I scored a free book last night at Trolley Tour. A guy came up an identified himself as an author and said, “What’s your mailing address? I want to send you a copy of my new book when it comes out in September.” He handed me a card. The book is titled Sputnik, Masked Men, & Midgets: The Early Days of Memphis Wrestling. Cool! It covers the era from Sputnik Monroe to Jackie Fargo to the early days of Jerry Lawler, and contains a bonus CD with music by Fargo, Monroe, Len Rossi, and “The Boogie Woogie Man” Handsome Jimmy Valiant. Can’t wait to read it. Says it will have over 400 images of the golden years of Memphis wrestling.
It’s too bad it was so incredibly hot last night, because the trolley tour otherwise would’ve been one of the best of the year. The Music Foundation had bands and free burgers, and the SMA had burgers and hot dogs and Boscos beer. There were a number of smaller bands playing out on the street, and the preview for Daylight Fades was playing at 506 S. Main. The heat got to me though… by 8:15 I couldn’t take it any more and headed north. Later in the evening I headed to Paula & Raiford’s, where Raiford pulled out some Michael Jackson tunes I haven’t heard him play in years. All the staff had “Michael Jackson Lives On 1958-2009” shirts on which was a nice touch.
Attn frat guys: The combination of button-down shirts, long khaki pants, and flip-flops looks really, really stupid.
As I was walking down the Main Street Mall yesterday I saw this sign:
New fitness club on the top floor of the Cadre Building at Second and Monroe. Go to envisionmemphis.com and click “Enter Site” at the bottom of the page to see what they’ve got. Good to have a fitness club so close to home… I’ll enjoy walking by it on the way to the Saucer every day.
Trying to get a game plan together for tomorrow… I think I may actually slot Kooky Canuck in the lead-off 11 AM position, because it’s their Canada Day celebration and a 34 oz. Molson for $3 ($3.01, including tip for Meghan) sounds like a great way to start the day. I’m also real curious about this “Montreal Steamie” they’re offering as a special, topped with mustard, onion, cabbage, and cayenne with a side of fries for $4.99.
Then at 4 I have a wedding to go to at the Cadre Building… Been thinking, this is a great weekend to be single. If I had a wife or girlfriend, we’d argue all weekend about whether I’m wearing a tie to the wedding (I most definitely am not) and whether I’m going out drinking beer at the Saucer in the early afternoon before the wedding (I most definitely am). I guess I’ll hang at the Saucer until about 3:15-3:20ish then go put the stupid monkey suit on, minus the tie.
I unlinked my Twitter account from my Facebook account last night. From now on I’ll do personal status updates primarily on Facebook. Having used Twitter for a month I have yet to see the point… mostly it’s Stephanie, Susie, and the Nuh-Uh Girl chattering back and forth, and the Nuh-Uh Girl panhandling Downtown restaurants for free food. I’ll still maintain my @firesale Twitter account which posts the Fire Sale on my blog as well as Twitter.
Today is not going to be a fun day. Amazon announced a change in the way they do web services, and I have to get all my Amazon storefronts in compliance by August 15 or they’ll stop working. Groan… I have about 110 stores to update. That’s going to suck.
By the way… I’ve rolled out 5 new stores in the past week… sister sites to Tube Top Boutique… been too busy to blog about them. They are
- Strapless Bra Boutique – because strapless bras always sold well on Tube Top Boutique, indicating that it was a niche worth focusing on
- One Shoulder Dress Boutique – because I heard this was going to be a hot clothing niche this fall. Michelle Obama wears them.
- Flat Sandal Boutique – research indicated this was a popular summer footwear niche this year
- Wedge Sandal Boutique – another popular summer niche
- Rain Boot Boutique – women’s fashion rain boots. Memphis in May gave me the idea for this one.
I have two more stores under development that I’ll add soon. You know the story on these by now… Amazon handles checkout and shipping, I never see your name or credit card number, just a notification that items were bought and how much commission I made.
And finally, I’ll wrap up this long Saturday morning post with a pic of Ruchee in a tube top dress.