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The Curse of Brillance



You can never be too smart, right? I think I’ve heard that before – at least when it comes to people. But, it seems high intelligence is a bit of a double-edged sword with dogs. Of course, you want your dog to listen to you when you ask him to sit or wait before his dinner – and how great is it when he’s the star of his obedience class?



Dogs with smarts figure things out and really get our number to our chagrin. Take a resident shelter dog we currently have at… Continue

Added by lisa gunter on July 9, 2009 at 4:00pm — 7 Comments

Morning Fix: July 10th Edition

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Added by JFoote on July 10, 2009 at 6:30am — 11 Comments

Downtown Action Team announces 2009 LOOK Awards Winners

Just received this in the weekly DAT email newsletter and thought it appropriate to congratulate all the winners here on the blog. If you haven't been downtown recently, you need to go! It's not the place it used to be!



The Downtown Action Team would like to congratulate the following winners of this years 2009 LOOK Awards. Each and every winner deserves a huge round of applause for all of their hard work and determination, in making Downtown ABQ the best downtown to live, play, and… Continue

Added by Chroma Studios on July 9, 2009 at 5:22pm — 6 Comments

Morning Fix: Less Stressed but more Radioactive Edition

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Added by JFoote on July 9, 2009 at 6:30am — 6 Comments

Getting the Batters Edge..its a hit!

Since Duane and I decided to take Tuesdays off from our toil in the rug mines we do stuff in Burque that we never normally have time for. Usually its the ol' run round town doing errands, library, petstore, TJS etc. But this Tuesday we wanted something to take the edge off running a retail store....insert google search for batting cage! Duke City Fix came up for… Continue

Added by Flozilla on July 8, 2009 at 1:00pm — 5 Comments

Morning Fix: 25th in the nation at something!

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Added by JFoote on July 8, 2009 at 6:30am — 8 Comments

Morning Fix: July Already?

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Added by JFoote on July 7, 2009 at 6:30am — No Comments

The Most Friendly Hurricanes

Mondays are becoming my favorite day of the week. Not only is Monday the only day I have off but the past two Mondays I have had to take my friend Steve to work at the diner/drive-in Hurricanes.



Steve started working at Hurricanes back in 2007 when he had dropped out of school and was looking for a job. Back then Hurricanes had two locations - Lomas & Washington, and Eubank & Candelaria. He worked at the Eubank location, getting the job through his neighbor who was a cook.… Continue

Added by Nny on July 6, 2009 at 9:31am — 7 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Marilyn Stablein... White Train

After stints in Berkeley, Seattle, New York, Houston, Kathmandu, and the Himalayas, Marilyn Stablein now lives in the bosque with a resident skunk, as of yesterday two porcupines in one of the twenty-three cottonwood trees outback, and bookseller husband Gary of Acequia Booksellers on 4th St. NW. Her last three books are Sleeping in Caves: A Sixties Himalayan Memoir; Night Travels to Tibet,… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on July 5, 2009 at 9:00am — 8 Comments

Two a Day: taking it a little easy

I transplanted something and not only didn't it die, it grew a flower. I love Globemallow!

My Two a Day guideline had a bit of a hiccup this week in the form of me feeling funky on Thursday and being unwilling to work in the rain much on Friday. In spite of the slowdowns I was able to start on a couple of projects that have been on my to do list for as long… Continue

Added by Spring Griffin on July 3, 2009 at 2:13pm — 7 Comments

Morning Fix: Holiday Weekend!

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Added by Spring Griffin on July 3, 2009 at 6:30am — 4 Comments

ABQ. CPA:Citizen's Police Academy (APD)

I am in my third week of the Albuquerque Police Departments' CPA program, the 35th CPA class offered. It is a 12 week course (classes meet twice a week with optional weekend field trips) of fairly amazing adventures offered for free to Albuquerque residents by the Albuquerque Police Department. I am wondering if any of you DCF readers have been a participant?

Added by Jeff Hartzer on July 1, 2009 at 9:03pm — 7 Comments

A Little Night Music





Albuquerque boasts a hugely talented coterie of professional musicians, of every conceivable style, instrument and body type. They're also a remarkably generous bunch, who seem to look for ways to give back to the community. So, please allow me to make a shameless plug for "Thursday Evening Musicales," a series of July concerts to benefit Albuquerque Healthcare for the… Continue

Added by Matt on July 2, 2009 at 10:42am — No Comments

Morning Fix: Like a Moth to a Flame

  • Sir, we already have a Don Schrader
  • We love Marty! Wait, what?
  • South Valley area might leave Albuquerque and become…
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Added by Spring Griffin on July 2, 2009 at 6:30am — 10 Comments

Stephanie Anderson, in memoriam



The news is gradually migrating around town that long-time OFFCenter artist Stephanie Anderson was the cook who was murdered in the Denny's robbery a couple of Saturdays ago. She was a mandala artist and bright-spirited, open hearted friend to many here in the Duke City.



My deepest condolences go out to her family and friends, and she will be missed terribly by all who knew her as a kind, loving citizen with a big smile for anyone… Continue

Added by Mary Tafoya on July 1, 2009 at 5:30pm — 4 Comments

Audio Books @ the Library



Softball was cancelled tonight so I took the intellectual road over to the public library to renew my library card to be able to download audio books online and while I was there I picked up a few books on tape and CD.



Unfortunately my boom box decided to call it quits and I won't be able to listen to 'A Lesson Before… Continue

Added by Sí Serrano on June 30, 2009 at 9:00pm — 10 Comments

Morning Fix: Do Tell

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Added by Spring Griffin on July 1, 2009 at 6:30am — No Comments

Over 300 kinds of BEER!

We just got back from Jubilation Wine & spirits, and they have a whole new room! Lots of new sophisticated adult libations have been added (the lovely lower wine room is as yet the same) . . . and a whole wall of beer!…

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Added by Celine on June 30, 2009 at 2:00pm — 11 Comments

Albuquerque Dawning



It's 5:06 on a Tuesday morning. Outside, the birds are relentlessly chirping in the dying Elm tree that hovers over our modest trailer. The traffic on 98th street is ever increasing each time I step out to have a smoke. Somewhere, in the not too distant area, a loud bang goes off. Probably some guy who thinks its funny to blow his fireworks and wake his neighbors. In this area of town though, you never know what evil lurks in the early morning… Continue

Added by Granjero on June 30, 2009 at 5:30am — 2 Comments

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