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Removing your address from those "Redplum" wastes of paper (mailers)

RedPlum is the face-name of a company called Valassis, they are responsible for those grocery store circulars that you do not read and what keeps those businesses from advertising in newspapers with content. To get your address off their list you have three choices:

by mail

online

or by calling 1-888-241-6760 of course they want you to call, perhaps they sell the phone… Continue

Added by Celine on July 2, 2008 at 10:15am — 2 Comments

From Point A to B

I have been riding to work the past couple of days. With each ride I learn something new. It's amazing.



But I think I am jinxing myself by assuming I am jinxing myself - if that makes any sense. My ride yesterday morning was great. I had no problems and I was excited about my progress. But going home, I stalled twice as I was coming to an intersection (no biggie, the lights were red so I just started the bike back up!).



This morning, my ride wasn't as fluid. I downshifted… Continue

Added by Gemini Goddess on July 2, 2008 at 9:00am — No Comments

The Santa Fe Wine Festival

This weekend my husband and I will be heading up to El Rancho de Las Golondrinas "The Ranch of the Swallows" for the Santa Fe Wine Festival this is our favorite wine festival I think it must be the posh location, because there is a decided lack of people seeing how drunk they can get on their entrance fee. In fact we find this event to have just the right number… Continue

Added by Celine on July 2, 2008 at 8:54am — No Comments

Morning Fix: Webs Woven



  • Sawmill Trust loaned $225K for land cleanup. Former particle-board plant to be cleaned for affordable housing.
  • KOB's photographer cleared of charges of getting in the way of a charging cop.
  • Speaking of KOB, they have a story about a mountain…
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Added by Somegye on July 2, 2008 at 5:30am — No Comments

Albuquerque Turkey

There's a new national tv advertisement making the rounds for a sandwich entitled, the Albuquerque Turkey sandwich. Has our town made the big time along with vehicles like the Hyundai Santa Fe or the Toyata Tacoma?



Check out the Albuquerque Turkey at Geoff’s Superlative Sandwiches in Providence,Rhode Island...Or at…

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Added by Jeff Hartzer on July 2, 2008 at 4:00am — 16 Comments

How to Choose a School in Albuquerque

Over at the Albuquerque Livejournal community, there is an interesting thread on how to pick a school, and what determines good schools. The conversation has not quite degenerated into private vs charter vs public. Okay, that's a total lie, but I still think it's worth a look. And input, from any fixers on lj.

Added by the boy on July 1, 2008 at 10:00pm — 9 Comments

I'm no link spammer

I see my announcement post has been removed...fine.

I just want to say that I am no link spammer, my previous post about the Times Square Deli website was a legitimate ask for advice.

I am genuinely frustrated by Google's refusal to acknowledge these two sites. It is completely impossible to find the Times Square site on Google, because they haven't indexed it at all.

Added by Joby Elliott on July 1, 2008 at 9:33pm — No Comments

On fickling Google and sandwiches

I recently got hired to design a website for the Times Square Deli Mart, right next to the Ho-Ho's across from campus, the corner of Yale and Central.



For anyone who hasn't eaten there, I can't recommend it enough. The people are great, and the food is better.



A few summers ago I went to New York for a while, and I can honestly say that between that trip and the opening of Times Square I was in some sort of weird sandwich… Continue

Added by Joby Elliott on July 1, 2008 at 7:53pm — 3 Comments

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Happy Hour at the Launchpad this evening... at last!

5-8pm ... I'm going to try and make it out to support all my friends over at the 'Pad and you should too!

Added by andrea on July 1, 2008 at 11:30am — 9 Comments

Local Etsy Seller of the Week-ZeePaperQueen

Albuquerque has no shortage of talented cut paper artists. From Elzbieta Kaleta's Polish pieces, to Cay Garcia's New Mexican bent, to Mary Sundstrom's Japanese influenced style, we have a freakin' abundance of the genre. Add to that list… Continue

Added by Spring Griffin on July 1, 2008 at 11:01am — No Comments

Wooden Cow Artist showing at Matrix Fine Art



The Matrix Fine Art is hosting a photography opening on Saturday, July 5 and founding Wooden Cow member and fellow Fixer, Raine Klover will have one of her favorite images included in it! Raine has only started focusing on photography since 2007 and inclusion in this show is very… Continue

Added by The Wooden Cow Gallery on July 1, 2008 at 9:45am — 10 Comments

RIP Old Cottonwood



We knew it was coming but after 8 years of keeping our fingers crossed, a major limb of our backyard cottonwood tree started to fail this weekend and was resting on the electric line. We had hoped to get one last summer out of this crazy upside-down octopus of a tree, hacked carelessly over the years by the PNM folks to keep it out of the electric lines above. The result was a lopsided hazard that has been slowly dying for the last several… Continue

Added by Snak on July 1, 2008 at 9:22am — 13 Comments

New Mexico is Southwest Airlines' featured destination again

Over at Southwest they're advertising Albuquerque and El Paso air fares starting at $69 one-way to/from select cities. If you have a summer trip you've been meaning to take, Southwest has locked in its gas prices so it isn't yet charging the… Continue

Added by Spring Griffin on July 1, 2008 at 8:14am — 8 Comments

Morning Fix: Wider Middle

Morning Fix: Wider Middle

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Added by Somegye on July 1, 2008 at 5:30am — No Comments

Thursday night outdoor movies at the Factory!

THE FACTORY ON 5 PRESENTS



SUMMER MOVIE NIGHTS

Bring your friends and join us for a fun Thursday Night at the Outdoor Movies. Bring a chair and cooler and enjoy a movie under the stars. Your donation will help us make some necessary improvements to the building and get the art shows going again. Hope to see you here!!





Movie Starts at 8:45 pm Every Thursday

BYO cooler + Lawn Chair

Location: 1719 5th Street NW… Continue

Added by Factory on 5th Art Space on June 30, 2008 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Julie Maren at ArtHaus66 Gallery





ArtHaus66 is pleased to bring to New Mexico the stunning paintings of Julie Maren. Julie Maren is a Colorado artist who has worked and lived in the Denver area for many years. She recently made the leap to New York in search of new artistic horizons. Her work has been shown in Colorado, Arizona and now in New Mexico for the very first time. She is a painter and a sculptor, as well as an accomplished illustrator of children’s… Continue

Added by Craig Alinder on June 30, 2008 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Summer Reading

t.c.boyle
SUMMER READING: Finally wrapping around the tale end of a huge collection of short stories by T.C.Boyle. It has been a fun journey to read this phone book sized collection (700 pages or so) of remarkably fresh…
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Added by Jeff Hartzer on June 30, 2008 at 6:23pm — No Comments

Carnage of Signage

Much has been made of the recent political campaign sign chaos. Combined with the usual We Buy Homes, I Fix Brakes and we are having a Yard Sale , this was the perfect storm (will this expression never end?) of signage carnage. Not to mention the raging inferno of the court battles lending us these instant classic headlines: 10 Signs 10 Trips to Court, City Zoning Inspector's Car Windows Smashed . The horror.



Before the next swathing of… Continue

Added by Jeff Hartzer on June 30, 2008 at 5:30pm — 7 Comments

Apricot overload in the 'hood

Picking Apricots



It's apricot season in Albuquerque. Whether it's you, your neighbor, or your friend, chances are there's an apricot tree in your life laden with overripe fruit this week. Now.



I've tried (and failed) at plenty of canning endeavors. This is the best apricot preserves recipe I've… Continue

Added by chantal on June 30, 2008 at 10:00am — 17 Comments

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