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Look at me now

Riding has become a passion and an addiction. I love riding. Before beginning this post, I reread some of my earlier blog entries and remembered the fear and excitement of riding.



And boy, have I come a long way!



Last summer I continued to ride my bike into the fall and winter months. I ride more than I drive, even when it's cold and yucky outside, the attraction to my bike is never ending. I did longer rides, got the bike on the freeway more often and basically went… Continue

Added by Gemini Goddess on September 17, 2009 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Duke City Solar - Part 2

Monday, September 16, 2009, 2:00 PM: PNM has just completed the final testing and my solar electric system is now turned on (Clouds form, rain falls). It's been quite a while since writing Part 1 so you may want to reread it for the backstory. This is a narrative and technical, detailing what's happened since last October and also the insights gained. Let's get… Continue

Added by Brendan on September 17, 2009 at 6:30am — 21 Comments

Morning Fix: Have Road, Need Money



  • If there's a road that needs more help than Paseo del Norte, I don't know what it is. State asks Feds for $250 million+ in Federal Stimulus Funds for Paseo/I-25 interchange.
  • Albuquerque company provides solar-powered LED…
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Added by Alexis on September 17, 2009 at 6:30am — No Comments

A Remarkable Happy Birthday!

How would you like to spend your eightieth birthday? Think about it. Yours may turn out to be as remarkable as Jean's and her husband's.



I have been seeing Jean around the neighborhood for the past 2-3 years, mostly at the gym but also at neighborhood association meetings and other civic gatherings, not just listening, but demanding answers from her representatives. At the gym she is not a gym socialite but an ardent, focused exercise enthusiast. Yet she seems to know and is known by… Continue

Added by Eloise Gift on September 16, 2009 at 10:11pm — No Comments

High Camp- State Fair Style





It always rains at least once during the State Fair and then again at least once during the Balloon Fiesta. When it rains at the State Fair, it’s better than when it is blisteringly hot, however the moisture does bring out the olfactory worst in the livestock milieu.



I’m just not as excited about the fair this year, and… Continue

Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on September 16, 2009 at 9:30am — 24 Comments

Morning Fix: World Robot Domination

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Added by Alexis on September 16, 2009 at 6:30am — 16 Comments

2 for 1 Eyeglass-Buying Joy

It doesn't help that under the best circumstances, I still hate the whole process of buying eye glasses. First comes the dilated eyes for a 'prescription' which is only valid for a year. Then comes the 2 for 1 sales where you go in and find that the only glasses for the cheapo price really and truly suck. No really, the $38.00 glasses wouldn't suit a mummified monkey.



Oh yeah, don't forget to add in the SCRATCH resistant lenses, only $29.00 on the first pair; $19.00 more for… Continue

Added by Jeff Hartzer on September 15, 2009 at 11:54am — 1 Comment

My Power

You try to distract me with CD’s, DVD’s, and TV,

Trying to hide my potential

Trying to make me small

But that just shows how small you are

To go so low as to attempt to destroy my thoughts and feelings

As if I am your play thing.

People are afraid of the power you have

Yet because of you

Do not know of the power they have

YA BASTA!

I have had enough!

You think you are at the top of the food chain and I

Am at the

Bottom

But in… Continue

Added by Lizbeth Isidora Ramirez on September 15, 2009 at 11:16am — No Comments

36 Hours in Pie Town

PIE TOWN, NM--A day and a half is about all the vacation that a weekend can hold. You leave home Saturday morning and get back Sunday in the early evening...a short and sweet 36-hour adventure. And in this Land of Enchantment, the journey is as important as the destination. Thank goodness for that...because our time in Pie Town was reduced to an afternoon by the time driving and camping were figured in. Four of us started out in two vehicles about 10… Continue

Added by Johnny_Mango on September 15, 2009 at 9:37am — 8 Comments

Morning Fix: This is Your Water on Drugs



  • Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority (ABCWUA), in reaction to recent discovery of caffeine in Rio Grande, will launch educational campaign teaching residents how to dispose of old medications.
  • Former uber-Lobo Brian Urlacher out for season…
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Added by Alexis on September 15, 2009 at 6:30am — 12 Comments

Boxes!

Yo Fixers, I need some boxes. Big ones would be nice. If you have any that you need to get rid of or know of a good place to get some, let me know! Thanks!

Added by General Blackery on September 14, 2009 at 12:22pm — No Comments

Empty Bowls, Full Hearts

An empty bowl can indicate satiety or starvation. In these tough economic times, many Burqueños face tough choices, including empty bowls. Project Share, a soup kitchen located in southeast Albuquerque, takes on the challenge of filling these empty bowls six days a week with the help of many community organizations.



Each year Project Share holds a fundraiser called… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on September 14, 2009 at 11:30am — 9 Comments

We Heart the Samba


In Robinson Park, yesterday.

Added by OFFCenter Community Arts Project on September 14, 2009 at 8:20am — 1 Comment

Morning Fix: Up, Up and Away.

  • In the category of "news that will surprise no one," the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta kicks off Oct. 3. Time to get out your wacky hats, pins and your hankerin' for a 4 a.m. breakfast burritos.
  • Throwing gang signs no longer amusing antic. Sheriff says Juarez gang violence…
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Added by Alexis on September 14, 2009 at 6:30am — No Comments

La Bajada Lawyer

I just finished reading La Bajada Lawyer by the local author and lawyer Jonathan Miller. The book was well written and did not stick to a simple plot line.

For anyone who likes a mystery that includes politics, local scenery with color, and the law this is a good book to read. I found a copy on the local author’s table at the Barnes & Noble bookstore outside the mall. I like the fact that Mr. Miller has strong female characters who clearly show intelligent.

Added by Mary Jane Collins on September 12, 2009 at 8:30pm — No Comments

State Fair Mini Donut Disaster

I went to the fair today. Just across from the 4H animal exhibits under the big red roof, I saw what I thought was a Tom Thumb Donuts stand. Yippee! My heart sang an aria. Closing in on the booth, I noticed that it was actually a "Tom Toms" Donuts. Hmmm.... okay. Is this like one of those 7-Eleven versus 7 To 11 things?



No matter, we got in line. On approaching the machine, I noticed that it wasn't one of those cool Tom Thumb spirals.… Continue

Added by Edith Grove on September 12, 2009 at 7:00pm — 21 Comments

Using "The Dad Voice" as a Rhetorical Tool: Day 8 as a T.A.

As I've mentioned, I received a Teaching Assistantship from UNM to cover my tuition in the Creative Fiction MFA program there. Calling it an assistantship is not quite right. Unlike other departments, where a professor lectures and a TA administers tests and grades homework, in the English department, TAs are on the front lines, with the first year TAs teaching freshman composition (which we do in exchange for our tuition.) I've been posting updates on the teaching over at the the… Continue

Added by Dick Chingadero on September 11, 2009 at 7:30pm — 6 Comments

Morning Fix: Short Week, Short Fix

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Added by mateoism on September 11, 2009 at 6:30am — 5 Comments

Social Amnesia.

I suffer from it. I intend to go, do, participate, and at the moment of action, I've forgotten. Well, I forget some of the times. Other times I use "OH NO! I forgot all about it!" to mask some other reason, usually some kind of misfit feeling that discourages from being around other people. No offense, strangers, but sometimes you just don't cut it, not even for this party-lovin' señorita.



As it turns out, I find that I'm not the only one who occasionally *wants* to do something but… Continue

Added by Señorita Ruth on September 10, 2009 at 10:09pm — 6 Comments

A fun time was had by all!



I wrote a blog for the tourists, and it has been a few days and another post since then, but after sleeping on it for several nights I feel very compelled to share with all the DCFers the really fun time a bunch of us innkeepers had a week ago past last Wednesday. We needed to have a meeting, but no one really wanted to, so someone decided to plan with the Albuquerque Trolley Company and they gave 30 of us a special tour of the town.… Continue

Added by Adobe Nido Bed & Breakfast on September 10, 2009 at 4:17pm — 2 Comments

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