afternoon, not early morning.

MPACT Memphis has released their long-awaited Voice of MPACT survey. View it here.

From the Memphis Business Journal: The building at the southwest corner of Main and Union, most recently Smooth Moves, will be renovated so that it’s ready for retail space. No tenant mentioned yet but it’s great that they’re getting it ready. That’s one of Downtown’s most visible corners and we need for the buildings on it to be occupied.

All right, with that out of the way, time to head to the Saucer with the netbook.  I have much to do.  Schlafly APA is the Fire Sale.

Mar 312010
 

The Majestic Grille is serving a special Easter Brunch menu in addition to their usual Sunday brunch and lunch menus. Options will include Spring Asparagus Soup, Lobster Benedict, Seafood Wellington, and Roasted Loin of Niman Farms Lamb. They’ll have live music by the Rudy E. Scheidt School of Music from the U of M. Reservations are required – call 901-522-8555 to make reservations.

Attn Sunday Fun Day crew: With the Saucer not open until 5 on Easter, what’s the plan for Sunday Fun Day? I could stay home and either do websites or play poker until 5, but the forecast is sunny with a high of 77… I hate to waste such a beautiful day.

South of Beale has announced the date of their first Sunday brunch – it will be Sunday, April 25.

Last night I was at the Saucer, and before and after trivia I did affiliate website work on my netbook. At one point I created a new text file to save info for a new Twitter account I created, and when I saved it I noticed a file called “i love katie.txt” in My Documents. Looks like I’m going to have to start locking the computer when I step away from it. I’m shocked that Brick actually knows how to create and save a text document. We won trivia, by the way.

I got some news from the Peabody this morning about their spring rooftop parties:

- They’re getting rid of the stupid drink tickets!!! Thank goodness. Those things were nothing but a hassle. They’ll have credit card machines at every bar.

- Admission will increase from $5 to $10, but now includes your first drink, so it’s really a “wash” since some parties last year were $5 and others were $10 depending on the act that was performing. Ladies free until 7.

- More time to party – they’re going until 10:30 PM this year.

- They’ll continue to have light snacks in the Skyway, and in the VIP area.

- More up-and-coming national recording artists will be showcased this year.

- Lord T & Eloise, Ryan Peel, and national recording artist Kevin Rudolf on April 15

- Rhoney G on April 22

- Party Planet on April 29

I just found out today that there’s a Grizzlies mobile app. I’ll definitely be downloading it on my iPhone today after work. There’s also a version available for the CrapBerry.

Here’s another article on Escape Alley Sundry. I have got to check this place out.

The netbook and I will be back at the Saucer after work. Sucks to have a head full of exciting affiliate marketing ideas and to not be able to implement any of them until after 5 PM. With a Grizzlies game tonight (vs. Mavericks at 7) I wonder if the Saucer will be less than an ideal work environment… will move next door to the Silly Goose if that proves to be the case.

Mar 302010
 

I’ve been forgetting to blog about the April schedule for Sunset at the Madison, the Thursday night rooftop parties. They sent me the list last week. Schedule is

April 15: Memphis All-Stars
April 22: Grant Garland Band
April 29: Elmo & the Shades

The parties are from 5:30 to 10 PM on the rooftop of the Madison, every Thursday through the end of August, weather permitting. $7 cover charge, and tapas in the $4-6 range will be available, and, of course, booze.

South of Beale has announced that they will become the latest Downtown restaurant to get in on the Sunday brunch craze. They tweeted that they will announce the date of their first brunch later tonight. Once I hear, I’ll post the info.

For those of you were fans of the Dempseys, guitarist Brad Birkedahl will play Blues City with his new band Wednesday-Saturday of this week. More info on his website.

Yeah it’s a slow news week ’round here so far.  Would’ve updated at lunch but there just wasn’t much to write about at the time.

Off to trivia, and the netbook is going with me.  I’ve got a lot of affiliate marketing ideas I want to implement… it’s too nice outside to stay home, so I’ll probably be netbooking it every evening this week.

Mar 292010
 

Kerry from the I Love Memphis Blog has.  Read her review of the new place on Marshall here.  (Edit: I forgot to compliment Kerry on her EXCELLENT choice of beverage.  See the pic in her post to see what I mean.)

Random stuff I learned on Facebook and Twitter:

In the 1970s, if the cops saw a car driving Downtown, they assumed he was either lost or going to the Rendezvous.  That one came from @watchdogon3.  The Dog is one of my favorite local tweeters.

Here’s one for the BBQ team:  I read on Facebook today that a pig’s orgasm lasts 30 minutes.

And that’s all for now.  Trying to decide whether to take the netbook to Pint Nite.  I need to work on my affiliate marketing campaigns, so I probably should take it… trouble is, if I take it, I have to keep up with it, find people to watch it when I run to the restroom, make sure nobody spills beer on it, etc.

… Oh what the heck, I’ll take it.  Maybe I’ll post from there if anything interesting happens.  We haven’t had a good drunk post live from the Saucer in a while.  Wait, I did one yesterday.  Anyway, off to Pint Nite.  Don’t forget that other options include poker at the Silly Goose, 7:30 and 11:30; and trivia with Will at Local Gastropub, 8:00.

Mar 292010
 

While digging around Google News for stories related to John Calipari, I found some interesting stuff about World Wide Wes.  Wes, whose real name is William Wesley, is a behind-the-scenes power broker in basketball who helped bring Derrick Rose to Memphis, and we all know how that worked out.  It seems that Wes is now a certified agent for NCAA and NBA coaches.  In particular, he’s now the agent for Tony Barbee, the new head coach of Auburn.  Barbee was a protege of Coach Sleazeball, then went on to take the head coaching job at UTEP.  Wonder if this means Auburn is in for a run of one-and-done recruits and seasons of vacated wins?

Mar 282010
 

If you’re capable of seeing humor in religion, you should follow @jesus on Twitter.  The J-man is a funny guy.

Bye Bye Bruchebag

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Mar 282010
 

Bye bye Bruchebag
Bye bye Bruchebag
Bye bye Bruchebag
Bruce Pearl’s a big fat douche.

C-ya next year.  Frank, you have anything to add?  Nuh-Uh Girl?  Carmel?  Master Polo?  Didn’t think so.

Master Mind

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Mar 282010
 

The MacBook is going to the Saucer with me today… looking forward to an interesting discussion. In the classic book Think and Grow Rich!: The Original Version, Restored and Revised, Napoleon Hill talks about the importance of forming a Master Mind group to discuss ideas that lead to wealth.  Well, one of my BBQ teammates has gotten into affiliate marketing, and of course I’ve been doing that for the past two years (see the websites cluttering up a good portion of this blog’s right sidebar for examples).  Looking forward to discussing pay-per-click advertising and making money via Twitter, both of which I’ve learned lessons about this weekend.

However, for approximately 2 hours beginning at 1:20 PM, I will be distracted by the TV… hopefully I will be watching the Michigan State Spartans send the Bruchebag and the UT Vols home from the NCAA tournament.  Then again, I guess maybe the NCAA needs Pearl in the Final Four to represent the douchebag segment of society, since Calipari won’t be there.

I can’t get over that Brick quote (see previous post)… Tyler Perry… geez.  Brick told me that my blog makes her look dumb.  Reminds me of the time I posted a pic of a goldfish swimming in a bowl.  The goldfish complained that my blog made him look wet.

Wrestlemania is today… I imagine Hooters will be packed today because they usually order the PPVs.  The biggest match is Undertaker vs. “Heart Break Kid” Shawn Michaels, with Michaels promising to retire if he can’t defeat Taker and end his 17-0 winning streak at Wrestlemania.  Other featured matches include John Cena vs. Batista and Bret “The Hitman” Hart vs. Mr. McMahon.

Concert news: Saving Abel plays the Hard Rock Cafe tonight at 8.

All right, time to pack up the computer and get out of here… perhaps I’ll post later today from the Saucer or some other bar with Wi-Fi.