Happy Hour: We Have A Situation

  • Nashville WX is doing a great job making sure they don’t build up our hopes and then crush them keeping us ahead of Friday’s storm, which they have decided to call “The Ice/Snow Situation.” Your Nashvillest will be following suit, but shortening the nickname to “The Situation,” or #thesituation2010. And actually, this one does look like it could get nasty. [Nashville WX]
  • Forget bread and milk, though. What we need to be stockpiling is synthetic urine, which will probably be illegal soon. [WSMV]
  • Fresh off the news that Metro may soon be auctioning off our city’s parking to the highest bidder, Mayor Dean announced a new program which would turn old parking meters into donation bins to fight homelessness, stating that “homelessness is not a government issue.” The meters will be sponsored by companies like Southwest and Piedmont Natural Gas and the money will go towards organizations that assist homeless folks in Nashville. [City Paper]
  • Franklin has a fancy new city website that includes pictures and videos and downloads and newsletters and calendars and pretty much anything else you would need to keep up with important matters like a citywide ban on chain-link fences. [Tennessean]
  • The Cool Springs Target was evacuated this afternoon after several employees became sick from something that they were unpacking in the back part of the store, which turned out to be some sort of pesticide. None of the affected employees were hospitalized. [WKRN]
  • According to TDOT, they’re 43% finished with all of those transportation stimulus projects. [WSMV]

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