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9 Chickweed Lane

Today's AbqJournal comics page (Thursday, June 26th, 2008) has the oddest editorial comment e-v-e-r. In black border under the comic, 9 Chickweed Lane, it sez: Above comic subbed for content. Strip available at abqjournal.com/comics tomorrow.

Wha??? The comics are being expurgated?

Here's the not-fit-for-print comic:

Added by Jeff Hartzer on June 26, 2008 at 5:30pm — 22 Comments

Friday night geekfest with Selsun Blue

Now that Battlestar Galactica has run its course, what's a geek to do this Friday night? See the Selsun Blue show at RB Winnings this Friday night, of course. When my husband first saw the Selsuns, he loved them so much that he swore they'd play at his wedding. Fast forward five years and my husband was the Selsuns' drummer and sure enough, I was walking… Continue

Added by Carrie on June 26, 2008 at 3:00pm — 10 Comments

Introducing "STUDIO SHE"!!! Art Sale on Sunday!

So, come out and visit the very first Studio She Art Sale this Sunday, June 29, from 10 am to 7pm. Work by five women artists, clearing out their Inventory.... at very special prices! Prints, drawings, paintings, sculpture, handmade paper, and funky furniture (by the man of the house.) Be among the first to experience the verve, the bounce, the talent of Studio She!!!





The easiest way to get there is up I-25 to Alameda. Stephanie's… Continue

Added by zoodeb on June 26, 2008 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Old Town Up Close

It's not just for tourists. Old Town- that place where we take our out of town friends for an afternoon stroll - is saying "Yoohoo, sailor" to the town at large. My suggested prescription for a Wednesday evening in summer: start at Seasons with a margarita (with their house made sweet and sour - try the Hornitos version at $8). Climb down from the cantina (happy hour runs from 4-6:30) and head to the… Continue

Added by Edith Grove on June 26, 2008 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

Sean Paul Gallegos' Urban Experience

ABQ Art Review welcomes Sean Paul Gallegos to our online gallery. Sean's work contains some very unique pieces as he works with everything from car floor mats to sneakers. You can view more of his work here.

Added by Jon Kulas on June 26, 2008 at 9:08am — 1 Comment

Morning Fix: A Bit Serious



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Added by Somegye on June 26, 2008 at 5:03am — 5 Comments

Today is National HIV Testing Day!! Free Testing in ABQ!

From Sunflower Market and NMAS:



Do you know your status?



When: TODAY! June 25, 2008



Where: Sunflower Market (Southwest corner of Lomas and San Mateo)



Time: 11am - 6pm



The tests are FREE, ANONYMOUS, and BLOODLESS! Oral swab that takes from 5-10 minutes and results come in two weeks.





Join us, get tested and get some free grub or just come and enjoy $1.00 burger and brats from the Sunflower Market.





Thank you… Continue

Added by Self Serve on June 25, 2008 at 1:39pm — No Comments

FASHION! ART! POETRY SLAM! BELLY DANCING!!!

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Come on down for this fun-filled night! Art! Music! Belly Dancing! Fashion Show!

Support your local artists!

Eat food!



5600 Domingo Drive NE! One block North of Central and 2 blocks East of San Mateo!

5pm photoshoot! Doors open at 8pm!



for more info check out: Black Market Goods myspace page!



I'll be there modeling some reconstructed clothes…
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Added by Cupcake Pharaoh on June 25, 2008 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Bike commuting, Tom Waits and Cloudcroft

Sorry about the long gap between postings! Aaron and I took a little getaway vacation last week. We spent a couple of days at the family cabin in Cloudcroft, NM and then headed down to Las Cruces and ultimately El Paso for the Tom Waits concert.



Cloudcroft was a nice break from the heat. The second day we woke up to cloud cover and 50 degree F. temps! The first day we were there… Continue

Added by Paula Manning-Lewis on June 25, 2008 at 11:06am — 4 Comments

Pro's Ranch Market Grand Opening Line is Too Long

Since I had the day off anyway, I went to the grand opening of Pro's Ranch Market. I got there 15 minutes before the opening and it was already insane! There were essentially no parking spots anywhere (and it is a HUGE parking lot). Then the line went all the way from the doors through some back-and-forth disneyland/airport security style lines, and then… Continue

Added by Eckleburg and Grumblecake on June 25, 2008 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

Morning Fix: Inching Into the Pool

Morning Fix: Inching Into the Pool

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Added by Somegye on June 25, 2008 at 5:44am — 13 Comments

Burque Bullies and Babes Benefit! how's that for alliteration?



This Friday night (June 27th) is our kick-off event for the Burque Bullies and Babes Calendar! In case you don't know, a lovely girl named Kassie Brown (kiss~a~bully) is creating a calendar with local Pin-up girls (yours truly included!) and pretty Pit Bulls! The calendar is aimed to raise awareness AND money for RAAP:… Continue

Added by Cupcake Pharaoh on June 25, 2008 at 12:30am — 14 Comments

A Sneak Peak at Pro's Ranch Market



Tonight Eck, the Grumbeckle, and I attended the Pro's Ranch Market pre-grand-opening celebration.



We were greeted by a crowd of eager neighbors, vendors, and local VIPs, waiting to get in the front door. Among them were politicians including City Councilor Ken Sanchez, State Representative Mo Maestas, and Alan Armijo, former City Councilor and current County… Continue

Added by Eckleburg and Grumblecake on June 24, 2008 at 10:30pm — 19 Comments

The Roads Are My Sirens

I want to ride today. I want to leave work, go home, fire up the bike and cruise out to wherever. Maybe meet up other bikers or friends, have lunch and lazily hop around the city. Isn't that what the summer is for?



I want to worry less and ride more!



The feeling you get from riding is very addictive. As a passenger on the bike, I never felt the strong pull to ride. Don't get me wrong, I had a blast on the back, tooling… Continue

Added by Gemini Goddess on June 24, 2008 at 2:40pm — 1 Comment

Morning Fix: The Wonder of Brevity

Morning Fix: The Wonder of Brevity



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Added by Somegye on June 24, 2008 at 5:11am — 2 Comments

My time at the Barack Obama Event



Barack Obama visited the Flying Star on Broadway in Albuquerque early Monday afternoon to speak with working women. I was lucky enough to get a press credential and be allowed to cover the event. Even though, while I work, I am not, nor have ever been, a woman.



I got some really good pictures of the event. Click on any of the… Continue

Added by LP on June 24, 2008 at 12:30am — 16 Comments

Diebenkorn in New Mexico

So, I screwed up.

Big time.



My flashdrive with all my blogs – pieces, musings, remnants, polished products – GONE! (Or at least it did not make the ride with me to our nation’s capital, which is currently more humid than a Finnish sauna and just as hot.)



So yesterday I got creative.



First, I racked my brain for Albuquerque connections in Washington DC.



I thought about a few – the scraggly pinyon pine… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on June 23, 2008 at 4:23pm — 8 Comments

2008 New Mexico Arts & Craft Fair

The New Mexico Arts & Craft Fair is this weekend and it looks like it will be hot and clear. If you want a peek at a previous year's event, I posted about the 2006 New Mexico Arts & Craft Fair here in the hoary and oft… Continue

Added by Spring Griffin on June 23, 2008 at 3:15pm — 2 Comments

Barred doors

The first sight that greets a newcomer to Albuquerque from California is the barred door. Every house has them. We went all across the town, from Coors to Four Hills, and it was the same everywhere, north and south of I-40 alike. In NorCal, only worst ghettos have such amenities: Oakland, East Palo Alto, parts of SF. But those are quite localized. It was pretty shocking to see a city so big covered with barred doors.



With time, I'm getting desensitized to the bars and do not cry to… Continue

Added by Pete Zaitcev on June 23, 2008 at 11:16am — 8 Comments

Hairless at Home Depot

To the Woman Who Lost Her Hair Extensions on the floor of the Home Depot on Eubank,

Thank you for making my day. When the kindly old man starting wandering around the nursery aisles with a clump of highlighted brunette fabulousness asking everyone he could find if they'd lost their hair; well I practically collapsed laughing into the vegetables.

Here's hoping your hair made it back to your waiting arms safely.

Added by Alexis on June 23, 2008 at 10:54am — 4 Comments

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