Dad worked there
Everybody's dad worked on the base. Not because they were in the service; they just worked there.
I'm not sure what they did there on the base. My dad never told me what he did. "A lot of different things," he'd say when I asked. As I got older, I learned not to ask. It was strange to grow up there, in Albuquerque. The Government was an ever-present influence in everyone's lives, yet nobody was that aware of it. Since 1947, the Atomic Energy… Continue
It has officially been a week and a day since I turned 19, and in that week, I have come to a few conclusions. Keep in mind that these realizations have less than two decades behind them......
1. Love comes in unexpected packages. In the past year I've had two boyfriends--and God, were those learning experiences. But in the process, I came to realize that I am stronger than I could have ever imagined. At the same…
Okay. So I'm stealing Sophie's idea a little bit. But there's kid-friendly stuff going on in town this weekend too.
Children's Seed Festival at the Botanical Garden. 10 am - 3 pm. "Visitors can learn through hands-on discovery stations about the ways seeds travel, the amazing variety of seed shapes and sizes and the incredible adaptations that… Continue
I'm again disappointed that the city council doesn't see things my way. It's not fair!-- no, honestly- however predictable the vote to reform Tax Increment Development Districts on Monday, it is really unfortunate how the Council continues to proceed with TIDDs as the answer to all our woes, with so little understanding of the tool's ramifications. See the SWOP Blogger for a great accounting of recent TIDD developments.
I don't know why the City doesn't push this more (okay, yes I do), but it's a little-known fact that ABQ Ride offers a Business Partnership program to get reduced-cost monthly bus passes.
The program sounds fancy-schmancy. What it boils down to is that if you and a few other (8+?) people can band together and say you'll buy bus passes every month, you can get them for $20 -- an $8 savings for true commuters. As long as you ride 3 days a… Continue
If any of you ever rode the bus in Seattle, you know that one of that city's gems is its program to put poetry on the bus.
Every year, a non-profit, in coordination with the City, announces a themed poetry competition, with a tight word limit. They work hard to get poets of all ages (i.e. work w/ local schools) to submit. They're up to receiving 3,000 entries a year!
They select a certain number, get a graphic artist to… Continue
Destiny. In the dictionary it states: The inevitable or necessary fate to which a particular person or thing is destined; one's lot; A predetermined course of events considered as something beyond human power or control; The power or agency thought to predetermine events.
Some people are destined to become great artists. Some people are destined to be great musicians. Some people are destined to live in Albuquerque. And some are… Continue
Sometimes I just want to relax to some nice chill ambient tunes. I was listening to the Drone Zone (Soma FM) on iTunes and heard the Free Sound Collective's 'Undertow', and had to check them out. The album 'Currents' is 3 songs and runs in the vein of Aphex Twin's 'Selected Ambient Works' with maybe a little Robert Rich thrown in… Continue
I am very disturbed about the Alibi's Best of Burque 2008. Mar Y Sol won best spa and top three hairstylists! Wow! What a crock if I've ever heard one! By definition, I believe that they aren't even a spa......they are a salon with facials and massages. Can you just serve water and call yourself a spa? Why even vote for best of Burque when our votes will pale in comparison to the ballot stuffers? It feels deceitful and I can't support a business that rolls like that.
Added by amanda on April 22, 2008 at 10:38pm —
Is it true? Are we FINALLY getting a Sephora in Burque? Please please please with a cherry on top, and extra sprinkles!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You have to understand. I'm not one of those girls who will begin their morning with a dunk in the ol' foundation and a few thousand strokes of mascara to achieve that oh-so-sexy transvestite barbie look.
I love makeup. I have a passion for the color, and there is nothing like the look of a new, untouched… Continue
Okay, I don't know about the rest of you, but the political season always begins to wear me out after a while. And I eventually reach a point where I just want it over with! But I saw this on Keith Oberman and it made me smile. So...I'm passing it… Continue
Added by Fenton Ayres on April 22, 2008 at 12:08pm —
A few of our local filmmakers are going to Cannes -- or trying to. "Sweetie" from Trifecta+, Gloria Martinez with "The Decision" and David Bishop's "Sunrise" will all be part of the Short Film Corner playing during the festivities.
They're all good people -- and having a few of our local filmmakers in the house would be really cool.
The Sweetie fundraiser is this Saturday at the Orpheum...…
NOB HILL--My very good friend Joe “The Gumball King” Lawson died last Thursday night at the age of 58. He had cancer...multiple myeloma...a cancer of the blood. His nickname came from his once having owned about 1500 gumball machines throughout the state of New Mexico. The Gumball King was a central character in my first…
OK, I'm not the most participatory Fixer here, and I haven't got a photo up, or many blog posts or blah blah blah. But I took a look at the events and saw something I wanted to do and clicked on it and it was added to my iCal. Now, here's the part where I yell:
THAT IS AWESOME AND TOTALLY HOW TEH INTERTUBES SHOULD WORK!!!: I SAW SOMETHING I WANTED TO REMEMBER TO DO, CLICKED ON IT, AND NOW IT'S ON MY CALENDAR! IT WAS SO EASY!
March 19, 2008. It's 6AM- why am I awake? To make tea and put it in to-go cups. Today we're going on our first real vacation in years. Real vacations require multiple days off of work, don't revolve around holidays, and are done for their own sake. Sure, we do mini trips all the time, but this is going to be 5 days without seeing our precious baby.
We're going on a road trip to Zion National Park, a place I haven't seen in 20 years.… Continue
Added by Brendan on April 22, 2008 at 12:08am —