Added by Somegye on May 29, 2008 at 5:30am —
Longtime Albuquerque blogger (here
) and retired APS schoolteacher is nearly halfway across America. On a bike. He called me the other day and left this enigmatic message:
Hey Chantal, it's Jon. I'm almost to Illinois and wanted to check in to say hi. Everything's fine. I'll save the long story for another day.… Continue
Added by chantal on May 28, 2008 at 7:00am —
Each year, right around the time when the Rolling Thunder
motorcyclists make their way into the nation’s capital, I roll out of town with a bootful of books, migrating back to Burque for the summer. This time I journeyed back with my history buff and computer geek son, who is (as they say) “transitioning” from high school to college. Here… Continue
Added by Barelas Babe on May 28, 2008 at 1:00pm —
For me, great movies stick in my head for weeks after I've seen them. I like to chew on them for a while in my head to fully digest the themes and underlying meaning. There Will Be Blood,
starring Daniel Day Lewis, falls into that category. It's a profound saga of family and greed centered on one man's search for oil in the American west, and I've been chewing on it for a couple of months now.
I recently carved new meaning from… Continue
Added by Gabriel Nims on May 28, 2008 at 1:40pm —
Off of a non-descript part of Fourth Street in the North Valley, is a tree lined street where a hidden paradise exists. My cousin Soledad lives on this street and the most spectacular sight awaits you when you walk through her house and into her backyard. What you see is an explosion of color all around. It is a garden paradise.
Almost every year around this time my cousin, her husband Joseph, and son Joachim, host a party in celebration of… Continue
Added by Adelita on May 28, 2008 at 9:11am —
The first issue of online photo magazine Fraction
has hit the virtual newsstand. It features some gorgeous work by New Mexico photographers Mark Geil and David Bram. Don't miss the slide show of portraits of New Mexico artists by Karen Kuehn - with a wide variety of artists including OK Harris, Joel Peter Witkin and Stella Teller. Click to it!
Added by Edith Grove on May 28, 2008 at 9:00am —
Giacomo Zafarano and Desiree Telles perform dips while taking cues from Joseph Gonzales.
What does it take to transform the basement of an old fraternity house on UNM's campus into a rollicking dance hall? A well tuned body. . .of talent, that is.
Local dancer and independent producer Joseph Gonzales, who recently performed in Copelia
as one of the… Continue
Added by Blakeington on May 28, 2008 at 5:53am —
Added by Somegye on May 28, 2008 at 5:35am —
This Saturday, May 31st from 11am til 4pm
join us at Verb Collective (3400 Constitution, just West of Carlisle) for the first ever DukeCityFix.com Craftacular Craft Fair
! 19 artists and crafts people will be showing and selling their work, and it's the last opportunity for you to check out the beautiful… Continue
Added by vashti on May 27, 2008 at 4:00pm —
KOBTV's chief meteorologist, Larry Rice
, was fired in a Friday morning phone call
(5/23/08). According to Rice, he will receive no severance package, just unused vacation time, and the station would throw him his 'personals' in a box. GEEZE what did the guy do or not do?
After all the recent changes and 'goodbyes' [Carla Aragon, Cynthia Izaguerre, et al] on our local tv scene, this instatnt transition of a knowledgeable weatherman persona seems a bit brusque to say the… Continue
Added by Jeff Hartzer on May 27, 2008 at 10:30am —
Added by Somegye on May 27, 2008 at 5:37am —
This Saturday I had the pleasure of going to the Erna Ferguson Library. It is a great library for those who are interested.
While I was there, someone decided that since I have a United States Marine Corps bumper sticker that I am a villain of the highest order. I returned to my mini-van (used for baby hauling, not baby mauling by the way) to find a canary yellow note under my windshield that stated F#@% You Murderer! Of course they did not censor the F word as I did, being a war… Continue
Added by Chris K. on May 26, 2008 at 12:30pm —
I thought Memorial Day would be the perfect day to remind folks that Albuquerque has a Veterans' Memorial and Museum
. The Visitors' Center and Museum are open Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, 9am-3pm and admission is free. If the thought of dragging your BBQ bloated carcass off to a museum is too much to bear today, don't worry, McCain
is speaking there now and the crowds are reportedly tremendous. Maybe… Continue
Added by Spring Griffin on May 26, 2008 at 10:30am —
In celebration of the Porque Burque-DukeCityFix.com Craft Fair
, I am focusing this week's Etsy
highlight on one of the crafters who will be showing her work at the fair, Jill
. Jill's seller name on Etsy is joliedesigns. I bought one of her lovely creations for my sister-in-law at… Continue
Added by Spring Griffin on May 26, 2008 at 10:37am —
We return Tuesday with the news, culture and sports you crave.
Have a safe holiday.
Added by Somegye on May 26, 2008 at 6:29am —
The wife and I were in Albuquerque on Friday, trying to work out where we're going to live when we grow up and move to ABQ, looking into job prospects.
You know how you can tell I was there?
Because it was raining. It is always raining when I am in Albuquerque. Not to mention the tornadoes I caused when I flew through Denver.
So, when I move, Albuquerque will have its own rain god. I keep telling people that I am moving for the better weather, but I have yet to… Continue
Added by Lucky on May 25, 2008 at 10:56pm —
Added by James of al-Barran on May 25, 2008 at 1:45pm —
Happy Towel Day
to all my fellow Hitchikers! The original quote that referenced the greatness of towels is found in Douglas Adams' imaginative work The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
A towel, it says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitch hiker can have.…
Added by The Grand Panjandrum on May 25, 2008 at 8:15am —
So there I was in a Nob Hill parking lot behind a rainbow painted car with an Om on the trunk, when a couple walked by. She was late 20s, he at least 65. Unaware of my presence, they kissed giddily and she tugged on one of his greying locks. "Oh what's this?" she asked pulling a strand away from his face. "Hey it's bird poop," she crooned. "That means you're… Continue
Added by chantal on May 24, 2008 at 9:30pm —
Added by Somegye on May 23, 2008 at 5:30am —