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Tuesday, August 30th, 2011
12:53 pm
[aj_hyena]
*logs in from the library*
So how did everyone else fare, power-wise?

A transformer blew (sparks, fire, fire truck and everything) close to me, stranding one-half of a block (my half) without power. I've called the power company 5 times and they've given me answers ranging from "we don't know" to "three weeks because you're too small a pocket" to "September 1 if people don't quit to short us manpower for laughs" to "too low priority, go away, call back later".

I'm waiting on time-sensitive government aid stuff I can only do by phone, and since my phone runs through my modem, if it goes, they both go. So yeah, kind of frusterated.

Is anyone else in Albany still without power? Is it just me or is it far more widespread pockets and I don't see the bigger picture? I'm just curious.

Current Mood: cynical
Monday, August 29th, 2011
3:00 pm
[spearman]
twin bridges closed
Check your favorite news source, the twin bridges on the Northway(I 87) between albany and clifton park are closed. Something about a run-away barge or maybe Lock 7 on the Erie Canal being in trouble.
Sunday, July 24th, 2011
9:18 pm
[sunatrya]
Multi-family yard sale!
Saturday, July 30th, 10am.

79 Ahl Ave, Albany (Colonie)
on the corner of Ahl and Sandcreek
Wednesday, July 20th, 2011
10:29 am
[spearman]
Plays in the Park
This year, in Washington Park, they are performing "The Producers", "Thoroughly Modern Millie" and "Annie". Details at www.parkplayhouse.com

"The Producers" started last night and goes until August 14. No Monday shows. Starts at 8pm

"Thoroughly Modern Millie" plays from August 2 til 14. show starts at 5:30. No mondays

"Annie" is only on stage July 26 - 31. 5:30pm, no mondays

While all the shows are free, they lost their city funding this year so if you can give a few bucks, please do.
Wednesday, July 13th, 2011
6:36 pm
[kirei_eleison]
RENT! at Schenectady Light Opera Company
Schenectady Light Opera Company presents a special summer production of the popular Broadway musical RENT! August 12-14 & 19-21, 2011.

This regional production features musician Daniel A. Weiss from the original Broadway production and David Malachowski from Anthony Rapp and Adam Pascal Live.

All Proceeds benefit the development of Schenectady Light Opera Company’s new Downtown Performing Arts Center.

To purchase tickets, please visit http://www.sloctheater.org/ or call (877) 350-7378. For more information on the production, please visit the special production website at http://web.me.com/mschner1/RENT/Tickets.html

RENT!
Aug 12/11 to Aug 21/11 Based on Puccini’s opera La Boheme, Jonathan Larsson’s RENT looks at love, illness and artists through the lens of late 1980’s New York City. Focusing on hope and the value of living life every day to its fullest, RENT leaves its audience exuberant. With rock-inspired music and energetic performances, RENT is an uplifting, life-affirming experience.


Current Mood: excited
Thursday, May 26th, 2011
2:50 pm
[spearman]
Tornado watch
The national weather service has issued a tornado watch for much of new york state (32 counties). There's a slight chance of thunder storms and a warm front mixing and causing isolated tornados today.
Wednesday, January 12th, 2011
10:52 am
[spearman]
snow emrgency
You'll be Shocked to hear that the City of Albany has declared a snow emergency. Tonight 8pm, park of the even side. Tomorrow 8pm, odd side. Check out www.AlbanyNY.com for details and info.

I can't source the info but I remember hearing that the last snow emergency had a decrease in tickets and towings, so keep up the good work passing on the announcements!
Friday, December 31st, 2010
10:50 am
[spearman]
Apparently driving erratically near a pulled over police car is the law tomorrow. Statewide.

Ambrose-Searles 'Move Over Act'

Effective January 1, 2011

Protects law enforcement officers and emergency workers stopped along roadways while performing their duties.

Drivers must use due care when approaching an emergency vehicle that displays red and/or white emergency lighting.
On all roads and highways, drivers must reduce speed;
On Parkways and other controlled access highways with multiple lanes, drivers must move from the lane immediately adjacent to the emergency vehicle, unless traffic or other hazards exist to prevent doing so safely.
Penalties:

Fine of up to $275, plus mandatory court surcharges
Two points on the driver’s license record

http://www.troopers.state.ny.us/Traffic_Safety/Move_Over_Act/

I would have much preferred a media campaign ASKING people to be careful.
Monday, December 27th, 2010
2:01 pm
[spearman]
Snow emergency
"Please be advised that the City of Albany has issued a SNOW EMERGENCY that will begin
at 8:00 PM on Monday, December 27, 2010, at which time all normal parking rules and
regulations are temporarily suspended.
During the first 24 hours of the snow emergency all vehicles must be parked on the even
numbered side of the street.
Beginning at 8:00 P.M. Tuesday, December 28, 2010 all vehicles must be parked on the odd
numbered side of the street for the next 24-hour period.
If you are parked on the wrong side of the street during the snow emergency your car will be
ticketed and may result in it being towed."

http://www.albanyny.gov/Files/SnowEmergencyPressRelease122720102.pdf

You can sign up for email alerts about whatever New York State thinks is important here: http://www.nyalert.gov/
9:53 am
[spearman]
drive safe
I'm listening to the police scanner and they're picking people out of ditches every ten minutes and responding to falls and chest pains every five. Take it easy.
Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010
12:46 pm
[jennythe_reader]
Bally's Gym in Crossgates?
Does anyone use this gym? What do you think of it?

Mostly I'm concerned with cleanliness and how well maintained it is. Also, what the gym culture is like. Are the staff/other member polite/annoying/friendly/whatever?

Also, have you taken any of the classes they offer? What did you think of them?

(Cross-posted to my own journal. Sorry if you see it twice.)
Wednesday, October 27th, 2010
9:05 am
[jennythe_reader]
Two cats in search of a home
I have unexpectedly come into the responsibility of finding a home or homes for two female Maine Coon cats. One is about 6 months old, and the other is about a year and a half.

What few details I have are in this post in my LJ.

Feel free to pass the link on to anybody you think may be interested.
Tuesday, September 28th, 2010
8:59 pm
[loveneverfails]
Local Care Midwifery in Troy Open House this Sunday!
I wanted to let anyone who might be interested know that Local Care Midwifery is sponsoring an open house on October 3rd from 1-5pm at its offices in Troy at 213 Pawling Ave. They are the first legal home birth option for women in the immediate Capital District, and I was very impressed with our experience with Michelle Doyle, the midwife and owner of LCM, during our most recent birth.

So, anyone who is interested in home birth in the Albany area might want to check it out!
Monday, September 6th, 2010
1:06 am
[theonlytime]
Free Amazon Prime for students
Amazon is currently giving free 1 year memberships to Amazon Prime (free 2 day shipping, $3.99 overnight shipping) to current students with a .edu email address: http://www.amazon.com/gp/student/signup/info I'm not sure how long they're offering this (it doesn't say on the site).

Just thought i'd give fellow students the heads up on this in case you haven't heard about it yet. This is going to save me a ton on shipping textbooks this year!
Friday, August 6th, 2010
12:27 pm
[getmymachinegun]
Contact Lenses
I need -3.50, base curve 8.6 contacts (will accept -3.75/-3.25)(sterile, unopened), and I will reimburse you cash.

No, I CANNOT actually go to 1800contacts.com and order a pair because they ask for a Dr's name and phone number and I have neither because I have not seen a Doctor in 4+ years and do not actually have a prescription for -3.50s.

The last time I ordered from 1800contacts they turned down my order because they could not get a hold of the Doctor whose number I gave them (it was fake).

Thank you!!
Wednesday, July 7th, 2010
12:35 pm
[spearman]
City stuff
Albany, like many cities, has openned some emergency cooling centers. 12p to 8pm today and tomorrow. Details on AlbanyNY.org

Also, the plays in the park this year are Annie Get Your Gun, The Wiz, and Alice in Wonderland, Jr. all for free! Details at ParkPlayhouse.com
Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010
2:22 pm
[spearman]
Earthquake. 5.5. Ottawa. 1:44pm
Yes it really happened. 5.5 erthquake in Canada, just over the border. That's pretty scarry big for the east coast.
Tuesday, June 15th, 2010
8:38 pm
[spearman]
robberies
The police would like to remind everyone that walking home alone after a night of drinking is an excellent way to get mugged by a group of people.

Specifically:
*You should not travel alone or walk on dark streets.
*If you are out at a bar or restaurant make sure not to consume too much alcohol which can impact your ability to make sound decisions.
*Don’t display items such as cash, cell phones or electronic items that can make you a potential target.
*If you see anyone suspicious make sure you call police immediately. (438-4000 or 911)
Thursday, June 3rd, 2010
9:53 pm
[spearman]
Gay Pride Month
Here's the schedule for Capital Pride events: http://www.cdglcc.org/capital-pride/capitalprideevents.cfm

It's already started and you've missed some. :)
Friday, May 14th, 2010
10:52 am
[lizality4u2]
HUGE 10+ Family Yard Sale Tomorrow--Glenmont
The Milltowne Plaza subdivision in Glenmont is holding a neighborhood yard sale on Saturday May 15th, 2009, from 9am to 2pm (rain date Sunday May 16th, 2010). At least TEN families will be participating in this yard sale, with a huge variety of items available - electronics, furniture, books, CDs, DVDs, video games, you name it, you'll probably find it at one house or another! Come on out for great deals and amazing finds! Milltowne Plaza is off Wemple Road, near the intersection of Wemple and Rt 9W in Glenmont. We look forward to seeing you there!
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