Never played Angry Birds in my life but…

… it’s my toy for Stumbling Santa.

This isn’t a video game. It’s a game where you build stuff and then shoot birds at it. Or something. Like I say I’ve never played the game. Cards are involved and there are several different levels. Seth from Best Memphis Burger says his kid has it and it’s fun. I hope the Porter-Leath kids like it.

Noise from the St. Jude Marathon woke me up early this morning. Well, I guess if there’s a valid reason for being awakened, that’s it. I was in the middle of a dream where Ben Franklin had come back to life, and I wondered if Ben Franklin was actually Jesus and no one in the 18th century knew it.

Suburbanite who ran in the 5K

Congrats to all my friends who ran in the marathon, half marathon, or the 5K today. My friend Mary Pat came up from Huntsville to run in the race. Also, the suburbanite who has been pictured on this blog recently ran in the 5K and raised a bunch of money. As I type this she’s checked in at the Brass Door post-race. I guess the Horn Lake Chuck E. Cheese isn’t open yet. She didn’t respond to my text asking if she’d be wearing Spandex when she runs, which I thought was rather rude.

Beer news: The Flying Saucer has Shiner Cheer on draft for the holiday season. It’s a Dunkelweizen brewed with peaches and roasted pecans. Also, the Saucer is tapping Goose Island IPA today and it’s the Fire Sale for $3 a pint. Good to see that Goose Island products have finally made it to Memphis. I’ve had the IPA at the Little Rock Saucer and it is delicious.

Football news: Max’s Sports Bar will open at 1:30 today for the conference championship games. Shift change will happen at 6:30.

Be careful if you order food at any stop on the Stumbling Santa pub crawl tonight. The Nuh-Uh Girl is listed as going, and if you eat you may find her at your table, asking “Can I have a biiiiitttte? :)” I don’t know how you vocalize a smiley but I’m pretty sure she can do it if she thinks it will get her food.

Speaking of food: A new Holiday Deli & Ham opened up the street from where I work in Horn Lake. I went in yesterday and got a 1 lb. tub of ham salad ($7.99) and egg and olive salad ($4.29 I think). That was lunch yesterday and enough left over to put in the fridge and snack on all weekend. Pretty good deal. I thought I’d be paying more in the neighborhood of $10 for that ham salad.

My friend Dennis (husband of Mary Pat, who ran in the race) went to the unveiling of the first Blues Trail marker yesterday. He texted me a few pics.

The first marker
Artist George Hunt
Blind Mississippi Morris

That’ll do it for now. I’m going to hit Panda Manda’s bar at Bardog at 11 for a couple of quick PBRs, then over to Christina’s bar at Saucer to try one of those Goose Island IPAs. Not sure if my “DAWG” John D will be joining me at Bardog this morning since he will have to fight marathon traffic coming in from Midtown. I’ll come home to rest mid-afternoon, then at 7 it will be time to stumble. Hope to see you on the pub crawl tonight.