What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: fate, beer pong, novelists, Mexican restaurants, grilled cheese, books, bears and "freedom bread."

His Crankiness at i-Saratoga writes that the "fate of the region's news lies in the balance" of the negotiations between the TU and its union.

Kristi says she's too old for beer pong.

Dan shares a story about the jerk (our word, not his) who went on to become a Very. Important. Novelist.

Naomi wrote about the book she's loved to pieces.

Fun In Saratoga wonders is the Spa City is big enough for four Mexican restaurants.

Steve pointed out a few great local grilled cheese sandwiches and asked people about their favorite grilled cheese.

It looks like Susan has found her place.

Albany Jane had some "awesome" fish stew at Beirut in Troy.

Mr. Dave spotted "freedom bread" at Price Chopper.

And TJ saw a Model T.

Tweets of the week

From @KTVorwald: "Our toilet doesn't know whether it is coming or going, and if you know anything about toilets you'll understand that isn't good."

From @LittlePeeps: "Local baby expo is going to include an animal show featuring a bear cub. Am I the only person who thinks this is a bad idea?"

From @remarceissac: "Woman @ Walmart asks if she can take my pic 2 send 2 her son. She says I'm beautiful & she thinks I would be perfect for him. Desperate?"

From @Mrs_Misanthrope: "Idol Update: Contestant won't stop singing out the side of his mouth. Either he had a stroke or has been taking lessons from George Pataki."

There's a lot more going on around the Neighborhood, check it out. If you know of another great local blog we should include -- or person to follow on Twitter -- post a comment or send us an email: editors |at| alloveralbany |dot| com.


I love that the creepiest moment of my week has made "Tweets of the Week." A trip to Wal-mart is never a disappointment in the creepy moments category.

"Fun In Saratoga wonders is the Spa City is big enough for four Mexican restaurants."

Being from the Southwest, this sentence may as well have been written in Egyptian hieroglyphics for me. It simply doesn't compute. Big enough for more Mexican restaurants? I've not even found a restaurant around here that's truly worthy of the "Mexican restaurant" title, yet! (Admittedly, I'm spoiled and picky due to previous, authentic exposure.)

Hooray! I feel special. My toilet is still doing weird things, though. :(

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