There are even more road closures Downtown this coming weekend than I realized, and they will last from Saturday to Monday (not all streets closed the entire period). WREG has a list. The closures are for a TV show that will be filming scenes.
This Friday, July 31, is the last Friday of the month, which means it will once again be time for South Main Green Bus Night (referred to as South Main Trolley Night by some people). Many of the shops and galleries in South Main will stay open until 9 or later, and it is a good chance to get out and shop and mingle with your neighbors. I will be posting special events happening during Green Bus Night as I hear about them, but I am already aware of one: There will be a book signing at South Main Book Juggler. Author Stacey Wiedower will autograph copies of her new book Now a Major Motion Picture.
Two months from now, it looks like I will get to revert to calling it South Main Trolley Night. MATA has identified the five trolleys from the old system in the least need of repair, and will fix them and have them back on the line in September. Then they will identify the next five, and so on. The trolleys have been offline for about a year after two trolley fires in six months in 2014.
@CopelandCoach has posted yet another prime position that is open in Memphis: Director of Marketing at Memphis College of Art.
From The Onion: Opening staff at restaurant rails against incompetence of closing staff. I know The Onion is a satire site, but I have witnessed this in real life a few times the past couple of weeks.
Former Tiger Austin Nichols has committed to Virginia. He will have to sit out a year, then have two years of eligibility beginning in 2016-17.
Have a really ugly front yard? Tell the TV show Desperate Landscapes about it and you might get the chance to have your landscape transformed.
Shout-out to the folks in the smoothie truck at the Farmers Market from the Market’s new mayor on Foursquare! That has become my favorite stop at the Market since the tandoori truck stopped coming several weeks ago. I usually get the Berry 4 Ever smoothie. You know what would be really romantic? If I had a lady with whom to share a smoothie at the market. Hey B-RAD and Katie (not Mac), do you know of anyone who goes to the Farmers Market regularly who might want to share a smoothie with the mayor? She and I could have two straws, or we could have just one straw and take turns sipping… we might go for a sip of smoothie at the same time, and our faces would touch, and… mmmmm, there’s just no telling what might happen next.
I am SUCH a brat.
Time for some PBR at Melissa Monday at Bardog. Back tomorrow with more news.