- I'm going to be really pissed at Slate.com if people start showing up on Sandia Peak in tinfoil hats.
- You'll no longer be able to complain about the neighbor's barking dog, unleashed cats and overgrown weeds at 3 a.m. The City of Albuquerque 311 Call Center is…
Added by Alexis on April 23, 2010 at 6:00am —
Added by Alexis on April 22, 2010 at 6:00am —
So the lilacs and wisteria opened this past week. In Fringecrest, anyway. You can see a couple drapey plumes of blue wisteria flowerspike, kinda blurry to the right and behind my younger daughter in the pic above. And allhecksyeah do they smell good! Mostly the lilacs. I mean, I guess wisteria has a nice scent, but it's a manscent, or something-- kind of brutish and olfactorily bold, a Cabernet to the lilac's… Continue
Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on April 21, 2010 at 9:30am —
- Albuquerque Tea Party Tax Day Protest organizers may have overestimated event attendance by as much as 9,000 people.
- Nominate your favorite Albuquerque restaurant as a NM Department of Tourism culinary…
Added by Alexis on April 21, 2010 at 6:00am —
In summer of 1948 a man gathered some friends, a carpenter, and some blueprints. In the following months he erected a beautiful home in the SE Heights of Albuquerque. Years went by, deeds transferred, and finally in late 2006 my wife and I bought his house. It was in bad shape, but we had the time and energy to bring it back to life- and we did, one project after another, restoring its original charm while adding a few conveniences. This December the… Continue
Added by Brendan on April 20, 2010 at 9:57pm —
NOB HILL--Flying under the radar, a long-term contract concerning a major on-campus housing project is close to being signed. In roughly three weeks the University gets locked into a 65+ year land lease with American Campus Communities (ACC) of Austin, Texas. The first phase, 864 beds, is to be erected west of The Pit on UNM's South Campus. There are many questions about this project. Let's take a look.
Briefly, what are you talking… Continue
Added by Johnny_Mango on April 20, 2010 at 8:37am —
- Charles the Cat is back home in the 505. Welcome home Charles!
- One more reason to love Aerosmith. And all you Aerosmith haters out there can go buy a…
Added by Alexis on April 20, 2010 at 6:00am —
Sandwiched between this morning's stories of greed at Goldman Sachs and the impact of volcanic ash on European air travel, is a New York Times story about Pajarito Mesa
just south of Albuquerque. This is a familiar story to Duke City denizens, but many people elsewhere assume those living "off the grid" do so as a matter of choice, not necessity. And they are often… Continue
Added by Barelas Babe on April 19, 2010 at 9:30am —
- "Cowboys and Aliens" is coming to NM complete with Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford. Mutton-chopped extras needed. (Dan Mayfield at the Albuquerque Journal wrote this story which you can access if you're a Journal subscriber).
- The plague,…
Added by Alexis on April 19, 2010 at 6:00am —
Because I have no cohesive narrative in mind...
One thing I hate: Making a sangwich and squeezing the mustard bottle to get an ejaculation of mustard water. That's just disgusting. Yeah, I was in a hurry and didn't shake well.
Who loves tumbleweeds? I love tumbleweeds. On the drive home from work last week I was very nearly broadsided on Jefferson by a swarm of 'em surfing a great gust of wind across the roadway. The wind alone was cool (I may be alone in… Continue
Added by Rob Creighton Garrison on April 18, 2010 at 12:31pm —
Here is a preview of this morning's hottest ticket in town: The Church of Beethoven
featuring Reich, J.S. Bach, and the poetry of V.B. Price. In good times and bad, Price has written about Albuquerque and New Mexico with courage, insight, and integrity. It is no surprise that Chaco Canyon calls to him again and again; his repect for our part of the world runs that… Continue
Added by The DitchRider on April 18, 2010 at 8:00am —
How 'bout a Mad Libs for a Humpday?
As the weather warms up, the influx of ___________________ really inundates the Duke City. If you just want to play the game and not be challenged to consider in depth a societal ill, etc. stop now and enter your word in the comments below. If you care not for reader participation, and are just here to burn minutes, carry on with your habitual… Continue
Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on April 14, 2010 at 9:30am —
seems to be where it's at in terms of arts, culture and creativity this summer. This is looking pretty fantastic. The official site savorabq.com
, launches next week.
Seems like Savor ABQ is a combination of original programming and the folding some existing events into one,… Continue
Added by Alexis on April 13, 2010 at 3:00pm —
NOB HILL--It was not an easy decision--for replacing our old television would entail some remodeling as well as putting a major dent in our checking account. But when it came right down to it, I was alone one day and took my hammer to the space where our old TV lived, and that pretty much settled the remodeling question.
You see, our TV lived in a hole in the wall, a sort of closet actually, next to the front door. The former owner had… Continue
Added by Johnny_Mango on April 13, 2010 at 8:31am —
"How can you stand the desert?", my colleague back east asked me. "All of that brown dusty land - I could never live there!"
I stammered some answer about the subtle beauty of the desert that didn't suffice, but it was the best I could do at the time. Now that I've had some time to think about it, here's what I would have told her.
Deserts don't suit everyone. Low humidity, limited shade, and lack of water create a harsh… Continue
Added by Barelas Babe on April 12, 2010 at 7:00pm —
I received this email and was completely blown away by the pictures! This happened here in 'Burque near University and I-40. Photos were take by Vince Valdez from the Kenworth dealership.
One of the guys at work (Joe) is also Joe The Bee Guy. He got a call the other day at work. A truck driver turned on his air conditioner and it didn't work. He opened the back of his trailer and a huge cloud of bees flew out! Turns out they were living… Continue
Added by Adelita on April 11, 2010 at 10:04pm —
Warm weather is here. Everyone is heading for the Jemez Mountains. Now there are only two kinds of New Mexicans: those who have been to the Los Ojos Bar in Jemez Springs, and those who are going. There are a thousand stories about the place. I could tell a couple myself. Anyway, Georgia Santa-Maria casts her eyes around that dark, smokey tavern and gives us a run-down of what it all means.
Georgia Santa-Maria is the author of “The Miami,… Continue
Added by The DitchRider on April 11, 2010 at 7:36am —
is remembering 30 years in Albuquerque
I am so glad they changed the ugly color of those planes!
Added by Alexis on April 9, 2010 at 8:30am —
A week ago I defended my 394 page dissertation while wearing three inch black heels. The heels made all the difference. The year prior I'd been in a wheelchair due to multiple sclerosis, so to walk in and face my committee from my high-heeled perch without even teetering
signified (to me) the progress I hoped I had also made in creative nonfiction. Clicking my heels worked: I passed with distinction and was set free from cogs of the University… Continue
Added by lisa gill on April 9, 2010 at 3:30am —
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