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Where I Live:
northeast heights, albuquerque, new mexico
About Me:
i'm an old hippie chick. my son says i'm stuck in the sixties but i'd like to think i've grown a little (and not just physically!) over the years and learned a few things.
Favorite Thing(s) About Albuquerque:
the sky, the colors, my friends and family
What I'm Reading:
as of today, the last few weeks:
Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson
The Shipping News by Annie Proulx
A Big Storm Knocked It Over by Laurie Colwin
The Promise of Rest by Reynolds Price

Proust Was A Neuroscientist by Jonah Lehrer
Church of the Dog by Kaya McLaren
Nov 4, 2008
Murder at the Bad Girl's Bar & Grill by N.M.Kelby
Bringing Down the House by Ben Mezrich
Nov 11
Whale Watch by N.M. Kelby
Sail by James Patterson
Jan 26, 2009
All My Friends Are Going to
be Strangers by Larry McMurtry
T is for Trespass by Sue Grafton
Winter's Tales by Jonathan Winters
The Mercy Rule by Perri Klass
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski
The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver
February 10
While I Was Gone by Sue Miller
Play It As It Lays by Joan Didion
The Twelfth Angel by Og Mandino
Walking in Circles Before Lying Down by Merrill Markoe

April 1, 2009
I've been rereading some of the above & a few new one's too
That Old Ace in the Hole by Annie Prolux
Delorean by John Delorean

as of late
august 2009
The Appeal by John Grisham
Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende
The Wonderness of a Broken heart by Katie Singer
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
A Spy in the House of Love by Anais Nin
Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse
The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
The Night of the Gun by David Carr
The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

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Fred Eaglesmith

Posted on February 6, 2010 at 2:53pm 1 Comment

Last night I had the thrill of going to The Coop with my bro who won tickets here on DCF. With no idea of what to expect, I googled Fred & realized it was going to be an interesting, fun night. Bro rounded up the gang & away we go.

First of all, as we go in & are looking for a table, there is a fairly large area filled with what I call the "Fred Boutique", merchandized to the gills. Not that that's a bad thing. I liked it. It said to me that Fred was no fool. Fred was a… Continue

Bloggin . . . . got my chips cashed in

Posted on March 5, 2009 at 11:10am 1 Comment

Ok. Apologies to The Dead.

It all started when I got the big idea that I would have my own personal blog page where I could rant about whatever I wanted, post pictures, comments, etc. So I did what I usually do & that is go hawg wild before investigating the endeavor. I consider instructions a sourc of last resort.

I'll try to keep it brief. I took the advice of Dale, Jr & went Before I knew it I was the proud owner of not only one, but two domains. One of them… Continue

The 10:30am Railrunner to Santa Fe

Posted on December 18, 2008 at 1:30pm 13 Comments

Yes! Yes! We were on it. And it was great! Sure, we did go r-e-a-l-l-y slow at one point, but the views were more than worth it. We weren't on any time limits or job deadlines so we didn't care. Commuters grumbled but did they really expect to get there on time the first day? The very first trip of the day was worse than ours from what I understand.

The new snow really made the view incredible. We were just a few feet from the traffic on the slushy highway but it was like being in a… Continue

The long put off project

Posted on November 24, 2008 at 3:41pm 3 Comments

I want a grandbaby. That is no secret. Even folks that don't know me know I want a grandbaby. I see babies everywhere & want them. My eyes glaze over. I can't exactly explain it but it is like what I have seen other women go through when one day they see a baby somewhere & suddenly have to have a baby. Right then. Usually the women are a lot younger than I am but I suddenly truly understood what they had been saying. My good friend had a baby last year but that baby's grandmother hasn't… Continue

thank you dave

thank you for lovin & sharing the blues, dave denny, i'm wonderin what you're doin now.

Nov 20, 2008
Dave's memorial was a very moving event for me, as I'm sure it was to all of the other folks there. It was very cool to look around the crowded El Ray & see the size of the crowd. They were each there for one reason & one reason only - they loved Dave!

What a gap he is going to leave in the ABQ music scene! Not to mention the personal side of the loss I feel. I recon I'll miss him forever. I never saw Dave in a crappy mood. I never saw him not excited when he watched some music. The first time I met him was on a blue cruise way out in the middle of the ocean;, a long way from our desert & a guy wanders past me wearing a Sultans t-shirt. Being the owner of such a shirt myself as well as a shameless Sultans groupie I am somewhat ashamed to admit that i tackled the guy demanding to know all of the details re: the shirt. I let him up when he convinced me he was Dave Denny, THE Dave Denny, no shit. the author of many a musical travel for me, the total voice of the blues here in abq, a true idol & the only thing that came out of my mouth (yes, the one i would kiss my mother with if she were still kissable) was " Ohh mah gawd, I thought you were tall & white with some kind of blond hair". gawd, I felt like an idiot. An invisible idiot, if I could just pull it off. But, no, There we were face-to-face. He laughed & told me "everybody does". What a kind & gentle individual he was.
His is a big big loss.

Bad Mammy's Blues

mr and mrs dick

mr dick this morning, Saturday, August 8th, 2015, mr dick came in with the worst looking beat up box I have ever seen. he wanted to know what I was going to do about it. he had a prepaid label. I thought he was joking, he never took off his sunglasses. he told me that […]

us, unplugged

Since I’ve hauled off & announced the event on fb, it must be official . . . . . BigDaddy & I have decided to cancel our cable tv. I am so addicted to my tv that I get a little woozy just typing those words. All the more reason I will do this, must […]

they call it stormy monday but tuesdays just as bad

Another of the never ending series of events that have happened to me under the “Everything I’ve Ever Mocked, I’ve Become.” category. The garage door decided to become unwound in some cable snappin kind of way last Friday evening. You know, when you can’t do anything about it without paying someone their “emergency” rate. The […]

jesus take the wheel

I was sitting in line at the drive thru bank, lookin around & groovin on the sunny day. Across the parking lot I spy two people walking, carrying signs & the guy was dragging a great big cross. Ok, it was Good Friday & there is always lots of walking folks on pilgrimage, large & […]

i don’t give a rats ass about charlie sheen

Snow bound & cranky. I actually begged for candy from the store. That is the crisis of my little world. I’m listening to the world news on the telly. The crisis of the world is some little fight in Egypt & Charlie Sheen’s fucked up excuses about his serious little life. Can’t we see that […]


A couple of calm, nice, busy days at work & 24 hrs in the bed, tossin, coughin & moanin, later, I am reborn.

just 24 little hours

What a difference a day makes. . . . . I had asked myself a lot of questions & realized I needed to make peace with the insanity of my job or quit. I went in on Saturday to get some extra practice & schoolin before THE RUSH begins on Black Friday. Saturday was the […]

sorry is as sorry does

“I’m sorry. I was being selfish.” I heard the words come out of my mouth & realized in a flash that I had indeed been acting selfishly, selfish in a way that must stop. It’s not that I throw sorries around right & left without thinking about it, it’s that it was hard to admit, […]

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At 9:41pm on September 11, 2009, Señorita Ruth said…
heya! thanks for the comments. i'm glad i'm not the only one that suffers from the ailment of Not Enough Fun. who woulda thought?!
At 11:35pm on September 1, 2009, be well also said…
Greetings Don Schrader Fans and Friends!

Have you noticed that for the last few days we have been a "featured group"? See:

I do not know how long it will last, but now would be a fitting time to share your Don Schrader stories by starting a new thread or responding to one that I got going.

I for one am hungry for Schrader stories.

Be Well.
At 7:23pm on July 15, 2009, Lesley Goddin said…
I hear you. I had BCBS when I was self-employed several years ago. Costs kept escalating. Now I have it through my employer, though my employer has changed health insurance every year which often means I have to change docs every year (the plans supported Pres docs one year, Lovelace the next, etc.). So far BCBS is good, and I hope to get a doc I can keep for awhile. The stress of changing every year is insane.
At 4:54pm on July 15, 2009, Lesley Goddin said…
Huh, you have BCBS too? Wonder why she's not on my plan. I've got the Blue Card plan since my employer is in Mississippi, so maybe that's the difference. My top contender is Timothy Grenemeyer right now.
At 4:43pm on July 15, 2009, Lesley Goddin said…
Thank you! Unfortunately, I did another search on BCBS and she isn't listed. Grrrrr. But I've noticed a couple of other docs on DCF that look promising. Glad you have a doc you like that makes you feel listened to! That's so important!
At 2:54pm on July 15, 2009, Lesley Goddin said…
Alison, are you still a fan of Dr. Laura Stern? I have had a horrible experience (or 2 or 3) with my current doc and need to make a switch. She is one of those I am considering. What do you like about her? What if anything, DON'T you like? Thanks!
At 8:55pm on June 16, 2009, Dick Chingadero said…
Hey. I had lunch at the Range on Wyoming today. Do you know if Kyle did the mosaic work on the fireplace there? It was stunning.

How are (did?) you enjoy the Annie Prouxl books? I read a collection of short stories as research for my senior honors thesis this past semester and was blown away. She's certainly on the top of my favorites list.
At 1:37pm on May 6, 2009, Jim Belshaw said…
Thanks for the kind words. They're much appreciated.

At 11:10pm on April 20, 2009, Sarahjmd said…
OMFG. You changed your pic! I have been out of it for a while.
Love you CathyRay!
At 9:49am on March 2, 2009, Michelle S. said…
Foof, looks like some great suggestions on books! Looks like I need to get in the groove....this whole Duke City Fix Thing seems pretty cool!!

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