Mon update: Isaac, Slider Inn, Foursquare change, Segway tours, Kooky gift card sale, pool tournament results

Tropical Storm Isaac, soon to be Hurricane Isaac, looks to be a weather factor this week. Intellicast’s latest storm track has the storm making a direct hit on New Orleans, then passing over Little Rock Friday morning as a tropical depression. We will surely get some rain out of it. Hopefully the rain will get out of here by the start of the Memphis Music & Heritage Festival this weekend.

The Slider Inn, the Midtown bar which is the sister restaurant to Bardog Tavern and Aldo’s Pizza Pies, has a really good special this week. All food and non-alcoholic drinks are 50% off from 11 AM to 3 PM.

The About Foursquare blog has info on a question that’s been on my mind recently: Why can’t I see everyone who’s checked in anymore? In the new update of the app, if you pull up a venue on your phone, you can only see which of your friends are checked in at that venue. You can’t see everyone else until you check in yourself. I’m not crazy about this update, but About Foursquare explains why it was necessary due to privacy concerns.

The Memphis Connect blog has a good article about the Segway tours of Downtown Memphis.

Just a reminder that the gift card sale happens all day Wednesday at Kooky Canuck. They’ll be selling them at a 50% discount. I don’t know if they’ll run out of cards, but it’s probably a good idea to get there as early as possible. Kooky opens at 11 AM.

Yesterday we decided to take our double-elimination pool tournament to the Blind Bear’s pool table: Here are the results:

Pete: 0-2
Josh: 0-2
Bean: 0-2
Me: 6-0

So glad I won and did not have to listen to Pete run his mouth. This is what Pete’s saying today:

After pool I went over to Aldo’s Pizza Pies and got an 18″ vodka pie to go. I’m having a slice for dinner as I type this. It didn’t really fit on the 10″ paper plate I put in the microwave, but I did the best I could. After dinner, it’ll be time to hit the Saucer for Pint Nite.