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Local Etsy of the Week-PaperMenagerie

This week's Albuquerque Etsy seller, PaperMenagerie, is a member of DCF and a blogger in her own right. Here is what she has to say about her artistic influences:

'Growing up in small-town Vermont, my grandmother and parents fostered my creativity, teaching me how… Continue

Added by Spring Griffin on August 25, 2008 at 10:30am — No Comments

Morning Fix: Spreading


Added by Somegye on August 29, 2008 at 5:29am — 1 Comment

Size Matters: Madness at the dog park, or Who Made You Queen of the Dog Park?

Steph and Chloe hit the Bullshead dog park today after dropping me off at work. We take Chloe there often because of the proximity to work. The park is split into two sections, a big dog area and a small dog area. Until today Chloe has been able to enjoy the benefits of being neither a big or a small dog. She's a basset hound/retriever mix weighing in at 35 pounds. She's stout and strong and while she shares some characteristics of the… Continue

Added by Sleeplessgrl on August 28, 2008 at 6:55pm — 11 Comments

Poetry on the Bus is HERE!

abq ride bus poetry

A packed house @ 117 Gold

Kudos to Duke City Fix, 100 Gold, Sadies, Mayor Martin Chavez, Greg Payne and Abq. Ride for the beautiful job on the POETRY ON THE BUS reception; for the gorageous book of the selected poems; and for the LITERARY ARTS on the WALL artshow (Yes, poems are art pieces!) at 117 Gold. We know the literary art pieces will look just as snappy on the inside of the busses too.

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Added by Jeff Hartzer on August 28, 2008 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

Winners of Poetry on the Bus

Jordan Martinez, with his poem for Poetry on the Bus

Big love to all the winners of this year's Poetry on the Bus program! I just returned minutes ago from the opening reception to share some snapshots with you.

The downtown venue was packed and the scene was groovin'. Apparently poetry events are a prime place to meet people too as I connected with a foxy engineer from Intel who was there to support Jordan (shown… Continue

Added by chantal on August 28, 2008 at 3:30pm — 7 Comments

No Dirt Left Behind (NDLB)


Come out for a free public workshop at our Action Buzz Neighborhood Gardens THIS Saturday, Aug 30th.

(The Harwood: sowing seeds of art and veggies, at your community art center.)

WHAT: FREE Public Workshop @ the Action Buzz Neighborhood Gardens

WHERE: 1255 8th Street NW (north of Mountain, at the intersection of 8th and Summer)

TOPIC: HEALTHY SOIL: How to create and maintain quality dirt with Jacinda… Continue

Added by The Harwood Art Center on August 28, 2008 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Wanna Be On TV? Get Your Own Show!

Something interesting from my inbox.

New Local TV Channel Presents Opportunity Call for Community Partners/Proposals for Programming

Quote...Unquote, the operator of Channel 27, is planning to launch a second channel on February 1, 2009. This noncommercial digital channel will emphasize "local origination" programming primarily devoted to New Mexico arts and culture.

The intent is to showcase the vibrant Albuquerque… Continue

Added by Kelly on August 27, 2008 at 5:36pm — No Comments

3600 Horsepower: That's One Powerful Bird

Do you have a little train geek in you?

Want to know why the NM Rail Runner Express uses bio-diesel? What's the weight of the cars vs. the locomotive? When can you start riding the train to Santa Fe? What are the challenges associated with laying rail on La Bajada hill?

Watch on:

(Produced by… Continue

Added by Mr Cog on August 28, 2008 at 11:00am — 3 Comments

Martini Mike's Hangover Report - Journal Pavilion Edition

“There's many who've tried to prove that they’re faster

But they didn't last and they died as they tried” – Judas Priest, “Hell Bent For Leather”.

Last night I attended the long awaited “Metal Masters Tour” show at Journal Pavilion in the desert wasteland ( why doesn't anyone ever get lost in a… Continue

Added by Michael P. "Martini Mike" D'Arco on August 28, 2008 at 8:30am — 11 Comments

Fishing at Tingley

I've been fisihing at Tingley since last Spring.

Mostly Saturday mornings from sunrise until 10 AM or more, depends on the Sun.

I have a 2 rod license. I use an old rod I'd bought in Washington, DC more than 15 years ago. I also have a smaller rod I recently purchased here in town at Smiley Boy. Both my reels are new. My setup is sinkers on both, with two hooks. Hotdog, shrimp, and salmon eggs are the normal bait. This weekend I'll try some nasty blood dough I bought at Charlie's… Continue

Added by SzuperGipsy on August 27, 2008 at 2:45pm — 2 Comments

Morning Fix: Glory's Eve

  • More N.M. children living in poverty. Nearly one-quarter saddled with the designation.
  • Will flat economy deflate Balloon Fiesta?
  • Public pool parasite outbreak spreads. More than 45 probable cases of sickness now reported.
  • Dog sodomy…

Added by Somegye on August 28, 2008 at 5:24am — No Comments

Where does the New Mexico State Fairgrounds go from here?

With the horse racing and casino company relocating to Moriarity, the State and Expo NM has requested that we respond with ideas for how to fill the new hole in Expo NM's budget (~$2M). As a local I felt obligated to respond.

I proposed that a portion of the land be utilized as urban farm for the purpose of education, food security, and a place for the local community to gather. It's the perfect location for a demonstrative organic… Continue

Added by Kemper Barkhurst on August 26, 2008 at 10:30pm — 21 Comments

Morning Fix: Park It


Added by Somegye on August 27, 2008 at 5:00am — 4 Comments

Its all fun and games, until someone looses an eye, then its a Sport!

Its no secret, I'm a geek at heart, actually I'm proud to be as geeky as I am! One of my many geeky pastimes is Beer and Airhockey. For a while there we had regular Beer and Airhockey nights, sometimes we had anywhere from 2 to 25 people show up to play. We even had a web-app client roster and score tally we could update with our phones (years before Twitter).

Yep we were that geeky. believe it or not there were girls too that cane to play… Continue

Added by killbox on August 26, 2008 at 10:49pm — 3 Comments

A Rambling Head Case Waits For His Girlfriend

NOB HILL--Yesterday afternoon I was waiting in front of the Central Ave. Flying Star for my beautiful GF to come walking down the street. I love meeting her as she walks home from work. Last Thursday we met at an outdoor table in front of La Montanita Co-op. Today it's the FS.

Ants in my Pants

I'm a little antsy these days. Last April I flew out to Virginia for a bike ride and didn't get home until 8 days ago. It was the… Continue

Added by Johnny_Mango on August 26, 2008 at 8:30am — 15 Comments

Working my way out of a funk: getting dirty, growing things, feeding people.

After talking with a friend of mine who is the garden coordinator for Hope's Half Acre, I jumped on board as a volunteer waterer, weeder, and all around garden helper. I was in a funk at the beginning of the summer and this was just the thing to do to work through it. I love gardening, and since my home garden mostly consists of potted plants and vegetables, it felt good getting my hands in the dirt. It's hard to describe exactly what it is, that hour… Continue

Added by Sleeplessgrl on August 25, 2008 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

Morning Fix: N.M.'s Fast Future


Added by Somegye on August 26, 2008 at 5:00am — 2 Comments

Expanded Bike Parking in Nob Hill: An Appreciation

new bike racks

When they began removing the parking meters in parts of Nob Hill this year, I became worried. This was not because I am a frequent car parker, or someone that fears technology (although the old parking meters were much more aesthetically pleasing than the black Monuments to Parking that replaced them). It was because of the simple equation: fewer parking meters =… Continue

Added by H. Wren on August 25, 2008 at 10:09pm — 12 Comments

Lobo Lineage

The first time I saw Albuquerque was during winter break of my senior year of college. My 3 year old son and I drove east from California in an aging pickup truck to check out the University of New Mexico and Albuquerque as a possible place to spend a few years while I attended graduate school.

The two of us had been to… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on August 25, 2008 at 8:30am — 17 Comments

Weekend Around ABQ Part II

Well I made it out and about in ABQ for a 3rd afternoon in a row! Woohoo! And this was close to home. There was a lot of arguing in the news and various websites about closing Central and alleged bus service disruptions, etc. etc. But you know what? This was fun, it was a quiet Sunday afternoon in Nob Hill, hence minimal disruption, and I get tired of hearing people whine. The Shop and Stroll was… Continue

Added by Michael P. "Martini Mike" D'Arco on August 24, 2008 at 10:30pm — 5 Comments

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