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Added by mistypilgrim on September 7, 2008 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Otakumex summary

I posted a short summary at Ani-nouto. Pretty good. I forgot to mention, the lady who ran the Immersion panel was a big fan of Azuma, which had been panned in my comments and in other DCF threads for bad smell, poor service, etc. Go figure.

Added by Pete Zaitcev on September 6, 2008 at 10:53pm — No Comments


The new Albuquerque anime convention "Otakumex" opens today in Embassy Suites. I'm thinking if I should go. Their websive ( bears the tell-tale marks of disorganization (e.g. no panel schedule), which drive me away. Heck it does not even say when the registration is open. But what's a man to do. I don't want to drive to LA for AX. I suppose I may check it out tomorrow, see what a small-town con is like. Maybe it's fuzzy and homely, who knows.

UPDATE: I was… Continue

Added by Pete Zaitcev on September 5, 2008 at 3:00pm — No Comments

A few of my favorite (burque) things

For reasons that will remain my own I wanted to spend at least part of this lovely day, early in September on my own. Leaving the house at the uncharacteristic hour of nine, I began my morning with breakfast at the Chocolate Bakery and Café’. I did not take a photograph at the café’ as the usually cheerful and friendly mood of the restaurant was spoiled by a young man (employee) with a sad little “I am hip beard-let” skulking about the… Continue

Added by Celine on September 5, 2008 at 2:40pm — 11 Comments

"Sandia" Means "Watermelon"! Watermelon Margaritas Mean Fall Fun!

watermelon margarita recipe

It's said that it's a long, long time between May and December, but the days grow short when you reach September. Hey! It's SEPTEMBER! It's time to enjoy those ripe, red, watermelons in a big End of Summer Fling! Enjoy that sunset glow with the reddish flow of a declining summer emboldened by lush crops now in your market. Enjoy a Watermelon Margarita as a symbol of a Duke City Fix.. Get ready for the exciting Fall Days. Focus! Prepare for that Sandia… Continue

Added by Rep Ayre on September 5, 2008 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

The Democratic PARTY!

The Democractic party on November 3rd.

Added by Mark on September 5, 2008 at 10:55am — 4 Comments

Am I the only one that thinks "Burque" is more than just a little hokey?

What is with this obsession with the name make-over of converting Albuquerque into 'Burque"? Is it an attempt to make it more hip? With it? Is Albuquerque too old, too stogy or just not cool? I've heard "Burque" described as the insecure middle-school bully making up a threatening nickname for himself.

Albuquerque is a challenge to spell and it takes up a lot of space...but hey, it's the name of the city and it is unique. What's with the need to change it and shorten it so it looks… Continue

Added by Athena_Sword on September 5, 2008 at 10:28am — 23 Comments

Consumption. Humor. Nature. La Vida.

Friday, September 5th, the Harwood Galleries feature four new exciting exhibitions! Be sure to spend part of your Friday night's crawl along Mountain Road. Reception from 6 - 8 pm (NEW HOURS!).

Jennifer DePaolo Van Horn’s work examines the overlay of art and life. "Home Economics" will bring a range of sculpture and food together during a month long series of events in the gallery. This show raises questions around habit/ritual,… Continue

Added by The Harwood Art Center on September 5, 2008 at 10:04am — No Comments

The hunt for Albuquerque’s best Cappuccino.


Velvety-Sweet Foam and Chocolaty-Sweet, Perfectly-Pulled Espresso Shots

The sounds and taste of a perfect cappuccino have been attacking my thoughts. What caused this you ask? Well it was a story of Amy Ferraris’, a filmmaker and cappuccino lover, who recently finished a documentary on the perfect cappuccino. She traveled the United States to quench her obsession. It was on her… Continue

Added by Coffee Freak on September 5, 2008 at 9:30am — No Comments

The 'Burque/'Bama Connection

My niece Juanita, a UNM student, was selected to introduce Michelle Obama at her rally yesterday at the UNM SUB Ballroom. What an incredible experience for her! She was amongst some of New Mexico's Democratic heavy hitters. Lt. Governor Diane Denish, introduced my niece and talked about all of her academic achievements… Continue

Added by Adelita on September 5, 2008 at 7:30am — 16 Comments

Morning Fix: Short Ones are the Hardest


Added by Somegye on September 5, 2008 at 5:30am — 3 Comments

Summer's Done

zozobra,old man gloom

ZOZOBRA: old man gloom

burns tonight in Santa Fe, N.M.

And the first offical NFL game of the season is live on the tube tonight...Halloween stuff is on sale in the stores...Heck, Summer is DONE...

Added by Jeff Hartzer on September 4, 2008 at 6:40pm — 1 Comment

My Personal State Fair Survival Guide

There's a reason I don't go to very many first run movies and when I do, I go to the matinee. There is no matinee at the state fair. With a $9 adult admission price, I have to choose my days carefully. Right now, the first ever Bluegrass Day on opening Friday looks pretty cool. Local heroes such as the Saltine Ramblers and… Continue

Added by Edith Grove on September 4, 2008 at 9:00am — 9 Comments

Morning Fix: Don't Forget the Parade


Added by Somegye on September 4, 2008 at 5:30am — No Comments

Can Lawmakers Please Get Their Heads Out of Their Butt...

I have my Google Alerts set on many topics but obviously one is set on fat & obesity. I get a daily alert with between 20 -30 articles from across the internet that speak to fat as a subject. So it’s a topic that’s not going away. Over the past 6 months at least 1 article read like a campaign speech and it’s made me physically sick on more than one occasion. It has become a practice on insanity to listen to this rhetoric.

Lawmakers in many states believe it is a good idea to ban… Continue

Added by Rocco Castellano on September 3, 2008 at 8:43pm — 1 Comment

Jason Daskalos goes to JAIL

No one wants anyone to GO DIRECTLY TO JAIL without passing GO but occasionally there is someone going there who might just be deserving of some 'downtime' or shall we say a retreat of sorts.

Albuquerque developer and man-in-the-news, Jason Daskalos, will go to jail for TWO DAYS. 13 of his vehicles will get the boot for a time.

Here's a link to the full KOB News 4… Continue

Added by Jeff Hartzer on September 3, 2008 at 5:00pm — 7 Comments

Art Collecting for Amateurs

Corrales, NM, Albuquerque's nearby village is presenting the first in a series of seminars about the arts — from painting to music to growing to the healing arts.

This first event is called “Purchasing Original, Affordable Art" and they want to invite some Duke City Fixers. This event is by invitation only, and Fixers are invited.

The seminar will cover many aspects of art buying, from casual purchasing to serious… Continue

Added by Alexis on September 3, 2008 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Jump on the bus with NMYO!

Added by Cyrus on September 3, 2008 at 3:36pm — No Comments

Green Jobs in Burque!

Added by Cyrus on September 3, 2008 at 3:34pm — 1 Comment

New Mexico Youth Organized at the DNC '08

Added by Cyrus on September 3, 2008 at 3:32pm — No Comments

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