A martini is a terrible thing to waste.

Hanging balls.


Jun 20, 2013 4 Comments

We are hanging pendant (redundant) wicker lights from the old trees on the back patio of The Olde English.

The back patio opens up in a couple weeks.  The weekday schedule will be:

Mondays:   Petting Zoo

Tuesdays: Two Turtles on Tuesdays.   We will give away one turtle for every 2 liter beer purchased.

Wednesdays.   Wendy Wednesdays (Lesbian Peter Pan Night)

Thursdays:  Free Pickle Back Shots.

Fridays:  Phish Fry Special.  Four for 1 Fish Frys for Phish fans.

You’re gonna love it.


Lark Street Flower Market.


Jun 19, 2013 3 Comments

I bought these hydrangeas today at the Lark Street flower market for $1 a stem.

I love that place.

Fresh flowers are a staple in my house.  I only put one type of flower in one vase.  I remove all the leaves like a Rain Man.  and I arrange them multiple times a day as I walk past them.

on some level I believe that if I the flowers are perfect, then my life won’t fall apart.


Birthday Margarita #1.


Jun 19, 2013 0 Comments


The lovely young lady, Eryn, was the very first recipient of the free Birthday Margarita at our new Bombers Burrito Bar, Troy location.

Happy Birthday, Eryn!


Warehouse boxes.


Jun 18, 2013 2 Comments

If you have a cardboard box fetish, you should quit your job, talk to a therapist, and then apply for a job at Adirondack Records Management on Learned Street.

I stopped over there yesterday to borrow a hand truck and I couldn’t believe the amount of boxes in there.  There must have been 7 million.

Model scouting.


Jun 17, 2013 1 Comment

Not the worst job in the world.

Yesterday I was forced by gun point to sit in a room and choose a model out of about 25 models that showed up for a casting for our Howes & Baum Spring Look book.

It was an usual experience.

The model in the photo above is named Phillippe.  I might have just misspelled that.



  • Briggs & Gypsy
  • Fleck & Juneau
  • Dharma & Django
Jun 14, 2013 9 Comments

Lots and lots of votes this week! Thank you to everyone to logged on and voted for one of these cuties. The winner this week will receive a $25 gift certificate to any of the 4 restaurants that Matt owns. Give it up everyone for the fantastic new FridayPuppy: Aicheewawa!

This week I have done things a little different. I only bring 3 choices to you, each of which includes two puppies! We have Briggs & Gypsy, Fleck & Juneau, and Dharma & Django. Look them over and choose the siblings that you think are the best! The duo that wins will receive two large pizzas each with a topping from Sciortino’s Pizzeria! Good Luck pups.

Let’s hope this rain clears up. How nice it would be to have a warm and sunny Friday. Either way, let’s cheers to the weekend.




  • Butchie. Albany, NY.
  • Boone. Albany, NY.
  • Aicheewawa. Canajoharie, NY.
  • Bowser. Albany, NY.
Jun 7, 2013 , , , 52 Comments

Wooooohoooo! It’s Friday and that means that it’s time to announce this weeks winner! Drum roll please…[insert drum sound here]…The winner of FridayPuppy and a $30 gift certificate to The Olde English is JUNO!!!! Congratulations to the parents of Juno and thank you for submitting her photo!

For you this week are four VERY cute little ones with really great names. We have Butchie, Boone, Aicheewawa, and Bowser. Ha!  These four will be competing for a $25 gift certificate to one of the four of Matt’s restaurants of their choice: Bombers, Wolff’s Biergarten, The Olde English or Sciortinos. The fate of the stomachs of these pups parents is in your hands, so vote, vote, vote!

Keep sending these photos.  I must admit,  I do enjoy opening puppy submissions while I’m doing serious work. It breaks up all of my joint rolling and keg tapping, computer work.

Happy Friday everyone. Cheers to the weekend.