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The Unknown Famous Chair of Albuquerque

Somewhere in northeast Albuquerque, a seat cushion of rocking chair sits in a hot garage. Okay, there's nothing too exciting about that, but this isn't just any seat cushion, or why would I be writing about it? If you saw the chair that it once belonged to at the flea market, you'd probably pass it by--with its maroon naugahyde exterior, cat scratches and weird-colored wood. The springs on her weren't what they once were, but hey...she was an old girl. The bounce back factor was a little loose,… Continue

Added by La Fanciulla del West on July 19, 2008 at 4:34pm — 15 Comments

Crazy booze prices

Since I arrived to Albuquerque I tended to carp, but I mostly kept it in check. In fact, the weather was fabulous -- I'm just waiting for a perspective over a season to form. Still, one thing stands alone: prices of alcoholic beverages.

Everything is between 50 and 100% more expensive. Two-buck Chuck is three bucks, Asti jumped from $9 to $13, Moet is pushing forty!

What gives?

I think something is broken here. The obnoxious DWI reporting ads hint that it must be…

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Added by Pete Zaitcev on July 19, 2008 at 1:21pm — 1 Comment

Dedicated to Those Fine Feathered Friends Found in the City

One winter I threw out some black oil sunflower seeds on my patio. I don't even know why I had the seeds, but in an effort to reduce the extraneous stuff in my house, out they went. I thought I'd kill two birds with one stone, in that non-literal way: I'd feed some birds and while the birds were feeding, my brood of indoor cats would have some entertainment. The excitement of chasing leaves from inside the house just wasn't cutting it anymore for the poor, bored creatures.



Four years… Continue

Added by La Fanciulla del West on July 18, 2008 at 9:50pm — 4 Comments

Burque is Hot, Hot, Hot

And I don't mean that old Buster Poindexter song.



According to a story in the New Mexico Business Weekly, AAA Travel Agency Managers have dubbed Albuquerque and New Mexico as "hot spots" this Summer. Here's the… Continue

Added by Alexis on July 18, 2008 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

A New Museum Takes Flight!



Let me introduce you to the crew of Worldwide Aircraft Recovery. This is the team responsible for relocating eight external exhibits from the former National Atomic Museum location on Kirtland AirForce Base to the new site being built on the southest corner of Southern and Eubank. Exhibits being moved include the B-29, B-52, F-105, and A-7 airplanes along with the Bomark, Mace, Matador, and Snark cruise missiles. In addition, we plan to relocate… Continue

Added by RiRiSynCyr on July 18, 2008 at 2:02pm — 1 Comment

one day as a lion review

One Day as a Lion is the new side project from Zack De La Rocha, lead singer of Rage Against The Machine. He’s been a bit anti social in the years following the demise (and now recent return) of RATM, but he’s got a side project now with Jon Theodore (former Mars Volta). I’m quite impressed with the sound, being that it’s only two guys. Their Myspace page lists Zack on Keyboards and vocals, and Jon on Drums, but the sound is very much that of RATM, especially from the “Evil Empire” days. Heavy… Continue

Added by brian botkiller on July 18, 2008 at 1:54pm — No Comments

The Crying One

A friend of mine is taking a class at the U called Urban Legends. She asked me to recount an urban legend that I'd heard, and of course the most famous here in NM, in various forms is...



La Yarona, La Yorona, or more correctly La Llorona (the crying one)...



I first heard this story from my abuelita on my mom's side. Grandma on my dad's side was "gramma garcia" and on my mom's side, "gramma gramma".



In her broken english, gramma gramma terrified generations with… Continue

Added by Ron Da Bomb on July 18, 2008 at 12:26pm — 28 Comments

"Frank" needs to find a Home!!



A few days ago I was standing in front of The French Riviera bakery eating some bread and talking w/ a friend, all of a sudden I hear many car horns blasting, I look, tearing *ss down the middle of the southbound lane of 4th street is this chihuahua, in front of 10 or so backed-up motorists,so i step into northbound traffic, it was kind of crazy, made eye contact w/ the dog, some motion, went down to one knee and he came to me, i scooped him up,… Continue

Added by Joe S Sausage on July 18, 2008 at 6:31am — 38 Comments

Morning Fix: Nopeace



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Added by Somegye on July 18, 2008 at 5:30am — No Comments

Exploring the Rio Chama



The Rio Chama is designated as a Wild and Scenic River for very good reason. It is without question one of the most beautiful regions in New Mexico. BLM Site. I went with my buddy Keith and below is 'our story'.



We left on a Saturday with the idea of rafting on Sun & Mon. The quick way up would have been to go through

Santa Fe and Espanola, but… Continue

Added by SNM on July 17, 2008 at 11:00pm — 12 Comments

OFF Center Community Art Studio

There is a community art center a block from my house which has nearly everything an artist could hope for---for free! Whether you wish you had your own studio space yet can't afford it, or if you need someplace to donate/recycle all the weird crap in your garage, this is one of Albuquerque's great art treasures.



When we moved we left my own art work and our art collection in Atlanta, so our walls… Continue

Added by Kelly Vickers on July 17, 2008 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

filmfilmfilm

Over this past weekend I had the pleasure of acting for Spork Films again, for the 48 hour film project. It went quite well, I got to play a role I had some fun with - being a sleazy guy. If you want to check out the film, you can do so here:





Enjoy.



Now some reviews:



Hellboy II



Visually amazing, this is what Hellboy I should have been - like a comic book on steroids. Guillemo Del Toro obviously cares about this project… Continue

Added by brian botkiller on July 17, 2008 at 4:00pm — 12 Comments

View from my Front Door

In a six week project on the street directly out our front door new water and sewage lines are going in. The trough a dozen feet from our stoop is so deep all I can see now is a bobbing construction hat and the occasional shovel full of dirt flung into the air.

That's our cute Casita, second door on the right near downtown ABQ. Other than the noise, the occasional water reductions are getting old… Continue

Added by Kelly Vickers on July 17, 2008 at 12:00pm — 10 Comments

Happy Hour!!





Last night was the Happy Hour for web geeks.

Even though I've taken somewhat of a leave of absence from the web geek world, it's still fun to meet up and chat with others that understand exactly what I'm saying when I start speaking "geek".



I even took my camera...





Met some wonderful people...





Caught up… Continue

Added by Angela on July 17, 2008 at 8:30am — 8 Comments

Morning Fix: Rarrrrrrrrrgh



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Added by Somegye on July 17, 2008 at 5:30am — 4 Comments

Mari

One evening, suffering from a bout of unemployment blues, I climb the stairs to my favorite rooftop bar. I sidle up to the bar, say "hey" to Nick, the bartender, and order a cold Dos Equis draft.



"Dos Equis," says a deep, raspy voice to my left. "Good choice."



I turn my head sideways, ready to sling sarcastic vitriol at the person so arrogant to interrupt my melancholy, and my eyes meet the piercing gaze of two deep, blue eyes, peering through me.



"I used to… Continue

Added by freekbuoy on July 17, 2008 at 3:09am — 11 Comments

Success!









Success



Today I was rewarded for my persistence in search for a job! I am now employed in a temporary position at the University of New Mexico, (UNM). I know that something was close;… Continue

Added by Anthony R. Lovato on July 16, 2008 at 8:00pm — 4 Comments

Downtown 'O2 area gets Fiber to the Home (FTTH)

Just a short note that the company I'm a partner in is now providing FTTH (Fiber to the Home) in the O2 area of Albuquerque. The Old ABQ HS Gym Lofts and Bel Vedere are the first places to be "lit up".Each site/building complex will be connected to our existing Open Access Metro 10GigE downtown ring We will then install an active GigE fiber link to each loft/townhome. From that the user will receive a 100Mb/s connection to the Internet, phone service, and soon IPTV services. Users can get more… Continue

Added by CityLink Telecommunications on July 16, 2008 at 2:52pm — No Comments

Cynicism, or, "what the f#$% is wrong with everybody?!"

"Cynicism" is defined as an expression of a cynical quality. "Cynical" is defined as "based on or reflecting a belief that human conduct is motivated primarily by self-interest." A "cynic," therefore, is defined as one who harbors such belief. Interestingly, the term also refers to the Greek philosophy that… Continue

Added by freekbuoy on July 16, 2008 at 2:27pm — 6 Comments

Where in 'Burque is Adelita?

I want to have some fun with my fellow DCFers. I've decided to borrow a theme from Matt Lauer of the Today Show, - Where in the World is Matt Lauer? As the first in a series of posts, I ask - "Where in 'Burque is…

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Added by Adelita on July 16, 2008 at 8:00am — 64 Comments

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