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Why I Love a Particular Albuquerque McDonald's

I love the sound of New Mexico Spanish. For me, it’s like a warm blanket.



The sound of it reminds me of my grandmother's tiny kitchen up north. She can ramble on, mixing Spanish words with English with ease as her hands turn white with flour over the stove. Then, of course, there's the crackling AM radio station with barely audible Spanish corridos about heartbreak and death, and the dusty dog slobbering all over the screen door just… Continue

Added by Jeremy Jojola on October 23, 2008 at 3:30pm — 14 Comments

Remodeling in the Duke City

I'm doing it. It's happening. My house is getting a makeover and there are no TV cameras to capture it, no host to give a play-by-play, no viewing audience in the millions. The single 1940s floor gas heater I've huddled around in the winter will be gone, the ancient metal casement windows replaced, the outside insulated, the inside reconfigured.



It was a hard decision to make about eight months ago when I was considering buying a new house… Continue

Added by Edith Grove on October 23, 2008 at 10:34am — 6 Comments

Change Downtown

Being in the business of tourism, I am a recipient of lots of stuff pertinent to this industry. We all know there has been a push to make big changes downtown; to create a design to bring in more big conventions and more tourist dollars. What exists now isn't enough to draw in large scale groups. The feeling is that New Mexico has so much to offer, and we are already an attractive tourist destination, but we can't monopolize on this unless we create a… Continue

Added by Sarahjmd on October 22, 2008 at 10:30am — 16 Comments

Morning Fix: Shutter That Window

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Added by Somegye on October 23, 2008 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

Financial Crisis Teach-In at UNM - Open to Public



If you're like me, you might be scratching your head a little bit about what caused the financial crisis. Well, the UNM Law School is hosting a teach-in on the financial crisis on Friday, October 24th, from 11:00 am to 2:45 pm in the Forum at UNM Law School (117 Stanford Dr. NE). The event is open to the entire University community and the public.



The teach-in will consist of several panels of scholars from across the University,… Continue

Added by Dianne P. on October 22, 2008 at 4:24pm — 4 Comments

Angelo's

A dear, sweet co-worker is moving back to his hometown of Houston. Since he and his wife have two gorgeous new babies, they decided they needed to be closer to family. While getting his Los Duranes home packed up and ready to rent, Jason found a matchbook under his house. It is old and weathered and for some reason he hung… Continue

Added by Adelita on October 22, 2008 at 9:53am — 12 Comments

Morning Fix: Just Chilly

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Added by Somegye on October 22, 2008 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

Thank you, Dave, for Loving the Blues

Don't have a picture of Dave, so this will have to do.



This week is KUNM's fundraising drive. Please tune in Wednesday evening, Oct. 22nd, during the Blues Show and donate to KUNM in memory and honor of Dave Denny.

In Albuquerque: 277-4357

or toll free: 866-899-5866



From: elreytheater@qwestoffice.net

Sent: Tuesday, October 21, 2008 11:26 AM

Subject: KUNM DJ Dave Denny, 1944-2008



It is with… Continue

Added by JMG on October 21, 2008 at 9:30pm — 17 Comments

Rosita on the Rock



During the Halloween season I usually get requests for more of the "Voice in the Darkness Series" stories. I will post some of them here in the next couple of days leading to Halloween. The story on this segment is based on what my late grandmother told us as being true. All the grandchildren would sit around her listening to every word coming out of her mouth as she recounted the events with so much detail. This event happened many year ago… Continue

Added by buggs on October 21, 2008 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do



I had a girlfriend accuse me once--long ago, when I was much worse at relationships--of being gone from ours long before we'd broken up. It was probably true. And while I've gotten better at being with another person, I have a confession to make: I'm doing it again. Bailing out before the iceberg's even struck. Exiting before the captain's turned off the Fasten Seatbelts sign. Ducking out before the curtain call.



It's true:… Continue

Added by Jessie on October 21, 2008 at 7:00pm — 5 Comments

On (possibly) not being able to vote -

Every time I think about voting, I feel ill.



This isn't because I have anything against the candidates, the process, my status as a citizen, or the ultimate outcome. Quite the contrary, actually. All of these things are in place according to how I would wish them in a hypothetical world. Even more so, I'm enjoying history's unfolding every single day and staying informed.



I also did everything I was supposed to do. I went to vote for change dot com and filled out my… Continue

Added by Caroline Blaker on October 21, 2008 at 3:36pm — 7 Comments

Is Albuquerque too big to be pro-America?

Unlike Sarah Palin, I like it big.



Big as in giant men on Harleys cruising down Route 66. Monster ATVs spraying sand at Montessa Park. Shooting ranges, duallys, and football stadium sized mega churches on the… Continue

Added by silencio blue on October 21, 2008 at 3:30pm — 7 Comments

In the Backseat with Martin Heinrich

The race for U.S. Congress in District 1 between Martin Heinrich and Darren White is neck and neck. Last Saturday I got a chance to shadow Heinrich as his campaign kicked off the Democrats' Early Voter drive.



NOB HILL--What a day: 3 counties, 8 stops, 11 hours, 251 miles. But it was such a pleasure to be with a candidate that was working harder than anyone around him! I left the campaign car at 7:30 PM. But the Heinrichs still had… Continue

Added by Johnny_Mango on October 21, 2008 at 11:20am — 5 Comments

Morning Fix: Reporting Live

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Added by Somegye on October 21, 2008 at 5:30am — 2 Comments

An Open Letter on the Wisdom of Imprisoning Errant Shopping Carts

To the person at the Albuquerque Target on Eubank that didn't corral their shopping cart:



ARRRRRRRGH! In a city as windy as this one you couldn't be bothered to haul your cart five feet to its cozy little cart corral home? And instead you left it to its own devices? Of course, being the delinquent shopping card that it was, it made a beeline for the side of my car? And there I found it, bumped up against the side of my vehicle, proudly… Continue

Added by Alexis on October 20, 2008 at 9:30am — 16 Comments

Heinrich Launches New Website...Highlights Bush-White Connection

NOB HILL--Martin Heinrich's new website gives plenty of ammo to those wanting to put a few chinks in the armor of his opponent, Bernalillo County's Republican sheriff, Darren White. This campaign has turned increasingly negative...especially White's TV spots which, aside from an initial bio, have been attacking Heinrich 100% of the time. They attack his integrity and character. They lie about taxes. They even… Continue

Added by Johnny_Mango on October 20, 2008 at 2:00pm — 15 Comments

(Gus) Wagner's (Farm) -- the current Center of My Life





Growing up, the fall lineup of family activities included the occasional trip out to Gus Wagner's to buy squash, corn, and (if I remember) apple cider. As a kid, I hated doing things with my family, so I hated Gus Wagner's.



But now that I'm a grownup (bonk, bonk on the head! bonk-bonk! bonk-bonk!), and these days I work in Corrales about half a mile from there. Gus Wagner's, now just called Wagner's Family Farm (I believe Gus has long since passed away), is… Continue

Added by Khan on October 20, 2008 at 10:30am — 12 Comments

Growing Up Purple

I’m looking forward to voting this week. One of my earliest childhood memories is of walking down the street on Election Day with both of my parents and my younger brother, whose toddler exuberance was constrained with a baby blue leash child harness.



It was rare that we’d walk somewhere together as a family of four. Most of our family outings involved getting in the car and… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on October 19, 2008 at 2:30pm — 3 Comments

Morning Fix: Yes, A Bunch of Strangers

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Added by Somegye on October 20, 2008 at 5:30am — 4 Comments

DCF & Abq Crafters UNTIE!

It seems that our friendly little community is once again in the local spotlight:

Abq Journal Article Do-It-Yourself Art Is Suddenly Cool With the Eruption of Sites Such As Etsy highlights some awesome things and people going on in town. Good job all you crafty creatures and dynamic divas!

Added by RiRiSynCyr on October 19, 2008 at 10:30pm — 2 Comments

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