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A Little Drive and Some Retail Therapy

I should have brought my camera with me on Friday. Our doctor is in Los Lunas and so the drive is a little epic. On Friday I drove down through Isleta Pueblo. I love to see all of the fields. The best part is the restored marshland on the south end of the drive. In the spring it is full of red-winged black birds clinging to the cattails.

On Friday there were no birds, it was still just lovely

I drove back through Peralta. The… Continue

Added by mombat on January 12, 2009 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Top 7 Reasons to Hire a Virtual Assistant

1. They are all business. Your Virtual Assistant will support your needs, not the other way around.

2. You’re in control. Your working relationship is based upon a contractual agreement whereby you state in no uncertain terms what you expect.

3. Professional rapport. Your Virtual Assistant is in the entrepreneurial boat, too. They work at home, market their services, prospect for clients, and provide a service just like you do.

4. Cost savings. You can hire a VA from anywhere on… Continue

Added by Bryan on January 12, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

Morning Fix: Mota-vated


Added by Somegye on January 12, 2009 at 5:30am — 6 Comments

The Tale of the Escaped Dog, but Not Really About the Dog

A brunch was interrupted this morning as a black and white heeler mix came bounding toward us this morning as we got into the car. Excited, playful, skittish, certainly friendly - we waylaid him long enough to get a phone number off of his collar, and then off he ran, not comfortable with being caught quite yet. We followed the dog to the Ridgecrest drive median and that's where the story begins.

But lest ye think this is the typical… Continue

Added by Alexis on January 11, 2009 at 7:30pm — 7 Comments

Concealed Weapons

I sometimes think the WILD WEST is more dangerous a place to live than where I grew up (North Florida) but this N.Florida bar brawl story with attached comments by local Jacksonvillians, reminds me how Lynyrd Skynyrd had such great material for writing their songs in North Florida. Ditto Molly Hatchett and 38. Special.

Great… Continue

Added by Jeff Hartzer on January 11, 2009 at 1:35pm — 3 Comments

UPDATED: Get Organized: Shred Your Unwanted Papers, CDs, Etc.

Get a head start on becoming more organized in 2009 by decluttering your home and/or office of shreddable items at no cost. The event is free and an effort to highlight Get Organized (GO) Month, an annual January event sponsored by the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) dedicated to raising the awareness of the benefits of organization and of hiring a professional organizer. The event is… Continue

Added by Kelly on January 11, 2009 at 1:34pm — No Comments

In which Nora visits the Heights and gets jumped

This is one of those stories that you have to prefix with “Everyone is okay. Well, Joaquin has a black eye. But he's been putting frozen blueberries on it, and I think he's alright.”

It's late on Thursday, though it's technically early on Friday. I've got Friday off, and it's one of the last days that Kelsey's in town, so we've got a little crowd together-- five of us, buddies from high school. Kelsey, Devin, Joaquin, Zach, and… Continue

Added by Nora on January 10, 2009 at 5:56pm — 15 Comments

Martini Mike's Hangover Report - "Jumping into 2009 through the Moon Roof" Edition

As the tiptoes of the last house guest’s high heeled boots click clacked across my home... I was gently awakened this morning. I instantly recognize that a 2 a.m. Quesadilla/glass of water combo has saved me from a painful morning. As CNN is quickly changed to Encore Mystery on the Master Suite television, I… Continue

Added by Michael P. "Martini Mike" D'Arco on January 10, 2009 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

Frontier Fun the Frontier!

I would certainly agree with this signage seen at the backdoor of Albuquerque's Frontier Restaurant, where indeed, LOITERING IS FUN! Especially with a bowl of green chile stew or a Frontier roll. Go Loiterers.

Added by Jeff Hartzer on January 10, 2009 at 12:30pm — 5 Comments

SunCal - Up Front and All At Once

The NM Biz Journal parrots the promise of SunCal's new 11,500 jobs without question.

“Our investment in New Mexico so far has been more than $250 million. It would not be a stretch to suggest that SunCal has already had a positive impact on the local economy,” said SunCal Vice President David Soyka. “What we will really need to create the jobs is a demonstration to prospective employers that we… Continue

Added by Coco on January 10, 2009 at 8:30am — 9 Comments


I haven't heard many/any Burn No Burn pronouncements of late and began to wonder if our Air Quality just plain rocks this year or if the program was abandoned...Googled it (saved a call to ABQ's 311) and discovered all is still very much alive with the program...Here are two links with information.

City of Q (aka Albuquerque) Air Quality Burn-No-Burn policy.

City of Q Air Quality… Continue

Added by Jeff Hartzer on January 9, 2009 at 8:00pm — No Comments

2009 Revolutions International Theatre Festival Kicks-Off January 13

ARE YOU READY FOR A (Dramatic, Mesmerizing, Hysterical and Spellbinding) REVOLUTION?

Tricklock Company’s 9th Annual Revolutions International Theatre Festival is about to begin, and will brings performers from around the world to New Mexico January 13 –31, 2009. The three week-long Festival will feature some of the world’s most “revolutionary” theatre at venues across Albuquerque and Santa Fe, showcasing… Continue

Added by Revolutions International Theatre Festival on January 9, 2009 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

The Commuter Chronicles 2009.1.9.

Nothing clears the bike path like winter. Cold and dark. Technically, Earth began its gentle slide into darkness with the summer solstice, but once autumn pushed the dogs of summer back onto the porch the world began it’s seemingly accelerated slide into the blackness of winter. Commuting during this time is serene and in some respects surreal.

During these cold lonely commutes the only riders you see are those that love to ride and those that have to ride. Sometimes they are one in… Continue

Added by Tricross on January 9, 2009 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

Morning Fix: Live....


Added by Somegye on January 9, 2009 at 5:59am — 3 Comments

Full Moon Fever

The biggest full Moon of 2009 is coming this weekend. It's a 'perigee Moon' as much as 30% brighter than lesser Moons we'll see in the months ahead. Get ready for moonlight! FULL STORY.

Added by Jeff Hartzer on January 8, 2009 at 5:52pm — 1 Comment



When I grew up in Jacksonville, Florida I was not particularly a Gator Fan. Most folks rabidly supported either the Noles or the Gators...But after leaving 'home' in 1981, venturing to the Pacific NW for four years and arriving in ABQ. in 1985, I def. support the Gators from a distance. I got a brilliantly ugly orange Gators' tee shirt from a Jax. friend for Xmas and will be wearing it proudly next weekend. However, when I actually… Continue

Added by Jeff Hartzer on January 8, 2009 at 5:43pm — 2 Comments

Winter Day Trips & Sightseeing

When we found out our Argentinian guests were coming in the middle of January, images of last winter's massive snowstorm danced in our heads. We thought about board games and card games and what movies we could watch if we couldn't get out of the house for a week. Looking ahead at the weather, I think we'll be alright and should have some good conditions for taking our friends around.

We've bandied about ideas for day trips, sightseeing and… Continue

Added by Edith Grove on January 8, 2009 at 1:00pm — 8 Comments

In Which I Throw My Shoe at Jim Scarantino

Jim Scarantino has tried hard to fill the void left with by the departure from New Mexico of John Dimdahl, that paragon of rightwingnuttery. Today, Jim explains the dark side of progressives (using a Nobel laureate to defend his views). Let’s listen in:

As Nobel laureate Friedrich Hayek has shown [mjh: beyond any doubt!], progressives have always had a regrettable dark side. … [I]n their push to transform society, progressives frequently show an…

Added by mjh on January 8, 2009 at 9:46am — 1 Comment

Ti Jean's only daughter lived on Monte Vista...

(Dear DCF Community, I am embarking upon a serial narrative, of my early days in Albuquerque- 1993-1995. This particular story will be continued in future posts, sporadically, as this story warrants additional details and conclusion in a future telling. Future tales may be more concise. My goal is to bring tidbits of "Moving to Albuquerque" and how the Land of Enchantment in general will suck you in. Which in my case, has been nothing but a… Continue

Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on January 8, 2009 at 9:30am — 22 Comments

Albuquerque Journal - "Here's a Q-tip - ¡Viva Burque!"

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Here's a Q Tip for You: ¡Viva Burque!

By Leslie Linthicum

Journal Staff Writer

The city of Albuquerque's official nickname — The Q — has been a thorn in the side of a growing revolution of city dwellers since it was rolled out a little more than a year and a half ago.

The revolution… Continue

Added by Soy de Burque on January 8, 2009 at 8:14am — 5 Comments

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