Featured Stories – July 2008 Archive (104)

Big Bad Mamas

I have a secret confession. I love to sing. I love singing in the car, at home while cleaning the house, and whenever the spirit moves me. There’s just this one little problem - I am tone deaf. To say I sing off key is an understatement. And I’ve got the vocal range of about two notes. I would love to have one of those big powerful voices like Lola Beltrán or… Continue

Added by Adelita on July 9, 2008 at 11:17am — 19 Comments

Morning Fix: Cushy Jobs


Added by Somegye on July 9, 2008 at 5:46am — 2 Comments

Morning Fix: Git


Added by Somegye on July 8, 2008 at 5:30am — 2 Comments

The Relatively Recent Panache of North Valley Real Estate

When I was growing up in a respectable Mossman home in the northeast heights, I recall my parent's disdain of the North Valley. It was scary to them---a place they believed was full of crime and crumbling old homes. Boy, has that shifted!

A dear friend of mine bought three acres in the north valley thirty years ago for a total of $24,000, mainly because she loved the beautiful cottonwood trees (above) that filled what became the backyard of her… Continue

Added by Kelly Vickers on July 7, 2008 at 10:00pm — 12 Comments

Where are all the Japanese?

In the quest to fill up on frozen taiyaki, I found a few "Japanese" stores and restaurants, and none I've seen so far belong to Japanese. Sumo Sushi in Downtown is ran by Chinese, little store at Wyoming is Korean, etc.. I guess it would not be weird for me to open a Japanese store then. Maybe the cross-over is the Albuquerque way. On the other hand, Red Square at Lomas is run by Russians.

Added by Pete Zaitcev on July 7, 2008 at 6:02pm — 10 Comments

Sunport Blogging, Part 2

Airport – a neutral place between worlds.

Each time I’m at an airport, I’m always reminded of C. S. Lewis’s Wood Between the Worlds -the pervasive lassitude and sense of being neither here nor there.

Obviously, airports lack the WBTW's lush green foliage and pools leading to different worlds in Narnian cosmology.

Still, the idea of bypassing TSA… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on July 7, 2008 at 1:00pm — 9 Comments

Local Etsy Seller of the Week- Household Saint by KaranSipe

This weeks Albuquerque-based Etsy seller is Household Saint by KaranSipe and her work is best described in her own words. From her Etsy page:

'At Household Saint, you will find all things good, with no guilt. Each piece is one of a kind, inspired by all things discarded that once was lost but now is found.'

KaranSipe also sells locally at… Continue

Added by Spring Griffin on July 7, 2008 at 10:50am — No Comments

Morning Fix: Already Pondering Fall

Morning Fix: Already Pondering Fall


Added by Somegye on July 7, 2008 at 5:00am — 5 Comments

Speaking of being HOT!! Cool ways to keep your Dogs and Cats Cool this summer!

#1 NEVER NEVER LEAVE YOUR DOG OR CAT LOCKED IN A PARKED CAR ON A HOT DAY..or at all-ever-never-ever-ever!! This one should be common sence folks and yet while running around town I usually see some dummy with their dog locked in the car...Temps in a parked car can rise really fast so even if "you just left fluffy in the car to run into the store real quick" you run the risk of seriously harming or killing your pet. Just leave them at home!

#2 Take your pet for it's walk early in the… Continue

Added by Bow Wow Blues on July 6, 2008 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

What does Albuquerque taste like?

Tasting honey from my backyard

To some it's a chili-laden hot dog from The Dog House. To others, it's anything covered in chopped green from Frontier or a bowl… Continue

Added by chantal on July 5, 2008 at 1:30pm — 16 Comments

Always High Prices. Always

When I was in the process of moving back to the Q, I actually used the search term "Flying Star" at Craigslist to help me locate our new home. When I was here a couple of years ago I would hang out at the "Grand Star" or the "Silver Star" for hours every day enjoying the net, great magazines, and decent all you can drink coffee. Sure enough we moved into a place a short walk from the Silver Star---still the best design of the growing bunch. Unfortunately, the prices of everything have increased… Continue

Added by Kelly Vickers on July 5, 2008 at 11:13am — 26 Comments

muchas gracias

Thank y'all wonderful DCF'ers who came to my Studio She sale! Not only was it great to see you, but your appreciation and support was such a delight. Again, muchas gracias!!!

Added by zoodeb on July 5, 2008 at 9:23am — No Comments

Fourth of July in my front yard

After the great debate on the forum about what to do to celebrate the Fourth of July in Albuquerque, we wound up having a couple of friends over and setting off fireworks in the street in front of my house. We had fun with the big sparkly Rain Dances and Golden Showers (yes that's what the package called them), but I think the clear winners for goofy fun of the… Continue

Added by Spring Griffin on July 4, 2008 at 11:52pm — 3 Comments

Sunport Blogging, Part 1

Once again I’m blogging in an airport upon wending my way back to Albuquerque from (yet another) conference.

These days the Sunport seems more familiar than my backyard garden, now brimming with apricots and plums ready for cooking, canning, freezing, and drying.

I’m weary. It feels like I’ve been through the Sunport at least forty times this… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on July 4, 2008 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

4th of July on Rooftops

Like a classic New Mexican, I too love to go up on the rooftop to watch the fourth of July fireworks. I guess that I think I'll avoid the crowds, the noise, the traffic. But it will be cooler up there, hopefully with just a bit of breeze. I go up just before sunset; it seems like the sun takes forever to set in summer. I look around and remember I'm supposed to put more tar around the skylights, that maintenance I told myself I'd do last winter. I remember to take a cold beer (near frozen with… Continue

Added by Joel Deluxe on July 3, 2008 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Morning Fix: Explosive


Added by Somegye on July 3, 2008 at 5:30am — No Comments

East mountains to ABQ - by bus!

New Mexico DOT has been running various Park & Ride services for some time. But now a second route between Albuquerque and the east mountains makes it even easier to leave the car at home.

I've been riding off and on for the past month and have noticed little oddities all along the way - like the Tijeras municipal buildings, the LaFarge gravel lots, and little paved driveways that seem to go… Continue

Added by Brian on July 2, 2008 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

Morning Fix: Webs Woven

  • Sawmill Trust loaned $225K for land cleanup. Former particle-board plant to be cleaned for affordable housing.
  • KOB's photographer cleared of charges of getting in the way of a charging cop.
  • Speaking of KOB, they have a story about a mountain…

Added by Somegye on July 2, 2008 at 5:30am — No Comments

Albuquerque Turkey

There's a new national tv advertisement making the rounds for a sandwich entitled, the Albuquerque Turkey sandwich. Has our town made the big time along with vehicles like the Hyundai Santa Fe or the Toyata Tacoma?

Check out the Albuquerque Turkey at Geoff’s Superlative Sandwiches in Providence,Rhode Island...Or at…


Added by Jeff Hartzer on July 2, 2008 at 4:00am — 15 Comments

How to Choose a School in Albuquerque

Over at the Albuquerque Livejournal community, there is an interesting thread on how to pick a school, and what determines good schools. The conversation has not quite degenerated into private vs charter vs public. Okay, that's a total lie, but I still think it's worth a look. And input, from any fixers on lj.

Added by Kelsey D. Atherton on July 1, 2008 at 10:00pm — 9 Comments

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