Sat update: Farm truck, parking meters, drinking news, phone chargers/parking passes, events Downtown today, social media and more

There will be a farm truck selling produce at the corner of Front and Nettleton tomorrow, Sunday, December 22, from 1 to 3 PM. The truck will have cabbage, broccoli, red taters, sweet taters, greens, Hagan oranges, grapefruit, and a few other items in limited supply. Nettleton is two blocks north of G.E. Patterson, and two blocks south of Gus’s.

If you park in any spaces Downtown where you pay the new electronic meters, better bring some change. There are reports that credit cards are not always working with the new machines.

In case you missed it: A survey out from Sharecare today says that Memphis women are the heaviest drinkers in America. Go Memphis! The more you drink, the harder it is for those tube tops to stay up.

Got a question for any of my readers who might know: A TV crew was interviewing people outside the Flying Saucer yesterday afternoon around 4:30. Anyone know what TV station? If the video is online I’d like to post a link.

Got a word of advice for Downtowners who park in garages and own external phone chargers: Don’t carry your phone charger in the same pocket as your parking pass. My PowerGen Juice Pack is one of the best purchases I have ever made. It fits in my pocket and has enough juice to charge my iPhone about 3 times. That allows me to text, Facebook, tweet, Instagram and check in to my heart’s content without ever having to worry about running out of battery power. I guess I could use the extra power to call people too, but I hardly ever do that.

Earlier this week I had to have the car serviced. I got it to a garage about a mile east of where I live, and started to walk home. For some reason I had my parking garage pass on me, and I brought the phone charger with me just in case. I almost never carry those two items at the same time, but this time I did. When I got the car back and tried to get into the garage, I couldn’t – the parking pass had been de-magnetized. Shout-out to the people at Republic Parking who just couldn’t have been nicer to me as I was getting it replaced. They had a rogues’ gallery of all the bums who run fake parking attendant scams, and I recognized nearly every photo. I had a good time exchanging notes on them with the security guard who was working. I found out that one of our top scammers is recently deceased. My sympathies to all who are sad that he’s gone – which probably include his crack dealer, and… yeah, that’s about it.

Facebook misery index
Facebook misery index

Have you been naughty or nice this year? Social Santa will analyze your tweets and tell you. I’m afraid to find out. Found on the same site: The Facebook Misery Index. Speaking of Facebook, I wish Miley or Kim K or somebody would do something stupid or controversial so people can move on from talking about Duck Dynasty.

The Tigers take on Southeast Missouri tonight at FedExForum at 7 PM.

AutoZone Park will show Home Alone on the video board this afternoon at 3 PM. Bring a blanket if you want to sit on the field. Might want to bring an umbrella too. Admission is free.

The Memphis Symphony Orchestra will perform their annual holiday concert at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts at 2:30 and 7:30 today. If you prefer something with more of an edge, there’s a Merry Metal Christmas at the New Daisy at 7.

Starting it off at Bardog at 11 as usual. Last Saturday was the first one without Panda at the bar. She’s given up her Saturday shifts until after she has the baby. We wondered who would take over Saturdays in her absence, and got a pleasant surprise – the substitute bartender is none other than Bardog’s original Saturday bartender, Brooke! Because she was back, I stayed longer than I usually do, leading to other bartenders complaining on Facebook that I wasn’t at their bar at the usual time. Geez. I’ll buy my “DAWG” John D a PBR if he shows up, since yesterday was his birthday. Right now, it’s time for laundry, a trip to Walgreens, and other exciting Saturday stuff, so I’m signing off.