It’s always good to “get out there” and do something good for your community. Even if it’s super hot outside and the work is a little bit more rigorous than you’re used to. There’s just something about the feeling you get after you’re done, knowing that you got off your ass and instead did something positive for others. Add to that the fact that this certain gratifying feeling can get addicting, and it usually makes it easier for you to roll out of bed that next Saturday morning and venture… Continue
For the last several years, I have ventured out to my favorite star gazing spot south of town on the Isleta Pueblo to 'take in' the late night neck-craning vistas and hopefully catch a meteor or three during the annual Perseid Meteor Shower...My luck has been pretty dismal (clouds rush in, moons shines too brightly, yada yada) but tonight was a great one out of at least three tries...The moon had set, the Milky Way was clearly visible and yes, there were actual Perseids whizzing through… Continue
For my fellow 'moderately in shape' pals - what type of prep have you done before going on big hikes? In particular, Mike and I are doing our second attempt at La Luz on Labor Day weekend and I'm looking for any training tips and suggestions (although I'm probably too late to really "train").
Last year in May we felt ambitious and did the climb. We made it within a mile or so of the peak, hit ice, and had to hike ALL the way back down. Beyond feeling like Jello, it was an amazing… Continue
My best friend Diana called from Arizona last night, wanting to give my daughter a new outfit for her first day of high school. As a veteran mother of two daughters who have successfully navigated (and completed) the murky waters of high school, her advice is worth its weight in gold.
My best friend and I met a score and a half years ago as college students in Orange County, California. It wasn't until I bought a house in Barelas - 12 years… Continue
Yesterday I went searching youtube for Jerry Jeff Walker singing LA Freeway. There's something very disconcerting about watching a video of Jerry Jeff singing on The Dinah Shore Show after being introduced by co-host Dandy Don Meredith. Whoa! When did that happen? And talk about a paradigm shift. I did notice that he had to change "sons of bitches they always bore me" to something milquetoasty. Ahh well...I went on to listen… Continue
Speakin' of our local paper, their new feature called UPFRONT which started today (Sunday, 8/10/08) seems to be trying to do a hard copy DUKE CITY FIX sort of thing...Reporters will have daily columns on life in the Duke City.TWO…Continue
Please join me in wishing FFF a Happy 14th Birthday. His birthday dinner will include some scrambled eggs which he plans on sharing with his sister, Frida Rita Papita Conchita Alisa Consuela Fischman. When asked how it feels to reach this milestone he replied, "I owe it all to surrounding myself with good… Continue
Could it be because my name is “Martini Mike” that I am becoming a sort of unofficial party guru? Or is it because I was an unofficial party guru that my name became “Martini Mike”? Hmmm… it boggles my pounding head. I was recently interviewed by www.VegasHappyHours.com, while in my home away from home, for the launch of their new site. Then suddenly I find myself being contacted by Lexi at Albuquerque The…Continue
Today we will be hosting the Record Swap at the Agency, (111 4th st. SW, Albuquerque), from 2-5pm. Come out to buy or sell records! Bring your crates! You can sell CDs as well, and if you're a band, this is a great way to sell your merch! Free to browse, $5 if you want to sell.
Tonight we also host Spark_Gap at the Agency, beginning at 9pm, with Justin George, Raine Vivian and Levelheded. A night of electro/IDM/industrial. $5. All ages!
The kiddo and I had so much fun at We Art the People in Robinson Park! We got there just in time to see the cool puppet parade. And we also got to meet Hairy McLairy and friends!! Since Hairy McLairy won the last "Where in Burque...", we decided to meet at the fair so I could deliver the prize. There are… Continue
After devouring a plate of huevos rancheros this morning at Loyola's on Central, I was wondering what the good people of DCF had to say when it comes to the topic of red chile. I have noticed so many levels or styles of red chile right here in our fine city that its hard for me to say personally what is the best. I have had extremely hot, very silky and mild and everywhere in between. I enjoy the red chile at Sophia's Place, Loyola's, Marlene's, had some eye watering hot chile at the Red Ball… Continue