Work to convert the old Post Office and Customs House on Front Street into the University of Memphis School of Law continues and those of us who live downtown have daily witnessed long months of exterior work. But I often wonder what's happening on the inside of one of Memphis' most beautiful buildings. The School of Law website features conservation and construction slideshows, archive photos and interactive floorplans so we can get a peek at the amazing transformation:
There are some great shots of some of the gorgeous interior details of this historic building.
On a slightly less lofty note, today is Tuesday at the Corkscrew which means it's Ladies Day: 10% off wine.
And on a freakishly weird note, I am being stalked. I have been stalked before and I know I'm being stalked again. Well, Poppy and I are actually both being stalked at the same time by the same stalker. Three years ago a mockingbird went out of it's way to terrorize us along the Bluff Walk near Autozone. This mockingbird would fly and dive bomb us every day. It would fly so close to Poppy's tail that she would get jittery and look all around her wondering what the heck was pecking at her backside. And it would swoop down at me barely clearing my head. This went on for weeks and I noticed that even when other people were around the bird only wanted to harrass us, much to the delight of onlookers. It became so ridiculous that I asked a co-worker one day to come walk with us so she could see this happen and of course, it did. She was amused. We were not. Eventually this horrible pest tired of preying on us and occupied it's time with some other kind of avian duties.
Now we find ourselves the target of yet another maniacal mockingbird. This time it's on Main Street by the Orpheum. I suppose I could change my route but why should I? Am I going to let this feathery coward who doesn't have the guts to launch a frontal attack on Poppy get the better of us? No! It reminds me of the mockingbird scene from the movie Failure to Launch. The girl is being kept awake night after night by a mockingbird who won't stop singing and so she decides to take matters into her own hands. Mockingbirds are clearly the pariahs of the bird world.
Note: Poppy does not wear her blue feather boa on our walks.