a.k.a. Paula Manning-Lewis, she is one of DCF's very own local artists who sell on Etsy. My favorite part of Paula's Etsy profile is her description of her life here in Albuquerque. She has written a wonderful passage about how her work relates to peace on earth enduring for future generations but the part of my brain that is… Continue
You just can’t look out of your corner window without hearing the sounds of nature or trains or music. There is a new album and song out by my favorite Southern via L.A. band, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. He has re-formed (for a time) his original band from Gainesville, Florida, called MUDCRUTCH. Track two is a powerful song called Scare Easy. I find my little “inner rocker voice” singing it over and over. Scare Easy may be one of the best… Continue
Added by Jeff Hartzer on May 19, 2008 at 5:00pm —
Mark Olson will be on his way to Europe soon, and I hope he holds on to the appreciation of the small crowd at the Cooperage last night until he gets there. He arrived here on tour after traveling through the deep south, and was most appreciative to be back in our dry climate (for personal hygiene reasons, among others). Boris McCuthcheon was scheduled to open for Mark, but he didn’t make it down from Santa Fe.
Touring in support of his latest release “Salvation Blues,” Mark opened… Continue
Added by Rocky on May 19, 2008 at 4:46pm —
There are days when I think I need to get a real job...maybe at a newspaper where I could do real stuff like writing articles for big money or maybe some down to earth technical stuff like, WIPING...This is a real advertisement from a real Newspaper right here in Albuquerque...It may or may not be the Albuquerque… Continue
Campaigning for Congress has taken me all across Albuquerque and the rest of New Mexico’s First District. I’ve met some great, some interesting and some eccentric people along the way. And, I’ve gained an even deeper appreciation for the place that we all call home.
After some thought, I’ve put together a list of my ten favorite things about Albuquerque – and, I’d love to get your thoughts in the comments. So, without further ado (Hat Tip to Kelly for the correction!)…
The History - About five years ago, when the then-boyfriend (now-fiance) and I started dating, he spoke about his love for motorcycles and how he had been riding for years. Mind you, at that point I was a very sheltered woman who never dared to get onto a bike but had a strong lust for the 'biker image'. It seemed like a dangerous lifestyle and in my head when I thought of bikers I thought of macho men on these big bikes that vibrated between their legs. To me, the image is seductive so… Continue
Last week, I started receiving very lengthy emails from someone named Bob Ames. I have no idea who he is or how he got my email addy. The letters are in English and Dutch. I have tried to research this fellow, but I am not making a lot of progress. Does anyone know who he is? Are others getting emails from him?
Added by ABQSkippy on May 18, 2008 at 12:20pm —
At about 10pm last night, I received this email from a friend who apparently has an unaccompanied grandma at his house. How that happens, I have no idea but she needs a ride to the Sunport this morning and we've volunteered for chauffeur duty.
Here are the instructions I received from her Albuquerque grandson:
First off, thank you thank you thank you.
Second, here are the details:
1) Her name is Lucy 2) She does not have a key to the…
AOWWWWW! I have my first house sitting job of the summer THIS WEEKEND! A last-minute Denver decision means that I'm going to be house sitting from 17May08 to 22May08 (at least) in one of the most fabulous homes I have ever had the privilege to set foot onto. I used to work for the company that this family owns and they're good people all around and treat their employees as best as they can. But I just learned that their dog Zeb died =;( Oh no! That dog was the COOLEST! He could pull you out of… Continue
Our Albuquerque airport has increased security measures to the point where nail-clippers and toothpaste are not allowed in carry on bags, but are we really safer?
On my last flight departing the Sun-port, I could not help but notice all the new security procedures. Waiting in line to receive my boarding pass, an airline employee informed me that I would not be allowed to carry any outside water bottles into the gate area. I reluctantly disposed of my half full bottle of water, ticket in… Continue
The best thing about being involved with Duke City Fix is that I have met some of the wild and crazy people that inhabit these cyberspace pages. I’ve met many of these folks through the organization of the Porque Burque Art and Craft Show.
I had the pleasure of meeting Ms. RiRiSynCyr when I found… Continue
Well, sort of. They are still holding classes for those who either failed classes this last semester and need to bring up our grade point average in order to maintain scholarships or college requirements OR also for those of us who would like to get ahead. As for me, I'm taking a little time to myself to do what I want to do the way I want to do it. I was going to take classes and then I asked myself, "Why would I pay nearly a grand for two classes when I could pay a grand next semester for… Continue