Decisions, decisions. Plus: Trolley Night, Farmers Market and festival news

Facing some tough decisions this Halloween weekend…

Tonight is South Main Trolley Night, with trick-or-treating and other Halloween fun. So I have to decide: Go in costume, or not? I’m thinking not. It took me 45 minutes to put on and apply the costume last night, which would cut into Trolley Night time. Plus, I want to have a beer at the Saucer to celebrate with a newly-employed friend, and I don’t know if I want to be in costume for that. May change my mind though.

Tomorrow I have to decide between the Halloween parties at the Flying Saucer and Silly Goose, and a private party in the South Main area. With the trolley running I could do both, but my costume this year has contest-winning potential, which makes me think I need to be in the Downtown core during prime time (which is about 11 PM to 1 AM). Also, there are more females in their early-mid 20s in the core, and “Bruce Pearl” needs to be blatantly hitting on those young women to be in character.

Sunday is the really hard decision. Kooky Canuck and Bardog Tavern both have their parties that night. I’ve said for years, Kooky parties are can’t-miss – always a super time. On the other hand, I really want to see who wins that hearse at Bardog. Both have costume contests. The good news is, they’re only a 2-3 minute walk from each other. I’ll probably scope out both, and figure out where my chances are better of winning if the contests happen at the same time.

Monday is really going to suck… I was going to take a half day to recover, but our web programmer is taking a seminar offsite so I have to go in. I’ll take it real easy on the alcohol Sunday night for that reason. I’m still going to stay out late though.

Anyway, back to tonight’s Trolley Night… Mark’s Menus is running a “Where’s Waldo” kind of contest tonight… Mark will be somewhere on South Main, and will tweet clues to @marksmenus where he is. Find Mark and he might buy you a beer. More details here. I guess it would be cheating if I participate, since I already know what Mark looks like.

Don’t forget that Mayor Wharton’s GreenUp festival is tomorrow at “The Green at South Front Street,” adjacent to the Memphis Farmers Market at G.E. Patterson. Learn how to make Memphis more attractive and eco-friendly while enjoying live music, festival food, exhibits and prizes. It kicks off at 10 AM and it lasts until 3.

Also don’t forget that tomorrow is the last day of the year for the Memphis Farmers Market. Closing time is extended until 3 PM for this one, so you can sleep in and still have plenty of time to make it down there.

Time to munch a lunch and then get back to work… Saucer then Trolley Night this evening for me.