February in Memphis problems and Wednesday news

This morning, I had to put in a call to my apartment building’s office. My air conditioner wasn’t cooling the apartment well, and I needed maintenance to come service my A/C with Freon. On February 8.

I also encountered a second February-in-Memphis problem last night, one that is unique to me. For the past two months Perjorie (my troll) has lived comfortably in my jacket pocket, ready to make appearances when requested (and there were requests this weekend; she’s getting popular). However, yesterday it was way too warm to wear a jacket out. So Perjorie had to share a shorts pocket with my iPhone, a bunch of loose change, and a container of breath strips. I understand they’re a fashion no-no but I may have to invest in some cargo shorts.

Normally I don’t post Cordova news but this is a pretty unique job opportunity: They’re looking to hire a carousel operator at Wolfchase.

The Grizzlies host the Phoenix Suns tonight at FedExForum at 7. I looked at the promotional schedule to see if there’s a giveaway tonight. There’s not but I was pretty surprised at the time they’re giving away at the March 11 game – a GRILL! A Marc Gasol grill. Well, this is the BBQ capital of the world, so it makes sense I guess.

Bathroom accessory that Downtowners might want: toilet paper holder that also holds a beer

Regional farm Whitton Farms is offering a limited number of produce and floral CSAs (community-supported agriculture). These are subscriptions where you get fresh produce or flowers dropped off at a location convenient to you every week or every other week. Downtown pickup locations include the Memphis Farmers Market and Trolley Stop Market. Order your subscription here.

The Orpheum has announced a student/teacher rush for the Friday night performance of The Illusionists. This offer applies to students, teachers and school staff. It also applies to members of the military, as well as police, firefighters and other heroes and their families. Show up at 6 PM and buy tickets for only $20 on a first-come, first-served basis. Must show valid ID.

The Break-up Show 6 happens at the New Daisy Saturday. This is a celebration of how much love sucks, featuring stories submitted anonymously by Memphians.

Rep. Steve Cohen is hosting a town hall meeting at East High Saturday from 10 AM to 1 PM. He will discuss his legislation and work in Congress, and he wants to hear his constituents’ concerns and ideas.

That’s it for now. I’ll be out at the Silly Goose for happy hour after work. Back tomorrow.