A friend of mine posted this site in Facebook. Once I saw "Food Court Musical," I was led from one event to another, until I said "STOP!" before I traveled the world via YouTube. It's really fun. I haven't heard about a FlashFreeze here in ABQ. If someone organizes it, let me know.
We went on Monday. Caught the Rail Runner at the downtown station and took it up to the Santa Fe Depot. Wandered around the plaza and came back. It was standing room only both ways. We got seats going up and I stood on the way back. Here's a look at what we saw before it got too dark to film out of the… Continue
Students in Albuquerque are surprisingly different from San Francisco overall. Both kinds were given an excersice where they have to vote someone off a boat (the aim of the execrise is to make students to learn to articulate their thoughts, but it is not important here). Among the five passengers, there's a pregnant woman and a priest. In San Francisco, students always kill off these two first (because the woman eats too much and the priest is useless). In Albuquerque, the woman always stays…
While rushing around Christmas shopping, doing errands and meeting up with old friends, my daughter and I had to take pictures of some cool things we saw along the way. For those of you newbies not familiar with these posts, start here.
For those of you that are familiar, you know the routine! Whoever can guess the most correctly and tell me the where the photo… Continue
I have several Christmas ornaments that I really like. Some have photos of my kids, some are handmade, and I have a few from my great grandmother.
But one that makes me laugh every year is affectionately call Cholo Claus.
When I was in college I worked at the UNICEF store in Old Town. We sold folk art, jewelry and clothes: the proceeds went to UNICEF.
One year we got a shipment of ornaments from Indonesia, this was in the early 90’s when this stuff was not so common… Continue
Well. are you? I'm not. But I am ready for the holidays to roll around. Did someone say days off from work? What was that? Four day weekend? Ahhh. Many thanks. And of course there is the recession special ($5, ALL AGES) show that's going on Saturday. Never fear, there are seats still available. Snatch them up before someone else does.
To not make this a 100% promotion post, I pose this question: what are your plans for the holidays?
The older I get, the more drawn I am to local neighborhood holiday traditions. Part of it is a nostalgic longing for community – I have happy childhood memories of large extended family gatherings. (To give you an idea what I mean by extended family - in just 10 minutes I came up with a list of more than 200 family members, and given another 20 minutes I could probably double that list. And this is without conferring with my mother, whose memory has a… Continue
(Um... that's a big bag of stuff for the homeless pictured in the banner, from last year, pre Nikon... btw)
It’s that time of the year again. The time when our neighbors let the *incessantly barking dogs out just a little later, when the sun is warm. Peace and Joy? How about Peace and QUIET! The time when little old ladies hit your car not once but twice in the parking lot at… Continue
In listening to the City Council meeting of December 15, 2008 (AC-08-23 and the discussion regarding “notification”) I continue to be astounded by the degree to which some of our our elected officials embrace an archaic concept of privilege in matters of government information.
During the conversation regarding notification of land use matters scheduled to be heard by the EPC (or Council) to individuals, coalitions and non-recognized (alternative) neighborhood organizations… I saw… Continue