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Lost in the Bosque...

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Where I Live:
Fringecrest, ABQ
About Me:
I love my home, Albuquerque, the Duke City, ABQ, whatever you want to call it. I've heard every name in the book and nothing you can say will tarnish my image of the lovely 'Burque. From the Frontier restaurant (Le Cafe Frontroire, www.frontierrestaurant.com) on Central Ave., to the Sunport, to the Rio Grande, to... well, you get idea. I remember when Montgomery and Eubank were city limits, when you could sit at the Sunport Observation Deck (outside, on the roof, above the gates) and watch your loved ones land and take off with deafening roars, when the Dukes played at a field with a chicken wire back-stop and wooden grandstands that swayed with the crowd's cheers, and when the summer monsoons became a spectator sport, with most of your neighbors standing with you in the rain, watching and wondering at the water rushing through washed out roads and arroyos for anything from the NE Heights swept up in the dangerous current.

That's right, I'm older than most of you.

The City has changed, of course. Le Cafe Frontroire now covers about half a city block. The City limits butt against the National Forest and the Elena Land Grant to the east and Sandia reservation to the north. Concrete-lined arroyos guide the summer monsoons innocuously around and beneath our streets safely to the Rio Grande. The Dukes have been sold and replaced by the Isotopes, a team ever-so appropriately named by an episode of the 20th century's greatest television show, The Simpsons.

I love this town.
What I'm Reading:
Failed States, Noam Chomsky

Sweet and Sour Happiness

NMBosque's Blog

Greenbuilt Tour This Weekend!

Posted on May 14, 2008 at 6:12pm 0 Comments

The Greenbuilt Tour is this weekend and you can peer into the closets of visit the finest sustainable homes and businesses in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and beyond. This Tour is not a big generator of revenue for the local USGBC (U.S. Green Building Council), but is maintained every year through a huge group of grinning green volunteers interested in spreading the wealth… Continue

Architect-designed Homes This Weekend!

Posted on May 2, 2008 at 10:30am 0 Comments

This weekend is the annual AIA (American Institute of Architects) Home Tour and a ticket allows you into houses designed by a handful of some of the most interesting and outstanding local architects. The Tour takes a chunk of Sunday and includes a lecture… Continue

Cameron Sinclair: "Design Like you Give a Damn."

Posted on April 20, 2008 at 10:30pm 0 Comments

I recently attended one of the last few John Gaw Meem lectures at UNM's new George Pearl Hall by Cameron Sinclair, genius co-founder of Architecture… Continue

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At 2:31pm on September 6, 2010, Birdy-O said…
Hey there,
I read a posting of your from several years back about recommending a carpenter. We've got butcher block countertops that need refinishing. Does that carpenter still have your endorsement? We are looking for someone reliable who does good work. Thanks very much!
At 3:07pm on May 28, 2009, Justin said…
Thanks for the note. Reminded me I need to update my profile here, as I'm now living in Albuquerque again.

I'm not involved in architecture professionally in any way - but I am a huge fan. My wife and I would love to build our next home and have been actively thinking about what we need (and want) of space.

I do know of Perkins & Will, having looked at their work a Duke University when I was out there, and reading about the MIT technology square building. But don't know anyone who works with the firm.

Are you in Architecture?
At 5:18pm on May 22, 2009, Benny the Icepick said…
I did, but apparently not enough; I still ended up taking a nap in class on Saturday.
(remind me not to sit in the front row when I do that, OK?)
At 4:30pm on December 24, 2008, Adelita said…
Happy Holidays!
At 12:17pm on November 12, 2008, Adelita said…
I was there! You shoulda said something! I have terrible night blindness and can't see very well in dimly lit places.

Dave would have been blown away by the whole thing. It was nice to see so many old friends.

Next time poke me and say hi!
At 6:13pm on October 13, 2008, Benny the Icepick said…
Weekdays has some good veggie options, so I might be persuaded to join you.

Regarding bike lights, I say the more the better. On both bikes, I have a Cateye HL-EL410 up front. It's durable and bright, and I end up recharging the batteries every two months or so. It runs about $35-40.

For my rear, I run with their TL-LD1100. This thing is monstrously bright, and has two separate rows of LEDs, so you can set one to steady and the other blinking. It stands apart from many other tail lights in that it also has LEDs on the side, for added visibility to cars on cross streets.

I don't stop there, though. I have a weakness for "guppy" lights, which can strap onto anything. I have them on my helmet, on my fork, dangling off my messenger bag, and on the back of my Xtracycle (the tubing is a particular width that most clamping mounts don't fit). Serfas makes both red and white, sold alone or in pairs for about $10 apiece.

Ride safely!
At 7:52am on October 4, 2008, Adelita said…
So nice to meet you! Glad you got to see the play.
At 5:53pm on July 7, 2008, Barelas Babe said…
Hi NMBosque -

Loved reading your profile! By any chance is your memory of the Dukes (above in your profile) at the old Tingley Park across the street from the zoo? I'm hoping to talk to a few people about their experiences watching baseball at Tingley - PM me if you are interested.
At 10:33pm on May 31, 2008, Gemini Goddess said…
Thanks for the note! Actually I am going to write about today's adventure which was great and I am so much MORE comfortable on the bike! So stay tuned!! :) Thanks for the note!
At 10:33pm on May 25, 2008, Ashley Leach said…
Thanks! Yeah, the review went well. Hope you're enjoying the ABQ spring!

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