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Could 'burque FLOOD?


Lady Liberty Live

[Click image for an even larger FULL FRONTAL shot]. This photograph filmed in Des Moines. Our hearts go out to anyone in Iowa now who are caught up in the worst floods ever. Surely this Lady would be underwater today.We hope she stands tall for us all in these horrifically odd times. Could Albuquerque FLOOD…

Added by Jeff Hartzer on June 18, 2008 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

On the Dole

Welcome to my summer vacation blog!

I was recently laid off from PNM (I was their Environmental Sustainability Coordinator for two years) and find myself facing the first actual summer vacation I've had since I was a kid. WOOT!

I'm looking forward to a summer of gardening, hiking, home repair, learning to play gamelon, re-learning to play bass, reading, getting my Tauren feral drood to level 70 and seeking out cheap-ass entertainment in the Duke City.

Added by Carrie on June 18, 2008 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Food Fest Video and Have you Considered Chickens?

My favorite discovery at the Local Food Festival and Field Day was the Portable Backyard Chicken Coop by a local company called The Green Egg. The coops are portable, lightweight, and space-efficient. Owner Gary said his newly designed coop "premiered" at the Food Festival.

The design is great: the chickens have their own little nesting box in an insulated a-frame. Also included is a tray to catch droppings, storage, and a shade cloth for… Continue

Added by Local Food NM on June 18, 2008 at 1:30pm — 4 Comments

Electric Cars, the answer?

Wow, I found this article while googling Tesla Motors (the Electric Car company that will have a factory here in the ABQ). Think Global out of Norway has something that I feel could really work in a place like Albuquerque. Hopefully this will be an option for us in the near future. My dream is to have something like this and to get solar power to plug it into.

Added by Chris K. on June 18, 2008 at 11:43am — 3 Comments


It's the solstice moon tonight. Please refrain from any pagan snarking because what the solstice moon means is for many geometrically- and optically-related reasons, the moon will look flipping HUGE tonight.

Check out this story from NASA.

According to the Farmer's Almanac, moonrise… Continue

Added by Alexis on June 18, 2008 at 11:30am — 10 Comments

The In Crowd

I had big hair, big eyebrows, and big shoulder pads in the Eighties. I listened to The Blasters, Los Lobos, Dwight Yoakam and all the rockabilly and blues I could get my hands on in the Eighties. I went to shows at… Continue

Added by Adelita on June 18, 2008 at 10:00am — 41 Comments

It's a Beautiful Day and I'm a Happy Dog

It’s funny, I was just thinking the other day how those close to perfect days are so infrequent. Alas, I give my best shot to it on my birthday. But what about those that don’t require planning? I hope this is one of those days! Maybe it started yesterday and I didn’t even catch it? I did pick up my new sport jacket from the tailor. I did have a nice evening which began with a jackpot at The Downs. I did… Continue

Added by Michael P. "Martini Mike" D'Arco on June 18, 2008 at 9:30am — No Comments

Morning Fix: Every Day?

Morning Fix: Every Day?


Added by Somegye on June 18, 2008 at 5:30am — 11 Comments

The Telephone Museum of New Mexico

My partner and I finally made it during open hours to the Telephone Museum of New Mexico. We had tried to go a couple of times before and always missed it by the thinnest of margins. They are only open MWF 10-2, so plan accordingly.

The TMNM is a charming place, situated in the old telephone exchange building downtown, on the 4th St Mall between Central and Copper. It is a truly local and non-profit endeavor, staffed and manned entirely, it seems, by retiree volunteers. In… Continue

Added by Khan on June 17, 2008 at 6:30pm — 18 Comments

Talking Talons: Day 5

We took Ashley's cousin for her first day of volunteering with us. All we did was weed though. xD But we talked while we worked so we did it pretty fast (though we'll have to do more soon).

Then we dropped her off and went to Golden Corral with Ryan to eat. A lot. After that we followed him to the pound because he said he wanted to adopt a dog. We looked but no luck. Then we went to Subterranean Jungle and holy crap is that place awesome. I got to look at and hold one of the ball… Continue

Added by Sarah on June 17, 2008 at 6:25pm — No Comments

Local Etsy of the Week-studio14prints

This week's Albuquerque Etsy seller is for the bicycle enthusiasts out there. If you like funky old cruisers, and I do, studio14prints has done a series of photographs of an awesome one. Here is his description of his work:

'At the moment I am running a line of 18 different photos of an antique bicycle my mom brought home for our… Continue

Added by Spring Griffin on June 17, 2008 at 5:00pm — 5 Comments

I just re-read this poem--which I love--and I'm posting it here so I'll know where to find it


The Mad Farmer Liberation Front

by Wendell Berry

Love the quick profit, the annual raise,

vacation with pay. Want more

of everything ready-made. Be afraid

to know your neighbors and to die.

And you will have a window in your head.

Not even your future will be a mystery

any more. Your mind will be punched in a card

and shut away in a little drawer.

When they want you… Continue

Added by Laura on June 17, 2008 at 3:39pm — 3 Comments

HUGE Yard Sale Fundraiser at Z Coil Headquarters, June 28th

Our next HUGE Yard Sale Fundraiser is taking place on Saturday, June 28th, 2008. Mark your calendars now!

All proceeds benefit The Wooden Cow Gallery and Art Space, a local grassroots creative co-op devoted to promoting arts awareness, while… Continue

Added by The Wooden Cow Gallery on June 17, 2008 at 2:21pm — No Comments

Arithmetic, Population, and Energy...

Boy, this is sobering... Albert Bartlett, “Arithmetic, Population and Energy”, aka “consequences of the exponential function”. If you have the time to view these, it would be well worth it. I don't think I've come across a better presentation of what, exactly, we are… Continue

Added by Neonnoodle on June 17, 2008 at 10:30am — No Comments

Morning Fix: #24


Added by Somegye on June 17, 2008 at 1:00am — 4 Comments

DOT commercial

Dear Staff for the Department of Transportation Traffic Safety Bureau,

This evening as I was watching KOAT news, I saw your departments' commercial about drivers looking out (twice) for motorcyclist. FANTASTIC!!!! Your team delivered the message powerfully. I thought it was visually quite influential. I hope that this commercial, and others like it (looking *AND* signaling before changing lanes!) will saturate all of the local network TV stations, airways, newspapers,… Continue

Added by pineapple_yum on June 17, 2008 at 12:30am — 22 Comments

Car For Sale

Hey Duke City Fixers! I'm selling my 1999 Subaru Legacy Outback Special Ed. in order to help finance my bike tour this summer. I'm asking the Blue Book $6,800 or best offer for it. It has roughly 140,000 miles on it and has been well taken care of. It's gotten regular oil changes and has new tires. If you have any questions or would like to make an offer please call me at 505-363-2471 or just send me a message with your email/contact info. Thanks!…


Added by Will on June 16, 2008 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

Lila from ABQ's own Rogue Bindis Tribal Dance Co.

The Rogue Bindis are an improvisational belly and tribal dance troup here in the Q. We were delighted to get to see Lila (pictured above) and Flo dance at a party celebrating the Albuquerque Symphony Orchestra's 75th anniversary. They were awesome!

photo © kel vick… Continue

Added by Kelly Vickers on June 16, 2008 at 8:17pm — No Comments

Skid Row

I don't know if I want to write about my last ride as I now have more questions than before about riding techniques. But it's better to have questions knowing that the right answer is out there some where, than to have questions without understanding, right?

Saturday night, BF and I decided to ride to our friends' house for a get-together. We live in the Northwest area and they live in the Southwest area. I figured it would be a good 'practice' ride, long enough to get experience… Continue

Added by Gemini Goddess on June 16, 2008 at 4:07pm — 1 Comment

Get on board! Words ride the bus for free...

Ask and ye shall receive!

Happily, my lament over poetry on the bus this spring coincided with a renaissance of the City's competition - just announced for this summer.

Oh how do you love this City? Let's count the ways - up to 50 words, that is.

Send up to 2 poems to… Continue

Added by Mikaela Renz-Whitmore on June 16, 2008 at 12:30pm — 5 Comments

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