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Commando Pee Wee Golf - Day Five

We had an "in town" day today -- a day to head down to the wifi cafe, relax in the outdoor patio under the aspen trees and geek out. We found a great local spot that had nice sandwiches (ham and goat cheese) and played St. Vincent out on the patio.

The locals like to drink. Alot. It was about 11:30 and the young couple next to us were having a beers with their lunch and group of older ranch women were polishing off… Continue

Added by Carrie on July 11, 2008 at 1:05pm — 2 Comments

Dear Black Honda Civic

I'm sorry I got in your way this morning in front of my house as I turned my car around. I know you have important things to do, otherwise you wouldn't be speeding on my residential 25mph street and swerving around me on the wrong side of the road. I'll make sure that my 6 year old, my two cats, and my dog are all out of the way for you tomorrow. Maybe I should have all my neighbors block off the road for you so you could speed down it unimpeded. And that Scion and Toyota truck on… Continue

Added by SoyJames on July 11, 2008 at 8:55am — 1 Comment

Morning Fix: Always Something to Do


  • Salmonella warning expanded to jalapeño and serrano peppers. We like this tidbit from the Washington Post story: " ... raw serrano peppers, which are often confused with jalapeños." Prompted by our piqued interests in public health, we present this…

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

I Promised You Rain

So, okay, maybe that sprinkle on my windshield doesn't count as a true downpour from this rain goddess, but I did deliver on the sweet double rainbow that arched over the city this afternoon. And I'm here until Saturday, so I still have time.

In other news, I seem to have bought a house and gotten a job. So if the inspection on my property in NY comes back clean tomorrow (please, please, please, please), the moving van picks up my junk on July 28th, and we should arrive in this fair… Continue

Added by Lucky on July 10, 2008 at 11:29pm — 6 Comments

Must Know NM Trivia: "T or C"

My wife was watching the local weather and asked, "what the heck is T or C?" She's new here; I'm a native, so I got to sound smart for a minute. Back in 1950 the host of NBC radio (and later TV) gameshow Truth or Consequences said he would do the program from the first city who named itself after the show. The city of Hot Springs, New Mexico, indeed changed their name and host Ralph Edwards of Truth or Consequences came to the town annually for the next fifty years for an event… Continue

Added by Kelly Vickers on July 10, 2008 at 6:24pm — No Comments

A Sense of Community

This isn't even remotely a formal restaurant review, just a recommendation. Jennifer James 101 will make you forget that it's located in a strip mall where stray mattresses land in the median out on Menaul and traffic moves at a brisk pace just outside the front windows. The warm orange interior and limited amount of seating gives it an upscale neighborhood restaurant feel.

I went for the first time with our esteemed DCF founder… Continue

Added by Edith Grove on July 10, 2008 at 12:00pm — 13 Comments

Duke City Derby Skate-a-thon

DCD is having a skate-a-thon fund raiser to help send their travel team to Roller Con to play Salt Lake City. Saturday July 19 from 5 to 8 pm at Midnight Rodeo the Muencas Mertas will be racing for your donations. There will be live bands, a slide show of DCD greatest hits and an autograph session with the Muencas Mertas to show our fans how much we love them. DCD is committed to giving back to the community that supports them. DCD will be donating recreational equipment to the Paradise Hills… Continue

Added by Miss E. Vil on July 10, 2008 at 11:11am — No Comments

After work ride report

After work, Colin and I met at PJ's Triumph/Ducati motorcycle dealership, where they tried to lock us in and make us buy new sportbikes before they closed. We didn't fall for that old trick. But when they told

Colin that "his" Ducati GT1000 wouldn't be imported in the two-tone

cream color in 2009 (when he planned to be able to afford one), he

almost started crying. Way… Continue

Added by JMG on July 10, 2008 at 10:57am — 1 Comment

Going with the Flow -- Day Four

Waking up to my husband's magnificent huevos rancheros breakfast, cooked with leftovers from last night's steak dinner, I recalled all the times he made me breakfast when we were dating. I fall in love with him all over again. After ten years of marriage, these little smitten moments are still a daily occurrence.

It's not about what we do, it's about just enjoying ourselves in all this beauty.

Today, we head up to Hatcher Lake to do some float tubing, Yes, it is a form of… Continue

Added by Carrie on July 10, 2008 at 9:43am — 2 Comments

Morning Fix: Half Full


Added by Somegye on July 10, 2008 at 5:45am — 4 Comments

Have I created a monster?

One of things that has always worked well for me about New Mexico is the choice in clothing. Many people work on style, not so much what is fashionable, but what looks good or is fun to wear. I think that some of this is income related. We are a state of good yard sale/thrift store shoppers. Some of it is art related, even people with money have been known to lean toward the funky.

I love that people mix trendy and vintage or old jeans and fancy jewelry.

All three of my kids have a… Continue

Added by mombat on July 9, 2008 at 8:00pm — 10 Comments

Barelas Kudzu

Help! The trumpeter vine is taking over my house!

Added by Barelas Babe on July 9, 2008 at 7:33pm — 8 Comments

What does Albuquerque sound like?

Baseball and mockingbirds if you ask the FreeSoundProject where I recently downloaded all my ringtones. Surely, we can round out the project database with a few more recordings of fair Burque. You know, local aural phenomena such as:


Added by chantal on July 9, 2008 at 7:30pm — 16 Comments

You Learn Some of the Most Interesting Things at an Interview

First I want to say that I’m not writing this to gain any favor with Z-Coil. I just want to recognize a local company that made it big.

One of my interviews on Monday was with a… Continue

Added by Anthony R. Lovato on July 9, 2008 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Steve Stumped

I was just watching the KOB-tv midday newscast, and caught a little snippet on how sex gets better with age. There were some particulars given, such as women reporting more sexual satisfaction as they got older, and the men reporting slightly less, etc.

The young, pretty female anchor, Marla Tellez, was giving the story, and at the end, the camera was on both Ms. Tellez and the decidedly older Steve Stucker.

I have never, ever seen the guy so quiet or with such a blank… Continue

Added by Jessica on July 9, 2008 at 12:28pm — 7 Comments

Big Bad Mamas

I have a secret confession. I love to sing. I love singing in the car, at home while cleaning the house, and whenever the spirit moves me. There’s just this one little problem - I am tone deaf. To say I sing off key is an understatement. And I’ve got the vocal range of about two notes. I would love to have one of those big powerful voices like Lola Beltrán or… Continue

Added by Adelita on July 9, 2008 at 11:17am — 19 Comments

That's Gratitude for You!

I'm having a hard time figuring out why I'm still angry about an incident that occurred over two weeks ago. I'm usually not one to hang onto something as intangible as emotion but for some reason I'm hanging onto this like it's some kind of treasure.

You see, for the last three years I've been organizing massage therapists to provide massage for the participants of the walk and bike benefits of the American Diabetes Association. Last year I was able to add the Junior Diabetes… Continue

Added by MPC on July 9, 2008 at 10:30am — No Comments

Questioning Flyfishing -- Day Three

We had an epiphany. Fly fishing is a pain in the ass. Yes, after nearly seven years of catch-and-release fly fishing, we both admitted that the excessive gear, special knots, and matching the hatch is getting too fiddly for both of us. Both of us get a twinge of guilt when we actually catch a fish, even though we practice zero limit catch and release angling with single barb-less hooks.

And look at all the crap we loaded in our car just for fly fishing -- rod cases, reels, tackle… Continue

Added by Carrie on July 9, 2008 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

Morning Fix: Cushy Jobs


Added by Somegye on July 9, 2008 at 5:46am — 2 Comments


joan osborne

Today is Joan Osborne's birthday...WhooHoo!

Here is a 'gallery salute' to her when she was in Albuquerque at Q Jam in 2007.

Although NOT coming to Abq., a friend of ours wrote this awesome review of the July 7th Dallas, Texas show of Alison Krauss and Robert Plant ...Wish they… Continue

Added by Jeff Hartzer on July 8, 2008 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

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