One evening, suffering from a bout of unemployment blues, I climb the stairs to my favorite rooftop bar. I sidle up to the bar, say "hey" to Nick, the bartender, and order a cold Dos Equis draft.
"Dos Equis," says a deep, raspy voice to my left. "Good choice."
I turn my head sideways, ready to sling sarcastic vitriol at the person so arrogant to interrupt my melancholy, and my eyes meet the piercing gaze of two deep, blue eyes, peering through me.
"I used to… Continue
Added by freekbuoy on July 17, 2008 at 3:09am —
Today I was rewarded for my persistence in search for a job! I am now employed in a temporary position at the University of New Mexico, (UNM)
. I know that something was close;… Continue
Added by Anthony R. Lovato on July 16, 2008 at 8:00pm —
Just a short note that the company I'm a partner in is now providing FTTH (Fiber to the Home) in the O2 area of Albuquerque. The Old ABQ HS Gym Lofts and Bel Vedere are the first places to be "lit up".Each site/building complex will be connected to our existing Open Access Metro 10GigE downtown ring We will then install an active GigE fiber link to each loft/townhome. From that the user will receive a 100Mb/s connection to the Internet, phone service, and soon IPTV services. Users can get more… Continue
Added by CityLink Telecommunications on July 16, 2008 at 2:52pm —
"Cynicism" is defined
as an expression of a cynical quality. "Cynical" is defined
as "based on or reflecting a belief that human conduct is motivated primarily by self-interest." A "cynic," therefore, is defined as one who harbors such belief. Interestingly, the term also refers
to the Greek philosophy that… Continue
Added by freekbuoy on July 16, 2008 at 2:27pm —
I want to have some fun with my fellow DCFers. I've decided to borrow a theme from Matt Lauer of the Today Show, - Where in the World is Matt Lauer? As the first in a series of posts, I ask - "Where in 'Burque is… Continue
Added by Adelita on July 16, 2008 at 8:00am —
Added by Somegye on July 16, 2008 at 5:30am —
A Wonderful Women's Event in August in New Mexico
There's a really awesome place in NM that is offering a women's gathering at the beginning of August.
Here's the details:
Join Medicine Women, Healers, Herbalists and other empowered women for a week long gathering of hearts and minds in the Gila Wilderness. Herbal medicine workshops, plant walks, wild foods meals, training in the Medicine Woman Tradition and what it means to be a healer and woman of empowerment and… Continue
Added by Karla Linden, NMT, LMT on July 15, 2008 at 7:11pm —
I am setting a goal to be in Abq by turkey day. Does anyone know what the job scene is like for a machinist. I have 12 years of experience and am looking for steady employment. Can anyone hook me up with a mtnbiking blog????
Added by Tim on July 15, 2008 at 3:40pm —
There's been plenty of recent coverage about the Launchpad
and its reopening but I'm particularly looking forward to Unit 7 Drain
's CD release party at the venue, which takes place Saturday July 19. Growing up more to the tune of my dad's Harry Nilsson, Beatles and… Continue
Added by Todd on July 15, 2008 at 2:22pm —
Just doing a quick post to talk about the project I'm working on. Since my 2 year long contract has ended with KeyToSound, I've been taking some time to not only clean my home office, but also pick up "odd jobs" around town. I've been talking to Rick over at Production Central ABQ (a film / video production house) and landed a networking gig laying fiber optic, Cat5 and Cat6 with my brother in law. It's pretty cool to say that we've ran over a thousand feet of fiber optic, covering 7 production… Continue
Added by jasonwolf on July 15, 2008 at 1:16pm —
I've just had my third extremely creepy encounter this summer as a cyclist verses a seemingly crazy motorist. Three times in the last couple months I've had a car pull up behind me on traffic free two-lane streets and just lay their horn on me. One time I was outright terrified because the car actually followed me for over a block down Candeleria while continuously honking. Considering it was 6:45 in the morning there wasn't any other traffic, or even other pedestrians out, to give me a hand… Continue
Added by miss lonelyhearts on July 15, 2008 at 9:09am —
Added by Somegye on July 15, 2008 at 5:30am —
Ever since I’ve been commuting from Albuquerque to the Capital City (not the City Different, but the one supposedly built on a swamp), I’ve been tantalized by glimpses of the old Albuquerque Airport terminal, built in 1939. Continue
Last week, I decided to see it up close and in person.
It was an adventure.
The first challenge is getting to it. Mapquest and Google…
Added by Barelas Babe on July 14, 2008 at 10:30pm —
I got an email from Adelita
this week telling me that I must
check out LaurenMojica
, an Albuquerque based Etsy
seller. I love her stuff and thought she needed to be featured on DCF! Here is how she describes her work:
'As you can see I have a thing for Skulls and Flowers--… Continue
Added by Spring Griffin on July 14, 2008 at 8:40pm —
Just a couple miles North of Madrid, along the Turquoise Trail, is artist Tammy Jean Lange's
subversive vision of bone and trash called Tiny Town. Amongst disgarded manikens and scrap metal lurks a collection of little homes and businesses populated by beheaded, burned and sometimes lewd dolls.
Several years ago an art scout came… Continue
Added by Kelly Vickers on July 14, 2008 at 8:00pm —
yesterday afternoon, we took the pup for a walk and ended up at cafe giuseppe at the corner of silver and wellesley. the old apartments at this corner have been "fixed up" with bright paint, nice landscaping, and some, uh, interesting rooflines, and there are a now a handful of retail spaces. guiseppe's has a lovely, simple interior and a cute, comfy patio (though I think it's still a work in progress). they also serve tasty snacks, and quality coffee.
my sweetie had a pretty solid… Continue
Added by hettie on July 14, 2008 at 5:26pm —
I've got a teenager who wants to do some volunteer hours for a worthy cause, I'm sure there are lots of kids like that out here, so anyone got a cause and some contact info??
Added by Musashi on July 14, 2008 at 12:44pm —
So, I was downtown having my first monthly record swap over at The Agency, when I was approached by a man with a camera. He asked me if I had heard anything about the Gang War that was going to happen downtown, sometime in the afternoon.
I replied with a "no" and shook my head at him, wondering how and why this guy was running around downtown with a camera looking for a gang war - without one APD officer in sight.
He was with Channel 13 News and according to him, he was… Continue
Added by jasonwolf on July 14, 2008 at 9:47am —
Added by Somegye on July 14, 2008 at 5:30am —
Have you seen a lot of fruit spoiling in your neighborhood? Does it make you angry to know that most of the produce that makes it into our stores is from out of state?
If you take the time to look around you can find food growing just about everywhere in Albuquerque. From the golden apricots that are falling now to the purslane growing with the recent rain.
This year I finally decided to do something about it and have put into… Continue
Added by Kemper Barkhurst on July 14, 2008 at 12:30am —