The Rio Chama is designated as a Wild and Scenic River for very good reason. It is without question one of the most beautiful regions in New Mexico. BLM Site. I went with my buddy Keith and below is 'our story'.
We left on a Saturday with the idea of rafting on Sun & Mon. The quick way up would have been to go through
Santa Fe and Espanola, but… Continue
There is a community art center a block from my house which has nearly everything an artist could hope for---for free! Whether you wish you had your own studio space yet can't afford it, or if you need someplace to donate/recycle all the weird crap in your garage, this is one of Albuquerque's great art treasures.
When we moved we left my own art work and our art collection in Atlanta, so our walls… Continue
Over this past weekend I had the pleasure of acting for Spork Films again, for the 48 hour film project. It went quite well, I got to play a role I had some fun with - being a sleazy guy. If you want to check out the film, you can do so here:
Now some reviews:
Visually amazing, this is what Hellboy I should have been - like a comic book on steroids. Guillemo Del Toro obviously cares about this project… Continue
In a six week project on the street directly out our front door new water and sewage lines are going in. The trough a dozen feet from our stoop is so deep all I can see now is a bobbing construction hat and the occasional shovel full of dirt flung into the air.
That's our cute Casita, second door on the right near downtown ABQ. Other than the noise, the occasional water reductions are getting old… Continue
Last night was the Happy Hour for web geeks.
Even though I've taken somewhat of a leave of absence from the web geek world, it's still fun to meet up and chat with others that understand exactly what I'm saying when I start speaking "geek".
Just a short note that the company I'm a partner in is now providing FTTH (Fiber to the Home) in the O2 area of Albuquerque. The Old ABQ HS Gym Lofts and Bel Vedere are the first places to be "lit up".Each site/building complex will be connected to our existing Open Access Metro 10GigE downtown ring We will then install an active GigE fiber link to each loft/townhome. From that the user will receive a 100Mb/s connection to the Internet, phone service, and soon IPTV services. Users can get more… Continue
"Cynicism" is defined as an expression of a cynical quality. "Cynical" is defined as "based on or reflecting a belief that human conduct is motivated primarily by self-interest." A "cynic," therefore, is defined as one who harbors such belief. Interestingly, the term also refers to the Greek philosophy that… Continue
A Wonderful Women's Event in August in New Mexico
There's a really awesome place in NM that is offering a women's gathering at the beginning of August.
Here's the details:
Join Medicine Women, Healers, Herbalists and other empowered women for a week long gathering of hearts and minds in the Gila Wilderness. Herbal medicine workshops, plant walks, wild foods meals, training in the Medicine Woman Tradition and what it means to be a healer and woman of empowerment and… Continue
I wandered through a toy store earlier today, and I looked with horror [and wide-eyed confusion] at many of the newfangled toys that fill the shelves. What has happened to the simple toys, like the Etch-A-Sketch, lawn darts, or even just a cardboard box?
Personally, I was super attached to Play-Doh. Give me one can and I was set for hours. Even if I got hungry. [Don't sneer, that stuff was rather tasty.] Hell, even an afternoon on the… Continue
I am setting a goal to be in Abq by turkey day. Does anyone know what the job scene is like for a machinist. I have 12 years of experience and am looking for steady employment. Can anyone hook me up with a mtnbiking blog????
There's been plenty of recent coverage about the Launchpad and its reopening but I'm particularly looking forward to Unit 7 Drain's CD release party at the venue, which takes place Saturday July 19. Growing up more to the tune of my dad's Harry Nilsson, Beatles and… Continue
Added by Todd on July 15, 2008 at 2:22pm —
Just doing a quick post to talk about the project I'm working on. Since my 2 year long contract has ended with KeyToSound, I've been taking some time to not only clean my home office, but also pick up "odd jobs" around town. I've been talking to Rick over at Production Central ABQ (a film / video production house) and landed a networking gig laying fiber optic, Cat5 and Cat6 with my brother in law. It's pretty cool to say that we've ran over a thousand feet of fiber optic, covering 7 production… Continue
I've just had my third extremely creepy encounter this summer as a cyclist verses a seemingly crazy motorist. Three times in the last couple months I've had a car pull up behind me on traffic free two-lane streets and just lay their horn on me. One time I was outright terrified because the car actually followed me for over a block down Candeleria while continuously honking. Considering it was 6:45 in the morning there wasn't any other traffic, or even other pedestrians out, to give me a hand… Continue
Ever since I’ve been commuting from Albuquerque to the Capital City (not the City Different, but the one supposedly built on a swamp), I’ve been tantalized by glimpses of the old Albuquerque Airport terminal, built in 1939.
Last week, I decided to see it up close and in person.
It was an adventure.
The first challenge is getting to it. Mapquest and Google…