AOA Birthday Party 3 photos

aoa birthday party 3 composite

If there's a sock monkey present, it must be a party.

Thanks again to everyone who came to celebrate AOA's third birthday at The Point last week. It was a lot of fun! And it was great to meet so many people/see so many people again.

A whole bunch of party pics are after the jump.

























































Photos by Andy Kainz and Barry Sloan.

Earlier on AOA: Tweets from AOA Birthday Party 3



Can AOA maybe have monthly birthday parties?

You have beautiful readers!!

I second B. Monthly celebrations!

Awesome! I had no idea I was wearing that shirt, I swear.

Yeah, I am laughing at something...

It was a great party!

Or if not monthly birthday's, perhaps quarterly soirees?

Gee. I REALLY love that sock monkey! how can i get one of my very own?

hey nicole k! you CAN get a sock monkey of your very own! in fact, i am the one that makes them!

if you are interested in your own plain sock monkey or character monkey (or sock owlie) you can email me at and we can talk about a custom monkey or owlie for you! !

and if you want to see MORE sock monkeys you can come to the Lark Street BID on First Friday or anytime throughout April and see the Sock the Monkey Art Show - with character monkeys such as Hipster Monkey (written about on AOA here: ) and many more! Also some great photography of the Monkeys in HILARIOUS situations by Elizabeth S!

thanks for asking!

and by the way - you're REALLY pretty.

Great Pictures! We had a lovely time!

thanks for a great time AOA!

Based on these pictures I think it's safe to say that Albany is the land of sexy glasses.

I hope potential employers don't see my with that... ginger ale.

I look really happy in the photo used in the collage. Probably because I'm overlooking a table filled with CHEESE!! :-D

Hello AOA folks! Could you please tell me who made those delicious cupcakes?: Thanks for a terrific time!

It looked awesome. My lame ass was home with a head cold. :(

Many regrets on my ditching the AOA3 playdate: work conspired. Hope it won't get me dis-invited from the (expected) warm-weather event. Wolff's again? Maybe Brown's?


Thanks for sharing the pictures from the birthday party. Looks like a good time was had by all. Loved the Otto pins! I will definitely have to make the party next year.

Hmm, well y'all don't look *that* scary. Maybe next year I'll de-lurk and go to the party...

@B, Daniel B and others: We hope to do more events/get-togethers/whatevers. We're kicking around some ideas about how to organize them around some sort of activity or experience. If you have ideas, we'd love to hear them.

@nicole k: I couldn't have said it better myself. (And I'm not sure you could have, either!)

@KatherineSass: Here's to sexy people with glasses. Our sexiness is only exceeded by our inability to read things that are far away.

@Rob: You and your ginger ale will never work in this town again!

@mg: The cupcakes were made by Mrs. Greg and our friends M and K. Mrs. Greg has now made cupcakes all three AOA birthday parties. She probably deserves a medal.

@Summer: Down with colds! Hope you're feeling better.

derryx: I seem to remember you introducing yourself to someone as "the guy who wrote the only negative review of Dinosaur BBQ" and pointing to that shirt ;)

Greg: Is Mrs. Greg available on loan for her cupcakerie?

All: So great to meet a few people in person that I only know via Internet names. It would really be great to have a semi-regular "AOA Social". With nametags, since my typical method of identifying people -- by glasses -- is being foiled.

B : Hahaha. True story. Did you see the easter egg in the background of that pic? I had the guy who took it reposition himself to make that happen.

Lovely to see a mama and baby there. Breastfeeding babies go everywhere!

WOW! I thought I could have been wrong in assuming the AOA demographic was all yuppie types, but now I know I was absolutely right.

Anybody know where to find gluten free eyeglasses?

@scumbag: Most of Albany in general is made up of a hipster-yuppie demographic. I think AOA parties are a good representation of that cross-section. A lot of people dislike Albany because of this demographic, and that's OK, because not every place in America is for everyone. Get over yourself.

In other news, I realize that I COMPLETELY forgot to get some of that delicious looking paella. Total fail on my part.

So sorry I missed the do. The pictures are wonderful, but where are Mary and Greg in all the hoopla? Hope to see you in person soon.

@irisira: "Most of Albany in general is made up of a hipster-yuppie demographic" ?


Get over your own self.

Where were the photos of Sandra, and her sister Marcia?
Am sad we were not photographed!

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