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Reason # 3010 I really like my job. PUPPY PLAY GROUP @ BOW WOW BLUES!! and other news....

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Every Sunday morning at 9:30 we host Puppy Play Group at the store. Well, it actually should be called "Doggie and Puppy Play Group" because all of the orginial puppies have grown up and still come and hang out! It's a great group and I'm inviting all my DCF-er buddies to bring you dog (dog and puppy friendly please) and come and hang out!! (Please Enjoy some action shots taken last Sunday @ Puppy Play Group!!)…





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Added by Bow Wow Blues on September 14, 2008 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

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Hi! Ho! Come to the Fair! The Cows and the Sheep Will All Be There!



I never saw a Purple Cow. I hope I NEVER see one. But, I can tell you anyhow, I'd rather see than be one!



Don't forget the Fair this year. In keeping with your visits with the animals, you may enjoy the bull you read in the following bit of "poetry": Cows With Guns



Fat and docile, big and dumb,

They look so stupid, they aren't much fun,

Cows aren't fun.



They eat to grow, grow to die,

Die to be et,… Continue

Added by Rep Ayre on September 14, 2008 at 10:00am — 5 Comments

The Mayor of Albuquerque has more experience than Sarah Palin

You may not like the guy, but it's hard not to admit the fact that Albuquerque Mayor, Martin J. Chavez, would be better equipped for the job as VP than Sarah Palin. Here's the breakdown....…



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Added by silencio blue on September 13, 2008 at 6:30pm — 90 Comments

Adventures of the Merch Girl: Hurricane Parties

So...being a New Mexican means the worst I've had to deal with natural disaster-wise is knowing that ditches are deadly (STAY AWAY!) and that dust gets caught in your throat sometimes when it's windy. When the news reports said Hurricane Ike was going to dump a bunch of rain and blow us all around a lot here in Austin, I didn't know what to do. So instead of buying bottled water and granola bars, my buddy Katie and I decided to have a hurricane party. We bought diet Coke and hummus and decided… Continue

Added by Jana on September 13, 2008 at 4:39pm — 2 Comments

Haptics is happening in ABQ



Wired Magazine's Danny Dumas reviewed Albuquerque-based Novint's new Falcon force-feedback game controller device in his Gadget Lab (hardware that rocks your world) blog post: Novint Falcon Gaming Controller Takes Aim on Your Mouse.



The Falcon, shown here with an exchangeable… Continue

Added by Springsteen on September 13, 2008 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

women and wilderness!

This makes me so unbelievably happy: The Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance has launched a "Women Protecting Wilderness" campaign (and no, it's not just for Utah!)



Check out the website here and learn how to submit your photo and wilderness testimonial for the group's wilderness quilt here.



By the way, I heard about this through the… Continue

Added by Laura on September 13, 2008 at 10:01am — No Comments

T-Shirt Contest Should Fit you to a "T" This Weekend!

Get hot not only with your weekend chili, but also with your designing nature and pen. Monroe's is sponsoring a T-Shirt Contest. Your unique design could win you a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place prize. Complete your design and drop it by Monroe's Restaurant. Who knows? "Tamale" you may be the winner.





Contest ends when the Balloon Fiesta begins!…



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Added by Rep Ayre on September 13, 2008 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Monticello, In Search for the Box

The Stream



We continued to penetrate the Monticello stream valley with LC4Dakar leading the way. Our goal was to reach the box. The water did not seem as deep as in the beginning, but the stream had plenty of water. We started to see more of the canyon and soon the canyon would get taller. We still had not reached the green gate.…



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Added by buggs on September 13, 2008 at 12:05am — 1 Comment

It's all fun and games until someone breaks a leg

So, Wednesday's show was probably the most surreal show I've played in a long time.



Why? Well, here you go;



Arrived at the Agency around 7:30 to set up sound, met with the guys from UGLYHEAD, got them situated, my bandmates started showing up. Diverje was first, good set. Then Uglyhead, also a pretty good set. Finally we set up for Vertigo Venus, and kicked off to a rousing start with "brand new face". Went thru a few more songs, and then, whilst in the middle of "She… Continue

Added by brian botkiller on September 12, 2008 at 11:01pm — 3 Comments

Local food Google maps: eat more local more often

The Mid-Region Council of Governments' Agriculture Collaborative has created a series of online maps to serve as your guide for eating more local more often. The following maps are currently available online:…



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Added by Local Food NM on September 12, 2008 at 3:17pm — 1 Comment

Policing

As part of the Safe City project, an officer with Albuquerque Police Department was at our annual meeting last night. I am glad he came though I thought some of the things he said were disturbing. He said if there were people "shooting up in the laundrymat" to give him a call and he "would clean up and incarcerate them." He said if there were homeless people "loitering, getting drunk, and sleeping in your alley" he would similarly "clean them up." My eyes opened wide. It's not as if I am naive… Continue

Added by David on September 12, 2008 at 2:03pm — 5 Comments

Meet One of the 9 Newest Members of the Nob Hill Neighborhood Association Board of Directors!

I WON!!!!!!!!



Yes, I pulled it off. I am now one of the 9 new members on the Nob Hill Neighborhood Association Board of Directors! I want to extend a big thank you to my neighbor for having vested your confidence and trust in me.



I was first up to the podium. After everyone told me to get on the microphone--which was rather humbling--I got up there and made a self-deprecating joke about how I had the longest biography on the handout of eligible candidates. I got up there… Continue

Added by David on September 12, 2008 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Names

Just to avoid confusion I thought I'd throw up a post about my name. My legal name is Stephen--and in professional environments I go by my legal name. In my personal life, I go by David--my Hebrew name and the name in which I feel most comfortable.

Added by David on September 12, 2008 at 12:20pm — No Comments

Couch Surfing in Albuquerque

I went to a party in Old Town recently and met a lovely couple...and their German couch surfer. The couple and the German guy are members of couchsurfing.com and he was staying with them for a few days. Here is how couchsurfing.com describes itself on is home page:



'CouchSurfing is a worldwide network for making connections between travelers and the local communities they visit.'



Each… Continue

Added by Spring Griffin on September 12, 2008 at 11:30am — 14 Comments

Morning Fix: & Gloom

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Added by Somegye on September 12, 2008 at 5:49am — 7 Comments

from: Notes on the "<b>Street Life</b>" Series.

Even though all coins have two sides I will I hope keep the focus of this series as positive, for now. We will have to see the other side at some point to maintain balance in what is really a journalistic documentation of the local Arts and Party scene. I must as a story teller make you care about the character's first. You must feel what they feel to be able to and want to be sympathetic to them and their situation. To want to know what will happen next. The viewer will not focus on that which… Continue

Added by Lloyd Thrap on September 11, 2008 at 7:10pm — 14 Comments

9.11.01/10.11.01 BECOME A PACIFIST IN 30 DAYS, OR YOUR MONEY BACK. IMPRESS YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY.

The Author recently found a two-part poem that he wrote after 9-11.



He wrote it in 2001. He recently found it on an old back-up disc.





September 11, 2001*

By Rob Feightner©2001



The Skyscrapers that proclaimed the strength of Collective Man fell

brittle

in an all disaffirming flame.



Collapse upon collapse.

The call to an abject evil

transmitted relentless and unencrypted.



Cascades of scrolling names and passport… Continue

Added by FOXP2 on September 11, 2008 at 3:30pm — No Comments

National Park(ing) day approaches!



(Photo: Laughing Squid/Scott Beale)



Hey everyone...



Thought this would be a good general interest thing for DCF.



"On September 19, hundreds of temporary new downtown parks will appear in more than sixty cities across America.



On National Park(ing) Day - Friday, September 19, 2008 - public parking spots nationwide will become public parks.



The…
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Added by Diluted on September 11, 2008 at 9:30am — 5 Comments

One Book, One Albuquerque? Fun!

Ohh, something fun that Denver does that Albuquerque could do, too! Hear that library folks? Let's pick a book and create events, discussions, etc. around it as a way of building community and promoting literacy. If Denver can do it, we certainly… Continue

Added by Kelly on September 11, 2008 at 7:19am — 2 Comments

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