Albuquerqueños love their royalty, there is no doubt about it. The city was named for the 8th Duke De Alburquerque of Spain.
In 1660, he financed an expedition up the Rio Grande in search of the 19 lost cities of brass (the seven cities of gold, nine cities of silver, and thirteen cities of copper having turned out to be total busts.) As the legend goes, the expedition was seeming fruitless when, one day, coming up a draw in La Cañada, the… Continue
Added by Dick Chingadero on January 21, 2009 at 9:30pm —
Earlier this morning I watched the clip of the Obama song .... which of course got stuck in my head at that time ... then while having my hairs cut, another song started planting itself in there .. "put a ring on it" .. I forgot the artists name, anyway ..... now I need to get that silly song out of my head ........ ahahahhaha
Added by David M on January 21, 2009 at 7:16pm —
Added by Stephen Smith on January 21, 2009 at 3:00pm —
Added by Somegye on January 21, 2009 at 5:30am —
Oh I love this time of year. That's because it's Revolutions time. I'm talking about the Revolutions International Theater Festival
, now in its 9th year. I'm always amazed that more people don't know about it because it really brings some of the best theater of the year to town.
, Albuquerque's own, travels the world with its own… Continue
Added by Megan on January 20, 2009 at 10:00pm —
Today is the start of new term. Fun.
One thing about UNM that shocked me was how the university makes professors to make sure that an average grade in the section is B-. Ostensibly it is done to fight supposed "grade inflation". In the Fall 2008 the enforcement was especially strict because of certification being done.
This has curious consequences. Firstly, the percentage breakdown in your syllabus has far less meaning than you think. In a normal university, if you collect… Continue
Added by Pete Zaitcev on January 20, 2009 at 12:15pm —
Today, on the day of the inauguration, I watch and listen. I watch millions pour into DC to be part of a common history, an evolving history that once again shows hope and the ability to change. I listen to stories of immigrants from Europe, Russia, Africa, Central America express their desire to be an American, to be part of an American Dream, a dream they did not and could not have during the last 8 years. It shows the true meaning of this election. It is not about one man or even one… Continue
Added by Crista on January 20, 2009 at 10:44am —
Added by Somegye on January 20, 2009 at 4:00am —
It was 1975 at Eldorado High School and it had just snowed. A pretty good dump for Albuquerque. One of those rare snows that didn’t shut down the entire school system. Jones, in his infinite wisdom, thought it would be a great idea to go throw snowballs at cars. Me and Pissant didn’t really want to do it, but Jones, and this new kid, Blane were up for it. Someone else was there too, but I don’t remember. It might have been Alan “Hairlip” Schactner (so-called by Jones because Alan had an actual… Continue
Added by Dick Chingadero on January 19, 2009 at 9:24pm —
The whole truth, and nothing but the truth,
(about the public interests, and about your public service)
so help you God?
Why is this question,
which is the same question that you will be asked
before you sit down in a witness chair,
not a legitimate question
to put to public servants during their election,
and during their public… Continue
Added by ched macquigg on January 19, 2009 at 9:35am —
Added by Somegye on January 19, 2009 at 5:30am —
This morning's NY times magazine
has a series of portraits of people who will be important in the Obama aministration. They are just people up against a white background, very stark, oddly posed. My son was looking at them and asking questions about the people. This gave way to to speculation about who would good and who be evil if they were in a sci-fi movie.
It reminded of me of an idea we had. Maybe this was in my head… Continue
Added by mombat on January 18, 2009 at 10:00am —
, done by Ernst and Young, is the most comprehensive yet.
Added by Stevie on January 18, 2009 at 9:06am —
Hello everyone. I'm doing a free magic show at the IMP. That's Illusions Magic Theater. It's the one behind the magic shop 3205 Central Ave NE. This will be a show for children ages 4 to 8. Don't worry we won't be checking ID at the door, that's just what age group I designed the show for. It will be at 3pm.
There is a catch though. I will be taking video and lots of photos during the show to use in my promo material and on the web.
IF YOU DO NOT WANT YOU OR… Continue
Added by Eugene the Nerd on January 17, 2009 at 6:46pm —
One of the most disturbing things about living in Albuquerque is the sheer number of people I meet who think the place sucks. In fact, I find myself defending it all the time and I’m not even from here. I’m from a place people thought was great. I never had to defend it much. So it’s odd to now be endorsing a city to people who know it better than I do: the locals, the natives, the New Mexicans. Take my neighbor, for example, who swears up and down if he had more than $5 in his pocket he’d blow… Continue
Added by Jennifer Ruden on January 17, 2009 at 3:46pm —
Thanks to Adelita, info about this project is now on DCF. Here is link to her blog post
2 out of 7 panels are completed and over the next 18 months, we will need any of the things below:
Storage Space (limited or shelving area of a shed or garage would work).
Scrap Glass & High Fire Tiles of earth and sky colors,
browns, greens, tans, blues, whites, purples,… Continue
Added by cc on January 17, 2009 at 11:00am —
We are really looking forward to doing this show at the South Broadway Cultural Center in conjunction with Ballet en Fuego! New Mexico has such a unique cultural scene and we love being a part of it. We'll be showcasing a fusion of dance and music from Mexico and Spanish speaking countries around the world. We're not shy about bringing the beauty of the Spanish-speaking world together in one place. We've been influenced by so many beautiful cultures and feel enriched by them. A little bit of… Continue
Added by Juan of Los Primos on January 17, 2009 at 10:12am —
Crossposted to the Desert of the Real Economic Analysis
When the Author was in High School he wanted a Corvette. This discussion ensued with Hal Prickett, one of the Author's favorite teachers:
Hal said that at my age (with a smirk) that it would be irresponsible to own such a car.
I replied that is it not irresponsible then for an older guy… Continue
Added by FOXP2 on January 17, 2009 at 2:10am —
One of my goals in life is to get all of my favorite Disney movies on DVD. It doesn't matter what anniversary edition it is, I don't care what the special features are or if it has two discs instead of one. I just want to see what some of my favorite Disney movies are like updated and enhanced. And I want to be able to watch them lots of times without rewinding. ;)
The Fox & The Hound
The Lion King
The Lion King 2
Added by Sarah on January 16, 2009 at 4:11pm —
Just imagine how a cabinet position of that title would affect arts educators, professionals, students, community organizations, theaters, buskers, radio stations, sculptors, doodlers, and just about everyone you know.
Well everyone's talking about it - especially Quincy Jones, the person who seeded the idea and Jaime Austria, the orchestrator of an online petition for President Elect Barack Obama. Click the following link to read… Continue
Added by The Harwood Art Center on January 16, 2009 at 2:47pm —