Wed morning update

This Friday, July 1 is the annual Canada Day celebration at Kooky Canuck. From 11 AM to 2 AM there will be specials including $2.50 Canadian bottled beer, $3.99 34 oz. drafts of LaBatt Blue, $1 off all Canadian whiskeys (there are 33 to choose from), and $9.99 Montreal Steamie hot dogs and poutine. As always, you are encouraged to wear your Canadian color and jerseys.

The Redbirds have announced Red, White & BOOM! festivities for their July 4 game. First pitch is 6:35 and there will be fireworks after the game is over. There will be a couple of special tickets you can purchase. One is a $19 field box ticket special that includes a buffet of hot dogs, burgers, chips, cookies, lemonade, fruit punch and water. Another is a $19 dugout ticket with an all-you-can-eat hot dog bar. They will be auctioning off July 4 jerseys to benefit the Redbirds Community Fund.

Memphis Made is bringing back their beginner sushi class at their taproom on Sunday, July 24. $40 includes all supplies and you get to eat what you roll. These classes are extremely popular, so sign up early. Sign up here.

Elvis’ guitarist Scotty Moore has passed away at the age of 84.

VooDoo Gumbo with special guest Bahari headline the Thursday, June 30 rooftop party atop the Peabody. Admission is $15, or you can buy a $75 VIP pass for the rest of the season. Admission includes a buffet of BBQ smoked sausage, and jalapeno popper dip with crackers. If you’re in VIP you get a second buffet of grilled chicken, potato salad, strawberry mango salsa, and cinnamon chips. Pineapple passion punch is the drink special in VIP. First 200 ladies get in free.

Bad news for me – as some of you know, I use Evernote to organize all aspects of my life. I use it on my work computer to collect my thoughts for our morning team meetings, then read from those notes on my iPhone when I’m in the meetings. I use it to throw blog topics to write about later, whenever I come across them. I use it to remember key pieces of information like my mother’s mailing address. I use it not only on my work computer and my iPhone, but on my MacBook, netbook and iPad as well. Now Evernote has announced they will limit the free Basic plan to syncing between two devices. That won’t work for me! I guess I’m about to start paying for Premium. Anyone else affected by this announcement like I am? I can’t do without Evernote!

It’s funny how the things you learn can be used in the most unexpected ways. Thanks to conversations with Eric Mathews from Start Co., I know what an elevator pitch is. Now I find myself composing an elevator pitch I hope to give next month, in an area of my life that has nothing to do with entrepreneurship or asking for funding or business. Thank you Eric – you may not have realized it but you taught me something valuable.

Today’s goodness from the account that tweets conversations from the Memphis police scanner:

There sure is a lot of free yoga happening lately. On Wednesday, July 6 at 6:30 PM, Jocelyn from Downtown Yoga will lead the latest MyHQ Sunset Yoga session at Memphis Park across from the Raymond James building on Front Street. After the class, watch the sun set over the Mississippi with free red and white wine. Bring your own food if you want to picnic. Also, bring your own mat if you have one, but they do have extras.

The MBJ has a progress report on Andrew Ticer and Michael Hudman’s future restaurant in the Chisca, with photos. The walls are going up at Catherine & Mary’s, named after their grandmothers. Grand opening is scheduled for August.

Gus’s is opening a restaurant at the corner of Pico and Crenshaw in L.A. Los Angeles Magazine says Gus’s is going to change the city’s fried chicken game.

That’s it for this morning. Off to work. Possibly a post #2 later today.