Monday update

Happy Presidents Day! Every eight years, historians rank all the former presidents from first to last. For the first time, Barack Obama was eligible to be ranked. He was rated 12th best out of the 43 former presidents, behind Woodrow Wilson but ahead of James Monroe. Not suprisingly, Lincoln topped the list, followed by George Washington. James Buchanan was ranked last, but fear not, Buchanan fans; the next time the rankings are done I have a feeling we will have somebody new at the list’s bottom.

There will be a celebration of Johnny Cash’s 85th birthday at Memphis Made Brewing Co. this coming Sunday, February 26. Jack O and The Sheiks will perform. Doors will open at 3, with music beginning at 4. Donations will be accepted toward a Johnny Cash statue for Memphis.

The Memphis Redbirds and Major League Baseball have made donations totaling $25,000 to Memphis area public schools. The donations will give 460 students baseball and softball equipment so they can get on the field, benefiting 24 baseball and softball teams at 16 schools.

Memphis in May will announce the lineup for Beale Street Music Fest on Wednesday. The event happens the first weekend of May every year. If you’re enjoying the May weather we’re having in February today, be aware that February weather usually shows up in May for Music Fest.

Want a little extra energy to get through afternoons at work? Downtown Yoga offers lunchtime classes from noon to 1 every weekday.

I had fun visiting my friend Hannah at the bar at Aldo’s Pizza Pies Midtown yesterday. Go see her on Sundays if you live in the area. She’ll take good care of you. I have yummy meatball pizza in my fridge that will last me the next two days.

The zoo is having a seasonal job fair Wednesday, February 22, from 3 to 5 PM. Applicants are encouraged to fill out an online application in advance.

That’s it for now. I will be out at one of my usual spots after work but haven’t decided which one yet.