My day started with a duck fight. We have two mallards, a drake and a hen, who live in our pond at work. Today a second drake tried to make himself at home, and our resident drake was not happy about it at all. I guess that’s why the Peabody only has one male and four females. The visitor finally got the hint and flew away.
LivingSocial has a Downtown deal today: $10 for $20 worth of food at Lunchbox Eats. There’s never been a better reason to try this place. Entire menu is good, but I especially recommend the Third Period Smoking Birds sandwich.
Good baseball at AutoZone Park today. The Memphis Tigers take on the #12 Arkansas Razorbacks. Really not sure to root for here, as I’m a fan of both teams. Gates open at 5:30, game at 6:30.
If you’re planning on coming Downtown Monday during the day, expect traffic jams, trouble finding parking, and delays getting lunch. 15 to 16 thousand people will be at the FedExForum for the Get Motivated seminar, with an overflow of another 2,000 at the Convention Center. Doors open at 6:45 AM, event begins at 8 and ends around 4:45. They expect to break for lunch from 12:30 to 1:45, so you might want to schedule your lunch break early if you work Downtown to avoid them.
I should probably write a blog post about the Get Motivated seminar, but I just don’t feel up to doing it.
Entertainment has been announced for the River City Brewers Fest. Session A (12 to 4) will feature the Mulch Brothers, while it will be The Ghost River Blues Band for Session B (6 to 10). They’ll have a gourmet food court with food from several of River City Management’s restaurants, as well as crawfish. Online ticket sales end at 5 PM Friday, and prices will rise to $40 at the gate, if the festival doesn’t sell out in advance which it possibly will. (Again, disclosure: They gave me tickets as a thank-you for mentioning them.)
Proof of the intellectual level of UT fans: These fans attended a “Save Bruce Pearl” rally. Their sign reads, “Don’t get rid of a Pearl and expect a dimond!” Geez.
Speaking of the Bruchebag, I had a great time last night at the “Bruce Pearl FIRED!” party at the Silly Goose. It’s nice to support a bar that realizes which side of the state its customers live on; certain other “local” bars don’t seem to get it. Apologies to my trivia teammates for arriving to trivia under the effects of Fireball and being generally useless. After trivia I went to pint night at Bardog. I could have had any of their draft beers for $3, but I selected the best beer they have on tap, PBR. You just can’t beat the classics.
Time to grab a quick bite, then back for an afternoon of building pages with WordPress, with occasional trips outside to see how the ducks are doing. I still need to post about Trolley Night, so check back.