What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: Sean Rowe, house hunting, an unusual ad, people who chose not to have kids, thinking about 31, supermarket flyers, restaurant pricing, the Capital Region's "Secret Hot Dog Shop-Phone Booth-Bar" taco night, cucumber/mango/salmon, Old Chatham, another act of meatloafistry, herzlichen gluckwunsch, turkey tails, and a dream window.

One of the Idiots told one of the many "I saw Sean Rowe play in a bar" stories from this area. This particular story involves a chicken wing being thrown.

Stephanie shared a few thoughts from house hunting.

Carl highlighted an unusual (and very old) ad from Schenectady.

One of Kristi's readers asked about groups for people who have chosen to not have kids.

Emily contemplated her 31st birthday -- and celebrated at The Bear's Steak House.

Daniel did some critical reading of supermarket flyers.

The Masticating Monkey noted some frustration about restaurant pricing.

Katelyn is holding out on sharing the location of the Capital Region's "Secret Hot Dog Shop-Phone Booth-Bar" taco night. (We'd like to formally register a complaint.)

The Beer Doctors recapped the wild game/beer dinner at the Pump Station.

Albany Jane said she could have eaten about a dozen pieces of cucumber/mango/salmon sushi at Sushi Tei.

Katie had dinner at the Old Chatham Country Store.

Jen enjoyed lunch at the Crossroads Brew Pub in Athens.

Mr. Dave revealed another act of meatloafistry.

Congratulations to Jerry -- that's an impressive milestone.

The Troy German Hall sent Rochelle a heartfelt wish of luck on her birthday.

Silvia made a winter runner confession.

Jackie spotted some turkey tails and swan butt.

Paula spotted a "wolf" in downtown Albany.

And Chuck has created a beautiful "dream window."

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Once again, thanks for all the blog support Mary and Greg!

Thanks so much, Greg and Mary!

Complaint noted. But I'm still not telling :)

You guys rock, thanks for making my day!

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