The kiddo and I had so much fun at We Art the People in Robinson Park! We got there just in time to see the cool puppet parade. And we also got to meet Hairy McLairy and friends!! Since Hairy McLairy won the last "Where in Burque...", we decided to meet at the fair so I could deliver the prize. There are… Continue
I'm looking for a good art framing place to frame a tablecloth my grandmother made. What's extra-special about this tablecloth is that my grandmother grew the flax, spun the thread and wove the linen, herself, to make it. She added embroidery but that is unfinished because she ran out of colored thread. The tablecloth was made in Poland in 1934, five years before Stalin's ruffians captured my mom's family. My mom says the tablecloth was my grandmother's "last resort" item; meaning, she kept it… Continue
After devouring a plate of huevos rancheros this morning at Loyola's on Central, I was wondering what the good people of DCF had to say when it comes to the topic of red chile. I have noticed so many levels or styles of red chile right here in our fine city that its hard for me to say personally what is the best. I have had extremely hot, very silky and mild and everywhere in between. I enjoy the red chile at Sophia's Place, Loyola's, Marlene's, had some eye watering hot chile at the Red Ball… Continue
I admit it: I'm gaga over Project Runway. I think in another lifetime I could be a fashion slut (am I allowed to write "slut" on here?), but in this one I live vicariously through the purveyors of tantrums and tuile skirts (not to be confused with toile, which is quite pricey these days--much to my French-country-decorating chagrin). Every Wednesday night, I'm in front of the television. My other television addictions include Mad Men and Top Chef. Mad Men because, well, face it...Jon Hamm is… Continue
It was really windy, and I was scooting home from work on Tijeras, right before it becomes MLK, and this balloon got swept up by a gust of wind and flew directly in front of my scooter. It was too good to resist-- I reached out and caught it!
I came home and grabbed my camera to take a picture of it attached to my scooter, but it blew away while I was trying to take it. Have you seen… Continue
I'm not usually one for self promotion (yeah right!), but I wanted to let all of the DCF'ers know that tomorrow (Friday August 8th), you can come and enjoy Explora for FREE . The FREE admission lasts from 6am until 10am and is open to everyone. It's part of a promotion we have this summer at The Peak, offering free admission to some of the fun things here in Albuquerque
We went wimp camping this last weekend. When I was a kid we used to go not so wimpy camping, driving way back to the unimproved side of Heron Lake and camping for week. This was never roughing it. We had lots of good food, canoes and sailboats, the lake to swim in, fossils to find. However my parent’s generation is getting older and my generation is a bunch of self-proclaimed wimps.
So we now stay at Stone House lodge, the view is amazing, it… Continue
Who knew that San Pedro was such an international street of mystery? In one corner you have a Mexican restaurant, a French cafe and a tropical grill and sushi bar. Not to mention a phantom German bakery. Interestingly enough, nonexistent German pastries are also non-fattening. The recycled shopping center sign is a testament to the ghosts of restaurants past.
Feeling a hankering for French cuisine, we popped into Le Crepe Pierre for lunch.… Continue
I'm visiting my sister for a week to interview and look at apartments and eat at the Flying Star and get cupcakes from Cake Fetish. The cupcakes were already here and we went to the Flying Star last night. Now all that's left is to look at apartments.
I think I'll get another cupcake to celebrate, too.
As I continue my recent and strange walk down musical memory lane I am again confronted with 80’s Metal guys. Wednesday night brought me to a place I had not gone in a while… the local metal show for the local metal non-crowd. A friend from high school talked me into it. Another old friend from… Continue
A few months ago I was working on an article for my old boss. The article was going to be about the little city of Algodones (just north of Bernalillo). While searching on Wikipedia, I found lots of interesting info on Albuquerque. The DCF link is down at the bottom listed under External Links.
Annyyywwwaay I ended up finding some great info about Algodones from Martha Liebert at the Sandoval…Continue