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Civic Cinema?

I was trying to get online info. about the Summer series films on Civic Plaza (Civic Cinema?) earlier today, with no avail. The one website that seemed to have some basic info. gave me the message that the website was at capacity with visitors at that time. I am perplexed as to why this event isn't publicized more. Last year I went to 4 of the 5 free films on Civic Plaza--and on the first film night, there were literally about 30 people who showed up to watch, while hundreds of chairs sat… Continue

Added by Christie Mc on July 5, 2008 at 11:56pm — 3 Comments

What does Albuquerque taste like?

Tasting honey from my backyard

To some it's a chili-laden hot dog from The Dog House. To others, it's anything covered in chopped green from Frontier or a bowl… Continue

Added by chantal on July 5, 2008 at 1:30pm — 16 Comments

one night at Isleta . . .

If "My Funny Valentine" is a torchy red dress, Anita Baker just put some new curves in it.

Added by Richard Malcolm on July 5, 2008 at 11:50am — 2 Comments

Always High Prices. Always

When I was in the process of moving back to the Q, I actually used the search term "Flying Star" at Craigslist to help me locate our new home. When I was here a couple of years ago I would hang out at the "Grand Star" or the "Silver Star" for hours every day enjoying the net, great magazines, and decent all you can drink coffee. Sure enough we moved into a place a short walk from the Silver Star---still the best design of the growing bunch. Unfortunately, the prices of everything have increased… Continue

Added by Kelly Vickers on July 5, 2008 at 11:13am — 28 Comments

muchas gracias

Thank y'all wonderful DCF'ers who came to my Studio She sale! Not only was it great to see you, but your appreciation and support was such a delight. Again, muchas gracias!!!

Added by zoodeb on July 5, 2008 at 9:23am — No Comments

Fourth of July in my front yard



After the great debate on the forum about what to do to celebrate the Fourth of July in Albuquerque, we wound up having a couple of friends over and setting off fireworks in the street in front of my house. We had fun with the big sparkly Rain Dances and Golden Showers (yes that's what the package called them), but I think the clear winners for goofy fun of the… Continue

Added by Spring Griffin on July 4, 2008 at 11:52pm — 4 Comments

Synchronistic Solstice Rain

On the morning of the solstice, I'm in Las Cruces. The flags ripple straight north; the wind is from Mexico. I drive south, cross the Rio Grande, and pass through pecan groves and fields where the corn is about knee-high. Snow egrets play in the ditches. Maria Hinojosa comes on the radio, talking about the border.



Later, I turn around and head back north. I stop at Chope's, where the Harleys are gorgeous, the green is hot and the cerveza is cold. Corazon contento, I aim for San… Continue

Added by Richard Malcolm on July 4, 2008 at 11:52pm — No Comments

Wal-Mart Cart Fun

Thanks to a recent surgery, my trips to Wal*Mart have involved an electric… Continue

Added by Jeff Hartzer on July 4, 2008 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Sunport Blogging, Part 1

Once again I’m blogging in an airport upon wending my way back to Albuquerque from (yet another) conference.



These days the Sunport seems more familiar than my backyard garden, now brimming with apricots and plums ready for cooking, canning, freezing, and drying.



I’m weary. It feels like I’ve been through the Sunport at least forty times this… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on July 4, 2008 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

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

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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."…




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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

online

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…
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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…

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

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