The New Mexico float entry in the 2008 Tournament of Roses parade has won the coveted Grand Marshal's trophy for excellence in creative concept and design, one of the top three float awards given every year. This year's Grand Marshal was Emeril Lagasse, but it's unclear if he had anything to do with the… Continue
Added by Alexis on January 4, 2008 at 2:50pm —
I have no idea if it's like this in other cities, but in Albuquerque improvisers like to set "personal goals" before a show.
Like, "My goal is to make strong choices" or "My goal is to break out of my 'stock' characters." Stuff like that. It's pretty cheesy and cult-like, but it helps you to focus on doing at least one good thing when you're in front of an audience making shit up.
For some reason over the holidays I started thinking about zombies alot, in fact I often think… Continue
Added by The One Night Stanleys on January 4, 2008 at 2:38pm —
Ever gotten a bill in your change that has red stamped writing on it asking you to track it? We have several times and actually have gone to the WHERESGEORGE.com
site and found out about our little piece of monetary delight...Today's 2003 series A one dol-lah bill was last seen (registered) in San Jose, Ca. over a year ago and arrived this week in 'burqueville. Another cool thing to spend your life doing on… Continue
Added by Jeff Hartzer on January 4, 2008 at 1:54pm —
It was a short week and I had a rough time waking up each morning but all in all, it was nice to be back at work. What? Did I really say that? Yup I did.
First thing I liked about being back was my music, I don't listen to music much at home but when I'm driving to work I love to blast my radio and sing real loud and sometimes I also dance. Yes that's me, the crazy lady you see driving 70 on the freeway, waving her arms and singing to herself. Then when I get to work I put on my… Continue
Added by psychomom on January 4, 2008 at 10:52am —
It seems that half the ebay auctions
that I bid on end up being won by a certain person called "albuquirkygal". Old postcards, photos, general Albuquerque memorabilia. Who is this person? What is she doing with all that stuff? Is it in a museum somewhere? In an antique shop? I guess I could email her and ask directly but that would be too logical and simple. I prefer to make "anonymous" rants about… Continue
Added by SoyJames on January 4, 2008 at 9:14am —
Added by Somegye on January 4, 2008 at 5:03am —
Monday is the day that the Albuquerque City Council will determine whether to designate El Vado Motel as a City Landmark and prevent it from being destroyed to make way for luxury townhouses.
Ordinarily, I'd give a pep talk and encourage residents to attend the council meeting. But the city's historic preservation planner, Ed Boles, sent an e-mail today that already does a good… Continue
Added by Ron W. on January 3, 2008 at 10:34pm —
I love my Maryland hometown and am always excited to visit. And as I begin my trip to any of this country's fabulous eastern cities, I always am struck by a slight sense of envy that those places have so many things that Albuquerque lacks.
- widespread public transportation
- big, wide glorious rivers
- tons of people
- tons of food
- rockin' new years eve parties at the Museum of… Continue
Added by Alexis on January 3, 2008 at 4:35pm —
Probably the biggest single work-related thing I do each year is produce New Mexico's Media Industries Conference (aka the "MISP" Conference for New Mexico's Media Industries Strategic Plan) which is coming up next Saturday, January 12th at the UNM Student Union Building.
As I see it, this is one of those places where work and life intersect nicely, providing the opportunity to help grow our local creative community (and providing more fun and interesting things… Continue
Added by Eric Renz-Whitmore on January 3, 2008 at 3:37pm —
Cons of being a freelance writer:
-no health insurance
-no steady paycheck, no retirement fund
-no time off over the holidays. (only anxiety because everyone you're trying to get in touch with so you can meet your deadline has taken time off during the holidays)Pros:
-instead of working with one boss, you work with lots of different bosses (editors). You continue to work with the… Continue
Added by Laura on January 3, 2008 at 9:30am —
Added by Somegye on January 3, 2008 at 8:18am —
Does anyone know where to get fresh pan dulces? Ideally one near Rio Grande Blvd and the fwy. Can't seem to find it listed in the yellow pages or on the web?
Added by gardenparadox8005 on January 2, 2008 at 9:11pm —
By the time 1953 rolled around, lots of things had changed. For one thing, we weren't "out in the sticks" anymore (at least we had paved streets and a corner grocery store at San Mateo and Haines.) Another thing had happened. Albuquerque made drastic changes in the way the city streets were laid out.
Okay, I don't mean they dug them all up and put them someplace else. What they did was adopt a grid system whereby the city would be split into four quarters. Previously, anything north of… Continue
Added by Patricia on January 2, 2008 at 3:45pm —
Enough of the icebox temperatures already; I want some warmth.
Now, before anyone accuses me of being a wussy girl, which I am, by the way, I have lived in a place where it's extremely cold. I've lived in North Dakota where, upon our arrival in January, 1967, my mother, brother and I looked at the sign over the gate to Minot AFB which read "Only the Best Come North" and asked my father if we could leave. After a survey of the frozen tundra, the three of us decided if this was… Continue
Added by La Fanciulla del West on January 2, 2008 at 2:26pm —
My partner and I were taking a drive north on 4th street this last Sunday evening. As we were nearing I-40 I was nearly thrown out the wind shield from the slamming of the brakes. My partner pointed and said, "LOOK!! When did that happen?" To my dismay the Dos Amigos sign had been covered by a "Weck's Open in February" sign. Does anyone know what/when it happened. Seems I was just there a couple of weeks ago and there wasn't any indication that they were in any kind of trouble.
Added by MPC on January 2, 2008 at 10:48am —
All months have their markers I suppose. I’m sure they are different for each of us depending on your personal interests, or important family dates like birthdays. Frequently those markers are holidays like Valentines Day, Thanksgiving Day or even solar events like the Summer Solstice.
For those who are gardeners and outdoor types, January can be a gloomy time though, grey and depressing. OK, sure, there’s New Year’s Day, but bowl games and… Continue
Added by NMBeek on January 2, 2008 at 10:23am —
Los Lobos went on an acoustic tour for their album La Pistola Y El Corazon in 1988. They were scheduled to appear at El Rey Theater and I was beyond ecstatic. Los Lobos was and still is my favorite… Continue
Added by Adelita on January 2, 2008 at 9:03am —
- North Valley traffic crash claims two. Kirtland Air Force Base police officer arrested.
- New Year's Eve shooting leaves one injured.
- Arrest made in weekend hit-and-run that claimed a pedestrian.
Added by Somegye on January 2, 2008 at 5:51am —
I'm trying to work on my bird list database queries to accommodate the new year... what I call my Y2.008K problem, but my head is too fuzzy this morning... so I'm doing this instead.
Finished the second Daniel Abraham novel weeks ago and can highly recommend it - I can't wait for the next two "seasons."
OK, enough goofing off. Back to the code mill.
Added by Bosque Bill on January 1, 2008 at 10:13am —
Added by Somegye on January 1, 2008 at 2:15am —