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I was there.



At some point, it stops being about politics.

It stops being about who's right or who's wrong.

It stops being about who's going to win, who's going to lose.



Yes, it was the same speech we've heard on television many times before. Yes, it was cold and we stood there for hours and hours. Yes, there were a few people there in the crowd (okay, early estimates at the event stated somewhere in the neighborhood of… Continue

Added by Angela on October 26, 2008 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Comfort among strangers



I just got home from the Barack Obama rally. I am tired. I am hoarse. I am hopeful.



It was exciting to volunteer for the campaign, walking the line that stretched for blocks, encouraging people to vote early. It was enlightening to talk to people whose friends were denied the right to vote, even this early in the voting, and are having to fight for the opportunity to exercise their right to vote.



It was comforting to stand… Continue

Added by Dianne P. on October 26, 2008 at 12:00am — No Comments

Melting Pot on Johnson Field

The first presidential rally I ever went to was when Governor Clinton was running for president in 1992. I was in high school, probably sophomore year, and it was between second and third session at CEC. CEC was the way for any APS student to upgrade their ticket to a first-class high-school education- hopefully it still is. I walked from the school campus to UNM, approximately where that fountain with 13 pillars… Continue

Added by Brendan on October 25, 2008 at 11:38pm — 21 Comments

Look Who's On The Phone.....

I like to joke with some of the other "media" types, that while we (Jackie, Donnie and myself) are members of the "media", we really aren't. We're three people who go in each weekday morning...chit chat (sometimes too much) and then go home for the day. We usually leave the "serious" news to other people. We're you're outlet for when Britney Spears goes crazy...or Angelina Jolie adopts another child.



One thing that we have talked quite a bit about is the excitement surrounding this… Continue

Added by Tony on October 26, 2008 at 1:15am — 6 Comments

Yard Sale-Saturday and Sunday!

hey friends - we're having a yard sale! come visit and buy our crap :)



xoxo- matie



Big yard sale! MLK & Mulberry 9-2 Sat & Sun





Huge yard sale!

furniture, women's leather jacket, fabric roof rack storage duffel, men's, women's and plus-size clothes, antiques, handbags, jewelry, cd's, books, housewares, art, paintings, craft supplies, beads, kitsch! Fun People with Fun Stuff!



NO EARLY BIRDS

9-2 SATURDAY AND SUNDAY 10-25 and… Continue

Added by Matie on October 25, 2008 at 2:00am — No Comments

Something tasty this way comes

Last night, I accused a well-known figure from ABQ's restaurant scene of sorcery.



Human sacrifice was really the only explanation I could come up with. The deliciousness really was unholy. I'm talking, of course, about Farina's pizza crust. Moist and chewy on the inside, crisp and perfectly browned on the outside, this pizza crust made me get on my knees and thank all the deities I… Continue

Added by Jessie on October 24, 2008 at 11:30am — 8 Comments

Testing.. testing.. One, Two, Three, Four, FIVE???

Are you kidding me?



I understand that Albuquerque Public Schools needed to test their sophisticated new district-wide telephone call service to help combat truancies, notifiy parents in the event of inclement weather and the like today...



But Five Times?



I knew the test was coming and I was at work. You know, that thing that prevents me from being able to play electronic-voice-over phone tag with… Continue

Added by Angela on October 23, 2008 at 7:30pm — 5 Comments

Morning Fix: More and Less

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Added by Somegye on October 24, 2008 at 5:30am — 3 Comments

Refreshing our Short-term Political Memory



In 2004, there was a mysterious fire in the bosque, and our fire department responded to it. Also in our bosque was a device for converting vegetable oil into biodiesel. Because of the suspicious nature of the fire, our sheriff brought APD to the scene of the crime. Sheriff Darren White ordered a lockdown of the scene because of the biodiesel converter, and two things happened: one, a media circus, documented… Continue

Added by the boy on October 23, 2008 at 1:00pm — 9 Comments

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

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