Saturday update

Prepare yourself for a very, very, very important announcement.

This is a big one.

The donut shop on Main now serves funnel cakes.

It’s at 8 S. Main, in the ground floor of the Number 10 Main building. So if you ever find yourself awake at 2:51 in the morning and think, “Gee, if I had a funnel cake right now, I bet I would sleep better,” there you go.

Now, I’m not saying that is the most important announcement I have ever put on this blog. It’s certainly not as important as any post marked VERY IMPORTANT PBR NEWS. But still, it’s important.

By the way, that reminds me: I’ve been told that The Dirty Crow has 24-ounce PBR cans.

Discussion topic on Facebook yesterday: I just don’t understand people who lie all the time. I mean, if you do that, you have to pretty much keep a spreadsheet in your mind of who heard what. I told lie #1 to these people, and lie #2 to these people, and the truth to these people, and lie #3 to these people. It just seems like so much mental energy consumed remembering all that… I’d rather conserve that energy for other matters. Plus, you constantly have to worry that two people who have heard different versions of your story will talk, and then you end up looking like a fool. Not worth it.

Not that I’ve never lied… I remember one time about a year ago when I lied and said I had a BBQ team meeting at the Silly Goose in order to extract myself from a situation that was getting out of hand. But notice that lie did not hurt anyone. Lies that damage other people are the type to avoid.

If you’re looking for something outdoorsy to do today, get down to the river. The Outdoors Inc. Canoe and Kayak Race takes off at 10 AM.

There’s a special ticket you can purchase at tonight’s Redbirds game that gets you not only a seat but a Kolten Wong Hawaiian jersey. Ten random jerseys have been signed by Kolten himself.

General Redbirds promotions tonight (special ticket or not) include a beach towel for the first 1500 in the gate, a block party with a band before the game, and fireworks afterward. First pitch vs. the Iowa Cubs at 6:35.

Quench is hosting a Downtown wine tasting next Friday, June 24.

Today at South Main Book Juggler from 1 to 3: Guidelines to starting and maintaining a church dance ministry. Dr. Denita Hedgeman educates ministries and leaders on the Biblical foundations of worship through dance.

The Memphis Farmers Market has announced that they are short staffed today, so no pet sitting. says the heat index will remain under 100 today. That’s a cause for celebration!

Fun times at Max’s Sports Bar last night… people were playing ’70s country rock on the jukebox and everyone was singing along. Funny how things happen… as we were singing “Take Me Home, Country Roads,” a post appeared in my Facebook news feed from my reader from Morgantown, West Virginia who I met a couple of weeks ago. She and her boyfriend were at Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville. They’re Hog fans! I am so proud to have such an intelligent reader base!

The farmers market is first on the list for me today. Going to buy some mint for Bloom at Bardog and see what the tandoori truck has to eat. Time to get outside and enjoy this (relatively) cool weather.