Friday update

Important message to my readers with whom I’m friends on Facebook: If you see anything from me that doesn’t seem like something I would post, don’t respond to it and especially don’t click on any links. This morning about 11:15, I received a notification that someone was trying to log in as me from an unrecognized device. I clicked Continue and it showed the location of the attempted login – near Kirkuk, Iraq. I clicked “that wasn’t me” and it asked me to put in my password – which no longer worked. I requested it send a code to my registered email address that would let me reset my password – but the email never arrived. Argh. Trying to figure out what to do. I’m still logged in to Facebook on all my devices, but if I log out I won’t be able to log in again. If any of my readers have been through something similar and got it straightened out, I would love to hear from you.

I checked my activity log and the person has not done anything since the attempted login.

The honored country for Memphis in May for 2018 has been announced: The Czech Republic. That should be a fun one. Memphis in May also announced a $278,000 surplus for 2017.

Beer Pairing Roulette comes to the Wiseacre taproom Thursday, August 17 from 7 to 9 PM. Learn about beer pairings and food interactions to enhance the enjoyment of both – a 1 + 1 = 3 kind of thing, as Wiseacre put it. Six 7-ounce beers will be sampled along with nuts, chocolate, cheese, and olives. You will learn how combinations can affect perceptions in taste. $10 to attend, which sounds like an excellent value for what you get. Space is limited. Reserve your spot now. Hmmm, I’m off Friday the 18th. I wouldn’t mind grabbing a Lyft out to Wiseacre if I had a partner in crime or two. Anyone want to go?

Max’s Sports Bar seeks a part-time barback/cook for football season. Some kitchen experience is preferred and you must be able to work weekends. Great place to work and the menu is simple so cooking there would not be hard. If you’re an outgoing person, you will make many new friends working there.

Ghost River now has gift cards for those who want to give the gift of great local beer.

Guess who went on a Twitter rampage yesterday around lunchtime yesterday? No, not our Toddler-in-Chief. Downtown Yoga tweeted links to several upcoming workshops for those interested in gaining a better understanding of the human body.

  • Yoga for Upper Back, Neck and Shoulder Care, Saturday, September 16 11:30 AM-12:30 PM, will have instructor Adelene will guide participants on an exploration of the upper body, and tension release poses will be practiced.
  • Yoga for Lower Back Care, Sunday, September 17 1-4 PM, will have Adelene go through a sequence of selected yoga poses and breathing practices for those experiencing lower back pain. There will be tension release and relaxation techniques.
  • Yoga for Scoliosis: An Introductory Workshop, Saturday, September 30 4:30-7:30 PM, will be an exploration with Adelene of how one can have a yoga practice with scoliosis.
  • Organic Yoga Asana, Sunday, October 1 1-4 PM, will be a journey through your organs to find and place them in your body.

All classes will be held at Downtown Yoga’s studio, 515 S. Main. YOGA!

Redbirds playoff tickets are now on sale. AutoZone Park will host playoff games September 6 and 7, and if the Redbirds win the first round, there would be two more games September 12 and 13, for the Pacific Coast League Championship. Times are TBA and in both series, these games are game one and two of the series. Starting at $32, fans can get one ticket to each of the four games. The first 5000 fans at the games on the 6th and 7th receive a new logo Redbirds hat, and there will be $2 select beers throughout the playoffs. Purchase playoff tickets here.

1939 classic movie Gone with the Wind plays tonight at 7 PM on the big screen at the Orpheum. Keep in mind that this movie is a whopping 3 hours, 58 minutes long, so you’ll be getting out of the movie around 11.

This is not a Downtown event but it sounds so freakin’ cool that it’s worth a mention: There will be a pop-up food vendor, Kunal’s Indian Pizza Pop-Up, at The Cove out on Broad Avenue from 4 to 8 Sunday. It will feature pizzas, nachos, and salads inspired by traditional Indian cooking, and all the proceeds will be donated to charity.

Yesterday I did happy hour at Jessica’s bar at the Silly Goose with the burger/BBQ team president and the deputy director of public relations. “Can I join your team for Burger Fest?” Jessica asked. Even more proof that discerning palates prefer the Moody Ques. Team members, expect an email soon. John D wants to open up all three practice cooks to the entire team. Don’t expect us to be real organized for the first one and maybe even the second one and it will be BYOB, but if you want to come be a part of things, you can.

Just a reminder:

National security expert John Schindler, @20committee on Twitter, has a good article on what China will do if hostilities break out between the United States and North Korea.

That’s it for now. I took a half-day and came home to figure out what to do about the potential hack. However, I’m not getting much figured out so I guess I’ll go to Bardog. Back tomorrow with more news.