Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Live Music Capital of the World

This past weekend I was out of town visiting one of the greatest cities in the world. The Live Music Capital of the World...Austin, TX...The ATX.

What did I do in Austin? I went to the Austin City Limits Music Festival now in its 7th year.

Who played? Foo Fighter, Alison Krauss & Robert Plant, The Raconteurs, David Byrne, John Fogerty, The Kills, Fleet Foxes, Mike Farris, Black Joe Lewis, Sunny Sweey, Alejendro Escovedo, The Black Keys...and I could go on and on.

Did I have fun? Of course! I was in Austin, TX! Great food, music, drinks, and the wonderful people of the great state of Texas. I can't wait until the festival in 2009.

Here's to another year patiently waiting :)

Monday, September 29, 2008

The Streets

This guy was protecting the streets during Lark Fest last weekend. Can someone clarify for me if drinking in public is legal in Albany/New York? I'm always amazed at the number of people who are allowed to bring their own alcohol to public events.

Sunday, September 28, 2008


I'm not sure if this car is an original, but the Shelby Cobra is definitely a classic car.

Saturday, September 27, 2008


I don't see too many people wearing headbands anymore. I'm not sure what happened to them. Did they go out of style? Were they only for little girls to wear? Anyway , let's bring back the headbands and make an 80's fashion statement.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Kids Having Fun

This little boy loved the firetrucks at the Fuller Road Fire Department. He couldn't stop blowing the horn. He would laugh every time.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Working Hard

I came across this guy who was washing his car outside his place of work.

May I take your picture?

Sure, but not with the car in the picture.

But I like the car.

I'm sorry sir, but that's not my job.

Okay, I'll take it with the building the background.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Lark Fest

This past weekend was the annual Lark Fest. The day was filled with music, food, lemonade, and good times by all. As seen here, the rooftops were full and the streets were crowded. Overall it was a pretty good way to relax and enjoy a Saturday afternoon.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

3rd Annual Classic Auto Show

This past weekend was the 3rd Annual Classic Auto show hosted by the Fuller Road Fire Department. This is a sampling of what was present at the show.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Klosed for the Season

Many of you have been wondering if Kurver Kreme is closed. The answer: Yes! Kurver closed its windows for the season about a week ago and the past week has been filled with restless nights trying to quench my sweetooth. I hope you got the chance to bid adieu to the cute soft serve girls before the windows closed. If not, you will have to wait until March.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

A man's best friend?

In preparation for tonight's first freeze of the season, I will show you a picture a man's best friend. FIRE! Stay warm tonight folks.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


What a nice dog.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


Please throw your trash away!

Monday, September 15, 2008

It was a long night

It must have been a long night.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Fun at the park

A lone swing set in the park.

Saturday, September 13, 2008


You've been to a Bar-B-Que before, but have you ever been to a Goat-B-Que? That's right! Grilled goat. Nothing beats the smell of meat being grilled over an open flame. The day started a little rainy and overcast, but as the afternoon progressed, the clouds cleared and sun appeared.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Hurricane Ike

Hurricane Ike is now bearing down on my hometown of Houston. It sounds like it's much worse than what people were really expecting. I'm posting this just as the eye has crossed onto Galveston Island (1:50AM EST September 13, 2008).

Thanks for the photos and videos dad. Hope you and mom are doing well. I'm thinking about both of you. Stay safe! Lots of love.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Night Construction

For the past few months they have been doing construction at night on Central Ave. This is just a selection of what has been going on.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Not Albany

On a recent trip to New York City I stopped by Central Park. It was a beautiful day to be outside.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Rainy Day

Today was a rainy day. That is all.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Albany Jazz Festival

This past weekend was the Albany Jazz Festival. It was raining outside from Tropical Storm Hanna so they moved the event to The Palace Theatre. Good times were had by all. This is a picture of Doc Gibbs & Picante. For all you Food Network fans (and those who aren't) Doc Gibb's is part of Emeril Lagasse's house band on Emeril Live.

Sunday, September 7, 2008


RPI's Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center is set for its Grand Opening October 3-19. All indications point to this being a world class facility for both musical and theatrical performances. It is yet another unique building being added to the skyline in the Tri-city region.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Stained Glass

As I was staring at the faculty list on this board searching the names for the one I needed, I realized there was a beautiful reflection in the background. I didn't find the name I was looking for, but the picture made up for these failed endeavors.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Sunset Reflection

As I was leaving work I saw the reflection of this tree on the side of a motorcycle.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Sidewalk Messages

I found this the other day while I was walking on the sidewalk.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008


Recently my giant sunflower bloomed in the garden. As I was taking pictures there were a few pollinators (bees) working in the field. You may be able to see one of them in the lower third of the picture.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Black Hole

This is what I would like to call the "Black Hole" at RPI. It's a walkway I came across the other day. They are obviously watching out for peoples safety (i.e. don't want people throwing things onto the cars

Monday, September 1, 2008

Back to the grindstone

Classes began last week and that means students have overtaken Albany. Library's are now beginning to fill up as students take refuge for quiet spots. This was taken during my trip to RPI.