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 www.VegasHappyHours.com, 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
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!
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.
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 —
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 —
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
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
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
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
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
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
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