What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: brains, love, inner children, wedding receptions, Dale Miller, ramps, beer, swaps, advice and cobbler incompatibility.

His Crankiness concludes that holding elected office in Saratoga Springs is correlated with brain shrinkage.

Leigh has given a home to pure love.

Rob was temporarily overcome by his inner 14-year-old.

Fun in Saratoga reports that a lot of big things are happening on small street.

Steve got stuck with That Guy at a wedding reception.

Kristi got some great service at -- and from -- Dale Miller.

Matthew and his lady had a ramptastic meal at Wine Bar in Saratoga.

Celina got her perfect Mother's Day.

Albany Jane took Albany John for a giant glass boot of beer.

Naomi went to a clothing swap.

And Susan posted a commencement speech she gave in 2007. You should read it -- whether you graduated this year, in 2007 or 20 years ago.

Tweets of the week

@Mrs_Misanthrope: "Hey Albany, how is it that I can't go to Price Chopper without running into 13 people I know, yet I didn't recognize anyone at Tulip Fest?"

@ktavarez: "On a work errand at WalMart, a man stopped to ask me for my autograph because apparently I am "fine as hell". Hilarious."

@SiobhanK524: "One of the best things about being a grownup is the freedom to decide that I'm just going to eat candy for lunch."

@nick_crounse: "It's a sad day when you're denied service by your local cobbler. Our soles are incompatible."


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Comments

I work with KTavarez, and I can verify that she was by far the snappiest person in Wal-Mart that day--all week, probably.

Also, I would like to add (in case my parents are reading) that I balanced out my candy lunch with a mid-afternoon orange. I'm a model of healthy eating.

Kudos to Leigh...that's just wonderful.

Animal fostering is a great thing - cheers to Leigh! I think the huge benefits often outway any negatives, and it sounds like there aren't any negatives. Great!

Thanks guys! Really appreciate your support and kind words. I'm definitely having a great time and hopefully this will be the first of many fosters! If my heart can take it....

:)

@Leigh, will you be listing the pup at petfinder.com? Perhaps through Homeward Bound or something of the like? I'm only curious because my hubby and I rescued a lovely puppy from an organization like that (we actually used Mutt & Lab Rescue). They're great peeps.

Oh, Leigh—that’s so wonderful! It takes some courage to make that first step into the unknown with a rescue dog. You know something happened to them, but not always what or how it impacted them, and that can be kind of scary. But seeing the difference that even small (and what should be basic) kindnesses make to a dog who had nothing is incredible. It’s so rewarding to see them start to relax and flourish.

You’re making a world of difference to her by showing her that she’s worth much more than how she’d been treated in her past—and it sounds like she appreciates it. Best of luck to you, Eliza, and all of your future fosters!

Summer, the adoption process is being facilitated by Parkside Veterinary Hospital. I believe applications are available if you visit or call (518) 463-0418. Thanks for the contacts, though, I'm sure they'll be useful in the future when we decide to adopt for keeps!

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