A quick recap of the week

week review

Here are a few highlights from the past week on AOA:

+ Jess told us about some fun headbands by local designer Casey Dwyer.

+ We talked with one of the New York State investigators who went undercover to bust black market sales of animals.

+ Eat this: the carnitas burrito bowl at Chipotle.

+ Jess told us about the virtual tattoo parlor built by a local company.

+ The DMV released the design for the new license plate -- and it seemed like everyone had a reaction.

+ What was up in the Neighborhood this week: quality time with llamas, the humane society, hiking, odd German cakes, apple cider, the Troy Winter Market, potatoes, veggie burgers, a price cut, coupons, the flu and those people.

+ Kaitlin went shopping around the Capital Region for boots.

+ A few of the items found on Craigslist this week: a lonely golfish, tickles, a beautiful girl on the bus, meddling kids, a guy wearing Crocs and a lobster that sings Elvis.

+ The vintage photo blog Shorpy featured a 104-year-old photo from the Capitol, which prompted us to look into the history of "the Million Dollar Staircase."

+ Both Siena and UAlbany tipped off their basketball seasons.

+ And Albany County is holding a big H1N1 flu shot clinic at the TU Center on Sunday for priority groups -- you have to pre-register.

If you'd just like the whole week unfiltered, check our listing of the last seven days of AOA.

Thanks to everyone who posted a comment or sent along a photo or idea this week!

Comments

Tomorrow (Tuesday Nov 17) between three and five am there will be a meteor shower- anybody in the albany area have suggestions on the best place to bundle up and watch the sky???

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