Remember back even farther than that -- remember the folks who started it all -- over 10 years ago at Jack's Lounge, or Best Price Books and Coffee, or drive-by poetry? Remember the greats -- Danny Solis, Kenn Rodriguez,… Continue
My 12 year old wants to be a Library volunteer this summer. in past tears if you were in the 12-14 age group you just talked to the librarian and off you went. This year the City is requiring background checks.
I know that my kids are fairly sheltered, but my question is- is this paranoia or is it really that bad out there?
Hello Beautiful People! I hope you are feeling as fabulous as me on this fine day in the Duke City, the Center of the Universe. Well, you KNOW it is, because, well; we're here, Silly! In case you've been living in a cave on the set of Lost, maybe you've missed hearing about Oprah's latest bookclub installment, A New Earth, by Eckhart Tolle. A good read. His discussion on ego is interesting and I think right on the mark. Most humans' egos are what get them in trouble. Deflating the ego, or the… Continue
Added by Jean Grey on April 24, 2008 at 12:35am —
So, I went up to the City Different today for work stuff, and in my short time there I made two observations:
1. A teryaki chicken bowl thing costs twice as much; and
2. It looks like they're really gearing up to put the RailRunner in.
As to the first observation, I've been aware of the "privilege of purchasing basic necessities in Santa Fe" tax for years. But seriously, eight bucks for a chicken bowl? What, was the chicken massaged before slaughter? Was it fed… Continue
Dad worked there
Everybody's dad worked on the base. Not because they were in the service; they just worked there.
I'm not sure what they did there on the base. My dad never told me what he did. "A lot of different things," he'd say when I asked. As I got older, I learned not to ask. It was strange to grow up there, in Albuquerque. The Government was an ever-present influence in everyone's lives, yet nobody was that aware of it. Since 1947, the Atomic Energy… Continue
It has officially been a week and a day since I turned 19, and in that week, I have come to a few conclusions. Keep in mind that these realizations have less than two decades behind them......
1. Love comes in unexpected packages. In the past year I've had two boyfriends--and God, were those learning experiences. But in the process, I came to realize that I am stronger than I could have ever imagined. At the same…
Okay. So I'm stealing Sophie's idea a little bit. But there's kid-friendly stuff going on in town this weekend too.
Children's Seed Festival at the Botanical Garden. 10 am - 3 pm. "Visitors can learn through hands-on discovery stations about the ways seeds travel, the amazing variety of seed shapes and sizes and the incredible adaptations that… Continue
I'm again disappointed that the city council doesn't see things my way. It's not fair!-- no, honestly- however predictable the vote to reform Tax Increment Development Districts on Monday, it is really unfortunate how the Council continues to proceed with TIDDs as the answer to all our woes, with so little understanding of the tool's ramifications. See the SWOP Blogger for a great accounting of recent TIDD developments.
I don't know why the City doesn't push this more (okay, yes I do), but it's a little-known fact that ABQ Ride offers a Business Partnership program to get reduced-cost monthly bus passes.
The program sounds fancy-schmancy. What it boils down to is that if you and a few other (8+?) people can band together and say you'll buy bus passes every month, you can get them for $20 -- an $8 savings for true commuters. As long as you ride 3 days a… Continue
If any of you ever rode the bus in Seattle, you know that one of that city's gems is its program to put poetry on the bus.
Every year, a non-profit, in coordination with the City, announces a themed poetry competition, with a tight word limit. They work hard to get poets of all ages (i.e. work w/ local schools) to submit. They're up to receiving 3,000 entries a year!
They select a certain number, get a graphic artist to… Continue
Destiny. In the dictionary it states: The inevitable or necessary fate to which a particular person or thing is destined; one's lot; A predetermined course of events considered as something beyond human power or control; The power or agency thought to predetermine events.
Some people are destined to become great artists. Some people are destined to be great musicians. Some people are destined to live in Albuquerque. And some are… Continue
Sometimes I just want to relax to some nice chill ambient tunes. I was listening to the Drone Zone (Soma FM) on iTunes and heard the Free Sound Collective's 'Undertow', and had to check them out. The album 'Currents' is 3 songs and runs in the vein of Aphex Twin's 'Selected Ambient Works' with maybe a little Robert Rich thrown in… Continue
I am very disturbed about the Alibi's Best of Burque 2008. Mar Y Sol won best spa and top three hairstylists! Wow! What a crock if I've ever heard one! By definition, I believe that they aren't even a spa......they are a salon with facials and massages. Can you just serve water and call yourself a spa? Why even vote for best of Burque when our votes will pale in comparison to the ballot stuffers? It feels deceitful and I can't support a business that rolls like that.
Added by amanda on April 22, 2008 at 10:38pm —
Is it true? Are we FINALLY getting a Sephora in Burque? Please please please with a cherry on top, and extra sprinkles!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You have to understand. I'm not one of those girls who will begin their morning with a dunk in the ol' foundation and a few thousand strokes of mascara to achieve that oh-so-sexy transvestite barbie look.
I love makeup. I have a passion for the color, and there is nothing like the look of a new, untouched… Continue