Monday update

Um yeah OK today’s blog is not going to be terribly interesting, because the combination of RiverArtsFest and the Dempseys at Huey’s yesterday killed nearly every brain cell I had left.

The Memphis Tigers football team gets some national exposure tomorrow night, when their game vs. ECU at the Liberty Bowl is televised on ESPN2. I’ll have to keep my eye on the TV during trivia.

Several earthquakes in the 2.5 to 2.9 range in Arkansas and Missouri within the past 24 hours… hope they aren’t precursors to The Big One.

Congratulations to new mayor AC Wharton who gets sworn in at noon today. Interesting fact: 5 of Wharton’s 13 transition team members are either members of MPACT Memphis or past recipients of the organization’s MPACT Maker awards. If you want to become a community leader and also meet other future community leaders, MPACT is a good place to start.

There were several good food vendors at RiverArtsFest… in addition to Central BBQ, there was an Asian food vendor and a Cajun vendor. I saw people getting food and then looking around suspiciously as though they felt the need to guard it. “Don’t worry, she’s out of town,” I told them, referring to the Nuh-Uh Girl, who spent the weekend in Boston. Had she been in town, she undoubtedly would have staked out the food vendors, waiting for people she knows to go up and order. Then would come the begging: “Can I have that nacho right there? Oooh shrimp fried rice, can I have a shrimp? Can I have some of your pecans? Can I have a bite of your BBQ sandwich?” One of her co-workers at FedEx told me she prowls the halls of her office building at lunchtime, to see who brought back leftovers.

It’s a bad day for my friend John D… his hero Morrissey collapsed on stage this weekend and had to be rushed to the hospital. I imagine John will cope with the news by drowning his sorrows in Bud Light.

Big kudos to all the bartenders at Calhoun’s this weekend… the place was just massively packed during RiverArtsFest, and yet I never had to wait more than a minute for a PBR.

Good seeing Lizzie and George last night… everyone who knows Lizzie (pictured in the previous post), please encourage her to move back to Memphis.

That’s all for now… really not a lot going on during the early part of this week, as everyone is resting up for Halloween. This is one of those days when I slept too late to have time to shower before work, so I’ll have to do that when I get home. I’ll probably be at Pint Nite around 6.