So this morning (2:20ish in the A.M.) I was taking out my contacts when I heard someone knocking at my door. Or at least it sounded eerily like it, much too real sounding to be the tv. However, I couldn't imagine anyone coming to my house at this hour so I almost ignored it but... Well I opened the door and sure enough there was someone there. Though this someone was no one that I knew. She was crying and asked if I had a phone. I handed her my cell and she immediately called 911. I stood there… Continue
Added by Will on May 2, 2008 at 2:59am —
The Metropolitan Homelessness Project is sponsoring the Duke City SleepOut on Friday, May 2nd. All proceeds from the event will benefit the homeless of Albuquerque. The event starts at 7pm at the Albuquerque Opportunity Center (715 Candelaria NE). There will be music, movies, snacks, and a "best box" contest (which I will be entering). I will be attending with friends and I encourage everyone to go. :) The minimum amount of donations is $30 for individuals and $50 per group (unlimited amount of… Continue
Added by Sarah on May 1, 2008 at 9:41pm —
...the good old fashioned mix tape?
I have just begun a new relationship, and since I'm a music junkie, many many songs make me think of boyfriend dearest. And so, tonight, I set out to make him a set of mix CDs like he's never seen. I tunnelled through my entire music collection and came up with the  songs that reminded me most strongly of him, the things he says, the songs he serenades me with, etc. etc. While committing these… Continue
Added by Alex on May 1, 2008 at 9:30pm —
I'm beside myself with excitement. Tonight, one night only, a live simulcast of This American Life
, my all-time favorite radio show. (Did you listen to the show about testosterone? Sheer genius).
Here are the general details:
On Thursday, May 1st acclaimed radio and television host Ira Glass will bring the wildly popular show This American Life to the big screen for a one-night only event. Glass… Continue
Added by Alexis on May 1, 2008 at 9:20am —
I'm stealing a few moments at work to post these photos. Thoughts to come… Continue
Added by Zoe on May 1, 2008 at 9:00am —
Today is May Day. May Day is celebratable for a number of reasons, the first being that it's 2 months that we're here in Albuquerque and we haven't had to get "reglar" jobs yet!!!
Since I get most* of my info from Wiki
and anyone reading this knows how to click, I will only mention a couple hi-lites:
Beltane is the exact opposite of samhain on the calendar. In Ireland in the middle ages it was referred to as Céad Shamhain.… Continue
Added by hannahbee on May 1, 2008 at 8:53am —
Added by Somegye on May 1, 2008 at 6:03am —
Today was the official re-opening of the Zimmerman Library public basement space since the fire that ravaged the reference section 2 years ago today. I was graduating with my B.A. in Linguistics that semester, and it was only by circumstance that my own research wasn't affected. Finding out about the fire shocked me, and made me uneasy in realizing that to some people, there is no sacredness in the idea and physical representation of institutions of higher learning.
Since that time we've… Continue
Added by Señorita Ruth on May 1, 2008 at 1:30am —
I searched Yahoo Yellow pages for business' with Duke City in their name and got 51 hits. So I printed the page and started to take off looking when I realized I didn't have a clue how I was going to do it. So off to Office Max where I bought a city map and back home where I plotted them. Now I can get at them more systematically. Here are the first 5, I don't know when I'll get around to finding more and posting them.
(clicking on the picture will take you to my photo… Continue
Added by James of al-Barran on April 30, 2008 at 3:53pm —
A bunch of cool shoes are 40 percent of plus another 30 percent off today at Dillard's.
And in case you're debating pointing out my shoe-shallowness, I'm already aware of that thank you very much.
Added by Alexis on April 30, 2008 at 2:30pm —
My life has been a wild rollercoaster.
lost my mom, got in a car accident, new tasks and chores given to me at work. Friend moving off to California, and at the same time leaving me roomateless. (which for now is just fine with me!)
lots of life changes.
But just so you know, It looks like there may be a mini run downtown this weekend with more LED lightup "throwie" mayhem!
If i have my Druthers, I suspect downtown may get a little more… Continue
Added by killbox on April 30, 2008 at 12:22pm —
I know it's an uninspired title, but one with a sort of double meaning... I have spent the better part of the last 14+ years relishing in the Random-ness of this place I call home.
If you have an hour or so to spend reading all my Hyperlinks, then here's to you:
Like right now, for example. I am crunching on leftover Matzoh at my desk at work, royally f-ing off on some important TPS Reports
. Prior to this weekend I had… Continue
Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on April 30, 2008 at 12:17pm —
"The Heat" played our first summer softball
game last night under the lights at Bullhead Park
. We had a good turn out of women and we looked good in our new… Continue
Added by Sí Serrano on April 30, 2008 at 10:12am —
One of my favorite 'save the environment' ideas is buying and trading for used items rather than buying new, as a hardened anachronism I like old things, things that have been proven by time to be useful. We bought an older home a years ago, and it has prompted me into buying things with a previous life even more so than in the past. Now, I am happy to say we have a vacuum to clean our old home that 'fits'.
I have no idea how old the upright Kirby vacuum cleaner I have is, we… Continue
Added by Celine on April 30, 2008 at 10:05am —
Added by Somegye on April 30, 2008 at 6:12am —
So my son will be working as a summer intern for the Air Force at Wright Patterson AFB in Deyton, Ohio. We are frantically trying to find a decent apartment that he can share with seveal other interns form May 5, to August 15th. Is anyone here familiar with the Deyton area. We are looking online and have found several apartment complexes. But, the problem is that we have no clue as to whether a particular set of apartments is okay to live in. We are in a hurry because two… Continue
Added by gsollars on April 29, 2008 at 10:00pm —
The roaches are out of a home. This week The American Inn on Route 66 in Albuquerque, long dilapidated and dismal, is being demolished
I stopped by the site near Central & Washington this morning to take photos
of what remained part-way through the razing. Already at 7am, the vultures were… Continue
Added by chantal on April 29, 2008 at 9:30pm —
When I mention the words “community service” what comes to mind? Criminals perhaps, in bright orange mesh vests picking up trash on the side of the freeway. Unfortunately many teenagers experience this kind of community service as their first major form of discipline. So basically we are teaching them that giving time to help the community is a punishment, reserved for outcasts and law breakers. What is wrong with this picture?
As child psychologists know, in attempting to discipline… Continue
Added by Cyrus on April 29, 2008 at 4:52pm —
I remember recently reading that there are no grocery stores downtown, and having just went into the warehouse and joined Los Poblanos Organics
I am wondering if people in that area know about them. They will deliver for a small additional charge (it is about $25 a week for excellent quality produce) and you can pre-order organic milk, eggs and meat. No shop-worn vegetables, I am very picky and I was very pleased with the quality. Friends… Continue
Added by Celine on April 29, 2008 at 1:13pm —
I recently moved to a great new studio space on Central. I have my own locking room with three big windows, carpet, acoustical ceiling, hi-speed internet, and the space has a shared conference room, kitchenette, lobby and restrooms. I love it. Most of the dozen other artists are there during the day, so when I drag in after work, I often have the place to myself. It's a great place to work on my photography and painting.
This past week a weird thing happened.
One of the… Continue
Added by Your Sharona on April 29, 2008 at 11:15am —