Believe it or not, there are some people who don't visit AOA via bookmark, feed reader, irresistible urge, or unconscious habit. (Yes, this is shocking. We're investigating why.) Many of these people come in looking for something via Google -- and sometimes we can't help but take notice of what they're looking for.
Well, as you know, we like to help. So even though you didn't actually ask, here's the (an) answer...
February 3: dinosaur bbq reservations
No, the Dinosaur does not take reservations. Don't want to wait? We suggest going for linner.
February 4: how many bridges are names for thaddeus kosciusko
There are at least three in the US, according to Wikipedia: the "twin bridges" here in the Capital Region, the bridge on the BQE in New York City, and one over the the Naugatuck River in Connecticut.
If you're going to cross one of the ace Revolutionary War engineer's bridges, you should know how to pronounce his name: it's "Kuzz-(Choosh)-Ko."
Also, we hear his namesake mustard is zesty.
February 10: tina rutnik
Yeah, she doesn't go by that name any longer. She now goes by "Senator Kirsten Gillibrand" (though, presumably, she still has the squash stroke).
March 1: Samantha Huestis skidmore
Oh, right, she's that Skidmore student who made the CEO of ExxonMobile cry with the scathing remarks she dropped about him in her dorm room. She's also not a real person. But she's almost certainly cute -- just as you imagined her while trying to Facebook stalk her.
March 2: volume 1 scoop ice cream
Locally, the answer is somewhere between 3.55 oz and 6.8 oz.
March 7: what is life like in albany?
This question has come up before. The bottom line: it's what you make of it. So try a little harder.
March 8: wegmans supermarket Albany, NY 12206
March 24: etsy adding capital region office
It's true! Well, if you count Columbia County as the Capital Region (let's do that). Etsy is opening an office in Hudson.
March 25: why was roosevelt such a badass
This is a complicated question on which one could write a whole book. Alas, we are not that one. The historians at Cracked have expounded on this topic. We'll just add that in addition to all the storming of San Juan Hill, the presidenting, the skinny dipping in the Potamac during winter, and the delivering a speech after getting shot, TR's family had a pet badger named Josiah -- "whose temper was short but whose nature was fundamentally friendly." Said US Vice President Thomas Marshall when TR died in 1919: "Death had to take Roosevelt sleeping, for if he had been awake, there would have been a fight."
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