November 2007 Stories (117)

Damn! I turned 40!!!

I

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…
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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.…

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

Sacred Lotus Gardens by Joie Villeneuve

We are very excited to be hosting this ambitious exhibition with a First Friday opening on December 7th, 2007. Joie Villeneuve has created 2 enormous (6 ft. x 9 ft.) paintings and numerous smaller paintings. There will also be signed and numbered giclee prints available created by the artist herself. Villeneuve is taking the new ArtHaus66 gallery space to it's limit with a solo show featuring her latest paintings of lotus gardens.

The lotus flower symbolizes…

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Added by Craig Alinder on November 27, 2007 at 2:48pm — 1 Comment

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…

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Added by Johnny_Mango on November 27, 2007 at 9:15am — 14 Comments

A small announcement and another movie...





My cat lays pressed up next to my laptop and I think he just caused it to overheat.



I'm Not There



What an amazing movie. I like Bob Dylan's music, but I'm not an aficionado,

still I walked away with an idea of the complexity of the man and of

the history he lived through. I don't know much about technical film

language, but the structure and methodology called to mind Jeanette

Winterson for some… Continue

Added by Sleeplessgrl on November 27, 2007 at 12:23am — No Comments

Shop Shop Shoppin' at Heaven's Door

I don't know how to say this delicately... but I have been told I shop like a woman. Remember- I didn’t make that sexist remark, others did. I like to shop. I like to window shop. I like to "for real" shop. (?) Clothes, wine, whatever. And contrary to what some may have been led to believe...I like to shop for others most of all.…

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Added by Michael P. "Martini Mike" D'Arco on November 26, 2007 at 4:00pm — 14 Comments

Bobby McFerrin and Dave Grusin



Bobby McFerrin is a 10 time Grammy® award winner. Over 20 million copies of his recordings have sold, and he tours internationally. McFerrin began as an improvisational singer, and has since expanded his talents to include conducting. He combines both of these talents, by creating musical improvisations with large groups of artists, trained or untrained.



Because he is an improvisational artist, Bobby McFerrin’s shows always include the… Continue

Added by Popejoy Hall on November 26, 2007 at 3:35pm — 2 Comments

Happy One Nine!

One day they are cute and little,





the next day they are cute and big.





Happy Birthday Son!
Mom loves you…
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Added by Sí Serrano on November 26, 2007 at 12:51pm — No Comments

The invisible readers of DCF

Our first week using a new system for Duke City Fix (yay, Ning) has certainly been interesting.

  • Overall site traffic has doubled.
  • The people formerly known as readers have created profiles, groups, and generally taken a more active role now that the technology enables it.
The most fascinating development to me is the difference between "members" (people who've… Continue

Added by chantal on November 26, 2007 at 7:00am — 9 Comments

Morning Fix: Another Bug Hunt?

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Added by Somegye on November 26, 2007 at 5:52am — 8 Comments

A mother's sacrifice, a daughter's joy

Just got back from taking my daughter to her first concert - Fall Out Boy. (I guess the concerts at the zoo don't count as 'real' concerts.) Despite the awful drive all the way out to the Santa Ana Star Center, the hundreds of screaming teenage girls, the awful bands that opened up for the really loud Fall Out Boy, the $25 t-shirt, and the hell getting out of the parking lot - I had fun. Why? Because my daughter had the biggest grin from ear to ear the entire time. She sang every bad song,…

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Added by Adelita on November 26, 2007 at 12:44am — 6 Comments

We All Fall Down

The weather hasn't been too cold until the other day when it snowed. Other trees turn colors and drop their leaves early. It was finally cold enough last night for the tree outside to drop it's leaves.…

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Added by Sí Serrano on November 25, 2007 at 10:34pm — 2 Comments

Los Lunas honey wins unofficial honey tasting in my kitchen



"This one's the most honey-riffic" said taster Paul of the dark, tangy honey produced by Los Lunas-based B's Honey Farm. In between his 2nd and 3rd white russians, Paul was taking a break from a movie about… Continue

Added by chantal on November 25, 2007 at 5:33pm — 2 Comments

ZOmbie Test

Added by Girlmarie on November 25, 2007 at 5:10pm — 1 Comment

Little white pig

as i was walking home from a nice brunch with friends at the Sunshine Cafe (on 12th and Mountain), I passed a house with a little white pig in the yard. a real live pig! accompaning this little pig was a chihuahua wearing a sweater. it made me laugh out loud and now i regret not taking a photo with my phone. i love albuquerque on days like this. where pigs are friends with yappy dogs in sweaters and where walking home on a sunday morning is a joyous experience. my friend drove by and offered me… Continue

Added by Cupcake Pharaoh on November 25, 2007 at 1:45pm — 3 Comments

Missing Albuturkey

On visiting family I'm reminded how much the South makes me miss the high desert.



For one thing, if you stand still in Florida long enough you will grow mold. I miss Albuquerque weather.



I've avoided arguing politics and religion with this, the Christian Republican, wing of the family. Mostly. But only by storming out of the room everytime somebody starts in on Hillary. I miss my Albuquerque friends.



Huge swaths of vegetation are still being cleared for shopping… Continue

Added by Coco on November 25, 2007 at 6:30am — 9 Comments

Zombie Test

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Switching to code view before… Continue

Added by chantal on November 24, 2007 at 6:53pm — 1 Comment

Awareness & Action

I've been thinking a lot about awareness lately. I made the mistake of listening to Democracy Now! one afternoon not so very long ago, and it's stuck in my craw ever since.



The episode in question was about raising awareness of the problem of racism in America (they were, of course, speaking only of white folk who mistreat black folk, in case you were silly enough to think there might be some other kind of racism). The examples… Continue

Added by Jessie on November 24, 2007 at 2:43pm — 1 Comment

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