Thur 7:15 AM: ARGH. I typed this yesterday after work and forgot to hit Publish. Sorry. Was freaked out by a bad wreck I saw on I-55, I guess.
I spent my lunch hour renewing my car tags, so no time for a lunchtime update, sorry. So nice to have that little red “12” sticker and be done with lines and inspections for another year.
Great Groupon today. $4 for $8 worth of frozen yogurt and toppings at Dream Berry. This is the new self-serve frozen yogurt place on Main across from Local. I tried it for the first time Saturday and it was very good.
The city’s only REAL Best of Memphis poll, the one conducted by the Memphis Flyer, will begin voting in two weeks. In advance, they are taking nominations for four categories: Best Restaurant Server, Best Bartender, Best Local Singer, and Best Local Band. Those with the most nominations will get on the ballot. Make your nominations here.
Earlier this week I blogged that Hustle & Flow will be shown at the Orpheum Friday night at 7:15, with a talk by filmmaker Craig Brewer. BB King’s and Itta Bena have deals for theater-goers that night: Show your ticket for free admission at BB’s, or show your ticket at Itta Bena for a free appetizer with the purchase of an entree.
According to the site PocketFives.com, the 9th District’s Steve Cohen is on board as an original sponsor of Rep. Joe Barton’s (R-TX) bill to legalize online poker. Very, very happy to see Steve standing up for our rights, and participating in this bipartisan effort.
In the news: There’s a movement to get Third Street added as part of the Blues Trail. Of course, Third crosses Beale, home of the blues. It also is the western boundary of Uptown Square, formerly Lauderdale Courts, where Elvis lived when he was a kid.
For those who want a good viewing spot for the July 3 fireworks (two shows – on the river and at AutoZone Park), the Peabody will have the rooftop open. No cover, and they will have a cash bar available from 8 to 11. Suggested attire: Red, white and blue tube tops. (My suggestion, not the Peabody’s.)
The Redbirds are partnering with the Lone Survivor Foundation for their Salute to Armed Forces game this Saturday, July 2. The foundation’s mission is to inspire, empower and renew hope for our wounded warriors and their families. It was founded by the only Navy SEAL to survive Operation Red Wing in Afghanistan. $5 of each ticket purchased for the July 2 game will go to the foundation.
Plans for tonight: Edit: Irrelevant since I forgot to hit Publish. Went to the Saucer, drank beer. Blah.