Okay, I don't know about the rest of you, but the political season always begins to wear me out after a while. And I eventually reach a point where I just want it over with! But I saw this on Keith Oberman and it made me smile. So...I'm passing it… Continue
Added by Fenton Ayres on April 22, 2008 at 12:08pm —
A few of our local filmmakers are going to Cannes -- or trying to. "Sweetie" from Trifecta+, Gloria Martinez with "The Decision" and David Bishop's "Sunrise" will all be part of the Short Film Corner playing during the festivities.
They're all good people -- and having a few of our local filmmakers in the house would be really cool.
The Sweetie fundraiser is this Saturday at the Orpheum...…
NOB HILL--My very good friend Joe “The Gumball King” Lawson died last Thursday night at the age of 58. He had cancer...multiple myeloma...a cancer of the blood. His nickname came from his once having owned about 1500 gumball machines throughout the state of New Mexico. The Gumball King was a central character in my first…
OK, I'm not the most participatory Fixer here, and I haven't got a photo up, or many blog posts or blah blah blah. But I took a look at the events and saw something I wanted to do and clicked on it and it was added to my iCal. Now, here's the part where I yell:
THAT IS AWESOME AND TOTALLY HOW TEH INTERTUBES SHOULD WORK!!!: I SAW SOMETHING I WANTED TO REMEMBER TO DO, CLICKED ON IT, AND NOW IT'S ON MY CALENDAR! IT WAS SO EASY!
March 19, 2008. It's 6AM- why am I awake? To make tea and put it in to-go cups. Today we're going on our first real vacation in years. Real vacations require multiple days off of work, don't revolve around holidays, and are done for their own sake. Sure, we do mini trips all the time, but this is going to be 5 days without seeing our precious baby.
We're going on a road trip to Zion National Park, a place I haven't seen in 20 years.… Continue
Added by Brendan on April 22, 2008 at 12:08am —
I took these photographs of fires south of Albuquerque in the Manzano Mountain range...Ironically, we took a roaring drive through these very mountains just last week [see 'Open Roads' entry below]. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the folks of Torreon, N.M. and surrounding areas...GUSTY WINDS MAY EXIST...and they are not helping these fires.…
Have you been hearing the confusing terms "Tax Increment Financing" and "Tax Increment Development Districts" and wondering what all the fuss is about? It's a big fuss. Tonight, Councilors Benton, Cadigan and Garduno are hoping to pass a measure that would limit how this little monster can be applied in fringe areas of the city (i.e. SUNCAL's Westland property). If passed, the change could save tens of millions of taxpayer dollars from going… Continue
Okay so said that I would tell you about the problems I encountered when I became a teacher. It was a stunner for me! . In my first semster teaching Algebra II as a long term sub, I had a female student in 6th period. Good, quiet, respectful, hard-working student. She came to me one day towards the end of class and asked to speak to me. We spoke at the front of the class in very quiet tones and she asked if I could release her 10 minutes early each day so that she could pick up her daughter…Continue
Added by gsollars on April 19, 2008 at 11:00pm —
There are very few places in Albuquerque’s Bernalillo County that suburban-style development hasn't touched. Like other growing cities, Albuquerque’s regional suburban development is ubiquitous. It envelops the inner valley, east and west mesas, Tijeras Canyon, and the eastern slope of the Sandias. Big homes, by historic standards, on uniformly sized lots along snaking cul-de-sacs. They look remarkably similar. They tend to be expensive. And not one of them is purchased with… Continue
Adam Carolla, a recent "loser" on "Dancing with the Stars" inspired me. Really. "Most of you can't be a contestant on 'Dancing' but there's something you're afraid of doing. Go out there and do it anyway," said Adam.
Alright Adam. Here I go. I'm blogging.
List of fears: exposing too much of myself; embarassing my son (I've promised him I will try not to); bad grammar; not doing it perfectly; not being accepted, loved and revered. I'm afraid more than one of those…Continue
You nearly ruined the concert for me, my wife, and, I assume, countless other people. I don't care that you've been to Alasdair's music camp. I don't care that you have all his CDs. I don't care that you had your picture taken with him. I only care that at the beginning of every tune and often in the middle, you felt free to talk. Again and again and again. You selfish, oblivious bastard.
I was reminded of the Leonard Cohen concert at Paolo Solari we attended 15 years ago. Through… Continue
Just bought our tix for one of the many upcoming summer concerts and today we're thinking of cool breeze summer evenings with musack and refreshments a-plenty...If you can afford to go these days, the concert dates for summer events and festivals is piling up...There is HOPE for ROCKIN' IN THE FREE WORLD...