November 2007 Stories (97)

As Tomorrow Draws Near...

Look around this City we all claim to be the best. Take a look at the art on UNM Campus; take a look at the galleries and notice the art on the walls; take a trip to the museums, open spaces, parks; Open the papers and realize that there are very few reminders that tomorrow, December 1, is World AIDS Day.

It's called World AIDS Day-A day without art. It is supposed to be a day that is marked by art that has been covered or shrouded in commemoration of all the artists world wide who… Continue

Added by MPC on November 30, 2007 at 10:17pm — 7 Comments

NaBloPoMo Review

Cheers to NaBloPoMo 2007!
I did it and boy am I glad it's over, NOT! It wasn't easy to post something everyday and I'm sure most readers were bored to death or totally unintrested. Sorry if I sucked, I was supposed to Blo.
So, here is the…

Added by Sí Serrano on November 30, 2007 at 8:17pm — No Comments

That was quick...

It would seem that my lovely wife has landed a job in ABQ! Paperwork for her position was submitted to the HR department at Presbyterian and they'll be contacting her next week to finalize! Looks like we'll be in the Duke City by the first week of February. Now we have to find a spot to live - anyone know of a nice 2+ bedroom place in Nob Hill area that allows dogs? Doesn't have to be fancy, but I think a gas stove is practically a "must have"…

Added by Neonnoodle on November 30, 2007 at 3:22pm — No Comments

Truth or Consequences??????

Just found this link to an article in Vanity Fair all about the newest artist community in, of all places, Truth or Consequences??????? Having grown up in Las Cruces this just blows my mind! And, I know it has nothing to do with the Duke City, but I couldn't resist posting this link! Why can't Albuquerque get press like this?…


Added by Paula Manning-Lewis on November 30, 2007 at 10:42am — No Comments

Open space > mind > heart

This morning, I stood in the backyard listening to leaves falling en masse, clattering over each other with a sound like rain. The leaves in the neighborhood had seemed too green, too late and now, days after a hard freeze, they were dropping fast. It was amazing to see and hear.

I climbed to my roof to shoot a photo of a balloon below the just-past-full moon (missed it -- too many damn wires). While I was on the roof, our scrub jays made a ruckus for peanuts. Three of them have… Continue

Added by mjh on November 29, 2007 at 8:34pm — 1 Comment

It's All Mine

My new car is in my hands. I wound up buying, because I finally decided if I'm going to shell out that much cash, I'm damned sure I'm going to have an asset at the end of all this, depreciated or otherwise.

I had a great experience buying and love my new Subaru.

Now excuse me while I go inhale the refreshing aroma of new car.

Added by Alexis on November 29, 2007 at 4:13pm — 3 Comments

12x12 Our Annual Fundraiser - December 7th, 5-8:30 pm

This year The Harwood has taken a different approach for its annual

fundraiser. We asked artists from our various communities to create a

piece of art using a 12x12 inch square of plywood. We also asked them

to sign their names on the back of their creations, thereby creating a

show full of anonymous works. The results have been as phenomenal and

varied as the artists themselves. Sales begin at 5 pm on December 7th.

Deets: This is NOT an auction! All… Continue

Added by The Harwood Art Center on November 29, 2007 at 2:12pm — No Comments

"Merry Christmas," "Happy Holidays" or "Happy Festivus?"

I walked into Target on Paseo the other day and something jumped out at me. It was quite noticeable--a "Merry Christmas" sign. Honestly, it's been a while since I've seen a "Merry Christmas" sign at a major retailer. You can see how all of them are trying to make everyone happy with terms like "Seasons Greetings" or "Happy Holidays."

But does it really matter?

According to a recent survey, people do… Continue

Added by Jeremy Jojola on November 29, 2007 at 11:06am — 1 Comment

That's Some Fine Food Ya Got There

Admittedly, I hadn't been to Fremont's Fine Foods before. Something about the thought of descending down into that unknown mineshaft of a shopping center at San Mateo and Lomas has kept me away. But no longer.

I had been wondering what Fremont's could offer that wasn't already covered by the likes of Ta Lin, Trader Joe's and Whole Foods. The 4th generation family-run shop looks deceptively… Continue

Added by Edith Grove on November 29, 2007 at 8:49am — 6 Comments

Morning Fix: Buckyball


Added by Somegye on November 29, 2007 at 5:30am — 2 Comments

The Messiah Downtown This Weekend

4th & Lead SW--Some wait for Santa this time of year. Others wait for the Messiah...Handel’s Messiah, that is. And this weekend four different choirs join together under the direction of John Clark to perform it.

This is a huge production: 168 voices backed up by members of the NM Symphony Orchestra and the Albuquerque Philharmonic. Two high school groups are… Continue

Added by Johnny_Mango on November 29, 2007 at 12:08am — 6 Comments

Away from ABQ

Recently I've found myself trading Duke City for Crescent City. The details of that are unimportant; the big thing is that this has put me outside of Albuquerque for generally longer stays than I would like. The Fix, of course, is a great way to stay aware (at least peripherally) of what's going on here, but I felt the need for something more fitting for people who have left the city, with or without intentions to return.

Away from… Continue

Added by Kelsey D. Atherton on November 28, 2007 at 4:19pm — 4 Comments

Burque on BoingBoing

Boing Boing is a rather large blog, and today a spot from the Tribune was featured. Albuquerque - home of white cockroaches!

Added by Kelsey D. Atherton on November 28, 2007 at 3:36pm — 3 Comments

Where's the beef?

I loved my Uncle Roland. He usually wore a Levi jacket, a cowboy hat, and drove a little pickup truck. When we were kids, he would take my cousin and me to the race track in Santa Fe and let us bet. He'd give us each twenty dollars and we would bet on horses based on the color of the jockey's jersey or the name of the horse.

I loved to visit him because he always had a dish of candy on his coffee table and sometimes there would be a jar of…


Added by Adelita on November 28, 2007 at 2:00pm — 6 Comments

Morning Fix: Sweaty Bed


Added by Somegye on November 28, 2007 at 8:35am — No Comments

Damn! I turned 40!!!


can't believe I made it here. I can't believe that twenty years ago I

used to think that I could have died at 21 and been satisfied in

thinking I'd seen it all.

Since the middle of this October I've been reliving several defining moments

of the last twenty years (moments defined by…

Added by MPC on November 27, 2007 at 11:39pm — No Comments

Announcing the Grumbeckle

After much delay, it is time to announce the reason for our recent disappearance from Duke City Fix and the face of the earth: The arrival of the Grumbeckle!

The Grumbeckle was born August 31st. She weighed in at 37 pounds and measured 3 feet tall. She arrived with an iPod in one hand and a

wireless mouse in the other.…


Added by Eckleburg and Grumblecake on November 27, 2007 at 9:54pm — 3 Comments

New Car Shopping

It's time to purchase a new car. And yes, I do mean NEW.

Before everyone jumps on me about the dreaded "depreciation" let me be clear that I don't care. I understand the concept and it's implication. But the tempting aroma of new car smell is just too much for me.

Plus, I like knowing my car's history and I keep my cars long enough that the depreciation becomes less of an issue.

I am, however, debating the merits leasing vs. buying. Here's a good article about this… Continue

Added by Alexis on November 27, 2007 at 9:55am — 5 Comments

Eating the Ristra: How to Make Sauce from your Hanging Ornament

NOB HILL--Nothing has more potential than a brand new ristra. And nothing has more of a story to tell than a ristra with its top half picked clean. Yet few of these beautiful but tasty icons of New Mexico make it to the kitchen. This is the season for holiday tamales and huge pots of posole. You’re going to need lots of red chile! It’s time to pluck that string of dried…


Added by Johnny_Mango on November 27, 2007 at 9:15am — 12 Comments

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