Veterans’ Day news

Happy Veterans Day and THANK YOU to those who have served or are serving our country. Mashable has a great article on the advantages of hiring veterans. Veterans acquire a lot of positive work habits at an early age.

A friend of mine asked me to mention how much he enjoys shopping at Pyramid Liquors, on A.W. Willis Ave. near the Shell station. The Sunshine Cleaners next door closed, and Pyramid expanded into that space, allowing the liquor store to carry a larger selection. In addition to liquor and wine, Pyramid now has a growler station. Beer lovers no longer have to drive to Midtown to get their growlers filled. Pyramid also carries mixers and snacks, so you can keep the party going with just one stop.

Another reason to hate the AP Stylebook: They’ve arbitrarily decided it’s “sheikh” now, rather than “sheik.” Whatever. If someone wants to give me a thoughtful Christmas gift, print the Stylebook on a roll of toilet paper and send it to me.

Sweetie Pie’s on Beale will open soon, but will the contractors get paid?

There’s a Groupon for admission to the STAX Museum for two, four, or six. This is a fantastic museum and a must-see if you’re into music history.

Good news for Uber and Lyft users: The Daily News reports that ridesharing could get the city OK.

Looking for something to do at work this afternoon, other than your job? The Internet Arcade has 900 classic video games that you can play for free.

Because I’m a former math teacher: Why we use x as the unknown in math

The Memphis Business Journal’s BBQ brackets are down to the final two, the Journey to the Chompionships: Corky’s vs. The Bar-B-Q Shop.

Grizzlies vs. Lakers at 7 at the FedExForum. Get there early to get a free camo Grizzlies hat.

As usual on Tuesday, I will be at poker at the Blind Bear tonight at 8. Time to eat some lunch and get some work done.