February 2010 Stories (67)

Martini Mike's Hangover Report (NEW AND IMPROVED!)

Hello, Ciao, Hola, γειά…

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Added by Michael P. "Martini Mike" D'Arco on February 20, 2010 at 5:30pm — 9 Comments

Rendezvous with the Two Whos at: The Cement Store

Cece and Yun are dedicated fans of a cement store! It is not about the cement though but about the spin classes there.

Every year our dear friend Tom Hendricks teaches an amped up spin class for 14 weeks. It always starts in January and goes through March. It is sort of like going to school for cyclists...getting fit and ready for the season! Tom is old school…

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Added by yun li on February 20, 2010 at 5:00am — No Comments

Love in the City?

I don't want to sound like an angsty, emo, or desperate high school teen in this blog but I have been having mixed emotions about love lately. To clarify things, I am a 24 year old single hispanic female, never been married and do not have any kids. I see the latter fact a "success" and out of the norm for woman my age in this city, because a high percentage of my senior class in high school ended up pregnant, some with their second child. I consider myself a well educated, open minded, down to… Continue

Added by Alicia on February 19, 2010 at 1:55pm — 12 Comments

Paper or Plastic? How Many Bags are Enough?

If you are anything like Cece, you try to recycle your bags from the grocery store. She has used her plastic bags for everything from cat litter to garbage can liners. When the plastic bags pile to uncontrollable levels, she puts them into a tissue box so they have a "dispenser!" When the tissue boxes pile up, she switches to paper bags. When the paper bags pile up, she switches to...? Hmmm, that might be the problem...



Over the weekend, she flipped her lid when all the… Continue

Added by yun li on February 18, 2010 at 5:00am — 3 Comments

Why you gotta do us like that, Chelsea?

I love the Chelsea Lately television program. I love Chelsea Handler's committment to furthering the careers of stand up comics. I love her sass. I love her tunnel vision- elevating the trite to utmost importance- Hollywood exposed as the high camp we know and love that it is. She… Continue

Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on February 17, 2010 at 9:00am — 30 Comments

Radio at Risk

Have you heard about this? http://noperformancetax.org
Albuquerque already lacks a variety of radio stations, if they pass this tax, what will be left?


Added by Alicia on February 16, 2010 at 1:54pm — No Comments

Accident on the Bike Boulevard a Warning



NOB HILL--As far as I know, this is not a tragic story. I peeked in the back of the ambulance and the bike rider was talking to the paramedics. He even looked relaxed...which is hard to believe considering how close he came to tragedy. His mountain bike was still lying in the street under the wheels of a Toyota SUV at the corner of Silver & Tulane SE. According to my camera clock it was just after 5:00 on a Tuesday two weeks… Continue

Added by Johnny_Mango on February 16, 2010 at 8:00am — 20 Comments

My APS Education



How many of you in Duke City Fix land have had the opportunity to set foot in almost every single public school in Albuquerque? Over the last eight months I have had access to every public elementary, middle and high school in the city. It has been an experience I will never forget and am, quite frankly, grateful for the opportunity. How did I get this opportunity?



Let me begin by saying 2009 was a very rough and painful year for me career-wise. I… Continue

Added by Adelita on February 15, 2010 at 4:00pm — 18 Comments

Rollerblading

Is it just me or does it seem like it was a one hit wonder recreation activity in the 90's? Fortunately, a couple of friends and I have re-invested in it buying blades and going to adult skate night (almost) every Sunday night at Roller Skate City. What sparked our interest in bringing back in-line skating?



One Friday night in January I decided to plan a surprise b-day party for my best friend. I wanted to something fun and different than the usual dinner and drinks tradition. I had… Continue

Added by Alicia on February 15, 2010 at 2:32pm — 5 Comments

Our State: Budget and Tax

Around 1AM Sunday morning I voted� against the food tax and the budget, just felt the budget could have been much more equitable for working families and the food tax would have disproportionally hurt my district, which unfortunately has little fresh food outlets.



The Food tax was the only tax that made it to the senate floor, making it the only opportunity we have had all session to discuss tax policy in general.�� Several tax concepts came up and�I believe it demonstrated the need… Continue

Added by Tim Keller on February 15, 2010 at 9:02am — No Comments

What is New Mexico State Investment Fund Reform?

What is State Investment Fund Reform?



Almost 10 years ago, our country was coping with a series of corporate accountability crises in the wake of Enron, World Com and other breakdowns in organizational governance. Widespread public outcry led to responses through our legal system and in Congress.�Hundreds of lawsuits in and effort to retrieve squandered funds and lawmakers responded by passing the Sarbanes Oxley act.�The time for New Mexico to pass similar legislation is… Continue

Added by Tim Keller on February 15, 2010 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

From The Two Whos..."For us mere Mortals, Loving with All our Heart is not Easy..."

For us mere mortals, loving with all our heart is not easy, letting go of what we have loved is nearly impossible. Lately, Cece and Yun have had several discussion on letting go, mixed with other philosophical discussions such as why chicken cross road, how dating engineering works and what is the goth counseling... But nothing can compare to Mary Oliver's powerful words:



To live in this world

you must be able

to do three things:

to love what is mortal;

to hold… Continue

Added by yun li on February 15, 2010 at 5:00am — No Comments

The Sunday Poem: Sari Krosinsky... blushing in form



It may not have been the ideal relationship, Persephone and Hades, having started with him kidnapping her to his subterranean mancave. What kind of Valentine's Day is this? Sari Krosinsky peels the pomegranate, tries the orange, and wonders who this man really is.





Sari Krosinsky received an M.A. in creative writing from the UNM.… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on February 14, 2010 at 9:30am — 7 Comments

The Two Whos on "Why did the Chicken (Soup) Cross the Road?"

Lately, Yun and Cece check in with each other by asking " Do you have chicken soup?' since we are both are little under the weather...



Off course, Yun's chicken soup must have some dumplings in it and Cece must have the noodles in it. It occurs to Cece that chicken soup, as a cure for the cold, must cross all cultures. We know now that it crosses Chinese, Italian , Vietnamese, and Jewish culture. The Two Whos being silly at heart, think "Why does the Chicken Cross the… Continue

Added by yun li on February 14, 2010 at 5:00am — 2 Comments

Placitas Wild Horses Freedom Imperiled



We are fortunate to have beautiful bands of horses roaming the hills north of Placitas on BLM land. These horses have been known to live free in this area since the 60s. No one is quite sure how they originally began as a herd of wild horses but different theories abound. Some may have come off of the San Felipe Reservation, others may have been set free when the Placitas hippie communes closed, or many may have simply been let go by various… Continue

Added by David Cramer on February 13, 2010 at 7:30am — 20 Comments

Serendipity

I've been walking in a smiley daze for days

Almost afraid if I move too fast

I'll stumble and wake up

and the dream will end.



It's been a while since I've had a valentine

it's been forever since I've asked

would you be mine

afraid to move too fast

so the dream won't end.



Maybe a sign

that's what I need

pointing - that way or this

I've been still for too long



I step outside,

slowly, not moving too fast

and in the purple… Continue

Added by Ron Da Bomb on February 12, 2010 at 2:54pm — 16 Comments

Living MY Life

I have to admit I have been in a slump lately. One of those slumps in which you begin to question who you are, who you want to be and how you want to live your life. I have decided that I'm tired of living up to other people's (family, especially mom, supervisors, friends and society)'s expectations of how I should live my life.



That life looks something like this:graduate high school, go to college, earn your bachelor's, go to grad school, earn your master's, find a well paying… Continue

Added by Alicia on February 12, 2010 at 11:29am — 6 Comments

Valentine's Day Keeper Quiz

Long before I started The Family Plot Blog, I wrote a book called A Girl’s Pocket Guide to Trouser Trout: Reflections on Dating and Fly-Fishing. If men were fish and women the anglers, it’s your how-to guide to land a good catch – with humor!



With Valentine’s Day coming up on Sunday, if you’re in a relationship, you may want to check if that man is a keeper (a True Noble Trout) or a…

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Added by Gail Rubin on February 12, 2010 at 8:38am — No Comments

Morning Fix: THAT'S AMORE!



  • The state needing money always equates to more taxes. Do Slim Jims and Abba Zabba's count as a "non-staple"? Yes? damn.
  • There really IS an app for…
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Added by RiRiSynCyr on February 12, 2010 at 5:00am — 2 Comments

The Giants of Nob Hill





I'm not technically a Nob Hill resident - I live outside of the boundaries in the same way as the Fringecresters live just beyond the edges of Ridgecrest. A trend I've noticed across both neighborhoods is an increase in large… Continue

Added by Edith Grove on February 11, 2010 at 9:00am — 34 Comments

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