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Minding Your Business

My blog is available at www.desertdivassistant.blogspot.com. You can even subscribe to it! It's all about starting a business, working from home and general musings on life...

Added by Desert DiVA on July 23, 2008 at 12:16pm — No Comments

Where in 'Burque is Adelita? (numero dos)

This journey of discovering bits and pieces of 'Burque has been so much fun. For those of you that missed my post last week, please catch up!



The best part of this has been having my daughter as a lookout. She is on high alert and makes the best suggestions for "mom's crazy project." I now realize that there are so many parts of the city she's not… Continue

Added by Adelita on July 23, 2008 at 9:52am — 27 Comments

Morning Fix: We Suck



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Added by Somegye on July 23, 2008 at 5:35am — 6 Comments

"Breaking Bad" Actor Joins Duke City Shootout

Albuquerque's own Steven Quezada who plays Gomez in the AMC hit Breaking Bad, will present at this year's Duke City Shootout Gala Premiere.





The premiere will be August 2nd at the Kiva Auditorium.



Dang, do we love seeing a local boy done good!… Continue

Added by Duke City Shootout Digital Filmmaking Festival on July 22, 2008 at 11:02pm — 1 Comment

How to Die

(ABQ Bus Route 155, © Kel Vick 2008)

Added by Kelly Vickers on July 22, 2008 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

Highway To Heaven

I accomplished another first on my motorcycle.



This past weekend, BF and I attended the Fire and Ice Bike Rally in Grants, NM. But to get there, one has to travel along the highway. There are some side roads that could have taken, but for the most part, the… Continue

Added by Gemini Goddess on July 22, 2008 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Self Serve Sex Toy Sale

Self Serve!!!



San Francisco has Good Vibrations.



Atlanta/Decatur has Aphrodite's Toybox.



And Albuquerque has Self Serve:



http://www.selfservetoys.com/





I am always in gratitude to find sex positive, user friendly, and FUN toy shops that I feel comfortable going into.





Of course, the 'net has BlowFish, which is awesome in its own right.





EDIT: Just their sex ed and assorted links make the site worth a… Continue

Added by Karla Linden, NMT, LMT on July 22, 2008 at 10:54am — No Comments

Sale @ Self Serve--Buy One, Get One 1/2 Off All Sex Toys!!

That's right folks!!
It's our 2nd annual Summer Loving Sale!
Now through August 15th-Buy one get one 1/2 off all sex toys!
Having one vibrator is like having 1 pair of shoes...sometimes you need strappy sandals, sometimes you NEED hiking boots. Now--you can have them all!
In stock items only.
xxoo
self serve

Added by Self Serve on July 22, 2008 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Raptors at the Rescue

When I took a pigeon with a broken leg to the wildlife rescue at the Nature Center (http://www.wrinm.org/enter.html) a couple of months ago, they had their rescued raptors out for show. I didn't get a picture of the kestrel (darn it), but I did get pictures of the great horned owl and the red-tailed hawk.…







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Added by La Fanciulla del West on July 22, 2008 at 8:10am — 4 Comments

Morning Fix: Two-a-Days



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Added by Somegye on July 22, 2008 at 5:30am — 6 Comments

The Perils of Conference Calls

This story is going to make me look like a real idiot, but that's never stopped me from doing anything before. I like it, though, because it makes me laugh whenever I remember it.



My working relationship is more than a little interesting because my co-workers and I deal with an outside company. The other day one of the guys asked us to set up a conference call with him. Oh wonderful, a conference call. My favorite.



At the appointed time, I flipped on the speaker phone and… Continue

Added by La Fanciulla del West on July 21, 2008 at 9:07pm — 6 Comments

Shooting Film Stills for the Movies

One of the highlights of the upcoming Duke City Shootout film competition is the "digital bootcamp" classes which are free and, mostly, open to the public. This afternoon my wife and I attended a wonderful class by film still photographer John Maio at CNM. It was a treat as we learned about different opportunities and techniques and equipment. For example we were fascinated by the sound proof camera housing (above) that is required to do film… Continue

Added by Kelly Vickers on July 21, 2008 at 8:00pm — 8 Comments

The experts weigh in on commenter culture:

The experts weigh in on commenter culture: Continue

Added by statler and waldorf on July 21, 2008 at 4:00pm — No Comments

The last of the Maraschinos

There comes a time in the life of a Flying Star counter server when the taste of near victory lingers betraying the reality of defeat. Sure we’ve all been trained the same way: take the order next to the pastry case, ask if they want drinks and desserts, work on those as you work your way down the line -thereby shaving seconds, if not minutes, off of your time and providing the satisfied customer with drinks, desserts and bread rolls to nibble off of while waiting patiently for their dinner… Continue

Added by Heaven on July 21, 2008 at 3:30pm — 6 Comments

Poster Child in Barelas

Ever since the summer of 1975, when I hung a foldout poster from Elton John’s Captain Fantastic album on my bedroom closet door, I have been a sucker for posters. Earlier this month I stumbled upon Puerto Rico Literario, a small gem of a poster art collection at the… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on July 21, 2008 at 12:00pm — 10 Comments

Local Etsy Seller of the Week:PlasticPumpkin

This week's local Etsy seller is a good chick to know about, she teaches art classes locally and is working hard to open a cooperative art space here in Albuquerque. PlasticPumpkin (known to many as Ren Adams) is one of the artists involved in The Wooden Cow… Continue

Added by Spring Griffin on July 21, 2008 at 10:53am — 5 Comments

Morning Fix: Government Holiday

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Added by Somegye on July 21, 2008 at 5:22am — 1 Comment

Newspaper Article!

Hi! I'm hoping someone can help me! I guess my dog, Isaac was in the newspaper at some point last week, but i don't know which day. The Journal came out to Bow Wow Blues last Sat, the 12th and took pictures of Isaac getting a bath. IF anyone has seen that article and has it on hand, could I have it please!? Please mail it to Bow Wow Blues,
3845 Rio Grande BLVD NW, ABQ 87107 Thank you so much!!!
Terrilynn

Added by Terrilynn Csorba on July 20, 2008 at 2:17pm — 1 Comment

ABQ to Phase Out Bottled Water in City Buildings

Saturday's edition of National Public Radio News featured Mayor Chavez discussing a resolution he co-wrote for the U.S. Conference of Mayors planning the end of bottled water in city buildings across America. He said the use of bottled water was "environmentally disastrous" and that "one and a half million barrels of oil are utilized annually to make the… Continue

Added by Kelly Vickers on July 20, 2008 at 2:00pm — 7 Comments

Rate Your Doctor

I don't know about you and yours, but I seem to be having a summer of going to see Doctors, Lawyers, and Thrift Stores...not to mention going broke while going for broke...Here for your edification is a website where you can RATE Your Doctor! You don't need to sign in, just RATE away...It is easily navigated. Don't know if info is forwarded to your… Continue

Added by Jeff Hartzer on July 20, 2008 at 1:49pm — No Comments

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