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. 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 —
Added by Somegye on January 12, 2009 at 5:30am —
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 —
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.
Added by Jeff Hartzer on January 11, 2009 at 1:35pm —
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 —
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 —
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 —
...at 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 —
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 —
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
) Air Quality Burn-No-Burn
City of Q Air Quality… Continue
Added by Jeff Hartzer on January 9, 2009 at 8:00pm —
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 —
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 —
Added by Somegye on January 9, 2009 at 5:59am —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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… Continue
Added by mjh on January 8, 2009 at 9:46am —
(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 —
Thursday, January 08, 2009
Here's a Q Tip for You: Â¡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 —