November 2007 Stories (97)

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.…


Added by Michael P. "Martini Mike" D'Arco on November 26, 2007 at 4:00pm — 10 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…

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 — 6 Comments

Morning Fix: Another Bug Hunt?


Added by Somegye on November 26, 2007 at 5:52am — 6 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,…


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.…


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 — 1 Comment

ZOmbie Test

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

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 — 7 Comments

Zombie Test

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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

"Black Friday" not so bleak

Just got back from the Two Fools tavern. 1/4 mile walk to and fro, on a freezing November evening. Nice night for a nightcap.

There's something to be said for a nice single malt on a cold night. I guess I can understand why Saint Bernards carried a keg of the good stuff to lost and frozen alpine travelers. It really does serve to warm one up from the inside.

Nob Hill was dead. Cold, foggy, and devoid of people. It was actually quite nice, refreshing, even. The street lights and neon… Continue

Added by freekbuoy on November 24, 2007 at 1:13am — 2 Comments

Thanksgiving Surprise

Thanks for Snow!

Added by Sí Serrano on November 23, 2007 at 8:50pm — No Comments

Still Life

The dogs have heaped themselves directly in front of the wall heater, and seem ready for fuzzy slippers & hot cocoa (or maybe that's just me!). The city is blanketed in the quiet only snowfall can conjure, and I want nothing more right now than to wrap myself in layers--scarf, hat, vest, coat--and scoot these toasty warms pups out into it. Instead, I'll don my uniform and head out alone, to clock in and see what madness Holiday weekend + frenzied shopping + full moon + snow hath wrought. Be… Continue

Added by Jessie on November 23, 2007 at 3:03pm — 1 Comment

The Pie Man Cometh

It's one of the juiciest fundraising moves I've seen in awhile: CD1 candidate Martin Heinrich delivers a Thanksgiving pie to one lucky campaign contributor.

I was a sucker for it. And so were numerous other DCF readers and devotees, one of whom actually won the specially-delivered pie.

Fix reader Floyd Vasquez just sent us this photo of…


Added by chantal on November 23, 2007 at 2:56pm — No Comments

When Black Friday Comes

In the words of the immortal Steely Dan, "When Black Friday comes I'm gonna dig myself a hole Gonna lay down in it till I satisfy my soul ". You like apples? How do you like them apples?! I have chosen an alternative path today, as is my modus operandi.

As tempting as the $299 laptop with some whistles & bells was at Circuit City… here I am. Lengthy perusing of ads resulted in the targeting of several…


Added by Michael P. "Martini Mike" D'Arco on November 23, 2007 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Morning Fix: Snow Job

Morning Fix: Snow Job


Added by Somegye on November 23, 2007 at 7:33am — 5 Comments

Coffee for your Coffee?

Today while working on Thanksgiving, I found one of these at an Albuquerque convenience store. It's caffeinated creamer for your coffee. Wow. Isn't just a plain cup of joe enough? There's even a warning on the label: "Limit 2/Day" Crazy. Perhaps this will work for college students cramming for tests or for the people who made it this far into…


Added by Jeremy Jojola on November 22, 2007 at 5:08pm — 1 Comment

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