I've seen it all over the place, even on the freeways, especially the Big I. But some of the murals I've seen knock me down they're so colorful and beautiful.…
Added by James of al-Barran on June 1, 2008 at 3:52pm —
ABQ Art Review is hosting a monthly Art Showdown. This month's theme is "Native America." You must register for the site to submit up to 4 images. Registration is free. The winner receives a one year Featured Artist Subscription and $50 cash money...almost a tank of gas! See site
for more details and have fun.
Added by Jon Kulas on June 1, 2008 at 3:51pm —
I found a few more businesses from Rte66 and Duke City today and posted them to my Flickr page. There's one of Marvin the Martian on there too.…
Added by James of al-Barran on June 1, 2008 at 3:46pm —
UNM Alumni are entitled to use the exercise and recreation facilities and programs at UNM.
Someone asked a question on DCF recently about affordable/flexible health club alternatives. This affordable/flexible solution is limited to UNM Alumni, but is a great benefit
Added by Springsteen on June 1, 2008 at 2:30pm —
Photo: courtesy of my honey and his iphone
Last night while a group of friends and I enjoyed our Mocha Cake and Maple Pecan Pie on the patio at the Standard Diner
, we started noticing some strange behavior around us. A guy on his stairwell at the brick loft building across the street stood there looking at the sky far past the time it takes to smoke a cigarette. What was he up to? A chick… Continue
Added by Spring Griffin on June 1, 2008 at 2:30pm —
Actually it’s more like six days from today that I fly from Dallas to Albuquerque for an interview. I hate interviewing for jobs. I lost my job in 2001 after “911” as did several thousand people in Tampa, FL. The “Employment” section was thick with opportunities, but I began to wonder if there were actually jobs available. I attended job fairs where the line to get in, was outside the building to the parking lot. When I got in, the vendors quit taking résumé’s. They said to go to their web site… Continue
Added by Paul D on June 1, 2008 at 2:27pm —
It's been a remarkable journey. I was born in raised in ABQ, then went to the southeast for college. I got stuck there for over twenty years. I have no good explanation why. The siren call of Albuquerque has pulled on me all this time. Recently I was able to spend a couple of years back in the Q doing a work project: it was the best years of my life. There's no place like home.
After my most recent time… Continue
Added by Kelly Vickers on June 1, 2008 at 7:24am —
I woke up this morning with a plan. I was going to ride the bike down to the Maloof Airpark to watch the BF fly his radio control planes.
Around noon, I got into my leathers (jacket, chaps, gloves), donned my helmet and goggles and started the bike to warm it up. Then slowly, I inched the bike down the driveway and onto the road. That's when it happened - a feeling of nausea washed over me, my helmet began to feel too tight and my palms were a sweaty mess inside my gloves. The idea… Continue
Added by Gemini Goddess on May 31, 2008 at 11:58pm —
If campaigning determines development you can't really call it planned
. It's a pet peeve of mine - when we blame failed plans
more often than not it was a failure to plan entirely. This is because so much of development decision-making is handed to those who represent their own interests.
Take development of Albuquerque's Westside. Please.
New Mexico Independent
notes that developer… Continue
Added by Coco on May 31, 2008 at 3:00pm —
Election time is rolling around again here in Albuquerque, you can tell by the swarms of signs littering busy intersections in residential areas. What is the purpose of political campaign signs? They rarely disclose any relevant information on the candidate. Most of the time they don’t even display a photograph of the person. So what’s the point?
It amazes me that wanna-be politicians pay for huge billboards and thousands of yard signs that say almost nothing about their values and why we… Continue
Added by Cyrus on May 30, 2008 at 3:51pm —
it sure is fun being here on DSF. I can feel my life shifting as I speak/write. Truly!
Added by zoodeb on May 30, 2008 at 2:49pm —
I'm psyched about the plant growth these days -- the vegetable garden is in and everything is currently thriving. The flower seedlings (such as cosmos and nasturtium) are coming up nicely and there are even flowers already blooming around the yard, brightening things up after what seemed like a long winter.
But we've also upped the number of bird feeders--from one to four--so there are all kinds of new birds showing up in our yard.… Continue
Added by Laura on May 30, 2008 at 2:30pm —
ABQ Art Review is proud to welcome Misty Brown to our Community Artist list. Misty's work is beautiful and her story is incredible: "I was born blind, and only began to see after surgery when I was a teenager, paid for by my local Shriner’s chapter. I try to put in my work the painful experience of seeing color, light, and edges. It is so beautiful, but it hurts at the same time. I want to share that intensity of going from Dark to Light "
Added by Jon Kulas on May 30, 2008 at 11:55am —
A long weekend in Albuquerque made for a good Memorial Day celebration, especially since I am back in Austin and it it in the high 90's and humid. Meh. One thing I never took much advantage of as a kid was the proximity of the Sandia Mountains and their foothills to my house. A five minute drive will put you at the base of the foothills, complete with many a trail and cacti to run into. (Ouch).…
Added by Jana on May 30, 2008 at 11:00am —
I attended the press opening of The Cradle Project yesterday and all I can say is "Wow!" This is a fabulous exhibit of over 550 cradles and it is overwhelming.
Naomi Natale is the founder of the project and it is her goal to bring attend to the estimated 48 million children who have been orphaned by disease and poverty in sub-Saharan African.
There will be an exhibit and opening reception as well as an online auction
where you… Continue
Added by Fenton Ayres on May 30, 2008 at 9:40am —
Whether it's "Lisa Chavez BDSM", "Albuquerque rock stars" or "breaking bad albuquerque octopus", we... um... apparently got you covered.
Here's a dump of recent search terms referring the unwitting to Duke City Fix:
nob hill bar and grill albuquerque
jennifer james 101
family thrift center albuquerque
night of the living dead albuquerque
"taj palace" albuquerque
albuquerque city community gardens
Added by chantal on May 30, 2008 at 8:16am —
Added by Somegye on May 30, 2008 at 5:34am —
I went riding again last night. Did I remember to take my camera? Nope, but I did remember to take my cell phone this time.
The ride started off with a blunder. BF usually gets the bike out of the garage for me and parks on the street. Well I got on, slowly came to the stop sign (I live on a corner lot, so it wasn't far to the stop sign!). While he was watching (and for some reason, he makes me nervous) I attempted to make a left hand turn (LHT) and of course, the bike stalled and I… Continue
Added by Gemini Goddess on May 29, 2008 at 4:18pm —
This summer, we (Jackie, Donnie and myself) are trying to provide listeners with some "fun" free things to do. This Friday we are at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History (1801 Mountain Rd NW) with FREE admission from 7am until 10am. They are highlighting the new "Dawn Of The Dinosaurs- Triassic New Mexico" exhibit. This offer is open to everyone.
We hope to see you… Continue
Added by Tony on May 29, 2008 at 11:13am —
I gaze across and down the street and see a large old house with nearly a half dozen chimneys poking out all over the roof. Was it a railroad worker boarding house once? Maybe somebody just really loved fireplaces. This is the view from out front of the 3rd Street Arts Listening Room
A sign on the tall front fence is the only indication… Continue
Added by Edith Grove on May 29, 2008 at 9:30am —