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Recovery Cat 8.21.2010

"Panhandler" is said to derive from the Spanish "pan", meaning both bread and money (just as the American slang "bread" does today). But though it is supposed to have been first recorded in 1890, the earliest quotation I am able to find for it is in the humorist George Ade's 'Doc Horne'(1899): " He had 'sized' the hustler for a 'panhandler' from the very start". Robert Hendrickson,… Continue

Added by J. Paul Lanier on August 21, 2010 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

Bone Up On Your Peacework with Artist Becky Holtzman

There are 206 bones in the adult human body--wanna make one of them? Pelvis, tibia, femur, cranium--take your pick. For a mere $5 donation, you can attend bone-making workshop led by Becky Holtzman this Sunday August 22nd from 2-4 pm at 119 Gold SW. While engaged in a conversation with the artist about creative process, you will create a "bone"--symbolic wonder of anatomy. And then, anything you make will end up in an mammoth scale art installation on… Continue

Added by lisa gill on August 20, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

Morning Fix: Noisemakers and Other Such Insundries

  • Remember Rebel Radio?
  • "It kinda actually scared me a little when she took everything I had and didn’t go out."
  • Welcome back…
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Added by lisa gill on August 20, 2010 at 6:30am — No Comments

Adventures in ABQ Dining, Episode 1: "How Much 'Benefit of the Doubt' Must You Give a Newly Opened ABQ Restaurant?"

In recent months, we've watched with interest as a well-regarded ABQ restaurant remodeled a building not far from our home for its new location. Sometime in the last few weeks, a banner went up announcing this joint was now open for breakfast and, on a whim, we stopped in this morning.



The place is as brightly painted inside as it is outside. Black and white tiling and overstuffed booths. Retro faux-relics dot the brightly painted walls (a look quite familiar to any ABQer able to… Continue

Added by StinkyLulu on August 19, 2010 at 12:30pm — 13 Comments

Things I've Seen Lately, But Don't Have Pictures to Prove



I always like to litter my posts with some nice photos. Last week, I was thinking about what to write for this week's entry. I thought, ah-ha!, I should just toss my camera into my purse and take pictures of interesting things as I go along. Then I'll write it up. So naturally I forgot to put my camera in my purse. And then I forgot some more. And I saw all sorts of interesting things, but don't have pictures to prove them. I'll just have to… Continue

Added by Edith Grove on August 19, 2010 at 9:00am — 8 Comments

Morning Fix: You Can Ring My Bell...



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Added by Adelita on August 19, 2010 at 7:30am — 3 Comments

On Not Being A Stand-Up Gal

Look Ma, no legs!


August 4, 2010: Reflections on being tragically un-hip (original post)

Nine days ago I had arthroscopic surgery on my right hip. The doc who read my MRI diagnosed a torn labrum, but it wasn't quite torn, just worn very, very thin in places by my years as a professional modern and aerial dancer and leading to dysplasia and… Continue

Added by Debra Landau on August 18, 2010 at 4:00pm — 8 Comments

March of the Kidlets









Well, I never thought i'd be staring at an August 18th school year start date, but here we are. My older daughter starts 1st grade today. There, I said it. I'm actually able to aid (hinder?) her experience with (fairly) accurate remembrances of MY OWN first grade year, at Westlands Elementary in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, in 1977.



Last year was different. Anneliese was entering Kindergarten,… Continue

Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on August 18, 2010 at 9:30am — 13 Comments

Where are the "Support the Troops" magnets when we need them?





"Albuquerque, NM (MMD Newswire) August 10, 2010 -- 37 mentally disabled, formerly homeless veterans are in danger of being turned out into the streets again. Highpointe Solutions, a charity located in Albuquerque, NM has been providing permanent housing for mentally disabled, formerly homeless veterans for the last 5 years. The charity is behind on mortgage payments and the bank intends to… Continue

Added by Richard V on August 18, 2010 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Morning Fix: The Big One

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Added by lisa gill on August 18, 2010 at 6:30am — 6 Comments

Five Under-Rated Pastimes

NOB HILL--Wanting something a little different? Something un-famous...un-hyped...and un-hip? Try these forgotten pleasures, seemingly over-looked and mostly forgotten in these days and nights of pixelated entanglements. Here are 5 of the best Albuquerque not-so-popular pastimes...under-rated because done once they tend to be forgotten. Or worse yet, never done and never really thought about.



Jemez Mountains… Continue

Added by Johnny_Mango on August 17, 2010 at 9:00am — 9 Comments

Morning Fix: Take Their Money, Drink Their Wine, and Vote

  • Take their money, drink their wine, and vote.
  • Eviction #1
  • Firefighters-Gone-Wild in Cincinnatti take note of…
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Added by lisa gill on August 17, 2010 at 6:30am — 4 Comments

Richard Thompson at the ABQ Museum- Fabbity, fab, fab

Thanks to DCF and AMP concerts for this lovely evening. I will admit that my initial reason for wanting to go was because of Mr. Mombat. He has been teaching himself guitar for several years and I have gotten to hear increasingly better versions "52 Vincent Black Lighting".



I had not been to anything at the Museum since the amphitheater was re-modled. It is a wonderful venue. We got there just as… Continue

Added by mombat on August 16, 2010 at 10:30pm — 5 Comments

Leaving on Friday!

I'm very excited to be flying out on Friday - from Albuquerque to Los Angeles for the weekend, and then on Sunday night at midnight catching a plane on Air China - to Bejing and then Harbin.



I'll be in China for 3 1/2 weeks- to study Traditional Chinese Medicine (acupuncture and herbs) at a 16 story hospital, with a group from Southwest Acupuncture College.



And the trip includes a tour of an herb farm, as well as 3 days sight-seeing in Bejing, and visiting the Great Wall… Continue

Added by Karla Linden, NMT, LMT on August 16, 2010 at 1:15pm — No Comments

On Being A Straight Ally and a Po-Mo Mom

I’m officially a “has been”. Not in the sense that my life is over, or that there is nothing left to do, but in the sense that some big issues that permeated my consciousness as a young adult have been transformed - so much so that my kids see me as a doddering old parent.



I’ve been thinking a lot these days about how times have changed. This is what happens when you… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on August 16, 2010 at 10:30am — 13 Comments

What About Bank of Albuquerque?

Wells Fargo Bank recently took a major slap in the face when a court ruled against them in a class action lawsuit, ordering the bank to reimburse their customers for millions of dollars generated by the very shady practice of customizing the order in which they received debits to the customers' checking accounts. By processing debits for the largest amounts first, instead of the order in which they were received, the bank was able to increase the number of over-draft fees substantially. All the… Continue

Added by Richard V on August 16, 2010 at 10:12am — 9 Comments

Eat Pray Love

I went downtown last night, ate vegetarian sushi at Sushi King, and saw "Eat Pray Love" at the theater there.

Now I want to read the book, mostly to re-visit some of the gorgeous quotes, dialogue that the characters shared with us in the audience.

Although the scenery and beauty of the locations made this a movie that was glorious on the big screen, this one's a "keeper" and I'll add it to my DVD library.

Added by Karla Linden, NMT, LMT on August 16, 2010 at 8:33am — 1 Comment

Morning Fix: Put On Ye Old Thinking Cap

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Added by lisa gill on August 16, 2010 at 6:30am — 4 Comments

Stamina Shmamina

I don’t know about ya’ll but for me, eating too much and too late in the evening leads to odd dreams. Last night’s offering found me enjoying an Emmy prize with Jon Hamm (he plays Don Draper in Mad Men). Too bad the prize was two seats at the Olympic Games where we watched a yak-driving competition, and there was only one team and one yak. I was disappointed, naturally, and Mr. Hamm was livid. Where does this stuff come from?



Our travel date is fast approaching and the missus… Continue

Added by Rob Creighton Garrison on August 15, 2010 at 10:33am — 5 Comments

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