October 9th, 2005 11:42 PM

Just got back from spending the weekend in Albany with Tim and Gary.


  • Mahar’s Public Bar. Wonderful beer selection, and vibe from this place. Strange setting inside, though.
  • Old World Wine Bar. Good tapas and very knowledgeable wait staff interested in making sure you have a great wine experience.
  • Driving to Mass MOCA in the rain.
  • Desserts at Cold Springs Coffee Roasters on the Williams campus. I feel like this is what Wheaton’s Lyon’s Den could have been if it had a large enough customer base to support itself.
  • Breakfasts at Ramona’s.
  • Midnight ice cream sandwiches.
  • The entire bar bursting into chorus with Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody.
  • Western Massachusetts’ beautiful fall foliage.


  • The Emergency Alert System broadcasting a creepy voice repeating over and over, “They took the crosstown bus.” This was just creepy.