Flowers for B-RAD and Monday news

Love was in the air yesterday at the Blind Bear for a special Valentine’s Day Sunday Fun Day. It was a mixture of couples on dates and nearly every regular usually seen on Sundays. We had both Katie Mac and Katie (not Mac) in the house, We didn’t have the third Katie (my favorite vegetarian) but her name came up in conversation several times. Rahul and Tony, on their way back from Nashville, called the bar and Rahul asked to speak to me so he could wish me a happy Valentine’s Day.

B-RAD needed cheering up so one of the regulars went to Walgreens and bought him flowers. One of his Facebook friends unfriended him recently and he was very sad about it. I think he snuck into the back room and cried a few times.

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The CA has a really good article about the flurry of activity in Uptown. Jimmy Carter will lead 3000 volunteers in the building of Habitat for Humanity homes there in August. St. Jude is expanding. A national grocery store chain may return to the neighborhood. There is an informal gathering spot for people who live in the area, The Office @ Uptown.

From PR Newswire: Krystal offers new SEA-sonal fresh tastes and a great escape. What does that mean, you ask? Krystal is putting a shrimp po-boy on the menu. Anyone else think this is a really bad idea? In other news, food poisoning cases seen at local hospitals are expected to rise by 33% in the months ahead.

A week from today, Monday, February 22, the Mid-South Fly Fishers will host a fly tying event at High Cotton Brewery at 6 PM. Of course there will be beer, along with an auction, games, and prizes. The event will benefit the Project Healing Waters program at the Memphis VA Hospital. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door.

Time to head in to work. If you’re south of I-40, there is heavy rain until mid-morning, so take it slow and watch out for pooling water. Possibly back at lunchtime or after work with more news.