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Morning Fix: Meow, Meow - Welcome Home - Meow, Meow

  • Charles the Cat is back home in the 505. Welcome home Charles!
  • One more reason to love Aerosmith. And all you Aerosmith haters out there can go buy a…
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Added by Alexis on April 20, 2010 at 6:00am — No Comments

Sin Agua

Sandwiched between this morning's stories of greed at Goldman Sachs and the impact of volcanic ash on European air travel, is a New York Times story about Pajarito Mesa just south of Albuquerque. This is a familiar story to Duke City denizens, but many people elsewhere assume those living "off the grid" do so as a matter of choice, not necessity. And they are often… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on April 19, 2010 at 9:30am — 8 Comments

Morning Fix: Albuquerque to Welcome 007 and Indiana Jones

  • "Cowboys and Aliens" is coming to NM complete with Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford. Mutton-chopped extras needed. (Dan Mayfield at the Albuquerque Journal wrote this story which you can access if you're a Journal subscriber).
  • The plague,…
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Added by Alexis on April 19, 2010 at 6:00am — No Comments

I'm...*shrug*

Because I have no cohesive narrative in mind...



One thing I hate: Making a sangwich and squeezing the mustard bottle to get an ejaculation of mustard water. That's just disgusting. Yeah, I was in a hurry and didn't shake well.



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Who loves tumbleweeds? I love tumbleweeds. On the drive home from work last week I was very nearly broadsided on Jefferson by a swarm of 'em surfing a great gust of wind across the roadway. The wind alone was cool (I may be alone in… Continue

Added by Rob Creighton Garrison on April 18, 2010 at 12:31pm — 10 Comments

The Sunday Poem: V.B. Price... Chaco Nights

Here is a preview of this morning's hottest ticket in town: The Church of Beethoven featuring Reich, J.S. Bach, and the poetry of V.B. Price. In good times and bad, Price has written about Albuquerque and New Mexico with courage, insight, and integrity. It is no surprise that Chaco Canyon calls to him again and again; his repect for our part of the world runs that… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on April 18, 2010 at 8:00am — 5 Comments

Self Serve is hiring an on-call Sex Educator!

We are looking for a flex time/on-call

Sales associate/Sex educator



Join our small, hardworking team of sex educators! You have the opportunity to help people feel better every day, and create a sex positive space unlike anything else in New Mexico.



Must be 18+, open minded, excited about sexuality education and enjoy retail customer service. This position is primarily for on-call and vacation coverage to be discussed. This is an irregular position that is best suited… Continue

Added by Self Serve on April 16, 2010 at 7:50pm — No Comments

It's OK to Say No! (and i'm not talking about drugs)





How 'bout a Mad Libs for a Humpday?



As the weather warms up, the influx of ___________________ really inundates the Duke City. If you just want to play the game and not be challenged to consider in depth a societal ill, etc. stop now and enter your word in the comments below. If you care not for reader participation, and are just here to burn minutes, carry on with your habitual… Continue

Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on April 14, 2010 at 9:30am — 4 Comments

Savor Albuquerque is Coming! June 4-13

Savor Albuquerque seems to be where it's at in terms of arts, culture and creativity this summer. This is looking pretty fantastic. The official site savorabq.com, launches next week.



Seems like Savor ABQ is a combination of original programming and the folding some existing events into one,… Continue

Added by Alexis on April 13, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Life with a 46 Inch TV

NOB HILL--It was not an easy decision--for replacing our old television would entail some remodeling as well as putting a major dent in our checking account. But when it came right down to it, I was alone one day and took my hammer to the space where our old TV lived, and that pretty much settled the remodeling question.



You see, our TV lived in a hole in the wall, a sort of closet actually, next to the front door. The former owner had… Continue

Added by Johnny_Mango on April 13, 2010 at 8:31am — 12 Comments

An Ecstatic Flux: The Poems of Lester Afflick

I lie down and writhe on the grass.

I invent myself again. Deeply.

--Lester Afflick, “Deeply”



This is a brutal country for poets, because poetry, like classical music, seems destined to be a marginal art form even after the spoken-word explosion. I’m reminded of the recent deaths of poets Ai, Lucille Clifton and Maisha Baton. A book of poems is launched into the world with maybe a ripple, but, more often than not, drops like a stone into the big cultural pond without a… Continue

Added by Richard Read Oyama on April 12, 2010 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

Desert Pulchritude

"How can you stand the desert?", my colleague back east asked me. "All of that brown dusty land - I could never live there!"



I stammered some answer about the subtle beauty of the desert that didn't suffice, but it was the best I could do at the time. Now that I've had some time to think about it, here's what I would have told her.



Deserts don't suit everyone. Low humidity, limited shade, and lack of water create a harsh… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on April 12, 2010 at 7:00pm — 14 Comments

Ghost Bike Descanso for David Anderson

This Ghost Bike Descanso will be placed for David Anderson by his family with the help of the Duke City Wheelmen Foundation April 13 at 5:00 pm. The ghost bike will be installed near the site of the crash that claimed David Anderson's life on March 22, 2010. All users of the multi-use path are invited to a public dedication for the descanso (memorial) at 6:00 pm April 13. Bring a plastic flower to place in flower pots that will be set up around the… Continue

Added by gleejb on April 12, 2010 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

Talk About a Swarm of Bees!

I received this email and was completely blown away by the pictures! This happened here in 'Burque near University and I-40. Photos were take by Vince Valdez from the Kenworth dealership.



One of the guys at work (Joe) is also Joe The Bee Guy. He got a call the other day at work. A truck driver turned on his air conditioner and it didn't work. He opened the back of his trailer and a huge cloud of bees flew out! Turns out they were living… Continue

Added by Adelita on April 11, 2010 at 10:04pm — 3 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Georgia Santa-Maria... Los Ojos Bar and Grill

Warm weather is here. Everyone is heading for the Jemez Mountains. Now there are only two kinds of New Mexicans: those who have been to the Los Ojos Bar in Jemez Springs, and those who are going. There are a thousand stories about the place. I could tell a couple myself. Anyway, Georgia Santa-Maria casts her eyes around that dark, smokey tavern and gives us a run-down of what it all means.



Georgia Santa-Maria is the author of “The Miami,… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on April 11, 2010 at 7:36am — 6 Comments

The Films of Hayao Miyazaki

Anime didn't interest me until I saw a film series of Hayao Miyazaki at Pacific Film Archives in Berkeley. As a child I'd loved the early Disney films like "The Lady and the Tramp" and "Bambi" as I had a sentimental affection for practically any movie that featured British actress Hayley Mills. I don't know whether this is good or bad. I suspect the Disney films instructed children in loss--the death of a parent, etc.--but a recent viewing of "Dumbo"… Continue

Added by Richard Read Oyama on April 10, 2010 at 8:00am — No Comments

Flashback Friday: Southwest Airlines Blog Celebrates 30 Years in Burque


Southwest Airlines
is remembering 30 years in Albuquerque.

I am so glad they changed the ugly color of those planes!

Added by Alexis on April 9, 2010 at 8:30am — 8 Comments

Morning Fix: Friday!



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Added by vashti on April 9, 2010 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

The Way I Like My Shoefly Pie (Theater Response)

A week ago I defended my 394 page dissertation while wearing three inch black heels. The heels made all the difference. The year prior I'd been in a wheelchair due to multiple sclerosis, so to walk in and face my committee from my high-heeled perch without even teetering signified (to me) the progress I hoped I had also made in creative nonfiction. Clicking my heels worked: I passed with distinction and was set free from cogs of the University… Continue

Added by lisa gill on April 9, 2010 at 3:30am — 2 Comments

The Trolley Toodles By...



Today the Trolley traveled by and we captured it from our doorway at PATRICIAN DESIGN!

It always brings a smile and we love having Albuquerque Trolley so much a part of Albuquerque!




Visit our… Continue

Added by PATRICIAN DESIGN on April 8, 2010 at 5:38pm — No Comments

Morning Fix: Thursday



  • Alibi's "Best of Burque" issue hit stands yesterday. Lots of fabulousness noted, and a quick 'woo hoo' for dukecityfix.com, voted 'Best Local Website'. Plus a shout out for "Best Resource for New-to-Towners" and for the always excellent Johnny…
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Added by vashti on April 8, 2010 at 6:00am — 6 Comments

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