Mon update: Shrimp boil at Calhoun’s, Wicked ticket lottery

Ughhh… I’d hoped for some relief from the heat, but I just checked the Weather Channel’s 10 day forecast and the lowest high temperature was 96. Both Saturday and Sunday of this coming weekend show predicted highs of 101. Ladies, this is definitely a good week to stay cool by putting on a tube top when you go out.

I finally made it to Calhoun’s for their Sunday night shrimp boil last night. It was quite good. For $9 I got a half pound of spicy boiled shrimp, several big pieces of sausage, a couple of taters, corn on the cob, butter dipping sauce, and cocktail sauce. Definitely worth the money. I got there not long after 6 but the shrimp weren’t ready until 7:30… in the meantime, I played Buzztime Poker against the bots that play when no human players are on the channel. The bots aren’t very good. By the time my shrimp came, I had made the weekly and monthly high score list. I wish I could find real players like that on PokerStars.

This week is the beginning of Wicked‘s run at the Orpheum from June 24 to July 12. There will be a day-of-performance lottery for tickets each day. 2 1/2 hours prior to showtime, people who show up at the Orpheum’s box office will have their names placed in a lottery drum. Then 30 minutes later, names will be drawn, and each winner will have the option to purchase 1 or 2 orchestra seats at $25 each, until all 20 seats put up for lottery have been sold. So if the performance begins at 7:30, you’d want to be at the box office at 5 to get your name in the lottery.

Back to the weather… high 99 Friday, low 78. Trolley Tour may very well SUCK if it’s that hot. I have a feeling I may spend more time in the shops and galleries and less time outside than usual. I blogged earlier that the Music Resource Center is having its first birthday party that night, to coincide with trolley tour… hmmm they have air conditioning. May meet a lot of musicians that night.

High 101, low 80 Saturday… that likely would have been the night for my TubeTopalooza II rooftop party, if a few circumstances hadn’t forced me to postpone it. Looks like postponing it turned out to be a great move.

It’s Monday but at least I have Pint Nite to look forward to.  I have a business meeting at the Saucer at 5:30 but will undoubtedly stick around after it’s over for more beer.