If you don't mind I have some questions about the film industry. Please drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org with Nikki or Duke City Fix in the subject line (my spam filter gets a little nutty sometimes).
Dog lovers, animal lovers...yup that's a big part of ABQ, it led me to start a dog training and care business. the pick on my page is of my dogs, now i do dog training /consulting as a hobby, now i am the north valley's sausage and ravioli guy. later.
Nikki If you are here and looking for interesting place to stay in the north valley ck out lospoblanos.com Not cheap but so beautiful. While you are on their website take a look at other stuff they have to offer. Lavender fields, organic gardens. Dont worry its right in town, not boondocks. Its about 15 min from downtown. Its hard for people coming from other cities to get used to the fact, that you can be in the city, and see horses, chickens, burros etc. Its one of the cool thing about albuquerque. I think you are going to like it here, that is if you are ready for a change. I have known some people that have come here for visit from LA, just shake their heads.
Posted this under your "Nukes" discussion but figured I would drop it in here.
On Februray 2nd of this year the State Supreme Court denied an appeal to a decision allowing Sandia National Labs to cover waste at the landfill.
The State Environment Department ruled three years ago that digging it up would be risker than leaving it alone. Needless to say a Citizens Group challenged that ruling because of concerns the ground water might become contaminated, but the State Supreme Court did not see it that way.
Personally I am not thrilled with this, but hopefully the Environment Department and the State Supreme Court are correct.
Posted this under your discussion, but thought I would drop it here as well.
Tattoos are way cool, no problem there.
Crime here is not as bad as the rumors make it out. I work in TV news, and we do cover the murders pretty extensively, but it is no where near as bad as it may seem. So as long as you don't go looking for trouble...
I live in Nob Hill and love it. Easy access to both I-40 and I-25, closer to Albuquerque Studios, and just cool in general.
Page One and Page Two are pretty good, although I don't know if Albuquerque could come close to what you are used to.
Hope that helps, if there is anything else I can do for you let me know.