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Where in 'Burque is Adelita? (numero cinco, the final installment)

My daughter made me cry the other day, and not because she was being unkind or for being an insensitive teenager. As we were snapping pictures for this series, she exclaimed, “This has been the best summer ever!” I asked her why and she said that she loved going to work with me as a junior docent at the museum. She also said it was a great summer because she had so much fun discovering… Continue

Added by Adelita on August 20, 2008 at 12:00pm — 20 Comments

NM-Powered

Last weekend New Mexico Youth Organized hosted a retreat to bring together active young “doers” from around the state to network with one another and brainstorm on how to make New Mexico a better state. On the bus ride to the super fancy “Sunrise Springs Resort” the participants took turns hooking up their I-Pods on the stereo blasting everything from reggae to hip-hop and alternative tunes. Before we arrived I already knew it was an amazing group, music says a lot about people.

As we… Continue

Added by Cyrus on August 20, 2008 at 11:00am — No Comments

Morning Fix: Against Special Interests



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Added by Somegye on August 20, 2008 at 5:24am — 4 Comments

Fountain At UNM By College of Education

Its been there a long time, standing tall and white (its now turquoise) splashing away there in its circular pond. I know it so well, but yet i don't even know the name of the piece or who made it. Im talking about the big Fountian there at the end of Cornell Mall, north of the SUB and south of the COE.



My Grandparents even had the artist's 3' working model in their backyard with their own little fishpond, The little pond pump constantly got clogged with algae and sometimes the… Continue

Added by killbox on August 19, 2008 at 8:30pm — 8 Comments

Local Etsy of the Week-CrochetByLoriLeigh

This week's featured Albuquerque Etsy seller is CrochetByLoriLeigh. She doesn't say very much about herself in her profile but her hats speak for themselves. I have to say that I like the haughty mannequin head almost as much as the gorgeous hats she wears. Here are some of my favorite cloches:…



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Added by Spring Griffin on August 19, 2008 at 2:00pm — 6 Comments

Denver Grubstakes. Where?

OK. While we here at KNME get ready to cover the doings in Denver for the convention, it hit me. Where to eat in Denver?



It must have been heard because not 20 minutes later I'm listening to the Washington Post food editor in an interview on this very subject on POTUS ' 08 on XM. It was interesting to say the least.



I checked out her column on the same, and it sure sounds like there's some good food to be had there. She has me sold on The Market in LoDo, and Sushi Den...if… Continue

Added by Gene on August 19, 2008 at 1:52pm — 3 Comments

Morning Fix: Learning

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Added by Somegye on August 19, 2008 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

My Brush With Barack

I've Stair Mastered behind Greatness.



Yes, today while I was at the gym, The Man himself arrived unannounced for a little work-out before his rally at Rio Grande High School this afternoon. It was all very discreet, except for the 7 security guards and the apparently needy woman shouting that the machine next to her was "warmed up," trying to lure him over. It didn't work. Barack treadmilled while he read the Times, he lifted weights, he consulted with his "work-out buddy", who was… Continue

Added by Laura B on August 18, 2008 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

Goodbye Old Friend, RIP Martini Dog



I said goodbye to an old friend today. My dog. My first dog as an adult. Romeo Tyson D'Arco. He was a lover and a fighter. A lot like me. He was old and gained a little weight and turned a little gray... a lot like me. I'm gonna miss him.



I first met Romeo in a box behind Scalo (he was in the box, not me at that time). I could not resist him. I resided on a few acres in the… Continue

Added by Michael P. "Martini Mike" D'Arco on August 18, 2008 at 2:30pm — 26 Comments

My Summer Vacation in Sturgis

I have a few free minutes, so I might as well give you the low-down on my trip to Sturgis. This is going to be a quick and dirty recap, so read fast!



Did I have fun? Sure! There were a few times where I wondered what the big deal was, but it was fun.



Will BF and I go back? Sure! But not next year, maybe not even in 2010. I think we will go back at some point in the future. And this time, we'll go by ourselves. There was so much we wanted to do but didn't due… Continue

Added by Gemini Goddess on August 18, 2008 at 2:25pm — 2 Comments

more makeup than you can shake a stick at



although, I'm sure I could shake a stick at A LOT of makeup!



For those of us that are slaves to the makeup demon - the news is that a bunch of large retailers (Macy's, Bloomingdale's, Filene's, Lord & Taylor, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, and Saks Fifth Avenue) will begin a HUGE $175million dollar makeup GIVEAWAY as settlement for a… Continue

Added by RiRiSynCyr on August 18, 2008 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Front Porch Naturalist

From my backyard I can see several multi-story buildings downtown, including the new Anasazi condominiums. From my front porch, it is easy to forget they are there. It is not that I have the luxury of a front porch view that overlooks the Rio Grande bosque or the Sandia skyline - I’m in the middle of Barelas, looking out on a street… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on August 18, 2008 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

Getting away to Lincon New Mexico or things to see on NM 380

This past weekend my husband and I needed to get out of town, but did not want to go too far or be gone long, the perfect solution was to go forward into the past in Lincoln County. It is only about 2 1/2 hours from Albuquerque to the town of Lincoln, and all of the drive interesting. Most people here are familiar to some extent with the Lincoln county wars, and pretty much any on who are been an American for a few years has heard of Billy the Kid (hey did you see the exhibit at the Albuquerque… Continue

Added by Celine on August 18, 2008 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

Obama at Rio Grande High School

Barack Obama appears today at Rio Grande High School in one of THE most uniquely 'culturally rich', 'diverse' sections of ABQ, South Valley. You can take a narrative tour of that area in On The Bus.



Well we missed the gathering at the high school but got these shots of the OBAMINATOR's Airplane on the tarmac at Cutter Aircraft of… Continue

Added by Jeff Hartzer on August 18, 2008 at 11:30am — No Comments

Morning Fix: Paso por Aqui



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Added by Somegye on August 18, 2008 at 5:30am — 7 Comments

Sophia's on 'Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives'

I tried to go to Sophia's for breakfast on Wednesday and was both sad and happy to discover that they were closed for the day; sad that I couldn't get my breakfast sandwich with divine paprika potatoes and happy because they were closed to film a segment for Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives for the… Continue

Added by Spring Griffin on August 17, 2008 at 5:43pm — 12 Comments

Navajo Tea





A couple of weeks ago, Andy (one of my coworkers) gave me this wonderful gift. It is Greenthread Tea, Navajo Tea, Hopi Tea, or Indian tea depending on who you ask. Andy is Navajo and he says it is Navajo Tea and that is good enough for me.



His daughter picked it from a wild crop growing on the Navajo reservation. It is harvested by pinching off the stems from the main plant so it is not driven to extinction. It has to be cleaned up a bit to eliminate spider webs… Continue

Added by Scott Johnson on August 17, 2008 at 12:30pm — 11 Comments

new favorite coffee house?

So I am ashamed to say that I am woefully unfamiliar with the downtown area. As a matter of coincidence, my life in ABQ just hadn't led me to that neck of the woods... until recently. I suddenly find being introduced to all kinds of new places all over ABQ.



This mornings discovery was Java Joe's around 9th and park. I immediately fell in love with the place when I first went for nostalgic reasons. It reminded me of some of the coffee houses I used to lurk in during my college years.… Continue

Added by terraambient on August 17, 2008 at 12:29pm — 13 Comments

Dude is seriously unhinged

Seriously. State Senator Shannon Robinson has gone 'round the bend. And why is Attorney General Gary King propping up this poster boy for the Manny Aragon era?



I heard Robinson’s 35 minute senate floor “speech” Friday. Here's the story in the Albuquerque Journal, “Senator’s Tirade Targets Nonprofits.”



The harangue contained some real doozies - like how he lost his primary election in June… Continue

Added by Coco on August 17, 2008 at 12:00pm — 17 Comments

Silver Spur Gun Show

I'm just back from the gun show at the State Fair, ran by silverspurgunshows.com. You can definitely tell it's not California. One dealer was selling an AUG (for a low price of $2100). Not all differences play into my hands, however. In particular, I wanted to get a Kel-Tec SU-16CA, because I might need to retrn to California in the future and the fascist government there prohibits everything sensible. But since New Mexico's government is not as oppressive, AR-15 dominates the market above the… Continue

Added by Pete Zaitcev on August 16, 2008 at 5:47pm — 7 Comments

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