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Up on the Roof



What a warm beautiful Saturday afternoon. What a nice day to put the top down and take a long ride… or patch the roof! God I loves me a roof. Well, to hang out on, not fix! Unfortunately I only came to grips with the need for some patching shortly before my vacation a few weeks ago. Porch roof, old and cracking, flat, leaking a tad in monsoon season, yada yada. Did… Continue

Added by Michael P. "Martini Mike" D'Arco on November 22, 2008 at 8:30pm — 6 Comments

painting life's pleasures: martinis and pugs

After a year long hiatus of painting, I find myself recently inspired to paint once again. The root of this creative surge? I'm not quite positive, but I think it might have to do something with Obama getting elected and being able to look towards the next four years with optmisim.



I'm not formally trained in art. In high school I took AP art courses, and dabbled a bit in college with art history courses, but that is the highest level… Continue

Added by Jen Marshall on November 22, 2008 at 7:54pm — 3 Comments

WESST Opens New Business Incubation Center Dowtown

You might have heard of WESST, but aren't exactly certain about what they do. Recently I had the pleasure of meeting Linda Karr, Development Director of WESST, and toured their new WESST Enterprise Center scheduled to open in early December 2008.



About WESST

WESST is a locally headquartered non-profit that assists small businesses reach their goals and succeed. In the new… Continue

Added by Jen Marshall on November 22, 2008 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

Don't Be A Grinch Charity Art Show!

The Don't Be A Grinch Charity Art Show!

5905 Marble

Dec 13th Saturday

8pm

This is a small art show/Xmas party which will feature a toy, food and clothing drive to help the needy. There will be art, photography, body painting and a fashion showcase with the musical stylings of Julia Angel and Leah Black! There is a $2 cover or you can bring a toy, non-perishable food item or clothing item. People who donate to the cause can get a photo postcard with one of our sexy… Continue

Added by josh jones on November 22, 2008 at 4:17pm — No Comments

Hedwig and the angry inch opening night

Last night went well, our crowd was not as big as we wanted, but they were very responsive. Everyone was on top of their game, and despite a few foul-ups here and there, we still nailed it. Afterward we had cake and sparkling cider, which is apparently tradition ... I never knew.

Some pics from our Hedwig adventures so far are available here:

http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewPicture&friendID=9361044&albumId=2382072

Added by brian botkiller on November 21, 2008 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Albuquerque Area Food Gardening Network!

The weather may be a bit chilly this time of year, but community gardens are a hot topic right now. From backyard growers to government agencies, the promotion of community-based gardens is gaining in popularity - and its happening right here in the Albuquerque area!



We recently learned of the following meeting, aimed at the formation a food gardening network for the Albuquerque area:



Join the UNM Research Service Learning… Continue

Added by Local Food NM on November 21, 2008 at 4:34pm — No Comments

Glorious day of recycling

Today, the city gnomes dropped off shiny, new, and blue recycling bins in my neighbourhood in the SW. The lack of decent recycling options was a big disappointment for me when I moved in. The city website said that we ought to put the recycling out in clear plastic bags, which were supposed to be available in neigbourhood supermarkets... only they weren't! I ended dropping off my recycling at a collection bin in the neighbourhood Wal-Mart (all hail…

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Added by Pete Zaitcev on November 21, 2008 at 4:00pm — 20 Comments

The annual Albuquerque Arts and Gift Fair

Be a part of the annual Albuquerque Art and Gift Fair in historic Nob Hill on Saturday and Sunday, December 13th and 14th. This chic art and gift sale will be held in the event space at O'Niell's Irish Pub, located at 4310 Central Ave. SE, just west of Washington.



The fine art and artisanal creations available for purchase will include paintings, glass beaded items, soaps and an assortment of greeting cards, decorated candles and magnets. These and many other handmade treasures will… Continue

Added by Designer Memory Products on November 21, 2008 at 9:53am — No Comments

Holy Posole, Batman! The Mayor Saves the Day!

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Read the headlines on CNN, The Drudge Report, MSNBC ... and it will send you running for the hills with your shotgun and a suitcase of money. But with all the financial panic, high seas piracy, and new cabinet appointments, I was pleased to see that we in Albuquerque still know REAL news when we read it.… Continue

Added by Lisa Abeyta on November 21, 2008 at 8:30am — 12 Comments

Morning Fix: Wonder of Flight



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Added by Somegye on November 21, 2008 at 5:30am — 4 Comments

Martini Mike's Hangover Report - Route 66 Weeknight Edition!



I bet you've been wondering where I've been. I mean since that Hollywood Halloween anyway. No? Fine. Well last night I was at Imbibe! Wait, did I see you there? If not, you missed a great event. It was their "Drew Estate Night". Drew Estate is a Nicaraguan cigar company... makers of the "Acid" line you may have heard of as well as about 7 others you may not have.…

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Added by Michael P. "Martini Mike" D'Arco on November 20, 2008 at 7:00pm — No Comments

December Artscrawl, Silent Auction to Benefit Roadrunner Food Bank

Chroma Studios December First Friday opening will be our first annual silent art auction to benefit the Roadrunner Food Bank of NM. There will be a variety of art from our studio artists as well as many friends of Chroma Gallery. The silent auction will be open for bidding from the opening reception on First Friday through the closing reception on the third Friday, the 19th of the month. Chroma Gallery will have extended Holiday hours to serve you… Continue

Added by Chroma Studios on November 20, 2008 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Hedwig and the angry inch production blog - paid preview night

Last night was paid preview night for Hedwig, and despite some nerves, tech issues, and my still being sick as a dead dog, we made it go off, and quite well I believe.



I arrived around 6:30, everyone else had already been at the Vortex for a little while - things were still madness all around, set being built up, etc. We all proceeded to get into face (our costumes), warmed up with a song, and before we knew it, the house was packed with 77 people, and it was time to go on. Low and… Continue

Added by brian botkiller on November 20, 2008 at 2:25pm — No Comments

Topics discussed at the Web Geek Meetup on Nov 19th

I had a really great time last night at the Monte Vista Fire Station (Gruet). Got to talk to a lot of people that I don't get a chance to meet in my day to day life. There are a few subjects here that I would love to expand on, or see other people expand on themselves.

And in no Particular Order

  • Usefulness of LinkedIn
  • CMS headaches
  • Plone, Drupal, Oh My!
  • Should experience be taken into consideration as a condition of computer related…
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Added by Daniel on November 20, 2008 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Navigating the Distribution Lists

There are some rye whiskeys I can find around town: Old Overholt, Wild Turkey Rye and the baby Sazerac come to mind. And there are some that I can't: Rittenhouse Rye 100, Templeton, Old Rip Van Winkle Family Reserve Rye, Pikesville Supreme and Old Potrero. The "can't find" list always seems to be longer than the "can find" list. There's at least one reason for that.



When I pop into Jubilation looking for some obscure rye whiskey brand, they… Continue

Added by Edith Grove on November 20, 2008 at 9:30am — 4 Comments

Morning Fix: The Upside



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Added by Somegye on November 20, 2008 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

Like to trade? New BarterABQ Community already has 10 Members!

I'm so very excited that the brand new BarterABQ group here already has 10 members.

What a great way to meet new people and create relationships, conserve cash, get rid of inventory without marking it down, sell time you're not using, or other creative options.

Get what you need by barter/trade/swap - just like in the olden days!

Come check us out and JOIN!

Added by Karla Linden, NMT, LMT on November 19, 2008 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Heinrich on Bailout

Dear Martin Heinrich,



I am a Democrat, and voted for you two weeks ago. Now, if you are still around on Duke City Fix, I would really like to hear your stance on the auto bailout.



I'll give my opinion here. I just think its crazy that lawmakers are saying these environmentally unfriendly and irresponsibly managed sinking ships need to be saved. I think this is government intervention that is misdirected. Instead, government support should go towards helping the potentially… Continue

Added by SteveJ on November 19, 2008 at 3:05pm — No Comments

Hedwig and the angry inch production blog 2

Last night was not the easiest night. We had to do a performance of the play for the Vortex’s board members, and I have some kind of head cold from hell eating my brain, and I literally wore a gasmask for much of the show, trying to make sure other people didn’t get sick. There are no understudies or stand-ins for this production - if one of us is out, the whole thing goes down. This meant that I played my drums feeling like I was stuck in Jello the whole time - I still managed to stay on all… Continue

Added by brian botkiller on November 19, 2008 at 2:00pm — No Comments

A poem to share

A poem for peace

I try to imagine a world
a world of peace
sometimes it seems so far
the world it speaks
then in a flashing moment
something glorious screams
keep believing
in a world of peace

Pass it on if you like
http://www.guitaraaron.com

Added by aaron lewis on November 19, 2008 at 12:48pm — No Comments

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