Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Well I'm back from the big horse races in Saratoga, where I went this weekend with Jordan Williams and photographer Jeff Ziff. There were real horses.
And fake horses.
But no winning horses, which can sorta piss you off.
Meanwhile, sleepy ol' Amherst came roaring back to life over the weekend with the infusion of about 20,000 students from UMass, Amherst College and Hampshire College. Here the UMass Quidditch team rallies the Potter fans this afternoon.
The opening of a new store called Ode in downtown Northampton marks the first time I can recall in years that this block has had every storefront filled.
Say what you will about the bad economy, Northampton is hopping! In fact if you're looking for work, the Mutant Teenage Ninja Turtles (originally created in Northampton) are hiring, provided you know which Smith College sewer to knock on.
Speaking of the Ninja Turtles, here's a song about them being sung on Main Street in downtown Hamp. The words are hard to make out but it's fun to watch the people walk by.