This morning, I find myself thinking back to my late 1990s-era club days.
I had this friend Billy. Billy used to play pool in The Dungeon of Six-1-Six, and he used to say, “Paul, tonight you finta get stuck. Stiggedy-stuck, I’m talking about. Stuck, stuck, stiggedy, stiggedy. Stuck, stuck, stiggedy, stiggedy. Stiggedy stuck, stiggedy stuck, stiggedy stuck, stiggedy stuck…”
He was referring to anal sex, of course. And of course, he was kidding.
But I can’t help but think of Billy, because today I’m gonna get stuck. No, not like that.
I finally scored me one of them COVID-19 vaccine appointments!!!!!
You may remember I was unsure whether I qualified as high-risk before. I’ve talked to several experts, and they’ve all told me that with high blood pressure measurements in the past, and the illness I had in October-November 2018 when my legs were weak, I’m well within my rights to identify as high-risk. Besides, it’s going to be a free-for-all soon anyway.
So yeah, I’m heading over to Med Center Walgreens this afternoon. It’s a beautiful day so I’ll walk down there. If I feel funny after I get the shot, I’ll call a Lyft or an Uber to get home.
Let’s get on to the news. First of all, and I’m sorry I didn’t report this earlier because it might have altered your plans if you’d known, but I didn’t know myself… last night was the last night for Cocozza. The Italian-American ghost kitchen had a good run, but Patrick and Deni feel the time is right to make Main Street Majestic again.
From Luanne who’s on the DNA board of directors:
💙💛 On March 21, Mighty Lights will glow blue and yellow to support the 4th Annual Walkin’ In Memphis: Down Syndrome Annual Awareness Walk on 3.21. The event is a day to celebrate the diversity and abilities within all individuals, as well as raise funds for Down syndrome awareness and Down Syndrome Association of Memphis & the Mid-South!On this day each year, founder Joshua Greer walks for 14+ hours across the Memphis area. He will start walking at the crack of dawn beginning at the Big River Crossing around 4am. The final stop of the walk will end on the riverfront where everyone will watch the Mighty Lights show.
Here’s a link to James Aycock’s COVID Week-in-Review. He thinks we’re about 6 weeks away from all this crap being over with. I hope so. I’m totally willing to wear my mask for 6 more weeks (even after my second dose) if it will help put an end to this mess once and for all.
Tonight is the 700th episode of The Simpsons.
Cashing in on the non-fungible token (NFT) craze, a man in New York City sold a fart for $85. Yes, you can own a fart now. It will be yours forever. I wonder what the probability is that the fart contains an air molecule that was once farted by Julius Caesar? Any science nerds out there who want to weigh in on this?
NCAA Tournament Round of 32, Day 1 games of interest to Memphians:
- #6 Texas Tech vs. #3 Arkansas, 5:10 PM, TNT
- #10 Rutgers vs. #2 Houston, 6:10 PM, TBS
Upsets from first-round action yesterday:
- #10 Maryland 63, #7 UConn 54
- #13 Ohio 62, #4 Virginia 54
- #11 UCLA 73, #6 BYU 62 (I called that one!)
- #14 Abilene Christian 53, #3 Texas 52
Also, #7 Oregon advanced when #10 VCU had to forfeit due to too many players out for COVID protocol.
Today is National Crunchy Taco Day.
That’s it. Got a few hours to kill before I go get my shot. Back tomorrow with more news.