As some of you may not know, I have resigned from crafting in Philadelphia and moved on to crafting in Memphis. As with my move to Philadelphia (I was not excited) Memphis doesn’t have the best rep. However within a week of being here I saw the nice parts of Memphis and I’ve been warming up to it.
Here are some shocking fact about Memphis:
#1 No Jeopardy, what the F%^$!
I judge a city on when they play Jeopardy. If they play the Wheel of Fortune before Jeopardy I usually think less of the town. Well, I don’t have that problem in Memphis. Memphis plays Jeopardy at 3:30pm! The same time Maury is telling some raging whore that her sixth paternity test is negative. WTF Memphis, are you guys not educated enough to watch an Emmy award-winning quiz show? Get your shit together, I’m sure Mississippi has it on at 6:30 pm before Wheel of Fortune. Okay that got a little violent, sorry I had to vent.
#2 Memphis doesn’t have a full-time NPR station!
National Public Radio is the best news and entertainment station in the world! Oh how I miss hearing Michele Norris tell me the world news. I cry for not hearing Wait Wait Don’t tell Me (this is better than John Stewart show) missing Rosetto Casper on Splendid Table, talk her way through food subjects. I have to tune into a Mississippi radio station to hear 1 hour extra of programming when I drive. That’s right Mississippi has more NPR than Memphis.
#3 Expect to get robbed at gun point
Everyone I work with keeps telling me stories of fellow co-workers and family members getting robbed at gun point. I just moved here from Philadelphia and I found this comical.
For the record:
Memphis has 17.9 murders per 100,000 people
Philadelphia has 21.2 murders per 100,000 people
With this being said, I never was told by any of my co-workers in Philadelphia that their loved ones had been mugged. I gather that the Memphis folks just have guns and want your money but are polite enough not to kill you. Will just call it Southern hospitality.
So, aside from the mugging, no jeopardy, and NPR I’m learning to embrace Memphis. This means going to Church (we are in the bible belt) and eating BBQ.