No, I didn't take a trip to California for exotic exploration of a natural land state
. I camped out at my kids' elementary school (over on the westside) in the hopes of getting them into the city of Albuquerque's before and after school "playground" program.
This is the second time I've camped out at Chaparral Elementary school, and… Continue
Added by Angela on August 5, 2008 at 8:30pm —
A la vey, I have to admit, I had never been to the VLA
until last week. I even work with astronomers and work at a place with a big giant planetarium
! I just never seemed to have the time to go.
My good friend is the outreach educator for the NRAO/VLA
and invited my daughter and me for a behind the scene tour. Oh.… Continue
Added by Adelita on August 5, 2008 at 3:30pm —
Right now, the practice of sustainable farming is both in resurgence and in peril. Farmers worldwide face profound challenges to their survival. Worldwide and most acutely in indigenous communities unraveled by civil war, these challenges include all that is unpredictable in nature but also include industrial agribusiness influences that pressure farmers into increasing their yields with hybridized and genetically modified seed, create addiction to petroleum based… Continue
Added by Gillian Montgomery on August 5, 2008 at 9:17pm —
Yes, I am walking the tightrope of inappropriateness and rules of use of Duke City Fix in order that I may enlist your help in becoming the first ever GOVERNOR OF THE RED SOX NATION
for the state of New Mexico.
You see, Red Sox Nation (and MLB) is running a contest to elect 50 Governors of Red Sox Nation (actually 49 Governors and one Mayor (Wash, DC). They already have a… Continue
Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on August 5, 2008 at 10:30am —
Added by Somegye on August 5, 2008 at 5:40am —
"I'm not long for this world," he says, the thick hill country drawl slipping from between his tobacco-stained lips.
"None of us are," I reply, staring out across the river slowly slicing its way through the granite canyon.
Tony says he is an out-of-work horseman, on extended hiatus from his seasonal profession guiding the tinhorns through the thick woods of south Texas. Why he is here he won't say, but I think it's the landscape, at the same time stark and lush, that… Continue
Added by freekbuoy on August 4, 2008 at 8:55pm —
Using the suggestions kindly provided in comments for a previous post, I made rounds. The result is not very encouraging... In order of increased pleasure:
Azuma - rejected sight unseen.
Mirai Express - turned out to be a fast food. Decent for what it is, but not what I wanted.
Kokoro - really small, 3 tables. Watch your timing. Also, customers pour their own tea, and I manged to… Continue
Added by Pete Zaitcev on August 4, 2008 at 8:30pm —
I commend this week's featured Albuquerque Etsy
, for liberal use of the color orange. Here is how MyStringTheory describes the person and the process behind the Etsy store:
'I am a violin teacher by day, and a crocheter by night. And morning. And afternoon. And sometimes my lunch break. I began playing with yarn as a… Continue
Added by Spring Griffin on August 4, 2008 at 5:00pm —
The last time I held a yard sale was almost exactly 19 years ago. I was 3 weeks away from giving birth to my firstborn, and had felt the nesting (and purging) instinct with a vengeance. We made enough money to buy items for the baby’s layette
and an expensive silk lampshade for a family heirloom antique lamp that I had foolishly decided should go in the nursery. (What was I… Continue
Added by Barelas Babe on August 4, 2008 at 10:30am —
Added by Somegye on August 4, 2008 at 5:30am —
Meals on Wheels is expanding its efforts to serve local homebound clients through the upcoming launch of its pet division!
Through the generosity of sponsors like Wellness brand pet food and Enchantment Pet Spa, Meals on Wheels' homebound clients with pets will receive an allotment of pet food per month starting this September.
Any of us with pets can appreciate the bond between owner and animal. For many of Meals on Wheels clients, pets serve as the main source of daily… Continue
Added by Jen Marshall on August 3, 2008 at 5:17pm —
Congratulations to Will Hartman for winning the coveted Palm de Grease during this year's Duke City Shootout
. Hartman's zombie satire, Food for Thought
, complete with homage to the educational films of yesteryear took home the best picture award. The audience award went to to… Continue
Added by Duke City Shootout Digital Filmmaking Festival on August 3, 2008 at 10:18am —
Ever since Adelita posted this
, my family has been on a mission to find image # 2. Tonight, my son and I decided to hunt down the Happy Face. First, we fortified ourselves with fuel here.
And then we saw this on the way to… Continue
Added by Barelas Babe on August 2, 2008 at 11:00pm —
As a runner, I cringe when I see runners doing certain behaviors that might be harmful to themselves. As I was walking the dog this morning, a runner passed me and I had to hold myself back from giving her unwanted advice. But as I was coming into the house, I had a thought -- why shouldn't I give unwanted advice since I'll feel better for putting it out there and it might just save a runner's life or at least some of their physical well-being.
The advice comes in two parts. First,… Continue
Added by M&M on August 2, 2008 at 9:47am —
Ever feel like you don’t quite have the full scoop on the performing arts in Albuquerque? This Saturday is your chance to change that. The first-ever Performing Arts Info Fair will be held this weekend at ABQ Uptown at Louisiana Blvd. and Indian School Rd. from 11-4pm.
Don’t miss live performances from The Box, Duke City Chorus and more. Mingle with passionate performing arts folks, expose yourself to the homegrown talent all around you, and find something that you have always looked… Continue
Added by Popejoy Hall on August 1, 2008 at 4:30pm —
A Duke City Fix exclusive! Breaking Bad
star Bryan Cranston will open this year's Duke City Shootout Gala Premiere. Cranston stars as Walter White in Breaking Bad
and was formerly the dad in Malcolm in the Middle
Don't miss Bryan Cranston and this year's… Continue
Added by Duke City Shootout Digital Filmmaking Festival on August 1, 2008 at 3:12pm —
Added by Somegye on August 1, 2008 at 5:30am —
This just in:
stars Dean Norris
and Aaron Paul
will present at this year's Duke City Shootout
. The Shootout is Albuquerque's own digital filmmaking festival, now in its 9th year. The seven Shootout… Continue
Added by Duke City Shootout Digital Filmmaking Festival on July 31, 2008 at 3:31pm —
I was at Uptown yesterday to hit Anthropologie
and had to stop by Starbucks for an iced something (did you notice how hot it was?) I'm usually immune to Starbucks marketing but this time they tapped into my NM love with a state-specific mug. It has a picture of the Taos Pueblo on it (the usage of which I'm ambivalent about) but the hook for me was the text, 'New Mexico, red or green?'… Continue
Added by Spring Griffin on July 31, 2008 at 9:55am —
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