Happy Hour In The Heptarchy: Road Food

by J.R.

It’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.

The Particulars

5297497I’m making a little road trip this weekend to Dresden, Tennessee, to do a little reporting for my day job. Dresden being the home of the father of a certain American hero, ya know.

So me and the little fam will get up bright and early and head west on U.S. 70 — a road for which I have great affection — and learn what we can about what makes West Tennessee tick. And we’ll go see the white squirrels in Kenton and the Patsy Cline crash site in Camden and the Skullbone Store and so on.

So updates may be sparse this weekend (I’d turn it over to Obscene Alex for a few days, but I don’t want to return to find my beloved blog turned into a David Mamet play) while I’m choking down breakfast sandwiches from my local butcher and gallons of coffee.

Reasons To Celebrate

Chicago: Usurped from the top spot on the Thursday Thirteen, sure, but no one doubts the Hawks are excellent. Also excellent: the divers who saved the dog from an icy Lake Michigan.

Your Weekend Jam: “Holy Diver” by Dio





Colorado: While teams try to figure out how to match the Avs’ sudden success, states look to Denver to mimic their pot laws. You’re a trendsetter, Colorado!

Your Weekend Jam: “This Is How We Do It” by Montell Jordan





Dallas: A tough start to the year for the Stars, giving up 19 goals in four games or whatever it is. Maybe the “tire fire” metaphor is a bit hackneyed, so look to the Trinity River, where it’ll take $3.25 million to get all the tires out.

Your Weekend Jam: “Tires” by The Cool Kids





Minnesota: Winning again, Wild! And you might get to celebrate with Dunkin’ Donuts.

Your Weekend Jam: “Breakfast in America” by Supertramp





Nashville: No complaints. Best hockey in a decade, sayeth the Trotz.

Your Weekend Jam: “A Decade Under The Influence” by Taking Back Sunday





St. Louis: Top of the pops, holding the Belt, and enough money to celebrate but not enough to show off.

Your Weekend Jam: “Mo Money Mo Problems” by The Notorious B.I.G.





Winnipeg: Sigh. Go for a skate. The Jets suck anyway.

Your Weekend Jam: “One Great City!” by The Weakerthans