Added by Somegye on June 18, 2008 at 5:30am —
My partner and I finally made it during open hours to the Telephone Museum of New Mexico. We had tried to go a couple of times before and always missed it by the thinnest of margins. They are only open MWF 10-2, so plan accordingly.
The TMNM is a charming place, situated in the old telephone exchange building downtown, on the 4th St Mall between Central and Copper. It is a truly local and non-profit endeavor, staffed and manned entirely, it seems, by retiree volunteers. In… Continue
Added by Khan on June 17, 2008 at 6:30pm —
We took Ashley's cousin for her first day of volunteering with us. All we did was weed though. xD But we talked while we worked so we did it pretty fast (though we'll have to do more soon).
Then we dropped her off and went to Golden Corral with Ryan to eat. A lot. After that we followed him to the pound because he said he wanted to adopt a dog. We looked but no luck. Then we went to Subterranean Jungle and holy crap is that place awesome. I got to look at and hold one of the ball… Continue
Added by Sarah on June 17, 2008 at 6:25pm —
This week's Albuquerque Etsy
seller is for the bicycle enthusiasts out there. If you like funky old cruisers, and I do, studio14prints
has done a series of photographs of an awesome one. Here is his description of his work:
'At the moment I am running a line of 18 different photos of an antique bicycle my mom brought home for our… Continue
Added by Spring Griffin on June 17, 2008 at 5:00pm —
The Mad Farmer Liberation Front
by Wendell Berry
Love the quick profit, the annual raise,
vacation with pay. Want more
of everything ready-made. Be afraid
to know your neighbors and to die.
And you will have a window in your head.
Not even your future will be a mystery
any more. Your mind will be punched in a card
and shut away in a little drawer.
When they want you… Continue
Added by Laura on June 17, 2008 at 3:39pm —
Our next HUGE Yard Sale Fundraiser is taking place on Saturday, June 28th, 2008. Mark your calendars now!
All proceeds benefit The Wooden Cow Gallery and Art Space, a local grassroots creative co-op devoted to promoting arts awareness, while… Continue
Added by The Wooden Cow Gallery on June 17, 2008 at 2:21pm —
Boy, this is sobering... Albert Bartlett
, “Arithmetic, Population and Energy”, aka “consequences of the exponential function”. If you have the time to view these, it would be well worth it. http://www.newsnet7.com/view/103/the-most-important-video-youll-ever-see-1-1/
I don't think I've come across a better presentation of what, exactly, we are… Continue
Added by Neonnoodle on June 17, 2008 at 10:30am —
Added by Somegye on June 17, 2008 at 1:00am —
Dear Staff for the Department of Transportation Traffic Safety Bureau,
This evening as I was watching KOAT news, I saw your departments' commercial about drivers looking out (twice) for motorcyclist. FANTASTIC!!!! Your team delivered the message powerfully. I thought it was visually quite influential. I hope that this commercial, and others like it (looking *AND* signaling before changing lanes!) will saturate all of the local network TV stations, airways, newspapers,… Continue
Added by pineapple_yum on June 17, 2008 at 12:30am —
Hey Duke City Fixers! I'm selling my 1999 Subaru Legacy Outback Special Ed. in order to help finance my bike tour this summer. I'm asking the Blue Book $6,800 or best offer for it. It has roughly 140,000 miles on it and has been well taken care of. It's gotten regular oil changes and has new tires. If you have any questions or would like to make an offer please call me at 505-363-2471 or just send me a message with your email/contact info. Thanks!…
Added by Will on June 16, 2008 at 10:30pm —
The Rogue Bindis
are an improvisational belly and tribal dance troup here in the Q. We were delighted to get to see Lila (pictured above) and Flo dance at a party celebrating the Albuquerque Symphony Orchestra's
75th anniversary. They were awesome!
photo © kel vick… Continue
Added by Kelly Vickers on June 16, 2008 at 8:17pm —
I don't know if I want to write about my last ride as I now have more questions than before about riding techniques. But it's better to have questions knowing that the right answer is out there some where, than to have questions without understanding, right?
Saturday night, BF and I decided to ride to our friends' house for a get-together. We live in the Northwest area and they live in the Southwest area. I figured it would be a good 'practice' ride, long enough to get experience… Continue
Added by Gemini Goddess on June 16, 2008 at 4:07pm —
Ask and ye shall receive!
Happily, my lament over poetry on the bus this spring
coincided with a renaissance of the City's competition - just announced for this summer
Oh how do you love this City? Let's count the ways - up to 50 words, that is.
Send up to 2
poems to… Continue
Added by Mikaela Renz-Whitmore on June 16, 2008 at 12:30pm —
No matter how many years I’ve been in Albuquerque, it’s the happenstance that gets to me.
Over ten years ago, while waiting for a shuttle bus at the UNM South Lot, I struck up a conversation with a woman standing next to me. As we chatted, we discovered that we’d been corresponding with each other on a UNM issue over e-mail for the past month, but had never met face to face.
We laughed, and soon our… Continue
Added by Barelas Babe on June 16, 2008 at 11:30am —
If you've ever ridden the zoo train
past the BioPark's big red barn
, Tomás is the guy in a mesh hat waving at you with a comb of honeybees in his hand.
Back behind the Heritage Farm
at the Albuquerque Botanic… Continue
Added by chantal on June 16, 2008 at 10:00am —
Yesterday, I attended my favorite Sunday morning service - the effervescent and always engaging Church of Beethoven. I think of it as a church of art. It celebrates not only the richness of music and language, but honors in a sense the art of living itself. Waiting for that first cup of espresso or cappucino - each served with a graceful leaf design floating on the creamy surface - is in itself part of the rhythm and beauty of the morning. People arrive in good cheer, anticipating the events of… Continue
Added by zoodeb on June 16, 2008 at 8:34am —
I love poetry. And I love public transportation.
The two are forming a happy union this summer as part of ABQ RIDE's "Poetry on the Bus
" program, so the long-time local poet Mikaela Renz-Whitmore
and I have decided to support the cause on Duke City Fix.
Are you a poet?
Whether you're published or… Continue
Added by chantal on June 16, 2008 at 7:30am —
Added by Somegye on June 16, 2008 at 6:20am —
The Pride parade celebrated the wonderful diversity of culture we have in ABQ. From Grandmas suggesting blowing instead of smoking, to happy heteros from Self Serve praising their toys and dissing fake orgasms, everything off the norm was cheered.
Hooray for Native Pride!
During this year's Pride I was mindful of the loss of Matt Bubb, one of the… Continue
Added by Kelly Vickers on June 15, 2008 at 11:23pm —
I keep forgetting to blog about my days at Talking Talons, so this post in comprised of 3 TT days and my weekend in Los Lunas.
Talking Talons: Day 2
Ashley and I got to clean the bat cages and feed them. It was awesome~ Except one of them pooped in my hair while I was cleaning the cage. Also, bat poop is really hard to get off the bottom of your shoes. At least for me. I also did some office work and some more painting.
Talking Talons: Day 3
We did… Continue
Added by Sarah on June 15, 2008 at 9:30pm —