The New Mexico Arts & Craft Fair
is this weekend and it looks like it will be hot and clear
. If you want a peek at a previous year's event, I posted about the 2006 New Mexico Arts & Craft Fair here
in the hoary and oft… Continue
Added by Spring Griffin on June 23, 2008 at 3:15pm —
The first sight that greets a newcomer to Albuquerque from California is the barred door. Every house has them. We went all across the town, from Coors to Four Hills, and it was the same everywhere, north and south of I-40 alike. In NorCal, only worst ghettos have such amenities: Oakland, East Palo Alto, parts of SF. But those are quite localized. It was pretty shocking to see a city so big covered with barred doors.
With time, I'm getting desensitized to the bars and do not cry to… Continue
Added by Pete Zaitcev on June 23, 2008 at 11:16am —
To the Woman Who Lost Her Hair Extensions on the floor of the Home Depot
Thank you for making my day. When the kindly old man starting wandering around the nursery aisles with a clump of highlighted brunette fabulousness asking everyone he could find if they'd lost their hair; well I practically collapsed laughing into the vegetables.
Here's hoping your hair made it back to your waiting arms safely.
Added by Alexis on June 23, 2008 at 10:54am —
Today's local Etsy
seller is not just a Burqueño, she a DCFer. CutiePieBoutique
is the seller name for the Etsy store but you can check out her wares in person at Bonnie & Clyde Boutique
Added by Spring Griffin on June 23, 2008 at 10:02am —
Added by Somegye on June 23, 2008 at 5:03am —
We saw the article in the Sunday paper (6/22) and just had to join this group. Sorry we missed the Coop Tour. We have been looking for help for a few years but could not find any locally, until now. We live in the South Valley and about 5 yrs ago two hens took up residence in our yard. We have no coop for them so they sleep in our trees. They are named "Mazey" and "Chicken LIttle" and just seem happy to be here. They scratch around the property and keep down the snail and… Continue
Added by Sandia on June 23, 2008 at 1:30am —
You could say that I'm a little...Type A. That's not to say that my neuroses follow what society would like me to be Type A about but I have those tendencies nonetheless.
Let's talk a little bit about being Type A first. There are two basic strategies: To approach success OR To avoid failure. You can be the best by beating everyone out or you can be the best by being the only one not to fail. Either way--you win. What I like about being Type A is that I win; who doesn't like it? Who… Continue
Added by imouse1 on June 23, 2008 at 12:03am —
So I'm reading this amazing book called A Rare Breed of Love by Jana Kohl. She did a book signing at Bookworks on Thursday evening. The book is amazing! Jana is now working as an animal activist and is trying to stop puppy mills across the US. It's an amazing book which I HIGHLY recommend to anyone interested in stopping puppy mills or anyone who wants to do more and help stop the cruelty of animals in our society. GREAT BOOK!!!
Added by Terrilynn Csorba on June 22, 2008 at 9:55pm —
OK so here are the pics, reviews, playlist and comments from Friday's Tom Waits show at the Plaza Theater in El Paso -- enjoy!
Playing Lucinda...Tom was standing on a raised platform with carnival-style lights on it, stomping and raising dust (we thought it was dry ice), performing like a mad carnie barker.
Friday's playlist (thanks to Bee)
1. Lucinda/ain't goin' down to the well
2. Way down in the hole
3. Falling… Continue
Added by Carrie on June 22, 2008 at 6:00pm —
Yipppeee!! Its summer and Dog Wash time at Bow Wow Blues!!!
Dog Washes are a great way for local dog groups to make some extra money for their oranizations AND for you to get your dog washed!!! AND Brushed!!! OMG!!
Here are the Washes so booked so far!!!
July 12th Lavender Festival Dog Wash to Benefit AHA (yummy lavender shampoo!!) 11-3pm
July 19th Dog Wash for ABQ Pride!!! 11-3pm
July 26th Dog Wash to Benefit Hershey Kisses (thats the… Continue
Added by Bow Wow Blues on June 22, 2008 at 2:00pm —
I wrote this post for my personal website. It's a review, of sorts, of a book-signing event at Barnes & Noble at Coronado Mall last night. The book signing was for David Sedaris, one of my favorite writers.
Saturday, June 21, 2008, marks a special day in history. The original plan for the day was to hop on a plane and head back to Los Angeles. Instead, I opted out of traveling a couple of days ago by extending my… Continue
Added by Phil on June 22, 2008 at 12:40pm —
Things are filling up nicely--but I need a few good men to balance out all the ladies
The first ten straight (or bi) guys who contact me get to go to speed dating for 1/2 price!
yup--5 bucks to meet a room full of lovely and available women...
Call the store and mention this to get your discount--505-265-5815
(what's the opposite of a sausage fest?)
matie(and self serve)… Continue
Added by Self Serve on June 21, 2008 at 2:14am —
Last night was a blast! I met up with a few other DC Fixers and we went for a ride along the back roads to Bernalillo, NM. Can I tell you, the caliber of people on this site (or at least the ones I have met) are super! It was fun meeting JMG, Jacqui Lewnes and Ray. Thanks guys for a great ride!
So let me tell you about the ride...
I left work early yesterday, my tummy in a knot. I wanted to get home early enough so that I could calm down. Twenty minutes after I got home,… Continue
Added by Gemini Goddess on June 20, 2008 at 2:47pm —
Ashley's cousin and I picked live mealworms out of a big container to feed to the insect bats and reps. Interesting experience is all I have to say.
Then we spent the next hour and a half sweeping up pine needles. It was hard and I have the blisters to prove it.
Added by Sarah on June 20, 2008 at 1:09pm —
I am preping for up coming bout Sunday. last night Carson B Demented helped me put the Burque on my shirt while we watched the 10:00 news. Why would I be geeking out watching the evening news? Because I was on there. The channel 13 sports anchor came out and filmed us earlier in the day. It was a super sweet segment. I was all over it. I am so excited that we are finally getting some love from the local news. This weekends bout will have some other channel news people there and the NM sports… Continue
Added by Miss E. Vil on June 20, 2008 at 12:38pm —
What do garlic and chickens have in common. Well, cooked together they make a great meal, but separately they are the themes for two local community events this Saturday.
Don't miss the first ever Albuquerque Chicken Coop Tour organized by members of ABQ Urban Chickens
here on DCF. Come get ideas on how to start your own backyard flock by touring 7 coops courtesy of Albuquerque backyard chicken keepers. Then get your… Continue
Added by Local Food NM on June 20, 2008 at 11:19am —
'Nectar' by Suzanne Sbarge
My email inbox had a special treat in store for me today; an announcement for a show opening at a new gallery. I LOVE a new gallery. Inception
is opening June 27 from 5-8pm at SCA Contemporary Art
(they apparently have nothing to do with the Society for Creative Anachronism
which was the first thing that jumped into my head at… Continue
Added by Spring Griffin on June 20, 2008 at 10:00am —
Added by Somegye on June 20, 2008 at 5:05am —
I kept hearing about Marble Brewery
and got a chance to check it out for myself tonight at the Local iQ
B R E W O L O G Y.
Check it out for yourself. Great food, cool space, sweet patio when it's not 106 degrees outside.
Definitely a great addition to Albuquerque.
Added by Alexis on June 19, 2008 at 10:30pm —
More evidence of sprawl’s decline is showing up around the country in stories like those listed below. The market is validating what we’ve been saying for a long time: “sprawl doesn’t pay.” Long after the developer has reaped the profits from turning open space into rooftops, the homeowner may be left holding the bag as energy costs and quality of life issues continue to manifest.
Hopefully, more families with thinning wallets and… Continue
Added by Gabriel Nims on June 19, 2008 at 10:00am —