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Sunday May 3rd Perrito de Moda!! 12-2pm

Sunday, May 3rd | 12:00-2:00pm

Perrito de Moda. Enjoy the latest in doggie fashions at Bow Wow Blues. Eastside Herding and Small Dog Rescue is hosting their first fashion show to help raise money to help with rescuing, rehabilitation, and finding homes for shelter dogs whose time has become short. Bow Wow Blues 3854 Rio Grande Blvd NW. 505-341-4484. FREE.…





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Added by Bow Wow Blues on April 28, 2009 at 2:40pm — No Comments

36 students caught playing hooky.

http://www.krqe.com/dpp/news/education/education_krqe_albuquerque_36_rghs_students_caught_playing_hooky_200904231958



In other news, the sun rises and it sets. WHY is this news?? Is it an election year for the police chief or some APS official?



Femlee continued. "...they are out there with their girlfriends. Who knows what they are doing out… Continue

Added by mistypilgrim on April 28, 2009 at 11:00am — 8 Comments

One of those New Mexico things

I shot this photo the other day while I was out walking with the kids. There were dozens of these mummified mushrooms scattered around.



In other places I've lived -- fungi-intensive regions like Washington state -- mushrooms tend to sort of turn brown and dissolve after a while. But here, in the humidity-less tierra encantada, our mushrooms desiccate where they stand.



I've found puffball-type fungi as well, with a stem that… Continue

Added by Dick Chingadero on April 28, 2009 at 8:30am — 4 Comments

It's done Sprung

Yesterday I decided to ride my bike to work. I live up by Cibola high school, and work is in a little home office off of Rio Grande. It was a perfect day for riding, even on my old rat-bike cruiser.



So, this will sound fruity as hell, but it was, like, the first day of spring for me. The leaves had really all just said 'screw it',' and pushed on out to do their thing. Along Alameda, just east of Coors, there's a field that has horses and sheep. That morning, there were a half-dozen… Continue

Added by Dick Chingadero on April 28, 2009 at 8:01am — 5 Comments

The Cubero Adventures: Searching for Ernest Hemingway

CUBERO, NM--For the last couple of years I have been reading rumors about Ernest Hemingway writing a good part of The Old Man and the Sea in the tiny village of Cubero, New Mexico. The story is that Hemingway stayed at the Villa de Cubero Tourist Court in 1951 for anywhere from two weeks to two months. While there he wrote much of his short novel about an old fisherman. There are only a couple of sources for this, but over a dozen retellings of… Continue

Added by Johnny_Mango on April 28, 2009 at 8:00am — 11 Comments

My hair, my hair, my hair

I found a great place to get my hair done. It was recommended by a fellow Burquean. It's called, "Fusion" and it's downtown on Central. Jim is awesome.
That's it. Just wanted to post something short and positive for a change. ;-)

Added by mistypilgrim on April 28, 2009 at 7:38am — 2 Comments

Morning Fix: Going National

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Added by Somegye on April 28, 2009 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

Read This If You Own A Car and Park It In Albuquerque

I want to tell you about something that happened to me. But first, let me frontload my sad tale with a giant dose of self-flagellation to ward off the criticism that I know I probably deserve.

I know that getting a parking ticket is bad and wrong and not paying that parking ticket is even badder and wronger. I was a bad and wrong person, specifically in the area of parking tickets. If my dad is correct, and getting parking tickets is a sign of bad character, then I am truly rotten and… Continue

Added by Tracy Dingmann on April 27, 2009 at 6:10pm — 27 Comments

Little Chicken on the Prairie

Last weekend was my second visit to the Highland Plains Lesser Prairie Chicken Festival in Milnesand, New Mexico. Milnesand is a little crossroad just a few miles from the state line with Texas, but it is a community big on spirit. The Festival is a joint event of the local community, The Nature Conservancy, the Grasslands Charitable Foundation, and the NM Dept. of Game and Fish. Over a three day period, participants are able to view the lesser prairie chickens on their leks (a phenomenal event… Continue

Added by David Cramer on April 27, 2009 at 6:54am — 2 Comments

Morning Fix: Speak Up

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Added by Somegye on April 27, 2009 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

Character Study

Here follows a little piece I wrote as a character study for a novel idea I had that was a sort of Tony Hollerman spoof. This is about the main character and his father.....



The Begays

APD Detective Chadwick “Chad” Begay was a Navajo who had never set foot—let alone lived—on the reservation. It wasn’t a conscious choice on his part, it just happened that way. He’d been meaning to, but what with playing polo, raising Irish Wolfhounds, and later, his Ivy League education,… Continue

Added by Dick Chingadero on April 26, 2009 at 7:56pm — No Comments

Pecos River BBQ Co.

Hello Duke City!



Pecos River BBQ Co. is a small BBQ concession operating out of Pecos NM. We serve Ribs, Brisket, Pulled Pork and Chicken. We are located just across from Farrell Gas on Hwy 50. It is hard to miss the trailer, it looks like a log cabin on wheels.





We all love ABQ but sometimes you just have to get away for a day or two. Pecos is a perfect place to do that. Next time you find yourself needing to escape grab… Continue

Added by Buck on April 26, 2009 at 7:19pm — No Comments

In Sun-Washed Country

It's seven in the morning (as I write this; I tend to dither over structure, get distracted by Boris wanting in my lap, and rise from this chair several times to fetch more coffee, so I might take ten minutes to finish one sentence. Discipline is not my strong suit) and I've got the 'phones on listening to pandora.com and having my morning espresso roast. Playing now is Weezer, "Island in the Sun". This is the opening paragraph, the "Good GODZ just get something on the screen!" paragraph. I… Continue

Added by Rob Creighton Garrison on April 26, 2009 at 12:45pm — 15 Comments

Starshine

TONIGHT: in a sky near you, the crescent Moon, Mercury and the Pleiades star cluster will line up in the western sky for a beautiful sunset conjunction.

Added by Jeff Hartzer on April 26, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

The Sunday Poem: Zachary Kluckman... Tourniquet the Morning

It's 3:00 AM. Do you know where your muse is? Sometimes, all you can do is wait. The wee small hours of the morning (as the song goes) is when you miss her most of all.



Zach Kluckman's anthology of New Mexican poets, Earthships: A New Mecca Poetry Collection, was a finalist in the 2008 NM Book Awards. Past publications include the New York Quarterly,… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on April 26, 2009 at 9:00am — 6 Comments

One last bit of bragging and I'll STFU. I swear.

I just opened the letter from the English Department awarding me summa cum laude based on my thesis "Not What I Wanted To Be When I Grew Up: Stories of the American Working-Class In a Post-9/11 Economy." I'm quite pleased.

The thesis was a collection of three short-stories plus a preface which discussed how I selected, analyzed, and integrated influences on my work into my own view of fiction. Or some such nonsense.

Added by Dick Chingadero on April 25, 2009 at 2:29pm — 4 Comments

Bow Wow Blues is on TWITTER!!!

http://twitter.com/BowWowBlues

Twitter away!!!! To Twitter and Beyond!

Cheers!
Stephanie

Added by Bow Wow Blues on April 25, 2009 at 12:48pm — No Comments

modernity

I ran across this photo on the Tumblog "This Isn't Happiness" and it reminded me of a thought I had a few weeks back.



Right now, in my pocket, I have easily this many albums -- maybe more. Plus a novel. And several dozen radio programs.



Imagine telling this bootlegging fellow that I could carry 20 continuous days worth of music, PLUS some TV programs, PLUS a movie or two, PLUS four or five… Continue

Added by Dick Chingadero on April 25, 2009 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Heart of the City

I guess when most people think of "the heart of the city," they think of a vibrant downtown area. They certainly don't think of the mockery of downtownery* that Burque boasts. For me, the heart of our city is the Rio Grande bosque. (The Sandias are the lungs, downtown is the spleen, and Cottonwood Mall is the diseased colon.) There is something about having this natural area that is surrounded by development that is oddly comforting and therapeutic.… Continue

Added by Dick Chingadero on April 25, 2009 at 8:00am — 7 Comments

Goosage

I like to walk my dog down around Alameda Bridge. I spotted this goose for the first time about three weeks ago, sitting on an little bit of island, twenty feet off the bank. It didn't occur to me that she was sitting a nest until last Sunday when we went back and she was still there. I'm anxious to see the goslings now. Anybody know how long it… Continue

Added by Dick Chingadero on April 25, 2009 at 7:30am — No Comments

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