Friday, March 13, 2009

Amherst Town Ctr Friday the 13'th 2:15 PM

The approach from Umass heading south.
In front of Antonio's Pizza (best slices in town). Gotta wonder if the High School let out early
Amherst College Chapel Hall. With AC you never know. Maybe their chief financial investment advisor died of a heart attack.


Alison Donta-Venman said...

Larry, the high school and middle school did let out early. Your photo has captured my daughter's gang (ARMS) in full splendor!

LarryK4 said...

Yeah, they looked awfully young to me.

But then, my oldest daughter at age 7 is starting to act awfully old to me.

Anonymous said...

You have too much time on your hands.

Ed's Brain said...

What about UMass? You don't sppreciate UMass. UMass has flag poles. And did you take a picture? It's built on swampland so I dunno why all the people in Amherst who don't care about it want money from them. Them being UMass. UMass was an agricultural college in the 50's and up to the middle sicties so all that wet farmland and swamp was a land grant. Then Umass buily southwest. UMass. Not UMass Amherst. UMass. By brain hurts. Ed's Brain.

LarryK4 said...

Yeah, what would Amherst be without Umass?

And what would this blog be if I did not have too much time on my hands (although I notice you have have the freakin time to come visit, you nitwit)

Anonymous said...

While you're taking pictures of middle school girls your competition is upgrading its facilities.

The Leading Edge just replaced about 15 treadmills, 15 elipticals, 5 concept 2 rowers and put in new rubber flooring. And they are still cheaper than you.

Anonymous said...

At least the kids are consuming pizza, not pot! And they are MUCH better behaved than the students that will be rolling out of the bars tonight.
Nice picture!

LarryK4 said...

Gee Anon 8:42 PM
Would that be the Leading Edge in Amherst or Greenfield?

Because the one in Greenfield only charges $9.95 per month and no fitness business in America can sustain itself long-term at that rate.

Or is it one one in Amherst that charges four or five time that, which you seem to know a lot about?

If the one in Amherst then great, it's about freakin time, they have not upgraded their machines since Day One--so they were certainly due.

ed said...

Interesting point: the state turned down an opportunity to have Mass Aggie located in Concord because the farmland there was not considered "challenging" enough - Amherst was picked in part because the land is some of the *worst* in the state.

In part because most of Amherst has no water table. Ever notice how all the brooks in town (that aren't underground) run in straight lines -- they were hand dug. On most of the UM campus it isn't possible to dig a well, and as to a septic tank, well forget about that...

Then, apparently as now, the theory is that if kids can manage to survive the hostile environment of Amherst, they can thrive everywhere else in the Commonwealth.