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Duke City Shootout - what a weekend

It started with a call from ARTSlab Program Coordinator Eric Renz-Whitmore asking me if I was interested in helping a production crew with some sound editing. Hearing the exhaustion in his voice he put added the flavorful ending of "it's crazy and nuts around here if you want in on it"... how could I refuse!



I was introduced to a polite and informed individual who also had the hint of exhaustion in his voice. It was around 3pm when we spoke and the film was locked and being rendured.… Continue

Added by jasonwolf on August 5, 2008 at 9:30pm — 5 Comments

Group of Mayan Indigenous Leaders from Guatemala Arrives in Abq. for Cultural Exchange with Native and Commuinty Groups

Dear Friends,



Right now, the practice of sustainable farming is both in resurgence and in peril. Farmers worldwide face profound challenges to their survival. Worldwide and most acutely in indigenous communities unraveled by civil war, these challenges include all that is unpredictable in nature but also include industrial agribusiness influences that pressure farmers into increasing their yields with hybridized and genetically modified seed, create addiction to petroleum based… Continue

Added by Gillian Montgomery on August 5, 2008 at 9:17pm — 1 Comment

Camp Chaparral 2008



No, I didn't take a trip to California for exotic exploration of a natural land state. I camped out at my kids' elementary school (over on the westside) in the hopes of getting them into the city of Albuquerque's before and after school "playground" program.





This is the second time I've camped out at Chaparral Elementary school, and… Continue

Added by Angela on August 5, 2008 at 8:30pm — 11 Comments

August 28 EPC Book Club

August 28 EPC Book Club | 12seconds.tv (alpha) http://tinyurl.com/5s8fzg

Added by Gigi on August 5, 2008 at 6:47pm — No Comments

EPC Art Classes Saturday at 5pm

EPC Art Classes Saturday 5pm | 12seconds.tv (alpha) http://tinyurl.com/66nauf

Added by Gigi on August 5, 2008 at 6:45pm — No Comments

Take Classes @ The Cow The Wooden Cow Gallery and Art Space has two nice, internal classrooms/meeting spaces, which are getting booked up for an entire season of educational fun! Here is our current…

Take Classes @ The Cow

The Wooden Cow Gallery and Art Space has two nice, internal classrooms/meeting spaces, which are getting booked up for an entire season of educational fun!



Here is our current class teaser list (registration opens soon), to whet your appetite.

Additional classes will be added all the time!



Upcoming Fall & Winter Class Listings, 2008 (more classes to be added… Continue

Added by The Wooden Cow Gallery on August 5, 2008 at 4:30pm — No Comments

A la vey! It's the VLA!

A la vey, I have to admit, I had never been to the VLA until last week. I even work with astronomers and work at a place with a big giant planetarium! I just never seemed to have the time to go.



My good friend is the outreach educator for the NRAO/VLA and invited my daughter and me for a behind the scene tour. Oh.… Continue

Added by Adelita on August 5, 2008 at 3:30pm — 23 Comments

The Governor of New Mexico (ahem, of the Red Sox Nation)

Yes, I am walking the tightrope of inappropriateness and rules of use of Duke City Fix in order that I may enlist your help in becoming the first ever GOVERNOR OF THE RED SOX NATION for the state of New Mexico.



You see, Red Sox Nation (and MLB) is running a contest to elect 50 Governors of Red Sox Nation (actually 49 Governors and one Mayor (Wash, DC). They already have a… Continue

Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on August 5, 2008 at 10:30am — 68 Comments

Are we ready?

Many people embrace this self loathing as americans, and why? We all have frailties as humans why not as a whole country? Isn't the idea of a mass of people even more disorienting? I am not denying the idea of growth or even change, but many people consider where they sit to be a falsity of them self. Isn't the world as we make it? We all play a intricate role in humanity whether it be Democrat, or Republican.



The idea that America is this evil money hungry machine is a mere fad and… Continue

Added by Devils advocate on August 5, 2008 at 12:16am — 1 Comment

Bluff

"I'm not long for this world," he says, the thick hill country drawl slipping from between his tobacco-stained lips.



"None of us are," I reply, staring out across the river slowly slicing its way through the granite canyon.



Tony says he is an out-of-work horseman, on extended hiatus from his seasonal profession guiding the tinhorns through the thick woods of south Texas. Why he is here he won't say, but I think it's the landscape, at the same time stark and lush, that… Continue

Added by freekbuoy on August 4, 2008 at 8:55pm — 2 Comments

Where all the Japanese are

Using the suggestions kindly provided in comments for a previous post, I made rounds. The result is not very encouraging... In order of increased pleasure:

Azuma - rejected sight unseen.

Mirai Express - turned out to be a fast food. Decent for what it is, but not what I wanted.

Kokoro - really small, 3 tables. Watch your timing. Also, customers pour their own tea, and I manged to…

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Added by Pete Zaitcev on August 4, 2008 at 8:30pm — 16 Comments

Local Etsy of the Week-MyStringTheory

I commend this week's featured Albuquerque Etsy seller, MyStringTheory, for liberal use of the color orange. Here is how MyStringTheory describes the person and the process behind the Etsy store:

'I am a violin teacher by day, and a crocheter by night. And morning. And afternoon. And sometimes my lunch break. I began playing with yarn as a… Continue

Added by Spring Griffin on August 4, 2008 at 5:00pm — 3 Comments

Studio Spaces Available, get in while you can!

Chroma Studios currently has one studio available for rent in the coming week. There is another studio that will be available at the end of August. Both spaces are renting for $200 per month plus $200 deposit.


Contact Paula for more information at 259-6320.

Added by Chroma Studios on August 4, 2008 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

Yard Sale

The last time I held a yard sale was almost exactly 19 years ago. I was 3 weeks away from giving birth to my firstborn, and had felt the nesting (and purging) instinct with a vengeance. We made enough money to buy items for the baby’s layette and an expensive silk lampshade for a family heirloom antique lamp that I had foolishly decided should go in the nursery. (What was I… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on August 4, 2008 at 10:30am — 12 Comments

Morning Fix: STS-3



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Added by Somegye on August 4, 2008 at 5:30am — 2 Comments

Pug Life

I am a... how do you say... Pug Pusher.



I volunteer locally with New Mexico Pug Resuce, and when I catch word of pugs in need of homes - the inner pug pusher in me comes out! Currently this local non-profit group has three more adoptable pugs. All three are 2-3 year old black pugs, two boys and one girl. I hear the boy and girl have grown very attached and adoption of both to one home is preferable.



Also, although several months out, please mark your calendars for… Continue

Added by Jen Marshall on August 3, 2008 at 5:30pm — 7 Comments

Summer Movie Madness

Mamma Mia!



In this dreadful post graduate school quest for a real full time job with benefits, in this soul sucking, incredibly demeaning time, there is Mamma Mia! A summer movie that is what summer movies ought to be, sweet, fresh, funny, surprising, and surprisingly beautiful; I’ve seen it three times, once for every week that it has been out at the theater. My plan is to keep on going until I decide to run away and start my all girl… Continue

Added by Sleeplessgrl on August 3, 2008 at 5:29pm — 1 Comment

Meals on Wheels of Albuquerque Pet Division

Meals on Wheels is expanding its efforts to serve local homebound clients through the upcoming launch of its pet division!



Through the generosity of sponsors like Wellness brand pet food and Enchantment Pet Spa, Meals on Wheels' homebound clients with pets will receive an allotment of pet food per month starting this September.



Any of us with pets can appreciate the bond between owner and animal. For many of Meals on Wheels clients, pets serve as the main source of daily… Continue

Added by Jen Marshall on August 3, 2008 at 5:17pm — 3 Comments

Rio Rancho Badlands

Today I lead a group of Flickr photographers to the badlands west of Rio Grande.



Rio Rancho Badlands



We left about 4pm from Rio Rancho, but I got us lost on our way there. We got there finally about about 5:30pm. The coniditions were perfect for photographs. It was cloudy with rain clouds but… Continue

Added by buggs on August 3, 2008 at 11:00am — No Comments

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