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Lazy Days

I like lazy days like today.

Nothing planned, not much going on. Puttered around the house (that makes me sound older than I am I think). Went to the book store and found nothing. Went to Lowes and determined my tiling project will be a pain in the butt. Matching the existing tile from 8+ years ago will be a miracle. Went and washed the Jeep a bit. Ate some pretzles on the way home. Watched a lot of tv and surfed the net all day.

Lazy days rule.

Added by Steve Szanto on July 12, 2009 at 9:17pm — 2 Comments

SWAT comes to our Neighborhood

If you click this link to a KOB News Video [shown:7/11/09], and watch the video long enough, you will see the back wall of BunnytownUSA and me on the Tee Vee...Whoo Hoo...Just another exciting summer weekend news story from BunnytownUSA located in ABQsouth… Continue

Added by Jeff Hartzer on July 12, 2009 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Downsizing

In another couple of weeks we're moving AGAIN. There is nothing else I loathe worse that I seemingly do so often. That it's MY idea this time, and for a practical reason, won't lessen the misery either.



The impetus this time is almost purely economic; this apartment is more expensive in rent than we care to afford (and the floorplan sucks, too). We have a mind to do all we can to become debt-free[ish] within five years, and tossing cash at an apartment we don't like isn't fiscally… Continue

Added by Rob Creighton Garrison on July 12, 2009 at 11:08am — 1 Comment

Photo Shoot of Jami Marentes

I present to you all the way from Las Vegas, NV my niece Jami Marentes



Jami Marentes



Tonight I got to hang out with Jami, Vero and Maria as we collaborated to do a photo shoot with Jami.



Jami Marentes



Of course I don't have to tell you guys that Jami is… Continue

Added by buggs on July 12, 2009 at 12:00am — No Comments

Albuquerque

Added by Candice King on July 11, 2009 at 6:45pm — No Comments

Google Maps = ABQ spelling fail

I was just poking around Google Maps, and I noticed they spelled "Bataan Park" (the one on Lomas by the Walgreens) "Bataman Park". If anyone knows how to tell them this is wrong, have at. This is a memorial park for troops who died in WWII, so I think at a minimum it should be spelled right on Google Maps.

Added by Dan M on July 10, 2009 at 4:51pm — 1 Comment

Weber Smokey Mountain

Or WSM as it's known on the forums



What a GREAT smoker! I got this a few weeks ago and absolutely love it. It's rather versatile as well. My first "smoke" on it was a brisket that I started at 1am on July 4th...when I woke up on Sunday, it was done!



The brisket came out a LITTLE over-done for me, but it was still wonderful.



Last night I decided to grill some steaks. Looking around online, I see… Continue

Added by Steve Szanto on July 10, 2009 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

Two a Day: thread grass and stuff

This week's Two a Day was three days of yard work instead of the five days that I set myself as a goal. I just have to say eff it, I'm still getting a lot done and enjoying the process so I'm not going to fret about the arbitrary guidelines I've given myself. (It's not easy for me to do as evidenced by the fact that I even have to mention… Continue

Added by Spring Griffin on July 10, 2009 at 2:10pm — 3 Comments

Morning Fix: July 10th Edition

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Added by JFoote on July 10, 2009 at 6:30am — 11 Comments

Downtown Action Team announces 2009 LOOK Awards Winners

Just received this in the weekly DAT email newsletter and thought it appropriate to congratulate all the winners here on the blog. If you haven't been downtown recently, you need to go! It's not the place it used to be!



The Downtown Action Team would like to congratulate the following winners of this years 2009 LOOK Awards. Each and every winner deserves a huge round of applause for all of their hard work and determination, in making Downtown ABQ the best downtown to live, play, and… Continue

Added by Chroma Studios on July 9, 2009 at 5:22pm — 6 Comments

The Curse of Brillance



You can never be too smart, right? I think I’ve heard that before – at least when it comes to people. But, it seems high intelligence is a bit of a double-edged sword with dogs. Of course, you want your dog to listen to you when you ask him to sit or wait before his dinner – and how great is it when he’s the star of his obedience class?



Dogs with smarts figure things out and really get our number to our chagrin. Take a resident shelter dog we currently have at… Continue

Added by lisa gunter on July 9, 2009 at 4:00pm — 7 Comments

Destination Albuquerque!

Don't miss out on the Fourth Annual New Mexico Jazz Festival! July 14-26. Concerts and Events in Albuquerque and Santa Fe. Which shows are in Albuquerque? Check it out: Hometown boy, bassist, Matt Brewer, now an international touring artist, will be at the Outpost Performance Space, Thursday, July 16th, 7:30 pm with special guest, pianist, Aaron Parks (JazzTimes named him a "New Visionary") plus his terrific trio featuring Ila Cantor, guitar and Tommy… Continue

Added by Outpost Performance Space on July 9, 2009 at 3:44pm — No Comments

Breathe

For the past two days, I have been having to tell myself, "Breathe!"



In other words, my anxiety level has had me hanging from the ceiling. I'd probably drift off into the stratosphere if gravity didn't have some hold. Yesterday I found myself holding my breath in anticipation of negative emotions or reactions. Like when the doctor told me that I should not have rice or pasta in my diet. How do I react to that? By holding my breath out of shear astonishment. That started off my… Continue

Added by Anna Murphy on July 9, 2009 at 1:52pm — 1 Comment

Betty Davis

I only just found out about Betty Davis a few months ago. This album is super



They Say I'm Different Betty Davis

"He… Continue

Added by Peter Mezensky on July 9, 2009 at 12:12pm — 2 Comments

hello world

first blog post....
mr. watson come here i need you

Added by Peter Mezensky on July 9, 2009 at 11:54am — No Comments

Earning My Explorer Badge



Recently it has begun to feel a lot like waking after a long winter. No more sitting idly by, licking my wounds, going within and purging the old. No, now it's time to come out of my self-created shell and embrace the world once more. I have now entered a new phase of my life, the phase of the Explorer.



Although I've lived in Albuquerque since 1990, I haven't felt this much like exploring her many varied and fabulous opportunities… Continue

Added by Michelle on July 9, 2009 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

Morning Fix: Less Stressed but more Radioactive Edition

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Added by JFoote on July 9, 2009 at 6:30am — 6 Comments

Saturday Fundraiser show!

As you know we work on donations to keep the gallery alive otherwise we pay out of pocket to keep you entertained and cultured but I busted my ribs and out of work for a couple of months. Just waiting for workers comp to kick in but we still have bills to pay. We are having a lil fundraiser show to help with those fore mentioned bills. Help us help you help us, come to the show and drop a dollar, drop a quarter, drop a name, drop yer panties, drop it like its hot, lemon drop....uh we got some… Continue

Added by josh jones on July 9, 2009 at 1:45am — No Comments

glenn campbell

remember a little on Dick Bills, but not enough because either I wuz too young or glen not so euphonious in them early daze.

Added by jaybee on July 8, 2009 at 5:03pm — No Comments

Marc Schiff sentenced - "A good day for justice"

Following today’s sentencing of Marc Schiff, Richard called the news “a good day for justice, but a sad reminder of the corruption that happens too often in our city and state.”



Schiff, the architect for the scandal-ridden Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court project, admitted guilt to charges of mail fraud and conspiracy after he wrote false invoices that were used to pay kickbacks to public officials. Schiff was sentenced to 12 months plus a day in prison, and ordered to repay,… Continue

Added by Richard Romero for Mayor on July 8, 2009 at 4:23pm — No Comments

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