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Morning Fix: So Anxious to End It

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Added by Somegye on October 13, 2008 at 5:30am — 7 Comments

No alcohol on Sundays?!

Since California is a blue state ran by do-gooder liberals who ban so-called "assault weapons", it's a little shocking to discover something where NM outdoes those dorks, but here it is: apparently Costco sells wine on Sundays starting at noon only (and that is considered an exception from the law banning Sunday sales period). Go go nanny state government, amaze the newcomers.

Added by Pete Zaitcev on October 12, 2008 at 1:07pm — 23 Comments

Businesses are starting to sniff around The Place in Nob Hill

Dekker/Perich/Sabatini

Back before The Place in Nob Hill (on Central between Wellesley and Tulane) was approved by the city, I went to one of the Nob Hill Neighborhood Association Meetings where the project was being discussed. I haven't been back to another meeting since then, one old lady was hissing at some of the speakers she disagreed with and people booed… Continue

Added by Spring Griffin on October 10, 2008 at 1:17pm — 22 Comments

An Open Letter to the People In Charge of the Lead/Coal Work

So, I don't know what all goes into restriping a busy pair of one-way streets from three lanes down to two. I imagine it's got to be a difficult task, full of gnarly logistical decisions.



That said, I can't help but think that things are going decidedly wrong when the lane markers have changed nearly every single time I drive through. As a resident of the student ghetto, I'm through there quite a lot, actually, and the recent work makes it far more adventurous than I'm usually… Continue

Added by bluejays47 on October 10, 2008 at 8:43am — 11 Comments

The City unveils ABQ Ride's Online Trip Planner



Yesterday, my boss Mayor Marty Chavez and Transit Director Greg Payne announced a new tool for Transit users in the form of an Online Trip Planner. I can’t think of a better place for feedback than the DCF community. My thinking is that this makes the bus system a lot easier and approachable, especially for people who haven’t set foot on a city bus before, but may now be so inclined. So, what do you… Continue

Added by Tony on October 10, 2008 at 9:38am — 23 Comments

Morning Fix: Hard Time

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Added by Somegye on October 10, 2008 at 5:30am — 5 Comments

Duke City Solar - Part 1

This is a sketch of my roof. I have often felt that a flat roof contains a lot of wasted space.



I'm not precisely sure when, but at some point in June gas was around $4/gallon, PNM had recently raised its rates, and I started to wonder what I could do to isolate my family from steadily increasing energy expenses. I started reading up on solar electric systems, costs and benefits. After lengthy research I decided to install one of these… Continue

Added by Brendan on October 9, 2008 at 7:00pm — 26 Comments

Martini Mike's Burquewood Watch! TADA!



In my long awaited kickoff to another semi-regular column (?) er “blog”… I hate that term… may I present the “Burquewood Watch”. Is that taken? (Long awaited by whom?) Say it… “geek”. O.K. so not to resemble the invasive Paparazzi (and I didn’t have my camera with me tsk tsk tsk) let’s just say I saw so & so last night lurking about… Continue

Added by Michael P. "Martini Mike" D'Arco on October 9, 2008 at 1:30pm — 9 Comments

Morning Fix: One of Our Favorites

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Added by Somegye on October 9, 2008 at 5:31am — 2 Comments

"It's Like Armageddon..."

Was the first thing that I heard over the radio as I got into my car late this afternoon at 4:00pm to head home.



Apparently the disc jockey on "The Edge" radio station was talking about the traffic conditions for the evening commute. At first I thought they were overstating the typical, but no...



It really was, the closest thing to Armageddon that I have ever seen in this town. Ever.



It took me two hours to… Continue

Added by Angela on October 8, 2008 at 10:13pm — 17 Comments

Missing the Duke City

I'm well into a three week California road trip via rail and bus. I've been to Huntington Gardens, Hardly Strictly, seen traditional Japanese tattooing, caught a Ry Cooder & Nick Lowe concert and rolled out into the delta vineyard areas. I've had cheese from the Cowgirl Creamery, Point Reyes Blue, sourdough, sushi and Rip Van Winkle Rye Whiskey. I've gotten ill on the owl bus in San Francisco, busted my knee at the Asian Art Museum, flew under the bay on BART and walked through the fog in… Continue

Added by Edith Grove on October 8, 2008 at 7:15pm — 8 Comments

Voting Has Started

The election has started. Voting is underway. Thousands of New Mexicans are casting their ballots from the comfort of their own home - and you can too!



I'm writing this post to personally encourage you to vote by mail.



There are a lot of reasons to vote by mail. You can save yourself the headache of getting to the polling place and standing in a line on a busy Tuesday. You can vote from the comfort of your own home at a day and time that's…

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Added by Martin Heinrich on October 8, 2008 at 10:47am — 10 Comments

Where in 'Burque is Adelita? (surprise reprise)

It's frustrating to get lost in the city where you grew up. I had to go to a co-worker's house in an area of town that I'm not that familiar with. Even though he gave me great directions, I turned down the wrong street. I found myself in an area where all the houses looked the same and all the streets had similar names. None of the houses were made of adobe, like so many in my North Valley neighborhood. None of them had dead trucks in their yards.… Continue

Added by Adelita on October 8, 2008 at 9:57am — 14 Comments

Morning Fix: Jacket, or No Jacket?

Courtesy of US Forest Service

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Added by Somegye on October 8, 2008 at 5:30am — 4 Comments

Secrets of an Absentee Gardener

NOB HILL--I was gone May, June, July, and part of August. And MaryAnn was gone for June and July. Nevertheless, the garden we had planted in early spring continued to grow all summer. I was not home in time to taste the fruit...the sour cherries, the sweet cherries, the plums, apricots, or apriums. I missed the grapes...our 4 varieties of seedless table grapes: purple, green, white, and red.

But let me tell you about the vegetables. I was home in… Continue

Added by Johnny_Mango on October 7, 2008 at 10:00am — 9 Comments

Local Etsy of the Week-KatB8888

This week's Albuquerque Etsy seller is KatB8888 and she makes goodness out of clay. I love her work for many reasons but foremost among them are these; I have a thing for pottery that you sew or weave through and her prices are so freakin' reasonable!



Here are some of my favorite pieces of hers:…



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Added by Spring Griffin on October 7, 2008 at 10:23am — 1 Comment

Duke City Derby Needs You

Call it the “Miracle on SportCourt” or good karma for some hard luck ladies, but the skaters of Duke City Derby pulled off an improbable feat, and now more than ever need the support of its city. Last weekend the Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby (WFTDA) Western Regional Tournament was held Houston, TX, with the top four teams from the tournament advancing to the WFTDA National Tournament in November. Duke City Derby was one of the last teams picked to participate in this tournament, yet ended up… Continue

Added by Jon Whetzel on October 6, 2008 at 10:30pm — 2 Comments

Morning Fix: Into the Ground



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Added by Somegye on October 7, 2008 at 5:29am — 5 Comments

El Jardin de Barelas

Less than a mile from the heart of downtown Albuquerque is a community experiment in progress. If you drive (or even walk) down 4th Street south of Central Avenue, past the streets named for entities in the Periodic Table of the Elements, you might notice a small plot of land with raised garden beds painted in bright colors.



Enclosed by a six foot high chain link fence and a locked gate,… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on October 6, 2008 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

An open letter to Neil Patrick Harris

You: a handsome openly gay man who has shared your talent and passion for acting with the world for a very long time.



Me: an obnoxious chubb-ette, who is not a morning person, but a total fan of you.



Why do I take the time to point this out? Well, because I truly hope that you are not offended if you happened to catch a random person being tactless next to you in line for breakfast burritos at the Balloon Fiesta saturday morning. When I realized it was you and your family… Continue

Added by RiRiSynCyr on October 6, 2008 at 5:03pm — 27 Comments

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