Happy Hour In The Heptarchy: Jack Daniel’s and Tomato Sandwiches

by J.R.

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.

Jack_on_the_Rocks_by_h3nkkuThe Particulars

What We’re Drinking: Jack Daniel’s.

In a glass.

With ice.

That’s it.

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

broadway-aurora-illinoisChicago: 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

Budi the elephant. Photo provided by Denver ZooColorado: Hey, stay safe out there, won’t ya? Hopefully the fires won’t interrupt the busy travel schedule of your new Belgian elephant.

Your Weekend Jam: “Elephant Song” by The Strokes

Six_Flags_over_TexasDallas: Coach yet? No? Sergei Gonchar though! Maybe he’ll attend the next wedding at Six Flags.

Your Weekend Jam: “Love Rollercoaster” by The Ohio Players

The+Replacements+tommy+airMinnesota: 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.

Your Weekend Jam: Hootenanny” by The Replacements (from the “It Ain’t Over Til The Fat Roadie Plays” show)

IMG_2377Nashville: 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

5881505288_23eb298167_zSt. 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

130613__EX_MACH_3_16711367Winnipeg: While Evander Kane acted like a ninny, he apologized and apparently he wrote his own apology. So good for him. Also, the Ex starts today, Peggers. Get on that.

Your Weekend Jam: Temporary Resident” by Imaginary Cities