August 2010 Stories (74)

Music This Way Comes

There's some great music coming to Albuquerque in the next few months. Get your tickets now as none of the venues are very big, and some of these acts ROCK!

Vampire Weekend - September 30 - The Showroom at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.…


Added by Alexis on August 31, 2010 at 8:45pm — 3 Comments

Zombie Crawl 2010 in the Duke City?

Wow, I haven't written on this website in over two years. I was really worried about anyone coming to my page and not seeing my pleading to be reunited with my loving dog D.J. so I stopped coming here and started waiting for the e-mail responses. It wasn't meant to be, I suppose, but I still want to believe she is with a loving family somewhere.

In my time away from the site I have fully embraced a new obsession. I am undoubtedly a bigger, more obsessive fan of the zombie genre than… Continue

Added by imouse1 on August 31, 2010 at 9:20am — No Comments

The 2nd Annual Sunday Poets Potluck

Last Saturday, MaryAnn and I hosted the second Sunday Poets Potluck. So far The Sunday Poem series has run for 89 consecutive weeks. It started February 15, 2009 with two poems by Richard Vargas and continues until the present day. 56 different local poets have been featured here, many more than once. I repeat: 56 local poets! And we are not done yet.

A Scary Bunch

It takes a lot of courage to call yourself a poet. Next time… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on August 31, 2010 at 8:20am — 4 Comments

Morning Fix: Hotter Than Heck

  • Army Pvt. Charles M. High IV gave the ultimate sacrifice. A moment of silence for this fallen soldier.
  • CNM rocks enrollment, again!
  • Anyone ever been in an…

Added by Adelita on August 31, 2010 at 5:49am — 1 Comment

Iris folding cards

I have had this blog for a couple of years. I opened it up when my Uncle passed away two years ago. I forgot about it, but now I am back...and ready to post.

My name is Melanie and I make hand made cards...the ones below that I made are Iris Folding. I learned how to make them about five years ago. It was something I didn't think I would like at first because it is so time consuming , but it grew on me. The roses below are two of the cards that I have recently made. The rose is made… Continue

Added by Melanie on August 30, 2010 at 10:27pm — 1 Comment

Space (Parking and Otherwise)

Last week I wrote about time. Today heralds my start to the academic year, aka work, after a summer off. Though it is beyond me how the summer is “off” when you are still crafting articles for publication in peer-reviewed… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on August 30, 2010 at 10:30am — 5 Comments

Morning Fix: Smelling Like A Rose

  • Shocking news. How could this have happened?
  • Imagine graduating high school and then finding out you…

Added by Adelita on August 30, 2010 at 6:46am — 3 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Liza Wolff-Francis... American Noise

Somehow the noise of America seems timeless. "Can you spare some change?" resonates through much of the 20th century. And here we are in the 21st. Self-help slogans are everywhere. We listen for the soul of our country somewhere in this mix of verbal traffic.

Liza Wolff-Francis is a poet, writer and clinical social worker. She is an MFA student at Goddard College and has been published in Earthships Anthology, Albuquerque Almanac… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on August 29, 2010 at 8:16am — 5 Comments

Recovery Cat 8.28.2010

Thanks for Sharing: an example of the rhetorical trope of litotes (understatement), this is the delicate response one gives to someone who, in a group setting, suddenly blurts out information which is… Continue

Added by J. Paul Lanier on August 28, 2010 at 6:00am — No Comments

A Life in the Theatre

I just attended "A Life in the Theatre" a two-man play by David Mamet (1977) at the Adobe Theatre on North Forth Street. The play runs until September 5.

If you have never been in that space it is cozy and intimate, and impossible to not feel a part of the play. If not this play, then I recommend you check out the theatre.

This play is set in a local theatre. The little troupe consists of experienced and new actors. Throughout the play the veteran actor, Robert, played by… Continue

Added by vinceinburque on August 27, 2010 at 10:25pm — No Comments

In Search of Arts & Lit with an Impact like Diego Rivera

John Crawford believes in arts and literature and the impact they can have on people. John is the publisher of West End Press and the producer of the Albuquerque Cultural Conference. To him, accessibility matters. So does making "high art." He says, "I believe in art, even high art, but I also feel it should be rooted in the… Continue

Added by lisa gill on August 27, 2010 at 3:30pm — 4 Comments

Morning Fix - A Lotta O's

  • Proof that 27 year olds don't like to be woken up at 6am...
  • Not really news, but would you let someone come to your home and remove doors and windows? This guy will.
  • APS is a…

Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on August 27, 2010 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

Morning Fix - Avoiding Monoculture

  • FBI agents in ABQ get sneak preview of the latest Drone-style aircraft, for possible bomb disposal uses. It's called the "T Hawk". I think Tony should sue.…

Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on August 26, 2010 at 5:30am — 3 Comments

Morning Fix - Do Unto Others...


Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on August 25, 2010 at 5:30am — 10 Comments

Week Two

Hello from (or to) Albuquerque. It has been over a week now. The new job is going to be great… as long as I can adjust to the technology. I don't think the coworkers I've talked to really believe me when I tell them I spent the past 3 years doing audits on 7- and 12- column ledger paper. I feel like a caveman who has been chipped out of the ice. But aside from that, the new firm seems to be a perfect fit for me professionally and philosophically.

As for recreation… well, just…


Added by grammaticaster on August 25, 2010 at 12:50am — 5 Comments

Cool Breezes; Now Roasting

Our old South Broadway home is wide open today with cool breezes setting off the wind chimes and the recently burgeoning pesky flies taking a break. The occasional smell of neighborhood chile roasters wafts through our high ceilings and my mind is wandering through thoughts of the inevitable change in seasons. I make no bones about it (odd expression!), autumn is definitely my favorite time of the year in Albuquerque. It is also the time of year we first… Continue

Added by Jeff Hartzer on August 24, 2010 at 3:00pm — 9 Comments

The Grifters and the Widow

NOB HILL--Like many people in the neighborhoods surrounding the University of New Mexico, Marcia had an extra room she rented out to UNM students...grad students usually, many of whom were from other countries. Marcia and her late husband Joe had been doing that for many years. It was no bother really, the room was in the basement and the stairway to it led directly out the side door.

She advertised her room on the… Continue

Added by Johnny_Mango on August 24, 2010 at 9:00am — 9 Comments

Morning Fix - Oops...


Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on August 24, 2010 at 5:30am — 3 Comments

Looking for information on Stuffy's Stuffed Sopapillas drive-ins

Hi all, I'm new to the site. I was born and raised in the Duke City, but moving to California. I grew up in the area around the old Albuquerque High before my family moved up near Juan Tabo and Central.

I am planning a trip back for the opening of the Balloon Fiesta and want to eat at some of my favorite places, if they are still around.

Does anyone know if the Stuffy's Stuffed Sopapillas drive-ins are still open? I use to go to one on Eubank (I think - maybe it was on… Continue

Added by Kelly Ward on August 23, 2010 at 1:32pm — 19 Comments

¿Que hora es?

I like to think that my broken ankle has contributed to the Albuquerque tourist economy in a small way. Even though I have been away from the Sunport for my longest stretch in five years (10 weeks and counting), this has not meant missing out on seeing family and friends from east and west coasts.

Our casita in Barelas has become a summer… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on August 23, 2010 at 12:00pm — 18 Comments

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