Hot hot hot: 90-plus degree Thursday update 2

Temperatures at Memphis International broke the 90-degree mark today. This is the latest in the year a high temperature in the 90s has ever been recorded.

You know that high-rise at Riverside and Channel 3 Drive that sat there unfinished for years and years? It’s finally finished. Artesian Metropolitan Residences has its grand opening today. It will be condos, with the penthouses selling for over $1 million.

From Bleacher Report: Undefeated, underrated Memphis is truly America’s college football team

Costume Contest categories have been announced for the October 31 Saints for Sinners Ball: Best Male, Best Female, and Best Couple. I predict superhero PBR MAN will take the Best Male award. (Any woman out there who wants to dress up as Fireball Woman and enter with me as Best Couple?)

From High Ground News: The New Daisy comes back to life

Chevrolet is bringing the El Camino back.

Last paragraph of this Flyer article: “As usual at the advisory board meetings,(A.C. Wharton crony James) Rogers faced much criticism from animal advocates in attendance. Mayor-elect Jim Strickland has pledged to replace Rogers with a new Animal Services director after he takes office in January.” HALLELUJAH!

If you missed my earlier post at lunchtime today, you need to go read it. I talked about a nonprofit called A Step Ahead that helps teens prevent unwanted pregnancies. I discussed inflection points in people’s lives and how unplanned inflection points like surprise pregnancies can make people feel out of control and limit their future options. If YOUR organization eliminates unplanned, negative inflection points from people’s lives, or helps people plan positive inflection points in their lives, I would love to talk about you on here. I want to expand my horizons and make this blog more than just the “What’s Going on Tonight at the Blind Bear Blog.”

There’s a charity poker tournament for breast cancer at the Blind Bear tonight at 6 and then live music by Roman Duo at 10.

All right, time for beer. Back tomorrow with what’s going on at the Farmers Market this week and more news.