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The Crying One

A friend of mine is taking a class at the U called Urban Legends. She asked me to recount an urban legend that I'd heard, and of course the most famous here in NM, in various forms is...

La Yarona, La Yorona, or more correctly La Llorona (the crying one)...

I first heard this story from my abuelita on my mom's side. Grandma on my dad's side was "gramma garcia" and on my mom's side, "gramma gramma".

In her broken english, gramma gramma terrified generations with… Continue

Added by Ron Da Bomb on July 18, 2008 at 12:26pm — 23 Comments

"Frank" needs to find a Home!!

A few days ago I was standing in front of The French Riviera bakery eating some bread and talking w/ a friend, all of a sudden I hear many car horns blasting, I look, tearing *ss down the middle of the southbound lane of 4th street is this chihuahua, in front of 10 or so backed-up motorists,so i step into northbound traffic, it was kind of crazy, made eye contact w/ the dog, some motion, went down to one knee and he came to me, i scooped him up,… Continue

Added by Joe S Sausage on July 18, 2008 at 6:31am — 34 Comments

Morning Fix: Nopeace


Added by Somegye on July 18, 2008 at 5:30am — No Comments

OFF Center Community Art Studio

There is a community art center a block from my house which has nearly everything an artist could hope for---for free! Whether you wish you had your own studio space yet can't afford it, or if you need someplace to donate/recycle all the weird crap in your garage, this is one of Albuquerque's great art treasures.

When we moved we left my own art work and our art collection in Atlanta, so our walls… Continue

Added by Kelly Vickers on July 17, 2008 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment


Over this past weekend I had the pleasure of acting for Spork Films again, for the 48 hour film project. It went quite well, I got to play a role I had some fun with - being a sleazy guy. If you want to check out the film, you can do so here:


Now some reviews:

Hellboy II

Visually amazing, this is what Hellboy I should have been - like a comic book on steroids. Guillemo Del Toro obviously cares about this project… Continue

Added by brian botkiller on July 17, 2008 at 4:00pm — 10 Comments

View from my Front Door

In a six week project on the street directly out our front door new water and sewage lines are going in. The trough a dozen feet from our stoop is so deep all I can see now is a bobbing construction hat and the occasional shovel full of dirt flung into the air.

That's our cute Casita, second door on the right near downtown ABQ. Other than the noise, the occasional water reductions are getting old… Continue

Added by Kelly Vickers on July 17, 2008 at 12:00pm — 6 Comments

Morning Fix: Rarrrrrrrrrgh


Added by Somegye on July 17, 2008 at 5:30am — 2 Comments


One evening, suffering from a bout of unemployment blues, I climb the stairs to my favorite rooftop bar. I sidle up to the bar, say "hey" to Nick, the bartender, and order a cold Dos Equis draft.

"Dos Equis," says a deep, raspy voice to my left. "Good choice."

I turn my head sideways, ready to sling sarcastic vitriol at the person so arrogant to interrupt my melancholy, and my eyes meet the piercing gaze of two deep, blue eyes, peering through me.

"I used to… Continue

Added by freekbuoy on July 17, 2008 at 3:09am — 8 Comments



Today I was rewarded for my persistence in search for a job! I am now employed in a temporary position at the University of New Mexico, (UNM). I know that something was close;… Continue

Added by Anthony R. Lovato on July 16, 2008 at 8:00pm — 4 Comments

Downtown 'O2 area gets Fiber to the Home (FTTH)

Just a short note that the company I'm a partner in is now providing FTTH (Fiber to the Home) in the O2 area of Albuquerque. The Old ABQ HS Gym Lofts and Bel Vedere are the first places to be "lit up".Each site/building complex will be connected to our existing Open Access Metro 10GigE downtown ring We will then install an active GigE fiber link to each loft/townhome. From that the user will receive a 100Mb/s connection to the Internet, phone service, and soon IPTV services. Users can get more… Continue

Added by CityLink Telecommunications on July 16, 2008 at 2:52pm — No Comments

Cynicism, or, "what the f#$% is wrong with everybody?!"

"Cynicism" is defined as an expression of a cynical quality. "Cynical" is defined as "based on or reflecting a belief that human conduct is motivated primarily by self-interest." A "cynic," therefore, is defined as one who harbors such belief. Interestingly, the term also refers to the Greek philosophy that… Continue

Added by freekbuoy on July 16, 2008 at 2:27pm — 5 Comments

Where in 'Burque is Adelita?

I want to have some fun with my fellow DCFers. I've decided to borrow a theme from Matt Lauer of the Today Show, - Where in the World is Matt Lauer? As the first in a series of posts, I ask - "Where in 'Burque is…


Added by Adelita on July 16, 2008 at 8:00am — 58 Comments

Morning Fix: Crushed by 16 Quarters


Added by Somegye on July 16, 2008 at 5:30am — 9 Comments

August 1-6 2008 - Medicine Women's Gathering near Reserve, NM

A Wonderful Women's Event in August in New Mexico

There's a really awesome place in NM that is offering a women's gathering at the beginning of August.

Here's the details:

Join Medicine Women, Healers, Herbalists and other empowered women for a week long gathering of hearts and minds in the Gila Wilderness. Herbal medicine workshops, plant walks, wild foods meals, training in the Medicine Woman Tradition and what it means to be a healer and woman of empowerment and… Continue

Added by Karla Linden, NMT, LMT on July 15, 2008 at 7:11pm — No Comments

Thanksgiving Goal

I am setting a goal to be in Abq by turkey day. Does anyone know what the job scene is like for a machinist. I have 12 years of experience and am looking for steady employment. Can anyone hook me up with a mtnbiking blog????

Added by Tim on July 15, 2008 at 3:40pm — 2 Comments

Unit 7 Drain + Launchpad = Abq Music Scene Back to Normal


There's been plenty of recent coverage about the Launchpad and its reopening but I'm particularly looking forward to Unit 7 Drain's CD release party at the venue, which takes place Saturday July 19. Growing up more to the tune of my dad's Harry Nilsson, Beatles and… Continue

Added by Todd on July 15, 2008 at 2:22pm — No Comments

Running Fiber Optic - who wants to fly?

Just doing a quick post to talk about the project I'm working on. Since my 2 year long contract has ended with KeyToSound, I've been taking some time to not only clean my home office, but also pick up "odd jobs" around town. I've been talking to Rick over at Production Central ABQ (a film / video production house) and landed a networking gig laying fiber optic, Cat5 and Cat6 with my brother in law. It's pretty cool to say that we've ran over a thousand feet of fiber optic, covering 7 production… Continue

Added by jasonwolf on July 15, 2008 at 1:16pm — 6 Comments

Taking Back the Streets

I've just had my third extremely creepy encounter this summer as a cyclist verses a seemingly crazy motorist. Three times in the last couple months I've had a car pull up behind me on traffic free two-lane streets and just lay their horn on me. One time I was outright terrified because the car actually followed me for over a block down Candeleria while continuously honking. Considering it was 6:45 in the morning there wasn't any other traffic, or even other pedestrians out, to give me a hand… Continue

Added by miss lonelyhearts on July 15, 2008 at 9:09am — 19 Comments

Morning Fix: More Fuel Stories


Added by Somegye on July 15, 2008 at 5:30am — 6 Comments

Sunport Blogging, Part 3

Ever since I’ve been commuting from Albuquerque to the Capital City (not the City Different, but the one supposedly built on a swamp), I’ve been tantalized by glimpses of the old Albuquerque Airport terminal, built in 1939.

Last week, I decided to see it up close and in person.

It was an adventure.

The first challenge is getting to it. Mapquest and Google…


Added by Barelas Babe on July 14, 2008 at 10:30pm — 25 Comments

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