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Martini Mike's Hangover Report - "Jumping into 2009 through the Moon Roof" Edition

As the tiptoes of the last house guest’s high heeled boots click clacked across my home... I was gently awakened this morning. I instantly recognize that a 2 a.m. Quesadilla/glass of water combo has saved me from a painful morning. As CNN is quickly changed to Encore Mystery on the Master Suite television, I… Continue

Added by Michael P. "Martini Mike" D'Arco on January 10, 2009 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

Frontier Fun the Frontier!

I would certainly agree with this signage seen at the backdoor of Albuquerque's Frontier Restaurant, where indeed, LOITERING IS FUN! Especially with a bowl of green chile stew or a Frontier roll. Go Loiterers.

Added by Jeff Hartzer on January 10, 2009 at 12:30pm — 5 Comments

SunCal - Up Front and All At Once

The NM Biz Journal parrots the promise of SunCal's new 11,500 jobs without question.

“Our investment in New Mexico so far has been more than $250 million. It would not be a stretch to suggest that SunCal has already had a positive impact on the local economy,” said SunCal Vice President David Soyka. “What we will really need to create the jobs is a demonstration to prospective employers that we… Continue

Added by Coco on January 10, 2009 at 8:30am — 9 Comments


I haven't heard many/any Burn No Burn pronouncements of late and began to wonder if our Air Quality just plain rocks this year or if the program was abandoned...Googled it (saved a call to ABQ's 311) and discovered all is still very much alive with the program...Here are two links with information.

City of Q (aka Albuquerque) Air Quality Burn-No-Burn policy.

City of Q Air Quality… Continue

Added by Jeff Hartzer on January 9, 2009 at 8:00pm — No Comments

2009 Revolutions International Theatre Festival Kicks-Off January 13

ARE YOU READY FOR A (Dramatic, Mesmerizing, Hysterical and Spellbinding) REVOLUTION?

Tricklock Company’s 9th Annual Revolutions International Theatre Festival is about to begin, and will brings performers from around the world to New Mexico January 13 –31, 2009. The three week-long Festival will feature some of the world’s most “revolutionary” theatre at venues across Albuquerque and Santa Fe, showcasing… Continue

Added by Revolutions International Theatre Festival on January 9, 2009 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

The Commuter Chronicles 2009.1.9.

Nothing clears the bike path like winter. Cold and dark. Technically, Earth began its gentle slide into darkness with the summer solstice, but once autumn pushed the dogs of summer back onto the porch the world began it’s seemingly accelerated slide into the blackness of winter. Commuting during this time is serene and in some respects surreal.

During these cold lonely commutes the only riders you see are those that love to ride and those that have to ride. Sometimes they are one in… Continue

Added by Tricross on January 9, 2009 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

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Added by Somegye on January 9, 2009 at 5:59am — 3 Comments

Full Moon Fever

The biggest full Moon of 2009 is coming this weekend. It's a 'perigee Moon' as much as 30% brighter than lesser Moons we'll see in the months ahead. Get ready for moonlight! FULL STORY.

Added by Jeff Hartzer on January 8, 2009 at 5:52pm — 1 Comment



When I grew up in Jacksonville, Florida I was not particularly a Gator Fan. Most folks rabidly supported either the Noles or the Gators...But after leaving 'home' in 1981, venturing to the Pacific NW for four years and arriving in ABQ. in 1985, I def. support the Gators from a distance. I got a brilliantly ugly orange Gators' tee shirt from a Jax. friend for Xmas and will be wearing it proudly next weekend. However, when I actually… Continue

Added by Jeff Hartzer on January 8, 2009 at 5:43pm — 2 Comments

Winter Day Trips & Sightseeing

When we found out our Argentinian guests were coming in the middle of January, images of last winter's massive snowstorm danced in our heads. We thought about board games and card games and what movies we could watch if we couldn't get out of the house for a week. Looking ahead at the weather, I think we'll be alright and should have some good conditions for taking our friends around.

We've bandied about ideas for day trips, sightseeing and… Continue

Added by Edith Grove on January 8, 2009 at 1:00pm — 8 Comments

In Which I Throw My Shoe at Jim Scarantino

Jim Scarantino has tried hard to fill the void left with by the departure from New Mexico of John Dimdahl, that paragon of rightwingnuttery. Today, Jim explains the dark side of progressives (using a Nobel laureate to defend his views). Let’s listen in:

As Nobel laureate Friedrich Hayek has shown [mjh: beyond any doubt!], progressives have always had a regrettable dark side. … [I]n their push to transform society, progressives frequently show an…

Added by mjh on January 8, 2009 at 9:46am — 1 Comment

Ti Jean's only daughter lived on Monte Vista...

(Dear DCF Community, I am embarking upon a serial narrative, of my early days in Albuquerque- 1993-1995. This particular story will be continued in future posts, sporadically, as this story warrants additional details and conclusion in a future telling. Future tales may be more concise. My goal is to bring tidbits of "Moving to Albuquerque" and how the Land of Enchantment in general will suck you in. Which in my case, has been nothing but a… Continue

Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on January 8, 2009 at 9:30am — 22 Comments

Albuquerque Journal - "Here's a Q-tip - ¡Viva Burque!"

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Here's a Q Tip for You: ¡Viva Burque!

By Leslie Linthicum

Journal Staff Writer

The city of Albuquerque's official nickname — The Q — has been a thorn in the side of a growing revolution of city dwellers since it was rolled out a little more than a year and a half ago.

The revolution… Continue

Added by Soy de Burque on January 8, 2009 at 8:14am — 5 Comments

Morning Fix: Know Hope


Added by Somegye on January 8, 2009 at 5:30am — 12 Comments

Bad Parents / Good Kids: two-year-old in traffic

I only live two miles from my work, yet I somehow get mixed up in odd scenarios in that limited four minute drive. More recently I 'rescued' a house rabbit that was hiding in tumbleweeds (after getting stung 50+ times by red ants and peed on by such rabbit). Today's experience was more serious, a two-year-old boy with no shoes or coat on standing in the middle of a busy road in 30 degree weather with no parents or siblings in sight.

I turned around and pulled over and jumped out of… Continue

Added by Jen Marshall on January 7, 2009 at 7:00pm — 3 Comments

New Hand Cut Serigraphs from Prolific Artist Eyvind Earle Available NOW from Palette Contemporary Art & Craft


New Limited Edition Prints




Between 1938 and 1972 Eyvind Earle produced over 800 holiday card designs, and sold well over 300 million cards world wide. Out of print for years, many collectors have requested they be released as serigraphs for the public to enjoy once again. These colorful serigraphs range in price from $219 to… Continue

Added by Palette Contemporary Art & Craft on January 7, 2009 at 5:23pm — No Comments

Christmas in Barelas - Redux

I can see the smallest onion domein Albuquerque from my house. It isn’t quite like seeing Russia, but given that this is New Mexico, it will have to suffice.

When I first started looking for a home in Albuquerque, I had two criteria. First, home had to be walking distance (2 miles or less) from UNM, and second, it had to be in an…


Added by Barelas Babe on January 7, 2009 at 2:00pm — 9 Comments

Upcoming Events

Wearable Art From One's Heart"

Gifts from the Heart will feature the luminescent jewelry of Yukako Kojima, the playful and charming wearable art of Angela Gerhard, and many more! Show them what you cannot tell them with words. The show opens First Friday February 6, 2009 and will continue through February 15th, 2009.…


Added by Palette Contemporary Art & Craft on January 7, 2009 at 1:55pm — No Comments

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Added by Self Serve on January 7, 2009 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

it's PLANE to see....this will be an exciting weekend!

The official notice and information:

"The National Atomic Museum will move its largest artifact, a B-52B bomber, to its new location in southeast Albuquerque on January 10 and 11, 2009. The historic plane has been stored at the Museum’s previous location on Kirtland Air Force Base.

The plane wings will be hauled in pieces by tractor-trailer two miles to the new Museum location at Eubank and Southern Blvds. SE in… Continue

Added by RiRiSynCyr on January 7, 2009 at 11:41am — 11 Comments

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