Mother Nature reminded us who’s in charge this past Friday night by dousing the Memphis area in a good blanket of snow after teasing us with spring-like weather the four prior days. Who says we don’t know how to kick off “Spring Break”? 🤷♀️
I was down on Beale when it began snowing. I had just finished having dinner with my friend, The Kevinator, who was in town from Arkansas for the weekend. We were on our way to the FedEx Forum to watch the Grizzlies kick The Knicks butts (which they did). and as we walked out of A. Schwab, we immediately got hit by pellets of snow and decided, after a quick and snowy selfie in the middle of Beale, to hightail it on around the corner to the FedEx Forum even though we were over an hour early.
The game was a blast. That’s the first time in over two years I’ve been around that many people and once my anxiety calmed down, I found myself enjoying the entire game and all the people-watching it provided. We sat in section 211, which was pretty high up but still gave a great view of the court. Our section won the lottery drawing, which meant we all got free lottery tickets. I won a dollar. 💵 Big money, big money!
After the game, it was as if we were walking into a different world. Everything was white. And not just a dusting, as we thought we were gonna get. Most places got around 3 inches, with several more getting upwards of 5-6 inches! That’s pretty substantial for Memphis. It was a very slow and slushy drive home from downtown, but I never encountered any slick spots, thankfully. That spring-like weather earlier in the week saved the day by warming the ground and roads enough to keep the snow from sticking too much. After a pit stop at the local Exxon for munchies, we headed back to my house where we watched the new Ryan Reynolds flick on Netflix. Loooved it.
The next morning, however, I opened the back door to icicles hanging low from the roof of the house and my front porch was coated in ice. By the time we left for a late lunch, though, the roads were dry and we ended up galavantin’ all around the city. If you’ve never been to the Crosstown Concourse, you need to swing by there and just walk around and check out all the different storefronts and the free art exhibit. It’s really a sight to see.
I recently had the honor of writing an article about The Possum Killer and his wife for DeVille Magazine (he’s really well known in the hot rod world) and he had made a gift for me that I wanted to pick up before the weekend was over, so I loaded up the ole Rogue and took Kevs with me out to Walls, Mississippi, to meet back up with the ole Possum Killer. Waiting for me was my very own “wrastlin’ belt” trophy! They use them in his circle in the hot rod world as actual trophies, and I’m now the proud owner of my very own! He had customized it with my radio and tv information. I loooove it! Man, it’s HEAVY! I’ve got to figure out where/how to display it, so if anyone has any ideas, I’m all ears!!!
Kev left for Arkansas earlier this morning so I took some time to acclimate to the Daylight Saving change and just…rested, until I remembered I still needed to get groceries, clean the spare bedroom back up, and cook dinner. It was also a lot warmer out, so Mia and I spent quite a bit of time in the backyard throwing the ball around and soaking up some vitamin D. It was a good day and a great weekend. Now I’m lying in bed, finishing this up and preparing for Monday morning, which seems like it is getting here faster than it should.
All in all, a great weekend was had and on top of that, I finally took the time to learn how to type up and post this blog all from my phone! Now that I’ve conquered that, I can now blog away from anywhere to my heart’s content. Watch out now. 🤠