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Waiting for my government bailout.

I went to college from 1996-2000. While I was going every financial aid advisor I met with informed me since I was going into education if I taught in a low income school my student loans would be forgiven by the government after 5 years. I racked up $50,000.00 in loans which was the best thing I ever did for my self. I came to Albuquerque and taught in a local high school where the number was significantly higher than 50% of students on free or reduced lunch. I contacted the student loan… Continue

Added by aaron lewis on October 7, 2008 at 11:12am — No Comments

Local Etsy of the Week-KatB8888

This week's Albuquerque Etsy seller is KatB8888 and she makes goodness out of clay. I love her work for many reasons but foremost among them are these; I have a thing for pottery that you sew or weave through and her prices are so freakin' reasonable!



Here are some of my favorite pieces of hers:…



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Added by Spring Griffin on October 7, 2008 at 10:23am — 1 Comment

Secrets of an Absentee Gardener

NOB HILL--I was gone May, June, July, and part of August. And MaryAnn was gone for June and July. Nevertheless, the garden we had planted in early spring continued to grow all summer. I was not home in time to taste the fruit...the sour cherries, the sweet cherries, the plums, apricots, or apriums. I missed the grapes...our 4 varieties of seedless table grapes: purple, green, white, and red.

But let me tell you about the vegetables. I was home in… Continue

Added by Johnny_Mango on October 7, 2008 at 10:00am — 9 Comments

Morning Fix: Into the Ground



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Added by Somegye on October 7, 2008 at 5:29am — 5 Comments

Duke City Derby Needs You

Call it the “Miracle on SportCourt” or good karma for some hard luck ladies, but the skaters of Duke City Derby pulled off an improbable feat, and now more than ever need the support of its city. Last weekend the Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby (WFTDA) Western Regional Tournament was held Houston, TX, with the top four teams from the tournament advancing to the WFTDA National Tournament in November. Duke City Derby was one of the last teams picked to participate in this tournament, yet ended up… Continue

Added by Jon Whetzel on October 6, 2008 at 10:30pm — 2 Comments

El Jardin de Barelas

Less than a mile from the heart of downtown Albuquerque is a community experiment in progress. If you drive (or even walk) down 4th Street south of Central Avenue, past the streets named for entities in the Periodic Table of the Elements, you might notice a small plot of land with raised garden beds painted in bright colors.



Enclosed by a six foot high chain link fence and a locked gate,… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on October 6, 2008 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

An open letter to Neil Patrick Harris

You: a handsome openly gay man who has shared your talent and passion for acting with the world for a very long time.



Me: an obnoxious chubb-ette, who is not a morning person, but a total fan of you.



Why do I take the time to point this out? Well, because I truly hope that you are not offended if you happened to catch a random person being tactless next to you in line for breakfast burritos at the Balloon Fiesta saturday morning. When I realized it was you and your family… Continue

Added by RiRiSynCyr on October 6, 2008 at 5:03pm — 26 Comments

Election Boogaloo!

Last Sunday I went to an event dubbed, “Election Boogaloo”. It was organized and hosted by New Mexico Hip-Hop Congress and sponsored by New Mexico Youth Organized. The free all-ages hip-hop/break dancing event was geared at getting people registered, and excited to vote in the up-coming elections. All night the event was themed in a way to encourage others to get out and vote on October 4th. There were even a few people going around in the off chance there was someone that was not already… Continue

Added by The Mind of a Girl on October 6, 2008 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Autumn in New Mexico



Being an easterner and a lover of autumn, I have been missing those clear crips fall days - the ones you need a sweater to keep the chill out, a hot cup of tea really hits the spot, and the leaves crunch under your feet. But mostly I've been craving some fall color. My sister and I, along with a couple friends, took a trip to the Fourth of July Canyon this weekend. It was a perfect fall day - clouds, cool temperatures, and just the right amount… Continue

Added by Jill on October 6, 2008 at 12:30pm — 4 Comments

Morning Fix: Lite

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Added by Somegye on October 6, 2008 at 5:25am — 2 Comments

THE AUTHOR OUGHT TO LISTEN TO HIMSELF A LITTLE MORE OFTEN

OR AT LEAST LISTEN TO THE VOICES THAT DO NOT THREATEN VIOLENCE AGAINST SMALL PARTS THAT ARE CAPABLE OF BEING SWALLOWED.



Last December the Author posted on the rotted lattice that might bring down the entire economy, the perturbations that could collapse Western Civilization.



Where punk rock, poststructuralism and Mr. Roger's Neighborhood… Continue

Added by FOXP2 on October 5, 2008 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Kitty Haiku! Healthfair/Dog Gone Good Sale! Balloon Fiesta stuff!!! PUGTOBER FEST!!

Kitty Haiku



Stretch from head to toe

oh so lazy and surly

life is pur-riffic.



Nose pressed to window

ponder how to get the bird

can't open window.



Ouch! *smack*smack* ouch!

stupid dog get off my tail!

useless paws, no claws.



*ack*hack*ack*hack*ack*

cough up hair-ball on mom's head

i tried to warn her.



Purrs of contentment

house to myself, dogs at vet

happy on… Continue

Added by Bow Wow Blues on October 5, 2008 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

darkness and sunshine

when your darkness clouds your brain its hard to see light...

sometimes you dont remember your sunshine you once saw...

as you slowly fall deeper into darkness you remember all the hate and fear that gets thicker and thicker inside your brain...

when you see light trying to come through you close the curtains and focus in falling deeper and deeper in thought with hate and fear...

as my cat comes to lay on my lap as i sit in my chair with deep thought, i forget the world and… Continue

Added by princess aurora on October 4, 2008 at 4:07pm — 1 Comment

Karla Linden, NMT, LMT now on IMDB

I just woke up to the 21st Century and realized that all the different movies I worked on as a massage therapist in the 1990s in Atlanta are listed on IMDb - and there was a place for me to add myself as a set massage therapist and just plain ole MT. So, I began the process - my resume is up there now as well.



I began my listings with Robocop 3 - waiting for everything to process through the website before I can add the 10 other films I worked on.



I'm hoping this will aide… Continue

Added by Karla Linden, NMT, LMT on October 4, 2008 at 1:50pm — No Comments

Masterpiece Massage now in Nob Hill

Wow - I'm loving my beautiful Massage Therapy office at 3916 Carlisle Blvd. NE.


I love the space, and hope you will like it too!

I'm grateful to have found a serene and lovely place to do my work.

Added by Karla Linden, NMT, LMT on October 4, 2008 at 1:30pm — No Comments

The Whole Store is on Sale October 4-12! It's a Feel Good Fiesta!

Store Wide Sale!
10-30% off the entire store
October 4-12
We mean it. Everything is on sale. Every book. Every vibrator. Every ounce of chocolate... don't miss out!

Added by Self Serve on October 4, 2008 at 11:32am — No Comments

Balloon Fiesta '08 - the skinny...

DCF'ers should check Balloon Fiesta's homepage often for event updates and news.



Just today we posted an update in regards to the gas balloon race originally scheduled to kick-off Saturday afternoon. Currently it has been postponed and tentatively has been rescheduled for Monday due to weather concerns.



Also, if you're on Twitter feel free to… Continue

Added by Jen Marshall on October 3, 2008 at 11:00pm — 3 Comments

First Friday Artscrawl and many other awesome Albuquerque art things

Tonight is a hopping night for fans of the arts in Albuquerque so here are some events gathered from DCF's Events section, blog posts, and Art in ABQ group:



This is the First Friday of the month so we have the Artscrawl happening with several DCFers participating.… Continue

Added by Spring Griffin on October 3, 2008 at 1:29pm — 3 Comments

Are You Sure You're Registered?

Are you sure you're registered to vote? You better check because this Tuesday, October 7th is the last day to register to vote to participate in the election!



This Congressional District has a history of very close races and we need every last vote. I need you to visit the Secretary of State's easy to use website and confirm that you, your family and your friends are registered to vote.



FIND OUT IF YOU'RE…

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Added by Martin Heinrich on October 3, 2008 at 11:40am — 10 Comments

Need Something to do Tonight?



....Then come by Chroma Studios and Gallery for our "Feathers and Flowers" Show. This is our first show as a member of the Albuquerque Arts Crawl. We are excited about our new gallery which expands Chroma Studios into a downstairs space with easy access for everyone. We have plenty of free parking! Come by and have a peek into the working studios of our artists and see the featured work of Chroma founders, Josephine Brionez de Flores and Paula… Continue

Added by Chroma Studios on October 3, 2008 at 11:30am — No Comments

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