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Morning Fix: Bzzzzzzzt

  • 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 — 6 Comments

Morning Fix: Earth Day Edition


Added by Alexis on April 22, 2010 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

Lilac, Wisteria, and Other Smells

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 — 5 Comments

Morning Fix: Size Matters

  • 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 — 23 Comments

Fuzz Bow Style

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 — 9 Comments

UNM Regents Ready to Ink Deal With Texas Dorm Builder

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…

Added by Johnny_Mango on April 20, 2010 at 8:37am — 25 Comments

Morning Fix: Meow, Meow - Welcome Home - Meow, Meow

  • 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 — No Comments

Sin Agua

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 — 8 Comments

Morning Fix: Albuquerque to Welcome 007 and Indiana Jones

  • "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 — No Comments


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 — 10 Comments

The Sunday Poem: V.B. Price... Chaco Nights

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 — 6 Comments

It's OK to Say No! (and i'm not talking about drugs)

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 — 4 Comments

Savor Albuquerque is Coming! June 4-13

Savor Albuquerque 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 — No Comments

Life with a 46 Inch TV

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 — 12 Comments

Desert Pulchritude

"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 — 18 Comments

Talk About a Swarm of Bees!

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 — 4 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Georgia Santa-Maria... Los Ojos Bar and Grill

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 — 7 Comments

Flashback Friday: Southwest Airlines Blog Celebrates 30 Years in Burque

Southwest Airlines
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 — 8 Comments

The Way I Like My Shoefly Pie (Theater Response)

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 — 2 Comments

Morning Fix: Friday!


Added by vashti on April 9, 2010 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

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