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What's in a Name? Martini Mike's Hangover Report! for Saturday 080908

Could it be because my name is “Martini Mike” that I am becoming a sort of unofficial party guru? Or is it because I was an unofficial party guru that my name became “Martini Mike”? Hmmm… it boggles my pounding head. I was recently interviewed by, while in my home away from home, for the launch of their new site. Then suddenly I find myself being contacted by Lexi at Albuquerque The… Continue

Added by Michael P. "Martini Mike" D'Arco on August 10, 2008 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Today and tonight @ The Agency

Hi all,

Today we will be hosting the Record Swap at the Agency, (111 4th st. SW, Albuquerque), from 2-5pm. Come out to buy or sell records! Bring your crates! You can sell CDs as well, and if you're a band, this is a great way to sell your merch! Free to browse, $5 if you want to sell.

Tonight we also host Spark_Gap at the Agency, beginning at 9pm, with Justin George, Raine Vivian and Levelheded. A night of electro/IDM/industrial. $5. All ages!

And Tuesday I… Continue

Added by brian botkiller on August 10, 2008 at 1:06pm — No Comments

It's Tough to be a Pigeon

There were some things I recognized about pigeons before I decided to write this and they were:

1. Not many people like them. This observation was confirmed by the neighborhood response when I fed them. Also, my next door neighbor said she was mad at another neighbor for throwing bird seed out because "it attracts those damn pigeons."

2. Pigeons can come in a variety of pretty colors and patterns.

3. There might… Continue

Added by La Fanciulla del West on August 10, 2008 at 12:18pm — 4 Comments

Up on the roof... second test

Ok - so even if a tripod is a lightning rod, it seemed that the storms had distanced themselves enough so that I decided to go up on the roof for a better peek. What I was unable to capture was the finger lightning that was running along the bottoms of the cloud to the south, but I decided to try and capture images of planes landing at ABQ and hope for a strike in the background.

You can count, by the number of flashes from the plane, the number of seconds it was in the… Continue

Added by David on August 10, 2008 at 11:12am — No Comments

First Blog Post Test

Testing to see how this works - photo sizes, multiple entries etc.

Photo taken last night of lightning strike behind Mt. Taylor - approximately 70 miles away.

Larger image here

Technical details - Nikon D100 70-200mm vr (300mm equiv) 15sec f20.

Added by David on August 10, 2008 at 10:30am — No Comments

Post RollerCon Depression

How do I function in this world? I just got back from spending a week in Vegas for a roller derby convention. It was roller derby heaven. I had all of my sisters there doing their derby or die thing. I met so many new amazing people. I got to hang out with so many of my friends. I presented a work shop on emergency action planning. I was so professional. It was non stop derby action. There were skating classes in the morning, Fremont street challenge bouts, scrimmaging at night. I only remember… Continue

Added by Miss E. Vil on August 9, 2008 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Well, I'm back from Romania and glad to be home (my wife sent 505 Chile for me so I didn't suffer too much)

Can't say it was the best trip, didn't get to go out much and we were very restricted to when and where we could go and how we could get there and back.

This is the base we were on.

The base we were on

Here is B Co 1-200 Infantry, New Mexico Army National Guard in formation in Romania. They are from Albuquerque, the armory at 600 Wyoming; that's… Continue

Added by James of al-Barran on August 9, 2008 at 9:11pm — 8 Comments

Big Fun at We Art the People!

The kiddo and I had so much fun at We Art the People in Robinson Park! We got there just in time to see the cool puppet parade. And we also got to meet Hairy McLairy and friends!! Since Hairy McLairy won the last "Where in Burque...", we decided to meet at the fair so I could deliver the prize. There are… Continue

Added by Adelita on August 9, 2008 at 7:26pm — 6 Comments


I'm looking for a good art framing place to frame a tablecloth my grandmother made. What's extra-special about this tablecloth is that my grandmother grew the flax, spun the thread and wove the linen, herself, to make it. She added embroidery but that is unfinished because she ran out of colored thread. The tablecloth was made in Poland in 1934, five years before Stalin's ruffians captured my mom's family. My mom says the tablecloth was my grandmother's "last resort" item; meaning, she kept it… Continue

Added by La Fanciulla del West on August 9, 2008 at 3:43pm — 7 Comments

Looking for opinions on who has the best red chile in Burque?

After devouring a plate of huevos rancheros this morning at Loyola's on Central, I was wondering what the good people of DCF had to say when it comes to the topic of red chile. I have noticed so many levels or styles of red chile right here in our fine city that its hard for me to say personally what is the best. I have had extremely hot, very silky and mild and everywhere in between. I enjoy the red chile at Sophia's Place, Loyola's, Marlene's, had some eye watering hot chile at the Red Ball… Continue

Added by ScottyLew on August 9, 2008 at 1:28pm — 34 Comments

Weekend at the Manzanos

Today I took the Weekend Warrior and my DR650 to the Manzanos.

Weekend Warrior at the Manzanos

I am still trying to resolve some bugs on the toyhauler, I had problems getting the frig working right, but everything else seems to be working OK.…


Added by buggs on August 9, 2008 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Summer Harvest

Instead of walking to the Downtown Grower's market, I harvested grapes and plums from the backyard this morning. Yum!

Added by Barelas Babe on August 9, 2008 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

Zombie Crawl Albuquerque

The Alibi posts video from its Nob Hill zombie crawl this past May. Where you there? And who's in for the next… Continue

Added by chantal on August 8, 2008 at 1:31pm — 4 Comments

Albuquerque's Own Joshua Cooper Ramo Featured on NBC's Olympics Coverage

Albuquerque native Joshua Cooper Ramo was featured on the Today Show this morning and will be featured over the next 2+ weeks of Olympics coverage.

As an acclaimed expert on China, Joshua will be offering perspectives and color commentary on China during NBC's coverage of the… Continue

Added by Alexis on August 8, 2008 at 8:13am — 1 Comment

Morning Fix: All's Well


Added by Somegye on August 8, 2008 at 5:30am — 1 Comment


I admit it: I'm gaga over Project Runway. I think in another lifetime I could be a fashion slut (am I allowed to write "slut" on here?), but in this one I live vicariously through the purveyors of tantrums and tuile skirts (not to be confused with toile, which is quite pricey these days--much to my French-country-decorating chagrin). Every Wednesday night, I'm in front of the television. My other television addictions include Mad Men and Top Chef. Mad Men because, well, face it...Jon Hamm is… Continue

Added by La Fanciulla del West on August 7, 2008 at 10:30pm — 7 Comments

Found Balloon, Lost Balloon

I found a balloon on my ride home today!

It was really windy, and I was scooting home from work on Tijeras, right before it becomes MLK, and this balloon got swept up by a gust of wind and flew directly in front of my scooter. It was too good to resist-- I reached out and caught it!

I came home and grabbed my camera to take a picture of it attached to my scooter, but it blew away while I was trying to take it. Have you seen… Continue

Added by Nora on August 7, 2008 at 5:02pm — 7 Comments

Come enjoy Explora..for FREE

I'm not usually one for self promotion (yeah right!), but I wanted to let all of the DCF'ers know that tomorrow (Friday August 8th), you can come and enjoy Explora for FREE . The FREE admission lasts from 6am until 10am and is open to everyone. It's part of a promotion we have this summer at The Peak, offering free admission to some of the fun things here in Albuquerque

If you've never been to Explora, they… Continue

Added by Tony on August 7, 2008 at 4:28pm — 9 Comments

tonight! and this weekend


This is one of the greatest bands that I know of in the history of music. You would do well to see them live.

On friday the 8th, Mei Long releases their CD at Burt's Tiki Lounge, with a visual spectacular presented by Basement Films. This should be awesome. Starts around 9pm.

On sunday, aug. 10th, I bring Spark_gap back to 2nd sunday of the month at The Agency (111 4th St. SW) to tie in with… Continue

Added by brian botkiller on August 7, 2008 at 4:09pm — No Comments

Giant Marshmallows

We went wimp camping this last weekend. When I was a kid we used to go not so wimpy camping, driving way back to the unimproved side of Heron Lake and camping for week. This was never roughing it. We had lots of good food, canoes and sailboats, the lake to swim in, fossils to find. However my parent’s generation is getting older and my generation is a bunch of self-proclaimed wimps.

So we now stay at Stone House lodge, the view is amazing, it… Continue

Added by mombat on August 7, 2008 at 2:07pm — 2 Comments

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