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Looking for Biscochitos (Made with the Fat of the Gods)
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Started this discussion. Last reply by shotsie Feb 25, 2013.

Didn't we recruit Locksley to HELP with our recruiting? I guess Maryland did too!
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Matt Barth Feb 13, 2012.

 

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shotsie commented on Johnny_Mango's blog post The Last Chance To Speak, As The BRT Rolls Through Nob Hill
"OBTS - I'm not sure if you were serious or not, but whenever some state highway that passed through a business area was bypassed by an interstate, that district dried up and died (usually).  You restrict and make driving a hassle in Nob…"
22 hours ago
shotsie commented on Johnny_Mango's blog post The Last Chance To Speak, As The BRT Rolls Through Nob Hill
"I noticed that the BRT viewing websites are still missing the plan for Nob Hill - and no wonder, because one lane of traffic on either side to accommodate a bus running every 7 minutes should create concern with the merchants.  Speaking of 7…"
yesterday
shotsie replied to Granjero's discussion Transit. Why or why not?
"Unfortunately, the Feds are only funding a BRT, so it's this or nothing.  I did notice that the ART plans don't show the Nob Hill configuration - there's going to be a lot of really pissed off merchants/drivers if the lanes are…"
Saturday
shotsie commented on Phil_0's blog post Morning Fix: Lovin' Spoonful
"I took the train to Santa Fe, skipped dinner and walked to the park where the burning of Zozobra happened.  On the way back to the train, I looked and looked for any food - nothing.  The Cowgirl was open, but packed and I wanted to make…"
Oct 24
shotsie commented on Sophie's blog post A blogger mourns: Dickey's returns to Albuquerque
"What Phil_0 said about The Cube is dead-on - great sides, I mean really great sides, good Q, good parking.  Yeah, Peppers is hit or miss, but his collard greens are great!  I like Rudy's - except for their sides - the smoked prime rib…"
Oct 22
shotsie commented on Phil_0's blog post Morning Fix: Coffee and TV
"I hate to sound sexist, but I don't know too many women who actually drink porter (or would like the name of this beer), but I'm sure someone will drink it...  Maybe the pink awareness czar had something to do with the creation -…"
Oct 22
shotsie replied to Granjero's discussion Transit. Why or why not?
"A.  When one of our vehicles need servicing, I do the bus/bike deal, since I live 12 miles away from work.  If I tried to just use transit, I would need two transfers, or do a lot of walking. B.  Okay, so about that BRT down Central -…"
Oct 17
shotsie commented on Sophie's blog post Morning Fix: Spooooky
"I don't think Spidey is involved in the movie, and, color me skeptical of the ensuing battle, but unless Batman coats his tools with kryptonite, I don't see how a mere mortal can compete with an alien who can counter-rotate the…"
Oct 16

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Where I Live:
Academy Hills Park area (Far NE Heights)
About Me:
I like everything about food ( and it shows!). Cheap gourmet cook. I grow exotic vegie's - things you don't get here, like sweet Italian peppers and tomatoes. Moved here to develop an alternative energy product, but, bummer, found myself working for the war on terror instead. (Only way to stay in ABQ). It's relatively benign, though.
I enjoy interesting music and artistic people in general - I can't draw or play music, but I really like folks who can. Someone's got to support them. I fall asleep watching movies at home, so I prefer to go out to see live music.
Play tennis, badmitton (it's a tough sport!) and bike around a bit.
My wife and I have an interesting house that's unique in this part of town. I'm still trying to figure out stucco texturing techniques - real stucco is wonderful, but tough to match.
One wife, one son, one cat, three fish.
Favorite Thing(s) About Albuquerque:
4 season climate, interesting mix of people, variety of things to do
What I'm Reading:
The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan
The World Without Us by Alan Wiseman
Chinglish (Found in Translation) by Oliver Lutz Radtke

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In case you weren't there, a review of Le Serpent Rouge at Low Spirits

Posted on November 22, 2010 at 11:59am 3 Comments



So, way back when, I had a friend who rhetorically asked me what would

make a great band better, and he answered his own question by stating:

dancing girls – of course, I couldn’t disagree – they always improve

the atmosphere. Now I know what would make that better – a trio of

good looking young women who happen to be terrific belly dancers.

Rachel Brice & the Indigo can dance – now that’s an understatement… Continue

In Case You Weren't There.... Or Maybe You Were

Posted on June 11, 2009 at 9:28pm 0 Comments



Suzanne Sbarge of the wonderful 516 ARTS Gallery, Laurie Anderson (of course!) & our own terrific concert promoter Neal Copperman, in case you weren't there to see them in person....



Yeah, I won the Laurie Anderson tickets and begged friends to go, but no one was available or, even worse, knew about this amazing artist. Well, their loss - the crowd at the Kimo was treated to the very personal stories about the adventures of Laurie… Continue

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At 9:24am on March 27, 2014, once banned twice shy said…

Hey Shotsie:

Well, my suggestion is exploring a BRT nearly anywhere other than Central.  Montgomery does spring to mind right away--lots of services on Montgomery/Montano.  ABQ ride would have to make sure to make the connectors between Lomas and Central frequent and coordinated with such a route to make it popular, though. 

At 6:43pm on December 16, 2008, ABQDWELL said…
Good to hear from you. I suspect we agree on a lot more than we disagree. I chose to live where I do primarily because of schools and access to outdoor activities. Post kids we will definitely live in an urban walkable area. My wife and I both are fortunate enough to work out of the house so we spend very little time in a car which was a factor in our decision (we have a mini van and Prius, which we primarily drive). We are actually quite close to numerous grocery stores and often bike to Trader Joes, the gym, the coffee shop, restaurants, etc. The area near the Tram, I think, is an example of pretty decent suburban development in ABQ; quality schools, lots of natural attractive landscaping, lots of bike paths (all along Tramway and down Paseo, and of course the wonderful foothills, we are a mountain biking family) and close access to all services. I bristle when I drive down Montgomery, Paseo, Candeleria, Comanche, and of course the eyesore that is the I-25. I very much enjoy driving Central east of Washington and on Rio Grande. These are examples of human centered development, in my mind. I am not anti car. Just anti automobile ghetto, which ABQ has far too much of. Projects such as Rail Runner and the streetcar counter this 1950s mentality of development. I think we will both be amazed at the type of development that sprouts near Rail Runner stops, especially in Santa Fe.

We will just have to agree to disagree on the streetcar as I see it as a key part of an efficient, forward-thinking transportation system. The plans I have seen serve the most heavily traveled and populated areas of the city which are only going to become more populated and dense. A streetcar type system is best equipped to adapt to such growth. Plus it gets harder and harder to add such systems as density increases. And as growth occurs the system will expand accordingly. It is not a question of if, it is a question of when. Why not have a system five years too soon (at today's prices) than 10 years too late? We seem to always be chasing growth. I think Portland is the only city I know of that has figured this out.

Glad that you would support a system if the federal government funded it. It's time to flip the formula from 90% federally funded roads to 90% federally funded mass transit projects. Imagine the regional planning decisions ABQ would make if that was the case? I bet we would have a city we both enjoyed even more.

Looks like you have been reading some good books. I would encourage you to pick up Traffic by Tom Vanderbilt. And if you do, I would love to hear your thoughts on it. The times are changing, finally. But probably not fast enough for me.

Last thoughts, do you know or can you ask the mayor what the city gets in exchange for allowing billboards to blight our landscape? Does the city get any funding or does it simply go the mega outdoor advertising firms?

If you have an interest, here's my blog where I advocate for things I would like to see ABQ have.
At 1:59pm on December 16, 2008, ABQDWELL said…
shotsie,

Could you be more misguided in your understanding of irony? You were trying to make the point that I probably live in Nob Hill or the corridor to be served by the Streetcar. I was making the point that I am advocating for something that does not directly benefit me. As far as walking the walk, I work out of the house, bike most places, and drive only a few times a week. You know nothing about how I live yet you are very comfortable making broad judgments. I think you need to check your negativity not just in your misguided judgments but comments such as this: "I am NOT going to park my vehicle at Walmart on San Mateo, or try to navigate the bus system just to take this streetcar to, ah, Old Town... or sell my nice house to live in some overpriced condo downtown." Sorry you seem so miserable.
At 5:07pm on October 16, 2008, Mark said…
Hi shotsie, come check out Urban Beautification to see if you are on board.
thx, M
At 4:07pm on March 25, 2008, bleve said…
I think the unwed mothers idea was great. Could also use women mentors and help the women start a business where they could work part-time and receive communal baby daycare.

I had an idea about that recently for cloth-diaper delivery but the price of gas is getting crazy.
At 9:38am on March 18, 2008, bleve said…
Thanks for your comments on the congress forum... I went to the march this past weekend and can only surmise that the crowd in 2003 was of the same character... mellow, non-violent and informed. What happened back then deeply disturbs me and White's role in that event definitely needs to be public knowledge.
 
 
 

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