December 2007 Stories (130)

Do the Luminaria

A paper bag with a little sand at the bottom, then add a votive candle.

Place outside and light on Christmas Eve.

For one Christmas Evening of Simple Beauty.…

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Added by Sí Serrano on December 15, 2007 at 11:33am — No Comments

Stump the Physicists



Speaking of brain crushes, you can do no better for brilliant and wacky people to spend time with in Albuquerque than Dave Thomas and Kim Johnson of New Mexicans for Science and Reason. For those not privileged with regular lunch dates, Dave and Kim share their wisdom with a broader audience via their regular…

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Added by John Fleck on December 15, 2007 at 9:34am — No Comments

Go Look At Art!

You need to be looking at art in order to make art. I genuinely believe this.



Even if you think that museums are a snore, or a graveyard, you should go. Start watching for listings and reviews in local magazines and newspapers; hopefully there will be a show now and again that really sounds interesting to you. Even when there’s not, go anyway. Make a decision that you will go to a museum once a month. Or twice, or more. Albuquerque has some great museums, showing all sorts of things,… Continue

Added by Khan on December 14, 2007 at 8:30pm — 7 Comments

Sunglasses in the snow

The Inuit may have 100 words for snow (or not), but does anyone have the perfect word for the high desert phenomenon that is "walking in a blizzard but needing sunglasses because the sun is still shining."



Such a thing happened today for about 10 oddball minutes in my SE Heights neighborhood when a micro blizzard hit. Undeterred, the desert sun blazed on and I, without… Continue

Added by chantal on December 14, 2007 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

Taos Allowing Snowboarders!

Mark your calendars - March 19, 2008. Only 3 hours from Albuquerque.

www.skitaos.org



Added by Alexis on December 14, 2007 at 12:48pm — 19 Comments

Early Morning Wondering

Driving to the airport this morning was pretty surreal. Unlike the early morning drive to the park and ride for the Balloon Fiesta, there was virtually no one on the road today. Maybe it's the cold, maybe it's that people are already taking days off for the holidays. Whatever it is, driving around on empty streets in Albuquerque is surreal.



And I don't mean surreal like "everything's in a fog and mysterious" surreal, more like superreal. You can actually see the houses and… Continue

Added by kroybal on December 14, 2007 at 11:36am — 1 Comment

Piglets in Bengal Tiger Suits

No really, it's a bunch of piglets in Bengal Tiger suits.

This is so cute it has actually killed me. I am now dead from cuteness.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdK1XK8vxUo…



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Added by Alexis on December 14, 2007 at 8:39am — No Comments

Morning Fix: Baseball in December

Morning Fix: Baseball in December

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Added by Somegye on December 14, 2007 at 8:09am — 3 Comments

Get Your Grinch Off the Couch

The Albuquerque Bio Park's annual display, "River of Lights" is underway and well worth a visit. The show runs from 6:00 to 9:00 PM through December 30th. (closed Dec 24 & 25) What a wonderful way to start your holiday spirit flowing for the season. For some reason, my Christmas spirit has been slow to get started this year so I really appreciated the good tunes playing in the main patio area. Most nights, local choirs and bands entertain…

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Added by NMBeek on December 13, 2007 at 5:50pm — 4 Comments

Holosonics... Do we really need this?

Isn't modern day life full of enough intrusions and distractions that we can do without someone "beeming" ads into our skulls?!! It's one sure fire way to make sure I never buy a particular product.



Hear Voices? It May Be an Ad



and this guy sounds like a total tool:



"Joe Pompei, president and founder of Holosonics, said ... the technology was designed to avoid adding to noise pollution. "If you

really…
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Added by Neonnoodle on December 13, 2007 at 5:33pm — No Comments

ISO Lady Londonderry in ABQ

It's my favorite tea from way back in my Arkansas days. Lady Londonderry is a classic English black tea with hints of strawberry and lemon - it's soothing and flavorful with a slightly flowery edge. Having gone years without running across it at the usual haunts like Ta Lin and Cost Plus, I set out to seek it out in Albuquerque. (Pictures Coming Soon - I'm having technical difficulties!)



I called Summerhouse Tea & Trading Company that had been located on Harvard near UNM. But the… Continue

Added by Edith Grove on December 13, 2007 at 2:38pm — 15 Comments

Late to the Party

Now that the semester is finally over (hooray!) I can finally take some time out and really check out the new site. I've been itching to get at it since it went live, but due to my computer dying a month ago and having close to zero spare time to do anything but sleep, I haven't been able to do very much in the online world.



Oh, woe is me.



But a break from the internet is always good every once and a while, and plus it allows me to focus on other things around the city. Or at… Continue

Added by kroybal on December 13, 2007 at 11:57am — No Comments

104.7 - .6 = 104.1 The Edge Today

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Added by Sí Serrano on December 13, 2007 at 11:39am — No Comments

Merry Christmas from the Huckabee Family!

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Added by The Grand Panjandrum on December 13, 2007 at 11:02am — No Comments

In which I abandon my abacus and gain a window on the world

I vividly remember when my elementary school (K-7) got its first computer. It was kept locked away in a back room behind the library, to be used for who knows what. A group of us “gifted” types were let into that room once, for a stimulating demonstration of Pong (or some reasonable facsimile—I’m not exactly an expert on the history of electronic gaming). I was impressed—but, then again, I was impressed by TVs that had buttons instead of the UHF & VHF knobs.





My next computer… Continue

Added by Jessie on December 12, 2007 at 10:22pm — No Comments

Foghorn Leghorn

I took a quick jaunt out of the Duke City today to go down to Roswell. And what did I hit from Tramway to VAUGHN? Fog and lots of it. Fog the thickness of my favorite green chile stew.

The trucks hauling silently by were mere wisps of their usual macho selves. WTF? Fog? All the way to Vaughn? It's criminal I tell you. Who do I talk to about this?

Added by Alexis on December 12, 2007 at 6:33pm — 5 Comments

AMAFCA's Tumbleweed Snowman

You know Christmas is right around the corner when this big guy greets you as you travel westbound on I-40. Thanks to the wonderful folks at the Albuquerque Metropolitan Arroyo Flood Control Authority for keeping this tradition alive and giving me a reason to smile during morning traffic.

Anyone have a name for…

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Added by Sí Serrano on December 12, 2007 at 5:32pm — 6 Comments

Note to Self- Don't take stuff for granted

My boyfriend, a native New Mexican, left Albuquerque for 7 years to go to grad school in Florida. (A couple years of school and a few more years of being stuck in a Podunk, deep south college town). We met there, and a few months after the birth of our son he managed to convince me to move across the country to New Mexico.



Since our arrival we've been enamored with the things that I suppose every flatland Easterner is... the brown, the mountain, the volcanoes, the mesa. I had never… Continue

Added by Rodrigues on December 12, 2007 at 3:39pm — 2 Comments

What fell off the truck [vol.2]

  • Scion Presents Daptone Remixes. Tracks from the nouveau soul imprint remixed by mostly hip hop luminaries new (Cool Calm Pete) and old (Hank Shocklee). You get dub, afrobeat, hip hop, and a double slice of soul Sharon Jones style (read "museum grade authentic"). And the whole album's free.
  • "Taken Too Young." Swedish pop…
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Added by East Ghost on December 12, 2007 at 12:28pm — 6 Comments

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