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4th of July on Rooftops

Like a classic New Mexican, I too love to go up on the rooftop to watch the fourth of July fireworks. I guess that I think I'll avoid the crowds, the noise, the traffic. But it will be cooler up there, hopefully with just a bit of breeze. I go up just before sunset; it seems like the sun takes forever to set in summer. I look around and remember I'm supposed to put more tar around the skylights, that maintenance I told myself I'd do last winter. I remember to take a cold beer (near frozen with… Continue

Added by Joel Deluxe on July 3, 2008 at 4:30pm — No Comments

So who SHOULD run for Mayor?

Yesterday, there was a pretty lively discussion about Mayor Marty, and it became pretty clear, pretty fast that he's not a "fan favorite" among Fixers. (Read the whole thing -- it's very informative, and shows why DCF is such a great site).

So let's ask the question - who do you think should be the next Mayor of Albuquerque? If you can't think of a name, think of a profile -- what… Continue

Added by Oliver on July 3, 2008 at 8:36am — 1 Comment

Morning Fix: Explosive


Added by Somegye on July 3, 2008 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

East mountains to ABQ - by bus!

New Mexico DOT has been running various Park & Ride services for some time. But now a second route between Albuquerque and the east mountains makes it even easier to leave the car at home.

I've been riding off and on for the past month and have noticed little oddities all along the way - like the Tijeras municipal buildings, the LaFarge gravel lots, and little paved driveways that seem to go… Continue

Added by Brian on July 2, 2008 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

SpareTires - A New Source of Biofuel?

OK - how many of you saw this coming?

From the San Francisco Chronicle:

"Miami's Jackson Memorial Hospital reportedly has signed a deal to supply

Norwegian entrepreneur Lauri Venoy with 3,000 gallons-per-week of

liposuction leftovers harvested by its clinics. This bio-fat could produce

2,600 gallons of biodiesel, sufficient to fuel a Hummer for a year."…


Added by Neonnoodle on July 2, 2008 at 2:30pm — 4 Comments

the bassoon is a part of your everyday life

Growing up, I always knew we lived life differently. My friends had dads in their homes, I had mine on the weekends. Other families had Volvos, we had a beat up late 70’s VW bus that couldn’t hit 55 if it tried. Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, there was definitely a lot of culture and different colors on the block. But, none had as many different colors in the same household as we did. My siblings and I have a 30 year age range, a few… Continue

Added by RiRiSynCyr on July 2, 2008 at 10:30am — 5 Comments

Removing your address from those "Redplum" wastes of paper (mailers)

RedPlum is the face-name of a company called Valassis, they are responsible for those grocery store circulars that you do not read and what keeps those businesses from advertising in newspapers with content. To get your address off their list you have three choices:

by mail


or by calling 1-888-241-6760 of course they want you to call, perhaps they sell the phone… Continue

Added by Celine on July 2, 2008 at 10:15am — 2 Comments

From Point A to B

I have been riding to work the past couple of days. With each ride I learn something new. It's amazing.

But I think I am jinxing myself by assuming I am jinxing myself - if that makes any sense. My ride yesterday morning was great. I had no problems and I was excited about my progress. But going home, I stalled twice as I was coming to an intersection (no biggie, the lights were red so I just started the bike back up!).

This morning, my ride wasn't as fluid. I downshifted… Continue

Added by Gemini Goddess on July 2, 2008 at 9:00am — No Comments

The Santa Fe Wine Festival

This weekend my husband and I will be heading up to El Rancho de Las Golondrinas "The Ranch of the Swallows" for the Santa Fe Wine Festival this is our favorite wine festival I think it must be the posh location, because there is a decided lack of people seeing how drunk they can get on their entrance fee. In fact we find this event to have just the right number… Continue

Added by Celine on July 2, 2008 at 8:54am — No Comments

Morning Fix: Webs Woven

  • Sawmill Trust loaned $225K for land cleanup. Former particle-board plant to be cleaned for affordable housing.
  • KOB's photographer cleared of charges of getting in the way of a charging cop.
  • Speaking of KOB, they have a story about a mountain…

Added by Somegye on July 2, 2008 at 5:30am — No Comments

Albuquerque Turkey

There's a new national tv advertisement making the rounds for a sandwich entitled, the Albuquerque Turkey sandwich. Has our town made the big time along with vehicles like the Hyundai Santa Fe or the Toyata Tacoma?

Check out the Albuquerque Turkey at Geoff’s Superlative Sandwiches in Providence,Rhode Island...Or at…


Added by Jeff Hartzer on July 2, 2008 at 4:00am — 16 Comments

How to Choose a School in Albuquerque

Over at the Albuquerque Livejournal community, there is an interesting thread on how to pick a school, and what determines good schools. The conversation has not quite degenerated into private vs charter vs public. Okay, that's a total lie, but I still think it's worth a look. And input, from any fixers on lj.

Added by the boy on July 1, 2008 at 10:00pm — 9 Comments

I'm no link spammer

I see my announcement post has been removed...fine.

I just want to say that I am no link spammer, my previous post about the Times Square Deli website was a legitimate ask for advice.

I am genuinely frustrated by Google's refusal to acknowledge these two sites. It is completely impossible to find the Times Square site on Google, because they haven't indexed it at all.

Added by Joby Elliott on July 1, 2008 at 9:33pm — No Comments

On fickling Google and sandwiches

I recently got hired to design a website for the Times Square Deli Mart, right next to the Ho-Ho's across from campus, the corner of Yale and Central.

For anyone who hasn't eaten there, I can't recommend it enough. The people are great, and the food is better.

A few summers ago I went to New York for a while, and I can honestly say that between that trip and the opening of Times Square I was in some sort of weird sandwich… Continue

Added by Joby Elliott on July 1, 2008 at 7:53pm — 3 Comments

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Happy Hour at the Launchpad this evening... at last!

5-8pm ... I'm going to try and make it out to support all my friends over at the 'Pad and you should too!

Added by andrea on July 1, 2008 at 11:30am — 9 Comments

Local Etsy Seller of the Week-ZeePaperQueen

Albuquerque has no shortage of talented cut paper artists. From Elzbieta Kaleta's Polish pieces, to Cay Garcia's New Mexican bent, to Mary Sundstrom's Japanese influenced style, we have a freakin' abundance of the genre. Add to that list… Continue

Added by Spring Griffin on July 1, 2008 at 11:01am — No Comments

Wooden Cow Artist showing at Matrix Fine Art

The Matrix Fine Art is hosting a photography opening on Saturday, July 5 and founding Wooden Cow member and fellow Fixer, Raine Klover will have one of her favorite images included in it! Raine has only started focusing on photography since 2007 and inclusion in this show is very… Continue

Added by The Wooden Cow Gallery on July 1, 2008 at 9:45am — 10 Comments

RIP Old Cottonwood

We knew it was coming but after 8 years of keeping our fingers crossed, a major limb of our backyard cottonwood tree started to fail this weekend and was resting on the electric line. We had hoped to get one last summer out of this crazy upside-down octopus of a tree, hacked carelessly over the years by the PNM folks to keep it out of the electric lines above. The result was a lopsided hazard that has been slowly dying for the last several… Continue

Added by Snak on July 1, 2008 at 9:22am — 13 Comments

New Mexico is Southwest Airlines' featured destination again

Over at Southwest they're advertising Albuquerque and El Paso air fares starting at $69 one-way to/from select cities. If you have a summer trip you've been meaning to take, Southwest has locked in its gas prices so it isn't yet charging the… Continue

Added by Spring Griffin on July 1, 2008 at 8:14am — 8 Comments

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