Wed update: Flyer happy hour, Skatelife, DNA/SMA party, Shelton, Lansky

Lots of assorted stuff today… first of all, congrats to the trivia team on a first-place victory last night! We were sure we were in trouble after we got only 1 out of 7 right on the third-round bonus question, but everyone else missed it too.

The Memphis Flyer is having their monthly “Work It Wednesday” happy hour tonight, and this time they’re taking the show on the road to Midtown. It will be at the Beauty Shop from 5 to 7 PM tonight, with 10% off menu items, $5 house wines, and $2.50 domestics. Good excuse to do a little Hump Day drinking and mingling with the staff of the Flyer.

I saw on Twitter today that Skatelife Memphis has received a $2500 grant from Nike. They will use the money to build a mini-halfpipe at the Greenlaw Community Center. Congratulations to them, and yay for more family-friendly amenities in Uptown.

The DNA and SMA are combining to have a holiday party at the Metro 67 apartments on Sunday, December 20, from 6 to 9 PM. Free to all members of either organization, cash bar, door prizes, and various restaurants providing the food. Free food? Wonder if the Nuh-Uh Girl will show up. Nice to see the two organizations working together, so members of one group can get more familiar with the other.

Wow that means I’ll have four days of parties in a row… got my building’s party on the 17th… a party at a South Main condo on the 18th… my plate party on the 19th… and the DNA/SMA party on the 20th. The weekend before Christmas is gonna be a busy one.

Guys, if you’re thinking about buying some new clothes, I have a suggestion for you… do it on Sunday. If you bring a Sunday brunch receipt from any Downtown restaurant to Shelton Clothiers in December, they will give you $20 off a purchase of $150 or more. So you’re basically getting free brunch. Trying to decide where to eat? My suggestion would be right next door, at the Majestic Grille. Try the smoked salmon hash browns, or one of the fritattas, or the breakfast named after Downtown legend John D.

Ladies, if you want to shop at Shelton for the man in your life, might want to do it this Thursday, December 3, or on Thursday, December 17. You’ll receive a bonus of a gift card good for 15% of the amount of your purchase. You can pass along the card as a gift, or use it yourself the next time you shop Shelton. Also, wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served on those nights. Free food? Wonder if the Nuh-Uh Girl will show up.

More shopping savings down the street at Lansky at the Peabody… they sent out an e-mail yesterday containing a 25% off coupon, and they gave me permission to post the link for my readers… get the coupon here.

Heavy rain headed this way… hope it’s gone by the end of the workday.  Sunset Wheat is the fire sale so it’s a pretty safe bet I’ll be out after work, even if I have to walk in the rain.