First day on the new job went well. At lunch I drove around the airport/Whitehaven area and located the nearest Walgreens, ATM, etc. Discovered that there’s a Popeye’s Chicken within striking distance of the office! Nice! Also, there’s a Domino’s literally next door. I hear their oven-baked sandwiches are pretty awesome. Looks like I’ll be trying them soon.
The FedExForum is being transformed for the NCAA South Regional men’s championships this weekend. There’s a story on Fox 13 about the work being done. According to the FedExForum’s Facebook page, #2 seed Oklahoma tips off vs. #3 Syracuse at 6:27 PM Friday night, followed by #1 North Carolina vs. #4 Gonzaga. So you’ll have plenty of time to get home from work and to the FedExForum (or your favorite bar, if you prefer to watch games there) in time for the games. Friday’s winners meet in a Sunday afternoon game for a trip to the Final Four.
I’ve already picked my watch location for Thursday night’s 8:37 PM Memphis Tigers vs. Missouri Tigers game. This time I’ll be at the Flying Saucer. My reasoning is that people from out of town will be arriving for Friday’s games, and will be out for a night of fun before their teams take the court. I want to be where the action is.
And it’s a BIG bar with plenty of good seating… last night I heard my friend Mikey advise people to take off work early to get to Calhoun’s in plenty of time to get good seating for the Tiger game. The 8:37 PM Tiger game, you know, which starts more than 3 hours after most people get off work. That kind of thing is exactly why I don’t watch Tigers tournament games at Calhoun’s. Too crowded. Great bar otherwise but simply too crowded.
Doesn’t it seem like every time a TV commercial mentions a discount these days, they have to refer to it as a “bailout” or a “stimulus?” Those are becoming the most overused terms of 2009.
Here’s a Commercal Appeal article on the economic impact to Memphis of this week’s NCAA South Regional.
Don’t forget that Friday night is Trolley Tour in the South Main district. Looks like it may rain, but if the rain stays away, it should be a perfect night for walking from gallery to gallery, with a predicted high of 75.
Off to work… the usual trivia night tonight at 7. Maybe a stop at Bardog Tavern for their $3 pint night after that.