The Woot-off is continuing for a second day, possibly due to problems with their servers yesterday.
Bardog Tavern now has a Facebook page for their Wednesday night poker tournaments. You can see it here. They’ve also expanded their breakfast menu to include breakfast burritos, and they’ll soon have hot chocolate, yogurt, bananas, and apples.
If anyone’s thinking about moving to Mud Island, there’s a really nice condo for lease – details here. 2 story, 2 BR, 2.5 bath, 3 balconies, whirlpool, both bedrooms have private baths, W/D, and a lot more.
Someone who works at AutoZone sent me this: There will be a 20 minute aerobatic demonstration by the Lucas Oil plane over the tip of Mud Island at 11 AM on Monday, September 28. Should be visible to most of Downtown.
It’s rock climbing wall night at BRIDGES, Auction at Fourth, from 6 to 9.
Check out this TIME magazine article on Detroit. There are some parallels to Memphis.
Yesterday all the new people at work got to go on a field trip to Sam’s Town to see a regional bridge tournament. It was very interesting… there was this big room that must have held 150 tables, maybe 200. It was absolute chaos until 2:00 as people were milling around, getting registered, finding their partners… and by 2:10 the room was quiet and everyone was playing cards. Before the tournament, we got a free buffet (Nuh-Uh Girl: “Free buffet? Paul, do you know if your company is hiring?”) and a free hour to do whatever we wanted. I wandered upstairs to the poker room. There was a table but it was something like $1/3 blinds for No-Limit Hold’em, and that sounded like a good way to leave the casino several hundred dollars poorer. So I played a 25 cent video poker machine and lost about $5.
After work I attended the Alley Jams alley party in Gayoso Alley and it was a lot of fun. Good music, good beer (Dos Equis Lager? good call!), and I got to talk to a lot of people I haven’t seen in a while. Next Wednesday’s party will be in the Rendezvous alley, and the Dempseys will play – sadly, I have to miss this one due to a conflicting event. I saw on Twitter that these things are going on until 9 in the evening, so plenty of time to get out there and enjoy.
Plans for tonight: Not sure, beyond the fact that beer will surely be involved.