If you came here expecting a recap of all the exciting things I did last night, you’re about to be disappointed. Last night I realized I hadn’t had a good, full night’s sleep free from alarm clocks in a long, long time. I decided to sacrifice my Saturday night to make that happen. If it had been a warm summer Saturday night I’d be mad at myself for that decision, but missing a chilly 45-degree night is not something I mind too much. It was so nice to wake up about 7 and not need or want to sleep any more. I feel fantastic today. I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I actually kind of wish I was at work, because I would be on fire today. Oh well. I’ll be on fire for Sunday Fun Day instead.
Not much news to report today. One of Brass Door’s regulars told me they may start a pint night soon. If I hear more news about that I’ll post it. Also, I heard that not only Amanda will be dressing up in tiny green shorts at Bardog for St. Pat’s, but Jeannie as well. That certainly sounds like a better plan than going to Beale Street and looking at a stuffed goat on a platform.
Although, a note to new Memphians: If you haven’t seen The Raising of the Goat at Silky’s on St. Pat’s, you do need to go down there and see it at least once. There’s this stuffed goat. And they put it on a platform and raise the platform. And people drink. Yeah. Anyway, you’re not a Memphian until you’ve seen it.
I see that Double J SmokeHouse and Saloon has their website up. Check it out to see the menu, an entertainment schedule, and the story of how the place came to be. They have an article about Big Stamm’s Ribs which are served at the Double J. I also wasn’t aware they they have a party room that you can rent out which holds up to 150. They do catering too.
Congratulations to the Tigers on winning the Conference USA title outright with a thrashing of Tulsa yesterday. We’re the #1 seed in the Conference USA tournament this week. Even if we don’t win the tournament, we’re almost certainly an at-large team in the Big Dance.
Are any bars opening early for the C-USA final on Saturday, assuming Memphis makes it that far? The usual start time is 10:30 I think. If you’re opening early, shoot me an email at email@example.com and I’ll make a list. I’m going to have to figure out where I want to watch the game. I usually start Saturday at Bardog, but it doesn’t open until 12 and it isn’t the best venue for watching sports on TV.
My plan for today is to celebrate the fact that I don’t observe Lent. I can eat and drink whatever I want, and I will. I’ll kick it off at Majestic at 11 for mimosas. Unless I find a good reason to alter plans, probably Saucer and Bear after that.