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Final Daze!

Just for the hell of it, I am reminding y'all artlovers (?) that my show at Matrix Fine Art is up through this coming Saturday, November 29. The gallery is two blocks east of Carlisle on Central. and, I hope you all find a lot to be thankful for, now and through the coming year....

"listening"… Continue

Added by zoodeb on November 25, 2008 at 10:30am — No Comments

The Bike Family: 5000 Miles Done, 15,000 To Go

NOB HILL--A week ago Thursday I met a family on loaded touring bikes in front of my favorite bike shop, Two Wheel Drive. We spoke briefly. The man was in a hurry to leave. I went inside the shop, and they were gone when I came out. Two days later on The Duke City Fix, Mary Tafoya posted a discussion titled "… Continue

Added by Johnny_Mango on November 25, 2008 at 10:00am — 7 Comments

Search profiling is creeping me out!

OK, I know that all sorts of computers in the sky know my searching and browsing history, but this is getting ridiculous. I was recently watching the News Hour or BBC news or something, and saw a segment on Somali piracy. They had on some British captain recounting the experience of having his ship taken over by pirates like 10 years ago. He mentioned they showed up at his cabin wearing balaclavas, and damn if I didn't know what those were. So I… Continue

Added by Snak on November 25, 2008 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

Sneak Preview: Drag Queen Pug

The highly anticipated launch of 'Drag Queen Pug' is just around the corner. Enjoy a sneak preview of the site, vision, and goal to help raise money towards local animal non-profits that support the adoption and care of adult dogs.

The site will feature my ab fab adopted pug, Douglas, (aka Ms. Douglas Bean). In 2009 I will chronicle her adventures on glamourous photo shoots as… Continue

Added by Jen Marshall on November 24, 2008 at 10:42pm — No Comments

The long put off project

I want a grandbaby. That is no secret. Even folks that don't know me know I want a grandbaby. I see babies everywhere & want them. My eyes glaze over. I can't exactly explain it but it is like what I have seen other women go through when one day they see a baby somewhere & suddenly have to have a baby. Right then. Usually the women are a lot younger than I am but I suddenly truly understood what they had been saying. My good friend had a baby last year but that baby's grandmother hasn't… Continue

Added by cathyray on November 24, 2008 at 3:41pm — 3 Comments

Janet Napolitano: ABQ Native (almost)

Arizona Governor, Janet Napolitano, is in line to become our next Homeland Security secretary...Ms. Napolitano was one of the first United States Governors to support Barack Obama. On January 22nd, 2008, she appeared at a fund-raiser at Albuquerque's AirDance ArtSpace where I had a chance to meet her. In person, she seems to be a very down-home, solid citizen, and just what you've come to expect from someone born in… Continue

Added by Jeff Hartzer on November 24, 2008 at 12:00pm — 10 Comments

Mosquitoes, Mayor McCheese, and More: The 2008 Southwest Biennial

Two years ago I happened on the first Biennial Southwest (2006) art show by accident – I was at the Albuquerque Museum to look at the Rembrandt etchings of beggars. My family, ever crowd averse and having reached their fill of Rembrandt, headed down a hall, turned a corner, and walked smack into the Biennial Southwest exhibit.

My trek this weekend to the… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on November 24, 2008 at 10:30am — 6 Comments

Morning Fix: Last and Proud


Added by Somegye on November 24, 2008 at 5:30am — 4 Comments

Home For The Holidays

So it's kind of strange. I am getting set to buy my plane tickets to "go home" for Christmas - Narita - LAX - ABQ. I have thought of myself as a San Diegan for a long time, since that's where I grew up, but I have not lived in California since I took off for the Academy at 18. California is still my "home of record" in military parlance, since my parents are still there. But they are looking to shift to New Mexico at some point, too. Soon, I hope. I… Continue

Added by Carol on November 24, 2008 at 4:30am — No Comments

A fully tested, debugged, and reproducible weekend for your consideration.

Last weekend was really full so this weekend I'm taking things easy. One day, one major activity. Saturday is for watching belly dancers, Sunday is for hiking. The best part is, you can do it as well- it's all happening next weekend too. All links are clickable for full size pictures.

Saturday, Novermber 22, 2008- It's 12:30PM and we're on our way to… Continue

Added by Brendan on November 23, 2008 at 7:30pm — 10 Comments

Memorials along I-25

I left work a little early on Friday and stopped along the way to photograph these memorials people leave. It was a lot more dangerous that I thought it would be and I'm not going to even try the ones between Albuquerque and Santa Fe. I missed about half of them between Belen and Albuquerque because I couldn't safely pull over and get a picture.

I've been wanting to do this for a couple of years and am glad I was finally able to do it. Perhaps using a motorcycle would be safer or… Continue

Added by James of al-Barran on November 23, 2008 at 1:10pm — 9 Comments

All Time Sneaker Top Ten List

Martini Mike's post about patching his roof got me thinking about sneakers.

When I was in high school, my friends and I were what you might call a "shoe swappin' crowd". We wore each others shoes, especially sneakers. Like, as in, "Hey Mahk, bring your gazelles in so i can wear 'um for a few weeks and i'll bring in my old Nike Leather Cortez' that you like, ok?".

If one of the gang (think… Continue

Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on November 23, 2008 at 12:30pm — 11 Comments

Up on the Roof

What a warm beautiful Saturday afternoon. What a nice day to put the top down and take a long ride… or patch the roof! God I loves me a roof. Well, to hang out on, not fix! Unfortunately I only came to grips with the need for some patching shortly before my vacation a few weeks ago. Porch roof, old and cracking, flat, leaking a tad in monsoon season, yada yada. Did… Continue

Added by Michael P. "Martini Mike" D'Arco on November 22, 2008 at 8:30pm — 6 Comments

painting life's pleasures: martinis and pugs

After a year long hiatus of painting, I find myself recently inspired to paint once again. The root of this creative surge? I'm not quite positive, but I think it might have to do something with Obama getting elected and being able to look towards the next four years with optmisim.

I'm not formally trained in art. In high school I took AP art courses, and dabbled a bit in college with art history courses, but that is the highest level… Continue

Added by Jen Marshall on November 22, 2008 at 7:54pm — 3 Comments

WESST Opens New Business Incubation Center Dowtown

You might have heard of WESST, but aren't exactly certain about what they do. Recently I had the pleasure of meeting Linda Karr, Development Director of WESST, and toured their new WESST Enterprise Center scheduled to open in early December 2008.


WESST is a locally headquartered non-profit that assists small businesses reach their goals and succeed. In the new… Continue

Added by Jen Marshall on November 22, 2008 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

Don't Be A Grinch Charity Art Show!

The Don't Be A Grinch Charity Art Show!

5905 Marble

Dec 13th Saturday


This is a small art show/Xmas party which will feature a toy, food and clothing drive to help the needy. There will be art, photography, body painting and a fashion showcase with the musical stylings of Julia Angel and Leah Black! There is a $2 cover or you can bring a toy, non-perishable food item or clothing item. People who donate to the cause can get a photo postcard with one of our sexy… Continue

Added by josh jones on November 22, 2008 at 4:17pm — No Comments

Hedwig and the angry inch opening night

Last night went well, our crowd was not as big as we wanted, but they were very responsive. Everyone was on top of their game, and despite a few foul-ups here and there, we still nailed it. Afterward we had cake and sparkling cider, which is apparently tradition ... I never knew.

Some pics from our Hedwig adventures so far are available here:

Added by brian botkiller on November 21, 2008 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Albuquerque Area Food Gardening Network!

The weather may be a bit chilly this time of year, but community gardens are a hot topic right now. From backyard growers to government agencies, the promotion of community-based gardens is gaining in popularity - and its happening right here in the Albuquerque area!

We recently learned of the following meeting, aimed at the formation a food gardening network for the Albuquerque area:

Join the UNM Research Service Learning… Continue

Added by Local Food NM on November 21, 2008 at 4:34pm — No Comments

Glorious day of recycling

Today, the city gnomes dropped off shiny, new, and blue recycling bins in my neighbourhood in the SW. The lack of decent recycling options was a big disappointment for me when I moved in. The city website said that we ought to put the recycling out in clear plastic bags, which were supposed to be available in neigbourhood supermarkets... only they weren't! I ended dropping off my recycling at a collection bin in the neighbourhood Wal-Mart (all hail…


Added by Pete Zaitcev on November 21, 2008 at 4:00pm — 20 Comments

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