Nothing To Do In Memphis? Check out a Free Concert!

           If you’ve lived in Memphis for more than 10 hours, you’ve probably heard someone say there’s just nothing to do in Memphis or it’s such a boring city. Trust me, I hear it everyday even though I kinda write this whole blog about things that I do in Memphis! Crazy right? Whoever is telling you this is not telling you the truth. Consider your source first is what my mom always told me. Want something easy on the pockets? Love music? Then head over to the Levitt Shell for their free Summer Concert Series! 

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          Yep, that’s totally something to do! Maddy and I go all the time and we enjoy ourselves every time. Do we always know who’s performing? Nope, but that makes it all the more exciting! FYI, we’ve never heard anyone bad ever. These are professional acts, but the local garage bands lol. This past weekend the featured band was Dustbowl Revival and they were very very good. Check them out on YouTube, Apple Music, or wherever you get your music these days. 

            Our essential list for Levitt Shell adventures goes like this. Blanket, fruit, sandwiches, drinks, Prosecco, chips, hula hoop, bubbles, and the amazing Panchos cheese dip. Oh god how we live that Pancho's cheese dip! That’s all you need for a picnic. Show up, find a spot, and enjoy. The parents are normally laid back with a beer or wine while all the kids run around doing kid stuff. It’s a very nostalgic feeling to it all. Like what summers used to be like as a kid. 

          There ya go! Something to do in Memphis! Want to see the upcoming performers? Gotcha covered. Click HERE.

 PRO TIP: ARRIVE EARLY! It fills up quickly and parking is pretty terrible over there near the zoo. You’ve been warned. So come out, let the kids run around with no shoes, hang out and enjoy some good music. Don’t forget bug spray! Southern mosquitos don’t play!   

 

Life is for Living,

Michael B.  

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Looking Ahead to 2018

We are literally less than a week away from the New Year. Can you believe it?  Though it seemed to have flown by, 2017 had lots of memorable moments. For example, the local heros in Florida and Houston during one of the craziest hurricane seasons. There was a total eclipse across the country that had everyone amazed. Locally, Crosstown Concourse opened and the city of Memphis recently removed Confederate statues from the local parks. We also got a new President. That's about all I can say about that. 

Each year, millions make New Years resolutions. I've never really gotten into them much because I know I would just forget them by February. This year I have decided to really try to put forth the efforts to bring my resolutions to light. So here are my New Year's resolutions. 

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Spend more time with family and friends.

This is a big one for me. I've been so consumed in work and building several projects over this past year and feel that I've neglected family and friends. These are the same folks that encouraged me to start and to stick to my dreams. I need to make sure I carve out time to cultivate those relationships. 

Drink more water

Another big one for me. I don't drink nearly the amount of water I should. I'm not getting any younger and my health, both physically and mentally, need to be a top priority. I think drinking more water should help a little, even though I don't like the taste. 

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Make better decisions.

This applies to so many things. I'm human and I don't always make the best decisions. Be that in my work life or my love life. I've been hurt and I've hurt others. I've seen the aftermath of both and it's not something I want to the a recurring theme in my world. Better decision making is key. 

Travel more

I think this is on everyone's New Year's resolution list. I have traveled a lot in my life, but I need to see more of the world before I leave. Even if it's just a turnaround trip to St. Louis for a weekend food tour. I need to travel more. I bought a brand new car in 2017. I should probably put it to good use. 

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That's about all I got right now. I may add to this list as the week progresses. As a matter of fact, I'm 100% sure I will because I'm pretty indecisive. Oh, I also plan to take more pictures. Especially more of myself. I don't prefer to be on camera but I need to do better. 

Keep in mind that I know very little about fashion, but in case anyone wants to know the details of these images, here they go: 

Jacket: Ben Sherman

Jeans: Old Navy

Boots: Sperry 

Camera: Sony a7ii

Lens: Zeiss 55mm F1.8  

 

Life is for Living,  

Michael B.