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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

Local Etsy of the Week-CutiePieBoutique

Today's local Etsy seller is not just a Burqueño, she a DCFer. CutiePieBoutique is the seller name for the Etsy store but you can check out her wares in person at Bonnie & Clyde Boutique at… Continue

Added by Spring Griffin on June 23, 2008 at 10:02am — No Comments

Morning Fix: Dog Days

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Added by Somegye on June 23, 2008 at 5:03am — 3 Comments

New Member of Albuquerque Urban Chickens Group

Greetings!



We saw the article in the Sunday paper (6/22) and just had to join this group. Sorry we missed the Coop Tour. We have been looking for help for a few years but could not find any locally, until now. We live in the South Valley and about 5 yrs ago two hens took up residence in our yard. We have no coop for them so they sleep in our trees. They are named "Mazey" and "Chicken LIttle" and just seem happy to be here. They scratch around the property and keep down the snail and… Continue

Added by Sandia on June 23, 2008 at 1:30am — 2 Comments

To do or not to do? Being Type A makes you lose sleep.

You could say that I'm a little...Type A. That's not to say that my neuroses follow what society would like me to be Type A about but I have those tendencies nonetheless.



Let's talk a little bit about being Type A first. There are two basic strategies: To approach success OR To avoid failure. You can be the best by beating everyone out or you can be the best by being the only one not to fail. Either way--you win. What I like about being Type A is that I win; who doesn't like it? Who… Continue

Added by imouse1 on June 23, 2008 at 12:03am — 1 Comment

A Rare Breed of Love by Jana Kohl

So I'm reading this amazing book called A Rare Breed of Love by Jana Kohl. She did a book signing at Bookworks on Thursday evening. The book is amazing! Jana is now working as an animal activist and is trying to stop puppy mills across the US. It's an amazing book which I HIGHLY recommend to anyone interested in stopping puppy mills or anyone who wants to do more and help stop the cruelty of animals in our society. GREAT BOOK!!!

Added by Terrilynn Csorba on June 22, 2008 at 9:55pm — 1 Comment

Tom Waits in El Paso

OK so here are the pics, reviews, playlist and comments from Friday's Tom Waits show at the Plaza Theater in El Paso -- enjoy!



Playing Lucinda...Tom was standing on a raised platform with carnival-style lights on it, stomping and raising dust (we thought it was dry ice), performing like a mad carnie barker.



Friday's playlist (thanks to Bee)

1. Lucinda/ain't goin' down to the well

2. Way down in the hole

3. Falling… Continue

Added by Carrie on June 22, 2008 at 6:00pm — 10 Comments

Dawg Daze Of Summer!!! Dog Wash Info!!

Yipppeee!! Its summer and Dog Wash time at Bow Wow Blues!!!



Dog Washes are a great way for local dog groups to make some extra money for their oranizations AND for you to get your dog washed!!! AND Brushed!!! OMG!!



Here are the Washes so booked so far!!!



July 12th Lavender Festival Dog Wash to Benefit AHA (yummy lavender shampoo!!) 11-3pm



July 19th Dog Wash for ABQ Pride!!! 11-3pm



July 26th Dog Wash to Benefit Hershey Kisses (thats the… Continue

Added by Bow Wow Blues on June 22, 2008 at 2:00pm — 5 Comments

That CHAPS emblem on your shirt is very well stitched.

I wrote this post for my personal website. It's a review, of sorts, of a book-signing event at Barnes & Noble at Coronado Mall last night. The book signing was for David Sedaris, one of my favorite writers.



Saturday, June 21, 2008, marks a special day in history. The original plan for the day was to hop on a plane and head back to Los Angeles. Instead, I opted out of traveling a couple of days ago by extending my… Continue

Added by Phil on June 22, 2008 at 12:40pm — 6 Comments

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