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Double Your Pleasure--Self Serve turns 2!!!

Added by Self Serve on December 23, 2008 at 2:30am — 1 Comment

Are you ready for some FOOOTBALLLLLLLLL?

Well. are you? I'm not. But I am ready for the holidays to roll around. Did someone say days off from work? What was that? Four day weekend? Ahhh. Many thanks. And of course there is the recession special ($5, ALL AGES) show that's going on Saturday. Never fear, there are seats still available. Snatch them up before someone else does.

To not make this a 100% promotion post, I pose this question: what are your plans for the holidays?

Added by Eugene the Nerd on December 22, 2008 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Las Posadas de Barelas 2008

The older I get, the more drawn I am to local neighborhood holiday traditions. Part of it is a nostalgic longing for community – I have happy childhood memories of large extended family gatherings. (To give you an idea what I mean by extended family - in just 10 minutes I came up with a list of more than 200 family members, and given another 20 minutes I could probably double that list. And this is without conferring with my mother, whose memory has a… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on December 22, 2008 at 1:00pm — 4 Comments

Morning Fix: Wet, Brown

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Added by Somegye on December 22, 2008 at 5:30am — 2 Comments

Posole



I was inspired by the lady who was giving samples of tamales from Bueno Foods at the grocery store. She gave me a recipe card for Holiday Posole from Bueno but I did my own thing.



Braise 2.5 pounds of pork neck bones with meat, add favorite seasoning to taste (I used salt, pepper, garlic powder, dried minced onion and season all). Add… Continue

Added by Sí Serrano on December 21, 2008 at 8:30pm — 10 Comments

WPMMSAAHCFTHCNDHE!

(Um... that's a big bag of stuff for the homeless pictured in the banner, from last year, pre Nikon... btw)



It’s that time of the year again. The time when our neighbors let the *incessantly barking dogs out just a little later, when the sun is warm. Peace and Joy? How about Peace and QUIET! The time when little old ladies hit your car not once but twice in the parking lot at… Continue

Added by Michael P. "Martini Mike" D'Arco on December 21, 2008 at 8:30am — 7 Comments

Notification and "standing" of non recognized Neighborhood Associations on zoning and planning issues

In listening to the City Council meeting of December 15, 2008 (AC-08-23 and the discussion regarding “notification”) I continue to be astounded by the degree to which some of our our elected officials embrace an archaic concept of privilege in matters of government information.



During the conversation regarding notification of land use matters scheduled to be heard by the EPC (or Council) to individuals, coalitions and non-recognized (alternative) neighborhood organizations… I saw… Continue

Added by Crista on December 20, 2008 at 10:58pm — 3 Comments

The Reason Birds Sing/Revisit the Bosque

Today I took another magical trip to Bosque del Apache.

The real reason birds sing?

Because I Fly, I envy no man on earth.



Everytime I go there, I spend hours just watching the birds and I let my mind take me away. I enjoy it very much and it lets me do some photography of the marvelous cranes.



Born to Fly

For each of us is created to die,

And within me…
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Added by buggs on December 20, 2008 at 10:53pm — 3 Comments

The Gospel According To John (Moses Browning)

John Moses Browning was perhaps the finest firearms designer, ever. His designs continue to work and to serve almost 100 years after they were created. There is an ongoing controversy about the reliability and safety of current 1911s vs. other "modern" pistols and I think this about sums the situation up.







As translated from the original ancient manuscripts by Fr. Frog.

© copyright 2002 by John C. Schaefer



1 In… Continue

Added by James of al-Barran on December 20, 2008 at 8:56pm — No Comments

The Man in the Arena; by Theodore Roosevelt... one of my Heroes!



Man in the Arena



"It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great… Continue

Added by James of al-Barran on December 20, 2008 at 7:06pm — 2 Comments

Agent 009 Infiltrates the Fiesta

Added by Kelly Vickers on December 20, 2008 at 2:32pm — 1 Comment

NUEVO AMERICA. Just in time for Christmas.

AUTHOR'S NOTE: The interest in posting this arose when the Author read the racist and nativist rants of some fellow Hoosiers on "The Fence Post" regarding immigration. This piece is cross-posted to the Desert of the Real Economics.]



In the 2004 film “The Motorcycle Diaries”, a young Ernesto “Che” Guevara makes a generally accurate observation… Continue

Added by FOXP2 on December 20, 2008 at 7:12am — 1 Comment

A little girl and her train



She’s a mass transit advocate in the smallest imaginable package.



My three-year-old daughter, Luna, rides the Rail Runner twice a week and has become obsessed. We live in the South Valley while my parents – with whom she spends those two days – live in Placitas. Between the gas prices earlier this year, as well as my 1987 Chrysler… Continue

Added by Ryan Martin Stark on December 19, 2008 at 11:30pm — 4 Comments

Final week of Hedwig @ The Vortex! Don't miss this great play!

Hey everyone,

Just a reminder that this is our final week of Hedwig @ the Vortex. Thurs-sat. shows start at 8pm, and sunday is at 6pm. Student rush tix are available 10 mins before the show starts for $10 with student ID. I hope to see you there!

http://www.thevortextheater.org for more info.

Added by brian botkiller on December 19, 2008 at 3:41pm — 1 Comment

Morning Fix: Banned from the Courthouse Lawn





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Added by Somegye on December 19, 2008 at 5:30am — 6 Comments

Little Red Hamburger Hut

Ever since Lota-gate I've been looking for a new place to get a good burger. Coincidentally, I've also meant to go try out a Wimpy's since time immemorial (Martini Mike's blog furthered the inspiration). Then one day, at Mountain and Sawmill, all was resolved.

We arrived at 11:20-… Continue

Added by Brendan on December 18, 2008 at 10:45pm — 17 Comments

Increasing Equity in your home

Question:

I just bought a house and plan to live in it for at least 5 years. What can I do to increase my equity besides making extra principal payments on my loan?







Answer:

Congratulations. You’ve bought a home in one of the best markets for buyers. Just the fact that you bought your house in a down market will give you a good chance of your house increasing in value while you live there. This, in turn, increases the amount of equity you have in your… Continue

Added by Talia Freedman on December 18, 2008 at 1:32pm — 1 Comment

The 10:30am Railrunner to Santa Fe

Yes! Yes! We were on it. And it was great! Sure, we did go r-e-a-l-l-y slow at one point, but the views were more than worth it. We weren't on any time limits or job deadlines so we didn't care. Commuters grumbled but did they really expect to get there on time the first day? The very first trip of the day was worse than ours from what I understand.



The new snow really made the view incredible. We were just a few feet from the traffic on the slushy highway but it was like being in a… Continue

Added by cathyray on December 18, 2008 at 1:30pm — 13 Comments

Warning to all the new arrivals to Albuquerque: My $50.00 Parking Mistake @ 6th and Lomas

ok, 1st i'd like to explain that there were signs everywhere stating if you didn't put money in the box, your car would be disabled, and it would cost $50.00 to have the boot taken off. i had just pulled in to the parking lot next to the Subway, never been there before, was getting a sandwich to go. i looked around for the box, i took a few steps towards the middle of the parking lot, looking for one. didn't see one. i figured 5 minutes tops, i wasn't eating on the premises, no harm no foul.… Continue

Added by Richard V on December 18, 2008 at 1:30pm — 6 Comments

A Pleasant Lobo Surprise

We were walking up to The Pit last night to watch the UNM Lobos take on Oral Roberts University. It became immediately obvious that I had misplaced one of the tickets somewhere between my work, my house and Lobo Country.



Totally furious at myself, I prepared to throw myself at the mercy of the ticket-taker, explaining that I had bought two tickets and had lost one out… Continue

Added by Alexis on December 18, 2008 at 10:30am — 7 Comments

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