So, okay, maybe that sprinkle on my windshield doesn't count as a true downpour from this rain goddess, but I did deliver on the sweet double rainbow that arched over the city this afternoon. And I'm here until Saturday, so I still have time.
In other news, I seem to have bought a house and gotten a job. So if the inspection on my property in NY comes back clean tomorrow (please, please, please, please), the moving van picks up my junk on July 28th, and we should arrive in this fair… Continue
Added by Lucky on July 10, 2008 at 11:29pm —
My wife was watching the local weather and asked, "what the heck is T or C?" She's new here; I'm a native, so I got to sound smart for a minute. Back in 1950 the host of NBC radio (and later TV) gameshow Truth or Consequences
said he would do the program from the first city who named itself after the show. The city of Hot Springs, New Mexico, indeed changed their name and host Ralph Edwards of Truth or Consequences
came to the town annually for the next fifty years for an event… Continue
Added by Kelly Vickers on July 10, 2008 at 6:24pm —
This isn't even remotely a formal restaurant review, just a recommendation. Jennifer James 101
will make you forget that it's located in a strip mall where stray mattresses land in the median out on Menaul and traffic moves at a brisk pace just outside the front windows. The warm orange interior and limited amount of seating gives it an upscale neighborhood restaurant feel.
I went for the first time with our esteemed DCF founder… Continue
Added by Edith Grove on July 10, 2008 at 12:00pm —
DCD is having a skate-a-thon fund raiser to help send their travel team to Roller Con to play Salt Lake City. Saturday July 19 from 5 to 8 pm at Midnight Rodeo the Muencas Mertas will be racing for your donations. There will be live bands, a slide show of DCD greatest hits and an autograph session with the Muencas Mertas to show our fans how much we love them. DCD is committed to giving back to the community that supports them. DCD will be donating recreational equipment to the Paradise Hills… Continue
Added by Miss E. Vil on July 10, 2008 at 11:11am —
a slightly stale link, but Chris Leinberger
, the urban planner/development strategist involved with HDIC
, has a good article in the March 2008 issue of The Atlantic
about the potential decline of (recently built) autopia/suburbia. just a tad ironic that it ends up… Continue
Added by jeff on July 10, 2008 at 11:00am —
After work, Colin and I met at PJ's Triumph/Ducati motorcycle dealership
, where they tried to lock us in and make us buy new sportbikes before they closed. We didn't fall for that old trick. But when they told
Colin that "his" Ducati GT1000 wouldn't be imported in the two-tone
cream color in 2009 (when he planned to be able to afford one), he
almost started crying. Way… Continue
Added by JMG on July 10, 2008 at 10:57am —
Waking up to my husband's magnificent huevos rancheros breakfast, cooked with leftovers from last night's steak dinner, I recalled all the times he made me breakfast when we were dating. I fall in love with him all over again. After ten years of marriage, these little smitten moments are still a daily occurrence.
It's not about what we do, it's about just enjoying ourselves in all this beauty.
Today, we head up to Hatcher Lake to do some float tubing, Yes, it is a form of… Continue
Added by Carrie on July 10, 2008 at 9:43am —
Added by Somegye on July 10, 2008 at 5:45am —
One of things that has always worked well for me about New Mexico is the choice in clothing. Many people work on style, not so much what is fashionable, but what looks good or is fun to wear. I think that some of this is income related. We are a state of good yard sale/thrift store shoppers. Some of it is art related, even people with money have been known to lean toward the funky.
I love that people mix trendy and vintage or old jeans and fancy jewelry.
All three of my kids have a… Continue
Added by mombat on July 9, 2008 at 8:00pm —
Help! The trumpeter vine is taking over my house!
Added by Barelas Babe on July 9, 2008 at 7:33pm —
Baseball and mockingbirds if you ask the FreeSoundProject
where I recently downloaded all my ringtones. Surely, we can round out the project database with a few more recordings of fair Burque. You know, local aural phenomena such as:
Added by chantal on July 9, 2008 at 7:30pm —
First I want to say that I’m not writing this to gain any favor with Z-Coil
. I just want to recognize a local company that made it big.
One of my interviews on Monday was with a… Continue
Added by Anthony R. Lovato on July 9, 2008 at 1:30pm —
I was just watching the KOB-tv midday newscast, and caught a little snippet on how sex gets better with age. There were some particulars given, such as women reporting more sexual satisfaction as they got older, and the men reporting slightly less, etc.
The young, pretty female anchor, Marla Tellez, was giving the story, and at the end, the camera was on both Ms. Tellez and the decidedly older Steve Stucker.
I have never, ever seen the guy so quiet or with such a blank… Continue
Added by Jessica on July 9, 2008 at 12:28pm —
I have a secret confession. I love to sing. I love singing in the car, at home while cleaning the house, and whenever the spirit moves me. There’s just this one little problem - I am tone deaf. To say I sing off key is an understatement. And I’ve got the vocal range of about two notes. I would love to have one of those big powerful voices like Lola Beltrán
Added by Adelita on July 9, 2008 at 11:17am —
I'm having a hard time figuring out why I'm still angry about an incident that occurred over two weeks ago. I'm usually not one to hang onto something as intangible as emotion but for some reason I'm hanging onto this like it's some kind of treasure.
You see, for the last three years I've been organizing massage therapists to provide massage for the participants of the walk and bike benefits of the American Diabetes Association. Last year I was able to add the Junior Diabetes… Continue
Added by MPC on July 9, 2008 at 10:30am —
We had an epiphany. Fly fishing is a pain in the ass. Yes, after nearly seven years of catch-and-release fly fishing, we both admitted that the excessive gear, special knots, and matching the hatch is getting too fiddly for both of us. Both of us get a twinge of guilt when we actually catch a fish, even though we practice zero limit catch and release angling with single barb-less hooks.
And look at all the crap we loaded in our car just for fly fishing -- rod cases, reels, tackle… Continue
Added by Carrie on July 9, 2008 at 9:00am —
Added by Somegye on July 9, 2008 at 5:46am —
Today is Joan Osborne's birthday...WhooHoo!
Here is a 'gallery salute' to her when she was in Albuquerque at Q Jam
Although NOT coming to Abq., a friend of ours wrote this awesome review of the July 7th Dallas, Texas show of Alison Krauss and Robert Plant
...Wish they… Continue
Added by Jeff Hartzer on July 8, 2008 at 8:30pm —
Recently, I realized the sheer number of things that I carry around with me on a daily basis. And so, here is my no-holds-barred analysis of the world inside my purse....
Wallet: contains my credit card, debit card, license, library card, and a myriad of discount cards for various stores. Usually contains some amount of cash, as well as the odd scrap of paper that I scrawled in a hurry and then forgot about. Does anyone remember the… Continue
Added by Alex on July 8, 2008 at 7:51pm —
I am still on the hunt for a job and today was no exception. I have been quite lucky these last two weeks, I have had several interviews. Yesterday I had a second interview and this prospect looks hopeful. I have been looking for a position since September 2007—I have never had such a hard time landing a job.
I have become quite proficient in filling out all of the various job banks’ questions and I have refined my resume. I have… Continue
Added by Anthony R. Lovato on July 8, 2008 at 6:00pm —