This Saturday I made my first trek to the Balloon Fiesta by bicycle. From Fringecrest, it took 50 minutes to get there, 45 to come back and I've never enjoyed the event so much as I did this time. While others were cold and in long lines for coffee, I was warm, energized, and ready to enjoy. The coolest thing: Valet parking for bicycles. Just head up the North Diversion channel, turn right at the sign, and hand your bike over to the valet. No charge.… Continue
First off: Great seats.
That's what we got for winning the DCF ticket giveaway for this show. Fourth row, dead center. I could count every wrinkle on the two performers faces if I wanted to; I did not.
This was one of the most casual and intimate shows I've been to in a long time. While I'm a huge fan of Lyle Lovett, I've never really been all that impressed with John Hiatt's recorded work.
But, both artists impressed. Sure, I know Lovett's songs and still prefer his quirky… Continue
Dogs, cats and other creatures probably don't care who is mayor. But at least one candidate has taken it upon himself to mail to registered pet owners about the benefits of his benevolent oversight during the past eight years. Good for him. Pets rock! But I guess my question is: do ALL candidates have access to this same database? If they do, awesome. If they don't, there's an equity issue here. Release them to all or none.…
I'm pleased to report that our first ever Curvy Carnival was a HUGE sucess!! We had 72 people in attendance Saturday night and everyone had a blast! The costumes were HOT and ranged from a naughty nun to a wicked Lil' Miss Muffett (insert evil thoughts here!).
Self Serve was amazing as always and the cock-ring toss was not to be missed. The flirting board provided naughty notes galore and I hear that lap dances were also aplenty later on in the evening...heh heh heh! The ever amazing… Continue
Added by Beledigrrl on October 5, 2009 at 9:28pm —
It is that time of year again. Signs that fall has arrived are rampant: hot air balloons a-soaring, green chile a-roasting, politicians a-yammering campaigning, and ants disappearing.
For years we've waged a multi-generational war on our property. It isn’t the usual exterminator/home owner battle, though. We’re more sophisticated than that – we're established some subtlety in staking out our philosophic positions of what I'll call,… Continue
You’d be surprised who has walked down Harwood’s halls. This past November it was George Clooney, Kevin Spacey and Jeff Bridges along with director Grant Heslov and his large film crew.
Harwood Art Center, originally built as a Methodist Girl’s School in 1925 is an old red brick building that has a lot of what filmmakers call “production value” with high ceilings, old windows, and cast iron radiators. There are not many buildings like ours… Continue
This is the last week to make it to 4th of July Campground to enjoy the sugar maples turning crimson before they fall off in earnest. Thanks to Masshole for the reminder that it's that time of year. Many thanks to Celine for the camera… Continue
Since The Sunday Poem series started last February, 29 different local poets have been featured here on the front page of the Duke City Fix. If you feel like reviewing their contributions, just click on The DitchRider in the left-hand sidebar. Every magical poem and poet is still there...each offering a different aspect of our rich literary scene here in… Continue
Listen. Cranes! It's fall...time to get up from the computer, walk outside, and look up.
Long-time Duke City Fix member Cirrelda "CC" Snider-Bryan is a resident of Albuquerque’s North Valley. She is devoted to filling notebooks — "journal as documenter." This poem comes straight out of those pages, with some tweaking done before she read it last Winter at the wonderful Treehouse reading series downtown. In addition to notebooks, she… Continue
Im trying to keep this fairly low key hush hush, because the venue has a fery low fire martial limit in place right now. so I'm not adding this to the events calendar, its really for my friends I don't have addressed for.
Friends are invited to come down to my Artshow opening, Its about 21 prints of photos I have taken over a few years.
When? Monday October 5th, 6:30-10:30
Where? at a little place called the Albuquerque Press Club
The opening is on Monday… Continue
Added by killbox on October 4, 2009 at 1:56am —
As much as I hate to see what the public has done to my old stomping grounds and more traffic, I still love my Jemez Mts.
My son-in-law is not from NM and so we spent some time, this summer, showing some of our favorites. Jemez Falls is always number one on my list but we didn't spend time there. It was just too crowded and that takes all the fun out of it. So we ventured down stream to the Soda Dam.
Those who have only recently been acquainted with this area, have no idea… Continue
Added by judysims on October 3, 2009 at 5:16pm —
Miasma: mi⋅as⋅ma – noun, plural -mas, -ma⋅ta. 1. Noxious exhalations from putrescent organic matter; poisonous effluvia or germs polluting the atmosphere.
We decided on late Friday or early Saturday that this past weekend was the one to escape the city, with its polluted air full of State Fair stench, fall "enchantment" and just too strong breeze. Sunday morning we sent out a trial balloon in the form of… Continue
Last Saturday was the Fourth Annual Carnuel Road Parade and Fiesta here in the neighborhood, and wow was that a whirl of a day!
The morning started out in the parking lot of Explora, where all the floats lined up for their roll down the Mountain Road Parade route. In the meantime, clusters of drummers and dancers spotted the parking lot's shady spots, practicing their moves and gulping down pre-parade breakfast burritos. And a miming duo in… Continue