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Duke City Derby at the Convention Center

Hello all! Duke City Derby (Albuquerque's exclusive Roller Derby league) will be playing this Saturday, May 15th at the ABQ Convention Center Downtown!



Doors open at 4:45 and will feature an exhibition game by our Taos team, the Whiplashes as well as 3 Round Robin Games that introduce our Albuquerque home teams for the season: the DIA, Doomsdames and the Hobots! Also that night, our ABQ allstar team the nationally ranked Munecas Muertas will play Denver Roller Doll's Mile High Club… Continue

Added by Led Zyppin on April 22, 2010 at 10:09pm — 1 Comment

Morning Fix: Earth Day Edition

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Added by Alexis on April 22, 2010 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

Looking for jobs...

I'm a programmer/systems analyst, looking for job(s) and new ideas.

Added by Pat O. on April 21, 2010 at 6:03pm — No Comments

Lilac, Wisteria, and Other Smells







So the lilacs and wisteria opened this past week. In Fringecrest, anyway. You can see a couple drapey plumes of blue wisteria flowerspike, kinda blurry to the right and behind my younger daughter in the pic above. And allhecksyeah do they smell good! Mostly the lilacs. I mean, I guess wisteria has a nice scent, but it's a manscent, or something-- kind of brutish and olfactorily bold, a Cabernet to the lilac's… Continue

Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on April 21, 2010 at 9:30am — 4 Comments

Morning Fix: Size Matters

  • Albuquerque Tea Party Tax Day Protest organizers may have overestimated event attendance by as much as 9,000 people.
  • Nominate your favorite Albuquerque restaurant as a NM Department of Tourism culinary…
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Added by Alexis on April 21, 2010 at 6:00am — 23 Comments

Fuzz Bow Style

In summer of 1948 a man gathered some friends, a carpenter, and some blueprints. In the following months he erected a beautiful home in the SE Heights of Albuquerque. Years went by, deeds transferred, and finally in late 2006 my wife and I bought his house. It was in bad shape, but we had the time and energy to bring it back to life- and we did, one project after another, restoring its original charm while adding a few conveniences. This December the… Continue

Added by Brendan on April 20, 2010 at 9:57pm — 9 Comments

UNM Regents Ready to Ink Deal With Texas Dorm Builder

NOB HILL--Flying under the radar, a long-term contract concerning a major on-campus housing project is close to being signed. In roughly three weeks the University gets locked into a 65+ year land lease with American Campus Communities (ACC) of Austin, Texas. The first phase, 864 beds, is to be erected west of The Pit on UNM's South Campus. There are many questions about this project. Let's take a look.



Briefly, what are you talking…
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Added by Johnny_Mango on April 20, 2010 at 8:37am — 24 Comments

Morning Fix: Meow, Meow - Welcome Home - Meow, Meow

  • Charles the Cat is back home in the 505. Welcome home Charles!
  • One more reason to love Aerosmith. And all you Aerosmith haters out there can go buy a…
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Added by Alexis on April 20, 2010 at 6:00am — No Comments

Sin Agua

Sandwiched between this morning's stories of greed at Goldman Sachs and the impact of volcanic ash on European air travel, is a New York Times story about Pajarito Mesa just south of Albuquerque. This is a familiar story to Duke City denizens, but many people elsewhere assume those living "off the grid" do so as a matter of choice, not necessity. And they are often… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on April 19, 2010 at 9:30am — 8 Comments

Morning Fix: Albuquerque to Welcome 007 and Indiana Jones

  • "Cowboys and Aliens" is coming to NM complete with Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford. Mutton-chopped extras needed. (Dan Mayfield at the Albuquerque Journal wrote this story which you can access if you're a Journal subscriber).
  • The plague,…
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Added by Alexis on April 19, 2010 at 6:00am — No Comments

I'm...*shrug*

Because I have no cohesive narrative in mind...



One thing I hate: Making a sangwich and squeezing the mustard bottle to get an ejaculation of mustard water. That's just disgusting. Yeah, I was in a hurry and didn't shake well.



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Who loves tumbleweeds? I love tumbleweeds. On the drive home from work last week I was very nearly broadsided on Jefferson by a swarm of 'em surfing a great gust of wind across the roadway. The wind alone was cool (I may be alone in… Continue

Added by Rob Creighton Garrison on April 18, 2010 at 12:31pm — 10 Comments

The Sunday Poem: V.B. Price... Chaco Nights

Here is a preview of this morning's hottest ticket in town: The Church of Beethoven featuring Reich, J.S. Bach, and the poetry of V.B. Price. In good times and bad, Price has written about Albuquerque and New Mexico with courage, insight, and integrity. It is no surprise that Chaco Canyon calls to him again and again; his repect for our part of the world runs that… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on April 18, 2010 at 8:00am — 5 Comments

Self Serve is hiring an on-call Sex Educator!

We are looking for a flex time/on-call

Sales associate/Sex educator



Join our small, hardworking team of sex educators! You have the opportunity to help people feel better every day, and create a sex positive space unlike anything else in New Mexico.



Must be 18+, open minded, excited about sexuality education and enjoy retail customer service. This position is primarily for on-call and vacation coverage to be discussed. This is an irregular position that is best suited… Continue

Added by Self Serve on April 16, 2010 at 7:50pm — No Comments

It's OK to Say No! (and i'm not talking about drugs)





How 'bout a Mad Libs for a Humpday?



As the weather warms up, the influx of ___________________ really inundates the Duke City. If you just want to play the game and not be challenged to consider in depth a societal ill, etc. stop now and enter your word in the comments below. If you care not for reader participation, and are just here to burn minutes, carry on with your habitual… Continue

Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on April 14, 2010 at 9:30am — 4 Comments

Savor Albuquerque is Coming! June 4-13

Savor Albuquerque seems to be where it's at in terms of arts, culture and creativity this summer. This is looking pretty fantastic. The official site savorabq.com, launches next week.



Seems like Savor ABQ is a combination of original programming and the folding some existing events into one,… Continue

Added by Alexis on April 13, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Life with a 46 Inch TV

NOB HILL--It was not an easy decision--for replacing our old television would entail some remodeling as well as putting a major dent in our checking account. But when it came right down to it, I was alone one day and took my hammer to the space where our old TV lived, and that pretty much settled the remodeling question.



You see, our TV lived in a hole in the wall, a sort of closet actually, next to the front door. The former owner had… Continue

Added by Johnny_Mango on April 13, 2010 at 8:31am — 12 Comments

An Ecstatic Flux: The Poems of Lester Afflick

I lie down and writhe on the grass.

I invent myself again. Deeply.

--Lester Afflick, “Deeply”



This is a brutal country for poets, because poetry, like classical music, seems destined to be a marginal art form even after the spoken-word explosion. I’m reminded of the recent deaths of poets Ai, Lucille Clifton and Maisha Baton. A book of poems is launched into the world with maybe a ripple, but, more often than not, drops like a stone into the big cultural pond without a… Continue

Added by Richard Read Oyama on April 12, 2010 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

Desert Pulchritude

"How can you stand the desert?", my colleague back east asked me. "All of that brown dusty land - I could never live there!"



I stammered some answer about the subtle beauty of the desert that didn't suffice, but it was the best I could do at the time. Now that I've had some time to think about it, here's what I would have told her.



Deserts don't suit everyone. Low humidity, limited shade, and lack of water create a harsh… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on April 12, 2010 at 7:00pm — 14 Comments

Ghost Bike Descanso for David Anderson

This Ghost Bike Descanso will be placed for David Anderson by his family with the help of the Duke City Wheelmen Foundation April 13 at 5:00 pm. The ghost bike will be installed near the site of the crash that claimed David Anderson's life on March 22, 2010. All users of the multi-use path are invited to a public dedication for the descanso (memorial) at 6:00 pm April 13. Bring a plastic flower to place in flower pots that will be set up around the… Continue

Added by gleejb on April 12, 2010 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

Talk About a Swarm of Bees!

I received this email and was completely blown away by the pictures! This happened here in 'Burque near University and I-40. Photos were take by Vince Valdez from the Kenworth dealership.



One of the guys at work (Joe) is also Joe The Bee Guy. He got a call the other day at work. A truck driver turned on his air conditioner and it didn't work. He opened the back of his trailer and a huge cloud of bees flew out! Turns out they were living… Continue

Added by Adelita on April 11, 2010 at 10:04pm — 3 Comments

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