Snack suggestion and Thursday news

So, I have a new addiction that I thought I would share with my readers today. When I drive to work, I take 55 to Goodman Road in Horn Lake, turning west. Every morning I stop at the Shell/Circle K just past Interstate Boulevard, the first traffic light, for my morning caffeine. This morning I noticed that near the hot dog area, there are hot boiled peanuts that you can scoop into a 16-ounce or 32-ounce container. You can choose from original recipe or Cajun. I scooped out 16 ounces of Cajun peanuts, still wet from being boiled, and took them to work.

These things are SOOOOO good. If you stop at a Circle K on your way to work or wherever, look to see if they have hot boiled peanuts. If they do, trust me, get them. One tip though: Let them sit, with the lid off, for about half an hour before you start eating them. Otherwise you will be eating hot boiled Cajun peanut butter. Even after they have sat for a while, they are so soft that you won’t have to worry about breaking a tooth on them.

The Downtown Neighborhood Association is having happy hour at the Flying Saucer tonight from 6 to 7:30. You don’t have to be a member to attend, and it’s a casual get-together with no agenda.

The quarterfinals of the International Blues Challenge continue today, with a $10 wristband getting you in all the bars and clubs taking part in IBC. Post-quarterfinals there will be an International Jam at Club 152 (11 PM) and an All-Star Jam at Tin Roof (11:30 PM). Tomorrow at 11 AM the 2016 Keeping the Blues Alive Awards will happen at the Doubletree.

The Grizzlies play the Milwaukee Bucks at FedExForum tonight at 7. Stop by the Memphis Airport table while you are there for a chance to win a Tony Allen T-shirt and tickets to a Grizzlies road game. The table will be located on the Terrace Level.

A Nashville developer plans to add 175 new apartments in the area south of FedExForum and east of Third. The apartments will be called Patterson Flats and will help to fill in what has been in the past a rough part of Downtown.

If you’re figuring out where to watch the Super Bowl a week from Sunday and like good beer, Memphis Made announced that it will extend its taproom hours that day.

The Redbirds are seeking an Intern/Marketing Assistant on a seasonal basis. If you’re a college student, this could jump-start your career in the sports profession.

If you can’t be at 550 S. Main tomorrow night for Songwriter Night (7-9 PM), there will be a live stream you can watch.

That’s the news for now. Possible second post after work, then over to the Silly Goose for happy hour. Later in the evening I will see Pam & Terry at the Blind Bear. Apologies to Charvey for missing last night after I said I would be at the Goose but I was just too tired. I have more energy today and expect to stay out later.