Added by Somegye on January 26, 2009 at 5:30am —
I am up far too early for having gone to bed at approximately 4 am. I hold the looming thought of the inevitability of going to Lowes today at bay. My camera is full, my coffee is warm, and giddy girls carry on downstairs. Last night is almost like a dream at this point. Mostly a good dream except for a place I won’t mention by name. Hey, in the words of Doris Day… “… Continue
Added by Michael P. "Martini Mike" D'Arco on January 24, 2009 at 3:00pm —
Last December I found myself conducting a hurried search for a new place to live. I ended up on Iron SW, between 3rd and 4th. The place is lacking some basic modern amenities, is old and cold, but is funky enough to appeal to an unemployed, fulltime MFA student/writer/poet looking for inexpensive digs where he could study, write, and let his creative juices flow. The neighborhood consists of several churches close by, a homeless shelter on the corner, and a large playground across the street… Continue
Added by Richard V on January 24, 2009 at 10:47am —
For sheer silliness, with a touch of existentialism, peel your butt off the couch and plunk it down at UNM's Theater X Sunday afternoon for the show "Nharcolepsy".
Hey, you even get to throw stuff at the actors.
It's another fun offering from Tricklock Company's Revolutions International Theater Festival
. This marks… Continue
Added by Megan on January 24, 2009 at 12:30pm —
ACOMA ROOM, ABQ CIVIC CENTER--Michael Cadigan spoke on a panel this morning whose topic was "Tools and Strategies for Addressing Climate Change at the Local Level." Towards the end of his segment he announced that Obama's stimulus package contained an interstate off-ramp for the SunCal development southwest of the city. Not only will it be an interchange in the middle of nowhere, it "will be 15 miles from people's jobs." Cadigan characterized the… Continue
Added by Johnny_Mango on January 24, 2009 at 1:22pm —
ALBUQUERQUE CONVENTION CENTER--This is the 8th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth conference. There are over a thousand people here: attending panel discussions, training sessions, local tours, and speeches. This is a nation-wide event plus a smattering of attendees from other countries. Here are a few impressions.… Continue
Added by Johnny_Mango on January 23, 2009 at 1:54pm —
Added by Somegye on January 23, 2009 at 5:30am —
Whether you’re a Burqueño, a Northeast Heightseño or a Nob Hilleño, you know it. I know it. Coronado Wieners are where it’s at…wherever that may be. They’re the bomb…and the packaging looks like one too--like a case of dynamite from a loony western cartoon.
I once debated with myself about smuggling a two-pound, pink package of Coronados with me on a plane. But I feared it would have caused panic with the TSA once the wieners hit the… Continue
Added by Jeremy Jojola on January 22, 2009 at 11:30pm —
This morning on our daily walk to the Bosque we were delighted to see a Bald Eagle! It was just another moment that I wished I had brought the camera. It was such a rare and awesome sight. The crows however, weren't as happy, they were chasing the eagle out of every tree he landed in.
I have a question for anyone who might know, is this normal? I have never seen a Bald Eagle in NM in the wild and wondered if they migrate through here or something?
Added by Paula Manning-Lewis on January 22, 2009 at 12:03pm —
We had a spectacular week with our visitors from abroad. I'm now revisiting the list of places that we thought about taking them in my post from a couple weeks ago: Winter Day Trips & Sightseeing
. Here's the play-by-play.
Rail Runner to Santa Fe:
We rounded everybody up on a Tuesday, took two cars downtown to park in the garage on 2nd Street and caught… Continue
Added by Edith Grove on January 22, 2009 at 11:00am —
Added by Somegye on January 22, 2009 at 5:30am —
An early map shows the "province" of Tiguex in an unlikely location.
By the time Europeans had begun colonizing the Americas in earnest, the middle Rio Grande valley had been inhabited for over 10,000 years. In that time, many peoples had left their mark there, from the scattered remnants of hunter-gatherer camps to the pit-houses of the area’s first agrarian settlers, to the multi-story villages of the early-Pueblo people. And, even… Continue
Added by FitzerMan on January 20, 2009 at 9:30pm —
Added by Somegye on January 21, 2009 at 5:30am —
Oh I love this time of year. That's because it's Revolutions time. I'm talking about the Revolutions International Theater Festival
, now in its 9th year. I'm always amazed that more people don't know about it because it really brings some of the best theater of the year to town.
, Albuquerque's own, travels the world with its own… Continue
Added by Megan on January 20, 2009 at 10:00pm —
It was 1975 at Eldorado High School and it had just snowed. A pretty good dump for Albuquerque. One of those rare snows that didn’t shut down the entire school system. Jones, in his infinite wisdom, thought it would be a great idea to go throw snowballs at cars. Me and Pissant didn’t really want to do it, but Jones, and this new kid, Blane were up for it. Someone else was there too, but I don’t remember. It might have been Alan “Hairlip” Schactner (so-called by Jones because Alan had an actual… Continue
Added by Dick Chingadero on January 19, 2009 at 9:24pm —
Added by Somegye on January 20, 2009 at 4:00am —
Some weeks I seem to learn more life lessons than others. I'd love to hear the ones you learned during your past week as well!
1. The wedding of two deaf people is a quiet but happy affair.
2. Good energy and optimism are infectious. So is a bad attitude.
3. Sometimes cheaters win, but when a group of teenagers maintains dignity and good sportsmanship, they are the bigger winners.
4. Sharing a cup of… Continue
Added by Lisa Abeyta on January 19, 2009 at 6:30pm —
Added by Somegye on January 19, 2009 at 5:30am —
This morning's NY times magazine
has a series of portraits of people who will be important in the Obama aministration. They are just people up against a white background, very stark, oddly posed. My son was looking at them and asking questions about the people. This gave way to to speculation about who would good and who be evil if they were in a sci-fi movie.
It reminded of me of an idea we had. Maybe this was in my head… Continue
Added by mombat on January 18, 2009 at 10:00am —
We are really looking forward to doing this show at the South Broadway Cultural Center in conjunction with Ballet en Fuego! New Mexico has such a unique cultural scene and we love being a part of it. We'll be showcasing a fusion of dance and music from Mexico and Spanish speaking countries around the world. We're not shy about bringing the beauty of the Spanish-speaking world together in one place. We've been influenced by so many beautiful cultures and feel enriched by them. A little bit of… Continue
Added by Juan of Los Primos on January 17, 2009 at 10:12am —