The skies are hazy and the air is thick, thanks to our neighbors to the west. Last night was particularly bad, with KOB running a banner asking people not to call 911 to report a fire. Also, my swamp cooler has been rendered useless. Boo.

Views: 39

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

I tried pretending I was smelling a campfire but without the s'mores it was a hard sell. As bad as it was for us (the old man's eyes were really suffering), I felt  awful for the folks on fire.

This smoke makes it much easier to pretend my whiskey is scotch. 


One of my FB friends posted a photo with ash from AZ actually covering the hood of their car.

When we cleaned our windshield, there was a ton of black muddy goo. Imagine our lungs. 


Want to keep up with air quality - Check this out

Ron & Linda, thanks for the link.  This is why I have come to hate swamp coolers.
you've come to hate swamp coolers because of fire particulates that reach unhealthy levels once every 30 or 40 years or so?

Jeff, I'm exceptionally vulnerable to particulates, so for me it's not a 35 year event, but a common problem.  And the other thing I hate about swamp coolers are how useless they are when the temp is over 90 and the humidity is high.  



Number of days in ABQ with 90+ temps and high humidity = 0


Maybe a handful of moderately humid days...

Hettie, I feel your pain.  It must be unbearable for you to to have to endure a few days of smoky skies here in Albuquerque.  If it gets too terrible  for you, I propose that you move to Fukishima Province in Japan, or to Eastern Arizona, or perhaps to Joplin Missouri.  Surely you can find a more salubrious spot on the map to relish your obscenely overdeveloped sense of entitlement. 

Uh...what? I think if you read the original post again you'll find it pretty much boils down to "I don't like smokey air." Your threshold for outrage must be set awfully low if that somehow triggers an overblown, snarky response like what you posted.

I don't like smokey air either. It sucks. It hurts my lungs and makes me cough. Dangerously high particulate levels aren't that fun to breath. And yeah, I also know it means hundreds of thousands of acres are burning somewhere, which really sucks. But I guess if I voice that out loud I have an "obscenely overdeveloped sense of entitlement" too, huh?

Yes, really. Wow. Some people are really suffering. Not something to make light of.


Connect with Us!

Community Forum

Protein Shake Shack? 2 Replies

Started by Kitson Harvey in Food & Drink. Last reply by Bret on Thursday.

The best wings in town? 7 Replies

Started by Sophie in Food & Drink. Last reply by Adelita Oct 3.

Fives Things You Can do to Fight Hunger Locally

Started by Alison Sherman in Food & Drink Sep 22.

Black Cherry Pie!!! 9 Replies

Started by Adelita in Food & Drink. Last reply by JMG Sep 2.

My blog for where to go for lunch in ABQ 2 Replies

Started by Gretchen Winchester in Food & Drink. Last reply by Ron Da Bomb Aug 12.

Latest Activity

Dee Cohen's blog post was featured
4 minutes ago
Dee Cohen posted a blog post
4 minutes ago
Brian Fejer liked Adelita's blog post Tootsie and Maximiliano
9 hours ago
Profile IconDuke City Fix via Facebook

Hey, this is great! Now you know what to do with those ill-fitting bras!!

Bra Recycling

October is bra recycling month at…

See More
Facebook12 hours ago · Reply

Regular Features

Anyone can blog on the Duke City Fix, but here are the folks who blog most often:

© 2015   Created by Duke City Fix.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service