- FBI agents in ABQ get sneak preview of the latest Drone-style aircraft, for possible bomb disposal uses. It's called the "T Hawk". I think Tony should sue.…
Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on August 26, 2010 at 5:30am —
Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on August 25, 2010 at 5:30am —
Hello from (or to) Albuquerque. It has been over a week now. The new job is going to be great… as long as I can adjust to the technology. I don't think the coworkers I've talked to really believe me when I tell them I spent the past 3 years doing audits on 7- and 12- column ledger paper. I feel like a caveman who has been chipped out of the ice. But aside from that, the new firm seems to be a perfect fit for me professionally and philosophically.
As for recreation… well, just… Continue
Added by grammaticaster on August 25, 2010 at 12:50am —
Our old South Broadway home is wide open today with cool breezes setting off the wind chimes and the recently burgeoning pesky flies taking a break. The occasional smell of neighborhood chile roasters wafts through our high ceilings and my mind is wandering through thoughts of the inevitable change in seasons. I make no bones about it
(odd expression!), autumn is definitely my favorite time of the year in Albuquerque. It is also the time of year we first… Continue
Added by Jeff Hartzer on August 24, 2010 at 3:00pm —
NOB HILL--Like many people in the neighborhoods surrounding the University of New Mexico, Marcia had an extra room she rented out to UNM students...grad students usually, many of whom were from other countries. Marcia and her late husband Joe had been doing that for many years. It was no bother really, the room was in the basement and the stairway to it led directly out the side door.
She advertised her room on the… Continue
Added by Johnny_Mango on August 24, 2010 at 9:00am —
Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on August 24, 2010 at 5:30am —
Hi all, I'm new to the site. I was born and raised in the Duke City, but moving to California. I grew up in the area around the old Albuquerque High before my family moved up near Juan Tabo and Central.
I am planning a trip back for the opening of the Balloon Fiesta and want to eat at some of my favorite places, if they are still around.
Does anyone know if the Stuffy's Stuffed Sopapillas drive-ins are still open? I use to go to one on Eubank (I think - maybe it was on… Continue
Added by Kelly Ward on August 23, 2010 at 1:32pm —
I like to think that my broken ankle has contributed to the Albuquerque tourist economy in a small way. Even though I have been away from the Sunport for my longest stretch in five years (10 weeks and counting), this has not meant missing out on seeing family and friends from east and west coasts.
Our casita in Barelas has become a summer… Continue
Added by Barelas Babe on August 23, 2010 at 12:00pm —
Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on August 23, 2010 at 5:30am —
Don McIver is on duty. His eyes are open. He is keeping the watch, even if he can't do much about what he sees.
McIver is a 4 time member of the ABQ slam team, the host/producer of KUNM's Spoken Word Hour, the author of The Noisy Pen
, and a co-editor of A Bigger Boat: the Unlikely Success of the Albuquerque Slam Scene.
A teacher by trade, he works at Central New Mexico Community College. The banner photo above is by the late… Continue
Added by The DitchRider on August 22, 2010 at 7:46am —
Not only is the Albuquerque Film Festival
happening this month, things are also hoppin' and a boppin' at the Santa Fe Railroad's old Roundhouse in downtown Albuquerque. The entire place was bathed in movie set lights Friday night until the wee hours of the morning. A good bit of the South Broadway neighborhood was also lit up inadvertently. Somehow there was an absence of the usual… Continue
Added by Jeff Hartzer on August 21, 2010 at 4:00pm —
"Panhandler" is said to derive from the Spanish "pan", meaning both bread and money (just as the American slang "bread" does today). But though it is supposed to have been first recorded in 1890, the earliest quotation I am able to find for it is in the humorist George Ade's 'Doc Horne'(1899): " He had 'sized' the hustler for a 'panhandler' from the very start"
. Robert Hendrickson,… Continue
Added by J. Paul Lanier on August 21, 2010 at 6:00am —
Added by grammaticaster on August 21, 2010 at 12:54am —
There are 206 bones in the adult human body--wanna make one of them? Pelvis, tibia, femur, cranium--take your pick. For a mere $5 donation, you can attend bone-making workshop led by Becky Holtzman this Sunday August 22nd from 2-4 pm at 119 Gold SW. While engaged in a conversation with the artist about creative process, you will create a "bone"--symbolic wonder of anatomy. And then, anything you make will end up in an mammoth scale art installation on… Continue
Added by lisa gill on August 20, 2010 at 10:00am —
- Remember Rebel Radio?
- "It kinda actually scared me a little when she took everything I had and didn’t go out."
- Welcome back…
Added by lisa gill on August 20, 2010 at 6:30am —
In recent months, we've watched with interest as a well-regarded ABQ restaurant remodeled a building not far from our home for its new location. Sometime in the last few weeks, a banner went up announcing this joint was now open for breakfast and, on a whim, we stopped in this morning.
The place is as brightly painted inside as it is outside. Black and white tiling and overstuffed booths. Retro faux-relics dot the brightly painted walls (a look quite familiar to any ABQer able to… Continue
Added by StinkyLulu on August 19, 2010 at 12:30pm —
I always like to litter my posts with some nice photos. Last week, I was thinking about what to write for this week's entry. I thought, ah-ha!, I should just toss my camera into my purse and take pictures of interesting things as I go along. Then I'll write it up. So naturally I forgot to put my camera in my purse. And then I forgot some more. And I saw all sorts of interesting things, but don't have pictures to prove them. I'll just have to… Continue
Added by Edith Grove on August 19, 2010 at 9:00am —
Added by Adelita on August 19, 2010 at 7:30am —
Look Ma, no legs!
August 4, 2010: Reflections on being tragically un-hip (original post)
Nine days ago I had arthroscopic surgery on my right hip. The doc who read my MRI diagnosed a torn labrum, but it wasn't quite torn, just worn very, very thin in places by my years as a professional modern and aerial dancer
and leading to dysplasia and… Continue
Added by Debra Landau on August 18, 2010 at 4:00pm —
Well, I never thought i'd be staring at an August 18th school year start date, but here we are. My older daughter starts 1st grade today. There, I said it. I'm actually able to aid (hinder?) her experience with (fairly) accurate remembrances of MY OWN first grade year, at Westlands Elementary in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, in 1977.
Last year was different. Anneliese was entering Kindergarten,… Continue
Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on August 18, 2010 at 9:30am —