There was no post yesterday because I finally caught the bug that has been going around. Monday night I was sniffling and coughing a good bit, but didn’t have a fever so I deluded myself into believing it was just a bad allergy attack. Tuesday morning, however, I had a fever and called in to work. I bombed myself with NyQuil and got lots of quality sleep, which I believe is the best medicine of all for a bad cold. Back at work today, and I’ll be out tonight.
Apologies to those I played poker with Monday night. If I had known I was actually sick I would not have come out and passed around cards with you guys. Hope none of you caught it from me.
Speaking of poker, there is a new poker night Downtown starting this week. Dancin’ Jimmy’s, in the old Pat O’ Brien’s building on Beale, will hold a game on Thursdays at 8 PM. Muruako who hosts the Monday game at Silly Goose and the Wednesday game at Double J will run Dancin’ Jimmy’s poker. For more details “Like” the Bluff City Poker page on Facebook.
The Hungry Memphis blog posted about the deep-fried strawberries at Johnny G’s Creole Kitchen. I was just in there Sunday. Why didn’t I try these? Next time they ask “Dessert?” I need to resist the reflex “no” answer.
There will be a Grizzlies watch party Downtown Saturday as the Grizzlies travel to Portland to take on the Trail Blazers. TJ Mulligan’s Pinch will host the party starting at 8 PM. There will be prizes, games, and more.
Like to learn new things? Got a couple of leads for you today. For one, I was surfing Kerry’s blog and learned about a new organization called Guild Local. This organization lets you learn new skills from local teachers at a very affordable price. Recent classes being offered include basic jewelry-making, creative writing, hip-hop aerobics, publicity, film developing, and photo techniques and lighting for any camera. Have an idea for a class you’d like to teach? Have an idea for a class you’d like to take? Get in touch with them. When I lived in San Diego for 6 months, there was a group like this. Glad to see the idea has spread to Memphis. We have much to learn from each other.
Meanwhile, Lifehacker has posted the best online courses from Spring 2013. Take college courses from some of the very best in the field for free. Categories include computer science and technology, finance and economics, science and medicine, social science, classics, humanities, law, and cross-disciplinary courses.
New blog to keep an eye on: Memphis Cup. This blogger has lived in Memphis for a while, but his blog is a journey to conquer Memphis in 2013. When people ask him “Have you been there? Have you done that?” he wants to be able to say yes. So far he’s covered Shelby Farms dog park, Center for Southern Folklore, the Arcade, Belmont Grill, Mosa Asian Bistro, and Gus’s. Thanks to Craig from the excellent Memphis Que blog for making me aware of this.
If you’re looking for a social media/marketing job, the Twitter account @tmj_mem_adv tweeted a couple of them this morning.
That’s not all I’ve got, but it’s all I’ve got time to post now. Coming soon: Info about a new group that will help you make friends as you get fit. I’ll be out about 6 tonight. People pre-gaming for Tigers will probably take over the Saucer, so I’ll probably look for an alternate initial venue until they leave for the game at 7.