Thanksgiving Day update

Last week at my birthday/plate party, myself, my guests and the Saucer girls enjoyed 11 cupcakes from Muddy’s Bake Shop. One of my favorite bartenders, Brittney, asked me if I’d ever had anything from Gigi’s Cupcakes. “I think they’re even better than Muddy’s,” she told me. “I’ll bring you one as a late birthday present.” So last night Brittney showed up with a cupcake. Look at this thing!

It’s more icing than it is cupcake! Which is fine with me. It was hard to eat, being so tall, but quite good. You can visit their website to see what Gigi’s has to offer.

As I was walking past Downtown Huey’s last night, I noticed that more has changed than just a fresh paint job and coat of varnish:

I notice that their bar and kitchen hours have been cut back an hour Sunday-Thursday. Just something to keep in mind if you get food from Huey’s on the way home – get there earlier or you’ll be stuck going to the Restaurant of Last Resort (Denny’s).

This has been all over Facebook in the past 24 hours, but in case you missed it: Sarah Palin says that we must stand with our North Korean allies. Good God, this woman is an idiot.

It’s shaping up to be a full Thanksgiving Day for me. Early this afternoon the owners of my apartment building are hosting a Thanksgiving potluck. They’re providing the turkey and ham, and residents who are coming are bringing other items depending on the first letter of their last name. My last name’s assignment included “beverages,” which is perfect since I don’t cook. Should be a good Thanksgiving dinner with my neighbors. Free turkey and ham? Wonder if the Nuh-Uh Girl will show up.

As I previously said, I’ll be at the front door of the Flying Saucer at 4:59 PM waiting for them to unlock it. Several beers there, then, weather permitting, I’ll head south, where I’ve been invited to a private, invitation-only potluck dinner. In previous years I haven’t attended this, saying it cuts into my Saucer time, but I’ve been told, “Pauly, PLEASE come. People want to see you there.” It’s nice to be wanted. That’s a hard invitation to turn down.

Later in the evening I’ll walk over to the annual Thanksgiving party at Earnestine & Hazel’s. It benefits CASA of Memphis. This is usually one of the best parties of the fall season. $5 donation at the door.

If you want to get out at 5 but want an alternative to the Saucer, Bardog Tavern also opens at 5 and will stay open until 3 AM. If you didn’t get Thanksgiving dinner at home, they’ll have turkey and ham with sweet potatoes, cranberries and stuffing. Be forewarned that the current mayor of Bardog on Foursquare may come over, look at your food, and go, “…can I have a biiiiite?”

Winter weather advisory for Memphis tonight. Whaaaaa? It’s 72 as I type this. Attn Mother Nature: Snow and ice should fall between the hours of 8 PM on Sunday and 10 AM on Friday. Never on holiday weekends, except Christmas because every kid should get to experience a white Christmas. Amount of snow and ice should be enough to close area businesses (including where I work), but not enough that the bars close. Please keep this in mind. Thanks.

Outta here for now. Time to get ready to eat some turkey. Hope to see you at the party at E&H tonight. It will be a good one!