Thur update: Trolley Night, C# positions available, Movember, bath house posts layout on “face book”

The South Main Association is planning a Halloween party for Trolley Night this Friday, October 29. As usual, most of the shops and galleries on South Main will be open from 6 to 9, but this month there will be some additional events. Bring your kids for trick or treating – orange paper pumpkins in the store windows will designate safe venues where trick or treaters are welcome. There will also be apple bobbing, a cake walk, face painting, and fortune telling.

Weather permitting, the SMA will once again be grilling burgers and serving complimentary Ghost River beer in the parking lot next to Bluff City Coffee. Free for SMA members, $5 for non-members. Free food? Wonder if the Nuh-Uh Girl will show up.

Is anyone dressing up for Halloween Trolley Night (meaning adults)? I’m looking for an excuse to bring “Bruce Pearl” down there, but I don’t want to be the only adult in costume.

A recruiter friend of mine has some open positions she’s trying to fill. If you’re looking for a job and know C#, shoot me an e-mail at and I’ll get you in touch with her.

A group of men in Memphis has renamed November Movember and has committed to growing moustaches for the month of November, to raise awareness of men’s health, and men’s cancer in particular. You can view their video here for more details. They’re looking for a few more Mo Bros to join the team. If you’re female, you can join as a Mo Sista and recruit other bros. You can join the team here.

If for some reason you’re not allowed to grow a moustache, but you still want to contribute, you can do so here.

There will be a big party to celebrate the end of Movember at Max’s Sports Bar (formerly Calhoun’s) on Friday, December 3. Moustachy prizes will be given away, and there will be awards for the best, worst, and cheesiest moustaches.

Union Street Bath House has posted layouts of their future upstairs and downstairs on Facebook. You can view the plans here. Attn Yuri: Facebook is one word. Not “face book.” Hmmm did I see a bar included in those plans? My chances of trying the place just went up. Actually I’ve already promised Yuri I’d try it, after our phone conversation when he said “You try Russian banya, Mr. Paul” about 30 million times. “You promise. You try. You like banya.”

Tonight I put on the Bruce Pearl costume for the first time this Halloween weekend. It’s my apartment building’s party, and I’m excited… I’ve been unable to attend the past couple of years because it’s conflicted with other events. This year it’s wide open, though, and always a good time, with food and beer. Free food? Wonder if the Nuh-Uh Girl will show up. Tonight will allow me to give the costume a dry run, and determine if any tweaks need to be made before the big parties Saturday and Sunday.

Apologies in advance for acting like a big douche all weekend… but what else would you expect from the Bruchebag?