Albany: Day Four

8 06 2009

After getting the rollercoaster thrill seeking and water park adventure out of system the day before we came back to home base to watch a few movies.

Now at some point Naomi’s friend Dave suggested we watch a swedish foreign horror movie called “Let the Right One In.” We heard horror, read it was vampires, and so we thought sounds good lets try it out. Let’s say I STILL don’t know what to think about the movie. It had a vampire that much is true. It had killing that was true. But it was the farthest away from horror as you could get. It was like a vampire romance. No where close to like Twilight, definitely no sparkling. It wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t good either.

It was like a tasty pastry that left a weird seemingly long after taste. Where you liked it, but don’t want to try it again.

It was that night Naomi introduced me to Harper’s Island. A murder mystery TV show that apparently is played on CBS. I’m kind of amazed considering how gory it is for CBS. I still have about 4 more episodes to watch. But I’ll have to wait till I get home to watch with Preston, which means watching it all over again.

So it was another late night, late rise.

After all the walking and strain we put our bodies through the day before we were still feeling it. My legs were still killing me. So through general consensus we called for relaxation. We lounged around the house. The original plan was to go for a hike and check out the Ausable Chasms, these really cool underground caves. Although it would have been really nice to do, the word hike just wasn’t in our vocabulary.

It was pretty much PJs day. Nai and Dev introduced me to Steam. I love video games, but as of the last 10 years PC games weren’t really high on my gaming list. I own and play everything between from my PSOne to PS3. So when it comes to PC games, I’m weirdly in the lost, considering how tech savvy I can be. Through the years I’ve been using my PC strictly for work, internet, video and photo editing.

When they introduced me to Steam I played the World of Goo, F.E.A.R 2 and Command & Conquer. I watched Dev play Mirror’s Edge. I feel in love with PC gaming all over again. So it’s a must when I get home to install Steam, buy Left for Dead and kill zombies side by side with Nai till my hearts content. Now my whole seizure FPS issue needs to be worked. I need to find a way around that.

Now we couldn’t stay in the WHOLE day, we went out that night. It first began with the hunt for tea. See the last time I visited her was this cute Mom & Pops tea shop called Tea Laden. I was running low and I loved that place. To my sadden heart I learned they closed down and moved to Texas. I can still buy from them online, but it’s just not the same to be able to walk in there and smell the sweet aromas. Since then Naomi has yet to find another place like them.

So we searched, found a couple places that might be a possibility, and decided to check one of them out. It just happens it was only a couple stories above our final real destination. The Melting Pot.

Teavana was the tea shop we checked out. It was in Crossgates Mall, which was kind of surprising considering we were just there and didn’t see the place. They had some really tasty samples, cute tea sets, gorgeous tea containers and smelt invigorating .I couldn’t decide what I wanted, but Nai bought a couple bags in hopes of relieving the need to buy V8 all the time.

After tasting and deliberating I left empty handed, which is ok, I think I’ll just revert back to ordering from Tea Laden. And it was off for some fondue fun at The Melting Pot.

Now I have never tried fondue, I’ve always wanted to since I was little. The thought of dipping things into a bowl of melted cheese and/or chocolate just sounds like so much damn fun.

It was pretty empty inside, probably due to the fact it was the middle of the week, and quite frankly our economy sucks. We met the owner, had a funny waitress, and almost the whole place to ourselves. Which thank god because Naomi and I were a bit loud and maybe, MAYBE, not saying the most tactful things. Plus, for as huge Naomi and I were on taking pictures of EVERYTHING I’m sure Devin was happy it was just us. We were like paparazzi on our food in our corner.

The food was amazing. Everything from my Raspberry Limoncello martini to the graham cracker covered marshmallow and everything between was delicious. Sorry to be cheesy (pun intended) but The Melting Pot is a Fon-definite  (again pun intended).

Once again, PICTURES!

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