Happy Hour In The Heptarchy: Jack Daniel’s and Tomato Sandwiches
t’s five past 5 across Conference III (leave work early, Colorado — you have our permission), time to hit bricks and get that freakin’ weekend started, am I right?
Of course I am.
It’s been a tough week for some of you so loosen your belt, pop a top, grab a spoon and stop being such a sourpuss. III Communication’s got good news for everybody.
What We’re Drinking: Jack Daniel’s.
In a glass.
Hand me my Heinz and leave me alone.
What We’re Eating: Remember the tomatoes I planted a few months back? It was on the wrong side of 90 a few days this week, so — finally (if a bit early) — they’ve got orangey-red on them and I suspect by tomorrow, I’ll be pulling them off the vine. And I don’t know if people in other places eat tomato sandwiches but they should, because tomato sandwiches are delicious. The great debate with the tomato sandwich is butter or mayo. I go mayo when it’s a meal and butter when it’s snack.
Reasons To Celebrate
Chicago: Perhaps you are grouchy because you were up to all hours Wednesday night; it can take awhile to adjust back to a normal and healthy sleep schedule. Melatonin is a nice, short term fix to get your biorhythms humming once again! Also, Metropolis ain’t the only place in Illinois with a superhero.
Your Weekend Jam: “The Man of Metropolis Steals Our Hearts” by Sufjan Stevens
Your Weekend Jam: “Elephant Song” by The Strokes
Your Weekend Jam: “Love Rollercoaster” by The Ohio Players
Minnesota: Your superstar defenceman can’t sell a well-priced house despite Nashville having a suddenly robust housing market with low inventory. But The Replacements are getting back together and that’s good news for all of us.
Nashville: Oh, Bonnaroo. That annual invasion of Sally Jesse glasses, pastel-striped tank tops and dumbos trafficking drugs. At least the state’s tax revenues are clickin‘, just in time for a very important food-tax rollback.
Your Weekend Jam: “National Talk Like A Pirate Day” by Lambchop
St. Louis: Looks like the new county courthouse is going to be more expensive than originally thought, because it’s a government building and it’s always going to be more expensive than originally thought. To brighten your day as your pockets are lightened, allow me to introduce Patrick Renna of The Sandlot. He played Ham the catcher, he of “You’re killing me, Smalls.” He was in St. Louis this week.
Your Weekend Jam: “H.A.M.” by Kanye West feat. Jay-Z
Your Weekend Jam: “Temporary Resident” by Imaginary Cities