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New to blogging

I am new to this world. My main interest is in the area of real estate. I am an agent with Keller Williams Realty and have been in the industry for about 12 years now. I am a native New Mexican. Yesterday, the Albuquerque Journal Outlook had an article that said interest rates will probably be at 4.5% for a 30 year loan next week. Today interest rates are at 5.1%. I never thought I would see these rates. Also, the government is thinking about giving a $22,000 tax credit to homebuyers. This is… Continue

Added by Diana W. Lewis on December 5, 2008 at 8:04am — No Comments

Morning Fix: Courage to Change What's Wrong



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Added by Somegye on December 5, 2008 at 5:30am — 9 Comments

Preview of 12 x 12 at Harwood Art Center

Tomorrow night there is no shortage of stuff going on in Albuquerque's art world. It is the first Friday of December so most art organizations in Albuquerque are putting on their holiday best and celebrating the Artscrawl and the upcoming Christmas season with something special, it is the night of the year to hit the gallery circuit. I was lucky enough to be invited to the… Continue

Added by Spring Griffin on December 4, 2008 at 3:30pm — 4 Comments

Geneticaly Modified Green Chile....

Why mess with perfection?



The New Mexico State Legislature has approved funding

to develop genetically-modified chile.

Is there anything wrong with our chile now that it

requires modification? Isn't it wonderful just as it

is, delicious and nutritious and flavorful?



Genetically-modified seeds automatically become

the property of its creators.



Want to learn more?



Come on out to the UNM SUB Ballroom

on December 13th at… Continue

Added by Cyrus on December 4, 2008 at 1:16pm — No Comments

Landmarks invoking memories of an imagined past

For a city that recently celebrated its tricentennial, there have to be a whole lot more attractions than you'll find listed at places like Roadside America, though it's interesting to know that our state has a penchant for Muffler Men. Everybody knows about Chevy on a Stick, Frontier murals and whatnot, but what about the local neighborhood… Continue

Added by Brendan on December 4, 2008 at 1:00pm — 6 Comments

Thanks to the Artists!

I had to post another blog to thank all the amazing artists who have donated art for our silent auction show. Support your local economy and buy art from local, living artists! Not to mention, all profits from this auction are going to the Roadrunner Food Bank of NM who really need our help this year.



Many thanks to:



vashti b

.carolinecblaker.

Jean Casson O'Neill

Cristina Clarimon

Evie Giannotto

Dayna Griego

Kerri Green

Terri… Continue

Added by Chroma Studios on December 4, 2008 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Next show at The Wooden Cow Gallery and Art Space

This Friday, December 5, 2008 is the next First Friday show at The Wooden Cow Gallery and Art Space. The theme is "What's In the Box?" Here are details:



What's In the Box?

Arts & Crafts Show @ The Wooden Cow Gallery and Art Space

Friday, December 5th, 2008

5 - 9 pm




Celebrate all of winter's gift-giving holidays with our special arts & crafts show!



Get some shopping done, enjoy fun refreshments, and be dazzled by live entertainment… Continue

Added by Fenton Ayres on December 4, 2008 at 9:05am — 1 Comment

Morning Fix: Light

  • New job for Richardson.
  • Denish as governor could be the most interesting local politico of them all in '09.
  • New no. 2 needed.
  • Unfinished Downtown condos…
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Added by Somegye on December 4, 2008 at 5:30am — 3 Comments

Martini Mike's Albuquerque the Magazine BOC Party 2008 Report



Oh so tiiired. But, I'm gonna peck this here report out before I lay me down to sleep. As opposed to Mick Jagger's famous words... I got plenty of satisfaction tonight. If I overheard Santa Ana (pronouced Santana) Casino employees right, that was the biggest party in New Mexico. "Albuquerque the Magazine's Best of the City Party 2008". Congratulations… Continue

Added by Michael P. "Martini Mike" D'Arco on December 4, 2008 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

Ezra's Place-dinner at the bowling alley

The first I heard of Ezra's Place was a sign in the window of Sophia's Place on Fourth Street announcing that Dennis Apodaca (the man behind Sophia's) had opened a new restaurant at the Lucky 66 Bowl across the street. The next I heard of it was a review on Gil's Thrilling (And Filling) Blog.… Continue

Added by Spring Griffin on December 3, 2008 at 6:30pm — 10 Comments

Coming Up at Chroma Studios and Gallery!



We have several events happening here at Chroma Studios during December. We would love to see all our Duke City Fix friends for the holidays! We have extended our open hours to Tuesday-Saturday 12-6 pm. Shop local and buy from living artists!



1. In case you haven't yet heard, we are holding a silent auction to benefit the Roadrunner Food Bank for the

month of December. There are many artists participating and there will be… Continue

Added by Chroma Studios on December 3, 2008 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Mr. Hot Lix

Back in 1973 when I was 11 years old, I fell in love. It’s a love that has never waned. I was sitting in a movie theater here in Burque watching American Graffiti when love found me. No, it wasn’t a schoolgirl crush on… Continue

Added by Adelita on December 3, 2008 at 9:58am — 11 Comments

Morning Fix: Nation of Forgiveness

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Added by Somegye on December 3, 2008 at 5:30am — 5 Comments

Pressing Sushi-Related Tipping Question

Just curious if anyone can offer some enlightenment on appropriate sushi restaurant tipping? When out at sushi tonight we were trying to decide if we should tip the sushi chefs separately from the server? It hard to know if servers and sushi chefs share tips, especially when the chefs have a big ol' tip bucket on the top of the sushi bar.

Any thoughts on protocol? Any sushi chefs or servers out there that want to weigh in on this general or how it works at your restaurant?

Added by Alexis on December 2, 2008 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

Local Etsy of the Week: Metalmoco

This week's Albuquerque Etsy seller (the first in a while) does that thing that I love; posts beautifully photographed product photos. The lighting, the framing, the background-bless his heart for being attentive to these critical details. Metalmoco's gorgeous pieces make me wish that I wore a belt, here are some of my faves:…

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Added by Spring Griffin on December 2, 2008 at 5:00pm — 4 Comments

The New Recycling Program - Bin Modifications



It's a good start to the neighborhood recycling program here in Burque, but I couldn't have my property tattooed with that f n "Q". They keep forcing it on me and I had to make the modification. Spray paint or vinyl work great. There are also some bumper stickers on the website that would cover that thing up. (click here for bumper… Continue

Added by Soy de Burque on December 2, 2008 at 1:30pm — 14 Comments

Dying From Homelessness: The Vigil

NOB HILL--"I don't believe it," I said. Lisa LaBrecque didn't flinch. She said it again. "For the last couple of years, 50 to 60 people have died of homelessness each year. This includes those whose health problems were exacerbated by living on the streets as well as those who died while actually being homeless." I knew homelessness was a problem, but never dreamed that people were dying from it at the rate of one per… Continue

Added by Johnny_Mango on December 2, 2008 at 10:00am — 13 Comments

Morning Fix: Adjustments



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Added by Somegye on December 2, 2008 at 5:30am — 6 Comments

Shop & Stroll Sale at Self Serve!

The ENTIRE Store is 20% off this Thursday, December 4th for Shop and Stroll.
The store will be open 12 -10 pm

Don't miss out! Buy holiday gifts early. We'll also be selling discounted gift certificates through Dec. 25th. Pay less, give more.

See you Thursday!

Added by Self Serve on December 2, 2008 at 12:13am — No Comments

Hire These Guys

I don't think I've given Albuquerque enough credit for being home to some really smart advertising folks. But that all changed today. Driving down the street I noticed a van for Royal Plumbing. White van...purple lettering...so? Their tagline! "Where A Royal Flush Beats A Full House." How can you not hire these guys?

Added by Marci Blaze on December 1, 2008 at 8:10pm — 3 Comments

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