Congratulations to Elite Total Health Downtown Memphis, celebrating its 2-year anniversary this month. People said, “A clinic will never work Downtown, you should open it out east.” However, Elite proved them wrong! To celebrate two years, they are offering buy-1-get-1 Lipo shots this month. Bring a friend and help them start their weight loss journey. Several of my friends have raved about the weight loss success they have had at Elite.
The city has unveiled a transformation plan to complement the investment St. Jude is making in the Pinch District and to transform the experience motorists have as they arrive in Memphis via I-40. Zip lines and fire, you can’t make this stuff up!
If you want a sneak preview of Old Dominick Distillery, don’t forget that the Memphis Flyer’s 20 Under 30 party is tonight and the public is invited. The distillery is on Front Street near Gus’s.
The Memphis City Council has passed a resolution related to MLGW’s Save the Pennies program. Those enrolled in the program have their MLGW bills rounded up to the next whole dollar, with the difference in cents going to keep the lights on for those in need who can’t pay their bill. The program is currently opt-in, meaning you have to ask to join Save the Pennies. The resolution changes the default to opt-out, meaning you automatically get your bill rounded up unless you tell MLGW you don’t want them to. This will help a lot of families in poverty. Please don’t un-enroll from Save the Pennies unless you are in dire financial straits.
Soccer on the river! There will be a league competing for the Memphis Riverfront Soccer Cup Sundays from March 5 to April 9. Sign your team up to compete.
Mindi Abair and the Boneshakers perform at the Halloran Centre Saturday, February 4. Saxophonist/vocalist Abair has collaborated with Stax legend Booker T. Jones on two of her albums. She was the featured saxophonist on American Idol, she has performed on The Late Show with David Letterman, and she joined Aerosmith for their 2012 tour.
My home state of Arkansas is voting on whether to ban junk food purchases with food stamps. I have mixed feelings about this. Some areas of the state simply don’t have easy access to healthy food choices. I would rather see programs to encourage healthy choices when available rather than a ban on unhealthy ones. On the other hand, it bugs me when I see a sign reading “THIS ITEM CAN BE PURCHASED WITH EBT” hanging next to a king size Snickers at Circle K. I’d be in favor of a ban on such signs, for sure.
It’s Bestie Day at the Fourth Bluff Ice Rink. Buy one admission, get another half off. There will be $1 funnel cakes from 5 to 8 PM.
Jim and Carrie Brock play The Dirty Crow Inn this Friday night from 9 to midnight.
One of the latest exercise crazes to hit the area is to have a yoga class at a brewery, then socialize over beer. However, there’s a new trend that takes the idea one step farther. Over in Germany, students in BierYoga classes drink beer WHILE they are doing yoga. The concept is spreading internationally and has reached Australia. YOGA! BEER!
Russians have minted an In Trump We Trust coin to honor the incoming president of Russia’s newest vassal state.
If you didn’t make it to FedExForum last night, here are the results from WWE Smackdown Live broadcast from the arena. “The Lass-Kicker” Becky Lynch made the rounds yesterday doing interviews with local radio hosts and podcast hosts, as she prepared to challenge Alexa Bliss for the Smackdown Women’s Championship inside a steel cage. Unfortunately the cage did not prevent the mysterious La Luchadora from interfering, allowing Bliss to retain the championship. After the match Bliss and La Luchadora beat down Lynch, and then La Luchadora unmasked to reveal that she was returning superstar Mickie James.
In addition, here are the results from 205 Live, the cruiserweight show which was filmed last night at FedExForum. There was also a dark match following 205 Live where John Cena and Dean Ambrose defeated The Miz and Baron Corbin.
That’s it for now. Family medical situation is improving, for those wondering. Probably out at Silly Goose happy hour after work.